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Help us raise funds on June 2, 2015, from 4 to 9 pm, at Armadillo Willy's Bar-B-Que, 2624 Homestead Road in Santa Clara, CA, across the street from the Santa Clara Central Park Library.

Pick up a flyer from the Library (or from the latest newsletter) to present for SCCHGS fund raising before ordering for the Society to receive up to 20% of the total sales during 4-9 pm on the June 2nd. Thank you for supporting SCCHGS!

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 on Homestead Road. 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: “Central Park Library's Genealogy and History Collection”, May 19, 2015, Tuesday, 6pm, Margie Edinger Room, presented by Mary Boyle. The presentation is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Flyer

Come and join the Society as it hears from History Librarian, Mary Boyle, about the latest in Central Park Library's genealogy and history collection. Did you know there is a computer class for genealogists nearly every month? Volunteers are busy enhancing our access and collection of historic photographs. Lots of new books have been added that might help you make a breakthrough or just give you something interesting to read about our local history.


General Meeting: “El Nuevo Mundo” Research (“New World” Hispanic and Latina research), June 16, 2015, Tuesday, 6pm, Margie Edinger Room, presented by Alicia Carrillo. The presentation is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Flyer

Alicia Carrillo will be presenting on “El Nuevo Mundo” research (“New World” Hispanic and Latina research) by the El Nuevo Mundo Historical and Genealogical Society, a new group in Santa Clara County and Bay Area. She will discuss how the name “El Nuevo Mundo” applies to all Latin America and Phillipines when it comes to genealogical research and how, why, and when the New World became connected.
Ms. Carrillo has lived in the Santa Clara Valley for many years and her father worked with the Cecala Ranch in Almaden Valley after arriving here from Zacatecas, Mexico when she was a toddler. Her goal is to build an organization that will be a tool and resource to the Hispanic-Latina community.

Help SCCHGS Earn Money Through YOUR Shopping

  • S.H.A.R.E.S. card
    • S.H.A.R.E.S. is an acronym for Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education & Sports in our community.
    • S.H.A.R.E.S. card is FREE.  I have the cards to mail to you now!
    • Save Mart Supermarkets and their family of stores (Lucky Supermarkets, Food Maxx, and S-Mart Foods) donate 4.5 million annually.
    • Each swipe of the S.H.A.R.E.S. card earns up to 3% of qualified purchases for our organization.
    • Eliminate security issues. No handling of scrip or money is exchanged.
  • eSCRIP
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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 also consultants to help introduce patrons to the collection and assist them with their research problems. There is a staff available for help, usually from 1-3 pm; also 7-9 pm as volunteers are available.

This web page is hosted on behalf of the Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society by SFgenealogy