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Welcome to our Research Library. Come in and meet our wonderful staff and enjoy the many resources that are availble to help you discover more about your family's history.
Please CALL: (818) 843-7247 prior to your visit to ensure a librarian will be available to assist you.

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Wednesday, February 21 - 6:00PM (PST)
Court Records Research without the Law Degree
by Kate Townsend

Court records are an underutilized genealogical resource. Discover how to explore courthouses (no law degree required) to find records involving your ancestors.

Kate Townsend is a former professional investigator turned genealogist who specializes in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio genealogical research. She also has experience with court records, immigration, and naturalization records. Kate is the owner of Family History Investigations LLC. She is also the Chair of the National Genealogical Society Delegate Council. Kate has spoken at both national and local genealogical societies, including the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference and RootsTech.


Saturday, March 9, 2024 - ONLINE ONLY

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Speaker - Emma MacBeath
"What is this WikiTree I Keep Hearing About"

Celebrating its 16th year in 2024, WikiTree is a community of members on a mission to grow one free, accessible, accurate, shared family tree that connects us all. Learn about what the site has to offer, the power of collaborative genealogy, and how you can get involved.

Emma MacBeath is a genetic genealogist who specializes in African American genealogy and using DNA to reconnect family. She is a Project Leader of the US Black Heritage, Adoption Angels, and African Ancestry Projects at WikiTree.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

FREE. Open to the public. The library will not be open for research. Any questions please contact Charlotte Bocage,

Wednesday, March 20 - 6:00PM (PST)
Analyzing Probate Records: Following the Clues Left After Death
by Cheri Hudson Passey

Probate records can shed light on your ancestors even when there's no will. Learn how to use these records, find clues, and help answer your research questions.

Cheri Hudson Passey has been researching her family and helping others start their research since the early 1980s. Born in Camden, South Carolina, her ancestors have been in the state for many generations. Cheri is the host of the genealogy chat show GenFriends. Cheri Hudson Passey is a Professional Genealogist, Instructor, Writer, and Speaker and the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. She is currently the Vice President of Society and Organizations for the National Genealogical Society.

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Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops.

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