Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Online Library Catalog for the Southern California Genealogical Society

The Southern California Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the launch of its online library catalog.

"Online access to our library catalog is a key goal in our strategic plan", explained president Alice Fairhurst. "We want to make our valuable resources available to family history enthusiasts wherever they live. The catalog can be used -- at no cost -- by anyone."

IT team leader Jay Holladay added, "Our volunteers have done a massive amount of work to get the first stage -- the Society's 26,000 books -- cataloged and prepared for online access." Over the next few months, the catalog will be expanded to include other media (CDs, maps, microforms, and periodicals).

The Society's Family Research Library holds items from all fifty states and several countries, including Germany, Canada (French Canada), England, and Ireland. Although the Library's collection does not circulate, the SCGS professional research team will be happy to do lookups.   

The new catalog, known as Oasis, may be accessed at the SCGS website (www.scgsgenealogy.com). From the menu on the left of the screen, click on Library Collection-->Online Catalog.

Try searching the new catalog today!