What SDGS Offers Researchers

Monthly Meetings - Classes - SDGS Special Interest Groups  

Research Trips  - Research Resources - Speaker’s Bureau

The public is welcome to all San Diego Genealogical Society meetings, classes, and events. Admission is free (except where noted).

Monthly meetings

On the second Saturday of the month except December at 10 am our society offers members and guests well-recognized speakers with media enhanced presentations on topics of interest to genealogists and family historians of all levels.

In April and November we have Super Saturdays, which require registration and a fee.

in January we have our Annual Meeting and in September we have a special Seminar, both also require registration and a fee.

  • Links to speaker handouts for upcoming meetings are emailed to members prior to the monthly meeting. Members are asked to download, print out, and bring their copy to the meeting. Handouts for Annual Meeting, September Seminar and Super Saturday will be given at the event. Handouts for paid registration are not posted on the website.

Genealogy Classes

At 9 am prior to the monthly meetings, classes with a variety of topics are presented for all experience levels. Space is limited and a reservation is recommended.

SDGS Special Interest Groups 

SDGS members who share a common interest in a topic or area of discussion, meet regularly to provide in-depth study of genealogy, computer program support, technology, social media, and family history. These discussion groups are held in various locations around San Diego County. They are designed to help you with your specific research.

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.

Research Resources


See the links to resource pages for historical and published collections that can be reached through the website.

Speaker’s Bureau

SDGS can provide schools, libraries, clubs, and other community organizations a 45-60 minute PowerPoint presentation or hands-on and face to face assistance with research. Contact the Education Director at cwhitaz05@hotmail.com for further information and scheduling.

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


Address: Post Office Box 635057

San Diego, CA 92163

Email: SDGS@att.net

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