Library Services / Library Collection
SCGS LIBRARY IS CLOSED
In compliance with state and local COVID-19 regulations, our library will remain
closed until furture notice.
Wednesday, June 17 at 6pm (PST)
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)
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
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)
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.
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 years
trip. SCGS hopes to reinstate this well-loved research event in 2021.