Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde e.V.


The German Research Team and German Interest Group at SCGS can help you navigate the unique challenges of researching your German ancestors.

Germans form the largest group of immigrants to the America. Germans were among the settlers of Jamestown in 1608; and the first permanent German settlement was established in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683. Since then, some eight million German immigrants have entered the United States.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address

417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504

Southern California Genealogy Society building

Contact language:  English


Genealogical Society / Special Interest Group 


The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) exists to foster the understanding and appreciation of the collective and individual histories, cultures and traditions of our diverse communities, and recognition of their contributions to our dynamic society.

SCGS endeavors to preserve genealogical materials, support ethnic and special interest groups, and to provide education and guidance with accepted and effective research techniques, documentation, and dissemination of family histories.


1 year individual


Twelve-month membership for one person

2 year individual


Twenty-four month membership for one person with all the benefits listed in an individual membership.

1 year joint


Twelve-month membership for two persons with all the benefits listed in an individual membership.

2 year joint


Twenty-four month membership for two persons with all the benefits listed in an individual membership.

Youth Membership


Twelve-month membership for one person under the age of 25 who provides a copy of her/his driver’s license or other photo ID with proof of age. Includes all benefits of membership listed in an individual membership. Upon reaching the age of twenty-five (25), the Youth Member will become an Individual Member and be subject to annual fees in force at that time when the membership comes up for renewal.

The Searcher Printed and Mailed to You


All Members can view the electronic version of The Searcher in the Members Only section of the Website. If you would like a hardcopy to you, it is an additional annual fee to be added to the mailing list.

Membership Benefits:

  • Free remote access to MyHeritage Library Edition™ and more! The SCGS is always looking to negotiate at-home access with other database and service providers.
  • 24/7 access to Jamboree Extension Series Webinar Archive which includes over 180 recorded webinars and select Jamboree sessions.  Each hour-long webinar includes 60 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes Q&A.
  • Discounts on conference registrations, such as Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy, and other SCGS events.
  • Discounts on Research Team services and SCGS products.
  • Access to our proprietary databases which are growing annually.
  • More than 40,000 volumes contained in our Family Research Library. Our collection holds materials on every state in the nation and most Western European countries. If you can’t visit in person, our library catalog is searchable online and our Research Teams are available to assist you.