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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.

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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

  • Library Open for Research
    Library Open for Research
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jul 25
    Jul 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jul 25, 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.
  • SAR Workshop
    SAR Workshop
    Sat, Jul 27
    Jul 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Mark Cross hosts a workshop to help potential SAR members fill out their applications at the SCGS Library.
  • DAR Workshop
    DAR Workshop
    Sat, Jul 27
    Jul 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Kathy Holland guides attendees through the application process for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on Saturday, April 27.
  • Library Open for Researchers
    Library Open for Researchers
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 30
    Jul 30, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jul 30, 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, Jul 31
    Jul 31, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jul 31, 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.
  • German Interest Group Meeting
    German Interest Group Meeting
    Sat, Aug 17
    Aug 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:40 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:40 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    SCGS's German Interest Group hosts Tadeusz Pilat, who will present "Military Records Touching on Three Partitions of Poland" on Saturday, August 17 at 1 p.m.
  • Hispanic Tuesdays
    Hispanic Tuesdays
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Aug 20
    Aug 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Aug 20, 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.
  • British Isles Interest Group Meeting
    British Isles Interest Group Meeting
    Sun, Aug 25
    Aug 25, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Virtual Meeting
    Aug 25, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Virtual Meeting
  • DNA Group Meeting
    DNA Group Meeting
    Sat, Aug 31
    Aug 31, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Aug 31, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Come to the SCGS Library or join virtually for the DNA Interest Group Meeting on Saturday, August 31 at 10 a.m.
  • TMG Users Group Meeting
    TMG Users Group Meeting
    Sat, Sep 07
    Sep 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Do you use The Master Genealogist software? Visit the SCGS Library on Saturday, September 7, to learn tips and strategies with other users.
  • Roots Magic Group Meeting
    Roots Magic Group Meeting
    Sun, Sep 15
    Sep 15, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Meetiing
    Sep 15, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Virtual Meetiing
    Join other Roots Magic Version 10 users as they navigate the popular genealogy software program.
  • Hispanic Tuesday
    Hispanic Tuesday
    Tue, Sep 17
    Sep 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Sep 17, 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
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