11 March 2015

[CA-SCGS] President Obama to Visit Burbank 3/12; Traffic Advisory

If you're planning to visit the SCGS Library on Thursday, March 12, you want to plan your attack on the mean streets of Burbank. We're expecting a visit from the Leader of the Free World.

I don't think he's going to be stopping at the SCGS Family Research Library, but he will be close by and traffic will definitely be affected. The road closures expect to run between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m., so it may not cause too much turmoil.

Here's a note from Burbank Police. Click to read more easily.




08 March 2015

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Interest Group Meeting Sunday, March 15, 2015



Are you a RootsMagic user, or are you thinking about trying it out? SCGS can help you make the most of this powerful software program to help manage your genealogy data.

The RootsMagic Interest Group will meet Sunday, March 15, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the SCGS Family Research Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA (Cross street Glenoaks).

As always, we encourage you to bring your questions, discoveries, or suggestions for topics to be discussed at this or a future meeting.

RootsMagic Video - YouTube videos are now available on the RM YouTube channel. To check out this resource, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/RootsMagicTV. The RootsMagic webinars are still available by using the Learn dropdown at http://www.rootsmagic.com/

From the Forums - Be sure to check out some of the recent postings on the RM forums at: http://forums.rootsmagic.com/

For further information about the meeting or the user group, please contact Jay Holladay: jholladay@ca.rr.com

SCGS RootsMagic User Group
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
3rd Sunday of each Month
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street Glenoaks 

06 March 2015

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Italian Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, March 21st from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Don't miss the very special keynote speaker at the upcoming meeting of the newly established SCGS Italian Interest Group!

Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a native Californian with Italian roots and an enthusiasm for Italian genealogy, will be speaking to the group at the SCGS Library in Burbank at their March meeting.  Mr. Gatto represents the 43rd Assembly District which includes the communities of Burbank, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake.

Assemblyman Gatto will be sharing his ancestral interests with the group.  He will also be showing his appreciation of the work done by SCGS by presenting the Italian Interest Group with a Certificate of Recognition from the California Assembly.

You don't need to be a member of the Italian Interest Group or even to have Italian ancestry to attend.

The meeting will be held at a special time from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 21st at the SCGS Library located at 417 Irving Drive in Burbank (cross street Glenoaks Blvd).

Regular meetings are held the third Saturday of every other month from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Topics that will be addressed in coming months include accessing and transcribing Italian records, Italian history and geography, and learning to break through Italian genealogical brick walls.  For more information about the group, contact Lesa DeGagne at LesaD@roadrunner.com.

SCGS Italian Interest Group
3rd Saturday of every other month
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street Glenoaks


02 March 2015

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting March 9, 2015

Posted by Barbara Randall 
 

Legacy User Group Meeting
Monday, March 9, 2015
7:00- 9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California
Cross Street Glenoaks

Back To The Basics with Legacy 8
 
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn the basics of using this software program, answer questions to further your knowledge and efficiency, and to assist others with your expertise. The user group is open to the public and there is no charge for attending.

There will be time to practice and review the new skills as well as ask questions. You may want to bring your laptop or tablet to practice the skills and explore Legacy’s capabilities.

If you are considering Legacy Family Tree, the user group is a great way to explore the program to assist in your decision to use it or not. All levels of ability are welcome to participate!

No RSVP is needed. E-mail Barb Randall for more information at barbmran@aol.com.

Southern California Genealogical Society
www.scgsgenealogy.com
818-843-7247
scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

26 February 2015

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist™ (TMG) User Group – March 7

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting

Saturday, March 7, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

The March meeting of the SCGS TMG User Group (TMG-UG) will focus on features of The Master Genealogist version 9.05 and its companion software, Second Site.

TMG-UG meets monthly on the afternoon of the first Saturday of the month except for holiday weekends and scheduled SCGS events. Meetings are held at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank. The library is not open for research during the meeting.

TMG-UG meeting dates for 2015 are posted on the SCGS Computer Software User Groups web page and on the SCGS calendar.

Please direct any questions you may have about the meeting to: Patt Ricketts. To add your name to our meeting reminder list contact Cheri.

TMG-UG is a forum for users of The Master Genealogist (TMG) software to gather and discuss features, issues, and practical application of the "the gold standard in family history software" and its companion software, Second Site.

As an Interest Group of the Southern California Genealogical Society, our meetings are open to the general public. There is no fee for participation. Donations are gratefully accepted.

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, March 08, 2015

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.



Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time begins on March 8!  Set your clocks ahead or you will miss the first hour of the group!!

Beginning with Family Tree Maker
Part 2 - Media and Documentation

Moving beyond primary data operations, this second of the three-part series introduces the Family Tree Maker beginner to the process of adding images and other media files to a family tree. Pictures add a great amount of interest and can provide a visual record of events, family artifacts and, most importantly, source documentation. 
Serious tree users do not want to face the baffling questions of “How do I know that?” and “Where did that come from?” Leader Dick Humphrey will clarify Family Tree Maker’s approach to the interconnection of sources, citations, repositories, templates and webpages.

Experienced users can also benefit from this review of the fundamentals of Family Tree Maker.
For questions, contact Dick Humphrey at rlh1335@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 08, 2015
4:00-6:00pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

Cross Street Glenoaks

08 February 2015

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Interest Group Meeting Sunday, February 15, 2015



Are you a RootsMagic user, or are you thinking about trying it out? SCGS can help you make the most of this powerful software program to help manage your genealogy data.

The RootsMagic Interest Group will meet Sunday, February 15, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the SCGS Family Research Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA (Cross street Glenoaks).

As always, we encourage you to bring your questions, discoveries, or suggestions for topics to be discussed at this or a future meeting.

RootsMagic Video - YouTube videos are now available on the RM YouTube channel. To check out this resource, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/RootsMagicTV. The RootsMagic webinars are still available by using the Learn dropdown at http://www.rootsmagic.com/

From the Forums - Be sure to check out some of the recent postings on the RM forums at: http://forums.rootsmagic.com/

For further information about the meeting or the user group, please contact Jay Holladay: jholladay@ca.rr.com

SCGS RootsMagic User Group
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
3rd Sunday of each Month
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street Glenoaks 

02 February 2015

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting February 9, 2015

Posted by Barbara Randall 
 

Legacy User Group Meeting
Monday, February 9, 2015
7:00- 9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California
Cross Street Glenoaks

Back To The Basics with Legacy 8
 
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn the basics of using this software program, answer questions to further your knowledge and efficiency, and to assist others with your expertise. The user group is open to the public and there is no charge for attending.

There will be time to practice and review the new skills as well as ask questions. You may want to bring your laptop or tablet to practice the skills and explore Legacy’s capabilities.

If you are considering Legacy Family Tree, the user group is a great way to explore the program to assist in your decision to use it or not. All levels of ability are welcome to participate!

No RSVP is needed. E-mail Barb Randall for more information at barbmran@aol.com.

Southern California Genealogical Society
www.scgsgenealogy.com
818-843-7247
scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

28 January 2015

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group Meeting, February 08, 2015

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Beginning with Family Tree Maker
Trees and Facts

Sunday, February 08, 2015
4:00-6:00pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247
Cross Street Glenoaks

First of a three-part series introducing Family Tree Maker 2014 to those wishing to begin using FTM productively.

Join us for discussion on these topics.
- Create and maintain family tree files.
- Learn guidelines for name entry of ancestors and descendants.
- Enter the basic what, when, where of significant life events (the facts!).
- Set important configurations for workplace screens and program operation.

Even long-time users can benefit from looking afresh at the fundamentals of Family Tree Maker.
For questions, contact Dick Humphrey at rlh1335@gmail.com.

11 January 2015

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Interest Group Meeting Sunday, January 18, 2015



Are you a RootsMagic user, or are you thinking about trying it out? SCGS can help you make the most of this powerful software program to help manage your genealogy data.

The RootsMagic Interest Group will meet Sunday, January 18, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the SCGS Family Research Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA (Cross street Glenoaks).

As always, we encourage you to bring your questions, discoveries, or suggestions for topics to be discussed at this or a future meeting.

RootsMagic Video - YouTube videos are now available on the RM YouTube channel. To check out this resource, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/RootsMagicTV. The RootsMagic webinars are still available by using the Learn dropdown at http://www.rootsmagic.com/

From the Forums - Be sure to check out some of the recent postings on the RM forums at: http://forums.rootsmagic.com/

For further information about the meeting or the user group, please contact Jay Holladay: jholladay@ca.rr.com

SCGS RootsMagic User Group
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
3rd Sunday of each Month
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street Glenoaks 

05 January 2015

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting January 12, 2015

Posted by Barbara Randall 
 

Legacy User Group Meeting
Monday, January 12, 2015
7:00- 9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California
Cross Street Glenoaks

Back To The Basics with Legacy 8
 
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn the basics of using this software program, answer questions to further your knowledge and efficiency, and to assist others with your expertise. The user group is open to the public and there is no charge for attending.

There will be time to practice and review the new skills as well as ask questions. You may want to bring your laptop or tablet to practice the skills and explore Legacy’s capabilities.

If you are considering Legacy Family Tree, the user group is a great way to explore the program to assist in your decision to use it or not. All levels of ability are welcome to participate!

No RSVP is needed. E-mail Barb Randall for more information at barbmran@aol.com.

Southern California Genealogical Society
www.scgsgenealogy.com
818-843-7247
scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

03 January 2015

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, January 11, 2015

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.


New Updates to Family Tree Maker 2014

In November and December Ancestry released two free updates (“service packs”, SP4 and SP5) for Family Tree Maker 2014.

On Sunday, January 11, we will focus on these updates. Starting with a careful look at how to check for an available update and how to determine what version you currently have, we will then step through the download and installation processes for the updates.

Each feature change will be examined, including one completely new report and a new feature to assist with telephone support calls to Ancestry. A number of reports have been enhanced and there is one pretty cool navigation improvement!

Sunday, January 11, 2015
4:00-6:00pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

Cross Street Glenoaks

17 December 2014

RootsMagic User Group News - December 2014

This message is to remind you that, at our meeting on November 16, we decided to cancel the December 21 meeting because it is so close to Christmas.

Instead, you are encouraged to download and install the new RootsMagic 7 and check it out. Current RM6 users can upgrade to RM7 for just $19.95. New users can order RootsMagic 7 for the Christmas Special price of $19.95 until December 20.

Check out the list of features in RM7 here. You can try some of the features of the new version for free by downloading RootsMagic Essentials. Web Hints and several other new features are included in the free version. An excellent new video about using the new features is available using the Learn - RootsMagic TV link at rootsmagic.com

Our January 18, 2015 meeting will feature a demonstration of RootsMagic 7 and answer your questions about both the new version and its predecessor. We hope to see you there.

14 December 2014

SCGS Announces 2015 Webinar Series - GROW what you KNOW

Click here to view the schedule
The Southern California Genealogical Society proudly announces plans for the 2015  Jamboree Extension Webinar Series. Since 2011, SCGS has offered twice-monthly webinars for genealogists and family historians around the globe.

The goal of the Webinar Series is to fulfill an important element of the Society’s Mission Statement: The Southern California Genealogical Society exists to foster interest in family history and genealogy, preserve genealogical materials, and provide instruction in accepted and effective research techniques.

What does it cost?
The live webcasts are open to the public free of charge. Please tell your cousins, fellow genealogical society members and others about our program. We'd love to have them join us.

When are they held?
SCGS webinars are held the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. They are held at hours that most people are not working: Saturday 10am Pacific time and Wednesday 6pm Pacific time.

I’m sold. How do I sign up?
It’s really easy. Go to the SCGS website page with the Extension Series information. http://tinyurl.com/2015-SCGS-Webinars

You’ll see a list with all of the upcoming webinars and links to register. Click on the links to register for the live webcasts you want to attend. Fill out the registration information and you’re all set. You’ll get a confirmation email and will also get reminders before the webinar, as well as a link to a handout for every presentation.

On the day of the program, click the link that you received in those emails and you’ll be taken to GoToWebinar for your session. You can watch the webinars on your laptop or desktop, on your tablet or even your smartphone. If you don't have an internet connection, you can even dial in by phone and listen to the presentation.

What if I can’t watch the live webcast?
As a benefit of membership, SCGS members may view any of the 125 or so archived sessions any time, day or night, on the SCGS website. Webinars are posted online about two weeks after the webcast. A list of the archived sessions can be found on the SCGS website. To learn more about the valuable membership benefits available for SCGS members, visit our membership webpage.

Download the 2015 Webinar flyer and post it on your office's bulletin board.

Join us for the first session on Saturday, January 3!

08 December 2014

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, December 14, 2014

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Confused about source templates? Come for a first look at how the choice of a template affects the creation of source entries in FTM and the citations subsequently linked to them.

Family Tree Maker utilizes over 170 templates that are based on QuickCheck models by Elizabeth Shown Mills. At the session, one census record will be sourced several times using different templates - including the FTM default, several census group templates and also the results from FTM’s Web Search feature. The resulting source titles and citations will be compared and evaluated.

Bonus topic 1: two quick techniques for enhancing downloaded document images.
Bonus topic 2: basics of using fillable PDF genealogy forms.

The meeting is open to the public; attendees do not need to be members of SCGS.
For questions, contact Dick Humphrey at rlh1335@gmail.com

Sunday, December 14, 2014
4:00-6:00pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

Cross Street Glenoaks