Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

Due to concerns about COVID 19, the CGS library is closed through at least April 15 and all CGS classes and events have been canceled through the end of April except for those held with remote conferencing. This closure and cancelation may be extended, so please check our website before visiting.

Classes & Events

Classes and Events

The California Genealogical Society (CGS) is more than just a research library. Come learn how to do genealogical research by taking classes. Learn about upcoming field trips, research trips, special events, and headline speakers.

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Visit Our Library

Visit our Library

The CGS Library has over 38,000 genealogical books, historic maps, a one-of-a kind manuscripts collection, and a bank of computers loaded with programs for doing research. Find an experienced volunteer to get help with your questions.

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Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

The society has special interest groups for members to link up with others doing similar research.

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Past Events

Past Events – Were You There?

See photos of some of the great events hosted by CGS in the past. These are the sort of events we plan each year to help our members advance their Family History.

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Read Our Blog

Read Our Blog

Learn more about upcoming genealogical events and past events hosted by CGS and other allied organizations. Read about
our library, research trips, and much more.

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Showcase Oakland

Showcase Oakland

A lot has changed in downtown Oakland. Come to the Library and discover what’s new.

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