18 October 2019

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

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, November 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.

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.

13 October 2019

[CA-SCGS] BIFHS and the FCHS Joint Group Meets at SCGS--Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Special Note: the BIFHS group will meet in conjunction with the French Canadian Historical Society Group at the SCGS library. This special meeting starts at 10:00 am.

Today's topic: Jerry England speaking on 
"Ancestors Involved in the Fur Trade 
in the 17th and 18th Centuries"

Program:  10:00-Noon: Presentation
                 Noon-1:00: Pizza/lunch and social hour
                 1:00-5:00 pm: Research time

SCGS British Isles Family History Society- USA Interest Group meets on the 4th Sunday of the month from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

The BIFHS- USA Interest Group promotes and encourages interest in family history, particularly relating to ancestry in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. We educate and encourage others in British Isles family history through research assistance, a variety of resources and a community in order to facilitate the acquisition and exchange of family history research information.

Everyone with an interest is welcome to participate!

We alternate meetings at the Southern California Genealogical Society Library in Burbank (SCGS) and the Family History Library at 1591 E. Temple Way, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (FHL).

Contact Barb Randall at barbmran@aol.com.

SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

12 October 2019

[CA-SCGS] French Canadian Heritage Society Fall Meeting, Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10:00 to 4:00 pm

The FCHSC is holding our Fall Meeting on Sunday, 
October 27, 2019 from 10:00 to 4:00 at the SCGS Library. 

Our speaker will be Jerry England
Speaking on the topic
Ancestors Involved in the Fur Trade

Special Note: the British Isles Family History Society group will join with the FCHS Group Meeting at the SCGS library.

Hands on research and assistance using the
 French Canadian resources at the Library.

For more information, contact Suzy Goulet.

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

06 October 2019

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group, Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 -4:00 pm

    RootsMagic Users Group

Next meeting: Sunday, October 20, 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

Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

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


04 October 2019

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting, October 19, 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, October 19, 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. 

Questions? Contact us at germaninterest@scgsgenealogy.com
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


02 October 2019

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker Users Group, UPDATE!! Sunday, October 13, 2019

 Family Tree Maker Users Group
Sunday, October 13, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

***The 2019 FTM Update is being 
released this week! Join our FTM
Users meeting on Oct 13th for 
all the latest news!!***

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

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

01 October 2019

[CA-SCGS] Call For Presentations EXTENDED to October 12!! The 2020 Jamboree Extension Series (JES) Webinars

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS--Deadline is extended to Oct 12th.


The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) announces its Call for Presentations for the JES Webinar program. This call does not include the Jamboree conference series, which has changed format and will return in 2021. JES Webinars draw attendees of all experience levels and from international locations. We encourage the submission of all levels of sessions. The JES Webinars presentations are 60 minutes in length with an additional 30 minutes maximum for questions.

Speakers are invited to submit up to 6 presentations. The JES Webinar Committee, at the sole discretion, may select none, some, or all of the presentations submitted by any speaker.

The JES Webinar Speaker Compensation: $100 honorarium per presentation. Click Call for Presentations Checklist to see the requirements.

Presentations will only be accepted through the online portal Sunday, September 1, 2019 and closes 11:59 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 with no exceptions or extensions. Only complete submissions will be considered.
Questions, inquiries or submissions may be emailed to webinar@scgsgenealogy.com with the subject line: Call for Presentations [your last name].

We look forward to the possibility of including you on the 2020 Southern California Genealogical Society JES Webinar schedule.

Begin your submission now by clicking the button below. You may return to your application and make changes any time before the closing date.

30 September 2019

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting, Monday, October 14, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group

Monday, October 14, 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