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Thank you to everyone who attended the 6th Annual Genetic Genealogy conference and the 49th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. A special thank you to our speakers and sponsor, and we are especially grateful to our volunteers, who together helped to make this a truly special event.

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 Event Coordinator at

Saturday, July 14, 2018

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Presenter: The SCGS IT Team
"Answer your Questions on PC's and Genealogical Software"

The library will not be open for research.

FREE PROGRAM - "Are Your Ancestors in the News?"
Saturday, July 21, 2018
from 11 am-1 pm.
Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4

Join us at the Los Angeles Public Library, on the third Saturday of each month (except December), from 11 am-1 pm. Genealogy Garage workshops for family researchers at all levels of expertise will be held at the Central Library of the LAPL. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to "tune-up" your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.

RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. Tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is cancelled.


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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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