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Dear Members

San Diego Genealogical Society is an all-volunteer organization. Currently, we have several opportunities available and hope all members will consider them, as they are able.  We currently are in need of:

Event Planner

Plan in-person events so members can get to know one another and share information, stories and experiences.  An event planner could be responsible for all events or just one (with the assistance of other volunteers, of course). Responsibilities would include finding the venue/making reservations, getting costs for food/drinks, security, arranging for set up/clean up, producing the advertisement. Registrations can be made through the SDGS website. The event planner would present a proposal to the SDGS Board approval for same.  At least two events would be held this year: possibly a beach pot-luck or bonfire and a fall/winter mixer. 

Other opportunities are also available, click here  SDGS is an all-volunteer group and we invite you to share your talents with us.

Potential volunteers and those wanting more information should contact Pat Francisco, Volunteer Coordinator

Thank you for your support!

Monthly Meeting 

 June 8, 2024.

Join us for 2 presentations by

Nicka Sewell-Smith.

To learn more and to register, click below. 

Registration is open

“The San Diego Genealogical Society's Research Trip to Salt Lake City is now full, and we are no longer accepting new registrations.

Thank you for your interest!”

Programs are held Pacific Time.

Upcoming events

The purpose of the Society is to promote interest in the fields of genealogy and family history research through individual and group effort and in cooperation with other like-minded organizations. The Society supports the genealogical collection at the San Diego Public Library, the presentation of lectures and classes of genealogical interest, the advancement of digital technology including genetic genealogy and social media and writing and publishing of books, blogs and papers in the subject field. 

Balboa Park 1915
Discover Your Family History
Plaque received from San Diego Public Library after SDGS donated their library collection in 2013.
Alicia Pearl Mayer, the founder and first president of the San Diego Genealogical Society.
Mission San Diego de Alcala
Otay Railroad near Sweetwater Dam 1888 Courtesy of National City Public Library
SD Electric Railway Company

Starting with the August 2023 Program, the handouts will only be available on the Members Only section of our website.

This is just one of the perks we reserve for members so consider joining if you are not a member yet!




Patricia  Geist Martin CA
Cherie  Hammer CA
Pamela  Kohlbry CA
David  Mayer MD
Valerie  Mendez CA
Kristina  Morris CA
Patricia  Seitas CA

California Pioneer Certificate Program

The San Diego Genealogical Society is honoring pioneers of the State of California who helped shape its future by offering ancestral recognition certificates.

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