Catalog of former holdings

SDGS Research Collection


The San Diego Genealogical Society donated its extensive collection to the San Diego Public Library in 2013.

The Society in conjunction with the SDPL, staffs the library with volunteers who assist patrons using the genealogy collection.

The SDGS society's genealogical research collection consisted of more than 10,000 titles. Many are multi-volume sets (for example, the 130 volume War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records Union and Confederate Armies). The library held more than 1,000 periodical titles. There were significant holdings of many major genealogical periodicals (for example, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register in bound volumes from 1923 to the present, as well as Volumes 1 (1847) through 148 (1994) on CD with a complete index). The collection also contained quite a number of 'how to' books and periodicals to help expand and improve your research skills and results. Access the former  SDGS library catalog through this website.

Please visit the SDPL to take advantage of the substantial resources of the SDPL to further your genealogical discovery.



SDGS Collection located on the 9th floor of the Main Library
Books with cases