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 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.
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Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 am (PST)
and Teetotalers: Finding Yours in Americas Temperance
by Michael Brophy, MBA
The Temperance Movement was a social movement in the United States to reduce the
consumption of alcohol in the United States in the 19th and early 20th Century.
The movement has a large effect on California from social lives to politics.
Michael Brophy offers services and lectures through Brophy Professional
Genealogy, www.brophygen.com. He specializes in Irish Americans and Massachusetts
records. Reviewers have found his lectures to be insightful, informative, humorous
and rich in detail.
Beginner's Class - First Steps
Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ONLINE
An introduction to the basics, including setting goals, keeping
organized, identifying resources, using Federal and state census records, and
introduction to Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com.
An introduction to the basics including: setting goals, keeping organized, identifying
using Federal and state census records & introduction to Ancestry.com and
Register for SCGS Beginning Genealogy Class on March 13, 2021
9:00 AM PDT
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.
Fee: free to SCGS members $10 for non-members
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.
POPULAR GENEALOGY SOFTWARE PROGRAMS
Choosing a genealogy software program is a personal decision.
Did you know that many of the most popular genealogy software programs offer free
trials? Often the free or trial programs do not have all of the bells and
whistles that the paid version does, but they do have something you need
to try out the software and find the one for you. Try them all and see which
of program fits your needs. Download
our pdf list of the most popular software programs and links to free sample versions.
Each program offers different strengths.
Questions to consider when comparing genealogy software include What am
I going to do with my research? Do I want to publish a book? Do I want to
share my research with my family? Am I interested in making fantastic family trees
and print them as wall charts? Each program offers different strengths.
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Wednesday, March 17 at 6:00 pm (PST)
African American, French, Jewish & Spanish Revolutionary War Patriots
by Ellen Kowitt
Have you considered applying for membership in the Daughters of the American
Revolution lineage society but didnt think your ancestors qualify? Learn
about DARs current efforts to encourage new applications from a variety
of heritage groups including women descending from African American, French, Jewish,
Spanish, and other patriot ancestors.
Ellen Shindelman Kowitt is Director of JewishGens U.S. Research Division
and National Vice Chair of the DAR Lineage Committee Jewish Task Force. She is
past president of JGS Colorado and JGS Greater Washington DC, has served on the
IAJGS board of directors, and been recipient of IAJGS Program and Stern Awards.
Ellen publishes articles in Avotaynu: The International Journal on Jewish Genealogy
and Family Tree Magazine. Ellen is a member of the CO APG. More info at www.EllenKowitt.com.
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