07 August 2022

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group, Sunday, August 21, 2022, 2:00 pm -4:00 pm ONLINE.


                    RootsMagic Users Group

Sunday, August 21, 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Online.

 Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month

  Contact the group leaders (email below) for additional information.
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 version 8 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


05 August 2022

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group, Saturday, August 20, 2022: Cancelled: See You at the SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference!!

                         German Interest Group

The SCGS German Interest Group will NOT meet on Saturday, August 20, 2022, as SCGS will be hosting its annual Genetic Genealogy Conference.

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.

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


31 July 2022

[CA-SCGS] Writer's Group Meeting, Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Online!


The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

You don't need to be a professional writer to join the SCGS Writers Group. The only requirement is membership in SCGS.  We meet ONLINE one Sunday per month and share ideas for capturing family stories on paper.  The group provides loads of inspiration and fun!

  Be sure to subscribe to the SCGS blog to see
 the topics for individual meetings.

We selected to write about the following Genealogical/Memoir topics: 

1.) Provide Macro Context for a Family Story/Biography
2.) Found Treasure
3.) Stories about Serendipity
4.) School/College Story
5.) Fish Out of Water Story
6.) Revisiting an Old Place
7.) Learning to Ride a Bike
8.) Dancing

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

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 117-550-997

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting
starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/117550997

Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Taylor, JenmichelleTaylor@icloud.com
Southern California Genealogy Society Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504  
Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd. 
(818) 843-7247 
Email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

30 July 2022

[CA-SCGS] Lunch & Learn, Saturday, August 13, 2022, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm HYBRID


Looking for a place to learn more about genealogy and how to do family research? Lunch & Learn is simply the best place to do just that. Free and open to the public, it is one of the SCGS's most popular educational programs.

Starting with our January 2022 Lunch and Learn our lectures are now hybrid. Some lectures will be in our library and some lectures will be online. Both lectures will be available to in-library attendees and online attendees. Please check our website and lecture flyer for more details. Also, each Lunch and Learn will inform everyone about the next Lunch and Learn presentation.

Join us on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Topics: All About Find a Grave – Kathy Holland 1:00-2:00 pm

Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters and Bachelors – Sarah Cochran 2:15-3:15 pm

Please register at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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For more information and the flyer please visit the Lunch and Learn webpage.

For more information please contact Charlotte Bocage at rubymoon01@yahoo.com

Lunch and Learn
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Second Saturday of most months

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


29 July 2022

[CA-SCGS] African American Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Online!


The African American Interest Group will meet online  on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
New feature!!  Resolving Brick Wall Problems.
Now that the library has re-opened, several of our interest groups meeting will be held online or host a hybrid meeting, and by appointment. For more information, please contact either Adrian or Charlotte.

Adrian Foushee at amfoushee@usa.net or
Charlotte Bocage at rubymoon01@yahoo.com

To join the meeting: 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 248-469-765

The African American Interest Group meets on the second Saturday following the free SCGS monthly Lunch and Learn Education program.  Individual research assistance is available. Please try to arrive by 4:00 pm.
SCGS members have free in-Library online access to Ancestry Library Edition, American Ancestors (NEHGS), AccessNewspaper ARCHIVE, World Vital Records, and MyHeritage Library Edition. The library is not open for any other research during the meeting.

Southern California Genealogy Society & Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504

25 July 2022

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree Users Group Meeting, Monday, August 8, 2022, 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Online)


SCGS Legacy Family Tree Users Group

Monday, August 8, 2022
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 826-180-461

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

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.

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 Barbara Gaitely at barbgen12@gmail.com

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

22 July 2022

[CA-SCGS] GHSA Interest Group Meeting, Thursday, August 11, 2022, 11:00-12:00 pm


The GSHA Interest Group will not meet on Saturday, August 6, 2022, but will meet on August 11, 2022 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. 

Topic: “Library of Congress: Genealogy Research from Home, Highlighting California Materials”

A presentation showing how users can do genealogy and family research using Library of Congress materials, from their home computers. The presentation will also highlight some materials relevant to Californians. A list of links will be provided at meeting. The meeting cannot be recorded. 

PRESENTER: A J Aiséirithe (uh SHY ree) is a reference librarian at the Library of Congress. She holds a Ph.D. in American History. She joined the History and Genealogy Section of the Library in 2018.

A Zoom invitation will be sent to all GSHA-SC members. Make sure you have a free Zoom account. Non-members must RSVP by emailing gshasocal@gmail.com.

This organization is an affiliate of SCGS.For news visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/888200504860786

Due to Covid, Hispanic Tuesdays will not meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except December) from 10-4 pm. Leonard Trujillo will be available for research assistance.

Email Leonard at lennytrujillo51@aol.com for more information on how to sign into the meeting. 

The mission of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA) is to promote Hispanic genealogical and historical research, and to expand awareness and knowledge of Hispanic culture, historical contributions, and traditions. The GSHA-SC is a large and active group that meets at the SCGS Library four times a year, usually on the first Saturday in the months of February, May, August & December, from 10-4 pm. 

Meetings feature speakers and/or workshops, a break for a no host, family style lunch, and opportunities to network and research after lunch. Meetings are free and open to the public. Guests are always welcome and invited to join the group. 
Contact: Cathy Romero at cath.romero@sbcglobal.net
Southern California Genealogy Society & Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504
Cross street: Glenoaks

21 July 2022

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist User Group Meeting Saturday, August 6, 2022, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

                                            SCGS TMG User Group Meeting

Saturday, August 6, 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Master Genealogist User Group (TMG-UG) meets monthly on the afternoon of the first Saturday of the month except for holiday weekends and scheduled SCGS events. Meetings are held at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank. The library is not open for research during the meeting.

TMG-UG meeting dates for 2022 are posted on the SCGS Computer Software User Groups web page and on the SCGS calendar.

Contact Patt Ricketts at pattskatts@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
Maximum capacity = 6 people.

Please direct any questions you may have about the meeting to Patt Ricketts. To add your name to our meeting reminder list contact Cheri.

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