26 May 2018

[CA--SCGS] Writer's Group Meeting, Sunday, June 10, 2018

The SCGS Writer's Group will meet on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank. 

For our next group, to take place on Sunday, June 10th (1-3pm), we selected to write about  the following three topics: 

1.) Career/Industry Connections

2.) Famous Ancestors

3.) Fathers

*Bonus topic: Cookbook submissions/Stories About Food with Recipes

Meets: 2nd Sunday of each month

Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Taylor, JenmichelleTaylor@icloud.com

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

25 May 2018

[CA--SCGS] African American Interest Group Meeting, Saturday, June 9, 2018

The African American Interest Group will meet on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Southern California Genealogy Society Library.

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.

Contact: Charlotte Bocage at rubymoon01@yahoo.com
Southern California Genealogy Society & Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504

24 May 2018

[CA--SCGS] Lunch and Learn, Saturday, June 9, 2018

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, June 9, 2018, 
from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

“Stop Procrastinating, Let’s Write Your Memoir:
Pre-writing and First Draft Session”

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
This session will assist those wanting to get started writing personal narratives about their lives. Strategies will include: Life Maps, Explode the Moment, Show vs. Tell and others. Walk away with a solid first draft to the first chapter of the stories of your life. Please bring your laptop or something to write on.

Presented by

Elise Woodson

Elise Woodson is an Educator with over 25 years of experience in various roles in the field of Education; including a classroom teacher, community college instructor, school district administrator, academic coach for UCLA, and Education and Film curator at the California African American Museum.  She is the founder and facilitator of the Community Writers Group which publishes a yearly compilation of personal narratives, entitled SNAPSHOTS.  Elise holds a BA degree in Education from the University of Detroit, and a MA in Education from Cambridge College in Massachusetts.

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

22 May 2018

[CA-SCGS] It's A Party! Are You Coming to Bag Stuff?

It's the Party That Can't Be Missed!
Come join the fun!

 Jamboree Bags Stuffing, Pizza and Salad... 
and a whole lot of Silliness!

at the 
SCGS Family Research Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank Saturday, 
May 26, 2018 

We’ll start at 10:00 am and go until we’re done

Come for an hour. Come for the day.
Bring your friends and family. 
Sitting jobs available!

All Help is Appreciated!
We love our Volunteers!

To RSVP Sign up online or email:
Betty Isabell at Jamboreevolunteer@scgsgenealogy.com
Diane Adamson at volunteer@scgsgenealogy.com

*If you aren't already signed in to your SCGS account, you will be asked to then redirected to the volunteer page. Don't have an account!  Set up a free account with your name, email and phone number.

Bag Inserts – Don’t throw away those Show Specials!

We’ve asked every Exhibitor to offer you a show special that beats anything you can get on the Internet.  Many have put their show specials on their conference bag flyers. So, don’t just chuck those papers in the nearest bin!  Take a moment to see who has the special you’ve been waiting for … maybe one you haven’t thought of yet!

Southern California Genealogical Society
49th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
#Jamboree2018, #SCGS2018@scgsgenealogy

20 May 2018

[CA--SCGS] The 2018 Jamboree Registration Deadline is HERE!

The 2018 Jamboree
Registration Deadline 
is HERE!

Act Fast to Secure your Seat at Jamboree!

Hurry! Discounts end TODAY, Sunday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Registration for the Conferences will stay open but, prices will increase to Walk-in rates.
Also ending are the advanced purchase of meals, workshops, and syllabi.  You can always try for tickets and print syllabus at the Registration Kiosk, but why take the chance?

Order Now for the BEST Deal!

Conferences (single event, member rates)

Jamboree  Now $155; Walk-in $195     
Genetic Genealogy  Now $170; Walk-in $195   
Family History Writers (TWO Spots left)  Now $120; Walk-in = n/a Expected to be sold out

Syllabi – All syllabi purchased at the conference are “while supplies last.”  Order now for guaranteed availability.

Jamboree  $30
Genetic Genealogy  $20
Family History Writers  $25

Remember, many separate-fee events, such as workshops and meals, will not be available at Walk-In Registration.

Register Here!

49th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2018
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[CA--SCGS] Give or Get Research Help at Jamboree 2018

One of the best ways to spring over the wall is to get free help with your research

Jamboree and the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, are offering research assistance to Jamboree for the 7th year.  How does Research Assistance work at Jamboree?  We need people to help and we need people to sign up to receive that help.  You earn Genealogy Karma as a Research Assistant helping Jamboree attendees.  Or, as a Jamboree attendee you can get research assistance from amazing volunteers.

Volunteer to Help:                  
Qualifications: Know something about genealogy and be willing to share your knowledge.  You do not need to be board certified or accredited, or belong to SCCAPG or APG, to volunteer.
Click here to sign-in and sign-up as an RA Now!

Hint: List your area of interest and specialty
Whether it is basic genealogy or more advanced, please be really specific.  Please list each area separately.  It is easier for attendees to sign up for your help.

Need Help in Your Research:             
Need some one-on-one time with your beginning, intermediate or advanced problem?
Need a fresh set of eyes to look at your research and work you’ve done to date?
We have Research Assistant volunteer to help you.
Sign up now for a 20-minute slot.
Click here to sign-in and sign-up for Assistance HERE!

During Jamboree:

Stop by the Research Assistance rooms in the Tech Hallway during the weekend and check for availability of walk-in spots for both RA volunteers and attendees.  Bring copies of your material or bring your laptop or tablet with your information as an option. Come as organized and prepared as possible for the best help.

Southern California Genealogical Society
49th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
#Jamboree2018, #SCGS2018@scgsgenealogy

18 May 2018

[CA--SCGS] Jamboree 2018 Live Streaming- It's Open!

LIVE Streaming for Genetic Genealogy and Jamboree NOW OPEN!
For the first time ever, the Jamboree Committee is opening registration for live streaming for two conferences at the same time.  
Ø The 6th Annual Genetic Genealogy conference is offering six classes on Thursday, May 31. 

Ø The 49th Annual Genealogy Jamboree is offering six classes on Friday, June 1 AND six classes on Saturday, June 2.

Genetic Genealogy Live Steam
·      Six presentations to choose from
·      Register for one for $20
·      Register for the series of six for $99
·      Watch live or anytime through 11:59 PM on July 31, 2018
·      Handouts available to registrants for download and printing 

Genealogy Jamboree Live Stream
·      Twelve presentations
·      Register for the series and watch as many or as few as you want
·      $10 for SCGS members
·      $55 for non-members (Or join SCGS first, register for live streaming as a member and save $5!)
·      Watch live or anytime through 11:59 PM on July 31, 2018
·      Handouts available to registrants for download and printing

What happened to free live streaming at Jamboree?

Ancestry.com has generously underwritten the Jamboree live streaming program for several years and is doing so again this year.  The SCGS is very appreciative of Ancestry’s support of our conferences. Unfortunately, ever increasing costs have caught up to us and prevent us from offering this event at no charge. The Jamboree Committee has kept fees as low as possible. For members, the fee of $10 for 12 classes is just 83 cents per class.  For non-members, the fee of $55 for the 12 classes is just $4.58 per class. Compared to other conference live stream offerings, SCGS remains a bargain!

Southern California Genealogical Society
49th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
#Jamboree2018, #SCGS2018@scgsgenealogy