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Genealogy

Cole Library is closed for renovations, with a reopening community celebration Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Carlsbad City Library Learning Center is open with expanded hours and Dove Library remains open. Learn more

The genealogy collection is one of the largest in Southern California and has a strong emphasis on the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries in the United States. Search the collection through the Carlsbad City Library catalog and view user guides. Call 760-434-2931 or email librarian@carlsbadca.gov with questions.

The collection includes: 

  • Printed books and journals, microfilm, microfiche and CDs
  • United States city directories through 1881 on microfiche and microfilm
  • County histories in print and on microfiche
  • County atlases in print
  • State census on microfilm

  The Library had online subscriptions to:

Access NewspaperArchive(available in the Library only) Newspaper pages from around the world, dating from 1759. Access Newspaper
American Ancestors(available in the Library only) Search more than 110 million names from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). American Ancestors
Ancestry Library Edition(available in the Library only) Images of the U.S. Census from 1790 to 1940, the American Genealogical and Biographical Index, passenger lists and more. Ancestry
Fold3 Documents on the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents. Fold3
Heritage QuestImages of the U.S. Census from 1790 through 1940, more than 25,000 genealogies, local histories, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications and PERSI.

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The North San Diego County Genealogical Society Sponsors these programs:

Please view the Events calendar for dates.

  • NSDCGS Computer Genealogy Group: Second Tuesday monthly. Coffee at 9 a.m., sharing and case studies at 9:30 a.m., program at 10:15 a.m. in Carlsbad City Council Chamber, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive.
  • NSDCGS Program: Fourth Tuesday monthly. Coffee at 9 a.m., sharing and case studies at 9:30 a.m., program at 10:15 a.m. in Carlsbad City Council Chamber, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive.
  • NSDCGS DNA Interest Group: Third Thursday monthly; 6:30 p.m. City of Carlsbad Faraday Center, 1635 Faraday Ave. Room 173B.
  • NSDCGS Legacy Users Group: Second Friday monthly; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place, Room 13.
  • Beginning Genealogy classes: Jan 9 at 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Carlsbad City Council Chamber, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. Please call 760-434-2931 to sign up.
  • Focus On - Small Group sessions on basic Genealogy resources; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Carlsbad City Library 1755 Dove Lane.