If the answer to either question is yes, then you won’t want to miss the next quarterly SCGS Irish Workshop on Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank.
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!
As of October 1, 2017, the SCGS Library continues our affiliation with the LDS Family History Library by offering full computer access to all of the digitalized records that FamilySearch offers through their website familysearch.org. What a great benefit, since the microfilms are no longer available for rent!
How does that work? Come to the SCGS library and use our library computers to unlock all the digitalized records found on FamilySearch.org. But there's a catch--you have to be a member of SCGS to use our computers.
Not a member? Come in and join SCGS, and you will receive additional members-only benefits and discounts (such as discounted rates at Jamboree 2018!).
Southern California Genealogy Society and Family History Library
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, October 21 2017, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Dick Humphrey presents: "Writing about Current and Future Ancestors" Don't miss out!
age 21 my great aunt sparked my interest in genealogy with information
about Joseph Bolles, our immigrant ancestor from England who had distant
connections to royalty. Later a patriot descendant, Lemuel, fought at
Bunker Hill. Facts on index cards eventually gave way to computer
software. With Family Tree Maker, I now have 1400 relatives entered for
the Humphrey line (with Bolles, Glazebrook, Muirs from Scotland and
Fischer from Europe) along with the more recent Canadian and European
line of my wife (Long, Walpole, Hoekenson, Ammon). My interest in
perpetuating and sharing discoveries has led to charts, photo-history
books, articles and talks at reunions and genealogy groups
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
September 1 is the day that the Ralphs Community Contribution program starts its new year. All of the participants in the program must re-enroll in order for SCGS to receive donations through this program.
Thanks to all of the SCGS members and friends who joined the Ralphs Community Contribution Program in support of the Southern California Genealogical Society. SCGS receives over $2000 each year through participation in this program. Ralphs policy requires that participants re-join the program every year.
All of our members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program must update their information to continue to participate in the program. This update will be in effect from September 1 through August 31 of the following year.
Participation in the Ralphs Club Contribution program is not limited to SCGS members. Please pass this message along to your family members and friends.