Southern California Genealogical Society

The Southern California Genealogical Society publishes a quarterly journal, The Searcher

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This award-winning publication contains announcements of SCGS news, area events, research tips, website suggestions, and recent acquisitions.  Also included is original indexed genealogical content, much of which is not publicly available elsewhere. 

Comments, questions and corrections regarding The Searcher content may be emailed directly to the editor at

Members and non-members are welcome to send unsolicited content to be considered for publication in The Searcher.
Only electronic submissions (emailed to the above address) will be accepted for consideration.

The opinions expressed in The Searcher are those of the contributors.  They do not represent SCGS or the membership as a whole.

Back issues of The Searcher may be available for $5 per issue. Please contact us before ordering; availability is limited.

Requests for reprint permission should be directed to .

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The Searcher publishes quarterly and is available FREE to Members online. Members who elect to receive printed and mailed issues of The Searcher will need to pay an additional $10 surcharge each year when they renew their membership.

Members, to find your online copy of The Searcher, please login to your account, then click on Member Resources. You can read The Searcher online in pdf format.