31 December 2013

REMINDER: FREE Webinar - Saturday 04 Jan - Barbara Randall - Beyond the Passenger List


 

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

Barbara Randall
Beyond the Passenger List
Saturday, 04 January, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/659768489

Passenger lists are more than a list of names if you know how to use them. What did your ancestors see and experience as they came to America? Learn strategies to add context to your ancestors.

Barbara Randall discovered genealogy at the 2009 Jamboree and the addiction began. For the last year she has led the Legacy Family Tree User Group, presented several workshops and will be chair of the 2015 Jamboree. A member of the SCGS Board, Barbara is also a DAR registrar and volunteer genealogist consultant. She is a special education middle school teacher/coordinator.

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 December 2013

FREE Webinar - Saturday 04 Jan - Barbara Randall - Beyond the Passenger List


 

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

Barbara Randall
Beyond the Passenger List
Saturday, 04 January, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/659768489

Passenger lists are more than a list of names if you know how to use them. What did your ancestors see and experience as they came to America? Learn strategies to add context to your ancestors.

Barbara Randall discovered genealogy at the 2009 Jamboree and the addiction began. For the last year she has led the Legacy Family Tree User Group, presented several workshops and will be chair of the 2015 Jamboree. A member of the SCGS Board, Barbara is also a DAR registrar and volunteer genealogist consultant. She is a special education middle school teacher/coordinator.

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

19 December 2013

Announcing 2014 Jamboree Webinar Series



The Southern California Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2014 Jamboree Extension Series of webinars.

Since its inception in 2011, the SCGS Jamboree Extension Webinar Series has offered an outstanding educational opportunity to genealogists and family historians from around the globe. The 2014 series continues that tradition.

Two sessions are held monthly. Webinars are presented on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. Saturday presentations begin at 10:00 a.m.; Wednesday sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. All times are Pacific time. Typical sessions run 90 minutes, 60 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of Q&A.

The initial webcast of the webinar is offered free to all participants. As a benefit of membership in SCGS, archived webinars may be accessed 24/7 from the members-only section of the SCGS website. At the present time, nearly 50 webinars are available for viewing. A webinar may be removed after a year at a speaker's request. 

Handouts are provided for each presentation at no charge. The handout is available for download on the day of the webinar, and copies are available for reference in the webinar archive.

We encourage our audience members to invite their cousins, friends, and fellow society members. Newsletter editors, societies, libraries and others are welcome to publish the webinar schedule. A marketing handout is available for download.

We are grateful for the participation of Citrix, our webinar sponsor. The webinars are funded through donations and memberships purchased by our audience members. As long as the webinar program remains self-sustaining, SCGS will continue to offer it as part of its mission to provide ongoing education for members and non-members alike.

The list of 2014 webinars follows. For session descriptions and speaker biographies, see the SCGS website. Click on the link to register with GoToWebinar.

Saturday,  January 4  - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Barbara M. Randall 
Beyond the Passenger List

Wednesday,  January 15 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG 
Ticked Off! What Can the Pre-1850 Census Tell Me?

Saturday,  February 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Dr. Michael D. Lacopo 
Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the Evidence

Wednesday, February 19 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Tammy Hepps 
Timeline Creation Applications

Saturday, March 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Lisa A. Alzo, MFA
Time-saving Apps for Busy Genealogists

Wednesday,  March 19 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Michael John Neill
Organizing Database Searches

Saturday, April 5 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Michael Brophy
Descendancy Research

Wednesday, April 16 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Denise Levenick
Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 10 Family Treasures

Saturday, May 3 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Ron Arons
Nifty and Powerful Technologies for Genealogical Analysis and Documentation

Wednesday, May 21 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Gena Philibert-Ortega
Cost Cutting Measures to Help You Do More Genealogy

Sunday, June 1  - 2:00  p.m. Pacific time
Leo Myers, Paula Hinkel, Vicki Hilb 
Everything You Want to Know about Jamboree 2014

Wednesday, June 18 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Jay Fonkert, CG 
Wooden Shoe Genealogy: Finding Dutch and Frisian Ancestors

Saturday, July 5 -  No webinar. Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, July 16 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Susan Kitchens
How to Interview Family: Skills for your Ears, Eyes, Brain

Saturday, August 2 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
George L. Findlen, PhD, CG
Crossing the Border: How to Backtrack an Ancestor into Qu├ębec from the US

Wednesday,  August 20 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
James M. Baker, PhD, CG
Seven Strategies for Finding the Hard Ones

Saturday, September 6 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Denise Spurlock
Life on the Farm

Wednesday, September 17- 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG 
It’s NOT about Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research

Saturday, October 4 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Hannah Z. Allan
Where Have They Gone?  Researching Ancestors who Chased Gold

Wednesday, October 15 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Janet Hovorka 
Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons From My Great-Grandfather’s Records

Saturday, November 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Pamela Weisberger
Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists

Wednesday,  November 19 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Tim Pinnick
The WWI Draft Card:  Don't Do Research Without It!

Saturday, December 6 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Billie Fogarty 
Bundling, Banns, and Bonds: Love & Marriage in Early America

15 December 2013

[CA-SCGS] REMINDER FREE Webinar - Weds 18 Dec - Tim Pinnick - Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Researcher

FREE Webinar - Wednesday, 18 Dec - Tim Pinnick - Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Researcher

Join us for a Webinar on December 18
Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/863745601

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

ABOUT TODAY'S WEBINAR
More African American specific resources, as well as other essential materials, are becoming available. However there are a multitude of great resources out there already that are virtually unknown and/or underutilized. This presentation will provide updated tips and strategies for conducting African American research.

ABOUT TODAY'S SPEAKER
Tim Pinnick is a national lecturer with more than 27 years overall research experience including all the major U.S. repositories, author of “Finding and Using African American Newspapers” released May, 2008, former board member of APG and FGS, instructor in the African American track at the summer Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. Tim was a featured speaker at the 2012 Genealogy Jamboree.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available on the day of the presentation at http://tinyurl.com/jes18dec13

ABOUT THE JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
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.

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 www.scgsgenealogy.com/extension-series/webinar-titles.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/extension-series/jes2013.html Stay tuned...we will be announcing the 2014 Webinar Series very soon.

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

We look forward to having you with us!

PLEASE SUPPORT THE WEBINAR SERIES
SCGS is committed to offering these webinars as a benefit to the genealogical community, as part of its mission statement. The program will continue as long as it is self-sustaining either through memberships or donations.  If you would like to donate to support this important resource, you can do so through the SCGS website (any increment of $10) or the amount of your choice through Paypal - just click the icon below.



Title:           FREE Webinar - Wednesday, 18 Dec - Tim Pinnick - Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Researcher
Date:         Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time:         6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PST

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

09 December 2013

[CA-SCGS] FREE Webinar - Weds, 18 Dec - Tim Pinnick - Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Researcher

FREE Webinar - Wednesday, 18 Dec - Tim Pinnick - Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Researcher

Join us for a Webinar on December 18
Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/863745601

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

ABOUT TODAY'S WEBINAR
More African American specific resources, as well as other essential materials, are becoming available. However there are a multitude of great resources out there already that are virtually unknown and/or underutilized. This presentation will provide updated tips and strategies for conducting African American research.

ABOUT TODAY'S SPEAKER
Tim Pinnick is a national lecturer with more than 27 years overall research experience including all the major U.S. repositories, author of “Finding and Using African American Newspapers” released May, 2008, former board member of APG and FGS, instructor in the African American track at the summer Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. Tim was a featured speaker at the 2012 Genealogy Jamboree.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available on the day of the presentation at http://tinyurl.com/jes18dec13

ABOUT THE JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
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.

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 www.scgsgenealogy.com/extension-series/webinar-titles.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/extension-series/jes2013.html Stay tuned...we will be announcing the 2014 Webinar Series very soon.

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

We look forward to having you with us!

PLEASE SUPPORT THE WEBINAR SERIES
SCGS is committed to offering these webinars as a benefit to the genealogical community, as part of its mission statement. The program will continue as long as it is self-sustaining either through memberships or donations.  If you would like to donate to support this important resource, you can do so through the SCGS website (any increment of $10) or the amount of your choice through Paypal - just click the icon below.




Title:           FREE Webinar - Wednesday, 18 Dec - Tim Pinnick - Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Researcher
Date:         Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time:         6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PST

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

05 December 2013

[CA-SCGS] FREE Webinar - Sat 07 Dec - Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG - Getting Family History Information Through the Back Door


FREE Webinar - Sat 07 Dec - Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG - Getting Family History Information Through the Back Door

Join us for a Webinar on December 7
Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/871112152

NOTE: The date was changed - original date was 02 November.

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

ABOUT TODAY'S WEBINAR
Researching collateral relationships, unusual documents, historical events, etc. can open the door to finding elusive ancestors. Options that may have been overlooked will be examined.

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 in Riverside County. Follow Jean at circlemending.org. 

HANDOUT
A handout will be available on the day of the presentation at http://tinyurl.com/jes07dec13


ABOUT THE JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
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.

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 www.scgsgenealogy.com/extension-series/webinar-titles.html. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/extension-series/jes2013.html. Stay tuned - the 2014 schedule will be announced very soon!

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

DONATE TO SUPPORT THE WEBINAR SERIES
SCGS is committed to offering these webinars as a benefit to the genealogical community, as part of its mission statement. The program will continue as long as it is self-sustaining either through memberships or donations.  If you would like to donate to support this important resource, you can do so through the SCGS website (any increment of $10) or the amount of your choice through Paypal - just click the icon below.




Title:           FREE Webinar - Sat 07 Dec - Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG - Getting Family History Information Through the Back Door
Date:         Saturday, December 7, 2013
Time:         10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet