17 August 2019

[CA-SCGS] DNA Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

DNA Interest Group Meeting 
Saturday, August 31, 2019
 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
at the SCGS Library
 $5.00 donation is suggested for attendance. Individualized help       will be available after the formal presentation.  

For those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their  personal page or interpreting their results. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00
For more info, contact Bonny Cook, Alice Fairhurst, and Kathy Johnston at dna@scgsgenealogy.com
Following the regular meeting from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., DNA speakers and those who can help educate others with DNA testing at any company are encouraged to attend.  Roundtable discussions include how to work with group projects, planning for the DNA interest group, and news within the field of genetic genealogy.

SCGS sponsors two projects through Family Tree DNA. 
 Call 713-868-1438 or order online at:
         ·  SCGS project for ANY SURNAME, http://goo.gl/WGxC1X

       ·  French Heritage project, http://goo.gl/UUcDXX

Southern California Genealogical Society
   417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
   (818) 843-7247    
  Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.

11 August 2019

[CA-SCGS] British Isles Family History Society Interest Group Meets at SCGS--Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SCGS British Isles Family History Society- USA Interest Group meets on the 4th Sunday of the month from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

This month's topic:
 Ivan C. Johnson speaking on
 "Finding Jane Mawer: Breaking Through a Brick Wall
in 18th century England"

Speaker Bio: Ivan C. Johnson, Lincolnshire-born, a long-time genealogy researcher, former present of the British Isles Family History Society--U.S.A. and CSUN Professor Emeritus.
Professor Johnson will take you through the frustrations and exultations in the search for his 3rd great grandmother Jane Mawer in rural Lincolnshire, England, detailing the sources he used.

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!

We alternate meetings at the Southern California Genealogical Society Library in Burbank (SCGS) and the Family History Library at 1591 E. Temple Way, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (FHL).

Contact Barb Randall at barbmran@aol.com.

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

10 August 2019

[CA-SCGS] British Isles Family History Society Interest Group Meeting, Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

For further information contact the British Isles Group Leader Barb Randall at barbmran@aol.com.

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

05 August 2019

[CA-SCGS] Beginning Genealogy Class, Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Do You Want to Trace Your Family Tree?

Beginner’s Class – First Steps

Saturday, August 10, 2019
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
An introduction to the basics including
setting goals, keeping organized, identifying resources,
using Federal and state census records 
& introduction to Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.com

Fee: free to SCGS members, $10 for non-members.

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

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


04 August 2019

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group, Sunday, August 18, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm

    RootsMagic Users Group

Next meeting: Sunday, August 18, 2019, from   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Southern California Genealogical Society library.

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


02 August 2019

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, August 17, 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

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 17, 2019, at the SCGS Family Research Library.

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
The library will be open for research 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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

Cross street Glenoaks
(818) 843-7247


01 August 2019

[CA-SCGS] Live Streaming is now closed. Missed the Party? No worries...

Jamboree 2019 Live Streaming Is Now Closed,


Audio & Video Recordings 

From Jamboree's 50th Birthday Bash Are Available For A Fee.  

You can still join the party!

Conference Resources

Conference Resources is Jamboree's official recording company. They provide high-quality recordings of prior class sessions. You can also purchase recordings from these past Jamborees (2011-2019) on their website. 

Neither live-streamed sessions nor conference recordings are available in the SCGS Webinar archives, or on the SCGS Website.


Southern California Genealogical Society
50th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
@scgsgenealogy, #SCGS2019, #SCGSJamboree50,
#SCGSJamboree2019, #SCGSJamboreeBirthdayBash

29 July 2019

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker Users Group, Sunday, August 11, 2019

 Family Tree Maker Users Group
Sunday, August 11, 2019
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

At the Jamboree, MacKiev demonstrated some of the features in the yet-to-be-released Family Tree Maker 2019. One of these is Smart Filters. This will be the new name for what has been “saved lists” in FTM 2017, but with a number of significant extensions and improvements. To prepare for this, we will once more take a close look at filters. 

Filters are the real power tool of any database system - the ability to ask questions, that is, ‘set up a filter’ – aka make a ‘query’ - and get a list of results. (Example: list everyone buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.) Filters have been a feature of Family Tree Maker for many, many years. But Family Tree Maker 2017 added the ability to save the filter results and give them a color coding (which appears in the Name Index and in the Pedigree and Family Views). 

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