Genealogy Education

Introduction to Genealogy Workshops  

Introduction to Genealogy Workshops are scheduled frequently during the year and are held at a variety of locations throughout San Diego County.   Classes are free and open to the general public.  New members are encouraged to attend.  Topics covered include:
  • Getting Started
  • Census Records
  • Helpful Forms and Charts
  • Online Research Resources
  • Identifying Resources, including Local Research Resources
  • Recommendations for Selecting Genealogy Software Programs
  • Tips for Getting Organized
Introduction to Genealogy presentations are available for organizations that are interested in conducting a class or need a guest speaker for their group. 

Check the Calendar of Events for the next scheduled Introduction to Genealogy Workshop.

For Classes scheduled before our regular meetings, click here.

For special interest group meetings

click here.


Youth Genealogy

  • Genealogy for the Classroom
    A family history presentation for students has been designed to meet California Grade 2 Common Core Curriculum standards. It is adaptable to all grade levels. In the 'Be a Family History Detective!' program, students learn about families who lived long ago, the search for genealogical clues and interview skills.  The 30-minute presentation can be customized to the teacher's plan to include mapping (geography) or writing (biography) skills. Handouts are available. There is no charge for this program. Advance scheduling is required. 
    Contact the SDGS Youth Program Coordinator to make arrangements.
  • Genealogy for Boy Scouts
    An experienced genealogist and SDGS member is registered with the Boy Scouts of America, San Diego - Imperial Council as a Merit Badge Counselor for the Genealogy Merit Badge.
    Contact the SDGS program coordinator for more information or to schedule a presentation for your troop.

  • Genealogy for Girl Scouts
    Experienced Girl Scouts leaders are working to coordinate a program that will be available to Girl Scout troops seeking family history education in relation to 'Across Generations', 'My Heritage', and other badges. In the meantime,
    contact the SDGS Youth Program Coordinator if the we can be of assistance to your Girl Scout or Girl Scout troop.


Contact the SDGS Education Director to make arrangements

SDGS Speaker's Bureau

The San Diego Genealogical Society is happy to offer guest speakers to community organizations, schools, and social clubs who wish to learn more about genealogy and family history research. If you are planning a program for a meeting, seminar or conference, our speakers are ready to assist you.

Our Speaker's Bureau offers a variety of topics for your group. Most programs run 45-60 minutes. A series of presentations is also available, workshop style; as are customized presentations to fit your specific needs.

There is no fee required to schedule one of our guest speakers. Help with the reproduction of handout material is encouraged, and an honorarium to the Society would certainly be appreciated!

Please contact the Speaker's Bureau coordinator by email for further information and/or to schedule a presentation.

Address: Post Office Box 635057

San Diego, CA 92163


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