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General Meetings and Free Seminars

Our evening general meetings are on the Third Tuesday of the month in the Margie Edinger Room at the Santa Clara City Public Library located at 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, 95951. For directions please see the map.

Please help brighten up our general meetings by providing your suggestions for Speakers or Topics that you would like to see in the future. Please provide a brief description of the topic, the Speaker’s name, their e-mail address, mailing address or Telephone number (if known). Send suggestions to Program Chair.


  • General Meeting: “Using Libraries for Genealogy Research in 2016”, May 17, 2016, Tuesday, 7 pm, Margie Edinger Room, presented by Mary Boyle, Local History/Genealogy Librarian. The presentation is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
    What do libraries have that you can’t get on the Internet from the comfort and convenience of home? Mary will give you reasons for taking the time to visit genealogy library collections and especially the Santa Clara Central Park Library’s Heritage Pavilion.

Where I’m From

SCCHGS is collecting your memories, what makes you unique, what shaped the present you.

  • “If you don’t know where you’re from, you’ll have a hard time saying where you’re going.” - Wendell Berry

  • George Ella Lyon wrote a poem, Where I’m From that lends itself to simplicity and reminds us of our own experiences.

  • Click here for more information and a template you can use for your own poem: WhereImFrom.

Put your experiences into the poetry template, share it with us and we will include you in our drawing for prizes at the October general meeting.

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Where are we located?

The society is located at the City of Santa Clara Central Park Library in the Heritage Pavilion.

We have a large collection of genealogy resources along with a great historical collection available for the public’s use.

There are volunteer consultants available to introduce patrons to the collection and assist them with their research problems. Check this calendar for consultant availability.