20 November 2014

FREE Webinar - Sat. 06 Dec - Billie Fogarty - Bundling, Banns, and Bonds: Love & Marriage in Early America

Please join us for a free webinar for genealogists sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society. This presentation is Billie Fogarty speaking on  "Bundling, Banns, and Bonds: Love & Marriage in Early America"



Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/432875208
6:00 p.m. Pacific time

A peek at some of the courtship and wedding customs of our ancestors may bring a blush or a giggle!

Billie Stone Fogarty, M.Ed., is a full time professional genealogist, conducting research for others since 1998. Her efforts to equip herself for this endeavor have included attending NGS and FGS national conferences and a multitude of state conferences and classes.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Please join us, and please invite your friends, relatives and fellow genealogical society members!

16 November 2014

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Weds 19 Nov - Tim Pinnick - The WWI Draft Card: Don't Do Research Without It!

Join us for a Webinar on November 19
Tim Pinnick - "The WWI Draft Card: Don't Do Research Without It!"
6:00 p.m. Pacific Time




Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

World War I draft registration cards contain valuable imbedded pieces of information that can become leads in solving some genealogical roadblocks for researchers.

A national lecturer with more than 27 years overall research experience including all the major U.S. repositories, Tim Pinnick is author of "Finding and Using African American Newspapers" released May, 2008. He is a former board member of APG and FGS and instructor in the African American track at the summer Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.


A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to provide educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps provide those opportunities.


The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

MEMBER BENEFITS
In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

05 November 2014

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Sat. 08 Nov - Pamela Weisberger - Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Pamela Weisberger 
Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists
Saturday, 08 November
(Date changed from November 1)
10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Be astonished by the appearances your ancestors make in old newspapers and journals. Learn how to follow the “paper trail” to mine this under-utilized digital resource covering births, obits, court records and wills.

Pamela Weisberger is the program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, president and research coordinator for Gesher Galicia, and was a co-chair for the 2010 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. She is a professional genealogist and international speaker, with a specialty in historical newspaper research. She created the Galician Archival Records Project and has researched extensively in Eastern European archives.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.


The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


03 November 2014

FREE Webinar - Weds 19 Nov - Tim Pinnick - The WWI Draft Card: Don't Do Research Without It!

Join us for a Webinar on November 19
Tim Pinnick - "The WWI Draft Card: Don't Do Research Without It!"
6:00 p.m. Pacific Time




Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

World War I draft registration cards contain valuable imbedded pieces of information that can become leads in solving some genealogical roadblocks for researchers.

A national lecturer with more than 27 years overall research experience including all the major U.S. repositories, Tim Pinnick is author of "Finding and Using African American Newspapers" released May, 2008. He is a former board member of APG and FGS and instructor in the African American track at the summer Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.


A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to provide educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps provide those opportunities.


The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

MEMBER BENEFITS
In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

21 October 2014

[CA-SCGS] Webinar Archive Update - Jamboree Sessions Now Online!

We have been promising for a while that we would be posting the Jamboree streamed sessions in the Webinar Archive of the SCGS website. While our web manager, Mary Lindsey, is still uploading the sessions from 2013, we wanted to let you know that more than 20 new sessions are now available for viewing. The remaining sessions will be uploaded soon.

Here is a link to the complete list of available presentations (webinar and streamed Jamboree video) in the archive. To view a session, just log in to the SCGS Member area and click to view the inventory, listed in alphabetic order by speaker.



D. Joshua Taylor - Resources of the DAR
Dawn Thurston - Write Your Personal History
Dr. Maurice Gleeson - Ireland and the Slave Trade
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL - The Ethical Genealogist
Craig Scott, CG, FUGA - Basic Military Research
Cyndi Ingle: The Internet - A Genealogist's Printing Press
Maurice Gleeson: Researching Your Irish Ancestry Online
Bennett Greenspan: The Future of Genetic Genealogy
Michael Leclerc: Researching Your New England Ancestors
Judy G. Russell, PhD, CG, CGL: Staying Out of Trouble
Warren Bittner, CG: Elusive Immigrant: The Search for Dora Luhr
Warren Bittner, CG: Proof Arguments: How and Why
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG: Manuscript Finding Aids - Locating Migrating Family
Blaine Bettinger, JD: DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL: Dowered or Bound Out: Widows and Orphans
Laura Prescott: Diaries and Journals - Finding Valuable Resources
Curt Witcher, MA, FUGA, FIGS: Historical Research Methodology
Warren Bittner, CG: Complex Evidence
D. Joshua Taylor:  Printed Legends, Missing Footnotes
Steven Luxenberg: Genealogy from the Inside Out
Lisa Louise Cooke: Projects that Captivate 

Happy Viewing!!!

18 October 2014

FREE Webinar - Sat. 08 Nov - DATE CHANGED - Pamela Weisberger - Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Pamela Weisberger 
Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists
Saturday, 08 November
(rescheduled from November 1)
10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Be astonished by the appearances your ancestors make in old newspapers and journals. Learn how to follow the “paper trail” to mine this under-utilized digital resource covering births, obits, court records and wills.

Pamela Weisberger is the program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, president and research coordinator for Gesher Galicia, and was a co-chair the 2010 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. She is a professional genealogist and international speaker, with a specialty in historical newspaper research. She created the Galician Archival Records Project and has researched extensively in Eastern European archives.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.


The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


12 October 2014

REMINDER: Weds. 15 Oct - Janet Hovorka - Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons From My Great-Grandfather’s Records


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Janet Hovorka 
Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons From My 
Great-Grandfather’s Records
Wednesday, 15 October
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

What happens over three generations to family history records? And what will happen to your records? My Great-Grandfather did his best but he couldn’t foresee the iPad and YouTube generation. What preservation measures can you take now?

Janet Hovorka received a B.A. in Ancient History and a MLIS from BYU. She and her husband Kim Hovorka own Family ChartMasters (www.familychartmasters.com), a genealogy chart printing company. Janet writes (www.thechartchick.com) and teaches at SLCC. She is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA).

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


06 October 2014

FREE Webinar - Weds. 15 Oct - Janet Hovorka - Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons From My Great-Grandfather’s Records


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Janet Hovorka 
Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons From My Great-Grandfather’s Records
Wednesday, 15 October
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

What happens over three generations to family history records? And what will happen to your records? My Great-Grandfather did his best but he couldn’t foresee the iPad and YouTube generation. What preservation measures can you take now?

Janet Hovorka received a B.A. in Ancient History and a MLIS from BYU. She and her husband Kim Hovorka own Family ChartMasters (www.familychartmasters.com), a genealogy chart printing company. Janet writes (www.thechartchick.com) and teaches at SLCC. She is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA).

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


05 October 2014

[CA-SCGS Jamboree] Jamboree Call for Presentations Ending soon

Posted by Barb Randall

Call for Presentations ENDING SOON!

Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus!, June 4, 2014
Genealogy Jamboree, June 5-7, 2014
Jamboree Extension Series Webinars

Have you submitted your proposals for the Southern California Genealogical Society 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held Friday through Sunday, June 5 - 7, 2015 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California? The Genetic Genealogy: DNA Plus! on Thursday, June 4, 2015 will include a full day of DNA presentations and In-Depth Workshops.  

This Call for Presentations also includes the 2015 Jamboree Extension Series webinar program.  This webinar program offers two sessions per month (the first Saturday and the third Wednesday) to an international audience.

The 2015 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree theme is Genealogy FANfare!  celebrating the use of the friends, associates and neighbors (FANs) of our elusive ancestors in order to aid in our research.

We look forward to receiving proposals for lectures and workshops on a variety of topics for an audience skill level ranging from newbie to advanced, including young people.   We will work with speakers who have conflicting commitments so that they may participate in Jamboree.

Presentations will be accepted through the online portal by October 10, 2014.  If you have previously submitted less than 6 presentations and wish to submit others, please do so!  Get started now to be considered!  All other dates remain the same.  Selected speakers will be notified by November 15, 2014.  Further details are available in the Call for Presentations and it is suggested that you download the Submission Guidelines to assist in your preparation.

Please contact Judi Ramsey, Program Chair, with any questions at SCGSJamboree@gmail.com.

We look forward to your continued participation.


Download the Call for Presentations at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/Storage/2015CallforProposals.pdf

Download the Submission Guide at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/Storage/CallforProposalsSubmissionGuide.pdf

Jamboree Submissions through the Speaker Portal at http://2015callforpresentations.surveyconsole.com.

Barbara Randall, Chair
brandall.jamboree@gmail.com
818-843-7247

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Southern California Genealogical Society
www.scgsgenealogy.com

30 September 2014

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Sat. 04 Oct - Hannah Z. Allan - Where Have They Gone? Researching Ancestors who Chased Gold


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Hannah Z. Allan
Where Have They Gone?
Researching Ancestors who Chased Gold
Saturday, 04 October, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/396431168

In this class, a treasure trove of historical facts and genealogical resources will help you prospect for the gems in your family history that can be traced to America’s western gold rushes.

Hannah Z. Allan, a BYU Family-History and Genealogy graduate, is the Genealogist for the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon. She is also Vice-Chair of the Portland Metro Cemetery Advisory Committee, a private researcher, and a speaker at both local and national events. She has also worked for BYU’s Center for Family History and Genealogy and Immigrant Ancestors Project.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html.

Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

21 September 2014

FREE Webinar - Sat. 04 Oct - Hannah Z. Allan - Where Have They Gone? Researching Ancestors who Chased Gold


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Hannah Z. Allan
Where Have They Gone?
Researching Ancestors who Chased Gold
Saturday, 04 October, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/396431168

In this class, a treasure trove of historical facts and genealogical resources will help you prospect for the gems in your family history that can be traced to America’s western gold rushes.

Hannah Z. Allan, a BYU Family-History and Genealogy graduate, is the Genealogist for the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon. She is also Vice-Chair of the Portland Metro Cemetery Advisory Committee, a private researcher, and a speaker at both local and national events. She has also worked for BYU’s Center for Family History and Genealogy and Immigrant Ancestors Project.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html.

Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

[CA-SCGS Jamboree] - Deadline Extended for Call for Speaker Proposals


Posted by Barbara Randall
 
Call for Presentations EXTENDED!

Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus! - June 4, 2014
Genealogy Jamboree -  June 5 to 7, 2014
Jamboree Extension Series Webinars

We Want YOU!

Have you submitted speaker proposals for the Southern California Genealogical Society 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held Friday through Sunday, June 5 - 7, 2015 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California? The Genetic Genealogy: DNA Plus! on Thursday, June 4, 2015 will include a full day of DNA presentations and in-depth workshops.  

This Call for Presentations also includes the 2015 Jamboree Extension Series webinar program.  This webinar program offers two sessions per month (the first Saturday and the third Wednesday) to an international audience.

The 2015 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree theme is Genealogy FANfare! celebrating the use of the friends, associates and neighbors (FANs) of our elusive ancestors in order to aid in our research. 

We look forward to receiving proposals for lectures and workshops on a variety of topics for an audience skill level ranging from newbie to advanced, including young people.   We will work with speakers who have conflicting commitments so that they may participate in Jamboree.

Presentations will be accepted through the online Speaker Portal by October 10, 2014.  If you have previously submitted less than 6 presentations and wish to submit others, please do so!  Get started now to be considered!  All other dates remain the same.  Selected speakers will be notified by November 15, 2014.  Further details are available in the Call for Presentations and it is suggested that you download the Submission Guidelines to assist in your preparation.

Please contact Judi Ramsey, Program Chair, with any questions at SCGSJamboree@gmail.com.

We look forward to your continued participation.

Download the Call for Presentations at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/Storage/2015CallforProposals.pdf

Download the Submission Guidelines at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/Storage/CallforProposalsSubmissionGuide.pdf

Jamboree Submissions through the Speaker Portal at http://2015callforpresentations.surveyconsole.com.

Barbara Randall, Chair
818-253-7066


Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
www.scgsgenealogy.com
SCGSJamboree@gmail.com
818-843-7247

14 September 2014

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Weds 17 Sep - Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, CG - It’s NOT about Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, CG
It’s NOT about Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research
Wednesday, 17 September
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Get tips on finding cemeteries (using Internet searches), properly documenting findings, and conducting on-site search explorations.

Board Certified genealogist Jean Wilcox Hibben has been involved in family research for 30+ years. She is secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, president of the SoCal Chapter of APG, and president of the Corona Genealogical Society. Jean is director of the Corona CA Family History Center, and a volunteer at NARA, Pacific Region, Riverside County. Follow Jean at circlemending.org.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


07 September 2014

FREE Webinar - Weds 17 Sep - Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, CG - It’s NOT about Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, CG
It’s NOT about Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research
Wednesday, 17 September
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Get tips on finding cemeteries (using Internet searches), properly documenting findings, and conducting on-site search explorations.

Board Certified genealogist Jean Wilcox Hibben has been involved in family research for 30+ years. She is secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, president of the SoCal Chapter of APG, and president of the Corona Genealogical Society. Jean is director of the Corona CA Family History Center, and a volunteer at NARA, Pacific Region, Riverside County. Follow Jean at circlemending.org.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


03 September 2014

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Sat. 06 Sep - Dr. Michael D. Lacopo: "She Came from Nowhere...” A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical Problem


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo
"She Came from Nowhere...” 
A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical Problem
Saturday, 06 September
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Please note that the session originally scheduled, Denise Spurlock's "Life on the Farm" has been postponed indefinitely. Thank you to Michael for filling in.

This lecture illustrates the joys and pitfalls of Virginia research as well as illustrating the Genealogical Proof Standard utilizing social history, female research and family analysis to identify the parents of Elizabeth Stith, the ancestor “from nowhere.”

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo has been researching since 1980 and has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self-described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range. He is currently a retired veterinarian working full-time in the world of genealogy at Roots4U.com.

If you haven't read his compelling, well-written, cliff-hanging series of his "Hoosier Daddy" blog, take some time and read it from the beginning. It's an excellent example of a well-researched, fascinating family history story. You can find it here: http://roots4u.blogspot.com/

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


28 August 2014

Jamboree - Announcement: Call for Presentations

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

2015 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
GENEALOGY JAMBOREE
and the
SCGS EXTENSION SERIES OF WEBINARS


The Southern California Genealogical Society announces its Call for Presentations for the 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held Friday through Sunday, June 5 through 7, 2015, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California. The Pre-Conference Day, Thursday, June 4, 2015, will include a full day of DNA presentations and in-depth Workshops. 

This Call for Presentations also includes the 2015 Jamboree Extension Series webinar program. This webinar program offers two 90-minute GoToWebinar sessions per month (the first Saturday and the third Wednesday) that are viewed by an international audience of genealogists and family historians.

The theme for the 2015 Jamboree is Genealogy FANfare! which celebrates the use of the friends, associates and neighbors (FANs) of our elusive ancestors in order to aid in our research. We look forward to receiving proposals for lectures and workshops on a variety of topics for an audience skill level ranging from newbie to advanced, including young people. We will work with speakers who have conflicting commitments so that they may participate in Jamboree. 

Submissions will be accepted only through the online Speaker Portal between Wednesday, August 27, and Wednesday, October 1, 2014. 

Selected speakers will be notified by November 15, 2014. 

Further details are available in the Call for Presentations and it is suggested that you download the Submission Guidelines to assist in your preparation. 

Please contact Judi Ramsey, Program Chair, with any questions at SCGSJamboree@gmail.com.
We look forward to another great conference in June with your participation. 

Download the Call for Presentations for all the details about speaking at the 2015 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and the SCGS Extension Series of webinars.

Download the Submission Guide so you know what information will be required when submitting proposals. 



For Immediate Release
27 August 2014

For Information Contact:
Barbara Randall, Chair
2015 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
818.843.7247 

21 August 2014

FREE Webinar - Sat. 06 Sep - Dr. Michael D. Lacopo - "She Came from Nowhere:” A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical Problem


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo
"She Came from Nowhere” 
A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical Problem
Saturday, 06 September
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Please note that the session originally scheduled, Denise Spurlock's "Life on the Farm" has been postponed indefinitely. Thank you to Michael for filling in.

This lecture illustrates the joys and pitfalls of Virginia research as well as illustrating the Genealogical Proof Standard utilizing social history, female research and family analysis to identify the parents of Elizabeth Stith, the ancestor “from nowhere.”

Dr. Michael D. Lacopo has been researching since 1980 and has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self-described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range. He is currently a retired veterinarian working full-time in the world of genealogy at Roots4U.com.

If you haven't read his compelling, well-written, cliff-hanging series of his "Hoosier Daddy" blog, take some time and read it from the beginning. It's an excellent example of a well-researched, fascinating family history story. You can find it here: http://roots4u.blogspot.com/

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


17 August 2014

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Weds. 20 Aug - James M Baker PhD, CG - Seven Strategies for 'Finding the Hard Ones


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

James M. Baker, PhD, CG
Seven Strategies for "Finding the Hard Ones"
Wednesday, 20 August, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

This presentation goes through step-by-step procedures using 7 strategies for finding the most challenging data. Strategies include the use of collaboration, search engines, the tomes, property records, broadening your search, on-site hard copy, and DNA evidence.

James M. Baker earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Utah and is retired from a career in the aerospace industry. He has been an officer of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society and has written 12 articles for its quarterly publication. He has also written articles for NGS Magazine and NGSQ (forthcoming). In 2011, he completed requirements to become a Certified Genealogist with specialties in German and Midwest US research. He is a frequent speaker for local and national audiences.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


03 August 2014

FREE Webinar - Weds. 20 Aug - James M Baker PhD, CG - Seven Strategies for 'Finding the Hard Ones'


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

James M. Baker, PhD, CG
Seven Strategies for "Finding the Hard Ones"
Wednesday, 20 August, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

This presentation goes through step-by-step procedures using 7 strategies for finding the most challenging data. Strategies include the use of collaboration, search engines, the tomes, property records, broadening your search, on-site hard copy, and DNA evidence.

James M. Baker earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Utah and is retired from a career in the aerospace industry. He has been an officer of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society and has written 12 articles for its quarterly publication. He has also written articles for NGS Magazine and NGSQ (forthcoming). In 2011, he completed requirements to become a Certified Genealogist with specialties in German and Midwest US research. He is a frequent speaker for local and national audiences.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


30 July 2014

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Sat. 02 Aug - George Findlen PhD, CG - Crossing the Border: How to Backtrack an Ancestor into Québec from the US


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

George Findlen, PhD, CG
Crossing the Border: 
How to Backtrack an Ancestor 
into Québec from the US
Saturday, 02 August, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

To maximize the chance of succeeding in crossing the border, the talk answers three questions: What steps do I follow to find my French-Canadian's origin in Québec? What resources will give me that information? What pitfalls must I avoid?

George Findlen is an academic administrator who became a certified genealogist in retirement. He researches and publishes articles on Acadian and French-Canadian families in Eastern Canada, the Canadian Maritimes, and New England. In addition, he gives talks and leads groups through skill-development exercises for the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


17 July 2014

FREE Webinar - Sat. 02 Aug - George Findlen PhD, CG - Crossing the Border: How to Backtrack an Ancestor into Québec from the US


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

George Findlen, PhD, CG
Crossing the Border: 
How to Backtrack an Ancestor 
into Québec from the US
Saturday, 02 August, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

To maximize the chance of succeeding in crossing the border, the talk answers three questions: What steps do I follow to find my French-Canadian's origin in Québec? What resources will give me that information? What pitfalls must I avoid?

George Findlen is an academic administrator who became a certified genealogist in retirement. He researches and publishes articles on Acadian and French-Canadian families in Eastern Canada, the Canadian Maritimes, and New England. In addition, he gives talks and leads groups through skill-development exercises for the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


13 July 2014

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Weds. 16 Jul - Susan Kitchens - How to Interview family: Skills for your Ears, Eyes, Brain


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Susan Kitchens
How to Interview Family:
Skills for your Ears, Eyes, Brain
Wednesday, 16 July, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/305564593


Overview of an interview event, from planning to afterwards. Less emphasis on equipment, more on mindset. How to approach. Questions to ask. Dealing with family 'gotchas.' Approaches to preservation.

Susan A. Kitchens is a Computer Press Award-winning author and digital renaissance woman. Her website, Family Oral History Using Digital Tools, is devoted to tools and techniques for recording, processing and preserving the stories that matter the most. After interviewing her grandfather (he'd been given a cassette recorder and some tapes for his 99th birthday), she embarked on a quest to understand the best practices to conduct family interviews. She has been tracking the changing hardware and software scene for nearly a decade.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


06 July 2014

FREE Webinar - Weds. 16 Jul - Susan Kitchens - How to Interview Family: Skills for your Ears, Eyes, Brain


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Susan Kitchens
How to Interview Family:
Skills for your Ears, Eyes, Brain
Wednesday, 16 July, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/305564593


Overview of an interview event, from planning to afterwards. Less emphasis on equipment, more on mindset. How to approach. Questions to ask. Dealing with family 'gotchas.' Approaches to preservation.
Susan A. Kitchens is a Computer Press Award-winning author and digital renaissance woman. Her website, Family Oral History Using Digital Tools, is devoted to tools and techniques for recording, processing and preserving the stories that matter the most. After interviewing her grandfather (he'd been given a cassette recorder and some tapes for his 99th birthday), she embarked on a quest to understand the best practices to conduct family interviews. She has been tracking the changing hardware and software scene for nearly a decade.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html


15 June 2014

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Weds. 18 Jun - Jay Fonkert CG - Wooden Shoe Genealogy: Finding Dutch and Frisian Ancestors


 

Please join us for this FREE webinar sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Jay Fonkert
Wooden Shoe Genealogy:
Finding Dutch and Frisian Ancestors
Wednesday, 18 June, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/281156905


Keep your feet dry. Learn how to find Netherlands home-places and use church and civil registration records on microfilm and the Internet to match a Netherlands family with your American family.
J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG(SM), is a Minnesota-based genealogy professional whose articles have appeared in Minnesota Genealogist, The Septs, Family Chronicle, APG Quarterly, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and NGS Magazine. He is a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists, managing editor of Minnesota Genealogist, and past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes. In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits, including free from-home access to World Vital Records. Learn about all these benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html