Member Benefits - Join SCGS
and Discover the Difference
just $35 you can join today and take advantage of the many benefits of membership
in the Southern California Genealogical Society. Collaborate, consult and build
a sense of community with others who share our passion for family history and
Access to proprietary content on the SCGS website
Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to World Vital Records, & MyHeritage
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
Free in-Library use of valuable online resources
Substantial Discounts on research & subscriptions
Programs & Projects
| SPECIAL FREE WEBINAR:
The SCGS is making Jean Wilcox Hibben's webinar available to the public
until January 1, 2015. We hope you will enjoy this very special webcast.
NOT About Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research - (17-Sept-2014)
by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG
Get tips on finding cemeteries (using Internet searches), properly documenting
findings, and conducting on-site search explorations.
Board Certified genealogist Jean Wilcox Hibben has been involved in family
research for 30+ years. She is secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild,
president of the SoCal Chapter of APG, and president of the Corona Genealogical
Society. Jean is director of the Corona CA Family History Center, and a volunteer
at NARA, Pacific Region, Riverside County. Follow Jean at circlemending.org.
Click here and listen to more FREE Webinars.
Groups | Computer Software
Join an Interest Group that is focused on your ethnic background and increase
your knowledge about people coming from specific regions, then learn more about
how to document your finding with a software workshop!
Searcher | Read
a Free Online Issue - Now!
The Southern California Genealogical Society publishes a quarterly journal,
This award-winning publication contains announcements of SCGS news, area
events, research tips, website suggestions, and recent acquisitions. Also
included is original indexed genealogical content, much of which is not publicly
GENEii Family History Writers Contest Opens
NOW is the time to write your family's history. Submissions will be accepted
for the 2014 GENEii Family History Writing Contest beginning 01 Nov 2014.
Contest closes on 31 Dec 2014.
GENEii Writing Contest is for factual articles: either family history or
local history, character sketches, or memoirs. Winning entries capture a sense
of a family's experience(s), the character of a locality, or reveal an individual's
character and personality. Complete contest rules can be found here and a brochure
can be downloaded here. Winning stories for the past 10 years can be found here.
Cash prizes are awarded in two categories: articles (1000 to
2000 words: $200, $100, and $50) and Category 2 (under 1000 words: $100, $50,
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