16 June 2018

[CA--SCGS] DNA Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, June 30, 2018

DNA Interest Group Meeting 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
at the SCGS Library
 $5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help       will be available after the formal presentation.  
 For those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their  personal page or interpreting their results. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00
For more info, contact Bonny Cook, Alice Fairhurst, and Kathy Johnston at dna@scgsgenealogy.com
Following the regular meeting from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., DNA speakers and those who can help educate others with DNA testing at any company are encouraged to attend.  Roundtable discussions include how to work with group projects, planning for the DNA interest group, and news within the field of genetic genealogy.
SCGS sponsors two projects through Family Tree DNA.  Call 713-868-1438 or order online at:
    ·         SCGS project for ANY SURNAME, http://goo.gl/WGxC1X

  ·         French Heritage project, http://goo.gl/UUcDXX
Southern California Genealogical Society
   417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
   (818) 843-7247    
  Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.

09 June 2018

[CA-SCGS] Chinese Family History Group Meets June 30, 2018 at CACA


Researching Family History
June 30, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Topic: Roots+ Experience
Presented by Shirley Chu-Ng and Anna Gee

Through the Roots+ program, Shirley and Anna learned about their ancestor's immigration in the context of Chinese history and visited their ancestral villages.

The Chinese Family History Group of SoCal (CFHGSCmeets to help anyone on a quest to trace his or her Chinese ancestors. In addition to assessing traditional genealogical sources of information for relevance, CFHGSC assists in looking at background information on clan genealogy books, family surnames, location of ancestral villages, Exclusion Act records, oral interviews, and local sources of information as yet untapped.  We document our findings and share methods to pass our family histories on to future generations.

         For more information go to: http://www.chinesefamilyhistory.org
         Questions? Email us at: cfhgsc@gmail.com

Southern California Genealogy Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

08 June 2018

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Research Trip to Salt Lake City, October 2018

SCGS Salt Lake Research Trip 
October 17 through October 24, 2018

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 October 17 through October 24, 2018. 

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. Book early to secure your reservation!

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

07 June 2018

[CA--SCGS] CANCELLED--RootsMagic Users Group Meeting, Sunday, June 17, 2018

         RootsMagic Users Group

Next meeting: Sunday, July 15, 2018,
from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the
Southern California Genealogical Society library.

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

Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month
Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Jay Holladay jholladay@ca.rr.com
              Jerry Domier censusjerry@gmail.com

Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

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

05 June 2018

[CA--SCGS] GSHA Hispanic Tuesdays, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hispanic Tuesdays meet on the third Tuesday of each month (minus December) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The next meeting is on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Hispanic Tuesdays are sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America - Southern California, an ethnic interest group affiliated with the SCGS. Interested genealogists are invited to come to the SCGS Family Research Library on most third Tuesdays of the month to share one-on-one research time and resources with others in a comfortable, genealogy-friendly environment.  If you need help with a specific genealogy problem, it would be advisable to contact Leonard Trujillo in advance.                                  

Contact: Leonard Trujillo, at lennytrujillo51@aol.com

Southern California Genealogy Society & Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504

31 May 2018

[CA--SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, June 16, 2018

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, June 16, 2018, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out!

Our Speaker this month: Janine Pizano
18th Century Palatine Migration: Rheinland-Pfalz to Tulpehocken, PA
Janine Pizano’s interest in genealogy began in the ‘90’s when her mother delved into her own parent's Italian immigration story which took place at the turn of the 20th century, resulting in the book, “Jennie, My Mother”.   About five years ago, Janine began researching her father’s family history, and discovered that the origins of his family in this country go back as far as 1710, arriving with the wave of Palatines who immigrated from the Rhineland to New York, and ultimately settling in the present-day Berks and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania.  Janine's family surnames include Leto, Sicco, Benzio, Persoglio, and Sovera on her Italian side, and Smith/Schmidt, Witman, Zern, Rühl, and Wenrich on her Pennsylvania Deutsch side.

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


28 May 2018

[CA-SCGS] Happy Memorial Day from SCGS

Happy Memorial Day
Remembering Those Who Served
from the
Southern California Genealogy
 Society & Library
Southern California Genealogy Society and Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504

27 May 2018

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting, June 11, 2018

SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group

Monday, June 11, 2018
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