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10 December 2014

Help us Help you: The CGS Annual Appeal

Holiday Lights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
At the heart of the holiday season, we at the California Genealogical Society give our sincere appreciation for your support. If you're a member in California, you'll soon be receiving our Annual Appeal letter, so don't forget to donate. Your help is crucial to increase the breadth and diversity of our classes and events, as well as add to the library's collection and teach generations of genealogists how to research and tell their families stories.

Thank you for being part of our largest membership in our 117 years.

Over the years, CGS has survived earthquakes and migrations, and grew by staying true to the goals of members and directors of previous years -- to maintain and share a high quality genealogical library and help others learn about their own family history. 

Don't forget-- when you contribute, you're helping to sustain a dedicated genealogy library with over 38,000 volumes of hard to find materials that can further your family history research

Our volunteers donate thousands of hours to help our members and the broader community to discover and tell the stories of their ancestors, at the library and through archival visits and research services. Thanks to them and to your support, we've grown a community of like-minded lovers of genealogy. So many people have learned from each other, discovered new family connections and even found a distant cousin among CGS members. Many realize what an invaluable resource it is to belong to a community of like-minded individuals focused on one thing: genealogy
  • We’re proud to announce a new membership perk: a discount on new annual World Subscriptions with 
  • We’re finalizing details on our events calendar, including a special Irish Heritage event in March. 
  • We’re building on our nationally recognized website to bring new online services for our members.
  • We’re adding to our library collections and the ways you can discover our materials.
Keep an eye on your inbox for more information on these new benefits and other exciting news from the dedicated volunteers at California Genealogical Society. 

Help us grow better and stronger by donating today. California Genealogical Society is maintained entirely by volunteers---we have no paid staff.
 Your gift goes directly to supporting the library’s rent, acquisitions, publications, subscriptions, bookshelves, computers, website and outreach. 

Donate by check or visit us online at & click “Donate.”

With gratitude and many wishes for a wonderful New Year, 

                        Ellen Fernandez-Sacco
                       Kim Cotton
                       Vice President

California Genealogical Society is a 501-(c)(3) non-profit corporation, so your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please note that the Society is solely supported by individual donations like yours -- we do not receive funding from the city, county, state nor Federal government!   CGS Federal Tax ID #:  #94-6130842

Copyright © 2014 by Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, California Genealogical Society and Library.