We want to take this opportunity to update you about changes in benefits for members of the Southern California Genealogical Society.
- As of October 31, we will no longer be able to provide remote access to Fold3. Last week, EBSCO, the distributor for Fold3, notified us that they will no longer be carrying Fold3 as of the end of December. Since our contract with EBSCO ends on November 1, 2014, our remote access to Fold3 will end on that date. Remote access for our members will be available as usual through Friday, October 31. We encourage you to take advantage of the remaining days to research the military records of your ancestors. Members, just log in to the members-only section of the website and then click the link to Fold3.
- As of November 1, SCGS will provide remote access to MyHeritage Library Edition. A list of the outstanding resources available through the MyHeritage Library Edition can be found here. Please note that some content in MyHeritage's individual collection will not be included in the Library Edition. Two such exclusions are NewspaperARCHIVE and a collection of genealogy and local history books from Genealogical Publishing Company.
SCGS subscribes to several online genealogical resources as a benefit for our members. Subscriptions are selected based on evaluation of potential usage, cost, and content by the Board of Directors. These “Institutional Subscription” contract durations vary depending on distributor terms and conditions. Databases included in these institutional subscriptions may differ somewhat from those available through individual subscriptions. These online data resources may be accessed by members working onsite at the SCGS Family Research Library.
Some subscriptions provide remote access to SCGS members. Remote access to these subscriptions is subject to change or cancellation at any time due to changes in terms and conditions in contracts with the distributors. Continued remote access to these subscriptions is controlled by the distributor and SCGS cannot guarantee their availability.
Southern California Genealogical Society
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