24 June 2019

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting, Monday July 8, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

SCGS Legacy Family Tree
User Group

Monday, July 8, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

22 June 2019

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist User Group Meeting Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, July 6, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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 2019 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.

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


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.

18 June 2019

[CA-SCGS] The Summer 2019 Edition of the Searcher is Here!!

The Searcher is Here!
See the online 2019 Summer Edition, Vol. 56, #3

To access the electronic version, go to the SCGS website at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/ Then sign into the Members Only Section.  Sign in to your account; then click on the Members Only button.  You will see 4 colorful buttons. Choose the red one titled Members Only. Then click on the third blue button titled Searcher Online Editions. 

Then you can read and enjoy the new issue! 

  Paper copies will be mailed once the printing is finished.

Southern California Genealogy Society & Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

16 June 2019

[CA--SCGS] Irish Interest Group Workshop, Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:00 to 4:00 pm



    Researching your Irish roots? 
Interested in Celtic and British Isles history?

If the answer to either question is yes, then you won’t want to miss the next quarterly SCGS Irish Workshop on Sunday, June 30, 2019, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank. 

Feel free to bring your laptop, tablet or another device to join in and do some researching of your own. There will be time allotted for help with your personal research at the end of the discussion.

There is no fee for participating and you do not need to be an SCGS member to attend. For more information click here. The library will be closed for general research.

Check out the SCGS Irish Online Research Sites page!

SCGS Irish Interest Group
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
5th Sunday of the Month

SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California

15 June 2019

[CA-SCGS] DNA Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

DNA Interest Group Meeting 
Saturday, June 29, 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.

12 June 2019

[CA--SCGS] SAVE THE DATE!! The SCGS Open House is Saturday, July 13, 2019 From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

SCGS Annual Open House 
 Saturday, July 13, 2019
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Curious about exactly what you can find in the collection at the SCGS Library? Wondering what the many SCGS Special Interest Groups might have to offer? Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Then the upcoming SCGS Open House is the place for you!

Representatives from the many Special Interest Groups and Software User Groups will be at the SCGS Open House to talk with you, as will the Members of the Board of Directors. Librarians will be on duty to provide guided tours of the library. Light refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. 

As a special feature, you are invited to stay afterwards and join our monthly meeting of Lunch & Learn!

Whether you have only recently joined SCGS, are a long-time member, or are even just thinking about joining, this is your opportunity to learn more about Southern California Genealogical Society. 

For more information, contact us at scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

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

[CA-SCGS] Visit the SCGS Library--Free Research Space Available!

The Southern California Genealogy Society has a GREAT library open for research! Whether you are an individual genealogist or part of a genealogy society, come and visit our library. The library is open to the public....with free Wifi! 

Belong to a genealogy society? Bring your group!  Call the Library and give us a heads up so we can staff accordingly.

If you are a member, our library computers have members-only access to our subscription database. That includes Ancestry.com, Find My Past, Fold 3 and others. If you are not a member, sign up! 

Come for the day. Bring your lunch (we have a refrigerator, microwave and lunch room) or eat at one of the local spots. There's even a Starbucks, a Subway, and a pizza place across the parking lot.  And there's plenty of free parking.

Open most days 10 am to 4 pm, and the third Tuesdays until 9 pm.  Check our online calendar for open times at 

And check out our very popular interest groups and free webinars--we have so much to offer!

Southern California Genealogy Society and Library
417 Irving Dr. (Cross street: Glenoaks Bl.)
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

09 June 2019

[CA-SCGS] German Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, June 15, 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, June 15, 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. 

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