Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

Latest update on reopening the library from CGS President, James Sorenson. Although the CGS Library is closed due to COVID-19, we now have a full schedule of online lectures and series — see our January 2021 Events flyer and our February Platting Deeds classes. Sign up now

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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Online Resources

Providing additional Online Resources on our website is a priority. These resources include lineage charts developed by our members, which provide finding aids and images. Search to find out if someone you are researching is included.

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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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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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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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