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FREE Webinar
Wednesday, April 19
So 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.
FREE Webinar
Saturday, May 6
Beyond 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.
Educational Program
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
"Filipino Genealogy"
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.

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