24 February 2021

FREE WEBINAR from SCGS on Wednesday, March 17, 2021at 6:00 PM


Find African American, French, Jewish,
& Spanish Revolutionary War Patriots

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt

Free Webinar from SCGS
Wednesday, March 17, 2021,
6:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Register here:

Have you considered applying for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution lineage society but didn’t think your ancestors qualify? Learn about DAR’s current efforts to encourage new applications from a variety of heritage groups including women descending from African American, French, Jewish, Spanish, and other patriot ancestors.           


Ellen Shindelman Kowitt is Director of JewishGen’s U.S. Research Division and National Vice Chair of the DAR Lineage Committee Jewish Task Force. She is past president of JGS Colorado and JGS Greater Washington DC, has served on the IAJGS board of directors, and been recipient of IAJGS Program and Stern Awards. Ellen publishes articles in Avotaynu: The International Journal on Jewish Genealogy and Family Tree Magazine. Ellen is a member of the CO APG. More info at www.EllenKowitt.com.


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.

2020 Webinar Times
1st Saturdays                                   3rd Wednesdays
10:00 AM Pacific                             6:00 PM Pacific
11:00 AM Mountain                        7:00 PM Mountain
12:00 PM Central                            8:00 PM Central
1:00 PM Eastern                              9:00 PM Eastern

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.

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.

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

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

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

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Please direct any questions to the SCGS Webinar Committee at Webinar@scgsgenealogy.com

22 February 2021

Monday Meet The Speakers - Jamboree 2021


Andrew Lee 
Family History Fanatics 

Andrew Lee has been researching family history for more than 30 years. As a member of Toastmaster’s International, he has won several storytelling contests. He has presented to professional organizations, university classes, genealogy societies, family history conferences, and Boy Scout organizations throughout the US and Canada about DNA, writing and using tools to enhance genealogy sharing. Andy graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in mechanical engineering. 


Devon Noel Lee 
Family History Fanatics 

Devon Noel Lee helps individuals strengthen their future by connecting to the past in meaningful and fun ways. She's the owner of Family History Fanatics, a genealogy education company that coordinates virtual learning events and is a popular YouTube channel. With a journalist's heart, Devon seeks out the story behind her living and deceased relatives. 


Dana Leeds 
Dana Leeds Genealogy, LLC 

Dana Leeds is known for her innovative genetic genealogy tool, the Leeds Method. This method quickly sorts DNA matches into clusters allowing the user to see which matches belong together. The process helps identify matches, find close biological family, and break through brick walls. Dana enjoys taking the mystery out of DNA by putting powerful, user-friendly tools into the hands of genealogists. 


Janice Lovelace, PhD 

Janice Lovelace, PhD (psychology), has 30+ years of experience in genealogical research, as well as completing academic work in the area (certificate program in genealogy at Boston University). She has presented nationally and regionally on women’s and ethnic minority genealogy, research methodology and health issues. 


Southern California Genealogical Society 
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