29 February 2012

REMINDER: Free Webinar March 3 "Irish-American Catholic Genealogy" with Michael Brophy


Join us for
Irish-American Catholic Genealogy
a FREE Webinar with Michael Brophy
Saturday, March 3, 2012

 

Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/475214392

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

This presentation will look at a variety of ways to organize information with the intent on noticing information and trends that were not obvious, preparing the researcher to present their information to others, and assisting the researching in seeing gaps in their research.
The overall goal of the lecture is to give attendees a practical guide to finding the origins of their Irish ancestors in a broad overview lecture. The lecture will start with the central event in the history of Irish genealogy, the destruction of the Public records Office in Dublin on June 30, 1922 near the end of the Irish Civil War. As a result unique challenges and realistic expectations for Irish ancestral research will be discussed. Existing vital records and census records along with unique census substitutes for 19th century Ireland will be presented. Research materials available on-line and through film rental will be shown with examples available without the time and expense necessary to travel to Ireland. Irish Protestants and resources and record repositories in Ireland will not be covered.

Michael Brophy is a professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer in the Boston area. He has served as Program Director and Publicity Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council. He was the first Treasurer of the New England of Association of Professional Genealogists. Mike earned an MBA degree from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was the lead researcher in Massachusetts for the recently released book from St Martin’s Press, The Remains of Company D, A Story of the Great War, by James Carl Nelson. He conducted research for the NBC television program Who Do You Think You Are?, researching the ancestry of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Jamboree Extension Series allows genealogists from around the world to take advantage of the types of sessions that are offered at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, CA. The series is offered as a service to the genealogical community. Webinar presentations are scheduled on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month.

The complete list of webinars can be found at on the SCGS website (http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/JamboreeExtensionSeries2012.htm).

Jamboree Extension Sessions will be archived and available to SCGS members following the webinar. Membership information can be found at www.scgsgenealogy.com.

Title: FREE Genealogy Webinar "Irish-American Catholic Genealogy"
Presenter: Michael Brophy
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: 60 minute class, 30 minute Q&A
10:00 AM - Pacific
11:00 AM - Mountain
12:00 PM - Central
1:00 PM - Eastern

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

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Jamboree Transportation: RV Your Way to Burbank

Join the mobile movement and RV your trip to Burbank and Jamboree.

We have a couple of ideas for you.


(8.78 miles from Marriott) 
7740 Balboa Blvd 
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Tel: +1 (818) 785-0949

(11.89 miles from Marriott) 
19130 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91324
Tel: +1 (800) 868-2749

26 February 2012

Jamboree: Carpool Set Up on RideBuzz.org


Yikes. Gas prices are such a pain! It's early and Jamboree is still four months away, but we wanted to give you a money-saving transportation alternative to consider.

We've set up a group on RideBuzz.org. You can list your request for a ride, or you can list that you have seats open. Check out the listing on RideBuzz.org and investigate the options. 

Whether you're driving across town or traveling a few hundred miles, check out RideBuzz. It's a great way to meet new people, reduce your conference expense and make room for one more car in the Marriott parking lot. All good things!

20 February 2012

Jamboree: Hooray for Hollywood!

Start preparing for Jamboree 2012 by traveling back in time to 1966 in this film short gem on YouTube.

Entitled "A Look Around Hollywood AKA Hollywood, City of the Stars," copyrighted by British Pathe, you'll visit behind-scenes-film locations, take a drive down Beverly Hills and see other sites of LA as they were nearly 50 years ago.

A LOOK AROUND HOLLYWOOD aka HOLLYWOOD: CITY OF STARS

12 February 2012

REMINDER: Free Webinar "Key to the Courthouse" with Jana Sloan Broglin, CG - Feb. 15, 2012


Join us for
Key to the Courthouse
a FREE Webinar with Jana Sloan Broglin, CG
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

 

Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/390746817

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

Do you want the magic key? The key to the courthouse? The way to unlock all the records within? Discussion includes books helpful in planning a courthouse trip; what the different names are for the court office; types of records; even what to wear and how to “pack” for the courthouse.

Jana Broglin is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society. She is a director for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and a past trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Memberships include the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Board for Certification of Genealogists, Ohio Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. She has published over 70 books on Ohio and Kentucky and was named a Kentucky Colonel for her work on Kentucky. As a lecturer, she has spoken at local, state, and national conferences. She currently works as a professional genealogist specializing in Ohio research.

The Jamboree Extension Series allows genealogists from around the world to take advantage of the types of sessions that are offered at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, CA. The series is offered as a service to the genealogical community. Webinar presentations are scheduled on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month.

The complete list of webinars can be found at on the SCGS website (http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/JamboreeExtensionSeries2012.htm).

Jamboree Extension Sessions will be archived and available to SCGS members following the webinar. Membership information can be found at www.scgsgenealogy.com.

Title: FREE Genealogy Webinar "Key to the Courthouse"
Presenter: Jana Sloan Broglin, CG
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 60 minute class, 30 minute Q&A
6:00 PM - Pacific
7:00 PM - Mountain
8:00 PM - Central
9:00 PM - Eastern

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

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

11 February 2012

SCGS at the Hemet, CA Seminar

Elvis, Joel Weintraub and Gena Filibert Ortega. Photo by Leo Myers.

10 February 2012

FREE Webinar "Irish-American Catholic Genealogy" March 4, 2012


Join us for
Irish-American Catholic Genealogy
a FREE Webinar with Michael Brophy
Saturday, March 3, 2012

 

Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/475214392

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

This presentation will look at a variety of ways to organize information with the intent on noticing information and trends that were not obvious, preparing the researcher to present their information to others, and assisting the researching in seeing gaps in their research.
The overall goal of the lecture is to give attendees a practical guide to finding the origins of their Irish ancestors in a broad overview lecture. The lecture will start with the central event in the history of Irish genealogy, the destruction of the Public records Office in Dublin on June 30, 1922 near the end of the Irish Civil War. As a result unique challenges and realistic expectations for Irish ancestral research will be discussed. Existing vital records and census records along with unique census substitutes for 19th century Ireland will be presented. Research materials available on-line and through film rental will be shown with examples available without the time and expense necessary to travel to Ireland. Irish Protestants and resources and record repositories in Ireland will not be covered.

Michael Brophy is a professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer in the Boston area. He is past Program Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and past Publicity Director.
The Jamboree Extension Series allows genealogists from around the world to take advantage of the types of sessions that are offered at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, CA. The series is offered as a service to the genealogical community. Webinar presentations are scheduled on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month.

The complete list of webinars can be found at on the SCGS website (http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/JamboreeExtensionSeries2012.htm).

Jamboree Extension Sessions will be archived and available to SCGS members following the webinar. Membership information can be found at www.scgsgenealogy.com.

Title: FREE Genealogy Webinar "Irish-American Catholic Genealogy"
Presenter: Michael Brophy
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: 60 minute class, 30 minute Q&A
10:00 AM - Pacific
11:00 AM - Mountain
12:00 PM - Central
1:00 PM - Eastern

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

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

05 February 2012

FREE Webinar "Key to the Courthouse" with Jana Sloan Broglin, CG - February 15, 2012


Join us for
Key to the Courthouse
a FREE Webinar with Jana Sloan Broglin, CG
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

 

Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/390746817

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

Do you want the magic key? The key to the courthouse? The way to unlock all the records within? Discussion includes books helpful in planning a courthouse trip; what the different names are for the court office; types of records; even what to wear and how to “pack” for the courthouse.

Jana Broglin is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society. She is a director for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and a past trustee of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Memberships include the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Board for Certification of Genealogists, Ohio Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. She has published over 70 books on Ohio and Kentucky and was named a Kentucky Colonel for her work on Kentucky. As a lecturer, she has spoken at local, state, and national conferences. She currently works as a professional genealogist specializing in Ohio research.

The Jamboree Extension Series allows genealogists from around the world to take advantage of the types of sessions that are offered at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, CA. The series is offered as a service to the genealogical community. Webinar presentations are scheduled on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month.

The complete list of webinars can be found at on the SCGS website (http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/JamboreeExtensionSeries2012.htm).

Jamboree Extension Sessions will be archived and available to SCGS members following the webinar. Membership information can be found at www.scgsgenealogy.com.

Title: FREE Genealogy Webinar "Key to the Courthouse"
Presenter: Jana Sloan Broglin, CG
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: 60 minute class, 30 minute Q&A
6:00 PM - Pacific
7:00 PM - Mountain
8:00 PM - Central
9:00 PM - Eastern

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

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

03 February 2012

Winner #2 at RootsTech

Congratulations to Dee Sallenbach of Poway, California, the winner of our second Free Registration for Jamboree 2012!  Dee, please get in touch with us at jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com to claim your prize.

02 February 2012

Winner of Free Jamboree Registration

Congratulations to K. Blair of Salt Lake City who won a free registration to the 2012 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree!

01 February 2012

REMINDER: Free Webinar February 4 with Michael John Neill


Join us for
See the Patterns
a FREE Webinar with Michael John Neill

 

Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/508985496

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

This presentation will look at a variety of ways to organize information with the intent on noticing information and trends that were not obvious, preparing the researcher to present their information to others, and assisting the researching in seeing gaps in their research.

Michael John Neill has a master’s degree in mathematics and is on the math faculty at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. He has researched his children’s ancestors in numerous states and several European countries. He has written hundreds of genealogical how-to articles and writes the weekly newsletter Casefile Clues and the free daily “Genealogy Tip of the Day.” 
Michael has lectured to genealogical groups across the United States, lecturing on a wide variety of topics. An engaging and down-to-earth speaker, he concentrates on using actual real-world research examples to illustrate a variety of genealogical methods and historical and legal interpretations of local records.

The Jamboree Extension Series allows genealogists from around the world to take advantage of the types of sessions that are offered at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, CA. The series is offered as a service to the genealogical community. Webinar presentations are scheduled on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month.

The complete list of webinars can be found at on the SCGS website (http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/JamboreeExtensionSeries2012.htm).

Jamboree Extension Sessions will be archived and available to SCGS members following the webinar. Membership information can be found at www.scgsgenealogy.com.

Title: FREE Genealogy Webinar "See the Patterns"
Presenter: Michael John Neill
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Time: 60 minute class, 30 minute Q&A
10:00 AM - Pacific
11:00 AM - Mountain
12:00 PM - Central
1:00 PM - Eastern
Or use our Time zone converter

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

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Welcome to RootsTech!

Our booth is all set up and ready to welcome fellow genealogists, family historians, and technical wizards. 

There are so many reasons to stop by Booth 627, just across the aisle from the Internet Cafe. 

1.  Register to win a Free Registration to Jamboree (valued at $135).  We will give away one each day. 

2.  Save $5 when you buy a Jamboree registration. Save even more by joining SCGS. And get a gift when you join or renew your membership. 

3. Learn more about our Help Wanted need to create an extensive database for online indices (some linked to graphic images) of Southern California data. Yes it's a paying gig. 

4. Say hi to several members of the SCGS Board of Directors and the Jamboree Committee. 

6. SCGS members, pick up a badge ribbon. 

7. Place an order for an SCGS publication and get FREE shipping after RootsTech so you don't need to drag them home on the plane. 

8. Have your photo taken with Elvis.  

See you soon!!