21 May 2017

[CA-SCGS] No Meeting--SCGS Writer's Group--June 2017

The SCGS Writer's Group will not meet in June 2017.
See you all at the SCGS Jamboree! 

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


10 May 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Italian Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, May 20, 2017

The SCGS Italian Interest Group will hold its next meeting on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the SCGS Library in Burbank.

The SCGS Italian Interest Group meets six times per year and provides a forum for supporting genealogical research using both Italian and American records. The meetings have organized programs on specific topics, and also provide opportunities for networking and helping each other.   The group focuses primarily on sources, techniques, and methods of tracing Italian heritage, such as how to find and read Italian birth, marriage, and death records. We also learn about Italian history, which provides a context and background for our individual family histories. The group has something to offer everyone, from beginners to experts and the meetings are open to anyone interested in Italian genealogy.

For a complete list of the Italian Interest Group meeting dates, visit the SCGS Italian Interest Group Page on our website www.scgsgenealogy.com. 

To learn more about the Italian Interest Group, contact the group leader, Donald Coduto, via e‐mail at donald@coduto.com.

SCGS Italian Interest Group
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Third Saturday of alternate months
SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank
Cross street Glenoaks

06 May 2017

[CA-SCGS] An Important SCGS Membership Announcement

SCGS Membership Dues Increase

It has been over six years since the Southern California Genealogical Society has had a raise in membership dues. As a non-profit, we strive to keep costs as low as possible and provide our members with valued benefits. However, as most of us have observed, the cost of goods and services has consistently been rising. In order to ensure that the Society can continue to offer the same level of service to members, the SCGS Board of Directors has voted to increase membership dues.

This is not a decision the Board made lightly. It is, however, necessary in order to maintain the level of quality in educational programs, publications, available databases, and services members value.

Beginning July 1, 2017, membership dues will increase as follows:

1 Year Individual: $40
2 Years Individual: $75
1 Year Joint: $55
2 Years Joint: $100
1 Year International Membership (w/mailing)
$75; 1 Year International Membership (w/digital): $40
Youth (under 25 w/proof of age): $25.

To renew your membership online, visit the new membership site at  https://new.scgsgenealogy.com/.

To renew by phone, call the SCGS Library at (818) 843-7247 during business hours.

To renew by mail, download the Benefits of Membership flyer, fill out the back portion, and mail to:

Southern California Genealogical Society
and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408

Benefits of Membership
Join or renew today and take advantage of the many benefits of membership in the Southern California Genealogical Society. Collaborate, consult and build a sense of community with others who share our passion for family history and genealogy! 
  • Access to exclusive content on the SCGS website
  • 24/7 access to our extensive archive of Jamboree Extension Series Webinars and live streamed sessions
  • Remote access to MyHeritage Library Edition™
  • Online access to Los Angeles area records
  • Monthly Lunch and Learn educational program
  • Webinars, seminars, and workshops
  • Interest groups for DNA, computer software users, family history writers, and ethnic geographic research
  • Free in-Library use of valuable online resources and paid subscription databases
  • Discounts on SCGS Research Team services, Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy Registration, SCGS Publications, and more 

Southern California Genealogical Society
and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 843 - 7247

05 May 2017

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting--Saturday, May 20, 2017

Researching your family tree and finding new, exciting, and sometimes surprising family connections? 

Join the SCGS German Interest Group at their next meeting to be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out!

This month's topic:
Pam Stoudemire Folden presents:  "What's in a name and other myths"

I've been a member of SCGS for 25 years and a librarian for 24 of them. I  became interested in  genealogy when my grandfather's cousin wrote a small Family History in 1955 on our Stoney/Hanley line. It left me wanting more. Though it didn't become my passion until much later. My research is mostly centered in the Carolina's and Virginia on my German and Scotch-Irish lines and in Ohio and Indiana on my French and Irish lines.

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


03 May 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Lunch and Learn Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Double Bill Program!

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 Saturday, May 13, 2017, for a special program featuring two presentations on Filipino and Asian Pacific research.


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Kalani Mondoy presents “Filipino Genealogy”

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Linda Fernandes presents “Find Out What Is At The Asian Pacific Library For You”

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

Doors open at 12:00 noon. Bring a brown bag lunch and sit, chat, and share your genealogy stories with fellow family historians while you eat. The program of lectures will begin at 1:00 p.m.

For more information please contact Charlotte Bocage.

Lunch and Learn
12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
Second Saturday of most months

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

01 May 2017

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting - May 8, 2017

Posted by Barbara Randall

SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group

Monday, May 8, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

‘Back To Basics with Legacy’

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 Barb Randall at barbmran@aol.com.

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

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Users Group, Sunday, May 21, 2017

Next meeting: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 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
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society Library

2017 meetings: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17.

Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

Cross street: Glenoaks Blvd.

(818) 843-7247


28 April 2017

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist™ (TMG) User Group – May 6, 2017

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, May 6, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

The next meeting of the SCGS TMG User Group (TMG-UG) will focus on features of The Master Genealogist™ version 9.05 and its companion software, Second Site©

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 2016 are posted on the SCGS Computer Software User Groups web page and on the SCGS calendar.

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

TMG-UG is a forum for users of The Master Genealogist™ (TMG) software to gather and discuss features, issues, and practical application of the “the gold standard in family history software” and its companion software, Second Site©. As an Interest Group of the Southern California Genealogical Society, our meetings are open to the general public. There is no fee for participation. Donations are gratefully accepted.