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What SDGS Offers Researchers

The public is welcome to all San Diego Genealogical Society programs, classes, and events.
Programs and meetings are held Pacific Time and admission is free (except where noted)


Monthly Programs 

  • The 2nd Saturday each month
    (except December)
  • Meetings start at 10:00 am (Pacific Time)

Members and guests enjoy well- recognized speakers share topics of interest to genealogists and family historians of all levels.

Registration and a fee may be required for the following special events:

  • January– Annual Meeting 
  • September – Fall Seminar 

Beginning August of 2023 Handouts will be for members only. Consider becoming a member!

Members can find the handouts in the Members Only section of the website.

Non-Members will receive handouts when attending an event where they paid a registration fee or it is otherwise noted.

Handouts for paid registration are not posted on the website.

Genealogy Classes

Get to the Monthly Meeting early and join a class.

Classes start at 9:00 am prior to the monthly meeting. Classes cover a variety of topics for all experience levels.

Space is limited– a reservation is recommended.

Research Resources

SDGS has collected various resource pages you may find helpful in your research. The resources are web-based and include historical and published collections.

Research Trips 

Organized member-led group trips to genealogical research centers and conferences are designed to give researchers a broader perspective on genealogical research. They provide access to records not available on websites and access to renowned speakers at regional and national conferences.

Special Interest Groups 

Join others with a common interest in specific topics including: 

  • In-depth Study of Genealogy
  • Computer Program Support
  • Publication and Writing
  • Social Media
  • Family History

SDGS discussion groups are held in various locations around San Diego County. Try one out to help with your specific research.

Speaker’s Bureau

SDGS members are available to provide schools, libraries, clubs, and other community organizations a 45-60 minute presentation, or hands-on assistance with research.

Contact the Education Director 
for more information and scheduling.

An honorarium for the presenter and help with printing handouts is always appreciated.

Post Office Box 635057
San Diego, 92163

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