SAN BENITO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY copyright. All rights reserved.

Funded in part by grants provided by the

Community Foundation for SBC and the

Monterey Peninsula Foundation

Our Archival Holdings
The society maintains a large collection of archival materials, and they are available for use by researchers who visit the research room. These materials include, but are not limited to:


  • County histories
  • Local History Subject Files
  • Limited Family Histories
  • San Benito County Newspapers
  • Tax Assessment Rolls
  • Business Directories
  • School Year Books
  • Great Registers
  • Cemetery Information
  • Diaries
  • Historic Maps
  • Photos


In most cases we do not have your family history already written in our files. Cataloging of our collection is ongoing and our holdings are by no means completely indexed. Searches of our holdings are also available by written request. 


Beyond Our Holdings
We perform research only in our own holdings. If your research needs to extend beyond our holdings, please ask us how to obtain other information. We are located just down the street from the San Benito County Courthouse and a visit can easily be combined with a visit to the Research Center.