Services / Library Collection
SCGS LIBRARY IS CLOSED
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.
| FREE SCGS
Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 pm (PST)
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
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/
Even though our beloved library remains closed,
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!!
Not a member?
Join for $40 at https://next.scgsgenealogy.com/membership-benefits/
Get the member discount for Jamboree 2021!! We also offer research services at
Enjoy your genealogy journey!
POPULAR GENEALOGY SOFTWARE PROGRAMS
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.
| FREE SCGS
Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 am (PST)
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
ONLINE OUTREACH PROGRAM
Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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:
To Be Announced
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.
| FREE SCGS
Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 pm (PST)
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 Toastmasters 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.
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
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
Events Week 2021 - Monday - Thursday, June 7 - 10
We're hard at work creating a week-long series of events, both educational
Watch the this page and the Jamboree blog for updates.
Updates by Email - Sign-up on the Jamboree blog