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Congratulations to our new

Board Members!

Thank you to these SDGS Members who have been elected to serve on the SDGS Board of Directors for 2024-25.

Julie Barelka for President

Janet Cooper for First Vice President - Programs 

Kathleen Shannon for Secretary

They will be installed at our Annual Meeting & Seminar on January 13, 2024.

SDGS Annual Meeting and Seminar 

 January 13, 2024.

with Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, who will present about clues and strategies for photographs. And then present the Photo Detective Roadshow. 

Program will include installation of elected officers of President, Secretary and First Vice President - Programs. 

Registration is now open.  

Programs are held Pacific Time.

Upcoming events

The purpose of the Society is to promote interest in the fields of genealogy and family history research through individual and group effort and in cooperation with other like-minded organizations. The Society supports the genealogical collection at the San Diego Public Library, the presentation of lectures and classes of genealogical interest, the advancement of digital technology including genetic genealogy and social media and writing and publishing of books, blogs and papers in the subject field. 

Balboa Park 1915
Discover Your Family History
Plaque received from San Diego Public Library after SDGS donated their library collection in 2013.
Alicia Pearl Mayer, the founder and first president of the San Diego Genealogical Society.
Mission San Diego de Alcala
Otay Railroad near Sweetwater Dam 1888 Courtesy of National City Public Library
SD Electric Railway Company

Starting with the August Program, the handouts will only be available on the Members Only section of our website.

This is just one of the perks we reserve for members so consider joining if you are not a member yet!



Nancy Bain

Kate Brooke

Karon Carroll

Beatrice Fletcher

 LeAnne Koliha   

Gail  Mazzucchelli

California Pioneer Certificate Program

The San Diego Genealogical Society is honoring pioneers of the State of California who helped shape its future by offering ancestral recognition certificates.

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