17 May 2012

Bargain Alert: Lisa Louise Cooke - Genealogy Gems

Special two-day Genealogy Gems sale
Good through May 18, 2012

Lisa Louise Cooke is one of the featured speakers at the 2012 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. You can purchase her publications on the exhibit floor or shop early for extra-special pricing.

How to Find your Family History in Newspapers
The Genealogist's Google Toolbox
Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies
Genealogy Gems Premium Membership

11 May 2012

SCGS German Interest Group - May 19

417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408
818-843-7247 or scgsgenealogy.com
19 May - Translating the Title Page  To be announced   Lois Wildman
16 Jun - Researching Her German Ancestors  Dr. Leigh Taylor, San Clemente
21 Jul - Tranlsating the Title Page To be announced  Barbara Randall

18 Aug - Tranlsating the Title Page To be announced  Marilyn Heck
15 Sep - Tranlating the Title Page:    Telephone Book Listings   
20 Oct - Translating the Title Page:  To be announced  George Horne
17 Nov - Translating the Title Page: To be announced  Allene Aubertin  & Alene Neff
8 Dec -  No workshop -  We will attend the SCGS Open House instead

05 May 2012

Genealogy Garage: Citing Your Sources - May 19

Workshops sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC), the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), and the Los Angeles Public Library, Genealogy and History Department.

Keeping records of where we find information about our ancestors is an important, but often neglected, aspect of genealogy. This workshop will provide an overview of source citations, including a discussion of the purposes of source citations, basic formats, and some tricks to make the task easier!

Your workshop leader will be Denise Spurlock, who has over 20 years of experience in family research. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University’s Center for Professional Education.  She is a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society, Utah Genealogical Association, National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, Association of Professional Genealogists. She is the newsletter editor for the Southern California Chapter of the APG. She writes three genealogy blogs:  Denise's Life in the Past Lane, Reflecting on Genealogy, and The SoCalGenie. Denise can be reached at Ancestral Trees Research [dspurlock at ancestraltrees.com].

WHEN:  Saturday, May 19, 2012 • 11 am – 12:30 pm
WHERE: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071 • History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4

Genealogy Garage workshops for family researchers at all levels of expertise are held at the Central Library of the LAPL thru the month of November on the third Saturday of each month, from 11 am-12:30 pm. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to “tune-up” your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.

To RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. Tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is cancelled.

Workshop leaders will focus on one topic per workshop and the topics will be announced on the LAPL calendar of events and via e-mail. Genealogy Garage is designed to be interactive, so bring your questions! Other items to bring: pedigree charts, family group sheets, pens/pencils, paper, and/or your laptop computer. Genealogy Garage workshops will be limited to 10 attendees, so please RSVP as noted below. At the end of each workshop there will be a tour of the Genealogy dept. conducted by Charlotte Bocage. Stay and we will help you research afterward.

Directions to Central Library and parking info available at http://www.lapl.org/central/. Use this link for directions: http://www.lapl.org/central/directions.html

Park UNDER the library, entering at 524 Flower St. just off 5th Street. You need a LAPL card to receive the $1.00 Saturday parking rate. Apply for the card at your local LAPL or at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Just bring identification. Show your library card to get your parking ticket validated at the Information Desk before returning to your car. The History & Genealogy Dept. is on Lower Level 4 and accessible by escalator or elevator. Genealogy Garage is held near the main reference desk; just ask the library personnel for our location.

Please travel light. This is a public building—it is NOT recommended that you leave computers, purses or other personal items unattended while researching.

If you would like to be a workshop leader, please contact: Charlotte Bocage/SCGS Education Chair: 323-669-1982 or rubymoon01@yahoo.com OR Donie Nelson/GSHA-SC Outreach Chair: 310-204-6808 or doniegsha@earthlink.net

04 May 2012

Lunch N Learn: Native American Topics - May 12

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California 91504
Saturday May 12, 2012 (new date)
Doors open at 12 noon
Lunch - 12:00 noon to 1p.m.
Sit, chat, and share your genealogy stories and questions while eating your brown bag lunch.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Native American Research by Wendy Bebout Elliott
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. How I Wrote my Native American Family History in 9 Easy Steps by Richard Procello

Native American Research
Presented by Wendy Bebout Elliott, Ph. D., FUGA

Native American research can be quite challenging. Discussion includes various methodological approaches and explanations of information available in alternative resources. Wendy will inform you and show you techniques to make your research less stressful. 

Wendy Bebout Elliott, Ph. D., FUGA has been a professional genealogist for close to forty years. In addition to the numerous organizations she has headed, Wendy has a well-deserved national and international reputation as one of the top speakers and genealogical teachers in the country. She teaches in the history department at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Her fields include Immigration/Ethnic, U.S. West, Women, Native American, Community, and Oral History she also serves as advisor to the Inter-Tribal Student Council and to the Theta Pi Chapter’s award-winning journal publication, Welebaethan. 


How I Wrote my Native American Family History in 9 Easy Steps
Presented by Richard Procello

During the last 15 years Richard Procello has written three books about his family, and one book on how to write your family history.  He has also completed a book about Fremont High School’s track and field history from the 1950s to the 1980s. He will share his genealogical experience with the class.   Richard Procello is a professional photographer. He has taken part in many photographic exhibits. Richard has written and self-published three books:  1) Grandmother Dora Knoll May's Family, 1835-2000, 2) Discovering Our Past, The May Family History, 1705-2004, 3) Aunt Ruth's Story, The May Family History.

The library will not be open for research.
Any questions please contact Charlotte  rubymoon01@yahoo.com