Request for Research Assistance

The SBCGS Research Assistants will perform limited Santa Barbara County research on an 'as time available' basis. We do not have a set charge for our research services, but do appreciate a donation made to the Society. Please use the link below to submit a request and the PayPal button below to submit a donation, or mail a check made out to SBCGS to the address below.
Extensive genealogical research cannot be performed. The type of assistance that is available includes
  • obituary look-ups
  • city directory look-ups
  • look-ups in the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society library collection
  • limited research in the UCSB genealogical collections
  • cemetery and gravestone photographs
  • Santa Barbara News Press searches
  • Vital records from the Santa Barbara County Courthouse: Burial Permits, Marriage Records (applications, licenses, certifications)
  • Civil War Veteran research
  • naturalization documents
  • probate files
  • McDermott-Crockett Mortuary records 1914-1974
  • Wills at Gledhill Library
  • To come: Holland and Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary records - 1924-1960+ (in process of being indexed and digitized)
  • Dutch Research Mieke Hawner
  • land records: mortgages, preemptive claims, homesteads, mining claims
  • Coroner's investigations
  • doctors' periodic death reports
  • Polish Research Diane Sylvester
Foreign to English Translation Assistance:
  • German translation of handwritten and printed text.  Contact Debbie Kaska
  • Dutch translation of handwritten and printed text. Contact Mieke Hawner.
To help us continue to preserve local records, please click the Donate Button 
Please use our Request for Research Assistance email, or send your request and donation by postal mail to:
Research Assistance
Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society
316 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3814
Phone: 805-884-9909
                                                                         Helen Rydell, Volunteer Researcher
If you have an interest in Santa Barbara County, please consider joining us as a Member.