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SCGS COLLECTION: Library Collection Highlights


The SCGS's library holds volumes for every state in the U.S. and many family histories. Come in and enjoy a day working on our library's 5 new high-speed computers, 4 microfiche readers or three microfilm readers. We also have a film/fiche reader-scanner which allows printing or transferring to your own USB drive of pages on the films/fiches. Computer print-outs are just 25 cents and photocopies 15 cents (pay when you leave, no coin machines). Members have FREE use of internet access on the Society's computers. There is also a wireless connection for your own computer. We have genealogy computer program interest groups for Family Tree Maker, Master Genealogist, Legacy Family Tree, and Roots Magic. The facility has two restrooms, an indoor eating area including a refrigerator and microwave, plus free parking and nearby restaurants.

Our Collection of Publications also include the additional collections listed below:

  1. Alabama Records by Pauline Jones Gandrud, 245 volumes
  2. New England Historic Genealogical Society Series, 150 volumes
  3. Pennsylvania Archives - 2nd Series 19 volumes, 3rd Series 30 volumes, 5th Series 8 volumes, 6th Series 15 volumes and 7th Series 5 volumes
  4. Michigan Pioneer Collection
  5. French-Canadian Heritage Society of California collection (Tanguay, Red Drouin, Blue Drouin, PRDH, Loiselle, Microfiche of marriage records of 1,000 parishes)
  6. Collection of the German Genealogical Society of America - 3,000 volumes
  7. Genealogical Society of Hispanic America collection
  8. Los Angeles City Historical Society collection
  9. Richard & June Ross - Cornwall, England collection
  10. Massachusetts town vital records
  11. Connecticut- Barbour collection of vital records - 43 volumes
  12. Filby's passenger lists
  13. Confederate veteran - 40 volumes
  14. Family histories - 2,500 books & 2,600 manuscripts
  15. Periodicals - Historical & Genealogical Societies, Surname Societies 1,200 - 1,500
  16. Manuscript files - 13 file cabinets
  17. Books & Manuscripts etc. in collection 20,000 to 30,000
  18. Microfiche collection
  19. Boston Transcripts (early Boston newspaper genealogical column)
  20. Joseph Brown Turner collection, 647 fiche, northeastern states & New England
  21. California Death Index 1930-1994
  22. California Marriage Index 1960-1985
  23. Los Angeles County Civil Filings 1979-1988
  24. Family History Library IGI and Family History Catalog
  25. CDs - Over 1000 (Family Tree Maker, Family History Library, Heritage Quest, 1880 census, etc.)


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Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA. 91504-2408
Phone: 818.843.7247
Come in and enjoy a day working on one of our library's four new high-speed computers or 7 microfiche readers. Plus FREE use of high-speed DSL internet access for all Members.

We have Computer workshops for Family Tree Maker, Master Genealogist and Legacy.

Computer copies are just .20 cents and photocopies .10 cents (pay as you go, no coin machines).

The facility has 2 restrooms, refrigerated drinking fountain, and indoor or outdoor eating areas, plus free parking and restaurants in the area.