San Joaquin Genealogical Society
Membership and Benefits
Membership Levels
  • $20 annual membership fee
  • Plan is for one person only
  • $25 annual membership fee
  • Plan is for two people living in the same household at the same address.
  • Family members will receive only one copy of the newsletter unless multiple emails are provided.
To become a member of the SJGS, click on the Online Join link in the menu bar to the left.
Our newsletter is published nine times each year (January through June and September through November), and each issue contains genealogical news, resources, hints, queries and a calendar of genealogical events and activities. The newsletter is distributed to members free of charge by two methods: through the "Members Only" page of this website and by email. Members also have access to prior issues of the newsletter through the "Members Only" page. 
We also participate in a reciprocal newsletter exchange program with other genealogical and historical societies. To be added to our exchange list, please contact us at
Research Resources
Members living in or near San Joaquin County or those visiting from other areas may access some of our resources in person. These include:
  • The Genealogy Collection at the Cesar Chavez Central Library in Stockton
  • Holdings in the Local History Room at the Cesar Chavex Central Library
  • Presentations by genealogical experts during our regular membership meetings.
For other resources, please see the Research Resources link in the menu bar to the left.
Speaker Resources
The expert genealogical speakers at our monthly meetings often develop handouts to accompany their presentations. When possible, we email these handouts to out members prior to each meeting, so that even those members living out of the area can benefit from our guest speaker presentations.
SJGS members collectively decide what topics to learn more about. Using this member input, our Board of Directors seeks out and invites respected leaders in the field of genealogy to speak at our monthly meetings.
Member Discounts

Members receive a 10% discount on all books and periodicals published by the San Joaquin Genealogical Society. To receive this discount, you must log in to the website BEFORE shopping at the online SJGS Store. (If the log-in step is skipped, the publication prices will reflect the full non-member amounts.)
Volunteer Opportunities
SJGS members are dedicated to serving the local community and other genealogical researchers. We've compiled a large reference library over the years, and we continue to work on producing many invaluable genealogical publications.
When you join our society, you have the opportunity to be involved in many different volunteer activities, including:
  • Community education workshops for the local community
  • Twice-monthly genealogy volunteer days at Cesar Chavez Central Library
  • Personalized genealogical research assistance for patrons submitting research requests to SJGS
  • And much more! Together, we keep our organization thriving and and our activities enjoyable.