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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, ca 1880. Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection, UCLA Library Special 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

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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  • Library Open for Researchers
    Library Open for Researchers
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 28
    May 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    May 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Visit the SCGS Family Research Library today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Library Research Day
    Library Research Day
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 29
    May 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    May 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Wednesday is a great day to visit the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank. Get help with your family research and make a day of it--bring a lunch or visit a nearby cafe.
  • French-Canadian Research Team
    French-Canadian Research Team
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 29
    May 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    May 29, 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.
  • Library Open for Research
    Library Open for Research
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 30
    May 30, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    May 30, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Visit the Southern California Genealogical Society's Family Research Library every Thursday to get assistance with your family tree.
  • Sheila Benedict: Case Studies in Forensic Research
    Sheila Benedict: Case Studies in Forensic Research
    Sat, Jun 01
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Webinar
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Webinar
    Sheila Benedict will present online "Comparison Case Studies in Forensic and Family Research" on Saturday, June 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. PDT.
  • German Group: Kathy Holland on Otto Preminger
    German Group: Kathy Holland on Otto Preminger
    Sat, Jun 15
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    SCGS's German Special Interest Group hosts genealogist and professor Kathy Holland, who will present "The Life of Otto Preminger" on Saturday, June 15, from 1 to 3:45 p.m. at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank.
  • Hispanic Tuesdays
    Hispanic Tuesdays
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 18
    Jun 18, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jun 18, 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.
  • Edward J. Swierczewski Jr: "Genealogy Can Be a Love/Hate Relationship"
    Edward J. Swierczewski Jr: "Genealogy Can Be a Love/Hate Relationship"
    Wed, Jun 19
    Jun 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Jun 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Event
    SCGS's Webinar Series hosts Edward J. Swierczewski Jr, who will present ""Why We Love Genealogy–and Sometimes Not!" on Wednesday, June 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. PDT.
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