Southern California Genealogical Society
RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS - Subscription Database Use

SCGS is committed to providing its members with access to the ever-growing wealth of online genealogical resources in addition to its collection of books, publications, maps, CDs and other reference materials.

Members who visit the SCGS Family Research Library can use our onsite computers to access a number of fee-based, online subscriptions as a membership benefit. We encourage you to take advantage of these databases whenever you visit the library. Listed below are the subscriptions we offer at this time.


AccessNewspaperARCHIVE.com - In-Library access to NewspaperARCHIVE is available to SCGS members.

NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.


ancestry iconAncestry Library Edition

ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, including an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australiaand more.

The Ancestry® Library Edition on collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620 1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection.

In the coming years, still more indexes and original images will be added to the new Immigration collection.


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ONLINE RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS

We have high-speed Internet access to makes those searches go much more quickly and, members with wireless laptop computers can jump on the Society's wireless Internet access for free. 


MyHeritage Library Edition™ - with 24/7 Remote Access for members

More than 5 billion historical records from all over the world, The USA federal census (1790-1940) with images, The UK census (1841-1911) with images, 1.5 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni, 816 million US public records, Hundreds of millions of Nordic records, More than 100 million tombstone photos, More than 80 million historical photographs, Military records, immigration records and passenger lists, Citizenship & naturalization records, Directories, guides, references, biographies and yearbooks, Government, land and court records, Wills and probate records, Exclusive databases such as the Jewish Chronicle historical newspaper, Additional content under license including Tributes obituaries, WikiTree, Billion Graves, Canadian Headstones and many others, 200 million additional records added on average every month!

Please note that some content in MyHeritage's individual collection will not be included in the Library Edition. Two such exclusions are NewspaperARCHIVE and a collection of genealogy and local history books from Genealogical Publishing Company. A list of the outstanding resources available through the MyHeritage Library Edition ™ can be found here.

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NEHGSNew England Historical Genealogical Society

Full access to the databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Over 104 million names in 2,200 databases with advanced searching capabilities.  The New England Historic Genealogical Society, founded in 1845, is the country's oldest genealogical organization. NEHGS' mission is to advance genealogical scholarship and develops the capabilities of both new and experienced researchers of family history by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and communicating in a variety of accessible formats reliable genealogical data with emphasis on families and communities connected to the New England.


ProQuestProQuest Obituaries

ProQuest Obituaries offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from uninterrupted historical archives of top newspapers. An obituary is often the only biographical sketch that was ever devoted to an individual and can provide valuable clues that significantly advance genealogical research. Researchers have long known this, but up until now there’s never been a resource exclusively dedicated to providing this treasured, deep historical content online.
WorldVitalRecords.com - with 24/7 Remote Access for members

WorldVitalRecords.com is an online genealogy site that helps people connect with their family heritage. Our members can search for their family information in our collection of over 1 billion names in more than 8,000 hard-to-find databases. Our advanced search technology makes accessing these vast amounts of data easy, allowing our members to make the most of their valuable time.