12 May 2015

[SCGS-CA] Italian Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, May 16, 2015

The SCGS Italian Interest Group will hold their next meeting on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the SCGS Library in Burbank.

This month the group will be discussing Italian provinces and mapping the specific areas where members are conducting research.  A list of key Italian words helpful for translating genealogical records will be provided and reviewed as well.

You do not have to be Italian to join us and there is no fee for participation.  The Library will be open to the public for general research from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Check our website scgsgenealogy.com for a complete list of the Italian Interest Group meeting dates. For more information contact Lesa DeGagne at LesaD@roadrunner.com.


SCGS Italian Interest Group
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Third Saturday of alternate months
SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank
Cross street Glenoaks.

 

11 May 2015

[SCGS-CA] SCGS German Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, May 16, 2015

The enthusiastic German Interest Group will be meeting at the SCGS Library on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Featured topics this month include:

Gordon Seyffert will update the group on what the Immigrant Genealogical Society (IGS) Library located in Burbank has to offer.

Charles Signor Bier will present "The 'Bier' Family Who Came From Baumholder" and "My 'Signor' Family Meets a Brick Wall'

Also on the program will be instruction on reading German Gothic script as well as common German words. There is no fee for attendance and the public is welcome.


 For more information contact Allene at researchingfamilies@yahoo.com



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



07 May 2015

[SCGS-CA] Family Tree Maker Group on Hiatus

In honor of Mother's Day, there will be no meeting of the SCGS Family Tree Maker User Group on Sunday, May 10, 2015.  

However, the SCGS library in Burbank will be open as normal for research from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
So bring your Mom in and do some family research together!

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The library hours are:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday 10am-6pm (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th)
Tuesday 10am-9pm (3rd only)
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 2pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm (3rd & 4th only)
Sunday - 10am - 4pm (1st & 2nd only)

For more information visit us at  http://www.scgsgenealogy.com or call the library at (818) 843-7247.

Southern California Genealogical Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank
Cross street Glenoaks






05 May 2015

[SCGS-CA] Lunch and Learn - Saturday, May 9, 2015

Southern California Genealogical Society is proud to present the following Double Bill at the May Lunch and Learn:

Hal Bookbinder is first up and will be presenting "Ships of Our Ancestors" focusing primarily on the mass migration from Eastern Europe around the turn of the twentieth century.

Barbara Randall will then follow with her presentation "Beyond Passenger Lists" detailing all the information you can glean from these important documents about your ancestor's voyage.


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The doors open at 12:00 noon.  Bring a sack lunch to enjoy while sharing genealogical stories with like-minded folks.  The lectures begin at 1:00 pm.

Lunch and Learn is free and open to the public.

The library will be closed for research.

For more information contact Charlotte at rubymoon01@yahoo.com



SCGS Lunch and Learn
12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Second Saturday of Each Month
SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank
Cross street Glenoaks

04 May 2015

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting May 11, 2015

Posted by Barbara Randall 
 

Legacy User Group Meeting
Monday, May 11, 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

23 April 2015

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist Interest Group Meeting Saturday, May 2, 2015

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting

Saturday, May 2, 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 monthly 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.

20 April 2015

[CA-SCGS] DNA Interest Group Meeting - Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Curious about your genetic genealogy?  The SCGS DNA Interest Group is here to help.



The SCGS DNA Interest Group will be meeting on a special day this month.  The meeting will be held Sunday, April 26 at the SCGS Library from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Wes Erickson will be speaking about the Y-DNA Utility tool that allows individuals to create Fluxus Engineerings's Network phylogenetic trees from a Y-DNA Results page of Family Tree DNA.  If you don't know what that means, please come to the meeting to find out.

10:00 am to 10:30 am - Answering questions about DNA
10:30 am to 12:00 noon - Y-DNA Utility
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Individual Help

A $5.00 donation is suggested for attendance.  Bring a brown bag lunch or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.  Bring your DNA kit number and password to get individual assistance with your results.

For additional information please contact Kathy Johnson at kjohns7900@aol.com.

SCGS DNA Interest Group
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fifth Saturday of the month
SCGS Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA
Cross street Glenoaks

14 April 2015

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Loves Volunteers!

It's National Volunteer Week!



We are celebrating our volunteers and the wonderful work they do!

The Southern California Genealogical Society has over 200 local volunteers who work tirelessly as librarians, board members, information technology gurus, and who assist with membership efforts, research, indexing, publications, outreach and education, and more.  But that's not all.  They are joined by over 175 more volunteers throughout the country who dedicate many hours to make Jamboree a success.

They are the lifeblood of our organiziation, without whom SCGS could not continue to fulfill its mission.

For more information on how you can volunteer with SCGS please visit our website or email volunteer@scgsgenealogy.com.

[CA-SCGS] SCGS German Interest Group Meeting - April 18, 2015

SCGS German Interest Group Meeting
Saturday, April 18, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00pm
Southern California Genealogy Libary
417 Irving Drive, Burbank
Cross street Glenoaks


The SCGS German Interest Group will be presenting another fine program this coming Saturday.  Join us from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm.
  • Hear about "How to Subdue an Enthusiastic Compiler of Genealogies"
  • Watch Walt Sturrock take the mystery out of reading German Gothic Script
  • Learn from Edward McKelvey's presentation on "Useful German Words"
  • Enjoy "The Hermann and Schneider Families" presented by Walt Sturrock
And much more...


Meetings are held the third Saturday of each month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  They are open to the public and all interested parties are welcome.  There is no fee for participation, but donations are gratefully accepted.

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.  We 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, please contact Allene Aubertin at researchingfamilies@yahoo.com or contact the SCGS Library at (818) 843-7247.



12 April 2015

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Interest Group Meeting Sunday, April 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, April 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 

06 April 2015

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, April 12, 2015

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Beginning with Family Tree Maker
Part 3 – Connecting with Ancestry.com

Today the Internet provides unparalleled access to information for the family history researcher. This final session of the three-part series introduces Family Tree Maker’s built-in Web Search functionality to add facts and people without having to retype the information.
FTM’s TreeSync™ operation lets FTM users share their FTM tree to an online tree at Ancestry.com (and vice versa) and will keep the two in sync. Leader Dick Humphrey will detail the steps and cautions involved.

Content of Parts 1 and 2 is not required to understand and benefit from this presentation. Experienced users will also appreciate the review of these features of Family Tree Maker.

For questions, contact Dick Humphrey at rlh1335@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 12, 2015
4:00-6:00pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

Cross Street Glenoaks

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting April 13, 2015

Posted by Barbara Randall 
 

Legacy User Group Meeting
Monday, April 13, 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

30 March 2015

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist Interest Group Meeting Saturday April 4, 2015

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting

Saturday, April 4, 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 March 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.

11 March 2015

[CA-SCGS] President Obama to Visit Burbank 3/12; Traffic Advisory

If you're planning to visit the SCGS Library on Thursday, March 12, you want to plan your attack on the mean streets of Burbank. We're expecting a visit from the Leader of the Free World.

I don't think he's going to be stopping at the SCGS Family Research Library, but he will be close by and traffic will definitely be affected. The road closures expect to run between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m., so it may not cause too much turmoil.

Here's a note from Burbank Police. Click to read more easily.




08 March 2015

[CA-SCGS] RootsMagic Interest Group Meeting Sunday, March 15, 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, March 15, 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