Library Services / Library Collection
Saturday, April 6 - 10am (PST)
Colored Troops and Their Civil War Service
by Karen Burney
This class will explore the enlistment of the United States Colored Troops with
the Union Army and their roles in serving during the Civil War. The instructor
will discuss the various databases available for searching for the records of
possible ancestors who served. Burial, Memorial and Museum locations will also
Karen Burney has over 30 years of genealogical experience and teaches classes
on various genealogical topics. She also comes from a legal and investigation
background which she utilizes to sleuth for hidden and hard to find records. Karen
has traced her own roots back 7-8 generations on several of her ancestral lines
and currently has a book pending publication. She is the Founder of the Roots
Exchange and Education Society (TREES) and maintains Louisiana Lineage Legacies
Facebook page and blog.
SCGS PROGRAM: LUNCH
Saturday, April 13 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm
Presenter: Jane Neff Rollins
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. - Save the Stories: Oral History Interviewing Tips
According to Aaron Holt, an archivist with the National Archives in Fort Worth,
Texas, "It only takes three generations to lose a piece of oral family history...
It must be purposely and accurately repeated over and over again through the generations."
As genealogists, we may crave the thrill of the hunt for yet one more document,
but the documents will always be there to be found. The stories won't - so you
must do oral history interviews now. This talk will cover: who to interview and
how to approach them; getting past the fear and embracing your inner journalist;
what questions to ask; technology for recording and transcribing; and sharing
the stories so they don't get forgotten.
Jane Neff Rollins is a professional genealogist at Sherlock Combs Genealogy®.
In addition to having 25+ years of personal research experience, Jane completed
ProGen 29, and is a multi-year alumna of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy,
and the Forensic Genealogy Institute. She has also translated/indexed Russian-language
records for clients and online databases. Jane speaks at genealogy conferences
throughout the world. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists,
Genealogical Speakers Guild, National Genealogical Society, and several state
and local genealogy societies.
Presenter: Diane Henriks
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Publishing your Family History
This presentation shows you the ins and outs of publishing your family history
to have it preserved for future generations.
Diane Henriks is a professional genealogist and investigator who uses advanced
deductive reasoning and logical constructs to thoroughly investigate a case, with
a specialty in finding living descendants in family trees, and has worked closely
with private investigators to find living people. She has been researching family
history and genealogy for the past 8 years. Diane has researched many of her own
family lines, as well as that of her clients, and is a member of APG and SCGS.
What started out as a small hobby, has since become a great obsession!
Wednesday, April 17 - 6pm (PST)
Female Ancestors in WWI Military and Non-Combatant Records
by Debra M. Dudek, MSc
Women were essential to the success of America's troops in World War I. This lecture
will outline a plan to locate and use a variety of local, state, and national
records to discover the stories of female ancestors serving in military and volunteer
Debra M. Dudek, MSc, is head of adult and teen services at the Fountaindale
Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL.
Saturday, April 20 - 11-1pm (PST)
Genealogy Databases at the
Los Angeles Public Library"
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.