Santa Cruz County, California Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Renamed 19 April 1850 from Branciforte County.
1850--Santa Cruz County was created 18 February 1850 as an original county. County seat: Santa Cruz 
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County Recorder
701 Ocean Street, Room 230
Santa Cruz CA 95060
or, within last two years:
Santa Cruz County Office of Vital Records
12 West Beach Street
Watsonville CA 95076
Societies and Libraries
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).