Local Libraries, Genealogical and Historical Societies
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Gledhill Library - Chris Ervin, Archivist
136 E. De la Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10 am to 4 pm
First Sat. 10 am to 1 pm
Chris Ervin, Archivist
123 East Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2215
Presidio Research Center
215 East Canon Perdido Street
Archivist: Chris Ervin
Open by appt. Mon. and Wed. 9:00-3:00
Goleta Valley Historical Society
304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, CA 93117. -681-7216. The Goleta Valley Historical Society is the steward of the Stow House, the gardens, the ranch area, and other historic structures of Rancho La Patera. It maintains a library of local history of the Goleta Valley.
Montecito History Committee
1469 East Valley Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Hours: Tuesdays 10am to 2 pm
2107 Santa Barbara St. (between Padre and Los Olivos Sts.)
Hours open:Wednesdays and Saturdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
P.O. Box 408, Solvang,
CA 93464.  688-4815. Monday - Thursday.
Chris Bashforth, Executive Director, e-mail
3596 Sagunto St.
P.O. Box 181,
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
By bestowing cultural wisdom through generations, we are able to teach our youth the early ways of the Chumash, learn the traditional language of our people, and educate the public about who we are as a tribe and as individuals. We honor our ancestors by reaching out to our neighbors and caring for our community. There is a term our ancestors used to represent “generosity” – it is ‘amuyich.
Solvang and Denmark History
1624 Elverhoj Way
Solvang, CA 933464
Hours of operation: Wednesday-Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
Santa Maria, California 93454
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday
The UCSB Library's collections contain many resources of value to family history researchers. Several Unique Collections in the UCSB Library May Be Of Interest to Genealogists:
• Special Collections (3rd Floor) The William Wyles collection is a major Civil War collection that also includes books about the development of the West. Consult the Civil War subject guide for more information. Some other collections (Pearl Chase, Santa Barbara) may be of interest.
• Map and Imagery Collection (1st Floor North). Collection of historical US maps (especially for colonial US) may be useful in identifying historic sites.
1100 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA
PHONE: (805) 568-3070
SANTA BARBARA, CA 93111
Visit their website to see: the catalog of microfilms, microfiche, books, online classes and much more.
Hours of operation:
Mon, Fri, Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, Thu: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Links updated 10-6-2019