Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS PROGRAM - 2015 Webinar Series

Webinar Series - SCGS is there for you, no matter where you live. Join our twice-monthly webcasts with knowledgeable genealogists to help grow what you know.

The initial broadcast is free and open to the public.
Register for any of the 2015 programs by clicking the links below. .

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These one-hour webinar presentations are given twice monthly, on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month and are conducted by professional genealogical speakers and expert lecturers.

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Archived broadcasts are available 24/7 to all SCGS members.
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Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Saturday, December 5 10:00 AM - Pacific, 11:00 AM - Mountain, 12:00 PM - Central, 1:00 PM - Eastern
The Curious Case of the Disappearing Dude
by Debbie Mieszala, CG

James McBride seemingly vanished after coming of age. This case study presents how multiple versions of obituaries and other records helped uncover a name change, discover a famous James, and identify what became of his kin.

Debbie Mieszala, CGSM, specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century research, and the Midwest. She has taught at SLIG, IGHR, and GRIP. Debbie’s work has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard! She is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Wednesday, December 16 6:00 PM - Pacific, 7:00 PM - Mountain, 8:00 PM - Central, 9:00 PM - Eastern
Developing the Genealogy of an Early 20th Century Community: A Case Study
by Timothy Pinnick

Learn the details of a long-term project revolving around the collection of information on a group of African Americans in a specific community into a major database of integrated genealogical data, using WWI cards, vital records and newspaper material as the core, with the goal of constructing, in essence, the genealogy of a community. Audience members will see how building such a database can be a worthwhile endeavor for any serious researcher, and result in the creation of a written history of the community.

Timothy Pinnick, lecturer and family historian with more than 27 years overall research experience including all the major U.S. repositories, author of “Finding and Using African American Newspapers” released May, 2008, former board member of APG and FGS, instructor in the African American track at the summer Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University.