Thanks to the advice of the former coordinator of the Inyo County GenWeb site,
there is no longer a SCLINKS.TXT file that one must rename as an .HTM file in
order to link to other sites of interest. Rather, all of the links formerly in
SCLINKS.TXT are now on this page.
There is no longer a Download section. If you are a genealogist who's
interested in a Gedcom file of those on the 1957 SCHS Faculty & Staff
web site, see the associated World Connect site.
Note: if you save this web page to a folder on your hard drive, the links to
the major pages will take you to those pages on this site provided you
are on-line. (This is a alternaive for accessing this site's Home Page via
your "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" lists.)
Santa Cruz History - Text & Photos
Schools, Libraries, Churches, Etc. in Santa Cruz County -- 1850-1950. A
brief two page synopsis of instututions and their buildings written by Susan
Lehmann in October 2000.
Santa Cruz Library Local History Photo Collection. Scroll down in this
Menu or Outline of available photos to Education, Secondary for a
collection of 8 photos including the original Santa Cruz High School Building,
the ashes after a 1913 fire, and the current main building, which was
completed in 1915.
Biography of Dr. William E. Fehliman. The first Fehliman to arrive in
Santa Cruz was an older brother of C.E. "Doc" Fehliman -- and he was a
real doctor. Before he moved to Santa Cruz in 1919 he practiced in
Lead, South Dakota. This text file on Dr. W.E. Fehliman comes from George
Kingsbury's 1915 History of the Dakota Territory.
Amateur Radio Station K6BJ's Scrapbook. Frank Kazmarek, longtime SCHS
science teacher, was also a ham. No, he didn't overact in class but rather was
an amateur radio operator -- and an early member of the Santa Cruz club that
produced such members as Vernon Berlin, co-founder of KSCO.
Fifty Years After. The 22 December 2005 Santa Cruz Sentinel
contains an excellent article by Sentinel Staff writer Shanna McCord titled
"1955 disaster changed Santa Cruz's physical, economic landscape." While some
of the photos have been used previously, there are some new photos by Bob
Wright, one which is of the badly-damaged El Rio Trailer Park on North
Pacific. Additionally, Ms. McCord interviewed someone whose story had not
appeared previously: Mrs. Ruth Fingal, whose last husband owned a jewelry
store in the Palomar Hotel. While this article
in the Sentinel Archives
lacks the photos used in the newspaper, it is still worth reading.
[New on 29 Jan 2006]
Other Photo Collections
Bancroft Library's On-Line Archives Santa Cruz County Photos. From the
massive (2,271 images) collection gathered by Robert B. Honeyman Jr.'s of
early California and western pictorial material. Note particularly the first
illustration, which appeared in a German newspaper; it has all three wharves:
the one from the end of Bay Street, the one, which still stands, from
Cowell's Beach, and the "Little Wharf."
UC Santa Cruz--University Library, Regional History Project. A large site
with oral histories of Santa Cruz and enviorns. Brief outlines of the
transcripts of conversations with such old-timers as Malio Stagnaro, Fred
Wagner, and Thomas Majors, among others, are available. The "Gallery of
Historical Photos of Santa Cruz County and the Central Coast of California" is
apparently no longer on the site, perhaps because two librarians have
published a book including many of the photos in the UCSC collections.
William H. Weeks - Architect Extraordinaire. A look at the architectural
work of the designer of SCHS's main building, the Palomar Hotel, the Casino at
the Boardwalk as well as a myriad of other structures during the 1890s and the
first third of the 20th century. Virtually every city in Central California
has (or had) one or more buildings designed by W.H. Weeks, who lived in
Watsonville at the beginning of his career, and whose ashes are buried in the
Pioneer Cemetery there.
New on 31 Jul 05
Map of the SCHS Campus. Done in 2000 or 2001 before the current
rebuilding project began. Includes photos as well as maps. While the student
who wrote the text clearly skipped his English classes, you should be able
to understand what he meant.
Len Klempnauer's SCHS Class of 1954 Page. Reviews the twice-monthly
lunches or dinners at Chaminade and the Hindquarter respectively. Also
includes a list of those who have attended in the past as well as a link to
the Save the Cross Roads site and the next site. (The Fiftieth Reunion
of the Class of '54 was held on the weekend of 10-12 September 2004.
Len Klempnauer's Larger SCHS Class of 1954 Web Site. Replete with photos
not only of Class of '54 getogethers, but also contains photos of Branciforte
Junior High's 50th anniversary celebration. And don't miss his nostalgic look
at Santa Cruz in his "Back When" page.
Save the Cross Roads Drive-In. While the Cross Roads Drive-In at the
junction of Pacific, Washington, and West Cliff Drive was not as centrally
located as the Five Spot, it nonetheless was a stopping point for those who
did more than "cruz the drag."
Trident Printing Presses Stop. Metro News article by Kelley Luker
on the disappearance of The Trident for the 2002-2003 school year.
Genealogy Web Sites
"The Big Three"
Security Death Index. Month and year of death as well as some additional
information on those who received SS benefits before their deaths. Generally
covers 1949 to a couple of months ago.
Now current through December 2005.
[Updated 26 Jan 06]
World Connect Search Engine. Search the many Gedcom files submitted by
genealogy researchers. Often provides ancestors not found in the the SSDI and
California Death Records. [Provided ancestors back 300 years for two of the
LDS Family Search. While the seach engine on this Mormon site has some
idiosyncracies that one will gradually learn, often this site contains
genealogical data not found in the SSDI or in World Connect's many Gedcoms.
Other Genealogy Sites
1957 SCHS Faculty & Staff World Connect Site. This link takes you
to the Index Page. Enter a last name, comma, and a first name; then press
Enter. Scroll down to see the link for that person's page along with all
others after him/her in the alphabetical listing. (Some may find this site
easier to navigate than the associated site.)
[Updated 2 Aug 05]
California Death Index. Contains exact death dates and county of
death from 1940 to 1997 for decedents; often includes mother's maiden name and
state of birth.
Obituary Daily Times. Daily index of published obituaries distributed
via e-mail; search engine available for researching database.
Rootweb Surname List. 1,000,000+ surnames on file that can be searched.
You may also, at no cost, post surnames from your own family.
Locator. Need to know the county were Uncle Sylvester died? Try this
site. Or perhaps you want to know how many states have a city or town
named Paris. [Hint: more than 10 or 20.]
Santa Cruz Sentinel On-Line. Though the Sentinel archives only go back to
14 August 1999, you'll find not only obits here but, if you've moved from Santa
Cruz, you'll be able to keep up with the latest from your old home town.
[** = Recommended]
Klempnauer, Len (editor).
'54/'04 Cardinal: Celebrating the 50th Reunion of the Santa Cruz High
School Class of 1954.
Replete with photos, biographies, '55 flood stories, and memories of various
activities both at Santa Cruz High School and also at other locations such as
the Boardwalk in the Fifties. Includes sections written by various '54
classmates on such topics as military service, women's liberation, "the dating
game," the Frog Stand, and Chinatown.
Copies either are or will be available at the UCSC Library, Santa Cruz
Library, Cabrillo College, SCHS Library, SCHS Alumni Association office,
Capitola Museum. Additionally, several noted local historians such as Sandy
Lydon, Carolyn Swift and Geoff Dunn have received copies.
A great source of information not otherwise available elsewhere on things as
they were during the 1950s. **
[New on 30 January 2005]
Basic Genealogy Books
Clifford, Karen. The Completer Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet,
and Your Genealogy Computer Program (2001)
Crandall, Ralph J. Shaking Your Family Tree (1986)
Doane, Gilbert H. Searching for Your Ancestors (1980)
Online Genealogy Books
Crowe, Elizabeth Powell. Genealogy Online, Millennium Edition (2000)
Hahn, Pamela Rice. The Unofficial Guide to Online Genealogy. (2001)
Helm, April & Matthew. Genealogy Online for Dummies, 3d ed. (2001)
Advanced Genealogy Books
Carmack, Sharon DeBart. The Genealogy Sourcebook (1997)
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian (1997)
Last revised on 13 March 2009
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