Southern California Genealogical Society

Genealogy Garage
Hours: 11am-12:30pm
Location: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4

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  • Saturday, March 17, 2018: How Can the US GenWeb Help You?
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018: Think You Know What's in the Census?
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018: What's in the Gazetteers?
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018: Memoir Writing
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018: Are Your Ancestors in the News?
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018: Deciphering "Old Spanish" Handwriting
  • 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.

    Click here for directions to Central Library and parking info Park UNDER the library, enter at 524 Flower St. just off 5th Street. You need a LAPL card to receive the $1.00 Saturday parking rate. Apply for the card at your local LAPL or at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Just bring identification. Show your library card to get your parking ticket validated at the Information Desk before returning to your car. Take the escalator or elevator down to Lower Level 4. We will be near the main reference desk; just ask the library personnel for our location.

    Please travel light. This is a public building-it is NOT recommended that you leave computers, purses or other personal items unattended while researching.
    Workshop leader Charlotte Bocage is the Education Chair for the Southern California Genealogical Society and is a veteran researcher in archives and libraries across the country. Genealogy Garage is designed to be interactive, so bring your questions! Please RSVP as noted. At the end of each workshop there will be a tour of the Genealogy dept. conducted by Charlotte Bocage. Stay and we will help you research afterward.

    Workshops are sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC), and the Los Angeles Public Library, Genealogy & History Department.
    SCGS Education Chair: 323-669-1982
    GSHA-SC Outreach Chair: 310-204-6808