05 May 2012

Genealogy Garage: Citing Your Sources - May 19

Workshops sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC), the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), and the Los Angeles Public Library, Genealogy and History Department.

Keeping records of where we find information about our ancestors is an important, but often neglected, aspect of genealogy. This workshop will provide an overview of source citations, including a discussion of the purposes of source citations, basic formats, and some tricks to make the task easier!

Your workshop leader will be Denise Spurlock, who has over 20 years of experience in family research. She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University’s Center for Professional Education.  She is a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society, Utah Genealogical Association, National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, Association of Professional Genealogists. She is the newsletter editor for the Southern California Chapter of the APG. She writes three genealogy blogs:  Denise's Life in the Past Lane, Reflecting on Genealogy, and The SoCalGenie. Denise can be reached at Ancestral Trees Research [dspurlock at ancestraltrees.com].

WHEN:  Saturday, May 19, 2012 • 11 am – 12:30 pm
WHERE: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071 • History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4

Genealogy Garage workshops for family researchers at all levels of expertise are held at the Central Library of the LAPL thru the month of November on the third Saturday of each month, from 11 am-12:30 pm. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to “tune-up” your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.

To RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. Tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is cancelled.

Workshop leaders will focus on one topic per workshop and the topics will be announced on the LAPL calendar of events and via e-mail. Genealogy Garage is designed to be interactive, so bring your questions! Other items to bring: pedigree charts, family group sheets, pens/pencils, paper, and/or your laptop computer. Genealogy Garage workshops will be limited to 10 attendees, so please RSVP as noted below. At the end of each workshop there will be a tour of the Genealogy dept. conducted by Charlotte Bocage. Stay and we will help you research afterward.

Directions to Central Library and parking info available at http://www.lapl.org/central/. Use this link for directions: http://www.lapl.org/central/directions.html

Park UNDER the library, entering at 524 Flower St. just off 5th Street. You need a LAPL card to receive the $1.00 Saturday parking rate. Apply for the card at your local LAPL or at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Just bring identification. Show your library card to get your parking ticket validated at the Information Desk before returning to your car. The History & Genealogy Dept. is on Lower Level 4 and accessible by escalator or elevator. Genealogy Garage is held near the main reference desk; just ask the library personnel for our location.

Please travel light. This is a public building—it is NOT recommended that you leave computers, purses or other personal items unattended while researching.

If you would like to be a workshop leader, please contact: Charlotte Bocage/SCGS Education Chair: 323-669-1982 or rubymoon01@yahoo.com OR Donie Nelson/GSHA-SC Outreach Chair: 310-204-6808 or doniegsha@earthlink.net

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