01 October 2014

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History - They Have Records!

As usual, I come across these jackpots of great information whilst clicking away aimlessly looking for I know not what.

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History has a collection of Santa Cruz County Records from 1850 to the present.  You will have to visit in person to see most of the collection, but they have put a few of them online:

PUBLIC WORKS (1886 – 1955)
SERIES I.:  Civil Engineers and Licensed Surveyors (1933 – 1944)
Subseries I.A.:  California News Bulletins for registered civil engineers (1937 – 1944)
Subseries I.B.:  State Board of Registration for Civil Engineers (1933 – 1939)
SERIES II.:  County Building Records (1889 – 1925)
Subseries II.A.:  County Court House (1900 – 1925)
Subseries II.B.:  County Hall of Records (1924 – 1925)
Subseries II.C.:  County Jail (1889 – 1900)
SERIES III.:  Building Contracts (1886 – 1892)
SERIES IV:  County Clerk and Commissioner of Roads (1904 – 1955)
SERIES V.:  Blueprints and Maps
SERIES VI.:  Certificates for the Sale of Real Estate (1913 – 1914)
POLICE, SHERRIFF AND COURTS (1850 – 1952)
SERIES I.  Register of Arrests, 1876 – 1897
SERIES II.  Santa Cruz County Prison Register, 1884 – 1895
SERIES III.   City of Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, Police Court (1933 – 1952)
SERIES IV.   Santa Cruz Judicial Township, Santa Cruz County, California, Justice’s Court (1928 – 1952)
SERIES V.   Santa Cruz Judicial Township, Santa Cruz County, California, Justice’s Court (1952)
SERIES VI.   City of Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz, Police Court (1933 – 1952)
SERIES VII.   Santa Cruz Judicial Township, Santa Cruz County, California, Justice’s Court (1928 – 1952)
SERIES VIII.   Record of the Probate Court (1873 – 1875)
SERIES IX.  Certification by Judge of Superior Court for the County of Santa Cruz (1880 – 1907)
SERIES X.  Probate and Miners Court Ledger (1850 – 1950)
SERIES XI.  Coroner's Inquest Records (1901 – 1939)  Scroll down the page and there is a link for a spreadsheet download of these records.
COUNTY TREASURER (1871 – 1984)
SERIES I.   Assessment Notices (1977 – 1984)
SERIES II.   Bond Registers (1954 – 1981)
SERIES III.   Abstract of County Court House Property (1927)
SERIES IV.   Assessment of Property for 1871 & 1873
SERIES V.   Santa Cruz County Treasurer – County Fund Ledger (1916 – 1926)
SERIES VI.   California State Board of Equalization – Board Roll of State Assessed Property for Santa Cruz County
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY RECORDS INVENTORY (1977 – 1978)
COUNTY CLERK (1866 – 1976)
SERIES I.  Candidate Statements – Record of Income and Expenses for Candidates (1894 – 1956)
SERIES II.  Burial Permits (1897 – 1914)  There is a link for a spreadsheet download of these records
SERIES III.  Voter Registration (1866 – 1976)  There are links to many of these registers
SERIES IV.  Naturalization Records (1871 – 1927)
Subseries IV.A.  Declaration of Intention
Subseries IV.B.  Petition and Record of Naturalization
Subseries IV.C.  Naturalization Citizenship Certificates
SERIES V.  Marriage Applications (1900 – 1975)
COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES (1860s – 1939)
SERIES I.:  Medical License Register (1876 – 1939)
SERIES II.:  Register for County Hospital (1873 – 1928)
SERIES III.:  Prescription Scrapbooks for Palmer Drug Company/Palmer Prescription Druggist (1897 – 1910)


The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, California
Open Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Open Fridays until 9:00 PM
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