Our Newsletter is published ten times a year. It contains research tips, society news and announcements of upcoming events of interest to members. The Newsletter subscription is a benefit of membership. The current issue and prior issues, for several years back, are available in the Members Area of this website. Members may also opt for a printed mailed copy.
Our journal Santa Clara County Connections focuses on Santa Clara County records, history, book reviews, queries (free to members), and items of interest to those doing local research such as Member Stories and Veteran’s Human Interest Stories.
Prior to 2016, Connections was published as two issues per year.
The issue "Spring 2016; Vol. 53, No. 1; Whole Nbr. 147" was distributed June 2016.
The issue "Fall 2016; Vol. 53, No. 2; Whole Nbr. 148" was distributed August 2017.
Commencing in 2018, with Volume 54, publication will be once per year.
Starting in 2018 online access to Connections became a benefit of membership. The current issue and all back issues are available to SCCHGS members at the Connections Online Issues page in the Members Area.
Indexes to Connections
Volunteers have created indexes for Connections. The first set of indexes, for volumes 1 - 39 (1964 - 2002), was created in 2004. That index contains approximately 92,000 names. It is available online at the Connections Indexes page. (Previously the Society had sold it on a CD.) The second set of indexes, for volumes 40 - 52 (2003 - 2015), was created in 2017. It is also available online at the Connections Indexes page.
Cemeteries of Santa Clara
(with SCCHGS every-name index)
SCCHGS has created a 15-page name index to the Images of America Cemeteries of Santa Clara book. The book has photographs and biographical information about pioneers and prominent people buried in both Mission City Memorial Park and Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. You may order a copy of the book with the SCCHGS Index inserted in the back from SCCHGS for $15, post paid. For further details or to order your copy of Cemeteries of Santa Clara with the SCCHGS index, please write us at SCCHGS, Attn: Cemeteries of Santa Clara, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051.
1890 Great Register
The 1890 Great Register of Santa Clara County is not an index; rather, it contains the register's full citation for each individual. You can order this compilation from SCCHGS for $15.00, post paid. For further details or to order your copy of the Great Register, please write to us at SCCHGS, Attn: Great Register, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara CA, 95051.