Southern California Genealogical Society

Contact Information

Southern California Genealogical Society, 417 Irving Drive Burbank, CA 91504
Tu 10a-9m; W-Th-F 10a-4p; 1st and 2nd Sundays 10a-4p; 3rd and 4th Saturdays 10a-4p
Charlotte Bocage
Director, Education Chair
Alternate Contact
David Burde,

Southern California Genealogical Society

Southern California Genealogical Society
Southern California Genealogical Society, 417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA. 91504

Access and Management


Available to the public?
Available to outside researchers?
Reservations required?
Onsite technology available
Public fee amount
Donation of at least $2 requested


Archive / Collection information

The SCGS Library holds nearly 40,000 volumes, with a relatively small portion of the material related to LA. We have published indices to cemetery records, vital (birth, death and marriage) records, and immigration and naturalization. We provide free access to some data on our website. The Society is in the midst of a project to recreate the 1890 Census for Los Angeles County. The census records were lost in a fire in Washington DC, and our project is an attempt to recreate this valuable historical and genealogical resource. The 1890 data base will include vital records (births, deaths, marriage); cemetery records; city directories for the communities in the county; immigration and naturalization records; military records; voting records (Great Register); educational records; educational, social and fraternal societies; personal family records; and the flagship data, an every-name index of the Los Angeles Times from January 1, 1890 through December 31 of that year. New sources, as they are uncovered, will be added to this rich resource.