26 February 2014

Space Still Available for SCGS Tour of NARA on Saturday 3-1

It’s not too late to sign up for a one-hour tour of the National Archives at Riverside taking place on Saturday, March 1. Tours are available at 8:30, 10:00 and 1:00. Choose a time most convenient for you and email riverside.archives@nara.gov with subject line SCGS Field Trip.

If you have never visited NARA’s new location in Riverside/Perris, this is your opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour, a chance to learn more about their holdings, and do some research. Their facility is just over an hour’s drive from downtown Los Angeles.

For more information, download the flyer here:

22 February 2014

[CA-SCGS] The Master GenealogistT (TMG) User Group - March 1

Post by Terri Carlson

SCGS TMG User Group Meeting
Saturday, March 1, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California  91504

The March meeting of the SCGS TMG User Group (TMG-UG) will feature a review of the great new features of The Master Genealogist™ (TMG) v9, which was released on February 7th. TMG v9 focuses on making data entry faster and easier such as streamlined source citations, multiple person entry, and tag customization.

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©.

TMG-UG meets monthly on the afternoon of the first Saturday of the month except for holiday weekends and scheduled SCGS events.  TMG-UG 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 2014 are posted on the SCGS Computer Group Software User web page and on the SCGS Calendar.

Please direct any questions you may have about the meeting to Evelyn Maynard or contact Cheri to add your name to our meeting reminder list.

The TMG-UG is an Interest Group of the Southern California Genealogical Society.  Meetings are open to the general public.  There is no fee for participation.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

14 February 2014

Bargain Alert: Mocavo Universal Search Free through Midnight 16 Feb

If you haven't tried out Mocavo for genealogical searching, now is a great time to give it a test run.

Our good friend Michael Leclerc, Mocavo chief genealogist and a speaker at the 2014 Jamboree, sent out this message earlier today:

We think Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to say thank you for all of the support you have given us in the last few months. With your support, we’ve kept our promise and launched more than 1,000 new databases every day, all of them free forever. And in the past five months, we’ve added more than 150,000 new databases to our existing collections – bringing our total count to an all time high – more than 255,000 databases!

As a Valentine’s Day treat, we are giving the entire Mocavo Community free access to our Gold-level Universal Search from now until midnight on Sunday.

Read the entire message here, and click the link to search their records at no cost this weekend:


Happy Hunting!!

10 February 2014

[SCGS-CA] Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting

Post by Barbara Randall

Legacy Family Tree User Group Meeting:

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Southern CA Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Dr., Burbank, CA

Our Theme: "Back To The Basics with Legacy"

This month we will explore all things Searching (maybe) and we will continue to explore Legacy 8. As always, 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.

We might even discuss all things RootsTech that happened last week in Salt Lake City.

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. 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.

The meeting is open to the public and all levels of ability are welcome to participate!

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

01 February 2014

[CA-SCGS] Family Tree Maker User Group meeting, February 9, 2014

from Dick Humphrey, leader of the FTM User Group.

A potpourri of Family Tree Maker reports!
  • Place Usage Report
  • Media Item Report
  • Photo Album
  • Media Usage Report
  • Source Usage Report
  • Source Bibliography
  • Documented and Undocumented facts
  • Calendar Report
  • Smart Stories
  • FTM Books
The meeting is open to the public; attendees do not need to be members of SCGS.

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

Sunday, February 9, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California 91504

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