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Library

Understanding SCGS Library Call Numbers

Each Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library book has a unique call number. Think of a call number like an address: it reveals where the book is located. Call numbers appear on the spines of books and in the library's catalog. The same call number can be written from top-to-bottom or left-to-right.

Words used in SCGS Library call numbers
(exclusive of geographic terms)
Eight letters or seven with a slash

A to G

ABSTRACT

ARCHIVE

ATLAS

AUTOBIO(graphy)

BIBLIOG(raphy)

BIOGRAP(hy)

BIRTHS

BISHOPS

BRANDS

CEMETER(ery)

CENSUS

CHURCH

CIVILWAR

COLLEGE

COPYR(ight)

COUNTY

COURT

COUTRE(cords)

DAR

DEATH

DEEDS

DIRECTO(ry)

DNA

DUTCH

EMIGRAN(t)

ENCYCLOP(edia)

ETHNIC

FAMILY

FINANCE

GAZETTE

GENEALO(gy)

GENETIC

GEOGRAP(hy)

GERMAN

GOVERNM(ent)

GRAVEST (  )

GUIDEBO(ok)

GUIDE

H to RES

  • HANDBOOK

  • HIGHSCH(ool)

  • HISTORY

  • HOLDINGS

  • INDEX

  • ITALIAN

  • JOURNAL

  • JURISDIC(tion)

  • LAND (GRANTS)

  • LANDREC(ords)

  • LOCATION

  • MANUSCRI(pts)

  • MAPS

  • MARRIAG(e)

  • MEDICAL

  • MIGRAT(ion)

  • MILITAR(y)

  • MILITIA

  • MISSIONS

  • MONUMEN(t)

  • NEWSPAP(er)

  • OATHS

  • OBITUAR(y)

  • OFFICES

  • ORGANIZA(tion)

  • PARISH

  • PASSENG(er)

  • PLACENAM(e)

  • PORTRAIT

  • PRINTING

  • PROBATE

  • PUBLIC

  • QUAKER

  • RAILROAD

  • RECORDS

  • REGISTER

  • RESEARCH

  • RESOURC(es)

REV to Y

  • REV(olutionary)WAR

  • REVOLUT(ion)

  • SCHOOL

  • SOCIETY

  • SOURCE

  • SURNAME

  • TAX

  • TELEPHO(ne)

  • TRANSCR(pt)

  • VITALRE(cord)

  • VITALS

  • WILLS

  • WAR

  • WAR OF 1812

  • WWI

  • WWII

  • YEARBOOK

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