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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! The library is open with normal business hours as of March 1st. In keeping with LA County Mask Guidelines, if you are vaccinated, wearing a mask is optional however if you are unvaccinated, please continue to wear your mask or show proof of a Negative Covid test result within the past 72 hours. Also, please bring proof of your vaccination record in case you are asked to show it.

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24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
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Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops...and more!

Nominees for 2023 SCGS Board of Directors

Cast your vote for 5 candidates.
Vote online before Dec. 6th.

Please go to Member Log-In to vote electronically
To Vote by Mail: Call: 818-843-7247, for a ballot to be mailed to you.

Election results will be revealed at the Annual Meeting on December 10.

Read candidate statements, in A-Z order:
Allene Collins-Aubertin, Jan Dougall, Adrian Foushee, Melanie Gnad, Jean Wilcon Hibbin, Rocco J. Hindman, Katrina Lacerna, Linda Mustion, Brittany Rex, Jim Schultz, Kevin Williams.



Education, Preservation, Genealogical Inspiration

Your Year-End Annual Donation Counts!
We at SCGS are extremely grateful for the loyal support of you, our members and friends who contribute volunteer time, talent, and donations that provide educational and research opportunities to thousands of family historians and genealogists. SCGS is designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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SCGS ONLINE WEBINAR
Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 am (PDST) Cost $5.50
Two if By Sea: The Sea and the American Revolution
by Bryna O'Sullivan, APG

Whether you’re interested in knowing more about your ancestor’s past or in joining the Daughters of the American Revolution, the first stop for many is the records of the Army – yet the sea played an active role in the American Revolution. This program will discuss how to identify and access the records of the Continental and state vavies as well as the commissions of privateers.

Bryna O'Sullivan is a Middletown, CT based professional genealogist and French-to-English genealogical translator, specializing in lineage society research.

SCGS Annual Meeting and Pot Luck at the SCGS Library
Saturday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Join us for the SCGS Annual Meeting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 at the SCGS Library. Bring your favorite holiday potluck item to share. SCGS is your Society and just wouldn't work without you, our volunteers. So come and share our annual celebration with your genealogy friends.

The business meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. so if you can’t attend in person, join us online through: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/755243045
You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 | Access Code: 755-243-045

The minutes from the 2021 meeting will be reviewed for your approval. The newly elected Board members will be announced. Long time members and past presidents will be honored. Members of the Board will give you an update on what has happened during the year as well as plans for next year. Mark your calendars and plan to join us. E-mail scgs@scgsgenealogy.com for more details.

SCGS ONLINE WEBINAR
Wednesday, December 21 at 6:00 pm (PDST) Cost $5.50
Spies, Slackers, and Aliens: Records of the American Protective League
by Michael Strauss, AG®

Organized in Chicago, IL in 1917 that grew to more than 250,000 members. The APL was given absolute power to stop ordinary citizens in the streets checking for men for the draft, or were sympathetic to the Germans, and unregistered aliens living in the United States. Long believed to be a pseudo-patriotic group, the APL documented members and their activities at our entry into World War.

Michael L. Strauss, AG®, is a nationally recognized genealogical speaker. He has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is also a qualified expert witness in Court in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Additionally, he is a faculty member at SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR where he coordinates the military courses.


SEASON'S GREETINGS
The SCGS Library will be CLOSED
beginning on
Monday, December 19th and remain closed until Tuesday, January 3, 2023
.

On behalf of the Board of Directors we wish you, your firiends, and your family, a very special holiday season.

The Library will be open again for research on January 3, 2023.


 
For just $40 you can enjoy:
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to MyHeritage Library Edition
Field Trips to area repositories
Guided research trips to Salt Lake City and Ft. Wayne
Interest groups for computer software users, writers, and ethnic geographic research.
Free in-Library use of valuable online resources
Substantial Discounts on research & subscriptions
Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops.

Education, Preservation, Genealogical Inspiration

Your Annual Donation Counts!
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Please support our efforts by making a generous contribution today. You have several options, you can donate using our shopping cart, or print and mail in your donation with our mail-in form, or use our PayPal donation button.
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