05 August 2021

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group, Saturday, August 21, 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, August 21, 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


03 August 2021

[CA-SCGS] Beginning Genealogy Class, Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the SCGS Library

  Do You Want to 

Trace Your Family Tree?

SCGS Beginner’s Class – First Steps

Saturday, August 14, 2021
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Taught by Mark Cross
An introduction to the basics including
setting goals, keeping organized, identifying resources,
using Federal and state census records 
& introduction to Ancestry.com and My Heritage

This personalized condensed class is FREE to SCGS members 
and just $10 for non-members. Limited to 6 participants.
Sign up by emailing:  beginner@scgsgenealogy.com

Sign up by emailing beginner@scgsgenealogy.com  or call 818-843-7247 

Southern California Genealogy Society & Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504-2408


01 August 2021

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group, Sunday, August 15, 2021, 2:00-4:00 pm Online


    RootsMagic Users Group

    Sunday, August 15, 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


29 July 2021

[CA-SCGS] Lunch & Learn, Saturday, August 14, 2021, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Online


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.

Join us on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Karen A. Fortin will lecture on “Orphan Trains and the Children Who Rode Them.” 

This is an online program. 
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


27 July 2021

[CA-SCGS] African American Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, August 14, 2021 Online!

The African American Interest Group will meet online  on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
As the library is closed, any meeting will be held online by appointment. Interested parties should 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

23 July 2021

[CA-SCGS] Writer's Group Meeting, Sunday, August 8, 2021, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, August 8, 2021 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.) Lost and Found Heirlooms
2.) Military Letters/Diaries
3.) Unexplainable Events/Chance Encounters/Stranger Than Fiction
4.) Solving Family Mysteries
5.) Teenage Adventures
6.) Experiences with Early Technologies

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

22 July 2021

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree Users Group Meeting, Monday, August 9, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Online)

SCGS Legacy Family Tree Users Group

Monday, August 9, 2021
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

18 July 2021

[CA-SCGS] GHSA Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, August 7, 2021, 10:00 to 4:00 pm--Meeting Online!!


The GSHA Interest Group will meet on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in an ONLINE FORMAT.

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.

Topic: Cuban Genealogy
How to research your Cuban roots using online resources, DNA testing, and social media. How to develop the most effective strategy for doing challenging research in Cuba using parish records, cemetery records and other online sources. We will also discuss the future of offline sources coming online soon.

Presenter: Brian Tosko Bello is the Director of Digital Cuba, a nonprofit startup to preserve Cuban culture and heritage through digitization projects. He has conducted workshops and seminars to create awareness of the need to preserve historical records. He is a creative collaborative that lives in Washington, D.C. As Brian writes: “If I were to sum up my career experience, I would say that at my core, I am a storyteller. Telling stories with financial data sets, genealogy records or ways to stay on a low carb diet!”

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