26 June 2017

[CA-SCGS] Curious about Jamboree 2018??

Many attendees have asked about Jamboree 2018. The answer is.....(scroll down!)

Yes, we are planning for Jamboree 2018!  The Jamboree Committee is already working hard putting together our next Jamboree.  Stay tuned for updates in the near future.

The Jamboree Committee would again like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to and attended both the Genetic Genealogy and Jamboree 2017 conferences. We are looking forward to seeing you again in 2018.

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

23 June 2017

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist™ (TMG) User Group – July 1, 2017

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, July 1, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

The next meeting of the SCGS TMG User Group (TMG-UG) will focus on features of The Master Genealogist™ version 9.05 and its companion software, Second Site©

TMG-UG meets monthly on the afternoon of the first Saturday of the month except for holiday weekends and scheduled SCGS events. Meetings are held at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank. The library is not open for research during the meeting.

TMG-UG meeting dates for 2016 are posted on the SCGS Computer Software User Groups web page and on the SCGS calendar.

Please direct any questions you may have about the meeting to Patt Ricketts. To add your name to our meeting reminder list contact Cheri.

TMG-UG is a forum for users of The Master Genealogist™ (TMG) software to gather and discuss features, issues, and practical application of the “the gold standard in family history software” and its companion software, Second Site©. As an Interest Group of the Southern California Genealogical Society, our meetings are open to the general public. There is no fee for participation. Donations are gratefully accepted.

22 June 2017

[CA-SCGS] An Important SCGS Membership Announcement

SCGS Membership Dues Increase

It has been over six years since the Southern California Genealogical Society has had a raise in membership dues. As a non-profit, we strive to keep costs as low as possible and provide our members with valued benefits. However, as most of us have observed, the cost of goods and services has consistently been rising. In order to ensure that the Society can continue to offer the same level of service to members, the SCGS Board of Directors has voted to increase membership dues.

This is not a decision the Board made lightly. It is, however, necessary in order to maintain the level of quality in educational programs, publications, available databases, and services members value.

Beginning July 1, 2017, membership dues will increase as follows:

1 Year Individual: $40
2 Years Individual: $75
1 Year Joint: $55
2 Years Joint: $100
1 Year International Membership (w/mailing)
$75; 1 Year International Membership (w/digital): $40
Youth (under 25 w/proof of age): $25.

To renew your membership online, visit the new membership site at  https://new.scgsgenealogy.com/.

To renew by phone, call the SCGS Library at (818) 843-7247 during business hours.

To renew by mail, download the Benefits of Membership flyer, fill out the back portion, and mail to:

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

Benefits of Membership
Join or renew today and take advantage of the many benefits of membership in the Southern California Genealogical Society. Collaborate, consult and build a sense of community with others who share our passion for family history and genealogy! 
  • Access to exclusive content on the SCGS website
  • 24/7 access to our extensive archive of Jamboree Extension Series Webinars and live streamed sessions
  • Remote access to MyHeritage Library Edition™
  • Online access to Los Angeles area records
  • Monthly Lunch and Learn educational program
  • Webinars, seminars, and workshops
  • Interest groups for DNA, computer software users, family history writers, and ethnic geographic research
  • Free in-Library use of valuable online resources and paid subscription databases
  • Discounts on SCGS Research Team services, Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy Registration, SCGS Publications, and more 

Southern California Genealogical Society
and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 843 - 7247

21 June 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Salt Lake Research Trip November 1 thru November 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.

19 June 2017

[CA-SCGS] The Summer 2017 Edition of the Searcher Is Now Available Online for Members

The Summer 2017 edition (Volume 54, No.3) is now online. To access, log into the new membership site at https://new.scgsgenealogy.com/. You will find The Searcher by selecting "Members Only" on the top menu bar.

You don't want to miss this edition! Catch up on all the latest SCGS news, area events, research tips, recent acquisitions, and enjoy the literary endeavors of your fellow family historians and genealogists.

Go Digital!  It's faster than US mail and earth-friendly. Take the next step. "Opt-out" of receiving a printed copy of The Searcher by e-mailing Searcher@scgsgenelaogy. Put "Digital Searcher" in the subject line and include your name and address.

Make sure you're signed up for SCGS emails and we'll notify you when the next issue is up and ready.

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408

18 June 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Writer's Group--Sunday, July 9, 2017

The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank. 

Building on our experiences with haiku structure, we opted to try a related haiku poem format, the "Tanka.”  Carol Craft provided us with detailed notes about this poem form, which are cut-n-pasted at the end of this email. 
For our next group, to take place on Sunday, July 9th (1-3pm), we selected to write about the following two topics:

    1.) Patriots in your Ancestry.

    2.) Write a family history/memoir themed Tanka Poem.* 

*The Tanka poem structure consists of five lines: first line, 5 syllables, second line, 7 syllables, third line, 5 syllables, fourth line, 7 syllables, and fifth and (last line), 7 syllables. Please see Carol’s detailed notes below, which includes a description and examples of Tanka for your reference.

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





16 June 2017

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group--CANCELLED

This weeks' RootsMagic meeting has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please join us for our next meeting: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 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
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society Library

2017 meetings: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17.

Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.

(818) 843-7247


15 June 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Open House, Saturday, July 8, 2017

Join us at the annual SCGS


Saturday, July 8, 2017

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come to the SCGS Family Research Library to find out about the amazing resources offered by SCGS!

*  Learn about our vast collections of books, microfilms, periodicals, e-resources, and more.

*  Meet with leaders of SCGS Interest Groups and affiliate societies.

*  Tour the SCGS Family Research Library.

*  Meet the Board, Officers and volunteers that are the heart of the Society.

*   Enjoy light refreshments

*   Enter the drawing to win fabulous door prizes.

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.