The Marin County Genealogical Society Research Library resides at the San Rafael Family History Center.
In a joint partnership, MCGS supplied the library and FHC provided the facilities, including computers and readers for microfiche and microfilm. All are for public use. Click here for more about the San Rafael Family History Center.
The Office/Library Room is home to our books, a printer/scanner and a photocopy stand using one's camera.
The Reader Room contains microfilm and microfiche and their “readers”. This room also houses the periodicals and the California Collection, including Marin County plus a flatbed scanner.
The Computer Room houses computers but no library materials. The computers are available for accessing the internet, including many premium family history websites available for free through the FHC. CDs that are part of the library collection may used by appointment only.
The following resources are also available:Library Catalog
19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
For more information, visit the Family History Library page that describes these resources.
Experienced volunteers from the San Rafael Family History Center are available during these hours to assist with genealogical research.
The San Rafael Family History Center will reopen on August 16, 2022 after a hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions.
|Tuesday||10 am - 2 pm|
|Thursday||3 pm - 7 pm|
Holiday Closures 2022:
The MCGS Research Library is located in the San Rafael Family History Center at220 North San Pedro Rd,
San Rafael, CA 94903
The MCGS Library is free and open to the public.