Southern California Genealogical Society
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS - Genealogy Garage

Genealogy Garage
Hours: 11am-12:15 pm
Location: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4


Printable flyer of all 2020 Courses

Join us at the Los Angeles Public Library, on the third Saturday of each month (except December), from 11 am-12:15 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.

January 18: The Basics of Heraldry
Genealogy Librarian Julie Huffman will go over some basics, history, and rules of inheritance.

February 15: Finding Your Enslaved Ancestors
Experienced researcher Charlotte Bocage of the Southern California Genealogical Society will help you unravel the mysteries behind your slave ancestors.

March: NO GENEALOGY GARAGE THIS MONTH

April 18: The U.S. Census
Charlotte Bocage, Southern California Genealogical Society

May 16: Think & Research Like an Investigator: The Power of Public Records
James Wiggins, Private Investigator & Independent Researcher

June 20: Think & Research Like an Investigator: The Power of Digital Research
James Wiggins, Private Investigator & Independent Researcher

July 18: AmericanAncestors.org
Christine Cohen, President of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)

August 15: Think & Research Like an Investigator: The Power of Court Records
James Wiggins, Private Investigator & Independent Researcher

September 19: Italian Genealogy
Michael Sinclair, PhD, Technology Coordinator, LAUSD

October 17: Think Like An Archivist!
Suzanne Im, Digitization & Special Collections Librarian

November 21: DIY Memory Lab Orientation
Suzanne Im, Digitization & Special Collections Librarian

Click here to find 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.
Email:
SCGS Education Chair: 323-669-1982
GSHA-SC Outreach Chair: 310-204-6808