12 April 2021

[CA-SCGS] Monday Meet The Speakers - Jamboree 2021


Nicka Sewell-Smith 
Who is Nicka Smith 

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. 


Beth A. Stahr, MLS, CG® 

Beth A. Stahr, MLS, CG®. is a recently retired academic librarian and instructor with over forty years of genealogical research experience. She has lived and worked in the Midwest, Louisiana and now Tennessee. She has been certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 1990, is an alumnus of NIGR, IGHR and Excelsior College’s Genetic Genealogy class, has lectured for local, state and national genealogical societies, and published in academic and genealogical journals. 


Juliana Szucs 

Juliana Szucs has been working for Ancestry for more than 23 years. She began her family history journey trolling through microfilms with her mother when she was 11 years old. Juliana lectures regularly at national and local events and is an instructor at the Midwestern African American Genealogical Institute. She has written many articles for online and print genealogical publications holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program. 


Penny Walters, PhD 

Penny Walters, PhD, www.searchmypast.co.uk has been a University lecturer for 30 years in Psychology and Business Studies. Penny was adopted & became interested in genealogy after having her first child. DNA testing revealed 94% Irish heritage. Penny lectures internationally, presents webinars & writes articles about a variety of genealogy topics. Author of 'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy' and 'The Psychology of Searching' available on Amazon in paperback or kindle. 


Southern California Genealogical Society 
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11 April 2021

[CA-SCGS] French Canadian Heritage Society Spring Meeting, Sunday, April 25, 2021, 10:00 to 12:00 pm


   The FCHSC is holding our Spring Meeting on Sunday, 
April 25, 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00 pm. 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 P. M.----ONLINE ZOOM MEETING due to covid-19 
(We will return to a full day in person schedule as soon as the Library reopens.)
HELP us UPDATE our database so we have your correct email address.  Send your name and current email address to gouletsuzy@gmail.com and we will email the login link to our ONLINE meeting the week before the event.


ABOUT FCHSC     Our primary purpose is to foster an interest in our common French-Canadian, Acadian and French heritage by researching our ancestors and helping others to research theirs. FCHSC sponsors the French Heritage DNA Project as a way to honor our French ancestry at www.frenchdna.org.
The French-Canadian Collection at the SCGS Research Library is the largest of its kind in the western United States (apart from the holdings at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City).  Our collection consists of more than a 1000 volumes of French-Canadian, Acadian and French resources as well as microfiche, CDs, maps,  and access to websites.  Check us out at www.fchsc.org to learn more about our collection.
For more information you can also email us at fchsc@scgsgenealogy.com.


and a non shareable link will be provided for you to login.

  For more information, contact Suzy Goulet at

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

10 April 2021

[CA--SCGS] Jamboree 2021 Blogger Badge Contest


Blogger Badge Contest
Calling all Genealogy Social Media Gurus!
Tell everyone you’re joining the 2021 Virtual Jamboree and enter to WIN! 

What's in it for you? How about a free standard registration to Genealogy Jamboree? You can redeem it yourself or, better yet, use it in a contest for your own followers. 

Yes! How can I participate? It's easy! 

1. Download and save the blogger badge at the bottom of this post to your blog. Add it to your website, page, or platform of choice and link it back to the Jamboree website, GenealogyJamboree.com There is no need for any code. 

2. Send us a note at SocialMedia@SCGSgenealogy.com to let us know where you’ve posted the badge (remember to include the links). We’ll add your name to the list of Honorary Bloggers on the Jamboree website. To be eligible for the free registration drawing, you must include your URL so we can link back to you. 

On May 15th, one lucky blogger will be chosen at random to receive a free registration to Jamboree. The winner will be selected from the list on the Jamboree website - so be sure to let us know you are playing! 

Make sure your site gets listed! Enter the contest today!

Blogger Badges -  Click Here!

To See our Bloggers  -  Click Here!

Southern California Genealogical Society 
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09 April 2021

[CA-SCGS] SCGS British Isles Interest Group meets Online on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.


SCGS British Isles Interest Group meets 
on the 4th Sunday of the month
 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Sunday, April 25, 2021
The BIFHS-USA Interest Group promotes and encourages interest in family history, particularly relating to ancestry in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. We educate and encourage others in British Isles family history through research assistance, a variety of resources and a community in order to facilitate the acquisition and exchange of family history research information.

Everyone with an interest is welcome to participate!

Presenter: Jan Dougall.


If you are interested in becoming a host for the British Isles Interest Group, please contact Diane Adamson at djadamson0104@aol.com.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 464-872-341

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

08 April 2021

[CA--SCGS] Researching North American Genealogy?



North American Genealogy  

Jamboree 2021

Do You Want to Grow Your Family Tree?

Jamboree's 51st Virtual Conference is excited to offer a full conference track tailored to developing your knowledge and skills of North American research using records. These Jamboree lectures help to develop genealogical skills for everyone. This is your opportunity to learn something new, regardless of their level. The speakers will include Ben Baker, Linda J. Coupe, UE, Debra M. Dudek, MSC, Janice Lovelace, PhD, Jill Morelli, CG®, Tara Shymanski, PLCGS, Michael Brophy, MBA, Schelly Talalay Dardashti, Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, Lisa Medina, MBA, Nicka Sewell-Smith, Susan Kay Skilton, AG®. They will present on a variety of specialized topics using records to assist researchers in overcome brick walls, trace elusive ancestors, and much more!

Here are a few examples:

Early Bird Discount Ends April 26, 2021!
To register, click to open 

Download our Flyer today and share with friends, and your favorite genealogy group by clicking open!

Southern California Genealogical Society 
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05 April 2021

[CA-SCGS] Monday Meet The Speakers - Jamboree 2021

Joseph B. Shumway, AG® 

Joseph B. Shumway is a gifted genealogist, problem solver, and a masterful teacher, having worked as a professional since 2004. He is best known for his work on the Emmy-nominated series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”, where he works behind the scenes on the research as well as a regular on-camera contributor. Joseph works with private clients through AncestryProGenealogists in Salt Lake City. He is also a certified Primal Health Coach, operating his own practice centered on ancestral health. 


Tara Shymanski, PLCGS 

Tara Shymanski is a genealogy researcher, lecturer, and blogger. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History and completed 40 courses in research, analysis and methodology to obtain a certificate from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Tara has lectured at genealogy conferences in Western Canada, her local genealogy society, and the Family History Centre in Calgary. 


Janette Silverman 

Dr. Janette Silverman is a Research Team Manager at AncestryProGenealogists where she heads up a team specializing in Eastern European and Jewish genealogy. Janette holds master's and doctorate degrees in Jewish studies from Spertus Institute in Chicago. Her doctoral dissertation, “In Living Memory,” explored the experiences of four Jewish families in Europe and the United States, contextualizing the micro-history of those families within the more global historical world. 

Susan Kay Skilton, AG® 

Susan Kay Skilton, AG®, specializes in California and New York genealogy, and has worked for AncestryProGenealogists since June 2016. She has published a book on the history of Moraga, a town whose land was originally a land grant to Joaquin Moraga, grandson of Lieutenant Joaquin Moraga of the De Anza expedition. 


Southern California Genealogical Society 
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04 April 2021

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 2:00-4:00 pm Online

    RootsMagic Users Group

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

     Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
      in an online format.

Contact the group leaders (email below) for additional information.

Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month

Contact: Jay Holladay jholladay@ca.rr.com
               Jerry Domier censusjerry@gmail.com

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

Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

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


03 April 2021

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group, Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Online

 German Interest Group

Researching your family tree and finding new, exciting, and sometimes surprising family connections? The German Interest Group meets on the third Saturday of every month except December.

Join the SCGS German Interest Group at their next meeting to be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

We meet online at Virtual GIG meetings using GoToMeeting.

Use this link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/282290373
Phone:  (646) 749-3122
Access code: 282-290-373

1 hour on-line program

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. 

Questions? Contact us at germaninterest@scgsgenealogy.com

SCGS German Interest Group
Third Saturday of the month
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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

Cross street Glenoaks
(818) 843-7247