Affiliates that Support SDGS

The vendors on this list make a small donation (commission, referral fee, etc.) to the Society for purchases made after clicking on their links (text or images) on the SDGS website. The links are coded so the vendors know that the referral came from the San Diego Genealogical Society.  The income from these affiliate partnerships help support the San Diego Genealogical Society.


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Affiliate Program Description

Discover your family's story.

Start with your name.

Start Now - Because life's more meaningful when you know who you are

The mission at is to help everyone discover, preserve and share their family history. With billions of historical records digitized and indexed, it is the world's largest online resource for family history. The tools and resources at make it possible for the more than one million subscribers to make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors. - on a mission to be the earth's most customer centric company

The Associates Program will make a donation to the San Diego Genealogical Society for all purchases made at using the linked image to the left. Ordering from is convenient, fast and safe.

Arphax Publishing - The Place for Historical Land-Ownership Maps

The Family Maps series of land patent books and the Texas Land Survey Maps series books are an exceptionally helpful visual reference tool for landowner and parcel-boundary research. The books are available in paperback, spiral bound and hardback editions.

Consult the Arphax Publishing website for offerings, then contact the SDGS office for a special coupon code to receive a 10%+ discount.

DVD Your Memories - The Leader in Family Media Transfer

DVD Your Memories is a local media transfer service. Using the highest grade archival DVDs for storage, DVD Your Memories can preserve photos, slides and negatives. Transfers are also possible from video tape, film and audio tape. Visit their website or call (858) 503-7965 for more information. San Diego Genealogical Society members receive a 15% discount on DVD Your Memories services.

eBay Giving Works Program = eBay + Mission Fish

eBay sellers are able to donate part or all of their sale proceeds to the San Diego Genealogical Society. Mission Fish is a non-profit service of the Points of Light Institute.

Anyone with a PayPal account may make a donation to the San Diego Genealogical Society through the eBay 'Donate Now' feature or the 'Donate with PayPal' without buying or selling anything.

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ed2go (Education To Go) - Online learning anytime, anywhere

ed2go (Education To Go), a leader in online learning for over ten years, provides high quality, affordable, easy to use, online continuing education courses through a network of over 1,800 colleges and universities. 'Genealogy Basics' and 'Write Your Life Story' are just two of the hundreds of online courses offered.

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Family Chronicle - The "How To" Genealogy Magazine

Family Chronicle, published since 1996, is a genealogy 'how-to' magazine for amateur genealogists and family historians. Moorshead Magazines, Ltd. also publishes Internet Genealogy, a guide to successful genealogical research using online resources, and the History Magazine which is dedicated to increasing understanding of social history, particularly the life and times of ordinary people.

Family Tree DNA - We Put the Gene in Genealogy

With the largest DNA database, Family Tree DNA is the world leader in genetic genealogy. Since 2000, Family Tree DNA has been constantly developing the science that enables genealogists around the world to advance their family's genealogy research. is a subscription-based site featuring original historical documents and social networking. The collection contains historical documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers, naturalization documents, and more.

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Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Company through - Largest Publishers of Genealogical Reference Books, parent of the Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Company, offers more than 2,000 titles on a wide range of genealogy topics including colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, county history, and genealogy methods and sources. - Explore Your Family In History

GenealogyBank is a leading online genealogical resource from NewsBank, Inc. With more than 4,500 historical newspapers, covering 300+ years, GenealogyBank can help you on your journey of family history discovery.

Genes Reunited - The Leading United Kingdom Genealogy Site for Beginners and Experts

Genes Reunited was launched in 2003. It has become the United Kingdom's largest family history website, combining genealogy with social-networking. Genes Reunited has over 9 million members worldwide. It is a sister-site of Friends Reunited.

iSearch iGive - You shop, SDGS wins! donates a penny for every search and a portion of each purchase to the San Diego Genealogical Society when you register at and shop online through the iGive mall (over 800 stores). Save money with exclusive coupons and free shipping deals. When you shop within 45 days of registering iGive donates an extra $5 to SDGS.

Legacy Family Tree is the popular genealogy software program by Millennia Corporation.  The Legacy Family Tree Store features a large variety of Legacy software and bundles, upgrades, add-ons, collateral software programs, training videos, mobile apps, genealogy books and wall charting.
When purchases are made after clicking the image to the left, the Legacy Family Tree Store will give a small commission to the San Diego Genealogical Society. - Explore. Discover. Share. - The Largest Online Newspaper Archive

Full-page and fully searchable historical newspapers at feature billions of articles from around the world.

When purchases are made after clicking the image to the left, Newspaper Archive will give a substantial commission to the San Diego Genealogical Society., powered by NewsLibrary, is the largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices in the United States. The text of each obituary or death notice is searchable, making it easy to find obituaries using name of the deceased person, a place of residence, occupation, names of family members, or personal information.


Ralphs Grocery Company - Community Contribution Program

Register your Ralphs Rewards card and designate the San Diego Genealogical Society as your organization for the Ralphs Community Contribution Program. Re-registration is required in September each year in order to continue donating. Members who prefer to register in person instead of online may do so at any Ralphs grocery store check-out counter using a bar code letter (available from the SDGS office).

Every time a registered SDGS member shops for groceries at Ralphs and swipes their Ralphs Rewards card, the San Diego Genealogical Society earns a rebate. There is no cost to shoppers for participating. SDGS is non-profit organization #80828 in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program.

Step-by-Step Instructions: How To Join or Renew