California Family History Societies (S-Z)

This section lists county associations from Solano to Whittier Area giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

South Bay Cities Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1977. Their aims are to provide a means for people to exchange ideas and information and to preserve and promote local genealogies.

They also have a number of publications and programs to help people interested in researching their own genealogy.

Their collections are housed in Katy Geissert Torrance Civic Centre Library and include books relating to:

  • Carolinas
  • Kentucky
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

They also have information regarding local Cemeteries, along with some transcriptions.  They also have a small map collection, vertical file and resources on microfiche.

They also have links to other sites you may find of use, including sites maintained by their own members.

Website: 
https://sbcgenealogy.org/ 


South Orange County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1994 to encourage and help people with their family tree research.  Their resources are accessible at Mission Viejo Library and there is an on-line catalogue of these resources on the site.  These resources do not just relate to California, but all across the United States and further afield, such as England and Wales.

There is also a list of surnames currently being researched by members of the organisation, some of whom have an interest in England and Wales.

Website: 
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casoccgs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Tracy Area Genealogical Society

The association has transcribed nearly all the Tracy Cemetery Records, including Brichetto Cemetery, Midway Cemetery and Tracy Cemetery.  These are available to search in Alphabetical Order.  There is also a list of deaths occurring in the Tracy Area.

In addition, an index of surnames currently being researched by members of the organisation is on the site.

Website: 
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~catags/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Ventura County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1978 and now has over 200 members.  Their site includes an on-line catalogue of their resources accessible at Camarillo City Library. There is also an index of surnames currently being researched by group members.

Website: 
http://www.venturacogensoc.org


Whittier Area Genealogical Society

It is possible to search a catalogue of the association's Library Collection, which includes Genealogies, the Mayflower Ancestral Index and Royalty for Commoners, along with United States and International Collections, by using the Whittier College Wardman Library on-line catalogue and choosing WAGS Collection in the location field.

There is also an index of surnames currently being researched by group members.

Website: 
http://www.wagswhittier.org/