20 February 2019

[CA-SCGS] Lunch & Learn, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm





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.


Join us on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

 
For more information and the flyer please visit the Lunch and Learn webpage.

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


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
www.scgsgenealogy.com

19 February 2019

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Salt Lake City Research Trip, August 18-25, 2019

SCGS Salt Lake Research Trip 
August 18-August 25, 2019


Interested in doing research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City?  Why not join a group of SCGS members for the 2019 Research Trip? 


The 2018 SCGS Salt Lake City Research Trip to the Family History Library was a great success.  Sixteen SCGS members spent a week researching at the Family History Library.  


The 2019 trip will be from Sunday, August 18 to Sunday, August 25.  Accommodations will be at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, next door to the Family History Library and across the street from Temple Square.  The cost for the 7-night stay is $756 for standard double room.  The fee includes the hotel room and taxes and transportation to and from the Salt Lake City International Airport.  Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Salt Lake City.

If you are interested in going on the trip and would like more information, 
contact Clancy Cremer at Jamescremer9@aol.com.

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.

18 February 2019

[CA-SCGS] African American Interest Group, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm





The African American Interest Group will meet on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 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.

Southern California Genealogy Society & Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504
scgs@scgsgenealogy.com
818.843.7262

16 February 2019

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist User Group Meeting Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, March 2, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The Master Genealogist User Group (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 2019 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.


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

818-843-7247


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.

03 February 2019

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

German Interest Group






Special Presenter: Dirk Weissleder
Two lectures in one afternoon!

Join the SCGS German Interest Group for this special presentation
on Saturday, February 16, 2019
from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 at the SCGS Family Research Library.

Free lecture, donations optional.


Lecture OneThe Pribislaw – A vehicle through stormy times, or what a sailing ship can tell. A sailing ship is not just pieces of wood, it is a vehicle through time and from continent to continent. The Mecklenburg barque Pribislaw (named after the first Wendish duke, d. 1178) was built at the shipyard of Hanns Ludwig Miebrodt at Ribnitz and was launched in October 1847. The Pribislaw anchored at more than 65 harbors on five continents. It made three long voyages from Hamburg with more than 560 German emigrants, mostly from Mecklenburg: 1849/50 to Australia, 1851 and 1853/54 to the USA. After 1854 she was used as a freight carrier and, following severe damage in the Scottish Shetland Islands in February 1870, the Pribislaw was taken out of service and used as a storage hulk. This ship’s story will help you understand what emigrants went through, both at sea and arriving at new shores. Learn how it is now possible by today’s means to reconstruct historic situations present in the mid-19th c. Most importantly, discover how projects that help both you and others will open doors to new dimensions in your genealogical research. Genealogy is about connecting people!
Lecture Two: Sources and Structures for Successful Genealogical Research in Germany. Doing genealogical research in Germany is different from other countries. The historical background and the local development are very complex. This lecture will address the best on-line German research sites from the German perspective. It will describe records that go beyond Birth/Marriage/Death, such as census records (a growing interest in the past year!), and tell you what survives and how it may be accessed. Also of interest to many will be a discussion of the important boundary changes of the 19th and 20th centuries, and how they are important to research. From this lecture you will receive a brief but thorough overview of successful genealogical research in Germany today.


Researching your family tree and finding new, exciting, and sometimes surprising family connections? The German Interest Group meets on the third Saturday of every month except December.

Join the SCGS German Interest Group at their next meeting to be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the SCGS Family Research Library.


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. 


SCGS German Interest Group
Third Saturday of the month
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The library will be open for research 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


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

Cross street Glenoaks
(818) 843-7247

www.scgsgenealogy.com 

02 February 2019

[CA-SCGS] The TMG User Group is CANCELLED for Feb 2, 2019.

Due to inclement weather, the
SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
is cancelled for
Saturday, February 2, 2019



The Master Genealogist User Group (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 2019 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.


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

818-843-7247


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.

01 February 2019

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group, Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm



    RootsMagic Users Group

Next meeting: Sunday, February 17, 2019, 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


Location:
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

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

www.scgsgenealogy.com

30 January 2019

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting, Monday, February 11, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm


SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group

Monday, February 11, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.



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
818.843.7247