Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

The CGS library will be re-opening June 30 on a limited basis for library visits – read all about it!  Also see more background on our reopening plans. Although the CGS library is still closed for in-person classes and events, we have a full schedule of online lectures and series — see our Classes and Events and the flyer for our June Series of Classes.

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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Read Our Monthly eNews

Learn about upcoming genealogical events hosted by CGS and other organizations. Read about updates to our website, volunteer opportunities, 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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