Wednesday, April 19
Many Historic Books: How Can I Find My People?
by James M. Baker, PhD, CGsm
This class covers each major eBook repository: Google, Internet Archive, Hathi
Trust, Family Search, and Ancestry.com. Examples are presented for the best finding
strategies and sites: Google Books, Corpora, Mocavo, Linkpendium, World Car,
and US Gen Web. Case studies emphasize the use of free sites.
Mr. Baker, PhD, CGsm, specializes in German, Midwest US, and DNA genealogy.
He has written articles for the NGSQ, NGS Magazine, and Der
Blumenbaum. He has given numerous webinars and live presentations.
Saturday, May 6
the Surface: Analyzing and Capturing Genealogical Data
by Nicka Smith
Discover ways to read and analyze facts, how to document them, and how they can
add color to your ancestral story.
Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more
than 18 years of experience as a genealogist.
Saturday, May 13 from 12noon to 3:45pm
The SCGS Research Library will be closed for research that day.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Presenter: Kalani Mondoy
According to the 2010 census, the Asian population grew faster
than any other race group over the last decade and counted 3.4 million Filipinos.
With the popularity of DNA testing encouraging people to find out about their
ancestral background, Filipinos are left wondering how would they find out about
their ancestors. Either being the immigrant or having recent immigrant ancestors
who have not had a long history in the U.S.A. is a challenge. Learn what is
necessary to do research in the Philippines, what to expect, and what type of
records are easily accessible and are the most useful.
Kalani Mondoy started genealogy 28 years ago after having a family reunion
that left questionable origins of his Filipino grandparents. Although most of
his time is spent using DNA to help make genealogical connections, he continues
to lend his expertise in specific areas involving genealogy research. Helping
adoptees of Filipino and Polynesian descent, explaining to others what their
DNA results mean and how to research their ancestors, and working on translations
from old Hawaiian and Portuguese language newspapers.
2:15 - 3:45 p.m. Presenter: Linda Fernandes
"Find Out What Is At The Asian Pacific Library For You"
The Asian Pacific Resource Center (APRC) established in 1979, is a special collection
of the County of Los Angeles Public Library located in the Rosemead Library.
Its scope encompasses both academic materials as well as film, music, novels,
magazines, and newspapers. The emphasis of the collection is on the Asian American
/ Pacific Islander American experience, with core holdings on the history, art,
and culture - of China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hawaii, and
American Samoa. The center has over 100 titles on microfilm of historical
Asian immigrant newspapers published in the United States. Also on microfilm,
the center has newspapers and documents from the Japanese American incarceration
during World War II.
Linda Fernandes is the Asian Pacific Resource Librarian.
The library will not be open for research.