20 August 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Writer's Group--Sunday, September 10, 2017

The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.
Learn how to:
   entice a reader into your tale
   find clip art to add
   prune word weeds
   change "telling about" into showing
   find and use writer's resources
   refine and streamline your tales

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


15 August 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Beginner's Classes - Four Week Series Starts Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Do you have an interest in finding your roots but want assistance to start?
Do you have a friend or relative with an interest who also lacks the skills and knowledge?

The Southern California Genealogical Society’s Beginner’s Four Week Class with One-on-One Assistance will be offered 4 consecutive Tuesdays in September (5th, 12th, 19th and, 26th) from 9:30 am- 11:30 am at the Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library.  

Register by e-mail: beginner@scgsgenealogy.com or call 818.843.7247.

Classes are free to SCGS Members and just $10 for the series for non-members.

The Beginner’s Four Week Class with One-on-One Assistance provides the information and skills needed to begin the search for your ancestors. The class introduces you to a variety of records and strategies for successful research. 

Week 1:  The Basics of Getting Started
Week 2:  Census Records and their Substitutes 
Week 3:  Church Records

Week 4:  Military and Land Records

The Southern California Genealogical Society Library will be open for research following the class for those interested in practicing their skills.

SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
(Cross Street Glenoaks)
Burbank, CA 91504-2408

09 August 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Lunch and Learn with Crista Cowan from Ancestry.com Saturday, August 12, 2017

                                                                                                             Crista Cowan

Looking for a place to learn more about genealogy and how to do family research? Lunch & Learn is simply the best place to do just that. Free and open to the public, it is one of the SCGS's most popular educational programs.

Spend the Afternoon with Crista Cowan from Ancestry.com

Saturday, August 12, 2017

12:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Hands-on workshop. Bring your laptop. 

 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Getting the Most of Ancestry, Part 1

Are you getting the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription? Even if you don’t have a subscription, are you aware there are many things you can access for free? This overview of the five major areas of Ancestry.com and show you our favorite tools for advancing your family history research.
                              2:15 - 3:15 p.m.  Getting the Most of Ancestry, Part 2 
In the workshop, the attendees will work through various exercises that will help you apply what was discussed in Part 1. Often we hear something, but when we go to apply it later, it’s hard to remember. This workshop will be a hands-on experience that will enable you to practice what they’ve heard earlier to reinforce it.
Crista Cowan has been employed at Ancestry since 2004; her involvement in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood. She frequently speaks at local and national genealogy events around the country. Watch her live show, The Barefoot Genealogist, every Tuesday at 10:00 am (Pacific)/1:00 pm (Eastern) on http://ancestry.me/TBGVids.

Doors open at 12:00 noon. Bring a brown bag lunch and sit, chat, and share your genealogy stories with fellow family historians while you eat.

The program of lectures will begin at 1:00 p.m.

For more information please contact Charlotte Bocage.
Lectures are subject to change. Please check visit the SCGS website for more information. 

Lunch and Learn
12:00 Noon to 3:30 pm
Second Saturday of most months

Southern California Genealogical Society
& Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504-2408

818-843-724704-2408 ~ Phone: 818.843.7247
91504-2408 ~ Phone: 818.843.7247



[CA-SCGS] Reminder: SCGS Salt Lake Research Trip Nov 1-8, 2017

SCGS Salt Lake Research Trip 
November 1 thru November 8, 2017

Come join a fun group of SCGS members for the return of the annual SCGS Research Trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City November 1 thru November 8, 2017. 

Accommodations will include 7 nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, next door to the Family History Library. The fee includes the hotel room for 7 nights plus transportation to and from the Salt Lake City Airport. 

All participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to Salt Lake City.  

A limited number of rooms are available. Please contact the tour leader, Clancy Cremer, at Jamescremer9@aol.com for more information.

The guided Salt Lake Research Trip is of the many educational opportunities and benefits of membership in the Southern California Genealogical Society.

07 August 2017

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting - August 14, 2017

Posted by Barbara Randall

SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group

Monday, August 14, 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

04 August 2017

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting--Saturday, August 19, 2017

Researching your family tree and finding new, exciting, and sometimes surprising family connections? 

Join the SCGS German Interest Group at their next meeting to be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out!

Linda Mustion has been involved with genealogy since 1983; wanting to learn more about her father's side of the family. Linda is also a Military Researcher, Historian and Biographer for Burbank and Glendale's war dead.   In 2011 , Linda was named the 2011 Patriot of the Year by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.

Currently, she is a member of the San Fernando Valley Chapter, NSDAR and a Find A Grave Photo Volunteer and a Vietnam Traveling Wall Docent. Linda has been an SCGS Librarian and is currently a fill-in Librarian and the SCGS Historian and on the SCGS board.. She has also volunteered at Jamboree with the last few years in the Text Zone.  Her ancestral family names include: Mustion, Crouch, Hilton, Hansen, Coursey.  Linda's presentation is all about locating your German Family in findagrave.com

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. Throughout 2017, our German Group will renew its "Routing Our Roots" as well as present short programs on German Exiles in Los Angeles County, History of German Towns, Human Interest Stories on folks of German Heritage, learning German Words and Old German Script, plus any last minute thoughts.

For more information, please contact Allene Aubertin.

SCGS German Interest Group
Third Saturday of the month
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

Cross street Glenoaks
(818) 843-7247