17 January 2012

SCGS Featured in Burbank Leader -18 January

It's Getting Easier to Find the Right Genes #genealogy

Bryan Mahoney, a charming young reporter (Irish roots) from the Burbank Leader spoke with Leo and me after our Jamboree meeting on Saturday. There were a few factual errors in his article (I'm not *the* Director, I'm *a* director; we don't own our building, all of our books are not old and Leo is now 5 years younger than he was yesterday), though he may have point about beige on beige.

I expect we'll see Bryan at the library one of these days. The seeds of his family history journey were planted in Ireland when he was just a youngster. Bryan and his brother were fidgeting to get outside and explore, or to do whatever serves as pub crawling when you're 8 years old. But instead of sightseeing, his father was more interested in poring over church registers in search of missing Mahoneys. He spent three days hunched over handwritten lines. Bryan, we have a strong Irish interest group. Come in for one of our workshops. Marge will help you find the Maloneys that eluded your dad.

I have one big question. How am I ever going to explain how Jamboree is like a combination of Woodstock and Comic Con? As far as that goes, how am I even going to explain Comic Con? Maybe this year's badge ribbons should read ... what? Jambostock? Woodology? GEE-nee-ah-Con?

Whatever.

Just stay away from the Brown/Browne/Braun brick walls.

Area Event: British Isles January 22

Posting this for our friends at the British Isles Family History Society USA:

"Find A Grave: A Virtual Cemetery on the Internet"
by Cheri Mello will be the topic of the January British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A. general meeting on Sunday, 22 January 2012 at the Los Angeles Family History Library, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90025, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The FindAGrave website can be an invaluable tool for genealogists since its memorials may contain rich content such as photos, biographies, and dates. Cheri will tell us how to join FindAGrave, search, create memorials, add to other memorials, and create your own virtual cemetery! Cheri Mello is a family genealogist who has been researching for 19 years.

"Getting Ready to Travel with Your Genealogy" is the title of the workshop after the break. Nancy Carlberg will provide hints for organizing research before you travel to a Family History Library or any genealogy library.

Lydia Davis Jeffrey
President, British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.

16 January 2012

Area Event: San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society

We are passing this along for our good friends at the San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society

"Crossing the Continent: Migration Between the Revolution and the Civil War (1783 - 1861)" will be the topic of speaker, Kathleen Roe Travena, at the San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society January 20, 2012 meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Meeting Room at the Chatsworth Train Station,10038 Old Depot Road, Chatsworth CA 91311.

Kathleen Travena is a retired computer document writer and has been a genealogist for 30 years.She lectures on migration, naming patterns, occupations, money, crime and punishment, and other historical topics that illuminate our ancestors lives.

Join us for this interesting and educational presentation. Learn how your ancestors may have crossed the continent in those early years.

Visitors are welcome. Our programs are free, but donations are appreciated. You can also find us at the following web site: (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casfvgs/index.html)

For more information call John Lindsay at (818)349-0878.

13 January 2012

REMINDER: Lunch and Learn with Brenda Danielson and Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG

 Gerald O'Hara: Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts.

Don't forget tomorrow's (Saturday January 14, 2012) Lunch and Learn series.

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

Learn: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Using Land Records
Presented by Brenda Danielson

Land records can offer important evidence for your family. This entertaining lecture will provide details about why and how to find land records. 

Brenda Danielson has been working on her genealogy for over 30 years. A retired elementary school teacher, Brenda is now a full-time genealogist and family historian. She has been teaching classes at the Corona Family History Center and brings a wealth of first-hand experience into the classroom. Her know-how will enlighten those who attend her classes with both practical and anecdotal information. She assisted with the SCGS Kids’ Family History Camp, 2011. Brenda is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Learn 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Sherlock Homes: Investigating Your Ancestor's House
Presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben


Frequently there are family history treasures to be found within the houses of our ancestors. Where was the house located in relation your ancestor's business and other buildings in the town your ancestor called home? This program takes a look at investigating ancestors by researching their dwellings and promises to provide a few laughs as well.

Jean Wilcox Hibben, CG, a national speaker with PhD (folklore) and MA (speech) degrees, is president of both Corona Genealogical Society and Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, secretary of Genealogical Speakers Guild, and director of the Corona Family History Center. Jean assisted with the SCGS Kids' Family History Camp, 2011.

This double bill includes Using Land Records, presented by Brenda Danielson from 1:00 - 2:00pm.



The library will closed for research.
For questions please contact Charlotte rubymoon01@yahoo.com

03 January 2012

Lunch and Learn: Your Ancestor's House - Jan 14

SCGS presents its Lunch and Learn series on Saturday January 14, 2012

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

Learn 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Sherlock Homes: Investigating Your Ancestor's House
Presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben


Frequently there are family history treasures to be found within the houses of our ancestors. Where was the house located in relation your ancestor's business and other buildings in the town your ancestor called home? This program takes a look at investigating ancestors by researching their dwellings and promises to provide a few laughs as well.

Jean Wilcox Hibben, CG, a national speaker with PhD (folklore) and MA (speech) degrees, is president of both Corona Genealogical Society and Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, secretary of Genealogical Speakers Guild, and director of the Corona Family History Center. Jean assisted with the SCGS Kids' Family History Camp, 2011.

This double bill includes Using Land Records, presented by Brenda Danielson from 1:00 - 2:00pm.

The library will closed for research.
For questions please contact Charlotte rubymoon01@yahoo.com

Lunch and Learn: Using Land Records - Jan 14

SCGS presents its Lunch and Learn series on Saturday January 14, 2012

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

Learn 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Using Land Records
Presented by Brenda Danielson


Land records can offer important evidence for your family. This entertaining lecture will provide details about why and how to find land records.

Brenda Danielson has been working on her genealogy for over 30 years. A retired elementary school teacher, Brenda is now a full-time genealogist and family historian. She has been teaching classes at the Corona Family History Center and brings a wealth of first-hand experience into the classroom. Her know-how will enlighten those who attend her classes with both practical and anecdotal information. She assisted with the SCGS Kids' Family History Camp, 2011. Brenda is a member of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

This double bill includes Sherlock Homes: Investigating Your Ancestor's House, presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben from 2:15 - 3:15p.m.

The library will closed for research.
Any questions please contact Charlotte rubymoon01@yahoo.com

01 January 2012

NARA Field Trip in April - Make Your Reservations Now

Announcement from Charlotte Bocage, SCGS Education Chair
 
SCGS presents its Lunch and Learn series - Saturday April 7, 2012

A Special Behind the Scenes Field Trip to:
National Archives and Records Administration

Tour Space is Limited; Reservations Required (make reservations between 2 Jan and 31 Mar)
RSVP between January 2 and March 31, 2012 to
riverside.archives@nara.gov
subject line – Field Trip 
Please specific at which time/group you'd like to attend.

Tour Times:
Group 1 8:00-9:00 am
Group 2 10:30-11:30 am
Group 3 1:00-2:00 pm

Twenty people per tour.

Please arrange your own carpool. See list at the SCGS front desk of others seeking to carpool.

Driving from downtown Los Angeles: 69 miles and 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Directions: Take CA 60 east toward Riverside, Take I-215 south toward San Diego, Take exit 22, the Cajalco Expressway exit westbound, left on Harvill Ave., right on Cajalco Road to end of street, turn left into the parking lot.

Meet Charlotte inside in the lobby 5 minutes before your tour time.

A lunch room is available at NARA with a refrigerator, and microwave.

There will be NO instructional lecture provide, only the tours. Attend the free SCGS Lunch and Learn lecture on February 11 for information about NARA and the March 10 Lunch and Learn lecture to find out how to prepare for this field trip.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government. Those valuable records are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family's history, need to prove a veteran's military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you. Sometimes you can get information from other regional NARA facilities at the Perris location.

The Regional Archives (formerly in Laguna Niguel, CA) has moved to a new facility in Perris, Riverside County, CA. This location will better preserve records for coming generations, at more affordable cost to the government and taxpayers. All holdings are open for on-site research at their new research room, and are available to the public. Bring your research, your brick wall problems, and see what you will find in the free computer room.Kerry Bartels will be available all day.

NARA
23123 Cajalco Road
Perris, CA 92570
(951) 956-2000

Open Monday to Friday and the 1st Saturday of most months - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bargain Alert: Ancestry.com for New Subscribers

Ancestry.com is running a promotion for new subscribers only.

A 6-month subscription to the US Discovery membership, regularly $78, is on sale for $49. The World Explorer 6-month membership is marked down to $99 from $159.

US Discovery subscription provides access to US records; the World Explorer subscription opens the door to everything on Ancestry.com.

Caveat: The subscription will renew at its standard price after the first 6 months.

The offers are for new subscribers only and not for renewal of current memberships.

The offer ends January 4, 2012, at midnight.

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