Founded in 1946,
San Diego Genealogical Society exists to promote interest in genealogy and family history. SDGS is a public benefit non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Society
- Provides educational and research opportunities for genealogy and family history researchers,
- Collects, preserves, and publishes San Diego County, California genealogical and historical records.
- Successfully placed our extensive genealogical research collection with the San Diego Public Library System in the new San Diego Public Library System in their new Central Library accomplishing a goal that spanned many decades.
- SDGS publishes a monthly newsletter and a quarterly journal, San Diego Leaves and Saplings. The Society has also published numerous books of San Diego County Historical and genealogical records.
On occasion, the Society and its activities are chronicled in the local San Diego media. These newspaper and television segments have featured the San Diego Genealogical Society
The San Diego Genealogical Society is a member of the California State Genealogical Alliance
, the Federation of Genealogical Societies
and the Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties