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Live Streaming for Genetic Genealogy and Jamboree 2018

For the first time ever, the Jamboree Committee has opened registration for
live streaming for two conferences at the same time!

You do not need to be a member of SCGS to subscribe to Live Streaming.
The Jamboree Live Streaming series is separate from the Genetic Genealogy Live Stream series
and requires a separate subscription and separate fee.
These streaming video sessions will not be shown on the SCGS website.

On Thursday, May 31st, the 6th Annual Genetic Genealogy conference presents 6 streamed sessions.

$20. Individual sessions can be viewed for $20 each.
$99. The BEST deal! The full day subscription provides access to all six sessions.

Includes syllabus materials for all the classes.
Can't watch it Live? Watch at your convenience through July 31, 2018.

Visit the Jamboree website to Register and find more details.

The 49th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
will present 12 streamed sessions:

Six on Friday, June 1st AND Six on Saturday, June 2nd

Subscribers have access to all 12 live streamed presentations!
$10 Members* - The BEST value!
$55 Non-Members*
Includes syllabus materials for all the classes.

Can't watch it Live? Watch at your convenience through July 31, 2018.
Visit the Jamboree website to Register and find more details.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Presenter: Elise Woodson
"Stop Procrastinating, Let's Write Your Memoir:
Pre-writing and First Draft Session"

This session will assist those wanting to get started writing personal narratives about their lives. Strategies will include: Life Maps, Explode the Moment, Show vs. Tell and others. Walk away with a solid first draft to the first chapter of the stories of your life. Please bring your laptop or something to write on.

Elise Woodsonis an Educator with over 25 years of experience in various roles in the field of Education; including a classroom teacher, community college instructor, school district administrator, academic coach for UCLA, and Education and Film curator at the California African American Museum. She is the founder and facilitator of the Community Writers Group which publishes a yearly compilation of personal narratives, entitled SNAPSHOTS. Elise holds a BA degree in Education from the University of Detroit, and a MA in Education from Cambridge College in Massachusetts.

The library will not be open for research.

FREE Webinar
Wednesday, June 20 - 6pm (PST)
Who do you Trust with Your Trusted Research?
by Kristi Sexton, MSA

With technology today, it is easy to complete and build our family tree online or even on the computer. But what are you doing to protect your information? To protect all the hours of research you have done? What do you do with your hard copy paper file? What happens when I am gone to my research? Let's discuss all the ever-changing options and the Legacy you will be leaving!

Kristi Sexton, MSA loves an opportunity to research, learn and grow with each individual she works with. Putting puzzles together and finding the missing pieces of each 'story' is her favorite. She has been working on genealogy for nearly 3 decades, and has most recently been elected as the President of The Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS) in Huntington Beach. Lecturing, teaching, training, and travel are at the forefront of her life.

SCGS Annual Open House
Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Curious about exactly what you can find in the collection at the SCGS Library? Wondering what the many SCGS Special Interest Groups might have to offer? Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Then the upcoming SCGS Open House is the place for you!

Representatives from the many Special Interest Groups and Software User Groups will be at the SCGS Open House to talk with you, as will the Members of the Board of Directors. Librarians will be on duty to provide guided tours of the library. Light refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes.

As a special feature, you are invited to stay afterwards to browse the collection from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Whether you have only recently joined SCGS, are a long-time member, or are even just thinking about joining, this is your opportunity to learn more about Southern California Genealogical Society.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Kim Smith at

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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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