Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society
The Society is headquartered in the Santa Clara City Library. Its members assist the Library in maintaining an international genealogy collection and work on projects to preserve the history of Santa Clara County. The site includes the Early Settler File of Santa Clara County and a Santa Clara County History Books Index.
California Room Database
Read about and search for Santa Clara County pioneer names and places using the California Room Database of the San Jose Public Library. This database was created by indexing books, scrapbooks, and clipping files located in the California Room of San Jose’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library. Check the library catalog for similar items.
Historical Heritage Commission of Santa Clara County Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, this County level Commission serves in an advisory capacity to protect and preserve historic resources in Santa Clara County. In the past the group has assisted in the publication of a Santa Clara County Heritage Resource Inventory.
History San Jose
This Museum, Archives, and Research Library has a vast collection of artifacts, records, and photographs pertaining to San Jose and Santa Clara Valley History.
John Casey’s Silicon Valley History Page
John Casey, a lifelong Santa Clara Valley resident, has posted information on early Santa Clara County settlers and the origin of some place names in the Santa Clara Valley.
Santa Clara County Archives
In October 2006, the County of Santa Clara established a public archive for its historical records.
Santa Clara County CAGenWeb
Part of the California GenWeb project, provides information and links to free websites that are helpful to genealogists and local historians doing Santa Clara County family and local history research.
Santa Clara County Early History & United States National Register Properties
The National Park Service has assembled information on the early history of Santa Clara County and a List of Sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Santa Clara County.
State of California Historical Landmarks in Santa Clara County
The California Office of Historic Preservation maintains an online list of properties designated State Historical Landmarks by the State of California.