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The Southern California Genealogical Society sponsors its annual family history
writing contest to support and encourage the writing of family history, local
history, and memoirs, both by genealogists and by the public at large.
Now is the time to start writing! Submissions must be received between
1 November and 31 December, 2015.
Preserve the Pension Records
of the War of 1812. SCGS has accepted the challenge and
joined the FGS project to preserve the fragile records of the War of 1812 Pensions
through digitization. In support of this monumental tasks, SCGS will match,
on a dollar-for-dollar basis, the first $2500 donated by members, Jamboree guests
and others. So far we have raised...
Campaign ends 31-Dec-2015.
SCGS PROGRAM: LUNCH
12 pm - 4 pm
1:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Presenter: Erica Hahn
"Joining a Lineage Society"
Find out how to join a heritage society.
Do you have questions about joining a Lineage Society? Come and find out the
wide range of subjects they cover, who they are, what they offer and how to
join. This lecture will answer your burning questions.
Erica Hahn is a retired Administrative Law Judge, with a JD from University
of California at Berkeley. She has been pursuing genealogy for about 15 years
and is a graduate of the Boston University online professional genealogist course.
She has lectured to various genealogy groups on various topics and has published
a number of articles in various genealogy society publications, as well as American
Ancestors and has had an article accepted for publication by the New England
Historical Genealogical Register. She is currently the governor of the Orange
County Colony of the Society of Descendants of the Mayflower in California,
and is also a state officer. Ms. Hahn has also qualified for membership in the
Jamestowne Society, the Huguenot Society of America and Daughters of Union Veterans
of the Civil War.
FREE. Open to the public. The library will not be open for research. Ending
time is approximate.
The library will not be open for research.
SCGS PROGRAM: GENEALOGY
Saturday, October 17
11 am - 1 pm
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4
Your Own Story"
Your Own Story Before you write about your ancestors, preserve your own personal
history for the future. Otherwise, your
life and who you are can be reinterpreted by a cousin you barely new or a grandchild
you as senior citizen.
To 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.
On the third Saturday of each month, 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
FREE WEBINAR: Sign-up
Wednesday October 21
Devil is in the Details: Overlooking Minutiae Can Create Lineage Limbo
by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, CG(sm)
It is the little things that count and missing a small detail can take a person
in the wrong direction. Learn ways to catch these and save valuable research
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, CG(sm) is Board-Certified with a doctorate (folklore)
and MA (speech communication). She has been doing family history for over 35
years, is on the Board of Directors of APG, Director of the Corona Calif. Family
History Center, served as 2013 lead researcher for Genealogy Roadshow, and is
a known national speaker and writer. Website: www.circlemending.org.
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Library Services / Library
Center - SCGS is proud to be a designated FamilySearch Center.
Now you can have your Family History Library (FHL) films delivered directly
to the SCGS Library!
The Southern California Genealogical Society
publishes a quarterly journal,
Read a Free Online
Issue - Now!
This award-winning publication contains announcements of SCGS news, area
events, research tips, website suggestions, and recent acquisitions. Also
included is original indexed genealogical content, much of which is not publicly
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|For just $35 you can enjoy:
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to World Vital Records & MyHeritage
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.