Genealogy Garage workshops are FREE and open to researchers at all levels of expertise. Held on the third Saturday of each month (except December), 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. Genealogy Garage is designed to be interactive, so bring your questions! At the end of each workshop there will be a tour of the Genealogy department conducted by Charlotte Bocage. Stay later and we will help you with your own research. Please RSVP as noted below. All workshops are held at the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Richard Riordan Central Library 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles.
Here is an “overview” of our 2018 Genealogy Garage events:
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 11 am – 12:30 pm
TOPIC: How Can the US GenWeb Help You? Veteran genealogist Joy Fisher will share her knowledge of the U.S. GenWeb Project and explain how you can access this online database and use it to grow your family’s history. Joy Fisher shares her knowledge of and experience researching on the U.S. GenWeb. Check out [http://www.usgenweb.org] before the workshop and bring your questions.
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018 11 am – 12:30 pm
TOPIC: Think You Know What’s in the Census? Veteran researcher Charlotte Bocage will expand your knowledge of the U.S. Census records… discover the “hidden in plain sight” information contained in the census.
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018 11 am – 12:30 pm
TOPIC: What’s in the Gazetteers? One of the key tools in genealogy is geography, so if you are not regularly using a gazetteer (a geographical index or dictionary) then you need to attend this workshop. Genealogy Librarian Julie Huffman will provide the facts and show you how to use the extensive gazetteer collection available to you at the LAPL.
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2018 11 am – 12:30 pm
TOPIC: Memoir Writing Too young to write a memoir? Think you have no talent for writing? Think again…and join Donie Nelson for a dynamic workshop in which you learn how to write your own history! Bring paper, pencil/pen, laptop or other method of putting your story OUT THERE!
TOPIC: Are Your Ancestors in the News? George Mouchet knows his newsprint and has been researching since 1999. George will reveal some of the fascinating information you can discover about your ancestors in old newspapers.
TOPIC: Deciphering “Old Spanish” Handwriting. For the first time we are hosting a workshop on handwriting. The ever-curious Karla Arreola will share her knowledge of how you, too, can learn to read Spanish handwriting. If you can’t read the handwriting, how will you ever understand what you are reading?
WHERE: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Richard Riordan Central Library 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071 • History & Genealogy Dept., (LL-4: Room LL420) Parking: 524 Flower St. south of 5th Street, $1 on Saturdays with library card
Contact: Charlotte Bocage/SCGS Education Chair: 323-669-1982 or firstname.lastname@example.org Donie Nelson: email@example.com or 916-900-4809