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An overview of the California Genealogical Society and Library

An overview of the California Genealogical Society and Library

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  • 1. Who Do You Think We Are?
  • 2. We are the
    California Genealogical Society and Library.
  • 3.  We are a non-profit organization.
  • 4. We were founded February 12, 1898 in San Francisco.
  • 5. Our mission is to assist, educate, and encourage research in family history.
  • 6. We have over 900 members.Members live in 37 of the 50 states.
  • 7. Our research interests extend all over the world.
  • 8. Whether a beginning or advanced genealogist, we have something for you.
  • 9. Explore our extensive family history research library.
  • 10. Browse directories for cities throughout the United States.
  • 11. At our library, enjoy free access to,, and other superb websites.
  • 12. We provide research services.
  • 13. We write books, a bi-annual journal, a monthly newsletter, and genealogy blogs.
  • 14. We create indexes for hard-to-find records, and we publish the results.
  • 15. A number of special projects are constantly in motion.
  • 16. From peasants or royalty, we continue the quest.
  • 17. We are constantly seeking to learn more.
  • 18. Special interest groups can meet at the library. This group shares an interest in French Canadians.
  • 19. Join our week-long research marathon in Salt Lake City.
  • 20. Discover the allure of the Allen County Public Library in Indiana.
  • 21. Many of our members love to share their knowledge.
  • 22. Come and get expert advice from top notch genealogy bloggers.
  • 23. Hear about the genealogy tools other people are using.
  • 24. Enjoy a workshop on repairing books.
  • 25. You may even receive a consultation from a specialist in researching families who lived across the pond.
  • 26. Take advantage of our classes in beginning and intermediate genealogy.
  • 27. Come and teach or come and learn.
  • 28. If you don’t want to come alone, bring your support group.
  • 29. We are an all-volunteer organization.
  • 30. The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers.
  • 31. Volunteers are researching and writing the history of a prominent California family.
  • 32.  Volunteers run the library.
  • 33.  A volunteer will show you around.
  • 34.  Volunteers repair our books.
  • 35.  Volunteers handle the front desk.
  • 36. Volunteers manage our moniesand our membership.
  • 37. Our computers and network are managed and maintained by volunteers.
  • 38. Volunteers manage our website.
  • 39. Our manuscript collection was recently organized and indexed.
  • 40. Family Charts are being carefully cataloged and preserved.
  • 41. You can find us at our library:2201 Broadway, Oakand, California.
  • 42. You can find us at major genealogy conferences.
  • 43. You can find us on the web.
  • 44. Come and join us in the quest.
    California Genealogical Society and Library
  • 45. Come and join us in the quest.
    California Genealogical Society and Library
    Slide Show by Cathy H Paris
    Photos from Kathryn Doyle, Tim Cox, Stephen Danko, and other members