The Genealogical Association of Sacramento (GAS) was founded in 1976, our Nation’s 200th birthday, with a nucleus of 13 dedicated members. Its objectives are to encourage the research, publication, and preservation of genealogical and historical material; and to instruct and lend assistance to the membership and the public in modern methods of research. These objectives are accomplished at regular meetings and association-sponsored workshops, lectures, field trips and other educational activities.
The Association offers many educational opportunities to attend seminars and classes in genealogy-related subjects. There is usually something for everyone at our meetings, from the beginner to the more experienced genealogist.
Highlights of our activities include:
- Meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month except July, August and December at 1:00 pm in the Belle Cooledge Library located at 5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento
- A monthly newsletter, The Lamplighter, which is available on our website to members
- Maintaining a genealogical book collection at the Sacramento Public Library Central Branch, 4th Floor, located at 828 "I" Street. See the library catalog for the collection holdings.