20 January 2018

[CA--SCGS] The Master Genealogist (TMG) Users Group, February 3, 2018

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, February 3, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

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 2018 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.

19 January 2018

[CA--SCGS] CANCELLED Italian Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, January 20, 2018

The SCGS Italian Interest Group IS CANCELLED FOR JANUARY. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our meetings will resume in March.

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

[CA-SCGS] GSHA Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, February 3, 2018

The GSHA Interest Group will meet on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the SCGS library.
The mission of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA) is to promote Hispanic genealogical and historical research, and to expand awareness and knowledge of Hispanic culture, historical contributions, and traditions. The GSHA-SC is a large and active group that meets at the SCGS Library four times a year, usually on the first Saturday in the months of February/May/August & December, from 10-4. Meetings feature speakers and/or workshops, a break for a no host, family style lunch, and opportunities to network and research after lunch. Meetings are free and open to the public. Guests are always welcome and invited to join the group. 
Southern California Genealogy Society & Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504
Cross street: Glenoaks

16 January 2018

[CA-SCGS] Save the Date--Volunteer Potluck--Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Save the Date!

Volunteer Thank You Potluck  Luncheon
Saturday, April 7, 2018
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
@ the SCGS Library

Southern California Genealogy Society & Family History Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Website: www.scgsgenealogy.com
Email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

13 January 2018

[CA-SCGS] Chinese Family History Group Meets January 27, 2018 at CACA


Researching Family History
January 27, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Topic: Why Are There Chinese People Everywhere?
Dr. Judy Wu, UCI, will discuss the Chinese Diaspora throughout the world.

The Chinese Family History Group of SoCal (CFHGSCmeets to help anyone on a quest to trace his or her Chinese ancestors. In addition to assessing traditional genealogical sources of information for relevance, CFHGSC assists in looking at background information on clan genealogy books, family surnames, location of ancestral villages, Exclusion Act records, oral interviews, and local sources of information as yet untapped.  We document our findings and share methods to pass our family histories on to future generations.

         For more information go to: http://www.chinesefamilyhistory.org
         Questions? Email us at: cfhgsc@gmail.com

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

12 January 2018

[CA--SCGS] DNA Interest Group Meeting, Sunday, January 28, 2018

DNA Interest Group Meeting 
Sunday, January 28, 2018
 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
at the SCGS Library
 $5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help will be available after the formal presentation.  
 For those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their personal page or interpreting their results. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00
For more info, contact Bonny Cook, Alice Fairhurst, and Kathy Johnston at dna@scgsgenealogy.com
Following the regular meeting from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., DNA speakers and those who can help educate others with DNA testing at any company are encouraged to attend.  Roundtable discussions include how to work with group projects, planning for the DNA interest group, and news within the field of genetic genealogy.
SCGS sponsors two projects through Family Tree DNA.  Call 713-868-1438 or order online at:

    ·         SCGS project for ANY SURNAME, http://goo.gl/WGxC1X

  ·         French Heritage project, http://goo.gl/UUcDXX
Southern California Genealogical Society
   417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
   (818) 843-7247    
  Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.

07 January 2018

[CA--SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group Meeting, Sunday, January 21, 2018

    RootsMagic Users Group

Next meeting: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 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

05 January 2018

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, January 14, 2018

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Web Search with Ancestry and FamilySearch

Incredibly, it has been almost four years since the user group took a close look at the Web Search workspace. The focus this month will exclusively be on the powerful web search capabilities with Ancestry.com and now with FamilySearch.org. Similarities and differences will be highlighted with many examples.

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

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504

Cross Street Glenoaks