Library Services / Library Collection
Saturday, November 2 - 11am (PST) * SPECIAL TIME CHANGE
the Library and Archives Canada Website
by Christine Woodcock
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is the best free website for researching your
ancestors in Canada. Not knowing how to use the website can lead to confusion
and frustration. This presentation is your personal tour of the LAC website. Learn
how the records are arranged, where to quickly find the databases you want to
research, and ultimately locate the records to find your ancestors in Canada.
Christine Woodcock is a genealogy educator with an expertise in Scottish records. She organizes genealogy research tours to Scotland where participants can research their ancestors onsite.
SCGS OUTREACH PROGRAM
Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 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 Ancestry.com
and MyHeritage.com. Fee: free to SCGS members $10 for non-members
FREE SCGS OUTREACH PROGRAM
LUNCH & LEARN
Saturday, November 9 from 12 pm - 3:30 pm
Presenter: Sara Cochran
1:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Grandma Said What? Gathering and Verifying Your Familys Oral
We will define what oral history is and talk about strategies to interview your
family; then, go through the process of verifying a family story.
Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors
Have some of the folks on your family tree disappeared? Pick up some new ideas
on how to find widows and unmarried children through several case studies.
Sara Cochran is a full-time professional genealogist who has been conducting
genealogical research for over twenty-five years. In addition to her lectures,
she is Treasurer of the Southern California Chapter of APG and the Registrar for
the Aurantia Chapter, NSDAR.
FREE to the public. There will be a short break between speakers. The library
will not be open for research. Times are approximate.
Saturday, November 16: Chinese Genealogy
Chinese Family History Group of SoCal members
Location: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4
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.
Wednesday, November 20 - 6pm (PST)
by Seema Kenney
Immigration & Naturalization - an introduction to, and examples of, the paperwork
required to move to, live in, and become a citizen of our nation.
Seema Kenney is a wife, mother of 3, and anentrepreneur. Seema is an experienced
software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of
research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany,
and Sweden. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed
ProGen and is an active member of several societies. Seema is also certified as
a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.
Thursday, November 28 - CLOSED ALL DAY
The library will resume its normal schedule on Nov. 29