Southern California Genealogical Society
ABOUT SCGS - Benefits of Membership
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Our Name is Regional, Our Reach is Global

SCGS serves you no matter where you are. Whether you are a Southern California resident or live thousands of miles away, you can benefit from membership in SCGS. Our resources, services and benefits extend far beyond Los Angeles County. Our name may be regional but our reach and our ability to help you break down your genealogical brick walls extends well beyond geographic boundaries.

Membership in SCGS is an investment that is loaded with value!

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Benefits of Membership
Join today and take advantage of the many benefits of membership in the Southern California Genealogical Society. Collaborate, consult and build a sense of community with others who share our passion for family history and genealogy.

    Access to proprietary content on the SCGS website
    Educational Opportunities
    • Monthly Lunch and Learn
    • Webinars, seminars, workshops
    • Field Trips to area repositories
    • Guided research trips to Salt Lake City
    • Interest groups for writers, computer software users, DNA, and ethnic geographic research

Free in-Library use of valuable online resources
. Also available online to Members*

    •African American Heritage (AAH)*
    • American Ancestors (NEHGS)
    • Ancestry Library Edition
    • Black Freedom Struggle*
    • FamilySearch
    • FindMyPast
    • Fold3 Library Edition*
    • LaFrance
    • MyHeritage Library Edition*
    • Newspaper Archives*
    • PRDH

Substantial Discounts on:
•Research team assistance
•SCGS publications
•Registration to the Society's annual Genealogy Jamboree and other educational programs

*Subject to change without notice.

SCGS Members Enjoy:

  • Free remote access to MyHeritage Library Edition™ and more! The SCGS is always looking to negotiate at-home access with other database and service providers.
  • 24/7 access to Jamboree Extension Series Webinar Archive which includes over 180 recorded webinars and select Jamboree sessions. Each hour-long webinar includes 60 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes Q&A.
  • Discounts on conference registrations, such as Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy, and other SCGS events.
  • Discounts on Research Team services and SCGS products.
  • Access to our proprietary databases which are growing annually.
  • More than 40,000 volumes contained in our Family Research Library. Our collection holds materials on every state in the nation and most Western European countries. If you can't visit in person, our library catalog is searchable online and our Research Teams are available to assist you.

Types of Memberships

1 year individual: $40, Twelve-month membership for one person

2 year individual: $75, Twenty-four month membership for one person with all the benefits listed in an individual membership.

1 year joint: $55, Twelve-month membership for two persons with all the benefits listed in an individual membership.

2 year joint: $100, Twenty-four month membership for two persons with all the benefits listed in an individual membership.

Youth Membership: $25

Twelve-month membership for one person under the age of 25 who provides a copy of her/his driver’s license or other photo ID with proof of age. Includes all benefits of membership listed in an individual membership. Upon reaching the age of twenty-five (25), the Youth Member will become an Individual Member and be subject to annual fees in force at that time when the membership comes up for renewal.

The Searcher Printed and Mailed to You: $10

All Members can view the electronic version of The Searcher in the Members Only section of the Website. If you would like a hardcopy to you, it is an additional annual fee to be added to the mailing list.