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Genealogical resources

Websites of our members

SVCGG member websites


Silicon Valley

Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society

General meetings are in the evening on the Third Tuesday of the month at the Santa Clara City Public Library located on Homestead Road.

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Society meetings are held monthly. The meetings are alternately held on the 3rd Wednesday night or the 3rd Saturday morning of the month. Wednesday meetings begin at 7:00pm. Saturday meetings begin at 10:00am.

Santa Clara County Genealogy

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Macintosh Genealogy Society that has monthly meetings, at the Oakland FamilySearch Library.


San Francisco Bay Area Resources



California Resources

California Genealogical Society & Library (CaliforniaAncestors.org)

California GenWeb Project


U.S. National Resources

National Genealogical Society

The USGenWeb Project


Family History Research Website Resources-Compiled by Library of Congress

Genealogy.com Learning Center - Guide with how-to articles, classes and other resources

GeneaSearch Beginners' Guide to Genealogy Research on the Internet

Family Search

GenWeb-How to Start Your Genealogy

National Archives - How to Start Your Genealogy Research

National Archives - Genealogy Research at the National Archives

National Archives - Introduction to the US Census Records

Genealogy Research Guides - Vital records, Cemeteries & Obituaries, Census Records, Military Records, Naturalization records, Newspapers, Passenger Lists, Genealogy Guides

About.com - Finding Your Ancestors in Census Records

Official Federal Land Records