Library Services / Library Collection
2019 Birthday Bash!
All your Dates Here!
Early Bird Pricing End - April 21, 2019
Pre-Registration Ends - May 22, 2019
WORKSHOPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
BREAKFASTS & BANQUETS are filling up fast!!
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
Saturday, May 4 - 10am (PST)
The Top English & Welsh Family History Websites
by Rick Crume
Researching your family history in England and Wales has never been easier. Many
digitized church records, census records and wills are online. Now that newspapers
dating back to the 1600s are online, you can search for a name and find it anywhere
in millions of pages instantly. Rick will demonstrate some of the key sites for
British genealogy, many of which are free.
Rick Crume, a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, has written
for Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, the NGS NewsMagazine and Welsh and Canadian
genealogical journals. The author of Plugging Into Your Past: How to Find Real
Family History Records Online, he specializes in online research and genealogy
SCGS PROGRAM: LUNCH
Saturday, May 11 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm
Presenter: Glen Creason, LAPL Map Curator
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. - Secrets of the Los Angeles Public Library Map
"The Map Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library is one
of the largest in American public libraries. In this collection are 85,000 maps,
some 2,000 atlases, over 1,000 gazetteers, some 20 serial titles and over one
thousand books supporting the study of maps and mapping. The emphasis of this
collection is on Los Angeles, Southern California and California but in many cases
the scope extends to national and international coverage." This lecture will show
you how to access this vast collection.
Glen Creason has been the map librarian for the Los Angeles Public Library
for the past twenty-six years and a reference librarian in the History department
since 1979. He was a co-curator of the landmark map exhibit "Los Angeles Unfolded".
He has written about local history, maps and popular culture for many So Cal publications.
He blogs weekly on maps for Los Angeles Magazine and is a contributor on research
topics for the Huffington Post. He is a native Angeleno, and UCLA grad.
Presenter: George Mouchet
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Land Sakes! Discovering Your Family History Through
In much of the Europe and Asia, land was owned by nobility and most people lived
as tenants. In North America, the colonial governments granted land to people
as a way to attract more colonists. Later, in the U.S., the government gave away
land in order to establish settlements across the continent and to reward military
veterans. Through the records generated by these activities, as well as subsequent
deeds, you can learn a lot about your ancestors' stories. This presentation will
focus on how to find and interpret land records.
George Mouchet maintains and develops web sites for a living. He is active
in the Antelope Valley Genealogical Society, currently as vice president and formerly
as president. He started tracing his family history in 1999 and he enjoys turning
facts and information into the story of his ancestors. His roots are French, Irish,
Scottish, English and German.
Wednesday, May 15 - 6pm (PST)
Marriage of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest
by Annette Burke Lyttle
The Erie Canal revolutionized 19th-century travel and offered our ancestors a
high-speed route to the Midwest. It made settlement of the Old Northwest Territories
economically possible by providing an efficient means of exporting agricultural
products to the markets and ports of the east. But it was also one of the most
challenging and fascinating projects ever undertaken in America.
Annette Burke Lyttle is a professional genealogist specializing in online
and repository research, and genealogical education and writing. She loves helping
people find and tell their family stories.
Saturday, May 18 - 11-1pm (PST)
in our LAPL Rare Books Department"
Join us at the Los Angeles Public Library, on the third Saturday of each
month (except December), from 11 am-1 pm. Genealogy Garage workshops for family
researchers at all levels of expertise will be held at the Central Library of
the LAPL. Whether you are a beginner or
have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to "tune-up"
your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.
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.