Sacramento German Genealogy Society

Monthly Meeting: 1 to 3 pm, 4th Tuesday

For the duration of the virus lockdown in California (2020 to 2022), all in-person meeitngs were conducted uising Zoom. But beginning June 21, 2022, SGGS returns to holding in-person meetings at a new location – a classroom at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sacramento. We are no longer meeting at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Thanks go to the Sacramento FamilySearch Library for sponsoring our use of this facility.
LDS Church in Sacramento
Images from prior meetings:
Panel Discussions
German Culture
And more German culture ...
SGGS' monthly general meeting consists of a lecture by a knowledgable genealogist, either a local or nationally known speaker. The topic is usually a German genealogy research technique or resource. Sometimes the program consists of German history or a cultural performance.
These monthly meetings are free to SGGS members and guests. Visitors are welcome, although we ask that regular non-member attendees join the Society, as our primary income is membership dues. SGGS’ cost of providing these exceptional programs is significant, especially for our out-of-town speakers (travel and lodging costs).
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
2745 Eastern Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95864
Parking is free.
SGGS meetings usually are not held during the following months:
  • Month when the annual seminar or Spring workshop takes place (typically April or May)
  • November (due to the Thanksgiving holiday)
  • December (due to the Christmas holiday)
You have two ways to attend: In person or Zoom
We plan to transmit all these meetings via Zoom and, if the speaker grants permission, to record the presentation which will later be posted in the members-only section of the website. Those connecting via Zoom will be able to view announcements, watch the presentation, download the handout and participate in the subsequent question and answer session. But participation in other meeting activities may not be possible. This could change as SGGS gains more experince conducting hybrid meetings.