Programs & Projects
SPECIAL FREE WEBINAR: The SCGS is making Jean Wilcox Hibben's webinar
available to the public until January 1, 2015. We hope you will enjoy
this very special webcast.
NOT About Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research - (17-Sept-2014)
by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG
Get tips on finding cemeteries (using Internet searches), properly documenting
findings, and conducting on-site search explorations.
Board Certified genealogist Jean Wilcox Hibben has been involved in family
research for 30+ years. She is secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild,
president of the SoCal Chapter of APG, and president of the Corona Genealogical
Society. Jean is director of the Corona CA Family History Center, and a volunteer
at NARA, Pacific Region, Riverside County. Follow Jean at circlemending.org.
Click here and listen to more FREE Webinars.
Election for 2015
Five excellent candidates have been named for positions to the SCGS Board of
Ballots are now in the mail. Please return your vote promptly in the self-addressed
envelope before December 10, 2014. Winners will be announced and introduced
at our Annual Meeting on December 13. Click
here to read more about these candidates.
CLUB "We believe in the future! This dream is possible!"
is a great time to support your favorite non-profit with a year-end donation.
we encourage giving support to our Society by means of the CENTURY
CLUB. Donations can be made to our general support fund or specific
departments of your choice. Learn
- Join our twice-monthly webcasts
with knowledgeable genealogists to
help grow what you know. Start time is always 6:00 PM - Pacific,
7:00 PM - Mountain, 8:00 PM - Central, 9:00 PM - Eastern.
Sign up for the next FREE session: DECEMBER 6TH
Banns, and Bonds: Love & Marriage in Early America
by Billie Fogarty
peek at some of the courtship & wedding customs of our ancestors may bring
a blush or a giggle!
Billie Stone Fogarty, M.Ed., is a full time professional genealogist, conducting
research for others since 1998. Her efforts to equip herself for this endeavor
have included attending NGS and FGS national conferences, NIGR, IGHR, GenTech,
APG-PMC, and a multitude of state conferences and classes.
Computer Software Workshops
Join an Interest Group that is focused on your ethnic background and increase
your knowledge about people coming from specific regions, then learn more about
how to document your finding with a software workshop!
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
Member Benefits - Join SCGS
and Discover the Difference
just $35 you can join today and take advantage of the many benefits of membership
in the Southern California Genealogical Society. Collaborate, consult and build
a sense of community with others who share our passion for family history and
Access to proprietary content on the SCGS website
Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to World Vital Records, and soon, 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
Free in-Library use of valuable online resources
Substantial Discounts on research & subscriptions
GENEii Family History Writers Contest Opens
NOW is the time to write your family's history. Submissions
will be accepted for the 2014 GENEii Family History Writing Contest beginning
01 Nov 2014. Contest closes on 31 Dec 2014.
The GENEii Writing Contest is for factual articles: either
family history or local history, character sketches, or memoirs. Winning entries
capture a sense of a family's experience(s), the character of a locality, or
reveal an individual's character and personality. Complete contest rules can
be found here and a brochure can be downloaded here. Winning stories for the
past 10 years can be found here.
Cash prizes are awarded in two categories: articles (1000 to
2000 words: $200, $100, and $50) and Category 2 (under 1000 words: $100, $50,
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