28 June 2010

Attention All with Iowa Roots!

The 110th Annual Iowa State Picnic is being held on Saturday, August 14th from 9:30 to 2:30 at the Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club, 1109 Federation Drive, Long Beach, CA 90804.  At about 11:30 the potluck
will start.  Bring a dish to share, your own beverage, and your own eating utensils.  Let us know if you are coming by calling 562.421.0726 or E-mailing: stookesberry@gmail.com.

The Lawn Bowling Club has several picnic tables, is handicapped accessible with plenty of parking.  However, extra chairs may be needed.

Take East Anaheim Street West, Left on Park Avenue, and left on Federation Drive.  Or the 22 Freeway-West turns into 7th Street.  Take 7th Street West, and Right on Federation Drive.

Thanks to Liz Myers for notifying us of this event.

26 June 2010

Bargain Alert: Family Tree DNA

Family Tree DNA is extending its special Sizzling Summer Sale.  The sale ends on June 30, so act now!

Here are the details:
Y-DNA37 for $119 (Regular price would be $149)

Y-DNA67 for $199 (Regular price would be $239)

Y-DNA37+mtDNA for $159 (Combined test would cost $238)

Kits need to be ordered and paid for by June 30, 2010.

Order the test here to get the discount and automatically be added to the SCGS DNA group.  You'll receive all the support of the SCGS experts who can help interpret your results.

Bargain Alert: AncestorStuff Gift Certificate

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It's a great opportunity to help supply the SCGS Library with a new resource and get a little something for yourself at no additional cost.  What a deal!

Library Gift Certificates
Purchase a $25 AncestorStuff gift certificate for your favorite library and AncestorStuff will also send you a $25 gift certificate at no additional charge.

Offer limited to one certificate per library (including branch libraries) per person.  You may purchase certificates for as many different libraries as you wish.  All certificates will be sent by email.

The library must have a public web site. 
(Note: SCGS website:  www.scgsgenealogy.com)

The library certificate will be sent to an email address you specify, but it must be shown on the library's web site. (scgs@scgsgenealogy.com)

Your certificate will be sent to the email indicated on your order.

The library certificate will include the statement, "A gift certificate for your library courtesy of (your name)."

Use your gift certificate for yourself, or pass it along to the library as well.  Certificates are transferable, have no expiration date, and there are no fees.

Please complete information as requested in the "Options" section on the link above.
Offer expires June 29, 2010.

(Thanks to Patt Ricketts for bringing this to our attention)

25 June 2010

SCGS Open House July 10, 2010

Tour the library, meet members of the Board of Directors, 
officers, and volunteers. 
We'll have light refreshments and lots of meet-and-greeting.

RSVP appreciated scgs@scgsgenealogy.com