Index to Histories
The Society has created online
indexes to the Histories listed below. The books are available at
The Central Park Library in Santa Clara. Some of the publications are
available via interlibrary loan ( check the
catalog at the Central Park Library) or online at Ancestry.com or
Heritage Quest ( These sites are subscription but if you have a Santa
Clara City Library Card you can acces Heritage Quest from home). If you are not able to
visit the Library the research team will copy the page(s) for you for a
A volunteer genealogy researcher is available to do basic Santa Clara County
research. Fees vary according to the
extent of the research. Our current fees are listed on our
Form, please print and mailed to us. This form is in PDF format and
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is also available in a text format.
Please be sure to include the page number when making the request.
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Santa Clara County Histories
1. 1876 Historical Atlas
Santa Clara Co. San Francisco: Thompson & West: 1876. GR/912.794/T46
|2. Bay of San Francisco, the Metropolis
of the Pacific Coast &. Its Suburban Cities. 2 Vols. Chicago: Lewis Pub.
Co., 1S92. 979.461/C15
|3. Historic Names, Places, and Persons in
Santa Clara Co., California, Roscoe D. Wyatt. San Jose: San Jose Chamber
of Commerce, 1948. 979.47/W97 Case
|4. History of Santa
Clara Co. Eugene T. Sawyer. Los Angeles: Historic Records Co., 1922.
|5. History of Santa Clara Co., California.
San Francisco: Alley, Bowen & Co.. 1881. 979.473/H67 Case
|6. History of the New California, Its
Resources and People, Leigh Irvine, ed. 2 vols.New York: Lewis Pub. Co.,
1905. 979.4/lr72 Case
|7. History of the State of California and
Biographical Record of Coast Counties, J. M. Quinn. Chicago: Chapman
Pub. Co., 1904. GR/979.4/G96 Case
Additional Index (Check both indexes)
|8. Pen Pictures from the Garden of The
World. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1888. 979.47/F6S9
|9. Reminiscences of Santa Clara Valley &
San Jose, Amaury Mars. San Francisco: Artistic Pub. Co., 1901 GS
|10. Santa Clara County Heritage Resource
Inventory, Pauline Pace. San Jose: Santa Clara County Hist. Heritage
Comm, 1975. 725.94/P11
|11. Santa Clara County Pioneer Papers.
San Jose: California Pioneers of Santa Clara Co., 1973. GS/979.473/S23
|12. Santa Clara County, Harvest of Change,
Stephen M. Payne. 979.473/P34 Case
|13. Sign Posts Compilation of
articles by Patricia Loomis published by the San Jose Mercury-News,
1971-1981 in 2 vols. 979.474/L86 Case
|14. Story of San Jose 1777 - 1869,
California's First Pueblo, Oscar 0. Winther. San Francisco: California
Historical Society, 1935. 979.473/W78 Case
|15. Sunshine, Fruit, and Flowers. San
Jose: San Jose Mercury Pub. Co., 1896. GR/979.47/S23
|1. Campbell, the Orchard City
Jeanette Watson. Campbell: Campbell Historic Museum Ass'n, 1989.
|2. History of Los Gatos, Gem of the
Foothills , George C. Bruntz. Fresno: Valley Publishing,
|3. History of Palo Alto, the Early Years,
Pamela Gullard & Nancy Lund. San Francisco: Scottwall Assoc., 1989.
|4. Images of Long Ago, a Century of
People, Places, and Progress ..., Mardi Bennett, ed. Marben Ass'n, 1987.
(Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, & Saratoga) 979.473/Im31
|5. Los Altos Hills, the Colorful Story,
Florence M. Fava. Woodside, CA: Gilbert Richards Pub, 1976. 979.473/F27 Case
|6. Milpitas, the Century of "Little
Cornfields, " Patricia Loomis. Cupertino: California History Center,
1986. 979.473/L86 Case
|7. Saratoga Story, R. V. Garrod.
Saratoga: R. V. Garood, 1962. 979.473 G24 Case
|8. Saratoga's First Hundred Years,
Florence Cunningham. San Jose: 1967 979.47 C97
|9. Sketches of Gilroy, Santa Clara County,
James C. Williams. Gilroy: Gilroy Historical Society. 979.473/W72 Case
|10. Ten Years in
Paradise, Mary Bowden Carroll. San Jose: Press of Poppo & Hogan,
1903. (Society reporter's notebook.) 917.9473 C31