31 August 2015

Beginner's class - First Steps: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Beginner's Class - First Steps
Do you have an interest in finding your roots but don’t know how to start?
Have you tried to find ancestors but had no luck?
Do you have a friend or relative with an interest, but don’t know how to teach them?
The Southern California Genealogical Society’s Beginner's Class - First Steps will be offered Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Southern California Genealogical Society Library.  This 3-hour class is free to SCGS members and open to the public for $10.

The Beginner's Class - First Steps provides the information and skills to begin the search for your ancestors.  The class introduces you to a variety of records and online sources that are available.  You will learn strategies for successful research.  A free tour of the Southern California Genealogical Society Library is available following the class for those interested.

Register by e-mail: beginner@scgsgenealogy.com or call 818.843.7247.

The SCGS Library will be closed for research that day. All participants are invited to attend the Lunch and Learn presentation immediately following the class.

SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
(Cross Street Glenoaks)
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
www.scgsgenealogy.com


27 August 2015

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

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting

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

Location:
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

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.

25 August 2015

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Irish Interest Group Workshop - Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Southern California Genealogical Society Irish Interest Group will hold their next workshop on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.
 


The topic this month will be the Roman Catholic Parish Registers which are now available on-line at the National Library of Ireland. Records go back as far as the 1790s for some parishes.  Shortcuts to find the image you want, as well as how to use the tools provided in order to get the best image possible will be discussed in detail.

Participants are also encouraged to visit the National Archives of Ireland website and find at least one new piece of information about your ancestors to share with the group.


SCGS Irish Interest Group
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fifth Sunday of the month
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA
Cross street Glenoaks

For more information contact Marge Golden Rossini at marge4scgs@dslextreme.com.

22 August 2015

SCGS Beginner's Classes - Four Week Series With One-on-One Assistance

 Do you have an interest in finding your roots but want assistance to start?
Do you have a friend or relative with an interest who also lacks the skills and knowledge?

The Southern California Genealogical Society’s Beginner’s Four Week Class with One-on-One Assistance will be offered Tuesdays in September (1st, 8th, 15th and, 22nd) from 9:30 am- 11:30 am at the Southern California Genealogical Society Library.  

Register by e-mail: beginner@scgsgenealogy.com or call 818.843.7247.

The Beginner’s Four Week Class with One-on-One Assistance provides the information and skills to begin the search for your ancestors.  The class introduces you to a variety of records and strategies for successful research. 

                Week 1:  The Basics of Getting Started
                Week 2:  Census Records and their Substitutes 
                Week 3:  Church Records
                Week 4:  Military and Land Records

The Southern California Genealogical Society Library will be open for research following the class for those interested in practicing their skills.


SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
(Cross Street Glenoaks)
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
www.scgsgenealogy.com


20 August 2015

[CA-SCGS] 2016 Jamboree - Call for Presentations

Announcing Call for Presentations

2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Extension Series webinars

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces its Call for Presentations for the 47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held Friday through Sunday, June 3-5, 2016 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California. The Pre-Conference day on Thursday, June 2, 2016, will include a full day of DNA presentations and In-Depth Workshops.

This Call for Presentations pertains to the Jamboree conference, Pre-Conference DNA/Workshop day, as well as the 2016 Jamboree Extension Series webinar program. Presentations will only be accepted through the online portal August 20 - September 30, 2015.


Jamboree draws family historians and genealogists at all experience levels, from the beginner to the professional; from the first time conference attendee to conference veterans. The Jamboree Extension Series draws an international audience comprised of all skill levels. We encourage the submission of all levels of sessions.


The 2016 Jamboree theme is "Giving to the Future by Preserving the Past", and the theme for the Pre-Conference DNA day is "The Future of the Past: Genetic Genealogy 2016."  We welcome submissions utilizing our theme and promoting the expansion of our knowledge and skills.  Our heritage focus is on German and Eastern European ancestry. Presentations on all topics will be considered. New presentations are encouraged.

Speakers interested in submitting lecture presentations or workshops for 2016 must submit their proposals through the Jamboree Speaker Portal at http://2016callforpresentations.surveyconsole.com/

A copy of the call for presentations can be found at:
http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/2016/storage/2016JamboreeCallforPresentations.pdf

You may download a copy of the submission form at:
http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/2016/storage/CallforPresentationSubmissionForm.pdf

Only those presentations submitted through the portal and accompanied by a signed copy of the Call for Presentations agreement (faxed, emailed or mailed) will be considered. The online submission process ensures that correct speaker information is used in communication, advertising and conference materials.

Please contact Judi Ramsey, Program Chair, with any questions at SCGSJamboree@gmail.com.

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Phone 818.843.7247  Fax 818.843.7262
SCGSJamboree@gmail.com
www.genealogyjamboree.com

18 August 2015

[CA-SCGS] DNA Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, August 29, 2015

SCGS DNA Interest Group Meeting 

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Location : SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504 
(Cross street Glenoaks)
www.scgsgenealogy.com, (818)843-7247

Back To Basics In DNA presented by Cheri Mello

Can you name the four different types of DNA that can be tested for genealogical purposes? Are you aware that there are different patterns of inheritance? It is important to define what genealogical puzzle you are trying to solve and then look for the DNA tool that is most suited to solve it.

Presenter: Cheri Mello was a math teacher and moderator for the former America Online Genealogy Forum where she hosted the forum's weekly Portuguese Chat. Currently, she lectures on DNA, genealogy software, as well as Portuguese genealogy.

10:00-10:10 a.m.  Announcements & Introductions
10:10-11:45 a.m.  "Back to Basic in DNA"
11:45-12:45 p.m.  Lunch
12:45-2:00 p.m.    Individualized help. 
                            Please bring your DNA results and password if needed.
$5.00 donation suggested for attendance. Individualized help will be available after the formal presentation for those who want to order DNA tests or who have received DNA results and need help managing their personal page or interpreting their results. Brown bag lunch or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.  

For more information contact Bonny Cook, Alice Fairhurst, Kathy Johnston at dna@scgsgenealogy.com

Following the regular meeting from 2:00-4:00 p.m., those who are Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) Project Administrators or Project Co-administrators are invited to remain to discuss how they are managing group projects. The Roundtable format allows people to share expertise and create solutions to issues.

SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
(Cross street Glenoaks)
Burbank, CA 91504
www.scgsgenealogy.com

09 August 2015

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Interest Group Meeting Sunday, August 16, 2015



Are you a RootsMagic user, or are you thinking about trying it out? SCGS can help you make the most of this powerful software program to help manage your genealogy data.

The RootsMagic Interest Group will meet Sunday, August 16, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the SCGS Family Research Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA (Cross street Glenoaks).

As always, we encourage you to bring your questions, discoveries, or suggestions for topics to be discussed at this or a future meeting.

RootsMagic Video - YouTube videos are now available on the RM YouTube channel. To check out this resource, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/RootsMagicTV. The RootsMagic webinars are still available by using the Learn dropdown at http://www.rootsmagic.com/

From the Forums - Be sure to check out some of the recent postings on the RM forums at: http://forums.rootsmagic.com/

For further information about the meeting or the user group, please contact Jay Holladay: jholladay@ca.rr.com

SCGS RootsMagic User Group
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
3rd Sunday of each Month
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street Glenoaks 

06 August 2015

[CA-SCGS] SCGS German Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Southern California Genealogical Society German Interest Group will hold their next meeting on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank.

The program will consist of Routing Our Roots: Germany to America, the group's continuing effort to document every member's immigrant ancestor's quest for a new life in America.  This month's presentations will include:

Alene Neff will present The Gentzsch & Strubin Family: her brick wall

That will be followed by Priscilla Pruitt's presentation The Klumph Family

Marion McHale will then present The Platzbecker Family: from Eschweiler, Rhineland to...

Finally, Gordon Seyffert will present The Ballasejus/Ballaseyus Family: from Gaitzjhnen, East Prussia/Ueckermunde, Pomerania to... 

The program will also include the regular segments on common German words and on reading German Gothic Script.  This month's featured group member is a regular presenter.


 Walt Sturrock is a professional artist and photographer.  His love of history, photo restoration, and family research brought him to SCGS and its German Interest Group two years ago.  There Walt found support and guidance for researching his German roots as he learned to read and translate old German Gothic Script documents.  As a result, he has been able to trace his German roots back to the 1600s.  Walt's monthly instruction on German Gothic Script has become a favorite segment of the German Interest Group meetings.


German Interest Group
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Third Saturday of each month
SCGS Library 
417 Irving Drive
Burbank
Cross street Glenoaks


The goal of the German interest Group is to provide a wide range of resources both inside and outside the SCGS Library to help trace German families.  They often have a speaker on German research and the group is happy to offer assistance with your German research problems.  New members and guests are always welcome.  For more information contact Allene Aubertin at researchingfamilies@yahoo.com.

04 August 2015

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group - August Hiatus

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

The Family Tree Maker User Group will not be meeting on Sunday, August 9th, 2015.  However, the SCGS Family Research Library will be open as scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The next scheduled meeting of the FTM User Group will occur on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact Dick Humphrey or visit us at www.scgsgenealogy.com for more information.

Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
818-843-7247
Cross Street Glenoaks

03 August 2015

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting August 10, 2015

Posted by Barbara Randall 
 

Legacy User Group Meeting
Monday, August 10, 2015
7:00-9:00 pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California
Cross Street Glenoaks

Back To The Basics with Legacy 8
 
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Legacy Family Tree User Group is a forum to learn the basics of using this software program, answer questions to further your knowledge and efficiency, and to assist others with your expertise. The user group is open to the public and there is no charge for attending.

There will be time to practice and review the new skills as well as ask questions. You may want to bring your laptop or tablet to practice the skills and explore Legacy’s capabilities.

If you are considering Legacy Family Tree, the user group is a great way to explore the program to assist in your decision to use it or not. All levels of ability are welcome to participate!

No RSVP is needed. E-mail Barb Randall for more information at barbmran@aol.com.

Southern California Genealogical Society
www.scgsgenealogy.com
818-843-7247
scgs@scgsgenealogy.com

02 August 2015

Area Event: Sounds of the 60s (the 1860s) at The Autry National Center

We are passing along this information for our neighbors at The Autry National Center of the American West


Sounds of the 60s (the 1860s)
Sunday, August 9, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Autry in Griffith Park
Appropriate For: Everyone
Free for Autry Members / Included With Museum Admission
RSVP/Reservations: Tickets Available at Door or Online
A day-long celebration of the music of the Civil War Era.

The Band of the California Battalion, a recreation of a Union Brass Band, will play some of the great martial music of the Civil War, from Battle Hymn of the Republic to Dixie, while Sausage Grinder, a local country blues band, performs songs that kept soldiers entertained around the campfire.  Visit Crossroads West Cafe for a plate of BBQ and explore Empire and Liberty, an exhibition that will change the way you look at - and listen to - the Civil War.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in period dress or uniform. No firearms or weapons, including replicas, are permitted on site.

For more information, visit the website.

30 July 2015

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Lunch and Learn - Saturday August 8, 2015

Lunch and Learn
@
Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library

417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
(Cross street Glenoaks)
818-843-7247

Doors open at 12 noon.
Download flyer

Lunch: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.  Sit, chat, and share your genealogy stories and questions while eating your brown bag lunch.

Learn: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Presentation by the SCGS IT Team:  "Answer your Questions on PCs, Mac's and Genealogical Software." 

The SCGS Information Technology team will give a presentation on computers, both for general use and for genealogy research. Brief overview demonstrations of genealogy software will be shown and the related SCGS user groups will be discussed.  General operations on computers using Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac operating systems will also be demonstrated.

Bring your laptop and the IT staff will work hands-on with you to answer any questions that may have stumped you.  They will also be on hand to show you tricks and shortcuts to make your computers run faster and to make them more user-friendly.  Members of the Social Media team will also be available to provide tips on using social media for genealogy.

Jay Holladay will lead the discussion and the SCGS IT team will assist him with the presentation.  Jay retired in 2001 after a 45-year career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Lunch and Learn is FREE and open to the public.

The library will not be open for research.   Ending time is approximate.

Contact: Charlotte Bocage

23 July 2015

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist Interest Group Meeting Saturday, August 1, 2015

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting

Saturday, August 1, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

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.

13 July 2015

[CA-SCGS] Italian Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Southern California Genealogical Society Italian Interest Group will hold their next meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 18 at the SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank.

Gail Ireland will present The Process of Obtaining Italian Dual Citizenship.  

If you are interested in pursuing dual citizenship in Italy, we suggest that you bring pedigree charts back to your ancestor born in Italy, as well as any naturalization dates and paperwork you have collected.

Whether your family came from a small village or a large city, from the north, south or from one of the islands, the Italian Interest Group aims to help all members advance their genealogy research. In addition to learning about the resources available at the SCGS library, the group also discusses online sites, other useful research resources and much more!

For further information about the meeting or the interest group, please contact Lesa DeGagne at LesaD@roadrunner.com.

SCGS Italian Interest Group
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
3rd Saturday - bi-monthly (check calendar)
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross Street Glenoaks

12 July 2015

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Interest Group Meeting Sunday, July 19, 2015



Are you a RootsMagic user, or are you thinking about trying it out? SCGS can help you make the most of this powerful software program to help manage your genealogy data.

The RootsMagic Interest Group will meet Sunday, July 19, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the SCGS Family Research Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA (Cross street Glenoaks).

As always, we encourage you to bring your questions, discoveries, or suggestions for topics to be discussed at this or a future meeting.

RootsMagic Video - YouTube videos are now available on the RM YouTube channel. To check out this resource, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/RootsMagicTV. The RootsMagic webinars are still available by using the Learn dropdown at http://www.rootsmagic.com/

From the Forums - Be sure to check out some of the recent postings on the RM forums at: http://forums.rootsmagic.com/

For further information about the meeting or the user group, please contact Jay Holladay: jholladay@ca.rr.com

SCGS RootsMagic User Group
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
3rd Sunday of each Month
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street Glenoaks