Begin your research by delving into the Society’s database and exploring other local resources helpful in genealogical searches.
In addition to our database and other records (not yet digitized) found on this page, don’t forget to check the online Sahyun Genealogical Library card catalog and other library resources.
Search Our Database
Our volunteers have digitized and indexed more than 200,000 primary-source records and indexes which are searchable in the Society’s main database.
Find and purchase birth, death, burial, marriage, naturalization, court, tax, and land records, among others. (Don’t forget to check the Society’s Sahyun Library card catalog.)
Collections not yet digitized are also found here as PDF documents, including some historic marriage, death, burial indexes, an annotated 1850 Census transcription, and more.
Santa Barbara County Cemetery Research
The Society’s database includes records for cemeteries in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, and Carpinteria. For links to other Santa Barbara County cemeteries, visit Santa Barbara County Cemeteries.
Helpful Local Resources
Find links to other local organizations that may aid in your search, including historical societies, libraries, museums, colleges, newspaper obituaries, and the county cemeteries not in our database, among others.
General Genealogy Resources
National and regional resources to help you with your search including lineage societies, online archives, tools for ethnic research, nearby genealogical societies, and more.