Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Our own San Diego Genealogical Society will be celebrating the dedication of its library to the San Diego Public Library on Saturday April 25th at 11am Ninth floor. 


Two hour free parking. Easy trolley ride. See newsletter or website casdgs.org or attend this Saturday's monthly meeting at St Andrews Lutheran Church for more information on the trolley excursion.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Join us at our next meeting

March Meeting - Your German & Italian Ancestors

Saturday, March 14th
Meatballs & Sauer Kraut
Special Guest Speaker: Toni Perone
Covering many resources found in book form and on LDS film for both Germany and Italy, with many resources found soley at the Immigrant Genealogical Society Library will be discussed including methods of finding your town in Germany and in the other case Italy if they are unknown.
Please click on the Monthly Meetings tab for location and time.

See you there!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015



San Diego Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Saturday, Feb. 14 2015
Session 1 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Yvette Porter-Moore

Blogging Your Family History: What Will You Do With All Your Research?

Yvette will speak about our boxes of files and research and how to put it to use, so that we can resolve issues we are having finding answers by sharing with others. Yvette’s talk covers the basics of blogging and how to blog your family research on line so your family stories can be told for generations.

Session 2 (11:15 AM – 12:15 PM)
Jean Moss

My Adoption Search - Follow My Journey in Solving the Puzzle Pieces

Jean is an adoptee who searched for her birth family.  With many events and activities, they have been found. She will share with you how she went about it . Follow her journey in solving the puzzle pieces, including road blocks, overcoming them and where she is in her research today.            

Bring yourself out to a great learning adventure for yourself.

Bring a Friend *  Free Event  *  Refreshments are served

St Andrew's Lutheran Church
8350 Lake Murray Blvd. 
San Diego, CA 92119

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


You mean the same Josh Taylor who is featured on Genealogy Road Show?



When: Saturday, January 10, 2015
What time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Marina Village - Captain's Room, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, California 92109

For more information please contact:
Regina Gigl 
In the meantime, please visit Josh's website to learn more about him.

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Linda Serna

“Ethnic Groups:  They Came Into America” Looks at the Polish, German, French, Belgium Walloons, Italian, Irish, and Dutch and explores where they came from, when they came, why they came, and where they went in America to aid us in our research of these particular groups.

“Foreign Research” Looks at how to go about tracing our ancestors across the ocean.  It addresses beginning here in the States, discovering the clues as to where to go next, and then finding resources that are available here and overseas, both online and in repositories, as well as other suggestions that may open the doors to success.

*** BONUS ***
An Italian and German genealogy help desk will be available.
Toni Perrone and Gordon Seyffert, experts from the Immigrant Genealogical Society of Burbank,
will be there to assist and answer questions.

Linda has been involved with genealogy in researching and writing family stories for over 30 years. Just recently, she was honored to work on the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow. Currently, Linda is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (SCCAPG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA), the Polish Genealogical Society (PGS-CA), and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA-CA) as well as being Vice President of Programs for the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS). Over the last 5 years, Linda has written and given several presentations on various topics for different groups in Southern California and New Mexico, as well as teaching the Intermediate/Advanced class at her home group about twice a year. Linda is always in the process of writing new presentations. Her loves, in addition to public speaking, include history, writing, and traveling. She especially likes seeing how individual family stories fit in and make up the fabric of history.

Monthly Meetings
Meetings of the San Diego Genealogical Society are held on the second Saturday of each month, except December. Most meetings are held at

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

Meetings begin at 10 a.m. with guest speakers from throughout Southern California, and include two presentations on topics of interest to genealogists and family historians of all levels. The meetings, which are free and open to the public, include refreshments and a discussion of Society business. Beginners are always welcome.

We hope to see you there.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

More about Central Library parking

I saw an interesting article in the Saturday Dec. 7 San Diego Union about the underground parking.

The parking management company, ABM Management, is running the parking concession for cost with all of the profit going to the library! ABM is running the parking for 11.5% of the revenue with 88.5% going to the library. This could mean as much as $730,000 income for the library's budget.It still hurts the patron's wallet but at least we know that the money is not just going directly into the city coffers.

The first hour of parking is free with library validation. The parking validation is available on the library first floor. After the first hour the rate is $1.25 per each 20 minutes or part thereof up to a maximum of $21 per day.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Parking at the San Diego Central Library

Since the underground library parking is no longer free you need to know about the surface parking.

There are two surface lots across Park Blvd from the library that are reasonably priced. The closest lot is immediately across Park at the 11th St. stoplight. This lot is $5 all day and uses a dashboard ticket to show you have paid.. You enter the lot from Park Blvd. The ticket vending machine is right inside the lot and takes cash or credit cards. It does not give change.

There is a $3 per day parking lot across the trolley tracks from the above mentioned lot. The ticket vending machine is in the extreme southwest corner of the lot. This is the corner that is closest to the 12th and Imperial Transit Station. I'd recommend entering this lot from Imperial Ave westbound so you can drive right to the ticket vending machine. Get your parking stub and drive through the lot be close to the library. There is a shrubbery island that divides the parking lot and it looks like it divides the lot to prevent full access to the library part of the lot. However there are two fire lanes through the shrubbery that you can drive through. You have to look for them but they are accessible.

There are no in and out privileges on either lot. Both lots cost $15 to $20 on baseball game days.

There is a multi-story parking structure at the northwest corner of the library but I haven't priced it yet.

Bus and trolley are good choices too. All three trolley lines stop at the 12th and Imperial Transit Station. The transit station is only a long block from the library.

Buses 11, 901 and 929 stop at the library.