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April Program

Join us on April 8, 2023 for a presentation about  archiving by

Melissa Barker, a.k.a. The Archive Lady. 


The April program will be recorded. 

Save the date! 

Research Trip to

Salt Lake City FamilySearch Library

Oct 15 - Oct 22  2023

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.

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

Programs are held Pacific Time.

Upcoming events

To see schedule for Special Interest Groups and classes

view the full SDGS Event Calendar 

View SDGS increased attendance and membership numbers


SDGS Budget for 2023 is now available to read in the Members Only section. 

SDGS Board is looking for volunteers for Publicity Agents and Recruiters

If you are interested, contact Don Williams for more information at



Christine and Mike Donovan

Stephen Finch

Emilio Reyes

Stephen Schmal

Larry Smith

Sharon Snyder


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This month iGive will give San Diego Genealogical Society an extra $5 when you join before March 31st, 2023 AND make your first purchase within 30 days of joining   (That's in addition to the normal purchase donation!).

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