16 October 2017

[CA-SCGS] REMINDER: FREE Webinar From SCGS: October 18, 2017 - Dr. David R. Dowell, PhD & Elizabeth Balkite - Family History + Health History Lead to Personalized Healthcare



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PDT

Dr. David R. Dowell, PhD & Elizabeth Balkite present

Family History + Health History Lead to Personalized Healthcare


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Genealogies record family relationships. Health histories reveal causes of death, disabilities, chronic diseases, or known genetic disorders within families. How can you build an accurate family health/medical history? Should you? Can genealogists lead the way to personalized healthcare/medicine?

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
David Dowell, PhD, was a librarian for 35 years and has two degrees in history and two in library science. He has researched family histories since the 1960s. His most recent books are NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection (2015) and Crash Course in Genealogy (2011). Previously he taught “Genealogy Research” and “Ethics in the Information Age” at Cuesta College and chaired the Genealogy Committee of the ALA. He blogs as “Dr. D Digs Up Ancestors” at http://blog.ddowell.com and coordinates three DNA projects.

Beth Balkite was a certified genetic counselor for over 30 years. She is an alum of the Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. She worked as a genetic counselor in Connecticut at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Yale University, and Norwalk Hospital prior to joining Genzyme Genetics as manager of Clinical Genetics Services in 1993. In 1998 she was hired as Genetics Education Strategy Advisor for GlaxoSmithKline. She has continued as a genetics educator in several capacities before retiring in 2012. She has studied her own family history for years and is now one of just two genetic counselors to practice and  teach genetic genealogy. She is an instructor at the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke University in Durham, NC, where she teaches a course “Applying DNA to Your Family Tree.” In the summer of 2016 she taught a session in the Advanced Genetic Genealogy course at GRIP (Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh).

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 EXTENSION SERIES WEBINARS
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.

View System Requirements

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

09 October 2017

[CA-SCGS] FREE Webinar From SCGS: October 18, 2017 - Dr. David R. Dowell, PhD & Elizabeth Balkite: Family History + Health History Lead to Personalized Healthcare



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PDT

Dr. David R. Dowell, PhD & Elizabeth Balkite present

Family History + Health History Lead to Personalized Healthcare



ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Genealogies record family relationships. Health histories reveal causes of death, disabilities, chronic diseases, or known genetic disorders within families. How can you build an accurate family health/medical history? Should you? Can genealogists lead the way to personalized healthcare/medicine?

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
David Dowell, PhD, was a librarian for 35 years and has two degrees in history and two in library science. He has researched family histories since the 1960s. His most recent books are NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection (2015) and Crash Course in Genealogy (2011). Previously he taught “Genealogy Research” and “Ethics in the Information Age” at Cuesta College and chaired the Genealogy Committee of the ALA. He blogs as “Dr. D Digs Up Ancestors” at http://blog.ddowell.com and coordinates three DNA projects.

Beth Balkite was a certified genetic counselor for over 30 years. She is an alum of the Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. She worked as a genetic counselor in Connecticut at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Yale University, and Norwalk Hospital prior to joining Genzyme Genetics as manager of Clinical Genetics Services in 1993. In 1998 she was hired as Genetics Education Strategy Advisor for GlaxoSmithKline. She has continued as a genetics educator in several capacities before retiring in 2012. She has studied her own family history for years and is now one of just two genetic counselors to practice and  teach genetic genealogy. She is an instructor at the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke University in Durham, NC, where she teaches a course “Applying DNA to Your Family Tree.” In the summer of 2016 she taught a session in the Advanced Genetic Genealogy course at GRIP (Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh).

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 EXTENSION SERIES WEBINARS
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.

View System Requirements

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

06 October 2017

[CA--SCGS] New Member Resource--Courtesy of FamilySearch!










Great news from FamilySearch for SCGS members!
 
As of October 1, 2017, the SCGS Library continues our affiliation with the LDS Family History Library by offering full computer access to all of the digitalized records that FamilySearch offers through their website familysearch.org. What a great benefit, since the microfilms are no longer available for rent!
 
How does that work? Come to the SCGS library and use our library computers to unlock all the digitalized records found on FamilySearch.org. But there's a catch--you have to be a member of SCGS to use our computers.
 
Not a member? Come in and join SCGS, and you will receive additional members-only benefits and discounts (such as discounted rates at Jamboree 2018!).
 
 
Southern California Genealogy Society and Family History Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
818-843-7247
Website: www. scgsgenealogy.com
 


05 October 2017

[CA-SCGS] The Fall 2017 Searcher is Available!




The Searcher is Now Available Online!

Fall 2017




This issue is found in the members-only section of the website.

 
Southern California Genealogy Society and Family History Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
818-843-7247


04 October 2017

[CA-SCGS] Help SCGS by Shopping at Ralphs!

 
September 1 is the day that the Ralphs Community Contribution program starts its new year.  All of the participants in the program must re-enroll in order for SCGS to receive donations through this program.

It's easy to do - and we've tried to make it easier by posting all the details and instructions on our website at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/affiliates/ralphs.html.

Thanks to all of the SCGS members and friends who joined the Ralphs Community Contribution Program in support of the Southern California Genealogical Society. SCGS receives over $2000 each year through participation in this program. Ralphs policy requires that participants re-join the program every year.

All of our members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program must update their information to continue to participate in the program. This update will be in effect from September 1 through August 31 of the following year.

Participation in the Ralphs Club Contribution program is not limited to SCGS members. Please pass this message along to your family members and friends.

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
scgs@scgsgenealogy.com