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LIVE STREAMING for Genetic Genealogy and Jamboree
Miss the Conference? Streamed Video Available Through July 31st!

Genetic Genealogy Live Stream has Six Presentations to choose from plus Genealogy Jamboree Live Stream has Twelve Presentations to choose from.

This Opportunity Ends Soon - Don't Miss Out!
FREE Webinar
Wednesday, July 18 - 6pm (PST)

Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Family Treasures
by Devon Noel Lee

Your home is filled with personal and family treasures in the attic, garage, shelves, and walls. Preserve the priceless treasures in photographs. You do not need to be an expert photographer to spotlight your keepsakes and their stories. Come and learn simple tips to take magazine quality photos.

Author, speaker, and family historian. Devon Noel Lee specializes in preserving and sharing family memories and motivating budding genealogists. With over 20 years experience in genealogy, she is a high energy speaker who is part of the Family History Fanatics channel which posts videos twice weekly on YouTube.

FREE PROGRAM - "Are Your Ancestors in the News?"
Saturday, July 21, 2018
from 11 am-1 pm.
Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4

Join us at the Los Angeles Public Library, on the third Saturday of each month (except December), 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.

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.

FREE Webinar
Saturday, August 4 - 10am (PST)

Loose Records in an Archive: What Are They?
by Melissa Barker

Genealogists use minute books, ledger books and other bound records that are located at archives, libraries and genealogical societies. There is also another type of record available called Loose Records that the genealogist should be seeking. Learn what loose records are, what record groups they can be found in and how they can benefit your research.

Melissa Barker is a certified archives manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is a professional genealogist and lectures, teaches and writes about genealogy and archives research.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Presenter: To Be Announced

The library will not be open for research.

FREE PROGRAM - SCGS Salt Lake Research Trip
October 17 through October 24, 2018

Come join a fun group of SCGS members for the return of the annual SCGS Research Trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City October 17 through October 24, 2018.

Accommodations will include 7 nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, next door to the Family History Library. The fee includes the hotel room for 7 nights plus transportation to and from the Salt Lake City Airport. All participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to Salt Lake City. A limited number of rooms are available. Please contact the tour leader, Clancy Cremer, at for more information. Book early to secure your reservation!

The guided Salt Lake Research Trip is of the many educational opportunities and benefits of membership in the Southern California Genealogical Society.


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For just $40 you can enjoy:
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to MyHeritage Library Edition
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.

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