CdS doped lead silicate glasses were prepared with the conventional fusion method. The effects of the ZnO/CdS ratio and the content of CdS on the preparation of CdS doped glasses were both studied. The crystallization process of CdS nanocrystals was investigated by X-ray diffractometry and scanning electron microscopy. Utilizing the Maker fringe method, Second harmonic generation (SHG) was observed from CdS doped glasses without any poling procedures. The SH intensity gets enhanced by increasing the heat-treatment temperature and prolonging the heat-treatment duration.