WEBINAR RESCHEDULE DATE
Our Saturday, November 1st webinar, has been rescheduled.
Join us on Saturday, November 8th for
Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists
with Pamela Weisberger
Be astonished by the appearances your ancestors make in old newspapers and journals.
Learn how to follow the paper trail to mine this under-utilized
digital resource covering births, obits, court records and wills. Pamela Weisberger
is the program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, president
and research coordinator for Gesher Galicia, and was a co-chair the 2010 International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy. She is a professional genealogist and international
speaker, with a specialty in historical newspaper research. She created the
Galician Archival Records Project and has researched extensively in Eastern
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The Southern California Genealogical Society publishes a quarterly
journal, The Searcher.
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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UK, Ireland and Australia. Partners include FamilySearch, the Allen County
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records as well as the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), now
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SCGS Members have convenient remote access to US military records as
part of their membership benefits. Features including the stories, photos, and
personal documents of the men and women who served in the US military.
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SCGS Members have convenient remote access to WorldVitalRecords.com,
an online genealogy site that helps people connect with their family heritage.
Members can search for their family information in our collection of over 1 billion
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Winners of the SCGS 2013 GENEii Family History Writers Contest
by Pam Wiedenbeck
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 GENEii Family History Writers Contest!
Many thanks to the 59 authors who collectively contributed 79 entries, making
this the largest GENEii contest ever. All of the winning submissions will be
published in The Searcher during 2014 and 2015 at the editors discretion;
the preliminary dates of publication are indicated below. The submissions will
also appear on the SCGS website after they appear in The Searcher.
Category 1: submissions from 1,000 to 2,000 words
- First Place: "Mom's Life" -- John R. Catsis, Silver City, New
- Second Place: "First the Chicken" -- Joyce Finn, Bluffton, South
- Third Place: "Locked Out" -- DeVonna R. Allison, Burr Oak, Michigan
- Runner Up: "Varrone" -- Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas
- Honorable Mention: "Uncle John Burleson" -- Jim McLaughlin,Kerrville,
- Honorable Mention: "Paw Prints on Combat Soldiers' Hearts" --
Robert R. Robeson, Lincoln, Nebraska
Category 2: submissions under 1,000 words
- First Place: "Ground Zero" -- Jerry Eckert, Vail, Arizona
- Second Place: "November 22" -- Evan Guilford-Blake, Stone Mountain,
- Third Place: "Christmas Kerfluffle" -- Marla F. Jones, Yukon,
- Runner Up: "My Grandfather's Grave" -- Thomas L. Stepp, Columbia,
- Honorable Mention: "A Visit to New Orleans" -- Joyce Roberson,
West Hills, California
- Honorable Mention: "A Mountain Rose" -- Felicia Johnson, Ocklawaha,
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Federation of Genealogical Societies presents
Southern California Genealogical Society with 2013 Award
the 2013 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 community."
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