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Jamboree Extension Series

SCGS Webinars 

Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings
And They're Free!  

SCGS offers one-hour webinars featuring the nation's top genealogical speakers and facilitated by family history experts. Topics range from DNA to research strategies to organizing your collections. Past speakers include Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, Nicka Sewell-Smith, Sara Cochran, MyHeritage's Daniel Horowitz, Diane L. Richard, Michael Strauss, and Janice Lovelace.

Best of all, our monthly webinars are free! If you become a member of SCGS for just $40, you'll have access to archived sessions, which are available in the members-only section of our website. Archived webinars are available about one week after each webinar. See calendar for updates.

The Info:

  • You must register to participate.

  • Register with our partner website,

  • Select the webinar you want to attend 

  • Enter your name and email address and answer a few questions. Your confirmation will be sent to your email.

  • Reminders will be emailed prior to the webinar which will include updated information on the webinar and accessing handout materials.

  • Before the webinar, click the link in your email invitation and to join the online session. 

    Need to know what time it will be where you live? Go to TimeZone or WorldClock

SCGS 2024 Webinar Speakers

Past Webinars

Susan Skilton
"Researching Land Grants in California"
April 6, 2024

Susan explores the available resources for different historical time periods in California, including pre-statehood land grants, homesteads, squatter land, mining claims, records at the Bureau of Land Management, and fire insurance maps. Participants will examine how such records inform and enrich family history research.

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Sara Cochran
"National Archives at Riverside:
A Virtual Tour"

July 19, 2023

Genealogist Cochran, aka, "The Skeleton Whisperer", guided us on a virtual tour of the the National Archives at Riverside, which houses federal records for Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada's Clark County. Among the highlights, Sara will revealed a few of the genealogical-rich record sets held at the Riverside building.


Kate Townsend
"Court Records Research Without the Law Degree"
Feb. 21, 2024

Court records are an underutilized genealogical resource. Townsend helped participants discover how to explore courthouses to find records involving ancestors. No law degree is required!

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