24 November 2015

[CA-SCGS] Giving Thanks and Preserving the Future of SCGS

Education, Preservation, Genealogical Inspiration

Thanksgiving.  The time for turkey, football, parades, and most importantly, family. Whether you're just around the corner, across the pond, Down Under, South of the Border or in the Great White North, we want you to know that we are very grateful for your support. Wherever you call home, your membership makes you a valuable member of the SCGS family. 

As you sift through your mail in the coming weeks, you will likely notice an envelope from SCGS. Don't miss this opportunity to help the Southern California Genealogical Society prosper. Donate to the Century Club and list SCGS among your charitable deductions.

SCGS is designated by the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) organization that is managed and staffed wholly by volunteers. We provide educational opportunities for family historians around the world, and we maintain a 40,000+ volume family research library in Burbank, California. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

We'll make it easy for you to make your contribution:

  • Donate online through the SCGS shopping cart
  • Donate by mail* by printing out the donation form and sending your check to Century Club, SCGS 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
  • Donate through PayPal (please type Century Club in the note field)
Century Club levels:

$1000+               Platinum Level
$500                   Gold Level 
$250                   Silver Level  
$100                   Century Level
$1 to $99            Contributing Level

*To take advantage of a 2015 charitable tax deduction, please postmark no later than December 31st.
Your tax situation may vary.

On behalf of the members of the Board of Directors and the members of SCGS, we thank you for your generosity.

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist Interest Group Meeting Saturday, December 5, 2015

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting

Saturday, December 5, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504

The next meeting of the SCGS TMG User Group (TMG-UG) will focus on features of The Master Genealogist version 9.05 and its companion software, Second Site.

TMG-UG meets monthly on the afternoon of the first Saturday of the month except for holiday weekends and scheduled SCGS events. Meetings are held at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank. The library is not open for research during the meeting.

TMG-UG meeting dates for 2015 are posted on the SCGS Computer Software User Groups web page and on the SCGS calendar.

Please direct any questions you may have about the meeting to: Patt Ricketts. To add your name to our meeting reminder list contact Cheri.

TMG-UG is a forum for users of The Master Genealogist (TMG) software to gather and discuss features, issues, and practical application of the "the gold standard in family history software" and its companion software, Second Site.

As an Interest Group of the Southern California Genealogical Society, our meetings are open to the general public. There is no fee for participation. Donations are gratefully accepted.

23 November 2015

[CA-SCGS] The Unsung Heroes of SCGS

Christine Woodcock's recent  post on her blog, Geneosity, lauds the contributions of the librarians and archivists who work behind the scenes to make family research possible: the "Unsung Genealogy Heroes." Read her entire entry here.

SCGS has its own such group of unsung heroes and as the Thanksgiving season approaches, it is appropriate to extend thanks and gratitude to the many volunteer Librarians who work behind the scenes as well as with our Patrons. This tireless group performs activities including cataloging,  processing new acquisitions and periodicals, assisting library visitors with research questions, shelving books, processing microfilm on loan, and staffing the main desk at the SCGS Library and Family Research Library in Burbank.

It is no exaggeration to say that the library simply would not exist without their devoted efforts.  Thank You!

SCGS Library and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Cross street Glenoaks

Click here for hours of operation

20 November 2015

[CA-SCGS] Happy Thanksgiving from SCGS

The Southern California Genealogical Society would like to extend our warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

The SCGS Research Library will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, November 25-26, 2015 so that our volunteers may celebrate the holiday with their families.

We will be open for research Friday, November 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Southern California Genealogical Society 
and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
(Cross Street Glenoaks)
Burbank, CA 91504

18 November 2015

[CA-SCGS] Upcoming SoCal Genealogy Events Nov/Dec 2015

Take advantage of some of the great meetings taking place in Southern California. Grab a buddy and take a road trip! You'll have fun exploring a new venue.

*Note: many society meetings are either on hiatus for the holiday season or are scheduled as annual holiday meetings/ member potluck events. Please check the individual websites for more information and updates. All meetings are subject to change. 

Here's what's happening in So Cal for the next few weeks:

21 November     Ventura County Genealogical Society meeting
                            Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, CG presenting

21 November    Santa Barbara Genealogical Society meeting
                            Nancy Loe presenting

21 November    Whittier Area Genealogical Society meeting
                            Jane Neff Rollins presenting

21 November    South Orange County Genealogical Society 
                            Natalie Fousekis,PhD  presenting

24 November    North San Diego Genealogical Society meeting
                             Tese Gorszwick presenting

3   December    Hemet San Jacinto Genealogical Society 

5   December    Genealogical Society of Hispanic America- So Cal
                             General meeting

7   December    Corona Genealogical Society Annual meeting

8   December    Conejo Valley Genealogical Society meeting

12 December    Genealogical Society of Riverside Holiday 

12 December    California African American Genealogical Society
                             annual meeting and holiday celebration

13 December    Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley
                              and Ventura County, with Glenn Dynner 

15 December    Genealogical Society of the Morongo Basin 

20 December    Questing Heirs Genealogical Society
                                          Annual meeting

All SCGS meetings and events can be found on the SCGS Calendar.

Happy holidays and happy ancestor hunting!