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The Southern California Genealogical Society has extended the Early Bird registration deadline for Jamboree 2018, the Genetic Genealogy Conference, and the Family History Writers Conference to Saturday, April 21st.

This gives everyone an extra week to take care of important issues (i.e. those pesky taxes), take a deep relaxing breath, and register. But don’t wait too long... events, meals, and workshops are selling out fast!

To view conference pricing, including Early Bird discount rates, click here. Special pricing discounts are available for those who are registered for both Jamboree and the Genetic Genealogy Conference, or Jamboree and the Family History Writers Conference as well as discounts for SCGS members for each event. To get the discounted rates, please join, renew, or reinstate your membership before you register.

Visit the Jamboree Website for the latest details about speakers, sessions, meals, special events, and more.


Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11am-12:30pm

Think You Know What's in the Census?

Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Richard Riordan Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept. • Lower Level 4
Meeting Room LL420 (at the foot of the escalator)
On Saturday, April 21, 2018, veteran researcher Charlotte Bocage will expand your knowledge of the U.S. Census records…discover the "hidden in plain sight" information contained in the census. Genealogy Garage workshops are FREE and open to researchers at all levels of expertise.

FREE Webinar
Saturday, May 5 - 10am (PST)
Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors
by Michael Strauss, AG®

The War of Independence changed forever how England retained control over her upstart colonies. This lecture focuses on a variety of genealogical and historical records covering the war and for several years later. Some records examined include compiled military service records, pensions, and bounty land applications. Researchers will find access to these materials both online and onsite.

Michael L. Strauss, AG® is a professional Accredited Genealogist and a nationally recognized genealogical speaker employed as a forensic investigator for more than 25 years. Strauss has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a qualified expert witness in court in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and a licensed Private Investigator.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Presenter: Hal Horrocks
"British Census Records"
The British Census is an excellent way to trace your British ancestors through time. Like the US Census, it is taken every 10 years, starting in 1841. The British Census has sometimes more information and sometimes less information. This presentation will give you a better idea how to use the British Census and will show you how to trace you British ancestors using the British census.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Presenter: Hal Horrocks
"British Parish Records"

Parish Registers are the backbone for English research from the 1550's to 1837. Though still used after 1837 they are supplemented with civil registrations for birth, marriage, and death certificates. Prior to 1837 all the genealogy information was generated by the Church of England. This presentation will dig deep into the three main registers, Baptism, Marriage, and Burial. There are many other areas that we will explore.

Hal Horrocks is a native of Long Beach and currently living in Costa Mesa. Mr.Horrocks is a professional genealogist, teacher, author, and lecturer and has been doing family research for 20 years. He is a member of several professional genealogical associations and is the current immediate past-president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society. Hal owns his own small manufacturing company located in La Habra and is a graduate of CSULB. He has been lecturing to genealogical and other societies for the last 15 years on a range of subjects that include why people get involved in genealogy to conducting research in early England.

The library will not be open for research.

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Interest groups for computer software users, writers, and ethnic geographic research.
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