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Tuesday, December 3

The Southern California Genealogical Society, Inc. (SCGS) is seeking your help to ensure the continued success and financial health of our Society. We at SCGS are extremely grateful for the loyal support of you, our members and friends who contribute volunteer time, talent, and donations that provide educational and research opportunities to thousands of family historians and genealogists.

Why donate to SCGS? Your generous donation will help ensure that SCGS is able to continue its mission of education, preservation, and genealogical inspiration. Donations support the maintenance of the SCGS Family Research Library and the online databases provided both in-Library and at home, and ensure educational programs and opportunities year-round.

How do I donate? It's easy! Donate via PayPal, by filling out the SCGS Website's Century Club Donation Page, or sending your check to Southern California Genealogical Society, Inc.
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408.

Saturday, December 7 - 10am (PST)
European Surnames and How They Can Help in Genealogical Research
by Julie Goucher

In this presentation we consider the broad elements of researching a European surname and then expand outwards to include other important factors such as culture, geography, borders and links with other areas outside of Europe, including the influence of European Empires. We too explore religion, history, languages including alphabet and dialects. We further address naming patterns across Europe.

Julie Goucher has been a keen genealogist since the late 1980s, and has a special interest in Italian and European family history. She is a published author and writes for the In-Depth Genealogist and a varity of genealogical magazines and journals. She is also the tutor for the Pharos course, Introduction to One-Name Studies.

Saturday, December 14
Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

Hours: 11 am-3 pm

Come enjoy the Holiday Buffet - bring your favorite holiday dish to share Holiday meats provided by the Board of Directors. Annual Business Meeting - Meet the NEW Board members plus "State of the Union" update on the Library. Announcements about 2020 Jamborree Webinar Series and our 2021 Jamboree Update! Door Prizes and More!

Wednesday, December 18 - 6pm (PST)

Post-WWII Immigration: US Holocaust Memorial Museum Digital Resources
by Michelle Tucker Chubenko

As the designated repository for North America, the USHMM offers access to the International Tracing Services digital archives as well as exclusive Holocaust related databases created from ghetto and camp lists, survivor testimony and many other resources. This presentation will introduce researchers to USHMM's digital collections to utilize when researching Holocaust and post-WWII immigrants.

Michelle Tucker Chubenko is a professional genealogist and researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists. With 28 years' experience researching ancestral roots in colonial America and the 20th century flair of her maternal Eastern European ancestry (Ukrainian and Hungarian), she specializes in New Jersey and Eastern European research. She is a founding member with the "Nashi Predky/Our Ancestors" Family History Group at the Ukrainian History and Education Center.

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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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