Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS PROGRAM - 2018 Webinar Series

Webinar Series - SCGS is there for you, no matter where you live. Join our twice-monthly webcasts with knowledgeable genealogists to help grow what you know.

The initial broadcast is free and open to the public.

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OVERVIEW

These one-hour webinar presentations are given twice monthly, on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month and are conducted by professional genealogical speakers and expert lecturers.

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Archived broadcasts are available 24/7 to all SCGS members.
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Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Saturday, October 6 10:00 AM - Pacific, 11:00 AM - Mountain, 12:00 PM - Central, 1:00 PM - Eastern
The GPS, Document Analysis, and Citations, Oh My!
by Sara Gredler, MS

This presentation discusses the Genealogical Proof Standard, document analysis and evaluation, and citation standards, and how to make them second nature in our genealogical research.

Sara Gredler, MS, is a genealogist, architectural historian, and historian with over 20 years of genealogical research experience. She is currently the president of the Williamson County (Texas) Genealogical Society and chair of its DNA SIG and NGSQ study group. She holds a MS in historic preservation, and BAs in history and classical studies, and a certificate in Irish studies. She has attended GRIP for two years. Her research focuses are in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Wednesday, October 17 6:00 PM - Pacific, 7:00 PM - Mountain, 8:00 PM - Central, 9:00 PM - Eastern
The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite
by Diahan Southard

The Y chromosome DNA, with its direct paternal line inheritance pattern, is a powerful tool for any genealogist, male or female, seeking to extend or verify a genealogical line. This lecture will cover basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA verify and extend your pedigree chart.
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Sixteen years of experience in the genetic genealogy industry has qualified Diahan Southard to instruct all levels of interest. She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable. Southard is also the author of DNA Quick Guides, producer of a video tutorial series, as well as a featured author for Family Tree Magazine, regular contributor to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems.
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Saturday, November 3 10:00 AM - Pacific, 11:00 AM - Mountain, 12:00 PM - Central, 1:00 PM - Eastern
Facebook For Genealogy (Even If You Hate Facebook)
by Susan Rogers

Learn how to use Facebook to maximize its utility as a powerful tool for genealogy help and research while minimizing the social annoyances. Covers how to tweak your settings to maintain privacy & control over what you see from whom, how & where to post a message to get maximum results, the downloadable PDF of more than 10,000 FB pages for genealogy, the speaker’s own FB success stories and more.

Susan Rogers is a mostly retired communications consultant, a former teacher, past newsletter editor of the Nevada County Genealogical Society, and has presented to numerous genealogy groups in the Sierra foothills of northern California. Her research has enabled her to meet cousins and visit ancestral homelands in Germany and Northern Ireland. She loves technology and enjoys demonstrating how to use the Internet and software programs to make genealogy research and documentation much easier.
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Wednesday, November 21 6:00 PM - Pacific, 7:00 PM - Mountain, 8:00 PM - Central, 9:00 PM - Eastern
You Located the Ancestral Village of Your Ancestor – Now What?
by Nancy Lauer

Now that the ancestral village of your ancestor has been located, how do you find out more information? Explore the next steps overcoming barriers like language and an ocean. Topics will include resources for locating the ancestral village, problems encountered, resources other than archives, translation options, and what to expect in return and how to evaluate.

Nancy Lauer is a researcher, lecturer, college instructor, and award-winning author whose extensive speaking experience includes NGS, FGS, BYU, Rootstech. She is an instructor at HCC, Maryland, teaching MS applications and is past Managing Editor, MGS Journal. Lauer's books have won the 1997 Heart of America Genealogical Society Award of Excellence, the 2007 NGS Writing Competition Award for Excellence and the 2007 Maryland Historical Society, Sumner A. Parker Award.
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Saturday, December 1 10:00 AM - Pacific, 11:00 AM - Mountain, 12:00 PM - Central, 1:00 PM - Eastern
Always Time for Timelines
by Barbara Randall

Timelines illustrate your ancestor's life and can do more than identify gaps in your research. The chronology in your genealogy program does not provide context. A variety of timelines can easily add context to your ancestor's life and bring the past alive.

Barbara M. Randall, a native of central New York, Barbara discovered genealogy at Jamboree. Barbara is active in SCGS as the co- chair of the Jamboree Extension Series Webinars, facilitator of the Legacy Family Tree User group, librarian and Jamboree Committee member. She is also active in APG, NGS, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the British Isles Family History Society-USA. Barbara presents workshops on a variety of genealogy topics. She is a DAR volunteer genealogist/consultant and writer.
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Wednesday, December 19 6:00 PM - Pacific, 7:00 PM - Mountain, 8:00 PM - Central, 9:00 PM - Eastern
Solving One Name & Many Locations with a Location & Timeline Tool
by Dr. Jan Joyce

When an ancestor appears to be in several locations over a short period of time, it may be multiple individuals. With an exhaustive search resulting in negative evidence, the case can be proved of one person. This is a case study that introduces the Location and Timeline Analysis Chart (LoTAC). Case study included.

Dr. Joyce has researched her family since 1998. Her research interests include methodology and family sharing. She has written articles that focus on genealogical methodology and video sharing.