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Saturday, November 2 - 11am (PST) * SPECIAL TIME CHANGE

Mastering the Library and Archives Canada Website
by Christine Woodcock

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is the best free website for researching your ancestors in Canada. Not knowing how to use the website can lead to confusion and frustration. This presentation is your personal tour of the LAC website. Learn how the records are arranged, where to quickly find the databases you want to research, and ultimately locate the records to find your ancestors in Canada.

Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in Scottish records. She organizes genealogy research tours to Scotland where participants can research their ancestors onsite.

Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
at the SCGS Library

An introduction to the basics, including setting goals, keeping organized, identifying resources, using Federal and state census records, and introduction to and Fee: free to SCGS members $10 for non-members

Saturday, November 9 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm

Presenter: Sara Cochran
1:00 to 3:15 p.m.

“Grandma Said What? Gathering and Verifying Your Family’s Oral History”
1:00-2:00 p.m.
We will define what oral history is and talk about strategies to interview your family; then, go through the process of verifying a family story.

“Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors”
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Have some of the folks on your family tree disappeared? Pick up some new ideas on how to find widows and unmarried children through several case studies.

Sara Cochran is a full-time professional genealogist who has been conducting genealogical research for over twenty-five years. In addition to her lectures, she is Treasurer of the Southern California Chapter of APG and the Registrar for the Aurantia Chapter, NSDAR.

FREE to the public. There will be a short break between speakers. The library will not be open for research. Times are approximate.

Saturday, November 16: Chinese Genealogy
Chinese Family History Group of SoCal members
Hours: 11am-12:30pm
Location: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4

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.

Wednesday, November 20 - 6pm (PST)

Immigration & Naturalization
by Seema Kenney

Immigration & Naturalization - an introduction to, and examples of, the paperwork required to move to, live in, and become a citizen of our nation.

Seema Kenney is a wife, mother of 3, and anentrepreneur. Seema 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.
Thursday, November 28 - CLOSED ALL DAY

The library will resume its normal schedule on Nov. 29

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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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