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8th Genetic Genealogy Conference - June 4 & 5
51st Genealogy Jamboree Conference - June 11 & 12

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Out of concern for the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff, the Southern California Genealogical Library in Burbank will be closed until further notice.

We encourage Members to log-in and take advantage of the many benefits available to them in the Members Only area. We'd like to emphasize our collection of databases available for online use, as well as the new Southern California 1890 Project (R) database. We have an extensive collection of recorded Webinars, Jamboree Sessions, and issues of The Searcher, all online. Our research team is taking orders for research assistance and our store is still shipping orders. Best of health to you all.

Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 pm (PST)

Moonshine and Stills: Finding Archived Records for Your Moonshiner Ancestor
by Melissa Barker

Have you been told that our ancestors made moonshine? Have you ever wondered if there were records to help you verify those stories? Learn from an archivist who has found moonshine records in the archives about finding records for our moonshine ancestors.

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is a professional genealogist and lectures, teaches and writes about genealogy research, researching in archives and records preservation. She has a website, genealogyservices.webs.com, and a blog at agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/

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MEMBERS can still take advantage of these online resources - FOR FREE!!

MyHeritage Library Edition | Newspaper Archives
Ancestry Library Edition | Fold3 Library Edition
History GEO New content: First Landowners Project and Antique Maps Collection
Findmypast | African American Heritage (AAH)
Black Freedom Struggle NEW SUBSCRIPTION!!

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Choosing a genealogy software program is a personal decision. Did you know that many of the most popular genealogy software programs offer free trials? Often the free or trial programs do not have all of the “bells and whistles” that the paid version does, but they do have something you need to try out the software and find the one for you. Try them all and see which of program fits your needs. Download our pdf list of the most popular software programs and links to free sample versions. Each program offers different strengths.

Questions to consider when comparing genealogy software include “What am I going to do with my research?” Do I want to publish a book? Do I want to share my research with my family? Am I interested in making fantastic family trees and print them as wall charts?” Each program offers different strengths.

Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 am (PST)

WikiTree: The Free Family Tree
by Sarah Callis

WikiTree is a free online, collaborative one-world tree where members work together to create accurate, sourced profiles that not only compile the basic facts, but also biographies and photos. WikiTree's platform also enables its members to create non-person related pages to gather other information, such as those pertaining to a One Place Study.

Sarah Callis' interest in genealogy started with her grandmother who had conducted research before the days of computers. Sarah's passion was sparked when she received her grandmother's research. Sarah has been doing genealogy for about ten years and has been active within the genealogy community. Sarah is a team member for WikiTree, The Free Family Tree, and is in charge of their social media and hosts weekly livecasts that feature different aspects of genealogy and WikiTree

Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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from 1pm-3:30pm: "Repository Information Day" By Various Archivists and Librarians

Please register at least one-hour ahead for the FREE SCGS
Lunch and Learn Education program on May 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM PDT

Join this webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Please register at:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 pm (PST)

Using GEDmatch Basic Tools
by Andrew Lee

GEDmatch is a free website where you can upload your DNA kit from any of the major testing companies. It allows you to find matches that tested with other companies. This presentation is designed for beginning genetic genealogists.

Andrew Lee has been researching family history for more than 30 years. As a member of Toastmaster’s International, he has won several storytelling contests. He has presented to professional organizations, university classes, genealogy societies, family history conferences, and Boy Scout organizations throughout the US and Canada about DNA, writing and using tools to enhance genealogy sharing. Andy graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in mechanical engineering.



Genealogy Jamboree 2021 - Friday & Saturday, June 11 and 12

Learn from 51 speakers from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Israel and the UK
STANDARD Registration includes 6 LIVE lectures June 11 & 12 and 20 recorded lectures of your choice
Add PLUS Registration to access all 50 recorded lectures

The 51st Genealogy Jamboree brings you nationally known speakers keeping you in touch with the latest developments in the field of genealogy. From coast to coast, from North to South, from our neighbors - Canada and Mexico - and from the Old World, our speakers can help you find your ancestors' lives and stories. You'll be able to learn from many tried and true speakers and get surprising insights from speakers that are new to Jamboree.

All Registration packages receive the Friday and Saturday LIVE lectures.

STANDARD Registration - Select 20 recorded lectures from 50 choices.
PLUS Registration - All 50 lectures are yours to view.

All purchased Genealogy Jamboree lectures may be viewed through October 10, 2021.

Genetic Genealogy 2021 - Friday & Saturday, June 4 and 5

Learn from up to 20 renowned Genetic Genealogy experts
STANDARD Registration includes 6 LIVE lectures on June 4 & 5 and 10 recorded lectures of your choice
Add PLUS Registration to access all 20 recorded lectures

DNA testing is an increasingly popular tool for genealogists. Learn the difference between autosomal DNA, mtDNA and Y-DNA and which tool is useful for what type of investigation. There will be presentations from AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA and MyHeritage DNA. The keynoter will be blogger Roberta Estes, MBA. Other notables presenting include Maurice J. Gleeson, MD of Genetic Genealogy Ireland, Leah La Perle Larkin, PhD, creator of WATO, and DNA authors Emily Aulicino, MEd, and Richard Hill, MBA.

All Registration packages include the Friday and Saturday LIVE lectures.

STANDARD Registration - Select 10 recorded lectures from 20 choices.
PLUS Registration - All 20 lectures are yours to view.

All purchased Genealogy Jamboree lectures can be viewed through October 3, 2021.

Special Events Week 2021 - Monday - Thursday, June 7 - 10

We're hard at work creating a week-long series of events, both educational and fun.
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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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