Library Services / Library Collection
Wednesday, July 17 - 6pm (PST)
Power: Genetic Genealogy Apps and Extensions
by Shannon S. Christmas, MCP
Learn how to leverage new technology to optimize your genetic genealogy research
Shannon S. Christmas, MCP, specializes in genetic, colonial American,
and African-American genealogy in Virginia and the Carolinas.
Saturday, July 20 - 11-1pm (PST)
Christine Cohen, President of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)
Join us at the Los Angeles Public Library, on the third Saturday of each
month (except December), from 11 am-1 pm. Genealogy Garage workshops for family
researchers at all levels of expertise will be held at the Central Library of
the LAPL. Whether you are a beginner or
have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to "tune-up"
your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.
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.
Saturday, August 3 - 10am (PST)
Railroad Records Research in Today's World
by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA
Learn research methods to determine which railroad employed family members, what
path the tracks followed, and where employment and retirement records might be
found today including extensive and growing online free finding aids, free and
subscription indexes, and a plethora of actual records.
Paula Stuart Warren, CG®, FUGA, FMGS, works full-time in genealogical
and historical research, lecturing, consulting, & writing. She is an instructor
for SLIG & GRIP, a past board member of FGS, a former officer of APG, & former
board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. Her articles & lectures focus
on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, analysis, repositories, & Native
Americans. She is accessible for questions at presentations & enjoys assisting
SCGS PROGRAM: LUNCH
Saturday, August 10 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm
Presenters: Vi Ha and Suzanne Im
1:00 to 2:45 p.m.
Think Like An Archivist and Share Your Personal History with Technology
Participants should bring the following:
· 10 family heirlooms, highly recommended to be photos
To many individuals, archiving is a mystery and technology is scary. This two-part
workshop will first introduce participants to the technology of the LAPL Central
Librarys Digital Media Lab. The second part will cover basic, Library of
Congress-approved methods for organizing and preserving your personal records
and family keepsakes, including photos, documents, newspapers, film, and other
materials. Hands-on activity: Bring 10 keepsakes; instructors will lead you through
a clumping activity to organize them. An event not to be missed.
Suzanne Im is the Metadata Librarian in LAPL's Digitization and Special
Collections Department. She is coordinating the launch of the Memory
Lab programs at Los Angeles Public Library.
Vi Ha is the Librarian responsible for the future Digital Media Lab
at the Central Library.
FREE to the public. There will be a short break between speakers. The library
will not be open for research. Times are approximate.
SCGS Salt Lake Research Trip
August 18-August 25, 2019
Book early to secure your reservation! The guided Salt Lake Research Trip
is of the many educational opportunities and benefits of membership in the Southern
California Genealogical Society.
The 2018 SCGS Salt Lake City Research Trip to the Family History Library was
a great success. Sixteen SCGS members spent a week researching at the Family History
The 2019 trip will be from Sunday, August 18 to Sunday, August 25. Accommodations
will be at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, next door to the Family History Library
and across the street from Temple Square. The cost for the 7-night stay is $756
for standard double room. The fee includes the hotel room and taxes and transportation
to and from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Participants are responsible
for their own travel arrangements to Salt Lake City. If you are interested in
going on the trip and would like more information, contact Clancy Cremer at Jamescremer9@aol.com.
Wednesday, August 21 - 6pm (PST)
Do I Know That's My Ancestor?
by Amy Johnson Crow, MLIS, CG®
People with the same name. Nicknames. Changing names. How do you know if the record
you're looking at is referring to your ancestor? This session will take a close
look at records and how you can tell if it's really referring to the person in
your tree and not just someone with the same name.
Amy Johnson Crow, MLIS, CG® is a Certified Genealogist, educator,
author, and speaker. She holds a Masters of Library Science degree, specializing
in digital libraries. Amy has been a speaker at genealogy's major events, including
RootsTech and FGS and was an instructor with Ancestry Academy. Amy is the author
of 31 Days to Better Genealogy. Her online course "Beyond the Hints" shows family
historians how to make more progress with their research with less frustration.
| SCGS PROGRAM:
BEGINNER'S 4 WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2019
From 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the SCGS Library
Free to Members / $10 Non-Members
The Beginners Four Week Class with One-on-One Assistance will
be offered 4 consecutive Tuesdays from 9:30 am- 11:30 am at the Southern
California Genealogical Society Family Research Librar and provides the information
and skills needed to begin the search for your ancestors. The class introduces
you to a variety of records and strategies for successful research.
Week 1: The Basics of Getting Started
Week 2: Census Records and their Substitutes
Week 3: Church Records
Week 4: Military and Land Records
The Southern California Genealogical Society Library will be open for research
following the class for those interested in practicing their skills