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Reyes Family Los Angeles 1890

SCGS is the gateway

to finding your roots

in Southern California.
The United States.
The world. 

Family of Isidro Reyes, grandson of Juan Francisco Reyes, circa 1880. Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection, OpenUCLA Collections.

research

Visit the Southern California Genealogical Family Research Library

in Burbank. Collections include regional, state, national, and international books, family histories, documents, and archives.

education

Each month, SCGS hosts opportunities like Webinars, Lunch & Learn, Genealogy Garage, and much more. Courses and topics are for family historians of all levels, from Genealogy 101 to genetic genealogy.

community

Join one of SCGS's many Special-Interest Groups to meet like-minded people, learn about shared ethnicities, explore research techniques, discuss the latest tools, participate in discussions, and enjoy guest lectures. 

become a member

The nonprofit Southern California Genealogical Society opened its doors in 1964. We want you to be one of the thousands of family researchers who have been part of our family for six decades.

Opportunities to Learn and Participate

Upcoming Events

  • Hispanic Tuesdays
    Hispanic Tuesdays
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Apr 16
    Apr 16, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Apr 16, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Visit the SCGS Library on the third Tuesday of every month for Hispanic Tuesdays, where you can get family research help from genealogist Leonard Trujillo.
  • French-Canadian Research Team
    French-Canadian Research Team
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Apr 17
    Apr 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Apr 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Stop by the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank every Wednesday for family history help from the French-Canadian Research Team.
  • Diane Richard Webinar: Scholarly Resources?
    Diane Richard Webinar: Scholarly Resources?
    Wed, Apr 17
    Apr 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Apr 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Event
    SCGS's Webinar series hosts Diane L. Richard, who will present "Don't Ignore Scholarly Resources: They ARE Genealogically Leverageable!
  • German Group: Milan Pohontsch
    German Group: Milan Pohontsch
    Sat, Apr 20
    Apr 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    SCGS's German Interest Group hosts Milan Pohontsch, who presents " Old German Script - Writing Capital Letters & Umlauts."
  • British/Irish Group: "Irish Records"
    British/Irish Group: "Irish Records"
    Sun, Apr 28
    Apr 28, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Webinar
    Apr 28, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Webinar
    Irish family history expert Sheila Benedict explores "Irish Records" in this can't-miss webinar for anyone researching Irish ancestors.
  • GSHA-SC: Lenny Trujillo, "The Birth of a Family Icon"
    GSHA-SC: Lenny Trujillo, "The Birth of a Family Icon"
    Sat, May 04
    May 04, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank & Online, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    May 04, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank & Online, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Join SCGS's GSHA-SC group on May 4 for a fascinating lecture by Lenny Trujillo, "The Birth of a Family Icon."
  • Writers Group
    Writers Group
    Sun, May 12
    May 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Class
    May 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Class
    Join SCGS's Writers Group Online for a fun gathering of people who like to write about their ancestors!
  • Diane L. Richard: "Digital Library on American Slavery"
    Diane L. Richard: "Digital Library on American Slavery"
    Wed, May 15
    May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Event
    May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Event
    SCGS's Webinar series hosts Diane L. Richard, presenting "Digital Library on American Slavery and Related Projects from Across the South."
  • Italian American Museum of LA Tour
    Italian American Museum of LA Tour
    Sat, May 18
    May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
    Los Angeles, 644 N. Main St. Los Angeles 90012
    May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
    Los Angeles, 644 N. Main St. Los Angeles 90012
    Join the SCGS Italian Interest Group for a docent-led tour of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m., followed by a no-host lunch and/or wine tasting at Maddalena Restaurant at the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown LA.
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