24 July 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Irish Interest Group Workshop, Sunday, July 30, 2017

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 30, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank. 

Topic: Location, location, location: townland, parish, poor law union, barony, etc.. Barb Randall will explain what you need to know about these terms and how they can help in your research. 
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






23 July 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Writer's Group--Sunday, August 13, 2017

The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.
Learn how to:
   entice a reader into your tale
   find clip art to add
   prune word weeds
   change "telling about" into showing
   find and use writer's resources
   refine and streamline your tales

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


21 July 2017

[CA-SCGS] Still curious about Jamboree 2018? And the dates are....

Many attendees have asked about Jamboree 2018. And the dates are.....(scroll down!)


Thursday, May 31 to Saturday, June 2, 2018
at the Burbank Marriott Hotel!!
Thursday will be exciting! Jambo Free, Writer's Conference and DNA Day all on the same day!!

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

08 July 2017

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

A huge thank you to all who braved the heat and humidity to attend the annual SCGS Open House today.

And special thanks to the following for helping to volunteering their time to make the day great--
Kim Smith--for managing the refreshments
Betty and Stan Isbel for setting up
Barb Gaitley for setting up
Linda Golovko for finding volunteers
Lynne Parmenter for the awesome meatballs!
Linda Mustion and Walt Sturrock for taking photos.
(and some of the photos are on Facebook already)
All the folks who stayed to clean up.
And all the Interest Group leaders who shared with our visitors all the great things SCGS has to offer.


Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library

417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408


Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.


05 July 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Italian Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, July 15, 2017

The SCGS Italian Interest Group will hold its next meeting on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the SCGS Library in Burbank.

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

03 July 2017

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, July 9, 2017

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Family Tree Maker 2017!
FTM 2017 is now in Test Drive 2.0 mode and tentatively is scheduled for full release on July 15,

New Features
- FamilySync replaces TreeSync.
- FamilySync connects one Ancestry tree to multiple computers with FTM.
- Hints, Searching and Merging now with FamilySearch as well as Ancestry.
- Photo enhancement tool for faded photographs.
- Color coding for ancestors and descendants.
- Filter lists can be saved and color coded.

On Sunday, July 9, at the SCGS Library from 4:00-6:00 pm the entire focus of the Family Tree Maker User Group will be on this new edition, Family Tree Maker 2017 (Mac and Windows!). Besides viewing the new features, user group leader Dick Humphrey will give recommendations for installation and clarify the changes for syncing, hints and web search with Ancestry.com

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

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504

Cross Street Glenoaks

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting - CANCELLED

Posted by Barbara Randall

SCGS Legacy Family Tree

The July meeting of the Legacy Family Tree User group is cancelled. The User Group will resume at our next regularly scheduled meeting on August 14, 2017. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to seeing you in August!
Thank you for understanding.

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

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting--Saturday, July 15, 2017

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 15, 2017, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out!

Diane Henriks has been researching family history and genealogy for the past seven years.  She has researched many of her own family lines, as well as those of others, and is a member of APG and SCGS. She was asked by genealogists at the Southern California Genealogical Society to publish her works. What started out as a small hobby, has since become a great obsession! Some of Diane's main family lines are: Steinmann/n, Taylor, Hulet, Stubbins, Caesar, Graciano, Gutierres, Baer, Garman, Eddy, Trader, Beveridge, Brown, Murphy and West...and of course many other family lines.  Diane has also published in book form several of her genealogy families. What started out as a small hobby for Diane, has become a great obsession. The Steimann/n family was from the Winkel, Glattbach
                                                     and Erlenbach area of Germany

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 2017, 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 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