25 October 2012

SCGS Library - Change in Friday Library Hours Effective November 2

Library research hours on Fridays will be 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as of November 2, 2012. The closing time is being changed from the current time of 4:00 p.m. to reflect Friday library usage and traffic patterns.

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504

15 October 2012

SCGS Burbank: The Master Genealogist User Group Meeting

Meeting Announcement
SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, November 3, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

The SCGS TMG User Group is a forum where users of The Master Genealogist© (TMG) software gather to discuss features, issues, and practical application of the “the gold standard in family history software” and its related companion, Second Site©.

The SCGS TMG User Group meets monthly on the afternoon of the first Saturday of the month except for holiday weekends and special SCGS event dates. Meetings are held at the Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library in Burbank.

Our meeting format generally consists of a meet-and-greet period, questions from new attendees, a question-and-answer session, and a presentation, usually given by Patt Ricketts, SCGS member and TMG user since 1997.

SCGS TMG User Group is a volunteer Interest Group of the Southern California Genealogical Society. Meetings are open to the general public. There is no fee for attendance. Donations are accepted.

If you are a TMG user or are thinking about moving your data to TMG, why not join us? Bring your questions about TMG functionality, importing data from other software, and “how to” with you and learn how TMG can meet all of your genealogical software needs.

Remaining 2012 meeting:
December 1, 2012 – regular meeting

Our meetings are also posted on the SCGS calendar: http://calendar.scgsgenealogy.com/

14 October 2012

Reminder: Family Tree Maker User Group Meets October 14

At their last meeting the SCGS Family Tree Maker User Group chose a new meeting day and time: the second Sunday of the month, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Moving to the second Sunday resolves a number of scheduling problems. Since the library is open on the second Sunday, the meeting begins following the normal 4:00 p.m. closing time.

Upcoming meetings are scheduled as follows:

Sunday, October 14       
   main topic: Media Workspace – working with photos and documents
Sunday, November 11   
   main topic: Places Workspace – utilizing the Place Authority table, mapping
Sunday, December 09   
  main topic: Sources Workspace – demystifying sources and source citations
Sunday, January 13       
  main topic: Publish Workspace – part 1: charting dynamics and options

13 October 2012

Chinese American Interest Group Meets 20 Oct

SCGS is pleased to announce our newest interest group.

The Chinese American Interest Group is newly formed and will begin meeting in 2012. The formation of this group is an outgrowth of a group which has been meeting informally for the past year.

Our focus is on gathering information and resources to assist those on a quest to trace their Chinese American ancestors, with special attention to the impact on family histories of the Exclusion Act
(1882-1943) and restrictive quotas which did not change until the late 1960's.

We will meet from 10am to 12 noon on the third Saturday of the dates listed below. As the times may change, please confirm the date and time with the office. Also, we may have additional activities such as field trips. If you are attending for the first time, you may wish to notify the group of any special research issues you may have.

October 20, 2012

12 October 2012

SCGS Burbank - Lunch and Learn October 13

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California 91504

Saturday October 13, 2012

Lunch - 12:00 noon to 1 p.m.
Sit, chat, and share your genealogy stories and questions while eating your brown bag lunch.

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with questions and answers
“Let’s Get a Family Reunion Together”
Presented by Charlotte Bocage

Now that you have worked so hard to collect all of your family information Charlotte Bocage will show you how to organize a family reunion so you can bring your living family together to share your information. She will show you how you can enjoy yourself too. Handouts will be provided to get you started. Charlotte M. Bocage has over forty years of genealogy experience, a full-time genealogist, lecturer, author, and Louisiana specialist.  Charlotte is on the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Board of Directors since 2004 and the Education Committee chair since 2005.

2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with questions and answers
“Producing a Reunion Book – from Content to Printed copy”
Presented by Dick Humphrey

This workshop will provide a look at various options for printing at home, at copy centers and with online services. A demonstration will show steps to use Microsoft PowerPoint for custom pages with images, text, tables, genealogical charts and reports and will conclude with uploading online for printing.  He encourages you to bring your laptop if you have PowerPoint already loaded on your computer so you can follow him step-by-step. If you don’t bring a laptop, don’t worry -- Dick will provide you with enough information to duplicate the process at home.  Dick Humphrey has been a member of SCGS for over a year. Recently he retired from a career with the Harvard-Westlake School where he taught high-school physical sciences and was also the head of the Computer Services Department. 

The library will not be open for research.    
Ending times are approximate.   

Any questions please contact Charlotte      

Reminder: French-Canadian Heritage Society California meeting

Please join us on Sunday, October 28th at the
SCGS Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA

Fall Meeting/RĂ©union d'Automne

10 a.m. - Noon
"Demo: Finding French-Canadian Books Using the Online Catalog" by Terri Carlson and Dorothy des Lauriers

Noon - 1 p.m.
Social hour with potluck lunch

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
“Using Catholic Church Records in Your Research” by Gina Philibert Ortega

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
“Hands-on” research assistance from our team of experts

Questions? Give me a call or email me.
Lin 626-791-1882

The meeting is open to the public.
If you have, or suspect that you have, French-Canadian roots,
you will find support and 
Hope to see you on the 28th.

04 October 2012

SCGS German Interest Group - Oct 20

417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408
818-843-7247 or scgsgenealogy.com

20 Oct - Translating the Title Page:  To be announced  George Horne
17 Nov - Translating the Title Page: To be announced  Allene Aubertin  & Alene Neff
8 Dec -  No workshop -  We will attend the SCGS Open House instead