Besides the resources listed on this page, you may obtain Santa Clara County vital records from the County's Office of the Clerk-Recorder website.
Santa Clara County Birth Index Online 1905-1995
California Death Index 1940-1994
Available on microfiche in the California Room
California Death Index 1905-1939
- This item is not owned by the California Room.
- In California you might find this index at a Family History Center.
- To find a nearby Family History Center and its hours: Find a Family History Center Near You.
Social Security Death Index Online
This resource contains 60+ million records of people who have died in the U.S. from about 1962 through recent months.
For a fee, the Pacific Library Partnership will find obituaries that were in the San José Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle.
- You may find some obituaries indexed by name in the California Room Index.
San José Newspapers Obituary Index 1879-1912
This index is not available in the California Room.
- Mountain View Obituary Index Online
California Marriage Index 1960-1985
- This index is available on microfiche in the California Room.
- You may look up either bride or groom and find out the spouse’s name, marriage date, marriage county, and bride and groom ages.
- This is a master index to marriage licenses on file in the Office of Vital Records in Sacramento, CA. The index does not contain copies of marriage licenses.
- The index is not accessible online.