07 December 2016

[CA-SCGS]--RootsMagic Users Group--December 18, 2016 Meeting CANCELLED


The  previously announced meeting of the SCGS RootsMagic Users Group for Sunday, December 18 has been canceled.

The next meeting will take place January 15, 2017.

SCGS RootsMagic Users Group
Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month
Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Jay Holladay jholladay@ca.rr.com


Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
(818) 843-7247
www.scgsgenealogy.com

Cross street: Glenoaks

05 December 2016

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting December 12, 2016

Posted by Barbara Randall 


SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group
Monday, December 12, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

'Back To Basics with Legacy'

Whether you are a beginner or expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn the basics of using this software program, answer your questions to further your knowledge and efficiency and assist others with your expertise.

Legacy Family Tree is one of the most popular software programs used to develop and store your family tree. More than that, 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 and explore Legacy's capabilities.

For further information contact the Legacy User Group Leader, Barb Randall, at barbmran@aol.com.

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street Glenoaks
818.843.7247

04 December 2016

[CA-SCGS]--RootsMagic Users Group--December 18, 2016

Next meeting: December 18, 2016, 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
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society Library


2016 meetings: December 18.

2017 meetings: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17.

Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

Cross street: Glenoaks

(818) 843-7247

www.scgsgenealogy.com



03 December 2016

[CA-SCGS] Reminder - SCGS Annual Meeting Saturday, December 10th



This is the time of year when we celebrate the Southern California Genealogical Society,
 our members, and our dedicated volunteers.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
at the SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504

Come and share our annual celebration with your family history friends!

The SCGS Board of Directors will provide the main dishes. Please bring your favorite appetizer, side dish, salad, fruit, non-alcoholic beverage or dessert to share. Show off your heritage and share your favorite family recipes. The wonderful variety of dishes, family stories and fellowship with genealogy friends never ceases to amaze and brings good cheer to all.

The Annual Meeting follows the potluck luncheon. At this time the 2017 Board of Directors election results will be announced and new Board members will be introduced. Longtime members and past presidents will be honored and members of the Board and leaders of the SCGS Interest Groups will update us on what has happened in 2016, and what the exciting plans are for 2017.*

Finally, the moment you've been waiting for since June will arrive... the Jamboree Committee will reveal the exciting plans for Jamboree 2017!

You don't want to miss the excitement - or the chance to win a 3-day registration to the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree or a 1-day registration to the 2017 Genetic Genealogy Conference!



  *Note: SCGS will not be holding the annual Holiday Auction this year. Please do not donate or drop items off at the Library for this purpose. SCGS would like to thank Jim and Pat Fryman, chairs of the silent auction for many years, for their dedication and support of the Society.

For questions about donations of books or genealogical materials to the SCGS Library, please call the Library during business hours and ask for Sally Emerson or the Book Acquisition team.

Mark your calendars today and plan to join us!

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
(Cross street Glenoaks)
Burbank, California
818.843.7247
www.scgsgenealogy.com

01 December 2016

[CA-SCGS] You Are Our Inspiration


Southern California Genealogical Society
Education, Preservation, Genealogical Inspiration

For over 52 years, the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) has served the genealogical community through educational programs, events and through the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank, California.

During this time, we have watched countless family historians, genealogists, researchers, and library patrons discover the joys and wonder of genealogy. SCGS volunteers have both rejoiced and commiserated with those they have assisted. Family members have been discovered, families have reunited, and bonds have been forged.

Through it all, YOU have been our inspiration. Your drive to find more has driven us to seek new ways to provide unique educational opportunities to help you reach your family research goals.

Whether it's our two annual conferences in June- the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy Day - or live-streaming, webinars, seminars, interest groups, research assistance and arranging access to commercial database products from home for our members, we continue to look for ways to innovate and take advantage of the newest technologies. 

You are our inspiration - but we need your support to survive and continue

In order to meet our mission and provide the programs and services that will help you reach your family research goals, SCGS needs your help during the annual Century Club fundraising drive.

Become an active partner in SCGS's quest to help preserve the educational opportunities and services that continuously inspire family history discoveries.

Donate today and support SCGS. 


Thank you



[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, December 11, 2016

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Photos and Documents

Media – How to live with them … when you can’t live without them!
  • Where are my images actually located?
  • Are your census images actually downloaded?
  • Is there a difference between images linked to a tree on Ancestry and images linked via FTM’s Web Search?
  • What can images be linked to in FTM?
  • When do I use Detail rather than Collection in the Media workspace?
  • What’s the difference between a media caption and its filename?

Come for a helpful session on Family Tree Maker’s handling of media files.

User group leader, Dick Humphrey, will be at the library by 2:30 pm to chat and provide FTM assistance.

Sunday, December 11, 2016
4:00-6:00pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

Cross Street Glenoaks

30 November 2016

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Board of Directors Election - Your Vote is Important!


The annual election of Directors for the Board of SCGS is currently underway. There are five Board positions to be filled: four 3-year terms and one 1-year term.

The candidates (in alphabetical order):
             
Adrian Foushee
Betty Isbell
Barbara Randall
Jennifer Taylor
Kevin Williams
           
Ballots were mailed to all voting Members in October. In order for your vote to count, your ballot must be received at the SCGS Library in Burbank no later than 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Make your voice heard!

Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
www.scgsgenealogy.com

29 November 2016

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Writer's Group--Sunday, December 11, 2016

The SCGS Writers Group will be meeting on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.
 
            1.) Christmas/Winter memories

            2.) Family/Personal Cars

  
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
 
(818) 843-7247