Southern California Genealogical Society

Beginner's Classes

2017 Class Schedule:
  • September 2017 - Beginners Classes
  • Looking for some classes to learn more about genealogy and how to do family research? Free to SCGS Members and open to the public for a small fee, our Beginner's Classes are among the SCGS's most popular educational programs. Join us soon!

    Sign up by emailing or call 818-843-7247

    Beginning Genealogy
    SCGS Beginner's Classes - Four Week Series Starts Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Do you have an interest in finding your roots but want assistance to start?
    Do you have a friend or relative with an interest who also lacks the skills and knowledge?

    The Southern California Genealogical Society’s Beginner’s Four Week Class with One-on-One Assistance will be offered 4 consecutive Tuesdays in September (5th, 12th, 19th and, 26th) from 9:30 am- 11:30 am at the Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library.

    Register by e-mail: or call 818.843.7247. Classes are free to SCGS Members and just $10 for the series for non-members.

    The Beginner’s Four Week Class with One-on-One Assistance provides the information and skills needed to begin the search for your ancestors. The class introduces you to a variety of records and strategies for successful research.

    Week 1: The Basics of Getting Started
    Week 2: Census Records and their Substitutes
    Week 3: Church Records
    Week 4: Military and Land Records

    The Southern California Genealogical Society Library will be open for research following the class for those interested in practicing their skills.



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