01 March 2011

SCGS Lunch and Learn - March 12

The SCGS March Lunch and Learn program is a Double Bill.

Lunch - 12:00 noon to 1p.m.
Sit, chat, and share your genealogy stories and questions while eating your
brown bag lunch.

Learn - 1:00p.m. to 4:45p.m. with questions and answers

First Speaker - Gena Philibert Ortega
This presentation goes over resources for tracing the women in your family. Sources discussed include census records, immigration, vital records, church records, journals, newspapers, court records, library archives and manuscript collections.

Gena Philibert Ortega holds Master's degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies and Religion. The author of Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra and articles published through online newsletters and magazines. Gena’s writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food Family Ephemera.

Second Speaker - Charlotte Bocage
2:15-3:15p.m. I Thought I Was Organized, So Don’t Do What I Did!
3:15-4:15p.m. Why and How to Source Your Documents
4:15-4:45p.m. Getting Ready for the National Archives Field Trip

These presentations will prepare you for getting organized. We will explain the need for and types of forms, a filing system, and other genealogical paraphernalia. You will avoid the sin of incomplete sourcing by organizing your source citations. Then the mini lecture will prepare you for our field trip to the National Archives on April 2.

Charlotte M. Bocage has over forty years of genealogy experience, a full-time genealogist, lecturer, author, and Louisiana specialist. Also on the Board of Directors and Education Committee chair for the Southern California Genealogical Society, First Vice President for the Pasadena Area African American Genealogical Society.

The library will not be open for research.

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California 91504

For more information: contact Charlotte rubymoon01@yahoo.com

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