Subscription Genealogy Databases for Santa Clara cardholders
Ancestry Library Edition
Courtesy of the Foundation and Friends of the Santa Clara City Library, this resource is available at Central Park Library. Databases include the U.S. Census Collection; the U.K., Australia, Canada and Germany Census Collections; Birth, Marriage and Death Records; the Immigration & Travel Collection; the Military Collection; Family and Local History Records; Court, Land and Probate Records; and Trees and Message Boards. [Please Note: This resource is available only on the Internet and Database Workstations in Central Park Library. No remote access from home or office.]
Heritage Quest Online
Courtesy of the Foundation and Friends of the Santa Clara City Library, this ProQuest resource is available at all SCCL locations and from home with a current SCCL library card. Databases include 1790-1930 Federal Census Collection, over 28,000 digitized Genealogy & Local History Books, PERSI Index, Revolutionary War Pension Records & Bounty Land Warrants, Freedman's Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set.
The Santa Clara City Library is an Institutional Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. This means that patrons in the Central Park Library have access to all areas of the NEHGS American Ancestors website (formerly known as NewEnglandAncestors.org) except The Great Migration Newsletter Online. Users can access millions of names in about 3000 databases. Patrons may enter a name to search, choose the "Popular Databases" or get an alphabetical list of all the databases. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register is one of the most used databases on this website.
[Please Note: This resource is available only on the Internet and Database Workstations in Central Park Library. No remote access from home or office.]
San Jose Mercury & Evening News Historical Archive (1884-1922) Courtesy of the Foundation & Friends of the Santa Clara City Library and the Santa Clara Historic Home Tour, this Newsbank resource is available at all SCCL locations and from home with a current SCCL library card.
Completely digitized and searchable database of San Jose newspapers from 1884-1922.
Finally, if you are doing research on Santa Clara families, don't forget to check out our Local History Web page.