Membership is open to all persons interested in the Society's objectives.

Members enjoy these valuable benefits:

SLOCGS Mail List

The SLOCGS Mail List allows members who choose to join it to share genealogical and historical resources that they find online with the other members in the group.
Questions? Email Martha

Borrow books from the SLOCGS Genealogical Library

Members who wish to conduct research at home may check out some of the books at the SLO Genealogical Library.

Slide Conversion to Jpeg Images

This service is being offered to members of the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society. We have purchased a scanner (ST Genie) for the purpose of scanning microfilmed Civil Court Cases on loan from the SLO County Superior Court.

Bob Christian is available to scan slides on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. The process will take place in the Genealogical Library, second floor, in the Palm Street City/ County Library, hours 10am to 3pm.

Appointments must be made with Bob at or (805) 461-3347.

Slides will be converted to jpeg images, which can then be printed or uploaded to your home computer. You will need to bring a flash drive to transfer the images for your use. 100 slides per session are about the limit. Sessions normally start at 10:30am with only one scanning session per day.

Bob will contact you several days before your session with a few suggestions that help speed along the scanning.

There are no fees associated with this process, but if you feel that you would like to donate to the Society to help defray the cost of the scanner, please do so.


Five times a year, members receive a reminder about upcoming meetings and classes sponsored by the Society as well as some meetings of interest at nearby genealogical societies.


Twice a year each member receives a compilation of genealogy related stories written by Society members.

Reduced fees

Members enjoy discounts on publications, reduced admission fee for Society seminars and classes, special member rates for research trips and lower hourly fees for research assistance.

Priority for limited seating at classes and activities

Link to member's website

Any member who has a website may have a link to it posted on the Society's "Links" page.

Published Genealogies

Each member is invited to host his/her own Genealogical Family Tree Online providing it meets the qualifications given at SLO Published Genealogies.

Go to MEMBERSHIP FORM for dues information and new or renewal application.

Email Membership Chairperson Diane Wilsdon with questions.