California Genealogical Society

Our library is open for visits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday – Friday. Visitors must register in advance. However, CGS members may visit on Friday without registering, as part of a new trial program. We have updated our CGS Covid Information to reflect new county standards. We are not yet holding in-person classes or Saturday hours. See our Classes and Events for online sessions. See video tours of our library and website on our YouTube Channel.

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Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.

Phone: (510) 663-1358 

Our library is open for visits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday – Friday. Visitors must register in advance. However, CGS members may visit on Friday without registering, as part of a new trial program. We have updated our CGS Covid Information to reflect new county standards. We are not yet holding in-person classes or Saturday hours. See our Classes and Events for online sessions. See video tours of our library and website on our YouTube Channel.

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Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.

Phone: (510) 663-1358 

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