18 April 2019

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group: NO MEETING ON April 21, 2019

    RootsMagic Users Group

NO meeting on Sunday, April 21, 2019

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


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

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, May 4, 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.

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


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.

11 April 2019

Special Announcement
SCGS Becomes a Partner of the Famous Newport Beach Film Festival

 Newport Beach Film Festival | April 25-May 2
The Southern California Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Jamboree turns 50 and the Newport Beach Film Festival is celebrating its 20th year. SCGS is proud to be one of its non-profit partners.

Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, and attracting 50,000 film & food fans in 2018, NBFF seeks to bring Orange County the best of contemporary filmmaking from over 50 countries all around the world. In addition to a large collection of feature and short films, NBFF welcomes 90 of the area's best restaurants, chefs, caterers and tasty treats to serve at our 15 parties, making us one of the largest culinary events in all of Southern California.
The Film Festival opens Thursday, April 25, 2019 and runs through Thursday May 2, 2019
Two films in particular may be of interest to SCGS members. 
Film 1: You Only Die Twice
Monday April 29, 8.30 pm Theater 
The Lot 3 in Fashion Island, Newport Beach

Yair Lev, an Israeli documentarist, turns to a detective and sets on a personal and historical journey to uncover the true identity of the man who stole his grandfather's identity during WWII. With the help of documents found in archives, letters and family photos revealed suddenly in drawers - objects that time had forgotten - the filmmaker leads this hectic search to unique locations and remarkable people from the two sides of the historical fence with which the enigma is finally solved.

Film 2: Who Will Write Our History? 
Thursday May 2 Lido Theater, Newport Beach

From the filmmakers website https://whowillwriteourhistory.com: 
In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. 
Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon–the truth–and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.

06 April 2019

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

German Interest Group

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, April 20, 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


03 April 2019

[CA-SCGS] The Spring Edition of the Searcher is Online!

The Searcher is Here!
See the online 2019 Spring Edition, Vol. 56, #2

To access the electronic version, go to the SCGS website at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/ Then sign into the Members Only Section.  Sign in to your account; then click on the Members Only button.  You will see 4 colorful buttons. Choose the red one titled Members Only. Then click on the third blue button titled Searcher Online Editions. 

Then you can read and enjoy the new issue! 

  Paper copies will be mailed once the printing is finished.

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

02 April 2019

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker Users Group, Sunday, April 14, 2019

 Family Tree Maker Users Group
Sunday, April 14, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Family Tree Maker Users Group meets on the 2nd Sunday every month (except May and June), from 4 pm to 6 

Keyboard Shortcuts in Family Tree Maker
What are they?  How to use them!  Certain key combinations make various operations in Family Tree Maker easily accessible from the keyboard without having to grab the mouse and click menus and options. They can save time and speed up data entry.

Sunday, April 14 at the SCGS Library from 4:00-6:00 pm is the time for this useful topic.

Dick will also be at the library by 2:30 pm to chat and provide FTM assistance.
Contact Dick Humphrey here

Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
Cross Street Glenoaks

31 March 2019

[CA-SCGS] Writer's Group Meeting, Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank. 

For our next group, to take place on Sunday, April 14th (1-3pm), we selected to write about the following topics: 

1.) Family Automobiles

2.) Dreams

3.) Bedtime

As always, there is no need to stick to a word count or the prompts, just bring whichever genealogy/memoir/family history related writing you’re working on! 

Meets: 2nd Sunday of each month

Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Taylor, JenmichelleTaylor@icloud.com

Southern California Genealogy Society Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504  
Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd. 
(818) 843-7247 

30 March 2019

[CA-SCGS] Lunch & Learn, Saturday, April 13, 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, April 13, 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