Reference Book Collection
Santa Barbara News-Press – Local newspaper of record, on microfilm - available at the Central Library.
Santa Barbara City Directories
Circulating Book Collection
Basic Guides to Genealogical Research – 929.1
Genealogy Research on the Internet – 929.10285
Genealogy Directories – 929.1072
Resources for Getting Started
Family History and Genealogy Records - A vast online resource that collects family trees, biographical entries, photos, and books from around the world.
Santa Barbara County Clerk Recorder Office - The County Clerk Recorder Office records, archives, and provides copies of official records and vital recorders (birth, death, and marriage certificates) for Santa Barbara County. Physical address: Hall of Records, 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Mailing address: Santa Barbara Clerk-Recorder P.O. Box 159 Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0159. 805-568-2250
Santa Barbara Public Library - Local History Research
Santa Barbara Public Library - Obituary Research
National Archives Family History - Genealogical research resources provided by the U.S. National Archives.
Sutro Library, California State Library - Located in San Francisco, the Sutro Library has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.
Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory - A mega portal directory that provides access to a variety of historical and genealogical resources.
Santa Barbara Community Resources
Gledhill Library - Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-966-1601
Sahyun Library – Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, 316 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93109. 805-884-9909