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Saturday, September 2
Caillte agus Aimsigh: Lost and Found - Irish History and Records
by Barbara M. Randall

The myth is that Irish records don't exist or are lost. History does have an impact on the records but Irish records do exist. Irish research relies on an understanding of historical events that impact how and where to find the records. More and more records are being made available.

Barbara Randall is co-chair of the Jamboree Extension Series Webinars, president of the British Isles Family History Society-USA , BIFHS-USA Journal editor and a member of APG and other genealogy societies.
Beginner's Classes - Four Week Series
Tuesday, September 5 from 9:30am-11:30am

Do you have an interest in finding your roots but want assistance to start?
Do you have a friend or relative with an interest who also lacks the skills and knowledge?

This One-on-One Assistance will be offered 4 consecutive Tuesdays in September (5th, 12th, 19th and, 26th) from 9:30 am- 11:30 am at the Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library.

Register by e-mail: or call 818.843.7247. Classes are free to SCGS Members and just $10 for the series for non-members.

Week 1: The Basics of Getting Started - Sept 5.
Week 2: Census Records and their Substitutes - Sept 12.
Week 3: Church Records - Sept 19.
Week 4: Military and Land Records - Sept 26.

The Southern California Genealogical Society Library will be open for research following the class for those interested in practicing their skills.

Saturday, September 9 from 12 noon to 3:30 pm

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Presenter: Hal Bookbinder
"Ships of Our Ancestors"
Millions of our ancestors came to America by sea. This talk overviews Atlantic crossings over the centuries with focus on the mass migration from Eastern Europe around the turn of the last century..

2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Presenter: Hal Bookbinder
"The Changing Borders of Europe"

In the workshop, the attendees will work through various exercises that will help you apply what was discussed in Part 1. Often we hear something, but when we go to apply it later, it's hard to remember. This workshop will be a hands-on experience that will enable you to practice what they've heard earlier to reinforce it.

Hal Bookbinder has been researching eight family lines for over 30 years, identifying over 4,000 relatives and tracing two of these lines into the mid-1700s. He is a former president of Jewish Genealogical Society, Los Angeles (JGSLA) and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and currently serves on the JewishGen Board of Governors. In 2010, Hal received the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award for his various contributions to Jewish Genealogy. Mr. Bookbinder was lead co-chair of the 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, held in Salt Lake City in July 2014.

FREE Webinar
Wednesday, September 20
Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research
by Cyndi Ingle

Are you doing everything you can to safeguard your genealogical research? Your documents? Your data? Your scanned images? We will talk about the importance of taking charge of your own materials and making sure they aren't going to disappear.

Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 36 years, is the creator of Cyndi’s List and author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet.
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