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San Diego County Query Request

Research Requests may be sent by email or by postal mail to:


c/o San Diego Genealogical Society

PO Box 635057

San Diego CA 92163

SDGS volunteers perform San Diego County research, which is restricted to document extractions, library and genealogical collection of San Diego Public Library, San Diego History Center Library, and cemetery and gravestone photographs.

A donation of minimum $5 is suggested.

Extensive genealogical research is not performed.

County Research Locations

The major genealogical research locations in San Diego County:

     4195 Camino Del Rio South (Lower east side of building)
     San Diego, CA 

Genealogy Organizations in San Diego County, CA

SDGS Library Collection and Records 

The San Diego Genealogical Society collection of 3,000+ titles in over 10,000 volumes as well as other resource materials are housed at the San Diego Central Library downtown. In addition to books, the SDGS collection holds more than 1,000 periodical titles. There are significant holdings of many major genealogical periodicals such as The New England Historical and Genealogical Register in bound volumes from 1923 to the present. 

The Society collection outgrew Spanish Village in Balboa Park and leased apartment and houses until it moved into its library location in El Cajon in 1994 and on Ronson Road in 2009. It closed in 2013 when the entire SDGS collection was moved to the 9th floor of the San Diego Central Library downtown.

Docents of the Society along with the library staff on the 9th floor and volunteers of the library, assist visitors using the genealogy collection. 

Visit the San Diego Central Library to take advantage of the substantial resources to further your genealogical discovery.


Records for San Diego County, California

List of many records included in the San Diego Leaves and Saplings published 1973–2019.


Other Resources

Post Office Box 635057
San Diego, 92163

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