21 April 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Writer's Group--Sunday, May 14, 2017

The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.
1.) Relationships (marriage, divorce, first loves, best friends, etc). 
2.) Write a Haiku about a mother/maternal figure. 
*The Haiku poem structure consists of three lines: first line, 5 syllables, second line, 7 syllables, and third (last line), 5 syllables. Here is a link to the poets.org’s page on Haiku, which includes a description and examples of Haiku for your reference:

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 April 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Irish Interest Group Workshop, Sunday, April 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, April 30, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank. 

The April workshop will focus on using books for your research.  We will take a look at books we have at SCGS and also some out of print books that you can find online.  If you have any suggestions for books to include in this workshop please email me at IrishInterestGroup@scgsgenealogy.com

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

04 April 2017

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

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Family Tree Maker 2017!
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.

Next Sunday, April 9, at the SCGS Library from 4:00-6:00pm the entire focus of the Family Tree Maker User Group will be on this new edition, Family Tree Maker 2017 (Mac and Windows!).  Come for a closer look at the nitty-gritty!

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

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

Cross Street Glenoaks

03 April 2017

[CA-SCGS] 2017 Volunteer Luncheon Photos - A Recap

2017 SCGS Volunteer Luncheon
Mad Hatter Tea Party Photos

Thank you to all who joined us on Saturday, April 1st, at the annual celebration in honor of SCGS volunteers. We had a lively group and enjoyed sharing a wonderful afternoon of fun, food, and lively discussions about the Society.

The Board of Directors extends a special thank you to all who volunteer with the Southern California Genealogical Society at the Library, from a distance, and at our annual Genetic Genealogy and Jamboree conferences. 

Volunteers are truly the heart of the Society. 

Thank You!


Photos by Walt Sturrock.

Southern California Genealogy Society
& Family Research Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504-2408

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting - April 10, 2017

Posted by Barbara Randall

SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group

Monday, April 10, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

‘Back To Basics with Legacy’

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 (scheduled for release late 2016).

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

02 April 2017

[CA--SCGS] DNA Interest Group--Saturday, April 29, 2017

DNA Interest Group Meeting 
Saturday, April 29, 2017
 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
at the SCGS Library
Topic: Deciphering the Letters of DNA Soup
Have you ever wondered about the four types of DNA used in genetic genealogy? Learn about the types of DNA tests sold by Family Tree DNA:  Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and the Family Finder test which includes both the autosomal and X chromosome tests.  Cheri will demonstrate how DNA overcame a brick wall that stood since the 1950s, and a case involving the unknown parentage of two sisters.

Presenter: Cheri Mello has been active in genealogy for 25 years and regularly gives presentations about the use of DNA. She runs five DNA projects and manages mailing lists involving Portuguese-Azorean genealogy. She teaches math and music. She was a National Board Certified teacher and holds a Masters in Education. 

                     ·         10:00-10:10     Announcements & Introductions

                     ·         10:10-11:45     Presentation

                     ·         11:45-12:45     Lunch

                     ·         12:45-2:00        Individualized help.  Please bring your DNA results and
                                                          password if needed   
  $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.