26 June 2016

[CA-SCGS] Writer's Group--Sunday, July 10, 2016

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Writers Group Meeting - Sunday, July10, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.

The prompts for the next meeting are:
                  1)  Bedtime rituals/stories, or
                  2)  Your quest for a genealogical document
As a side note, there is no need to stick to a 250 word count or the prompts, just bring whichever genealogy/memoir/family history related writing you’re working on!

Meets: 2nd Sunday of each month
Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Taylor, JenmichelleTaylor@icloud.com 
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society Library

Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd
(818) 843-7247 

24 June 2016

[CA-SCGS]--SCGS Open House--July 9, 2016

You are cordially invited to the annual
Southern California Genealogical Society
Open House
Saturday, July 9, 2016
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
Tour the SCGS Family History Library
Connect with Interest Groups
Meet the Board, Officers, & Librarians
Light refreshments will be served
Door Prizes will be handed out!
RSVP 818.843.7247 or scgs@scgsgenealogy.com
Southern CA Genealogy Society and Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA
Cross street: Glenoaks

23 June 2016

[CA-SCGS] Going to the Ventura County Fair in August? Genealogy Volunteers Needed - Sign up Today!

A message from our friends at The Ventura County Genealogical Society:

Each year at the Ventura County Fair there is a place where volunteers using the Family History Center's computers set up at the Fair can assist people with an introduction look into the genealogy records available to trace their family history.  Volunteers with a basic knowledge of the Family Search site and other internet resources can demonstrate to Fair attendees how to access the many records that are available. 

Each year VCGS has supported the Fair with volunteers to man the booth for shifts of their choosing during the days and evenings of the Ventura County Fair. Volunteers for this year are needed again.  If you would like to volunteer to help staff the genealogical table at the Ventura County Fair please sign up for shifts at: http://tinyurl.com/VTAFairSignups2016

There will be three shifts per day. You can select more than one shift. Each shift consists of three volunteers and one shift supervisor. Please contact Bettye Berg (bettyeberg@yahoo.com) if you need to make a change to your shift, or you have questions. A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers. 

The Ventura County Fair will be held Wednesday August 3rd through Sunday August 14th, 2016 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center. For information about the fair and directions, visit the website at http://www.venturacountyfair.org/.  

See you at the Fair!

22 June 2016

[CA-SCGS] Upcoming SoCal Genealogy Events - July 2016

July 2016

Summer is here, so let the genealogy road trip season begin! Join us as we celebrate a month of fun, family, and family history. 

Note: several societies' monthly meetings are on summer hiatus. Please check with your local society if they are not on this list. All information included in the list was gleaned from online searches.

02     Orange County Genealogical Society meeting - Delbert Ritchart presenting

09     Society of Hispanic Historical & Ancestral Research - Letty Rodella presenting

09     San Diego Genealogical Society meeting - Randy Seaver presenting

10     Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County meeting

10     San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society meeting

11     Corona Genealogical Society meeting 

13     Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group - Randy Seaver presenting

16     Whittier Area Genealogical Society meeting

16     Ventura County Genealogical Society mini seminar - Jean Wilcox Hibben presenting

16     South Orange County Genealogical Society meeting - Hal Horrocks presenting

17     Questing Heirs Genealogical Society meeting - Penny Nugent and Nancy Huebotter presenting

19     Conejo Valley Genealogical Society meeting - Barbara Randall presenting

19     Los Angeles Westside Genealogical Society meeting

20     South Bay Cities Genealogical Society meeting - Linda Serna presenting

22     Genealogical Society of Morongo Basin Computer Users in Genealogy Group meeting

23     Nikkei Genealogical Society meeting at Japanese American National Museum

24     British Isles Family History Society - USA meeting - Hall Horrocks presenting

27     Chula Vista Genealogical Society Annual Picnic

30     Genealogical Society of North Orange County - Seminar featuring Cyndi Ingle 

Some Seminars and meetings may require registration and fees. Check the websites for more information, availability, and applicable prices. SCGS is not responsible for fees or the events listed above.

Do you have an event you would like featured in our SoCal Events posts? 
SCGS is happy to help out and let our readers know of opportunities to further their genealogical education. To ensure you are included in future posts, please send the date, conference or seminar title, featured speaker, and a live link to your website or flyer to socialmedia@scgsgenealogy.com with the heading "SoCal Event".

[CA-SCGS] FamilySearch Announces Maintenance and Upgrade Next Week

Public Service Announcement for all genealogists and family historians:

FamilySearch is planning some scheduled maintenance and a "technical upgrade" to its website on Monday, June 27th. The upgrade will begin at 12:00 am MDT / 11:00 pm Sunday, June 26th for those of us in the Pacific Time Zone.

The message on www.familysearch.org states that the site may be down for up to 24 hours, so please plan your research accordingly.

17 June 2016

[CA-SCGS] Father's Day Wishes

The Southern California Genealogical Society
 would like to extend heartfelt wishes to all 
for a Happy Father's Day.

SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
(818) 843-7247

*The Library will be closed for research on Father's Day

16 June 2016

In Memoriam: Mildred Pearson Vander Hoeven

Mildred (Millie) Pearson Vander Hoeven
17 Aug 1918 - 29 May 2016

Obituary printed for her Memorial Service, held June 13, 2016
Mildred Lucille Pearson Dabney Vander Hoeven

Mildred Lucille Pearson was born 17 August, 1918 at Washtucna, Washington to Robert Pearson and Mallie Rodgers. She first married Billie D. Dabney in 1941, then divorced him and married John Vander Hoeven on 21 February, 1946 in Carson City, Nevada. John died in 1989 and Millie, as we called her, lived alone for the last 27 years.

She had one son, Terry Vander Hoeven.

Millie was very proud of her heritage and belonged to many heritage groups including: Daughters of the American Revolution Los Angeles-Eschscholtzia Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century Plymouth Chapter, US Daughters 1812 Francis Scott Key Chapter, Southern Dames of America Rose City Chapter, New England Women Poppy Colony, Colonial Daughters of the XVII Century Spanish Mission Chapter, Colonial Dames of America, Dames of the Court of Honor, Daughters of the Indian Wars Shalawa Meadow Chapter, Daughters of Colonial Wars California State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists Governor John Winthrop Chapter, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims California Branch, and the Mayflower Society Los Angeles Colony.  She usually held an office and was treasurer in many.

She had 12 approved supplementals in Colonial Dames XVII Century alone.

Millie was a tiny lady with a big heart and she will be missed greatly.

The Southern California Genealogical Society extends its deepest sympathy to Millie's family and friends. We will miss her smile, sharp wit, infectious sense of humor, and of course her key lime pie.

09 June 2016

[CA-SCGS] This Just In: Lunch and Learn - Saturday, June 11, 2016

This month's SCGS Lunch & Learn will feature Dean Richardson, Director of the Laguna Niguel Family History Center in Aliso Viejo, California, who will present "Preparing to Hire a Genealogy Researcher" followed by Charlotte Bocage, SCGS Board Member, who will present a lecture chosen by the audience.

The fun begins at 12:00 noon this Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the SCGS Library in Burbank when you are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy while you talk with your fellow family historians.

Lectures will begin at 1:00 pm. For more information please contact Charlotte Bocage

SCGS Lunch and Learn
Second Saturday of most months
12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

(818) 843-7247

Cross street Glenoaks