Join us on December
The Southern California Genealogical Society will be having
its annual member's meeting and potluck on December 14, 2013 at the SCGS Family
Research Library located at 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408. We will
highlight the accomplishments of our 50 years of service to the genealogy community.
Annual GENEii Family History Writing Contest
1 - December 31, 2013
The GENEii Family History Writing Contest is open to the public
and is presented each year by the SCGS. We welcome factual articles: either
family history or local history, character sketches, or memoirs.
Winning entries capture a sense of a family's experience(s), the character of
a locality, or reveal an individual's character and personality. We feel the
best articles help illuminate the human drama -and will also illuminate the
era, and/or the historical or social context of the subject.
Prizes are awarded in two categories. Category 1 is for articles between 1,000
and 2,000 words in length. Category 2 is for articles under 1,000 words in length.
Both categories are for family history or local-history stories, memoirs, or
character sketches. Submissions may be either unpublished or previously published.
Federation of Genealogical Societies presents
Southern California Genealogical Society with Award of
the annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Fort Wayne,
SCGS received an Award of Merit "in recognition of their vision in
conference planning and creating year-round benefits for a global audience."
The award, which was presented by FGS president D. Joshua Taylor,
was accepted by SCGS vice president Paula Hinkel on behalf of the Society. "It
was such a wonderful surprise to receive the award. It's very gratifying to
know that the Society's hard work has been recognized by others in the genealogical
access to World Vital Records (WVR) has been added to the list of member
benefits of the Southern California Genealogical Society. As of July 30, all
members are able to access this valuable online resource from home, day or night.
||Search our LA Times Obituary Database. It's a great place to look for family.
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