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Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 11am-12:30pm

How Can the US GenWeb Help You?

Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Richard Riordan Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept. • Lower Level 4
Meeting Room LL420 (at the foot of the escalator)
On Saturday, March 17, 2018 Joy Fisher shares her knowledge of and experience researching
on the U.S. GenWeb. Check out [] before the workshop and bring your
questions. Genealogy Garage workshops are FREE and open to researchers at all levels of expertise.

FREE Webinar
Wednesday, March 21 - 6pm (PST)
When It Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques
by Emily Garber

Tracking one’s immigrant ancestors may test all one’s research acumen. Identifying a subject's origins, parentage; tracking through time; and placing in social context is best approached by broadening research to include other family members, associates and neighbors. This talk outlines a program for solving research problems via cluster and collateral research techniques and DNA analysis.

An archaeologist (BA & MA), Emily Garber has been researching her Jewish ancestry since 2007 and holds a certificate from Boston University's Genealogical Research program. She is a researcher, writer, and speaker and owns Extra Yad Genealogical Services. In 2013, she visited family towns and archives in Ukraine. Garber blogs ( and has written three articles for Avotaynu. She chairs the Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group and moderates the JewishGen Discussion Group.
FREE Webinar
Saturday, April 7 - 10am (PST)
Land Records: Using Indexes & Deeds to Move Your Research Forward
by Michelle Goodrum

The local courthouse, auditor, or recorder holds records about purchases and sales of your ancestor’s property. Often you can identify where they migrated to or from. The records may identify other family members and close associates. Learn how to locate and understand these genealogical documents.

Family historian, researcher, speaker, and writer, Michelle Roos Goodrum is a teaching assistant for Boston University's Genealogical Research Program. Involved in genealogy since 1994 when she discovered her family's stash of old documents and photos, she is now the caretaker of 140 years of her family's history. Some of the records are related to her ancestors’ homes, which sparked an interested in land records. Goodrum is also passionate about genetic genealogy and photography.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

11 am to 3 pm at the SCGS Library.
This is our way to Thank You for all you do!

You're Invited! Bring your favorite dish to share. SCGS provides meat and coffee.
Visit with friends and make new ones.
Win door Prizes.
Hear all about Jamboree 2018!
Please RSVP to

Saturday, April 14, 2018

1:00 - 2:10 p.m. Presenter: Joy Fisher
"Insider's Guide to US GenWeb"
A free genealogy web service staffed by about 2000 volunteers. Learn the navigation tricks the volunteers use.

2:20 - 3:30 p.m. Presenter: Joy Fisher
"Introduction to the US GenWeb Archives"

A digital library containing enough genealogical materials to fill 17000 books.

Joy Fisher is a semi-retired Chemical Engineer. She has over 45 years of genealogical experience. She has given genealogy presentations in Boston, Charleston, Salt Lake City and Mesa, Arizona. She has regularly taught classes at the Family History Library in West Los Angeles and at the Culver City Senior Citizens' Center.

The library will not be open for research.

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