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Saturday, February 1 at 10am (PST)

African Americans in the Military – 18th to mid-20th Century
by Janice Lovelace

African Americans served in every war starting with the Revolutionary War in 18th century. However, segregation impacted their roles. What was it like to be an African American soldier before the Executive Order of 1948 integrating the military? What part did African American women play in military? Where do you find records?

Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. (psychology) has 30+ years of experience in genealogical research, as well as completing academic work in the area (certificate program in genealogy at Boston University). She has presented nationally and regionally on women’s and ethnic minority genealogy, research methodology and health issues.
SCGS Beginner's Class - First Steps
Saturday, February 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the SCGS Library

An introduction to the basics, including setting goals, keeping organized, identifying resources, using Federal and state census records, and introduction to and Fee: free to SCGS members $10 for non-members

Saturday, February 8 from 12 noon to 3:30 pm

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Presenter: To Be Announced

Saturday, February 15: Finding Your Enslaved Ancestors
Experienced researcher Charlotte Bocage of the Southern California Genealogical Society will help you unravel the mysteries behind your slave ancestors.

NOTE: There will be NO Genealogy Garage in March 2020.

Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm (PST)

De-Thorning Interviews, Cold Calls & First Contact
by Tammy Priolo, BASc, PLCGS

This lecture will demonstrate the tactful approach to interviewing individuals, making cold calls and making first contact with individuals via emails and social media. Learn how to be comfortable gleaning oral family history stories from people you know and have never met before. Examples of these types of contact will be given.
1. Approaches, Considerations & Cautions
2. How to Prove If True

Professional genealogist Tammy Priolo BASc, PLCGS 25+yrs. Consults, researches, writes, lectures & workshops nationally & internationally. Many genealogical volunteer positions including nine years with the FHC in North Bay Ontario. Member of APG, GSG, OGS and Advisory Board Member
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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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