Society Digital Collections
In addition to the digitized directories below, the Sahyun Genealogical Library has on its shelves printed directories from 1886 through 1991 which cover many of the same cities plus Santa Maria and Lompoc. Search the Sahyun Genealogical Library Catalog for “Santa Barbara City Directories” for more city directories.
It’s been a huge undertaking to digitize and index the thousands of records that the Society has amassed over the years for inclusion in our database. The following resources are not in the database, but are viewable here as PDF files.
Typewritten lists including handwritten annotations clarifying many names that appear throughout. Note: this census also can be found on Ancestry.com (home edition, membership required) or while at the Sahyun Library. Then scroll through the 29 online images.
Typewritten records: 1 page of list of charter members, not alphabetized; 2 pages of members, alphabetical by surname, and date joined.
Typewritten ledger in chronological order followed by 13 pages of typewritten index of surnames in alphabetical order.
Typewritten records in alphabetical order by surname; includes date of death, age, and burial location.
Listed by surname with age, date and cause of death, birthplace, city of last residence, relatives and notes.
Typewritten records in alphabetical order by surname; includes age, race, marital status, date of death, place of birth, miscellaneous (location of death, profession, etc.).
Typewritten alphabetical listings of names with type and description of notice, and newspaper name; some notices have more detailed extraction summaries.
Typewritten, non-alphabetical list of the first Spanish residents in California; index in front; includes narrative descriptions, lists of spouses and family members.