Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS). The society, founded in 1898 in San Francisco, has been located in Oakland since 1998. CGS maintains a library, gathers and preserves vital records, disseminates information through its publications and internet access, and teaches genealogical research methods through meetings, seminars and workshops.
Visit our exhibit at Family History Day and meet CGS President Stephen Harris who will head up our delegation. The CGS table will feature samples of our periodical, The California Nugget, and one of our most recent publications Raking the Ashes: Genealogical Strategies for Pre-1906 San Francisco Research.
For further information about CGS programs and publications, please visit us at our homes on the web:
- CGSL Blog
- CGS Library Catalog
- eNews Archive
- Lulu Book Store