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FREE Webinar
Saturday, April 1
Finding Scottish Ancestors Online
by Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS

This session teaches you how to find and use digital resources for Scottish ancestors. Essential to little-known records here and in Scotland are covered. Church and civil records, censuses, mapping and geography, organizations, and cultural resources help you find more Scottish ancestors.

Nancy Loe, archivist and genealogist, managed archives her entire career. She presents and writes genealogy guides on genealogy organizing and archival research. Visit her at
Educational Program
Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Free to SCGS members | $10 to the public
The SCGS Research Library will be closed for research that day.

Beginning Genealogy - First Steps
The Beginner's Class - First Steps will provide you with the information and skills necessary to begin the search for your ancestors. The class introduces you to the basics, including setting goals, keeping organized, identifying resources, using federal and state census records and introduction to online sources that are available. A free tour of the SCGS Research Library is available following the class for those interested. All participants are invited to attend the Lunch and Learn presentations immediately following the class.

To register, email or call (818) 843-7247.

Educational Program
Saturday, April 8 from 12noon to 3:45pm
The SCGS Research Library will be closed for research that day.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Presenter: Barbara Randall
"Whizz-bang! World War I Records"

Looking for an ancestor in World War I? A little research on the war, a few basic strategies and information should grow like poppies.

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. Presenter: Barbara Randall
"Decoding the National Archives - Online"

The National Archives website can be very intimidating to use as a research tool. It doesn't have to be! Learn what is available and how to increase your success with your search.

Barbara Randall is a lecturer, writer, and co-chair/moderator of the Southern CA Genealogical Society Jamboree Extension Series Webinar program. She is a board member of the Southern California Genealogical Society and president of the British Isles Family History Society - USA. She lectures primarily in the southern CA area but has also presented nationally. Barbara is a member of APG, NGS, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and other societies. Barbara is also a Daughters of the American Revolution ( DAR ) volunteer genealogist/consultant. She is a special education teacher/coordinator with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

FREE Webinar
Wednesday, April 19
So Many Historic Books: How Can I Find My People?
by James M. Baker, PhD, CGsm

This class covers each major eBook repository: Google, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, Family Search, and Examples are presented for the best finding strategies and sites: Google Books, Corpora, Mocavo, Linkpendium, World Car, and US Gen Web. Case studies emphasize the use of free sites.

Mr. Baker, PhD, CGsm, specializes in German, Midwest US, and DNA genealogy. He has written articles for the NGSQ, NGS Magazine, and Der Blumenbaum. He has given numerous webinars and live presentations.
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Field Trips to area repositories
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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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