Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society receives many periodicals and unique family histories from around the world. We have begun to scan some of these items and save them as PDFs on a compact disk to make them more easily searchable.  If an item has been scanned, it will be annotated in the online catalog like this: "CD with every-word-searchable PDF filed with periodical."  The CD is shelved either next to the paper copies or, if bound, inside the cover.
You can search our card catalog by clicking here