Library 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 our members to log-in to take advantage of our recorded
webinars, read past issues of The Searcher, and use our online
databases. The new Southern California 1890 Project (R) is available online for
researchers. Our research
team is taking orders for research assistance and our store is still shipping
orders. Best of health to you all.
Board Members Wanted!
Fun, energetic genealogists and family historians to run for
the Southern California Genealogy Society (SCGS) Board of Directors. Were
looking for volunteer leaders who know SCGS as the nationally-known leader in
genealogy research, webinars, and our always popular Jamboree in 2021.
Nominations are due Monday, Oct 5th, 2020. No experience necessary!
For more information and to nominate candidates, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCGS ONLINE WEBINAR
Wednesday, August 19 at 6pm (PST)
Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories
by Cari Taplin, CG®
Through using a biography from an Ohio county history, the audience will be led
through a case study using FAN club principles, examining and comparing
information from different county histories, and using all clues from these sketches
to extend research queries.
Cari A. Taplin, CG, lives near Austin, Texas and has been a state and regional
speaker since 2004, focusing on Midwest and Great Lakes states, methodology and
2021 IS GOING VIRTUAL
excited to announce that our 2021 Jamboree will be virtual. We are excited to
create something educational, informative, and fun and to provide an venue for
Jamboree that anyone can attend! A virtual conference will also allow many who
have not been able to make the trip to California to attend Jamboree for the first
time. Be sure to check back often for more details on this new online adventure.
SCGS ONLINE WEBINAR
Saturday, September 5 at 10:00am (PST)
Needed it Anyway? Researching Around the Missing 1890 Census
by Sara Cochran
The loss of the 1890 Federal census is a source of great frustration for American
Genealogists, but all hope is not lost! Learn strategies and gather tips for success
in locating your family in other records between the 1880 and 1900 Federal censuses.
Sara Cochran has been conducting genealogical research for over 25 years,
and her research has taken her into nearly every state in the USA as well as Ireland,
Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research
Certificate as well as a Bachelor Degree in Library Science. She especially enjoys
breaking down brick walls for her clients, discovering the stories of black sheep
ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy.
ONLINE OUTREACH PROGRAM
Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
"Lets Explore the LAPL Photo Archives"
By Christina Rice - from 1pm-2pm
If you are researching in Californiaespecially in Southern CA you may
discover that gem that all researchers treasure: a photograph of a relative or
a place where your relatives lived. Our guide will be senior librarian Christina
Rice, who will show us examples from the archives & provide us with the history
of the archive, how it is organized, how it works, and how patrons can search
the archive and obtain copies of photographs for personal use.
Christina Rice is the Senior Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library
Photo Collection, a position she has held for eleven of her fifteen years with
the library. She is the author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel (University
Press of Kentucky, 2013) and a forthcoming biography on actress Jane Russell,
to be released in 2021. She lives in North Hollywood with her husband, writer
Joshua Hale Fialkov and their daughter.
"Scanning and Restoring Images"
By Walt Sturrock - from 2:15pm-3:15pm
This live demonstration will focus on the solutions to common problems that
genealogists experience when dealing with the scanning, restoring, organizing,
and sharing of images.
Walt Sturrock is an artist and instructor for 30+ years. He began his genealogy
work 5 years ago as an offshoot to his love of history, photo restoration, and
family. In an effort to make sense of the thousands of photos that his family
was giving him to scan and restore, he created a comprehensive family tree and
database that he could reference when identifying the 100,000+ photos in his collection.
He is now "addicted" to genealogy research and has become the family
- Join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.
- You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (631) 992-3221 | Access Code: 375-118-415
| FREE SCGS ONLINE WEBINAR
Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 pm (PST)
America to Work; Records of the WPA and the CCC
by Peggy Lauritzen, AG®, FOGS
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was founded as part of President Roosevelt's
New Deal. Providing jobs for over 8.5 million people, they were instrumental in
compiling many records that are valuable to genealogists today. Many of the indexes
and records we use today were compiled by the WPA; those unemployed professionals
who were put to work in the days following the Great Depression.
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG®, FOGS, has become a favorite speaker at
conferences and webinars. She serves as a Family History Center director and is
an instructor and author at Legacy Family Tree Webinars, Ancestry Academy, Family
Tree University, and a columnist for Reminisce Magazine. She received the 2018
Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy.