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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  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


Library Resources

Santa Barbara Public Library - Local History Research

Santa Barbara Public Library - Obituary Research


Internet Resources

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

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2020
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