17 September 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Writer's Group--Sunday, October 8, 2017

The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.
For our next meeting, we selected to write about the following three topics:
     1.) Returning home stories

    2.) Adventure stories

   3.) “Things go bump in the night,” or scary stories

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


13 September 2017

[CA-SCGS] Nikkei Genealogical Society Meeting - Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Nikkei Genealogical Society will hold their next meeting on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the SCGS Library in Burbank from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 

The meeting is open to the public and attendance is free.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by sending an email to info@nikkeigenealogicalsociety.org.

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

Cross street Glenoaks

(818) 843-7247


06 September 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Italian Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, September 16, 2017

The SCGS Italian Interest Group will hold its next meeting on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the SCGS Library in Burbank.

The SCGS Italian Interest Group meets six times per year and provides a forum for supporting genealogical research using both Italian and American records. The meetings have organized programs on specific topics, and also provide opportunities for networking and helping each other.   The group focuses primarily on sources, techniques, and methods of tracing Italian heritage, such as how to find and read Italian birth, marriage, and death records. We also learn about Italian history, which provides a context and background for our individual family histories. The group has something to offer everyone, from beginners to experts and the meetings are open to anyone interested in Italian genealogy.

For a complete list of the Italian Interest Group meeting dates, visit the SCGS Italian Interest Group Page on our website www.scgsgenealogy.com. 

To learn more about the Italian Interest Group, contact the group leader, Donald Coduto, via e‐mail at donald@coduto.com.

SCGS Italian Interest Group
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Third Saturday of alternate months
SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank
Cross street Glenoaks

04 September 2017

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting - September 11, 2017

Posted by Barbara Randall

SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group

Monday, September 11, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

‘Back To Basics with Legacy’

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 Barb Randall at barbmran@aol.com.

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

[CA-SCGS]Happy Labor Day from SCGS

Happy Labor Day
from the
Southern California Genealogy
 Society & Library
Southern California Genealogy Society and Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504

02 September 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Library CLOSED due to La Tuna Wildfire

Due to the La Tuna Canyon wildfire and the smoke created by the fire, the SCGS Library will be closed this weekend.
The library building and contents are not in danger--we at the library urge you to stay out of the smoke.
The library will re-open on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00 am.
Southern California Genealogy Society and Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408

[CA-SCGS] REMINDER--Jamboree 2018 Call for Presentations


49th Annual Southern California Genealogical Jamboree
Unlock Your Lineage
Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 2018

6th Annual SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference
Link Through DNA
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Family History Writers Conference
Loving Your Family Legends
Thursday, May 31, 2018

DNA Workshops
Thursday, May 31, 2018

2018 Jamboree Extension Series Webinars

The Southern California Genealogical Society [SCGS] announces its Call for Presentations for its 2018 conferences and event. This Call pertains to the Jamboree, Genetic Genealogy, Writers Conference and the 2018 Jamboree Extension and Webinar Series Programs.  Presentations will only be accepted through the online portal August 1, 2017—September 9, 2017.

Submissions of Presentations:  Speakers interested in presenting lectures, workshops or webinars for 2018 must submit their proposals through the Jamboree Speaker Portal at  next.scgsgenealogy.com/call-for-presentations/.  Only those presentations submitted through the portal will be considered.  The submission process ensures that correct speaker information is used in communication, advertising, and conference materials. 

SCGS Jamboree draws attendees of all experience levels from first timers to conference veterans.   The Jamboree Extension Series attracts an international audience comprised of all skill levels.  We encourage the submissions of all levels of lectures; all topics will be considered.  New presentations are encouraged.  Presentations may include the following topics:
  • Digital Resources
  • DNA Genetic Genealogy
  • Ethnic Research
  • Family History Writing
  • Law
  • Methodology
  • Migration, Emigration/Immigration
  • Naturalization
  • Next Generation
  • Preservation/Archival Storage
  • Record Types
  • Repositories
Number of Presentations:  Speakers may submit up to 6 presentations.  The SCGS Jamboree Committee, at its sole discretion, may select none, some, or all of the presentations submitted by any speaker.

Session Length:  Jamboree, DNA Day and Writers Conference presentations are 60 minutes long, including a 10-minute Q&A.  Workshops are 3 1/2 hours in length.  Jamboree Extension Series Webinars are to be 60 minutes with an additional 30 minutes for questions.

Live Streaming and Recording:  Special consideration will be given to those Jamboree speakers who permit live streaming or video/audio recording of their presentation. 

Statement of Nondiscrimination:  The Southern California Genealogical Society is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.  SCGS is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in employment and opportunity because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.  Jamboree, DNA Day, Writers Conference, Workshops and Webinar Speakers are selected based on experience, technical knowledge, speaking ability, diversity of topics and relevance.

If you have not presented at a past Jamboree and wish to provide a recording of one of your presentations, please send it to the Southern California Genealogical Society, Attention: Jamboree Chair, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.  Examples of syllabus submissions may be emailed to SCGCJamboree@gmail.com.  These materials may be used during the selection process and cannot be returned but will be destroyed after the selection process.

Questions:  Any inquiries may be emailed to SCGSJamboree@gmail.com with the subject line: Call for Presentations [your last name].  We look forward to the possibility of including you in the 2018 Southern California Genealogical Society event schedules. 

Alice Fairhurst,                       
SCGS Jamboree Co-Chair

Diane Adamson, 
SCGS Jamboree Co-Chair

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Phone: 818-843-7247   Fax: 818-843-7262