30 August 2015

Reminder: FREE Webinar from SCGS - September 5, 2015 - Michael L. Strauss: "The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Saturday, September 6, at 10:00 a.m. PDT
Michael L. Strauss
"The Great War: Researching
Your World War I Ancestors"

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2736462702928647170

Join us for a webinar

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

The Great War is being remembered as events unfolded over a hundred years ago. Discover your ancestors who served in this global military conflict as numerous lesser used records are examined.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Michael L. Strauss, AG is an Accredited Genealogist and national lecturer. He works as a genealogist with the U.S. Army on MIA’s from Korea, Vietnam, and WWII and is an expert witness in estate court proceedings in PA, NY, NJ, and VA. Strauss is a licensed Private Investigator in Virginia and in 2012 Strauss worked as the historian for the 2014 film “Finding Vivian Maier” where he was interviewed.

HANDOUT

A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES

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

COST

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.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY

Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

20 August 2015

FREE Webinar from SCGS - September 5, 2015 - Michael L. Strauss: "The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Saturday, September 5, at 10:00 a.m. PDT
Michael L. Strauss
"The Great War: Researching
Your World War I Ancestors"

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2736462702928647170

Join us for a webinar

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

The Great War is being remembered as events unfolded over a hundred years ago. Discover your ancestors who served in this global military conflict as numerous lesser used records are examined.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Michael L. Strauss, AG is an Accredited Genealogist and national lecturer. He works as a genealogist with the U.S. Army on MIA’s from Korea, Vietnam, and WWII and is an expert witness in estate court proceedings in PA, NY, NJ, and VA. Strauss is a licensed Private Investigator in Virginia and in 2012 Strauss worked as the historian for the 2014 film “Finding Vivian Maier” where he was interviewed.

HANDOUT

A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES

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

COST

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.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY

Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

2016 Jamboree - Call for Presentations

Announcing Call for Presentations

2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Extension Series webinars

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces its Call for Presentations for the 47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held Friday through Sunday, June 3-5, 2016 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California. The Pre-Conference day on Thursday, June 2, 2016, will include a full day of DNA presentations and In-Depth Workshops.

This Call for Presentations pertains to the Jamboree conference, Pre-Conference DNA/Workshop day, as well as the 2016 Jamboree Extension Series webinar program. Presentations will only be accepted through the online portal August 20 - September 30, 2015.

Jamboree draws family historians and genealogists at all experience levels, from the beginner to the professional; from the first time conference attendee to conference veterans. The Jamboree Extension Series draws an international audience comprised of all skill levels. We encourage the submission of all levels of sessions.

The 2016 Jamboree theme is "Giving to the Future by Preserving the Past", and the theme for the Pre-Conference DNA day is "The Future of the Past: Genetic Genealogy 2016."  We welcome submissions utilizing our theme and promoting the expansion of our knowledge and skills.  Our heritage focus is on German and Eastern European ancestry. Presentations on all topics will be considered. New presentations are encouraged.

Speakers interested in submitting lecture presentations or workshops for 2016 must submit their proposals through the Jamboree Speaker Portal at http://2016callforpresentations.surveyconsole.com/

A copy of the call for presentations can be found at:
http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/2016/storage/2016JamboreeCallforPresentations.pdf

You may download a copy of the submission form at:
http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/2016/storage/CallforPresentationSubmissionForm.pdf

Only those presentations submitted through the portal and accompanied by a signed copy of the Call for Presentations agreement (faxed, emailed or mailed) will be considered. The online submission process ensures that correct speaker information is used in communication, advertising and conference materials.

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

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Phone 818.843.7247  Fax 818.843-7262
SCGSJamboree@gmail.com
www.genealogyjamboree.com

14 August 2015

Reminder: FREE Webinar from SCSG with Kathryn Lake Hogan - Wednesday, August 19, 2015


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. PDT
Kathryn Lake Hogan UE, PLCGS
"Find Your American Ancestor
Using Canadian Records"

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2736462702928647170

Join us for a webinar

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

When you hit a brick wall in your research it's time to consider Canada. Even if you think your American or immigrant ancestors were never in Canada, discover why they actually may have been there.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kathryn Lake Hogan is a professional genealogist, author and educator. With over 15 years of experience, Kathryn has dedicated herself to helping others discover the joys of family history. Her webinars and presentations featuring Canadian family history topics appeal to family historians from around the world.

HANDOUT

A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES

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

COST

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.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY

Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

02 August 2015

FREE Webinar from SCSG with Kathryn Lake Hogan - Wednesday, August 19


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. PDT
Kathryn Lake Hogan UE, PLCGS
"Find Your American Ancestor
Using Canadian Records"

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2736462702928647170

Join us for a webinar

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

When you hit a brick wall in your research it's time to consider Canada. Even if you think your American or immigrant ancestors were never in Canada, discover why they actually may have been there.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kathryn Lake Hogan is a professional genealogist, author and educator. With over 15 years of experience, Kathryn has dedicated herself to helping others discover the joys of family history. Her webinars and presentations featuring Canadian family history topics appeal to family historians from around the world.

HANDOUT

A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES

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

COST

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.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY

Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

26 July 2015

Reminder: FREE SCGS Webinar with Cyndi Ingle - August 1, 2015



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Cyndi Ingle
"Remedies for
Copy and Paste Genealogy"
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2736462702928647170

Join us for a webinar

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

Family trees and the information they contain are easily copied and re-published by others online. This means errors are duplicated many times over. We will discuss solutions for dealing with these issues.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 34 years, is the creator of Cyndi’s List; author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet; a past-member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society and active member in several other genealogical groups.

HANDOUT

A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES

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

COST

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.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY

Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

16 July 2015

FREE Webinar from SCGS August 1, 2015 Cyndi Ingle: "Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy"



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Cyndi Ingle
"Remedies for
Copy and Paste Genealogy"
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2736462702928647170

Join us for a webinar

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

Family trees and the information they contain are easily copied and re-published by others online. This means errors are duplicated many times over. We will discuss solutions for dealing with these issues.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 34 years, is the creator of Cyndi’s List; author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet; a past-member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society and active member in several other genealogical groups.

HANDOUT

A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES

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

COST

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.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY

Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

11 July 2015

REMINDER: FREE Webinar from SCGS July 15, 2015 - James M. Beidler: "German Research Online"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
James M. Beidler
"German Research Online"
 
Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM PDT.

 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7287813020891962625

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7287813020891962625

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Searching for German-speaking ancestors is undergoing a paradigm shift in which the resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based Genealogy.net are all major players and German church records are being digitized. Learn about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
James M. Beidler is the author of The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is also an instructor for the online Family Tree University.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
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.

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

05 July 2015

FREE Webinar from SCGS July 15, 2015 - James M. Beidler: "German Research Online"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
James M. Beidler
"German Research Online"
 
Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM PDT.

 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7287813020891962625

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7287813020891962625

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Searching for German-speaking ancestors is undergoing a paradigm shift in which the resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based Genealogy.net are all major players and German church records are being digitized. Learn about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
James M. Beidler is the author of The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is also an instructor for the online Family Tree University.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
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.

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

18 June 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Research Assistance Review

Guest blog post - Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, CGsm

It’s hard to believe that it’s over. Well, that it has been over for nearly two weeks . . . seems like just yesterday that we were checking in folks needing a little genealogy boost from the many people who volunteered to help at Research Assistance. In all, there were about 75 problem sessions covered by our team of Research Assistants (some of our “clients” came more than once). Most people got ideas of where to go next, how to approach a difficult situation, or even an actual problem resolution.

We asked those who were pleased with their experience to consider donating to Save the War of 1812 Pensions and had a “collection bucket” for that purpose. We collected $58 and that is being forwarded to the project from the Southern California Chapter of the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists, the organization that sponsored Research Assistance. But those who helped out were not necessarily members of that organization – they came from all over and gave their time liberally; we can’t thank them enough. But we can recognize them here:

Barbara Algaze
Barbara Andrews
Jennifer Barber
Sheila Benedict
Jill Breznican
Fran Bumann
Sean Conley
Alice Densmore
Christine Elia
Len Enlow
Lynn Colby Galloway
Jean Wilcox Hibben
Lynn (Butch) Hibben
Kathy Holland
Lisa Howison
Dick Humphrey
Laurice Johnson
Norma Keating
Michael Melendez
George Mouchet
Barbara Perez
Toni Perrone
Sue Roe
Jane Neff Rollins
Paula Stuart-Warren
Elizabeth Swanay-O’Neal
Joel Weintraub
Elise Wormuth

If I inadvertently left anyone out, please accept my apologies – I was working with the sign-in sheets and these are the names I had. But I also have to add thanks to the good folks who helped with checking people in, making sure everyone knew where to meet, signed up volunteers and clients, and generally made the environment a good one for learning and sharing.

Do you want to be part of this next year? We’ll start the on-line sign-ups in April, so watch the blog and website.

Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, CGsm

VP,  Southern Calif. Chapter, Assoc. of Professional Genealogists

15 June 2015

SCGS Open House - You Are Cordially Invited

The Southern California 
Genealogical Society 

Cordially invites you to

Open House

Saturday July 11, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
Cross street Glenoaks

Connect with Interest Groups
Tour the SCGS Family Research Library
Research in the Library from 2 – 4 pm
 
Meet Board Members, Officers, 
Librarians and other Volunteers

Light Refreshments will be served
RSVP 818.843.7247 or scgs@ scgsgenealogy.com

14 June 2015

REMINDER: FREE Webinar from SCGS June 17, 2015 - Debbie Mieszala, CG: "Lessons from a Snoop - Collaterals and Associates"



A FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, 17 June, 2015
Debbie Mieszala, CG
"Lessons from a Snoop: 
Collaterals and Associates"

Join us for a webinar on Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM PDT.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6856028207594554881


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Crucial information on direct ancestors is often found by nosing into the lives of collateral relatives, associates, and neighbors. Case studies present examples of invaluable finds.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Debbie Mieszala, CG, specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century research, and the Midwest. She has taught at SLIG, IGHR, and GRIP. Debbie’s work has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard! She is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
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.

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

08 June 2015

Jamboree 2015 - There Aren't Enough Thank-Yous in the World...


There aren't enough languages in the world to thank everyone for another wonderful Jamboree. But, let's give it a shot, shall we?

First, the attendees -- at the Marriott and at home, viewing the live streaming. Without you, we wouldn't have a Jamboree. There would be no one to laugh with, and share ideas with, and teach, and learn from. The rooms would be empty, the food line would be short, there would be no waiting in the ladies room, and there would be way too many empty spots in the parking lot. Whether you came from Southern California, Northern California, from the Mountain, Central, Eastern or some other time zone, whether you were with us in person or via the wonders of technology, ATTENDEES, THANK YOU!

Thank you speakers. For sharing your knowledge, your wit, your experiences, your wins and losses, so we can follow your path or avoid it, whichever the case may be. SPEAKERS, THANK YOU!

Thank you exhibitors. For creating the products, and preserving the records and making them available to us online, for the books that we'll never give up, no matter how many gadgets we have. For the societies that give us opportunities to socialize, to learn, to share and meet others who share our passion for family history. EXHIBITORS, THANK YOU!

Thank you sponsors.  We are very grateful for the support of all of our sponsors: FamilySearch, Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, American Ancestors by NEHGS, Ancestor Seekers, Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites, Family ChartMasters, Family Tree Magazine, Moorshead Magazine, National Institute for Genealogical Studies, and RootsMagic. A very special thank-you goes to our Diamond Sponsor, Ancestry, who underwrote the cost of the mobile app and the live streaming that was shared by over 2200 viewers around the world. They also provided free document and photo scanning and donated a number of door prizes. SPONSORS, THANK YOU!!

Thank you, Marriott staff.  The Marriott has been our venue for 10 years now, and coming to the conference is a bit like coming home. When you get "welcome home" hugs from everyone from bellmen to senior management, you know you've selected the right site for your annual event.  MARRIOTT, THANK YOU!

Finally, Thank you volunteers.  As you know, it takes hundreds and hundreds of hours of volunteer time to produce Jamboree each year. Some of the volunteers work year-round to plan the events, work with the speakers, line up the exhibitors, coordinate with the Marriott, and send out bajillions of emails and announcements to let everyone know about Jamboree. Some work an hour or two to distribute and collect speaker evaluations. Whether the contribution is 1 hour or 1000, every hour of volunteer time helps to make Jamboree the wonderful event it is.

VOLUNTEERS, THANK YOU!


Jamboree Committee

Row 1
Alice Fairhurst, Raffle
Dorothy des Lauriers, Book Nook and Roommates
Louise Calaway, Registrar
Dave Burde, Co-Chair, Admin.

Row 2
Vicki Hilb, Co-Chair Emeritus - Program
Jean Wilcox Hibben, Research Assistance
Lise Harding, Volunteers, Social Media, Mailings
Suzy Goulet, Tours, French-Canadian

Row 3
Lynne Parmenter, Printing, Hotel Manager
Leo Myers, Co-Chair Emeritus - Exhibits
Jay Holladay - Tech Zone
Paula Hinkel - Publicity, Co-Chair Emeritus - Consultant

Row 4
Jean Taeuffer - Photos, Documentation
Peggy Schulz - Registration
Judi Ramsey - Co-Chair, Program
Priscilla Pruitt - Co-Chair, Exhibits

Row 5
Stanley Viltz, Publicity
Diane Adamson, App and Surveys
Sheila Benedict, Genealogy World
Catherine Luijt, SCGS Table

Missing:
Carma-Lu Thompson, Freebie Table
Maryann Stubblefield, Syllabus Editor

07 June 2015

FREE Webinar from SCGS June 17, 2015 - Debbie Mieszala, CG: "Lessons from a Snoop - Collaterals and Associates"



A FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, 17 June, 2015
Debbie Mieszala, CG
"Lessons from a Snoop: 
Collaterals and Associates"

Join us for a webinar on Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM PDT.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6856028207594554881


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Crucial information on direct ancestors is often found by nosing into the lives of collateral relatives, associates, and neighbors. Case studies present examples of invaluable finds.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Debbie Mieszala, CG, specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century research, and the Midwest. She has taught at SLIG, IGHR, and GRIP. Debbie’s work has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard! She is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
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.

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

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/membership/benefit-memb.html.

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

View System Requirements

06 June 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Louise Calaway Receives FGS Distinguished Service Award

SCGS Treasurer and Jamboree registrar Louise Calaway received the FGS Distinguished Service Award at the Jamboree banquet Saturday night, June 6, 2015.

Paula Stewart-Warren, a member of the Board of Directors of Federation of Genealogical Studies (FGS), presented the award, which is presented to an individual or an organization, in recognition of exemplary and outstanding service to FGS or to a member society. Louise was nominated by the SCGS Board of Directors.

Since her first days as a member, Louise Calaway has shown unwavering commitment, enthusiasm, determination and dedication to the growth and success of SCGS. She has been a driving force in the Society’s achievements and essential to SCGS' transition to a 21st century digital society.

Early in her tenure at SCGS, Louise created an Access-based catalog to manage the Society's 40,000+ volume collection. Her system remained in use until 2012, when the catalog was converted to a commercial library program.

She led the production of several index publications for sale, including the Los Angeles County Naturalizations Index (3 volumes), Declarations of Intent (4 volumes), and Los Angeles County Marriages (15 volumes). She chose the record sets, did the data entry and oversaw the proofreading.

Louise has championed the 1890 Project to reconstruct the 1890 Federal Census for Los Angeles County. Some Project records are already available on the website, and SCGS will eventually release hundreds of thousands more Southern California records from the 1850s through the early 1900s. She is a tireless advocate for record preservation, and she personally funded and managed the digitization of several record sets. The 1890 Project forms the core of SCGS' digital future -- a future that would not exist without Louise’s persistence.

Since 2006, she has served as Registrar for the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. She created an Access database to manage registrations, does the data entry, maintains the Committee's financial records, handles onsite registration, and even prints the name tags.

In her role as Treasurer, Louise applies her professional knowledge as a CPA to ensure that SCGS remains in compliance and in good financial health. She has served several terms on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Finance Committee.

All of these efforts, as well as many mundane day-to-day contributions, have been crucial to the success of the Southern California Genealogical Society. But they pale in comparison to the cheer leading, support and encouragement that Louise provides to others. She's the epitome of "a volunteer you can count on."

We are indeed very fortunate to have Louise as part of the leadership team of Jamboree and the Southern California Genealogical Society.  If you're at Jamboree, stop by the registration kiosk and congratulate her for many years of devoted service to SCGS!