Welcome to The Santa Cruz Genealogical Society

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County exists:

  • to promote the study of genealogy
  • to provide instruction in genealogical research
  • to collect information and materials to aid genealogical researchers
  • to support the preservation of pertinent local, state, and federal records
  • to help YOU find your roots

Our large collection of reference materials is housed in the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Downtown Branch located in downtown Santa Cruz (see map).

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and closure of the downtown library, the GSSCC is not currently providing staffing at the genealogy desk of the downtown library.

These resources are normally open to all researchers, during normal library hours, for in-library use only. Society volunteers staff the California History and Genealogy Room for several hours most days, and are available to aid the beginner, to help locate materials, and to suggest research techniques.  We look forward to resuming these services in the future.

We also provide a query service for people who need additional assistance in finding their Santa Cruz County ancestors.  Please see Research Assistance.

For questions to the GSSCC, please email: staff at scgensoc.org