About the Sequoia Genealogical Society


What Is The Sequoia Genealogical Society?

The Sequoia Genealogical Society, Inc. is the major support organization for the Inez Hyde Collection in the Genealogical Room of the Tulare City Library. This library has one of the largest in-house genealogical collections in California's Central Valley. Some of its holdings include all U.S. censuses for 1850, 1860 and 1880 and all of California through 1920 on microfilm or CDs.

The library boasts over 6,000 books, 5,500 microfilms, 18,000 microfiche, and over 70 CDs. Nearly half of the microfilm collection is the Genealogy and Local History Collection of Microfilm Corp. of America, mostly for New England. In addition, the library houses the 16-volume set of the Confederate Compiled Service Records Index called The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865, edited by James B. Hewlett.  Library patrons have access to the databases of Ancestry.com from computers inside the library.


The Sequoia Genealogical Society invites you to become a member.

Memberships, which include a subscription to a newsletter and discounts on classes and other activities, are as follows: single, $20; couple, $22; and life memberships, $200. All memberships cover the period of June 1 to May 31. Memberships starting in mid-year (December 1 to May 1) are at half the annual rate. 

The society's Newsletter is printed nine times a year.  It lists genealogical events, library acquisitions, and genealogical data, mostly local. The Newsletter is exchanged with other newsletters which are available in our library.

The regular meetings will be held in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 494 North Blackstone (SE corner of Cross & Blackstone), Tulare, CA, at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, March through November. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call the library at (559) 685-4518

Application form for Sequoia Genealogical Society membership

Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:  Closed


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