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Saturday, October 12 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm

Presenters: Walt Sturrock
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

“Getting the most out of, Tips, Tricks, and No Nos”

Would you like to get the most out of your money on There is so much you can do (and some things you shouldn’t). This presentation will cover all the major functionality available to you, that most don’t take full advantage of. A wide variety of topics will be covered to enrich your on-line experience, including; tree building, settings, smart searches, collaborating, DNA, syncing with desktop software and other archives, mobile apps, and much more!
Walt Sturrock, is an award winning professional photographer and artist for over 25 years. He has years of experience in editing, cataloging, archiving, and posting photographs. Walt is a Jamboree committee member.

FREE to the public. There will be a short break between speakers. The library will not be open for research. Times are approximate.

Wednesday, October 16 - 6pm (PST)

Faith of Our Fathers: United States Church Records
by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS

Before state and vital records were mandated, churches were valuable information that can be used as substitutes for vital records. Our country is one of religious diversity. Except for the very early days in the colonies, there has never been a "state religion". A number of different religions and their beginnings will be discussed.

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.

Saturday, October 19: Lineage-Based Genealogy Societies
Jan Gordon, Regent, Los Angeles-Eschscholtzia Chapter of D.A.R. and-perhaps-a
member from the Mayflower Society!

Hours: 11am-12:30pm
Location: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4

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, November 2 - 11am (PST) * SPECIAL TIME CHANGE

Mastering the Library and Archives Canada Website
by Christine Woodcock

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is the best free website for researching your ancestors in Canada. Not knowing how to use the website can lead to confusion and frustration. This presentation is your personal tour of the LAC website. Learn how the records are arranged, where to quickly find the databases you want to research, and ultimately locate the records to find your ancestors in Canada.

Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in Scottish records. She organizes genealogy research tours to Scotland where participants can research their ancestors onsite.

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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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