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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. 

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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

Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19
  • British Isles Group: Debra Dudek
    British Isles Group: Debra Dudek
    Sun, Jun 23
    Jun 23, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Jun 23, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
    Virtual Event
    SCGS's British Isles Interest Group hosts genealogist Debra Dudek on June 23, who will present " Discovering your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry."
  • Library Open for Researchers
    Library Open for Researchers
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 25
    Jun 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jun 25, 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, Jun 26
    Jun 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jun 26, 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.
  • Library Open for Research
    Library Open for Research
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 27
    Jun 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jun 27, 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.
  • Hispanic Tuesdays
    Hispanic Tuesdays
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 16
    Jul 16, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Burbank, 411 Irving Dr, Burbank, CA 91504, USA
    Jul 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.
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