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 

06 March 2015

[CA-SCGS] SCGS Italian Interest Group Meeting - Saturday, March 21st from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Don't miss the very special keynote speaker at the upcoming meeting of the newly established SCGS Italian Interest Group!

Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a native Californian with Italian roots and an enthusiasm for Italian genealogy, will be speaking to the group at the SCGS Library in Burbank at their March meeting.  Mr. Gatto represents the 43rd Assembly District which includes the communities of Burbank, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake.

Assemblyman Gatto will be sharing his ancestral interests with the group.  He will also be showing his appreciation of the work done by SCGS by presenting the Italian Interest Group with a Certificate of Recognition from the California Assembly.

You don't need to be a member of the Italian Interest Group or even to have Italian ancestry to attend.

The meeting will be held at a special time from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 21st at the SCGS Library located at 417 Irving Drive in Burbank (cross street Glenoaks Blvd).

Regular meetings are held the third Saturday of every other month from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Topics that will be addressed in coming months include accessing and transcribing Italian records, Italian history and geography, and learning to break through Italian genealogical brick walls.  For more information about the group, contact Lesa DeGagne at LesaD@roadrunner.com.

SCGS Italian Interest Group
3rd Saturday of every other month
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
Cross street Glenoaks


02 March 2015

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting March 9, 2015

Posted by Barbara Randall 
 

Legacy User Group Meeting
Monday, March 9, 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

26 February 2015

[CA-SCGS] The Master Genealogist™ (TMG) User Group – March 7

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting

Saturday, March 7, 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.

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, March 08, 2015

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.



Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time begins on March 8!  Set your clocks ahead or you will miss the first hour of the group!!

Beginning with Family Tree Maker
Part 2 - Media and Documentation

Moving beyond primary data operations, this second of the three-part series introduces the Family Tree Maker beginner to the process of adding images and other media files to a family tree. Pictures add a great amount of interest and can provide a visual record of events, family artifacts and, most importantly, source documentation. 
Serious tree users do not want to face the baffling questions of “How do I know that?” and “Where did that come from?” Leader Dick Humphrey will clarify Family Tree Maker’s approach to the interconnection of sources, citations, repositories, templates and webpages.

Experienced users can also benefit from this review of the fundamentals of Family Tree Maker.
For questions, contact Dick Humphrey at rlh1335@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 08, 2015
4:00-6:00pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247

Cross Street Glenoaks

08 February 2015

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

02 February 2015

[CA-SCGS] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting February 9, 2015

Posted by Barbara Randall 
 

Legacy User Group Meeting
Monday, February 9, 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

28 January 2015

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group Meeting, February 08, 2015

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

Beginning with Family Tree Maker
Trees and Facts

Sunday, February 08, 2015
4:00-6:00pm
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504
818-843-7247
Cross Street Glenoaks

First of a three-part series introducing Family Tree Maker 2014 to those wishing to begin using FTM productively.

Join us for discussion on these topics.
- Create and maintain family tree files.
- Learn guidelines for name entry of ancestors and descendants.
- Enter the basic what, when, where of significant life events (the facts!).
- Set important configurations for workplace screens and program operation.

Even long-time users can benefit from looking afresh at the fundamentals of Family Tree Maker.
For questions, contact Dick Humphrey at rlh1335@gmail.com.