19 February 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Writer's Group--Sunday, March 12, 2017

The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, March 12, 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


13 February 2017

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting--Saturday, February 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, February 18, 2017, at the SCGS Family Research Library.
Our fearless group leader Allene Aubertin will present her topic entitled  Murder~Suicide~Culprits, "Honoring the Family Ghosts".

Allene was born in Long Beach to a mother of German Heritage and a father of British, German and Polish heritage.  Although she knew her mother's parents were German, she really became interested in the lives in the 1970's. During a visit to Trier, Germany in 1982, Allene was able to obtain birth, marriage and death certificates-written in Old German Script-of her 2nd great grandparents. With these old family documents, she knew she was on a roll, which really boosted her interest in genealogy and as well as learning more about her German ancestors which eventually brought her to the German Interest Group at SCGS.
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

08 February 2017

[CA-SCGS] Genealogy Garage at LAPL Saturday, February 18, 2017

Genealogy Garage: Tune-up For a Road Trip

Planning a research trip? Whether it's to Salt Lake City (lucky you!), a weekend conference, a one-day seminar or to a new library or archive, you need a PLAN. Join us and get the tune-up tips from experienced researcher Charlotte Bocage to make your trip a success.  

Workshop leader Charlotte Bocage is the Education Chair for the Southern California Genealogical Society and a veteran researcher in archives and libraries across the country. Genealogy Garage is designed to be interactive, so bring your questions! Please RSVP as noted below. At the end of each workshop there will be a tour of the Genealogy dept. conducted by Charlotte Bocage. Stay and we will help you research afterward. 

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11 am - 1 pm

Where:  Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Richard Riordan Central Libraryan Central Library
              630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071 
              History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4 • Meeting Room LL420
Directions and parking info available at http://www.lapl.org/central/.

Park UNDER the library, enter at 524 Flower St. just south of 5th Street. You need a LAPL card to receive the $1.00 Saturday parking rate. Apply for the card at your local LAPL or at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Just bring identification. Show your library card to get your parking ticket validated at the Information Desk before returning to your car. Take the escalator or elevator down to Lower Level 4. Inquire at the main reference desk for our location.

RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. Ask for reservations for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Leave your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is canceled.

Join us on the third Saturday of each month (except December), from 11 am-1 pm, at the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library in downtown LA for free workshops designed for family researchers of all levels of expertise. Genealogy Garage Workshops are sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC), and the Los Angeles Public Library, Genealogy & History Department.

For more information, please visit the Genealogy Garage page on the SCGS website

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

06 February 2017

[CA-SCGS] FREE Access to Black History Collection at Fold3 for February

FREE Access for the month of February - Black History Month 2017

In honor of Black History Month, Fold3 is making its entire Black History Collection free to access. View over one million rare documents, records, and photos that will help you research your ancestors and learn about the African-American experience from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement.

For more details visit the Fold3 website.

SCGS members do have in-library access to these and other valuable resources. To learn more about the benefits of membership, visit the SCGS website at www.scgsgenealogy.com.

Happy Ancestor Hunting!

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting - February 13, 2017

Posted by Barbara Randall

SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group

Monday, February 13, 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

03 February 2017

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, February 12, 2017

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Finding Your ‘Place’ in Family Tree Maker
Place names are an important part of identifying facts and events. How good is it knowing that grand papa was a farmer without understanding whether it was on the Kansas plains or in the Appalachian hill country or in rural Scotland. It makes a difference!  Family Tree Maker, like all genealogy apps, makes provision to record place names for all facts linked to individuals. In return, we want to know all the things that occurred at a given place or who lived in a particular county over time.
The Feb 12 user group session will cover some of the finer points of entering place names, the use of Fastfields to eliminate spelling differences and greatly speed up data entry. “Resolved” places in FTM can be displayed hierarchically with sublevels – like computer folders and their subfolders – making it possible to easily list everything in a county, state or even a country. The special Place Detail field allows street addresses and cemetery names to appear under the town and city names where they occur. Join us – to become acquainted with these FTM features or to clear away some of the cobwebs about data entry with place names.

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504

Cross Street Glenoaks

02 February 2017

[CA-SCGS] Registration Now Open for the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy 2017 Conferences

The Southern California Genealogical Society is pleased to announce 
for the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree!

Jamboree 2017 takes place at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California, Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, 2017. To register, visit the Jamboree website at http://genealogyjamboree.com/ and register online or download a mail-in registration form.

The theme for Jamboree 2017 is "Hunting Your Heritage" and our heritage focuses for 2017 include the British Isles and Ireland, Armenia and the Caucasus, and African American Research.

This three-day Jamboree conference features: Over 60 speakers; 125 class sessions; JamboFREE sessions Friday morning; in-depth workshops (space limited, additional fee required); research tours Thursday and Friday; Friday and Saturday banquets; breakfast speakers; Exhibit Hall packed with vendors and societies FREE all weekend; and one-on-one research assistance provided by members of the Southern California Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists.

Back by popular demand, SCGS will hold its fifth
Genetic Genealogy Conference, "Diving Into DNA", on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. 

The SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference provides a unique opportunity to hear from some of the top leaders in the field of genetic genealogy, with topics suitable for all levels of experience using DNA for genealogical research.

The Genetic Genealogy Conference is separate from Jamboree and separate registration fees will apply.

Workshops 2017 - June 8, 9 and 11
Fifteen intensive workshops will also be offered during these two events providing an opportunity for in-depth study of genealogical research techniques of interest (additional fee required, workshops overlap with some Jamboree and  DNA sessions. Visit the website for registration requirements). 

SCGS Member Discount!
Special pricing for 2017 offers a discount to those who register for both Jamboree and the Genetic Genealogy Conference, as well as discounts for SCGS members for each event. In order to get the discounted rates, please join, renew, or reinstate your membership before your register at https://new.scgsgenealogy.com/

Early Bird registration is open through April 22, 2017
Workshops are expected to fill up early, so register NOW!

Tip: This is a new registration system. We have put together a Registration FAQ document and recommend you review it prior to going online to register. You can download the FAQ here.

Keep up with Jamboree!
Stay in touch with Jamboree to learn more about the speakers, exhibitors, and special activities.

Southern California Genealogical Society
48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2017
#SCGS2017 @scgsgenealogy.com

01 February 2017

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group Sunday, February 19, 2017

Next meeting: Sunday, February 29, 2017, 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

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 Blvd.

(818) 843-7247