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. 


50th Anniversary Displays

Displays that commemorate Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society’s 50th anniversary will be on view in October and November.

The display at the Goleta Valley Public Library highlights our past as an all-volunteer non-profit organization. See how the Society has grown from five members in 1972 to over 500 today. The exhibit is on view in the Library’s lobby display case during the month of October.

A second and larger 50th Anniversary Exhibit in our own Sahyun Library debuts at the October 2 Family History Month Open House and runs through November.

Both exhibits are free to view!

Society Events, Past & Present

Find out about the community events hosted by the Society. 

Request a Speaker

If your group is interested in having one of our members give a virtual talk on a genealogical subject or a presentation about the Society, please contact the Outreach Committee. 

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.

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