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The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County

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General Agency Information
Name:The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s):GSSCC
Address:P.O. Box 72
Santa Cruz, CA  95063-0072
Primary Phone:831-427-7707 ext. 5794
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Call for Times
Description:The Society maintains a sizeable collection of books and other genealogical materials, including journals, microfilm, and digital media. These resources are not limited to the local area, but cover all states and many foreign countries.

The public is welcome to research in the Society's library, which is housed in the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Downtown Branch, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz. Membership information can be found at our website Society volunteers staff the Genealogy/Californiana/Microfilm Room for several hours on most days that the Library is open.

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County will be pleased to look up information concerning past residents of Santa Cruz County on your behalf. The GSSCC charges a modest fee of $20 for researcher time and for miscellaneous expenses (photocopies, etc). Check the website under Research Assistance

Another valuable website for researchers locally is that of Santa Cruz County Gen Web, at
Mission:The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County is a non-profit organization formed to promote a general interest in the study of genealogy; to provide instruction in genealogical research; to expand the Society's genealogical library; to maintain a working relationship with other genealogical libraries and organizations; to support efforts to preserve pertinent local, state, and federal records.
Programs:Regular monthly programs are presented on the first Thursday of each month (except July, August and December), featuring speakers on a wide variety of genealogical subjects. The Society also schedules other programs, workshops and seminars at various times, including occasional evenings and/or weekends. In addition, from time to time, the Society facilitates genealogical field trips and seminars. Regular monthly programs are presented at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Downtown Branch meeting room, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, or as otherwise announced.
Meetings:First Thursday of each month (except in July, August, and December), from 1pm-3pm in the meeting room (second floor) of the Central branch of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (see Event Calendar at for details). It's suggested you arrive by 12:45 pm for a good seat.
Publications:Cemetery records
Genealogical reference books, probate and naturalizations records
Other courthouse records
Santa Cruz County local newspaper indexes covering 1856-1958
The Society newsletter, Redwood Roots, is published in February, April, June, August, October, & December.
Vital records indices, including births, marriages, deaths,
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:Open to those who share an interest
Fee Amounts:$25.00  Individual
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:Memberships
Subject Headings
 Electronic Information Resources
Genealogical Collections
Genealogical Societies
Information Services
Private Nonprofits
Special Library Collections
This record last modified July 5, 2016

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