Southern California Genealogical Society
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS - Beginner's Classes

Beginner's Classes

Class Schedule:
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  • September 4,11,18, & 25, 2018 - Beginners Classes/SCGS Library
  • November 10, 2018 - Beginners Classes/SCGS Library
  • February 9, 2019 - Beginners Classes/SCGS Library
  • 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 beginner@scgsgenealogy.com or call 818-843-7247.
    Classes are free to SCGS Members and just $10 for the series for non-members.

    Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018
    From 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the SCGS Library
    Free to Members / $10 Non-Members

    The Beginner’s Four Week Class with One-on-One Assistance will be offered 4 consecutive Tuesdays from 9:30 am- 11:30 am at the Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Librar and 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.

    SCGS Beginner's Class
    Saturday, November 10, 2018
    from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the SCGS Library
    An introduction to the basics, including setting goals, keeping organized, identifying resources, using Federal and state census records, and introduction to Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com.
    Fee: free to SCGS members $10 for non-members

    SCGS Beginner's Class
    Saturday, February 9, 2019
    from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the SCGS Library
    An introduction to the basics, including setting goals, keeping organized, identifying resources, using Federal and state census records, and introduction to Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com.
    Fee: free to SCGS members $10 for non-members

    FREE at Jamboree 2019: Friday, May 31
    From 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    at the Burbank Marriott Hotel - 2500 Hollywood Way, Los Angles, Ca.

    Beginning Genealogy: First Steps
    This is a FREE 3-1/2 hour class offered during the SCGS conference. Genealogy Basics begin with a few basic tools and strategies. Everyone can learn or improve their skills to trace their family tree and unlock the mysteries of their past. Genealogy can be easy and rewarding!

    Registration for JamboFREE classes will open on January 7, 2019, http://genealogyjamboree.com. Limit: 100 attendees.


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