Established in 1965, the FCGS is located in Fresno, Fresno County, California, in the center of the San Joaquin Valley. The Society website provides general information plus details about our Annual Seminar titled "Ancestral Journey" featuring Beverly Rice, Certified Genealogist from Coos Bay, Oregon. Our 2011 seminar will be on October 29th and everyone is welcome. Please register in advance.
FCGS has the most extensive Genealogical Library between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and resources are not limited to Fresno County material. We have so much more!
Those interested in American Indian lineage will also find many useful resources in our California Room. The Sherman Institute at Riverside, California published the "The Sherman Bulletin" which we have on microfilm. This weekly newspaper is not only interesting to read, but of great value to anyone researching teachers, other employees, or students associated with the school. Additional Sherman Institute records on microfilm which we have are Yearbooks, Registers of Students, the Employee Registers, and Sherman Graduates. We also have special censuses of California Indians for 1907-1915, 1928, and 1933.
Fresno County Central Library
2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721
Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri., Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon – 5 p.m.