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Welcome to the California Genealogical Society and Library Blog - a Web log for and about the society - its members, programs and events.

My name is Kathryn Doyle and I oversee internet presence for the society. I created this blog in November 2007 and I am responsible for its content. Members contribute photographs, articles and ideas – all are welcome. 

I am a great believer in genealogical society membership and although none of my ancestors lived in California, CGS is my local society and I have held membership since 2000. 

Membership in the California Genealogical Society has given me more than just the "genealogical" benefits I had expected. Since I don't have California ancestry, I originally joined for the surprisingly large Pennsylvania collection at the library. As I met other members I learned how much more you get from a local society. The volunteers are an amazing group of smart, talented, giving individuals and I value their friendship. The camaraderie is infectious - as I hope you will learn while reading the California Genealogical Society and Library blog

I appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Feel free to email me or leave a comment at the end of any post.