15 March 2010

French Focus at SCGS March 13 and March 21

The spotlight this week is shining on French-Canadian research.  The Lunch 'N' Learn on Saturday, March 13, was a triple-header learning opportunity.  Presenting were SCGS President, Pam Wiedenbeck, and Board members Charlotte Bocage and Joan Phillips.  These experienced researchers are all active in the French-Canadian Heritage Society of California, which is headquartered at the SCGS Family Research Library.  The photo above is of Pam in action, speaking about church records, and her attentive students.

On Sunday, March 21, the French-Canadian Heritage Society of California (FCHSC) will meet at the SCGS Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.  The organization's primary purpose is to foster an interest in our common French-Canadian, Acadian, and French heritage by researching our ancestors and helping others to research theirs. FCHSC sponsors the French Heritage DNA Project as a way to honor French ancestry.  Read more about the group at www.fchsc.org and check out the DNA project at www.frenchdna.org.  Contact the group at fchsc@scgsgenealogy.com.  The meeting is open to the public, and beginners are welcome.

Sunday's schedule of activities is:
11 a.m. - Noon “From Here to There – Researching in France” by Raymonde Motil & Elaine Boulay
Noon - 1 p.m. Social hour with potluck lunch
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Demo of the FCHSC database with over 35,000 surnames – Joan Phillips
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. “Hands-on” research assistance from our team of experts
Join us for one activity or stay the entire time.
Public welcome!

For one-on-one assistance with the talented and skilled French-Canadian researchers, stop by the SCGS Library on Wednesday from 10am to 4pm.  You'll find a strong collection of resource materials and a friendly, helpful group of people just waiting to help you track down your French-Canadian family.  Tell 'em the blog sent you!

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