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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. An email was sent out to our members with a list of these opportunities. We currently are in urgent need of:

 SDGS Treasurer (urgently needed)

The Treasurer (full voting member of the Board) provides guidance and review to the bookkeeper who performs all detailed accounting procedures. The Treasurer needs familiarity with or willingness to learn QuickBooks Online as well as basic accounting, bookkeeping, reading/reviewing financial statements, and budgeting would be helpful.

This is a temporary position to finish the current term. This temporary position needs to be filled by March 15.  

SDGS's Nominating committee will soon start looking for a treasurer for 2-year term 2025-2026.

ZOOM Hosts

Zoom is now the backbone of our excellent Monthly Programs, Classes and Special Interest Groups. To continue and expand these online educational events, we need people to train as volunteers to be hosts. No special expertise is required. Working with the Education Director, ZOOM hosts are trained to easily open, record and close a meeting.  Volunteers will only be required do this on an occasional basis. To be part of these interesting educational events, please volunteer as a ZOOM host.

Click here to see additional volunteer opportunities. 

For more information or to volunteer for these positions, please contact Nominating Committee chair Dorene Dias Pesta at for the Treasurer position and Volunteer coordinator Pat Francisco at for the Zoom Host position. 

Thank you for your support!

Monthly Meeting 

 March 9, 2024.

Join us for 2 presentations by

Teresa McMillin, CG

To learn more and to register click below.

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!




JoAnn Ballantyne Claudia Kay
Brent Banta Kalle Lilja
Fredda Butler Ann McKee
Bob Doll Philip Murry
Pauline Farias Michele Redmond
Toni Kastelic Lloyd Roberts

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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