GUIDELINES FOR REQUESTING LOOKUPS
Feel free to request a look-up from the generous volunteers listed in
These wonderful helpers provide their time and effort for free.
However, they can reasonably expect that you reimburse them for costs
they incur for such things as photocopying or postage.
Please use the following guidelines when making your request:
Please DON'T ask the volunteer to do more than they have offered to
Limit your request to one or two items or names. Be considerate
of the volunteer's time.
Put the words "Santa Clara County LOOKUP" in the subject line
of your request to insure the message is not overlooked.
In the first line of the message please put the name of the
book or type of record from which you are requesting the lookup.
If you have a spam filter, either turn it off
or add the volunteer's email address to accept your email!
Be sure to thank the volunteer for their time!
Please DON'T ask the volunteer for a lookup that would violate copyright
Volunteers are wanted and appreciated!!
If you own or have access to records and books relating
to Santa Clara County and are willing to do look-ups, please let
us know. Any source relating to Santa Clara County history
or families is wanted! Look in the attic, the basement, in the
corner of your closet. Do you have:
Books on Santa Clara County history or residents?
Old school yearbooks or class pictures with names?
An old family Bible with Santa Clara County names and
Old club membership rosters?
Back issues of old monthly neighborhood newsletters?
Diaries, letters, journals, scrapbooks?
Old phone books or directories?
? ? ? ? ?
Dust them off!
Please share them with us by offering to look up a name
for someone. Just imagine the interesting
records we would all have "access" to if we each volunteered to do lookups
in just one item we may have laying around the house! Tell
us about the Santa Clara County resource you'd like to share!
(We will be happy to list any type of limits to what
you would be willing to do next to your name. For example, if you only
want to do lookups on the third Tuesday of every other month, that's fine!
We wouldn't want to have any volunteer feel overburdened.)
Please join this growing list of wonderful volunteers!
Thank you to every one of you!
Index of Santa Clara County Lookup
City and Telephone Directories
County History & Genealogy Related
Vital Records Indices
The local library is always an excellent place for research. Now you
can contact librarians through the internet:
For other possible help with lookups, consider "trading" lookup offers
with other researchers looking for help in YOUR geographic area or in books/records
YOU own. If you are willing to help other genealogists, in exchange for
the help you receive, consider some of these wonderful resources:
There are also specific mailing lists that have volunteers for that
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
is another group of lookup volunteers who provide help all over the country.
In return for this help, you are asked to do one lookup per month in your
own area for another researcher.
Books We Own is
a list of resources owned or accessible by people willing to look up genealogical
information for others.
Library has many lookup offers for numerous Northern California
resources, all offered by generous volunteers.
Before you take advantage of any volunteer resources, please be willing
to return the favor. Remember that every one of these wonderful
volunteers are taking time from their OWN research to do YOU a favor. We
will all benefit if we're all willing to pass those favors along to somone
for researchers with a specific interest in Santa Clara County.
for researchers who will look up census records for California. (Note:
Santa Clara County census for 1850 is not available.)
for researchers who will lookup dates of death in the California Death
Index (CADI) as well as obits and certificate transcriptions.
Santa Clara County
Guinn History of Coast Counties: Santa Clara County, 1904 includes some
History of Santa Clara County, Eugene T. Sawyer, 1922— Donna
Santa Clara County and It's Resources" Historical, Descriptive, Statistical...A
souvenir of The San Jose Mercury..1895—Samuella
A Centenial History of the Sainte Claire Club, 1888-1988, by James D. Houston,
California History Center foundation, Cupertino, California—email@example.com
The History of Los Gatos, Gem of the foothills, by George G. Bruntz, Valley
Palo Alto Community Book-Guy C. Miller, Editor in Chief, 1952. This book
has historical information and numerous biographies of noted citizens—Carolyn
"History of Palo Alto, The Early Years" by Pamela Guillard and Nancy Lund,
Scotwall Associates, San Francisco, 1989—Pamela
San Jose and other famous places, The Lore and Lure of the South Bay, by
Harry Farrell, Smith and McKay Printing Company, 1983—firstname.lastname@example.org
Historical Sketch of the State Normal School at San Jose, 1889. Includes
listing of all graduates up until that time.—dennyduz
Santa Clara County Census Records
1850 - 1920 Federal Census for California (other years and states on request)—Donna
Note: 1850 and 1890 federal census records are not available for Santa
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City & Telephone Directories
Directory of Palo Alto, Mayfield, Runnymede and Stanford University,1921-22—Carolyn
Palo Alto City Directory 1944—Carolyn
Polk's Palo Alto Directory, 1927. It also includes East Palo Alto, Ravenswood,
Stanford( includes students) and Menlo Park—Carolyn
San Jose City Directory 1882-83 and 1870—dennyduz
"Declarations of Intention For Naturalization, Santa Clara County, California,
Complied by Christine Rose, C.G., F.A.S.G. It contains information
from Volumes A, B, and E (1850 to 1870)— Cathy
1910 The Stanford (University) Quad 1910, Vol. XVI: The Yearbook
of the Junior Class—
1921 - 1923 San Jose State College ("La Torre") — Jeanne
1931 Stanford University Yearbook and History of Santa Clara County, Eugene
Sawyer, 1922 — Sally Morello
1936 - 1940 San Jose State University ("La Torre") — Jeanne
1945 - 1948 San Jose State University ("La Torre") — Jeanne
1959 - 1961 Santa Clara High School Yearbooks ("Toscin") — Jim
Stanford University Alumni Directory — Marcia
California Vital Records Indices
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