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British Isles Family History Society (BIFHS-USA)[edit | edit source]

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LAFSL, CAAGS, & JGSLA Book Collections
  • 2020 Meeting Time & Dates: Every other 4th Sunday (except December); 1 - 5 pm; Jan 27, Mar 22, May 24, Jul 26, Sept 27, Nov 22
  • Website: http://bifhsusa.org
  • Description: The British Isles Interest Group of the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) promotes and encourages interest in family history, particularly relating to ancestry in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. We educate and encourage others in British Isles family history through research assistance, a variety of resources, and a community to facilitate the acquisition and exchange of family history research information. At monthly meetings fellow researchers are available to answer questions and provide assistance. Meetings in even-numbered months (except December) are held at the SCGS Library, 417 Irving Dr., Burbank, CA 92504.

California African American Genealogical Society (CAAGS)[edit | edit source]

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  • 2020 Meeting Time & Dates: Saturday 9:00 am - 12 pm; Feb 22, May 23, Aug 22, Oct 24
  • 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)[edit | edit source]

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  • 2020 Meeting Time & Dates: 1st Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 pm; Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6, Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3
  • Website: http://www.gsha-sc.org
  • Description:


Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA)[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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  • 2020 Meeting Time & Dates: 3rd Tuesday; 7:00 - 9:00pm; Jan 21, Mar 17, May 19, Jul 21, Sept 15, Nov 17
  • Website: http://lawgs.net/
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Nordic Society[edit | edit source]

  • 2020 Meeting Time & Dates: 2nd Saturday (Odd #ed months); 2:00 - 4:00pm; Jan 11, Mar 14, May 9, July 11, Sept 12, Nov 14
  • Website: http://nordicgenealogy.org/
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Polish Society[edit | edit source]

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  • 2020 Meeting Time & Dates: 4th Saturday 1:00 - 4:00pm; Jan 25, Mar 28, May 23, Jul 25, Sept 26, Nov 28
  • 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)[edit | edit source]

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Other Societies - meet sporadically[edit | edit source]

  • Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) 2020 Saturday, Feb 9th, 9 - 10:30 am
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Conejo Valley - Website: www.jgscv.org Meeting Feb 10, 2019
  • Mayflower Society

Affiliated Genealogical Societies' Links from this Website[edit | edit source]

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

California African American Genealogical Society

German

Hispanic America

Jewish


Other Southern California Societies and Organizations


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


Southern California Historical Societies