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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, January 20 at 6:00 pm (PST)
Basics of Genetic Testing and Genealogy
by Shannon Combs-Bennett, MS
Genetic genealogy is a rapidly evolving tool for genealogists. That doesn't mean
it is easy to understand. Learn the basics of the tests available to you, plus
what you can and cannot discover in your DNA through this presentation. Trust
me, you can understand the intricacies of DNA testing!
Shannon Combs-Bennett is an award-winning author and lecturer based in
Northern Virginia. She loves sharing her knowledge with other researchers on a
variety of subjects from methodology to genetics. She has a blog at http://tntfamilyhistory.blogspot.com.
| FREE SCGS
Saturday, February 6 at 10:00 am (PST)
the New Orleans Passenger Lists
by Beth A. Stahr, MLS CG®
The port of New Orleans was the second largest U.S. port of immigration in the
early nineteenth century. This lecture explains the origin and derivation of overlapping
indexes and passenger lists for the port. It provides a chronological approach
with examples to using the microfilmed and online resources to find immigrants.
Beth A. Stahr, MLS, CG® is a recently retired academic librarian and
instructor with over forty years of genealogical research experience. She has
lived and worked in the Midwest, Louisiana and now Tennessee. She has been certified
by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 1990, is an alumnus of NIGR,
IGHR and Excelsior Colleges Genetic Genealogy class, has lectured for local,
state and national genealogical societies, and published in academic and genealogical
ONLINE OUTREACH PROGRAM
Saturday, February 13 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
from 1pm-2pm: "So You Thought You Were Organized"
By Charlotte Bocage
Are you stuck? Are you looking through piles of papers for your notes? This visual
aid class introduces the basics of organization i.e. explaining the need for and
types of forms, a filing system, and other genealogical paraphernalia.
from 2:10pm-3:30pm: "Beginning African
American Genealogy" By Charlotte Bocage
This lecture will assist the African American researcher
to find their family and move to helping knock down the brick wall that is slavery.
Charlotte M. Bocage has over forty years of genealogy experience, a
full-time genealogist, lecturer, author, and Louisiana specialist. Also, on the
Board of Directors and Education and Outreach Committee chair for the Southern
California Genealogical Society, and the First Vice President of the Pasadena
Area African American Genealogical Society.
FREE. ONLINE ONLY.
Open to the public. The library is closed. Contact Charlotte email@example.com
Please register for FREE SCGS Lunch and Learn on Feb 13, 2021 1:00 PM PST at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining the webinar.
is the Star in Your Familys History?
Submissions deadline February 1, 2021 - March 15, 2021.
Weve all got at least one Star in
our family and they deserve to shine. Now, with your help, they can. SCGS
is publishing a book, The Stars in Your Family, and we are inviting you
to join in this celebration of the brightest branches of your family tree.
Did you ever want to be published? Were you longing to share your fascination
with one of your favorite ancestors? This is your opportunity to do both.
Instructions for Authors:
All you have to do is submit your story for The Stars in Your Family
book. Submissions must be in MS Word and emailed to
from February 1, 2021 through March 15, 2021. After the book is edited by
SCGS member Kay Adkins, it will be available from Amazon.com by June and announced
on the SCGS blog and website.
Write a biography of one of The Stars in Your Family.
Submitters do not need to be members of the Southern California Genealogical Society
or registered to attend either the Genetic Genealogy or the Jamboree conferences.
Submitters are limited to two entries each.
The document must be in MS Word.
The maximum word count is 600 words for each submission. The title should be the
subjects name. If the subject is deceased, be sure to include the subjects
birth and death date.
A photograph or drawing of the biographys subject may also be submitted.
Be sure to title it with the subjects name.
The editor has the right to edit the document for fit and clarity.
The articles included in the book will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Submission of articles will be to .
Submissions are accepted from February 1, 2021, through March 15, 2021.
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