COME TO THE LIBRARY

2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland CA
Tel. (510) 663-1358 FAX (510) 663-1596

Open Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
  • Non-members are welcome for a $5 use fee.
  • The first Saturday of each month is free.
  • Library has 6 computers, a laser printer, and a copier/scanner for patron use.
  • Free WiFi! Bring along your laptop or tablet!
  CGS Library
Books and periodicals - Whether you have ancestors from the South, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Midwest, the West or California, you will find books, periodicals and resources to support your genealogy research. We also have holdings on Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries.
 
  Manuscript collection – Discover our unique manuscript collection which contains pedigree charts, letters and information that is available only at our library.
 
City directories – CGS has a variety of city directories with an emphasis on directories of the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
  Microfiche - View our microfiche index to see Our holdings which include: Australia, England, Ireland, and many states.
Internet access and subscription websites– Bring your laptop or use one of our computers. CGS has library subscriptions to the following, accessible from any computer on our network, including WiFi:
  • Ancestry.com Library Edition
  • Fold3
  • Americanancestors.org
  • NewspaperArchive.com
  • Vitalsearch-Worldwide.com
  • HistoryGeo

Our computers also have handy links to

  • California Genealogy
  • Digital Public Library of America
  • Family History Archives
  • FamilySearch
  • Historic American Newspapers
  • Information Wanted
  • Library of Congress Catalog
  • Rootsweb
  • S.F. Genealogy
  Microfilm – View index to see our records that include many states, Canada and France.

Index to large pedigree charts - View our surname index to large genealogical charts in the library.