Library Services / Library Collection
SCGS LIBRARY CLOSED
MARCH - APRIL 2020
Due to the threat of Covid-19, we will be closing the library for the reminder
of March and for all of April.
Health providers are recommending that people over 60 avoid even small gatherings.
Since many of our librarians and researcher have gained this age, we wish to protect
their health and well-being. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation
during this period of time.
Saturday, April 4 at 10am (PST)
to Researching in Europe
by Julie Goucher
In this presentation we consider the broad elements of researching a European
surname and then expand outwards to include other important factors such as culture,
geography, borders and links with other areas outside of Europe, including the
influence of European Empires.
We too explore religion, history, languages including alphabet and dialects.
We further address naming patterns across Europe.
Julie Goucher has been a keen genealogist since the late 1980s, and has
a special interest in Italian and European family history. She is a published
author and writes regularly for a number of genealogical magazines and journals.
She is also the tutor for the Pharos course, Introduction to One-Name Studies.
Wednesday, April 15 at 6pm (PST)
a Civil War Pension-Union & Confederate
by Jill Morelli, CG®
Do you have a Civil War soldier who fought? Lucky you! A Civil War pension file
is one of the most informational records we can obtain about our ancestor, but
we need to take the time to dissect this one record. Why were they created? When
were they enabled by law? What does a typical pension contain and what atypical
items might be found? Both Union and Confederate pensions will be discussed.
An enthusiastic genealogist, Jill Morelli, CG®, lectures, writes and
researches her family and those of others. Her lively presentations on intermediate
and advanced methodologies, unique record sets, and Scandinavian research convey
information that is readily usable by attendees whatever their skill level. She
blogs and teaches an online course on demystifying the BCG certification process.
Saturday, April 18: The U.S. Census
Charlotte Bocage, Southern California Genealogical Society
Saturday, May 9 from 12 noon to 3:45 pm
IN CELEBRATION OF MOTHER'S DAY JOIN US FOR
ASIAN PACIFIC ISLAND HERITAGE MONTH DAY AT SCGS
- Filipino Genealogy Research with Kalani
from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
According to the 2010 census, the Asian population grew faster than any other
race group over the last decade and counted 3.4 million Filipinos. With the popularity
of DNA testing encouraging people to find out about their ancestral background,
Filipinos are left wondering how would they find out about their ancestors. Either
being the immigrant or having recent immigrant ancestors who have not had a long
history in the U.S.A. is a challenge. Learn what is necessary to do research in
the Philippines, what to expect, and what type of records are easily accessible
and are the most useful.
Kalani Mondoy started genealogy 30 years ago after having a family reunion
that left questionable origins of his Filipino grandparents. Although most of
his time is spent using DNA to help make genealogical connections, he continues
to lend his expertise in specific areas involving genealogy research. Helping
adoptees of Filipino and Polynesian descent, explaining to others what their DNA
results mean and how to research their ancestors, and working on translations
from old Hawaiian and Portuguese language newspapers.
- Chinese Family History Group Information 2:05 to 2:10 p.m.
- Nikkei Interest Group Information 2:10 to 2:15 p.m.
- "Find Out What Is At The Asian Pacific Resource
Center For You" with Katrina Lacerna from
2:15 to 2:35 p.m.
The Asian Pacific Resource Center (APRC) established in 1979, is a special
collection of the LA County Library located in the Rosemead Library. The collection
is on the Asian American/Pacific Islander American experience, with core holdings
on the history, art, and culture.
Katrina Lacerna is the Asian Pacific Resource Center Librarian.
- Chinese American Museum's Family History Workshop
from 2:40 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
This workshop will explore family activities that encourage recording and interpreting
family histories through intergenerational exchange. The instructors will provide
a brief introduction about the museum and discuss how to facilitate your own family
history. All materials will be provided; participants will receive a copy of the
museum's publication "Family History Scrapbook," which features twelve
FREE to the public. There will be a short break between speakers. The
library will not be open for research. Times are approximate.
History Library Trip Cancelled
SCGS Salt Lake City Research Trip
August 23--August 30, 2020
2020 Salt Lake City Research Trip Cancelled
The trip that was to take place from August 23 to August 30 is cancelled. The
LDS Family History Library was closed starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13,
2020 until further notice. Since no one can predict its reopening and future airline
availability is also uncertain, the decision has been made to cancel this years
trip. SCGS hopes to reinstate this well-loved research event in 2021.