About the GSSCC

The mission of the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County is to foster and nurture interest in genealogy by providing guidance, information, and inspiration, while encouraging the broader public in the development of family histories and genealogical records.

Updated GSSCC Bylaws can be viewed or downloaded here:

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2024 GSSCC Bylaws

We host hybrid General Meetings with a guest speaker monthly via ZOOM for home viewing or in-person in the downtown library’s upstairs meeting room. To register for Zoom for home viewing, go to the Santa Cruz Public Library website, type in or click on the link below.  To attend in person to view the live stream, (no registration required) in the upstairs meeting room of the downtown library. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month (except for July, August and December), from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.


Board Meetings are held starting at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month via virtual Zoom meetings. All members are welcome to attend. To sign up to attend, please contact: staff@scgensoc.org

Society Newsletters:  Our newsletter is published quarterly, not bi-monthly. We publish the newsletter by the 15th of each new quarter to cover:

January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December

Membership is $25 per year, due July 1. The membership application be sent to the Treasurer at the address below or handed to a staffer in the Genealogy Library.

GSSCC Membership Application


Library of the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County is located on the ground floor of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Downtown Branch:   224 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 (see map below).

Mailing Address: PO Box 72, Santa Cruz, CA 95063-0072

Telephone: (831) 427-7707, ext. 5794

Email: staff@scgensoc.org

Website: http://scgensoc.org

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

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