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Opens November 1
For more information.
The Southern California Genealogical Society sponsors its annual family history
writing contest to support and encourage the writing of family history, local
history, and memoirs, both by genealogists and by the public at large.
Now is the time to start writing! Submissions must be received between
1 November and 31 December, 2015.
Preserve the Pension Records
of the War of 1812. SCGS has accepted the challenge and
joined the FGS project to preserve the fragile records of the War of 1812 Pensions
through digitization. In support of this monumental tasks, SCGS will match,
on a dollar-for-dollar basis, the first $2,500 donated by members, Jamboree
guests and others. So far we have raised...
Campaign ends 31-Dec-2015.
FREE WEBINAR: Sign-up
Saturday, December 5
Curious Case of the Disappearing Dude
by Debbie Mieszala, CG
James McBride seemingly vanished after coming of age. This case study presents
how multiple versions of obituaries and other records helped uncover a name
change, discover a famous James, and identify what became of his kin.
Debbie Mieszala, CGSM, specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century research,
and the Midwest. She has taught at SLIG, IGHR, and GRIP. Debbies work
has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard! She
is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
FREE WEBINAR: Sign-up
Wednesday, December 16
the Genealogy of an Early 20th Century Community: A Case Study
by Timothy Pinnick
Learn the details of a long-term project revolving around the collection
of information on a group of African Americans in a specific community into
a major database of integrated genealogical data, using WWI cards, vital records
and newspaper material as the core, with the goal of constructing, in essence,
the genealogy of a community. Audience members will see how building such a
database can be a worthwhile endeavor for any serious researcher, and result
in the creation of a written history of the community.
Timothy Pinnick, lecturer and family historian with more than 27 years overall
research experience including all the major U.S. repositories, author of Finding
and Using African American Newspapers released May, 2008, former board
member of APG and FGS, instructor in the African American track at the summer
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University.
SCGS PROGRAM: GENEALOGY
Saturday, January 16
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4
Family in the LAPL Archives?
RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History
and Genealogy Dept. Tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy
Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail
address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is cancelled.
On the third Saturday of each month, from 11 am-1 pm, Genealogy Garage workshops
for family researchers at all levels of expertise will be held at the Central
Library of the LAPL. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for
years, here is an opportunity to "tune-up" your current research skills
or learn something new about family history research
from the Blogs & the World of Genealogy
Library Services / Library
Center - SCGS is proud to be a designated FamilySearch Center.
Now you can have your Family History Library (FHL) films delivered directly
to the SCGS Library!
The Southern California Genealogical Society
publishes a quarterly journal,
Read a Free Online
Issue - Now!
This award-winning publication contains announcements of SCGS news, area
events, research tips, website suggestions, and recent acquisitions. Also
included is original indexed genealogical content, much of which is not publicly
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|For just $35 you can enjoy:
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to World Vital Records & MyHeritage
Field Trips to area repositories
Guided research trips to Salt Lake City and Ft. Wayne
Interest groups for computer software users, writers, and ethnic geographic research.
Free in-Library use of valuable online resources
Substantial Discounts on research & subscriptions
Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops.