16 December 2018

[CA--SCGS] Irish Interest Group Meeting, Sunday, December 30, 2018

   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, December 30, 2018, 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!

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

13 December 2018

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Library Holiday Hours

SCGS Library Holiday Hours

Christmas Week
Thursday, December 20 through Wednesday, December 26 - Closed

Open Thursday, December 27 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, December 28 -10:00 - 2:00 pm

New Years Week
Saturday, December 29  through Tuesday, January 1 - Closed

Regular hours will resume January 2, 2019.  

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
(Cross street Glenoaks)
Burbank, CA 91504

10 December 2018

[CA--SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting--No December Meeting.

Researching your family tree and finding new, exciting, and sometimes surprising family connections?   Join the SCGS German Interest Group meets on the third Saturday every month from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out! 

     There is no meeting in December 2018. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Greetings to you from our German & Italian Interest Groups…

The German Interest Group held their annual Oktoberfest Pot Luck Luncheon this year on September 15th and the Italian Interest Group joined us.  Both groups are included in the above photo. The Italian Interest Group is lead by Donald Coduto and the leader of the German Interest Group is Allene Aubertin.  

In honor of our German Heritage, a list of our members family surnames follows:   Ballasens; Bier; Blessmann; Bunge; Finely; Gaiser; Ganzen; Hansen; Hermann; Hufmann; Jung; Kehl, Kollecker; Maletzki; Marguth; Markwatter; Meyer; Rheinlander; Roehl; Scheuer; Shinkle; Spiess; Steinman; Steinmetz; Tamm/Thamm; Teagarden; Vogelgejang; Wagner; Weil; Wiedeman; Wombacher

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 December 2018

[CA-SCGS] SCGS 2018 Election Results: And the Elected Board Members Are.....

SCGS 2018 Election Results Are In!
 And the Elected Board Members Are.....

Alice Fairhurst
Mark Cross
Louise Calaway
Charlotte Bocage

Congratulations! And thanks to all who participated in this year's Board of Directors Election.

Southern California Genealogy Society
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

[CA-SCGS] Announcing the 2019 Jamboree Webinar Extension Series!

Announcing the 2019 Jamboree 
Webinar Extension Series!

Computer, tablet or, smartphone...You can access webinars!
Join us in our live webinars!  Join SCGS to access ALL webinars!

And the Speakers are....

  • Lisa Alzo, MFA: Make Those Skeletons Dance: Exploring Your Family’s Dark Side.      Saturday, January 5, 10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD.: Pandemics & Epidemics: Issues of Politics, Economy, and   Religion. Wednesday, January 16,  6:00 PM Pacific 
  • Paul Woodbury: Looks Like We're Cousins - Tips for Genetic Genealogy Collaboration.   Saturday, February 2,  10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Tessa Keough: Is Your One-Place Study at a Distance? No Worries with the Internet.     Wednesday, February 20,  6:00 PM Pacific 
  • Donna M. Moughty: Irish Research - What's New. Saturday, March 2,  10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Thomas MacEntee: One Touch Genealogy Research: How to Handle a Record Just Once.   Wednesday, March 20,  6:00 PM  Pacific 
  • Karen Burney: US Colored Troops and their Civil War Service.  Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Debra M. Dudek, MSc: Tracing Female Ancestors in WWI Military and Non-Combatant Records. Wednesday, April 17,  6:00 PM Pacific
  • Rick Crume:  British Genealogy Online: The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites.  Saturday, May 4, 10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Annette Burke Lyttle: The Marriage of the  Waters: The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest.  Wednesday, May 15,  6:00 PM Pacific 
  • Janet Hovorka: Heirloom, Documentation or Junk: What to Keep and What To Toss.    Wednesday, June 19,  6:00 PM Pacific  
  • Shannon S. Christmas, MCP: More Power:  Genetic Genealogy Apps and Extensions. Wednesday, July 17,  6:00 PM Pacific 
  • Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA: Successful Railroad Records Research in Today’s World.   Saturday, August 3, 10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Amy Johnson Crow, MLIS, CG®:  How Do I Know That's My Ancestor? Wednesday, August 21,  6:00 PM Pacific 
  • Melissa Barker: The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro!  Saturday, September 7,  10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Michael John Neill: More than a Bouquet of Flowers: Increasing your Chance at the Courthouse. Wednesday, September 18. 6:00 PM Pacific
  • Daniel Horowitz:  So You Really Want to Research Your Jewish Ancestors? Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG®, FOGS:  Faith of Our Fathers: United States Church Records.  Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 PM Pacific 
  • Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS: Mastering the Library and Archives Canada Website. Saturday, November 2, 10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Seema Kenney: Immigration & Naturalization.  Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 PM Pacific 
  • Julie  Goucher:  European Surnames and How They Can Help in Genealogical Research.  Saturday, December 7, 10:00 AM Pacific 
  • Michelle Tucker Chubenko: Post-WWII Immigration: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Digital Resources.  Wednesday, December 18, 6:00 PM Pacific 

2019 Webinar Calendar Times
         1st Saturdays                                   3rd Wednesdays
        10:00 AM Pacific                           6:00 PM Pacific
           11:00 AM Mountain                      7:00 PM Mountain
       12:00 PM Central                           8:00 PM Central
         1:00 PM Eastern                          9:00 PM Eastern

Southern California Genealogy Society 
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91054-2408
Email: webinar@scgsgenealogy.com

04 December 2018

[CA-SCGS] REMINDER: SCGS Annual Meeting, Saturday, December 8, 2018, 11:am to 3:00 pm


   SCGS Annual 

Membership Meeting

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

Saturday, December 8, 2018
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 2019 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 2018, and what the exciting plans are for 2019.

Finally, the moment you've been waiting for since June will arrive... the Jamboree Committee will reveal the exciting plans for Jamboree 2019!

You don't want to miss the excitement - or the chance to win a 4-day registration to the 50th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree or a 1-day registration to the 2019 Genetic Genealogy Conference!

RSVP to: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

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

03 December 2018

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker Users Group, Sunday, December 9, 2018, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 Family Tree Maker Users Group
Sunday, December 9, 2018
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Working Outside the FTM Box with GEDCOM Files

What are they? How to create them from FTM and from Ancestry. They can be used to transfer your tree data to other genealogy software as well as to share your tree with someone not using Family Tree Maker. Free software FT Analyzer will be used to demonstrate interesting analyses not included within FTM itself.

Dick will also be at the library by 2:30 pm to chat and provide FTM assistance.
Contact Dick Humphrey here

Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
Cross Street Glenoaks

02 December 2018

[CA--SCGS] NOMEETING of the RootsMagic Users Group Meeting

    RootsMagic Users Group

No December meeting. The RootsMagic Users group will resume in January 2019.

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
               Jerry Domier censusjerry@gmail.com

Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.
(818) 843-7247