22 February 2021

[CA-SCGS] Monday Meet The Speakers - Jamboree 2021

 



Andrew Lee 
Family History Fanatics 

Andrew Lee has been researching family history for more than 30 years. As a member of Toastmaster’s International, he has won several storytelling contests. He has presented to professional organizations, university classes, genealogy societies, family history conferences, and Boy Scout organizations throughout the US and Canada about DNA, writing and using tools to enhance genealogy sharing. Andy graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in mechanical engineering. 

Presentations: 





Devon Noel Lee 
Family History Fanatics 

Devon Noel Lee helps individuals strengthen their future by connecting to the past in meaningful and fun ways. She's the owner of Family History Fanatics, a genealogy education company that coordinates virtual learning events and is a popular YouTube channel. With a journalist's heart, Devon seeks out the story behind her living and deceased relatives. 

Presentations: 






Dana Leeds 
Dana Leeds Genealogy, LLC 

Dana Leeds is known for her innovative genetic genealogy tool, the Leeds Method. This method quickly sorts DNA matches into clusters allowing the user to see which matches belong together. The process helps identify matches, find close biological family, and break through brick walls. Dana enjoys taking the mystery out of DNA by putting powerful, user-friendly tools into the hands of genealogists. 

Presentations: 






Janice Lovelace, PhD 

Janice Lovelace, PhD (psychology), has 30+ years of experience in genealogical research, as well as completing academic work in the area (certificate program in genealogy at Boston University). She has presented nationally and regionally on women’s and ethnic minority genealogy, research methodology and health issues. 


Presentations: 

Southern California Genealogical Society 
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21 February 2021

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree Users Group Meeting, Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Online)

 


SCGS Legacy Family Tree Users Group

Monday, March 8, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Online!!

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/826180461

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 826-180-461

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
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The Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn this software program, answer
questions, improve your efficiency and assist others with your expertise- whether you use the
free download, Legacy 7, Legacy 8 or Legacy 9.

Legacy Family Tree is one of the most popular software programs to store your family tree. You
can add pictures and documents to your ancestors; create a variety of reports; properly (and painlessly) cite sources; obtain research assistance and much more.

All are welcome to participate! You may want to bring your laptop or tablet to practice your skills as we explore Legacy’s capabilities.

For further information contact the Legacy User Group Leader Barbara Gaitely at barbgen12@gmail.com

Southern California Genealogical Society 
& Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street Glenoaks
818.843.7247

18 February 2021

[CA-SCGS] Researching African Diaspora, Native, and First People

 

Researching

African American Genealogy


As we celebrate Black History Month, the 51st Virtual Jamboree Conference is excited to offer a track for African Diaspora, Native and First People. The speakers will include LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CLG, Shannon S. Christmas, MCP, Janice Lovelace, PhD, Diane L Richard, MBA,

Joseph B. Shumway, AG® and Nicka Sewell-Smith. They will present on a variety of specialized topics to assist researchers to overcome brick walls, trace elusive ancestors genealogically and genetically. 


Early Bird Discount Ends April 26, 2021
To register, click to open

Download our Flyer today and share with friends, and your favorite  genealogy groups by clicking open! 

Southern California Genealogical Society 
#SCGS2021@scgsgenealogy, #SCGSJamboree, 
#SCGSJamboree2021

15 February 2021

[CA-SCGS] Monday Meet The Speakers - Jamboree 2021

 



Tim Janzen, MD 

Tim Janzen is a medical doctor in Portland, Oregon. For the past 12 years he has been using DNA analysis to help complement traditional genealogical research. Glenn Penner and he are the co-administrators of the Mennonite DNA project at www.mennonitedna.com. Tim has a strong interest in many areas of genetic genealogy, particularly in regard to phasing and autosomal DNA analysis. Dr. Janzen speaks frequently on this topic. 


Presentations: 





Mckell Keeney 

Mckell Keeney is an upbeat storyteller who loves to teach various ways to use DNA results. She has a passion for genetic genealogy and as a volunteer search angel uses DNA to reunite families, solve life-long mysteries and uncover genealogical treasures. Founder of the Phoenix East Valley DNA Interest Group in Arizona. Find her favorite DNA case studies at DNAbreakthroughs.com. 



Presentations: 






Ellen Shindelman Kowitt 

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt is Director of JewishGen’s U.S. Research Division and National Vice Chair of the DAR Lineage Committee Jewish Task Force. She is past president of JGS Colorado and JGS Greater Washington DC, has served on the IAJGS board of directors, and been recipient of IAJGS Program and Stern Awards. Ellen publishes articles in Avotaynu: The International Journal on Jewish Genealogy and Family Tree Magazine. Ellen is a member of the CO APG. More info at www.EllenKowitt.com. 

Presentations: 






Leah Larkin, PhD 
The DNA Geek 

Leah Larkin earned a PhD from The University of Texas in Austin for research using DNA to study species relationships. Adapting that scientific skill set to genetic genealogy has become a passion. She focuses on general education in the field, new methods for unknown parentage searches and—as a Louisiana Cajun—best practices for working with endogamous groups. She is an editor emeritus of the Journal of Genetic Genealogy and blogs at theDNAgeek.com. 

Presentations: 

Southern California Genealogical Society 
#SCGS2021@scgsgenealogy, #SCGSJamboree, 
#SCGSJamboree2021

14 February 2021

[CA--SCGS] SCGS British Isles Interest Group Meets Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 1:30-3:30 pm ONLINE

SCGS British Isles Interest Group meets 
on the 4th Sunday of the month
 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Online!!
The BIFHS-USA Interest Group promotes and encourages interest in family history, particularly relating to ancestry in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. We educate and encourage others in British Isles family history through research assistance, a variety of resources and a community in order to facilitate the acquisition and exchange of family history research information.

Everyone with an interest is welcome to participate!

Sharing Our Stories – Group Discussion hosted by Alice Fairhurst

Come prepared to share the stories of your ancestors.  We’ll focus on the following questions:

  • Who was your first family member to arrive in the United States?
  • How did they travel into the US? 
  • Where did your family emigrate from and where did they settle in the United States?
  • When did your family arrive and what difficulties or successes did they encounter?
  • What resources were most useful in your hunt for your ancestor(s)?

 

If you are interested in becoming a host for the British Isles Interest Group, please contact Diane Adamson at djadamson0104@aol.com.


Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/464872341

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 464-872-341

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
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SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
818.843.7247
www.scgsgenealogy.com
email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

08 February 2021

[CA-SCGS] Monday Meet The Speakers - Jamboree 2021



Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD 
Circlemending 

Retired college professor and former Board-Certified genealogist, Jean Wilcox Hibben has a Master's in speech communication and a PhD in folklore. A national speaker and writer, Jean is the staff trainer for the Corona Family History Center and President of both the Corona Gen Soc and the So Calif Chapter of APG. Jean’s podcasts on social history are available at genjourneys.podbean.com. She has been a Jamboree presenter since 2010. 

Presentations: 





Richard Hill, MBA 

Richard Hill was the first adoptee to identify his birth family through genetic genealogy DNA tests. He shares his personal success story in his book "Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA." His "Guide to DNA Testing" is a Kindle-only book that he updates periodically. Richard founded the DNA Testing Adviser website to educate genealogists, adoptees, and others on genetic genealogy and other DNA tests. He also has a Facebook Page under the same DNA Testing Adviser name. 

Presentations: 





Daniel Horowitz 

Daniel Horowitz, genealogy expert for MyHeritage, provides key contributions on product development and public affairs. He is a computer engineer with specialization in education, was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years, and holds a board-level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) 

Presentations: 







B. J. Jamieson, MSLS 

B.J. Jamieson, MSLS, is the genealogy reference specialist at the Maine State Library. She frequently speaks throughout Maine about genealogy. 



Presentations: 



Southern California Genealogical Society 
#SCGS2021@scgsgenealogy, #SCGSJamboree, 
#SCGSJamboree2021

07 February 2021

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group, Sunday, February 21, 2021, 2:00-4:00 pm Online

 


    RootsMagic Users Group

    Sunday, February 21, 2021
     Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
     in an online format.


Contact the group leaders (email below) for additional information.

Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month

Contact: Jay Holladay jholladay@ca.rr.com
               Jerry Domier censusjerry@gmail.com

Are you interested in all the tips and tricks to using your RootsMagic software program? The RootsMagic user group will provide information for all levels of RM users from beginner to advanced and serve as a forum for all to share their knowledge of this great software tool for keeping track of your genealogical efforts.

Roots Magic is a full-featured genealogy program with a very easy and intuitive user interface. The latest version is 7 and you can download a free trial version at www.rootsmagic.com.
RootsMagic Blog at http://blog.rootsmagic.com






Location:
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.
(818) 843-7247

www.scgsgenealogy.com

05 February 2021

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group, Saturday, February 20, 2021, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Online

  German Interest Group





Researching your family tree and finding new, exciting, and sometimes surprising family connections? The German Interest Group meets on the third Saturday of every month except December.

Join the SCGS German Interest Group at their next meeting to be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021.


We meet online at Virtual GIG meetings using GoToMeeting.

Use this link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/282290373
Phone:  (646) 749-3122
Access code: 282-290-373

1 hour on-line program


The goal of the SCGS German Interest Group is to provide a wide range of resources both inside and outside the SCGS Library to help trace German families. 

Questions? Contact us at germaninterest@scgsgenealogy.com

SCGS German Interest Group
Third Saturday of the month
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


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

Cross street Glenoaks
(818) 843-7247

www.scgsgenealogy.com