03 December 2016

Reminder - SCGS Annual Meeting Saturday, December 10th



This is the time of year when we celebrate the Southern California Genealogical Society,
 our members, and our dedicated volunteers.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
at the SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504

Come and share our annual celebration with your family history friends!

The SCGS Board of Directors will provide the main dishes. Please bring your favorite appetizer, side dish, salad, fruit, non-alcoholic beverage or dessert to share. Show off your heritage and share your favorite family recipes. The wonderful variety of dishes, family stories and fellowship with genealogy friends never ceases to amaze and brings good cheer to all.

The Annual Meeting follows the potluck luncheon. At this time the 2017 Board of Directors election results will be announced and new Board members will be introduced. Longtime members and past presidents will be honored and members of the Board and leaders of the SCGS Interest Groups will update us on what has happened in 2016, and what the exciting plans are for 2017.*

Finally, the moment you've been waiting for since June will arrive... the Jamboree Committee will reveal the exciting plans for Jamboree 2017!

You don't want to miss the excitement - or the chance to win a 3-day registration to the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree or a 1-day registration to the 2017 Genetic Genealogy Conference!


  *Note: SCGS will not be holding the annual Holiday Auction this year. Please do not donate or drop items off at the Library for this purpose. SCGS would like to thank Jim and Pat Fryman, chairs of the silent auction for many years, for their dedication and support of the Society.

For questions about donations of books or genealogical materials to the SCGS Library, please call the Library during business hours and ask for Sally Emerson or the Book Acquisition team.

Mark your calendars today and plan to join us!

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
(Cross street Glenoaks)
Burbank, California
818.843.7247
www.scgsgenealogy.com

01 December 2016

You Are Our Inspiration


Southern California Genealogical Society
Education, Preservation, Genealogical Inspiration

For over 52 years, the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) has served the genealogical community through educational programs, events and through the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank, California.

During this time, we have watched countless family historians, genealogists, researchers, and library patrons discover the joys and wonder of genealogy. SCGS volunteers have both rejoiced and commiserated with those they have assisted. Family members have been discovered, families have reunited, and bonds have been forged.

Through it all, YOU have been our inspiration. Your drive to find more has driven us to seek new ways to provide unique educational opportunities to help you reach your family research goals.

Whether it's our two annual conferences in June- the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy Day - or live-streaming, webinars, seminars, interest groups, research assistance and arranging access to commercial database products from home for our members, we continue to look for ways to innovate and take advantage of the newest technologies. 

You are our inspiration - but we need your support to survive and continue

In order to meet our mission and provide the programs and services that will help you reach your family research goals, SCGS needs your help during the annual Century Club fundraising drive.

Become an active partner in SCGS's quest to help preserve the educational opportunities and services that continuously inspire family history discoveries.

Donate today and support SCGS. 


Thank you


30 November 2016

REMINDER: FREE Webinar From SCGS December 3, 2016 - Cyndi Ingle: "The Case of the Broken Link: Decoding the URL" *NEW DATE*



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS

 *New Date* Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. PST 

Cyndi Ingle

"The Case of the Broken Link: Decoding the URL"

Join us!


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Web site addresses appear to be long, complicated, and mysterious. Navigating through the web leads you from link to link, web page to web page, site to site, and server to server  - all in a matter of a few clicks. How can you sort out separate web sites? How can you track down a new URL for a broken link or a broken bookmark? What happens when your source citation for a web site contains a URL that suddenly disappears? We will break down this technical topic to help you easily hunt down the URL you need.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 35 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/about/benefit-memb.html.

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



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

17 November 2016

FREE Webinar From SCGS December 3, 2016 - Cyndi Ingle: "The Case of the Broken Link: Decoding the URL" *NEW DATE*



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS

 *New Date* Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. PST 

Cyndi Ingle

"The Case of the Broken Link:Decoding the URL"

Join us!


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Web site addresses appear to be long, complicated, and mysterious. Navigating through the web leads you from link to link, web page to web page, site to site, and server to server  - all in a matter of a few clicks. How can you sort out separate web sites? How can you track down a new URL for a broken link or a broken bookmark? What happens when your source citation for a web site contains a URL that suddenly disappears? We will break down this technical topic to help you easily hunt down the URL you need.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 35 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/about/benefit-memb.html.

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



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

14 November 2016

REMINDER: FREE Webinar From SCGS November 16, 2016 - Tammy Hepps: "The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How You Can Find Out Everything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor"



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS

 Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PST 

Tammy Hepps

"The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How You Can Find Out Everything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor"

Join us!


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Too often our research is driven by sources. We look for an ancestor in all the sources we've heard about, and we only break new ground when we hear about new ones. How do we assess how comprehensive our search has been? How do we know if we're even on the right path to get the answers we long for? This class will teach a methodology for creating a research plan centered around the *discoveries* we want to make, not the *pathways* we think are available for getting there. The first half of the presentation will cover how to generate an answer-centric research plan, in which we brainstorm what we want to know. The remainder will show how we work backwards from our desired answers to determine what sources might contain the elusive information. The class will be driven by case-study of a real ancestor for whom such a deep-dive was performed, showing how surprising information really can be surfaced from unexpected places.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Founder of Treelines.com and a past winner of the RootsTech Developer Challenge, Tammy Hepps is a Harvard-educated technologist, storyteller, and life-long genealogist.  Her research into her family’s history in a once-famous steel town, available online at HomesteadHebrews.com, has received national press coverage.

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/about/benefit-memb.html.

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



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

09 November 2016

Annual Meeting & Luncheon - You Are Cordially Invited!



This is the time of year when we celebrate the Southern California Genealogical Society,
 our members, and our dedicated volunteers. 

Come and share our annual celebration with your family history friends!

The SCGS Board of Directors will provide the main dishes. Please bring your favorite appetizer, side dish, salad, fruit, non-alcoholic beverage or dessert to share. Show off your heritage and share your favorite family recipes. The wonderful variety of dishes, family stories and fellowship with genealogy friends never ceases to amaze and brings good cheer to all.

The Annual Meeting follows the potluck luncheon. At this time the 2017 Board of Directors election results will be announced and new Board members will be introduced. Longtime members and past presidents will be honored and members of the Board and leaders of the SCGS Interest Groups will update us on what has happened in 2016, and what the exciting plans are for 2017.*

Finally, the moment you've been waiting for since June will arrive... the Jamboree Committee will reveal the exciting plans for Jamboree 2017!

You don't want to miss the excitement - or the chance to win a 3-day registration to the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree or a 1-day registration to the 2017 Genetic Genealogy Conference!



  *Note: SCGS will not be holding the annual Holiday Auction this year. Please do not donate or drop items off at the Library for this purpose. SCGS would like to thank Jim and Pat Fryman, chairs of the silent auction for many years, for their dedication and support of the Society.

For questions about donations of books or genealogical materials to the SCGS Library, please call the Library during business hours and ask for Sally Emerson or the Book Acquisition team.

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
(Cross street Glenoaks)
Burbank, California
818.843.7247
www.scgsgenealogy.com

07 November 2016

FREE Webinar From SCGS November 16, 2016 - Tammy Hepps: "The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How You Can Find Out Everything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor"



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS

 Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PST 

Tammy Hepps

"The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How You Can Find Out Everything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor"

Join us!


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Too often our research is driven by sources. We look for an ancestor in all the sources we've heard about, and we only break new ground when we hear about new ones. How do we assess how comprehensive our search has been? How do we know if we're even on the right path to get the answers we long for? This class will teach a methodology for creating a research plan centered around the *discoveries* we want to make, not the *pathways* we think are available for getting there. The first half of the presentation will cover how to generate an answer-centric research plan, in which we brainstorm what we want to know. The remainder will show how we work backwards from our desired answers to determine what sources might contain the elusive information. The class will be driven by case-study of a real ancestor for whom such a deep-dive was performed, showing how surprising information really can be surfaced from unexpected places.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Founder of Treelines.com and a past winner of the RootsTech Developer Challenge, Tammy Hepps is a Harvard-educated technologist, storyteller, and life-long genealogist.  Her research into her family’s history in a once-famous steel town, available online at HomesteadHebrews.com, has received national press coverage.

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/about/benefit-memb.html.

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



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

02 November 2016

REMINDER: FREE Webinar From SCGS November 5, 2016 - Barbara Randall: "Weaving the Research Quilt" NEW DATE



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PDT

Barbara Randall

*New Date* Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. PDT 

Join us!


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Your research can weave the story of your ancestors and piece the quilt together. Ancestor lives are not isolated in the separate documents you've collected but are in the whole of your research.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Barbara, an SCGS board member, is active in SCGS activities including moderating the Jamboree Extension Series Webinar series. Barbara is a member of APG, NGS, Genealogical Speakers Guild, NEHGS, NYG&B. She is editor of the British Isles Family History Society- USA Journal and president of the British Isles Family History Society-USA. Barbara is a DAR volunteer genealogist/consultant. She is a special education middle school teacher/coordinator.

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/about/benefit-memb.html.

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



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

Note: Cyndi Ingle's Webinar will now occur on Saturday, December 3.

21 October 2016

FREE Webinar From SCGS November 5, 2016 - Barbara Randall: "Weaving the Research Quilt" NEW DATE



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS

 *New Date* Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. PDT 

Barbara Randall

"Weaving the Research Quilt"


Join us!


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Your research can weave the story of your ancestors and piece the quilt together. Ancestor lives are not isolated in the separate documents you've collected but are in the whole of your research.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Barbara, an SCGS board member, is active in SCGS activities including moderating the Jamboree Extension Series Webinar series. Barbara is a member of APG, NGS, Genealogical Speakers Guild, NEHGS, NYG&B. She is editor of the British Isles Family History Society- USA Journal and president of the British Isles Family History Society-USA. Barbara is a DAR volunteer genealogist/consultant. She is a special education middle school teacher/coordinator.

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/about/benefit-memb.html.

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



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

Note: Cyndi Ingle's Webinar will now occur on Saturday, December 3.

17 October 2016

REMINDER: FREE Webinar From SCGS October 19, 2016 - Pam Vestal: "Genealogical Pits I've Fallen Into and How to Avoid Them!"



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PDT
Pam Vestal

"Genealogical Pits I've Fallen Into and How to Avoid Them!"


Join us!


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Genealogy is a great treasure hunt, but sometimes the clues are easy to misunderstand, or to miss altogether. Learn to dodge some of the pitfalls that can keep you from reaching your goals.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker from West Linn, Oregon, and the owner of Generations Genealogy, LLC. When she isn’t giving presentations or researching on behalf of her clients, she offers private training to those seeking to improve their research skills. She is currently writing a book about voting records and has an article on the subject that will be published in the December 2015 issue of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

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/about/benefit-memb.html.

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


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