Research Assistance

For a small fee, the History Room will conduct and assist in research. Please complete and return the Research-Photo 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 weeks to process.

If you have any questions please contact us.


Research Assistance: Historical Photographs

To browse digitized collections visit here: Digital Collections.

You may download and reproduce jpegs for free from the database for personal use only. Any reproduction, redistribution, publication, exhibit, or other use, by any means, without prior written permission is prohibited.

For higher resolution commercial quality TIFF files or prints, please view the following fees and complete the necessary form.

 

Fees
Reproduce Scanned Image $5.00
Scan New Image $15.00
Compact Disc Fee $1.00
Commercial Use Fee for one time use $25.00

 

Complete and return the Photographs Reproduction Agreement
(PDF -viewable with free Adobe Acrobat Reader) 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 weeks to process.


Reliable and Helpful Web Resources:

Santa Ana Facts & Figures

Online Periodical Databases

Online Archives of California (OAC): provides historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives.

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.

*This file is viewable with free Adobe Acrobat Reader software that allows you to view and print PDF files.

The digitization project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Sciences and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.