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British Isles Family History Society (BIFHS-USA)

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LAFSL, CAAGS, & JGSLA Book Collections
  • 2018 Meeting Time & Dates: 4th Sunday; 12:30 - 5 pm; Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 27, Jun 24, Jul 22, Aug 26, Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 25
  • Website: http://bifhsusa.org
  • Description: BIFHS-USA was established in January 1988 to promote and encourage interest in genealogy and family history research, particularly British Isles ancestry including England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. At monthly meetings fellow researchers are available to answer questions and provide assistance.

California African American Genealogical Society (CAAGS)

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  • 2018 Meeting Time & Dates: Saturday 9:00am - 12 pm; Jan 27, March 24, June 23, Sep 22
  • Website: http://caags.org/
  • Description: The California African American Genealogy Society is non-profit organization formed to foster genealogical research, documentation and recording of family history by the general public. They encourage the use of genealogy as a means of becoming aware of ones history, heritage and self-worth. They encourage the collection, promotion and preservation of African American genealogical resources in local libraries and institutions. Their substantial book collection is housed here at the LAFSL.

Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA-SC)

  • 2018 Meeting Time & Dates: 1st Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 pm; Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3, Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2, Sep 6. Pct 4. Nov 1
  • Website: http//www.gsha-sc.org
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Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA)

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  • 2018 Meeting Time & Dates: Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm; April 15, November 11
  • Website: http://jgsla.org/
  • Description: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1979, dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with those who are interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Monthly meetings provide lectures and films to assist members in their family history research and twice-yearly research workshops are held with volunteer helpers and translators. This library houses a 670+ JGSLA Collection of books, journals and Holocaust resources pertaining to Jews who lived all over the globe (including Australia, Germany, England, France, Israel, Russia, Poland, Iran, Israel, Lithuania, and Ukraine) as well as items for Sephardic research (including Jews from Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, and the Middle East). An INDEX to this extensive collection can be searched on the JGSLA website at - http://jgsla.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/JGSLALibraryIndex-update.pdf

LA WestSide Genealogical Society

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  • 2018 Meeting Time & Dates: 3rd Tuesday; 7:00 - 9:00pm; Jan 16, Mar 20, May 15, Jul 17, Sept 18, Nov 20
  • Website: http://lawgs.net/
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Nordic Society

  • 2018 Meeting Time & Dates: 2nd Saturday (Odd #ed months); 2:00 - 4:00pm; Jan 13, Mar 10, May 12, July 14, Sept 8, Nov 10
  • Website: http://nordicgenealogy.org/
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Polish Society

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  • 2018 Meeting Time & Dates: 4th Saturday 11:00 - 4:00pm; Jan 27, Mar 24, May 26, Jul 28, Sept 22, Nov 17
  • Website: http://pgsca.org/
  • Description: The Polish Genealogical Society of California is a non-profit organization established in 1989 for the purpose of assisting interested researchers in their quest to discover and preserve the details of their Polish family history. There is a substantial collection of Polish research resource books available at the library.

Sons of Liberty (Sons of American Revolution)

  • 2018 Meeting Time & Dates: Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm; Feb 10, April 7, Jun 9, Oct 6
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Other Societies - meet sporadically

  • Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) 2018 Saturday, Jan 6 9am - 12pm
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Conejo Valley - Website: www.jgscv.org Meeting Feb 11, 2018
  • Mayflower Society

Affiliated Genealogical Societies' Links from this Website

British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.

California African American Genealogical Society


Hispanic America


Other Southern California Societies and Organizations

Federation of Genealogical Societies https://fgs.org/

Southern California Historical Societies