The Calaveras Genealogical Society

Organized in 1991 to assist researchers with their research needs.  

Our Approach

Our Purpose

To assist people interested in genealogy to research their roots by providing educational opportunities, research materials and tools.

To compile and make available local information of interest to genealogical researchers.

Our Story

The Calaveras Genealogical Society is a tax exempt non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  We do accept donations which are tax deductible.

Tax ID#: 68-0251932

How Do You Join CGS?

  • Individual membership is $15.00 annually
  • Joint Membership (two or more members in the same household) is $20.00 annually
  • Organization membership is $25.00 annually
  • Lifetime membership is $150.00

A membership form can be downloaded and printed by clicking here.

Who to Contact

For general questions to the Calaveras Genealogical Society email: 

To contact the President of the Society email:

Questions relating to the quarterly Froghorn publication email:

Questions related to the Surname list email:

If you have a query about an ancestor who lived in Calaveras County, CGS may be able to help you.  In the message section below enter the following information:

  • Your question.
  • all names, dates,locations, etc. that you know about the person.

A CGS member will do look ups in the available resources and get back to you via email.  They can not obtain copies of birth, death or marriage certificates, those are held by the Calaveras County Recorder Office for a fee.