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In compliance with state and local COVID-19 regulations, our library will remain closed until furture notice.

Saturday, May 30 at 10am-12 noon (PST)
DNA Painter and Its Various Tools

Fee: $5.50
Register for this SPECIAL webinar meeting and pay the $5.50 fee, go to:
Wednesday, June 17 at 6pm (PST)

The Other Census - US State Censuses
by Thomas MacEntee

Frequently genealogists will focus strictly on the US Census records and forget that many of the US states and territories conducted their own census at some point. Learn which states and territories have these amazing records, how to access them, and how to incorporate them into your genealogy research.

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional based in the United States, specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others in the family history community.

Wednesday, July15 at 6pm (PST)

Julian to Gregorian: When and How our Calendar Changed
by Seema Kenney

Dates are very important to genealogists but how well do you understand the relationship between the dates recorded and the calendar in use at the time? The switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar started in 1582, but lasted into the 20th century. Understanding the adoption process may impact your 18th to 20th century research

A wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema Kenney is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed ProGen and is an active member of several societies. Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.

Saturday, August 1 at 10am (PST)

Cousin Baiting and Cousin Stalking
by Christine Cohen

We will discuss the many ways to reach out to distant living cousins to help you expand your pedigree chart forward in time. You may find family treasures, photos, DNA test takers and information that will break down a brick wall. We will explore online trees, lineage societies, online cemetery indexes, obituaries in newspapers, living people finder websites and social media.

Christine Cohen is a 17-year member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and currently is the President of WAGS. In addition to her involvement with WAGS, She is a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames.
Family History Library Trip Cancelled
SCGS Salt Lake City Research Trip
August 23--August 30, 2020
2020 Salt Lake City Research Trip Cancelled

The trip that was to take place from August 23 to August 30 is cancelled. The LDS Family History Library was closed starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. Since no one can predict its reopening and future airline availability is also uncertain, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s trip. SCGS hopes to reinstate this well-loved research event in 2021.

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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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