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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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Take advantage of our Early Bird Registration rates ending SOON!!
The Online registration gives you access to the live streamed and ALL the recorded sessions for the conference.
Pricing for the October 6 - 8 Genealogy Jamboree Conference
Early bird registration August 23 - September 17 is $95 for SCGS Members and $105 for Non-members.
Late registration September 18 - October 6 is $105 for SCGS Members and $115 for Non-members.

Future Board Members Wanted!
We need imaginative, energetic genealogists and family historians to run for the Southern California Genealogy Society (SCGS) Board of Directors. We’re looking for volunteer leaders who are willing to work to help SCGS come up with strategic and tactical ways to increase membership, donations and program revenues in order to maintain our 501C status and cover our expenses.
Nominations are due Friday, September 29, 2023.
No experience necessary!
If you are interested or want more information, click here, fill out the form and our nominating committee will email you soon.


Saturday, October 14 2023 - ONLINE ONLY
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1:00 - 2:25 p.m. - Speaker - Eowyn (Langholf) Walker
"What is this WikiTree I Keep Hearing About?"

Celebrating its 15th year in 2023, WikiTree is a community of members on a mission to grow one free, accessible, accurate, shared tree that connects us all. Learn what the site has to offer and how you can get involved.

Eowyn (Langholf) Walker has been the Forest Elf (General Manager) of for 10 years. Genealogy has been an interest since she was 14 and she's been working at it professionally for the last 13 years.

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Speaker - Julie Huffman
"Find Plantation Records Using ProQuest"

Plantation records are hard to find, but a database of 1,595 searchable reels of microfilm can help. We’ll show you how to access from home!

Julie Huffman is the genealogy subject specialist at Los Angeles Public Library. She has a master's degree in Library & Information Science from UCLA.

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

Wednesday, October 18 - 6:00PM (PST)
Nellie Was A Rebel: Using Unusual Sources to Find Her Child's Father
by Mary Risseeuw

A case study in how to utilize unusual, and little used sources, to unlock the stories of your ancestors. This lecture examines the use of County Board Proceedings as a greatly underutilized source that provides leads to fascinating details about your ancestor's lives. Examples show how a 5 cent discarded book provided clues that helped solve a mystery and provided more context to a family tragedy. Serendipity can happen to anyone!

Mary Risseeuw, is a genealogist, historian, writer and lecturer with an emphasis on 19th and 20th Century Dutch emigration and Wisconsin history. She has been a researcher for over 30 years. She serves on the Board of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies. She organized the 2008 Dutch in Wisconsin Conference which was the first conference about Dutch immigration to Wisconsin.

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.

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