MISSION STATEMENT, HISTORY & FUTURE PLANS
The Southern California Genealogical Society exists to foster interest
in family history and genealogy, preserve genealogical materials, and provide
instruction in accepted and effective research techniques.
The Southern California Genealogical Society was organized January 10, 1964. Its current offices are located at 417 Irving
Drive, Burbank, California.
Through its programs, members are offered the opportunity to list queries,
survey indexes, join special interest groups and provide support for other members
and their activities. The Society business office houses a Family Research Library
with over 40,000
volumes including 6,000 family histories. Research resources also include
manuscripts, microforms, maps, periodicals and electronic data resources for
use by its members and the general public. Library holdings include materials
from every state and many countries, with emphasis on Germany, French Canadian,
Cornwall, and other special collections.
The SCGS Family Research Library has received designation as a FamilySearch
center, which allows SCGS patrons to rent microfllm and microfiche through
the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
The Society is a non-profit corporation and enjoys 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Donations of cash, library materials, or other contribution may qualify as charitable
The annual Genealogy Jamboree
is recognized as one of the premier education and exhibitor events in the United
States. Consistently drawing more than 1500 attendees, it is also one of the
largest USA genealogy conferences.
As the Society enters its sixth decade, the members of SCGS recognize the
responsibility to future genealogists and are pursuing an ambitious program
to identify and compile genealogical resources for Los Angeles County. As an outgrowth of that research, our
Free-to-the-Public Databases offer some invaluable materials for genealogists
and family researchers.
The Society will continue to offer its renowned annual Genealogy Jamboree,
spotlighting leading speakers and topics of interests to family researchers,
family historians, and genealogists.
The continued success of the Southern California Genealogical Society rests
in the hands of the members who willingly volunteer their time, their talents,
and their financial support.