24 March 2017

[CA-SCGS] Beginning Genealogy Class--Saturday, April 8, 2017

Beginner's Class - First Steps



Just starting out and looking for some help?

Are you realizing that you are not going to find everything you want to know on just one or two websites?

Join the Southern California Genealogical Society in learning how to start your research right.

The Southern California Genealogical Society's Beginner's Class - First Steps will be offered Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Southern California Genealogical Society Research Library.

The class is free to SCGS members and open to the public for $10.

The Beginner's Class - First Steps will provide you with the information and skills necessary to begin the search for your ancestors. The class introduces you to the basics, including setting goals, keeping organized, identifying resources, using federal and state census records and introduction to  online sources that are available. A free tour of the SCGS Research Library is available following the class for those interested. All participants are invited to attend the Lunch and Learn presentations immediately following the class.

To register, email beginner@scgsgenealogy.com or call (818) 843-7247.

The SCGS Research Library will be closed for research that day.

Southern California Genealogical Society
and Family Research Library

417 Irving Drive
(Cross Street Glenoaks)
Burbank, CA 91504
www.scgsgenealogy.com

21 March 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Volunteer Luncheon & Mad Hatter Tea Party


You're great, so "Don't be late for a Very Important Date!" at the SCGS Volunteer Luncheon and Mad Hatter Tea Party! Join us for a fun afternoon where we make much ado about YOU, our loyal SCGS volunteers. Feel free to wear your wildest hat and share your favorite tea party themed side dish.

It's a time to relax with friends, have fun, celebrate the Society's successes, and share stories. There might even be a surprise or two in store...you just never know!

A friendly reminder - we do need a head count to make sure we have enough for all. To RSVP, email volunteer@scgsgenealogy.com or call the SCGS Library at (818) 843-7247.

We look forward to seeing you!

Southern California Genealogical Society
& Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
www.scgsgenealogy.com


17 March 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Writer's Group--Sunday, April 9, 2017


The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.
 


For our next group, to take place on Sunday, April 9th (1-3pm), we selected to write about the following two topics:
1.) Write about a family photo (your pick) 
2.) Practice writing 6-word stories such as “I came, I saw, I conquered.” ~Julius Caesar 
  

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
 
 



 
 


15 March 2017

[CA-SCGS] Nikkei Genealogical Society Meeting - Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Nikkei Genealogical Society will hold their next meeting on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the SCGS Library in Burbank from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 

The meeting is open to the public and attendance is free.


Space is limited, so please RSVP by sending an email to info@nikkeigenealogicalsociety.org.


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

Cross street Glenoaks

(818) 843-7247


www.scgsgenealogy.com

14 March 2017

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting--Saturday, March 18, 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, March 18, 2017, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out!
 

Jana Bickel presents her Wetzel Family

About Jana:

I have been researching my genealogy since 1971 when my aunts told me I was related to a famous Indian fighter Lewis Wetzel, the hero of Zane Grey's "Spirit of the Border".   Hours of research proved that Lewis' brother, Jacob, was my direct ancestor. Later, in the 1980's I traced my Bickel ancestry to Graben, Baden with help from Elizabeth Sharp at the Immigrant Library.  I sent a letter to all 7 Bickels in Graben and got a response from two Bickels and the town historian, Berthold Heil, who provided me with my direct ancestors based on church records.  The family story was that my ancestor, John Fredrick Bickel stowed away on a boat to America with his brother, leaving Germany to avoid the draft and ending up fighting in the Civil War.  Mr. Heil explained that it was a cousin not a brother who went with John Fredrick Bickel to America.  J.F. had already done military service in Baden.  His service in the civil war was covered during my talk on Germans in Missouri.  I doubt that J.F. stowed away on the boat to America.  It makes a nice story but I don't see how it would be possible.  I recently purchased a town history of Graben.  It is, of course, in German so my next project is to get at least some of it translated.  I hope someday to visit Graben.
 
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

www.scgsgenealogy.com 

09 March 2017

[CA-SCGS] It's That Time Again!

Daylight Saving Time 
officially begins at 2:00 am 
Sunday, March 12, 2017. 

Don't forget to set your clock ahead one hour 
Saturday night - March 11th!


The SCGS Library will be open for research 
10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.


SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
(cross street Glenoaks)
Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 843-7247

www.scgsgenealogy.com

08 March 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Italian Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, March 18, 2017

The SCGS Italian Interest Group will hold its next meeting on Saturday, March 18, 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

07 March 2017

[CA-SCGS] Calling all SCGS Volunteers! It's a Party - For YOU!

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun afternoon where we celebrate You, our loyal SCGS volunteers!

It's a time to relax with friends, have fun, celebrate the Society's successes, and share stories. There might even be a surprise or two in store ... you just never know!


The Society will provide the main course and drinks, so please bring a side dish you'd like to share with friends. We do need a head count to make sure we have enough for all. 


Please RSVP to volunteer@scgsgenealogy.com or call the SCGS Library at (818) 843-7247 to let us know you are coming.


We look forward to seeing you!

Southern California Genealogical Society

and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive 
Burbank, California

818-843-7247

www.scgsgenealogy.com