15 November 2017

[CA-SCGS] Save the Date! SCGS Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 9, 2017

This is the time of year when we celebrate the Southern California Genealogical Society,
 our members, and our dedicated volunteers.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
at the SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504

Come and share our annual celebration with your family history friends!

The SCGS Board of Directors will provide the main dishes. Please bring your favorite appetizer, side dish, salad, fruit, non-alcoholic beverage or dessert to share. Show off your heritage and share your favorite family recipes. The wonderful variety of dishes, family stories and fellowship with genealogy friends never ceases to amaze and brings good cheer to all.

The Annual Meeting follows the potluck luncheon. At this time the 2018 Board of Directors election results will be announced and new Board members will be introduced. Longtime members and past presidents will be honored and members of the Board and leaders of the SCGS Interest Groups will update us on what has happened in 2017, and what the exciting plans are for 2018.*

Finally, the moment you've been waiting for since June will arrive... the Jamboree Committee will reveal the exciting plans for Jamboree 2018!

You don't want to miss the excitement - or the chance to win a 3-day registration to the 49th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree or a 1-day registration to the 2018 Genetic Genealogy Conference and Writer's Conference!

RSVP to: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com 
For questions about donations of books or genealogical materials to the SCGS Library, please call the Library during business hours and ask for Sally Emerson or the Book Acquisition team.

Mark your calendars today and plan to join us!

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
(Cross street Glenoaks)
Burbank, California

11 November 2017

[CA--SCGS] Honoring our Veterans on November 11, 2017


Southern California Genealogy Society and Family History Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408

08 November 2017

Stay Tuned...

The Speakers have been chosen and contracts are being signed.
Stay tuned for our announcement…
who will be lecturing at

Jamboree 2018

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91505-2408
Phone: 818-847-7247 Fax: 818-843-7262

04 November 2017

[CA-SCGS] Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Daylight saving time officially ends Sunday, November 5th at 2 a.m.

Don't forget to "Fall Back" and reset your clocks and alarms 1 hour back!

The SCGS Family Research Library will be open to researchers Sunday
from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PST.

Don't miss any valuable research time!

SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
(cross street Glenoaks)
818.843.7247 www.scgsgenealogy.com

03 November 2017

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, November 12, 2017

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Family Tree Maker – Reports in Detail
On Sunday, November 12, at the SCGS Library from 4:00-6:00 pm in our FTM User Group we take a close up look at two reports – Family Group Sheet and Kinship Report. Options for for reports in general will be explored and contrasted with those available for charts.

Join us and expand your FTM capabilities.

Dick will also be at the library by 2:30 pm to chat and provide FTM assistance.

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504

Cross Street Glenoaks

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting--Saturday, November 18, 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, November 18, 2017, at the SCGS Family Research Library. Don't miss out!

This month's speaker is Deborah Volper!!

Deborah's bio: My mother’s family is a good size and we had yearly reunions of my Swiss great grandparents Fankhauser and Gottier families.  My Fankhauser / Gottier great grandparents had 10 children with my grandmother being the eldest. So, we knew all of our great aunts and uncles and some great grand aunts and we were also close in age to some of our mother’s first (1st) cousins.
I became more interested in genealogy after my daughter had to do her family report in 8th grade.  I always thought all branches of my family were recent immigrants. My dad’s parents,  Volga Germans from Russia, in 1907 and 1911.  My mother’s maternal line are from Switzerland in the 1890’s. Her father’s maternal line from Sweden and Norway in the late 1880’s.  The surprise was my mother’s paternal line. Her lineage through her direct paternal Dowell ancestors have been in the United States from prior to the American Revolution.
My presentation will be about my Swiss family and how, because of family dynamics, I have many 1/2 cousins. Several of my 1/2 cousins have DNA tested. This presentation will lay the groundwork for how having 1.2 cousins helps to determine DNA connections through who they match.

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


02 November 2017

[CA-SCGS] Voting Time!

Your Representatives and Your Vote!

The future of our beloved society is in Your hands,  
but only if you vote. 

Today, November 2nd, your ballots were mailed out for the election of Directors to the Southern California Genealogical Society Board of Directors.  If you are a voting member, please check your mailbox.

The SCGS Nominating Committee announces the following slate of candidates for the upcoming election (in alphabetical order):

Diane Adamson
Kathy Holland
Megan Lee
Linda Mustion

Southern California Genealogy Society and Family History Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Website: www. scgsgenealogy.com

01 November 2017

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Lunch and Learn - Saturday, November 11, 2017

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, November 11, 2017.

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.

 “Easy Interviewing Techniques”   1:00 to 2:00 p.m. 

Not everyone is comfortable asking questions of even close relatives, but interviewing is one of the skills every researcher should be using to expand their knowledge beyond the written word.  Learn the basics and more, as veteran researcher Donie Nelson prepares you to get the facts.

“Writing a Memoir: Your Own Life, In Your Own Words”
2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

The most important history you can leave your family, is the story of your own life. Who else knows you better? Whether you are a minimalist and choose to sum up your life in one page or you decide on a short story, this workshop will get you started and you will go home with tips on how to keep your memoir personal, factual and entertaining.

Presented by 

Donie A. Nelson

Donie Nelson has spent the last 40 years working with writers for film and television. This experience combined with her 35 years researching her Swedish-Scottish-Spanish ancestry makes her the ideal person to present:  Easy Interviewing Techniques and Writing a Memoir: Your Own Life, In Your Own Words. As a recognized leader in the genealogical community, Donie has focused on publications and promotion. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of Nuestras Raices, the quarterly journal published by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America, and has edited several genealogical newsletters as well as supervised the publication of the book: “Abbot Kinney’s Venice of America” published by the Los Angeles WESTSIDE Genealogical Society.

For more information please contact Charlotte Bocage.

Lunch and Learn
12:00 noon to 3:15 pm
Second Saturday of most months

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