11 September 2012

SCGS - DNA Interest Meetings - Burbank, CA

DNA Interest Group Meetings - 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the SCGS Library located at
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 843-7247

Sat, Sep 29, 2012 - An Adoptee's Quest
Presenter: Douglas Neslund, genealogist and adoptee also known as "Griff"

10:00-10:30     Answering questions about DNA testing.
10:30-12:00     An Adoptee’s Quest.
The quest to find his roots started on the day his adoptive mother gave him a single name, the family name of his birth family, Griffeth. Over 25 years later, Douglas Neslund has gained a tremendous amount of information on his true heritage, and will detail his approaches.
12:00-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:00       Individualized help. Please bring your DNA results and password if needed.

$5.00 donation is 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. A drawing will be held for a $30 discount certificate for ordering a Family Tree DNA test. Brown bag or join us for pizza for an additional $5.00.

For additional information contact Kathy Johnston at kjohns7900@aol.com (310) 213-1207.

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.

Future Meetings:

Sun., Nov 18, 2012 - CeCe Moore: What’s New in Genetic Genealogy?

(Note, this November date is a SUNDAY, and will end before 1:30 P.M. because RootsMagic Software User Group meets in the afternoon. Because of the holidays, there will be no December, 2012 meeting.

2013, 5th Saturday meetings
Sat., March 30, 2013, Sat., June 29, 2013, Sat., August 31, 2013

Kathy Johnston

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06 September 2012

Lunch and Learn, September 8, 2012

at the
Southern California Genealogical Society
and Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California 91504
(Cross street Glenoaks)

Saturday September 8, 2012

Doors open at 12noon

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


“History is Waiting, the 1940 Census” Presented by Bonnie Petrovich
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with questions and answers

Bonnie Petrovich will show how the 1940 U.S. Federal Census is the largest, most comprehensive, and most recent record set available.  It records the names of those who were living in the United States at the time the census was taken. 132 million people were living in the 48 Continental United States in 1940. Learn how to find your relatives and ancestors and find out what else the 1940 reveals.

"Making Sense of Census Substitutes" Presented by Blythe Stokes
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. with questions and answers

Can't find an ancestor on census records?  Do you have research brick walls that need to crumble? Census substitutes may be the answer you are looking for. Blythe Stokes will show you how census substitutes can range from cities directories to non-population census schedules and may include state census records. Come and learn about tools that can enhance your genealogical research.

Blythe Stokes has been involved in genealogy research since the 1970’s. She just recently received her certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and is presently working towards earning her professional certificate in genealogy.  She has given genealogy presentations to a variety of groups from the Orange County California Genealogy Society, The Jewish Genealogy Society of San Diego and the North San Diego County Genealogical Society.  She teaches the genealogy classes offered by the Cole Genealogical Library in Carlsbad, California and in cooperation with the North San Diego County Genealogy Society.

The library will not be open for research.

Any questions please contact
Charlotte at rubymoon01@yahoo.com   

04 September 2012

SCGS German Interest Group - Sep 15

417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408
818-843-7247 or scgsgenealogy.com
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

15 Sep - Translating the Title Page:    Telephone Book Listings   
20 Oct - Translating the Title Page:  To be announced  George Horne
17 Nov - Translating the Title Page: To be announced  Allene Aubertin  & Alene Neff
8 Dec -  No workshop -  We will attend the SCGS Open House instead

03 September 2012

Area Event: George G. Morgan in Ventura, California

Passing this information along for our friends at the Conejo Valley Genealogical Society


Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 8 am-3:30 pm
Annual seminar meeting, guests always welcome

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3501 Loma Vista Rd (at Mills Rd.)
Ventura, California 93003-3101


George G. Morgan is the author of nine books and literally hundreds of articles published in every genealogical magazine in North. He is a popular speaker at genealogical conferences at all levels.

Mr. Morgan is the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., a training company providing continuing education for libraries and library consortia, and for genealogical societies around the world.

He is Vice President of Membership Services for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, a director of the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa), and a member of more than 20 societies in the U.S. and Canada.

"Genealogy Orienteering: Using Maps to Find the Right Place"
"Bring 'Em Back to Life:  Developing an Ancestor Profile"
"Alternate Records You May Never Have Considered"
"The Genealogist as CSI"

For more information call Gayle Wolcott at 805-987-8614.

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“Pioneer Offer” Provides World Subscription at a 75 Percent Discount;
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A 12-month World Subscription to findmypast.com will normally cost $20.83 per month or $249.95 year – but customers who are quick enough to secure the “Pioneer Offer” will get one for just $4.95 per month or $59.95 per year.

Findmypast.com is the new US addition to a global network of findmypast websites – it joins existing findmypast sites in the UK, Ireland and Australia. It has recruited a separate US team, based in a new office in Venice, California. It is also a participant in the 1940 US Census Community Project, which is currently indexing the 1940 US Census, for viewing on findmypast.com.

For more information on other subscription and payment options, visit findmypast.com.

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01 September 2012

Time to Renew Ralphs Community Contributions

At the turn of each year, September 1 to be exact, Ralphs asks the community to renew its commitment to the Ralphs Community Rewards program.  Your donations serve as a valuable source of income that allows SCGS to offer member benefits.

To continue to earn rewards on behalf of SCGS, please go to ralphs.com and log in with your account information.

Then click "My Ralphs" and on the left side bar click "Community Contributions" and then the "Enroll" button

Type "Southern California Genealogical"  and click the "Search" button

Select: Southern California Genealogical 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 82966

Then click the "Save Changes" button