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  • In the Community

    In addition to providing resources online and at the Sahyun Genealogical Library, the Society actively engages with the local community. Our aim is to convey the value of studying family history as a way to enhance understanding of ourselves and our heritage. 

    We hold events at our library and in the community, provide exhibits on aspects of local history, provide speakers to schools and community groups, and more.

    October is Family History Month, which always has an array of special activities for the genealogical-minded. 

    Upcoming Events

    Michael Towbes Library Plaza

    Ribbon Cutting Community Festival

    Santa Barbara Public Library
    Fall 2024
    The day will begin with the ribbon-cutting followed by performances from CAMA, the Choral Society, Flamenco Santa Barbara, Opera Santa Barbara, Folklorico, and more!
    Anapamu Street will be closed from State Street to Anacapa Street for tabling from nonprofits across the community (including the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society) with activities for all ages, library tours, Friends of the Library Book Sale, and film screenings in the Faulkner Gallery!

    For further updates and to ensure you never miss out on the latest Society news, please visit our Blog page and think about subscribing.

    Past Events

    Old-Fashioned 4th of July at the Stow House in Goleta

    Celebrate Family History Month Activities Each October

    Each October, the Society celebrates Family History Month with an open house, other special events, classes, workshops, and more.

    Request a Speaker

    We provide engaging and interactive presentations about genealogy and the Society as well as a tour of our Sahyun Library. We can present at your site with a tour of our Library scheduled for a future date, or your group can meet at Sahyun Library for the talk and tour. We can adapt the talk to your group’s genealogical skill level and interest.  

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