Genealogical Association of Sacramento
Sacramento, California

About Our Association

The Genealogical Association of Sacramento (GAS) was founded in 1976, our Nation’s 200th birthday, with a nucleus of 13 dedicated members.   Its objectives are to encourage the research, publication, and preservation of genealogical and historical material; to instruct and lend assistance to the membership and the public in modern methods of research.  These objectives are accomplished at regular meetings and association-sponsored workshops, lectures, field trips and other educational activities.
The Association offers many educational opportunities to attend seminars and classes in genealogy-related subjects.  There is usually something for everyone at our meetings, from the beginner to the more experienced genealogist.
We meet the third Wednesday of each month except July, August and December at 12:15 pm in the Belle Cooledge Library, 5600 South Land Park Dr., Sacramento, CA 95831.  We produce a monthly newsletter that is available on our website to members.  We have donated our genealogical book and periodical collection to the Sacramento Public Library, Central Branch, 2nd Floor, located at 828 "I" Street.  The library catalog can be accessed at

Operating Year: January - December 2024

Board of Directors
President: Melanie A. Howard
Vice President: Carol Dunkel
Treasurer: Pat Trentham
Secretary: Mary Riley
Historian: James Hunt
Membership Chair: Claire Chase
Newsletter Editor: Carol Hendrickson
Program/Publicity Chair: Beth Daugherty
Ways and Means: Patricia McKinnon
Web Manager: Ann S, Owens
Web Manager: Penny Lagden