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Research Assistance

The Southern California Genealogical Society's research team is made up of highly qualified volunteers who conduct specialized research for you at a nominal fee.

Resources include our library’s extensive collection of over 40,000 books, thousands of microforms and CDs, and a host of up-to-date electronic resources.

Research cost for members is $18 per hour; for non-members it is $20 per hour. 


Los Angeles County Hall or Records
Courtesy of the Neutra Institute

Los Angeles County Research

In our own geographic area, we offer clients information on the vital areas of birth, death, and marriage, plus newspaper obituaries.


California Research

Our records include the names of people coming overland and by ship; many names were recorded in the newspapers of the day. In addition to the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Censuses, SCGS compiled an 1852 census for the state of California. We also have extensive records pertaining to the California Gold Rush: 


United States Research

Our collection includes materials for nearly every county in the United States. This makes our library and its research team well-positioned to conduct studies on your ancestors as they migrated to and throughout the U.S. 


Other Specialties

Contact our research team with questions and requests:

Family Photos in B&W

Get in Touch

The Southern California Genealogical Society Research Team is here to help you solve your research problems
Contact us with your research request at:

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