16 July 2018

[CA-SCGS] Jamboree 2019 Call for Presentations


50th Annual Southern California Genealogical Jamboree
Gifting Forward
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - May 31 through June 2, 2019

7th Annual SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference
Present from the Past
Thursday, May 30, 2019

DNA Workshops
Friday, May 31, 2019

General Genealogy Workshops
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday May 30, & June 1 and 2, 2019

2019 Jamboree Extension Series Webinars
January through December 2019

The Southern California Genealogical Society [SCGS] announces its Call for Presentations for its 2019 conferences and events. This Call pertains to the Jamboree, Genetic Genealogy, General Genealogy Workshops, DNA Workshops and the 2019 Jamboree Extension and Webinar Series Programs. Presentations will only be accepted through the online portal July 9, 2018 - September 1, 2018.

Submissions of Presentations:  Speakers interested in presenting lectures, workshops or webinars for 2019 must submit their proposals through the Jamboree Speaker Portal at https://next.scgsgenealogy.com/call-for-presentations-2019/
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:
  • DNA
  • Law
  • Methodology and or Research Strategies
  • Preservation
  • Repositories
  • Social Media/Blogging
  • Software/Apps
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Other
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 and DNA Day presentations are 60 minutes long, including a 10-minute Q&A.  DNA Workshops are 3 1/2 hours in length, including breaks and Q&A. General Genealogy Workshops are 2 hours in length, including a break and Q&A. 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, Workshops and Webinar Speakers are selected based on experience, technical knowledge, speaking ability, diversity of topics and relevance.

Presentation Sample:  If you have not presented at a past Jamboree and wish to provide a recording of one of your presentations, 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 SCGSJamboree@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 2019 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

15 July 2018

[CA--SCGS] Irish Interest Group Meeting, Sunday, July 29, 2018



    Researching your Irish roots? 
Interested in Celtic and British Isles history?

If the answer to either question is yes, then you won’t want to miss the next quarterly SCGS Irish Workshop on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank. 

Feel free to bring your laptop, tablet or another device to join in and do some researching of your own. There will be time allotted for help with your personal research at the end of the discussion.

There is no fee for participating and you do not need to be an SCGS member to attend. For more information click here. The library will be closed for general research.

Check out the SCGS Irish Online Research Sites page!

SCGS Irish Interest Group
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
5th Sunday of the Month

SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

07 July 2018

[CA--SCGS] Italian Interest Group, Saturday, July 21, 2018

The SCGS Italian Interest Group will hold its next meeting on Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the SCGS Library in Burbank.

Join the group as they kick off the new year and celebrate Italian heritage!

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

06 July 2018

[CA--SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, July 21, 2018

German Interest Group

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, July 21, 2018, at the SCGS Family Research Library. You will not want to  miss Chris Green's DNA presentation as she shares with the German Interest Group how she solved three cases using DNA!

Following in my aunt's footsteps, I've been doing genelogy research for over 20 years. All of my ancestors were German speaking and arrived in the US between 1818 and 1907. Some lines, Wildy, Markwalter and Von Sprecken, have been well studied but I still know little of the Kunze, Bumb, Hohenzollern, Denninger, Nuernberger, Haupt, Erdmann, and Hager.

I took my first DNA test in 2012 and fell in love with genetic genealogy. DNA Day at the 2013 Burbank Jamboree taught me new ways to use results and by 2014, I was using these methods to solve unknown parentage cases. I also volunteer as an administrator in the DNA Detectives Facebook Group. My presentation will take you through solving three cases: an adoptee and two DNA surprises

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 2018, 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 Collins-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


04 July 2018

[CA--SCGS] Happy 4th of July from SCGS

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

03 July 2018

[CA--SCGS] GHSA Hispanic Tuesdays, Tuesday, July 17, 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, July 17, 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

01 July 2018

[CA--SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group Meeting, Sunday, July 15, 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

30 June 2018

[CA--SCGS] African American Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, July 14, 2018

The African American Interest Group will meet on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Southern California Genealogy Society Library.

The African American Interest Group meets on the second Saturday following the free SCGS monthly Lunch and Learn Education program.  Individual research assistance is available. Please try to arrive by 4:00 pm.
SCGS members have free in-Library online access to Ancestry Library Edition, American Ancestors (NEHGS), AccessNewspaper ARCHIVE, World Vital Records, and MyHeritage Library Edition. The library is not open for any other research during the meeting.

Contact: Charlotte Bocage at rubymoon01@yahoo.com
Southern California Genealogy Society & Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504