While the History Room is currently closed, we still conduct research for a small fee. Please complete and return the Research Request Form (PDF*) to the following address:
Santa Ana History Room c/o
Santa Ana Public Library
26 Civic Center Plaza M-75
P.O. Box 1988
Santa Ana, Ca 92702
Only requests that have completed forms will be accepted. Requests will take a minimum of 2 months to process.
If you have any questions please contact us.
Reliable and Helpful Web Resources:
Online Archives of California (OAC): provides historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives.
Repositories of Primary Sources: A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources.
Documenting the History of Your House: this site suggests several general approaches and tools that can be used to learn more about the history of a house.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States: published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
The Library of Congress: The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress.
The National Archives Genealogy and Family History Page: provides information on accessing federal records for genealogical information.
The USGenWeb Project: free genealogy websites organized by county and state.
FamilySearch.org: a service sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, includes guides, indexes, and resources.
Ellis Island Passenger Search: allows users to search ship passenger records and manifests by passenger name. Images of the ships during the passenger search are also available.
Deciphering Old Handwriting: online tutorial on how to read handwriting from a genealogy course taught by Sabina J. Murray.
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