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Sun. Nov. 22 - Closed
Mon. Nov. 23 - Closed
Tue. Nov. 24 - Open 10am-6pm
Wed. Nov 25 - Closed
Thurs. Nov 26- Closed
Fri. Nov 27 - Open 10am-2pm
Sat. Nov. 28 - Open 10am-4pm

GENEii Writing Contest
Opens November 1

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The Southern California Genealogical Society sponsors its annual family history writing contest to support and encourage the writing of family history, local history, and memoirs, both by genealogists and by the public at large.

Now is the time to start writing! Submissions must be received between 1 November and 31 December, 2015.

SCGS CAMPAIGN: Donate and help
Preserve the Pension
Records of the War of 1812.
SCGS has accepted the challenge and joined the FGS project to preserve the fragile records of the War of 1812 Pensions through digitization. In support of this monumental tasks, SCGS will match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, the first $2,500 donated by members, Jamboree guests and others. So far we have raised...
Campaign ends 31-Dec-2015.

Saturday, November 21 from 11am-1pm

Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4

Buried in Paper?
Smart & Simple Solutions

Can’t find what you want, when you want it? Do you show
up and discover you have left a vital piece of information
at home (but where)? Beginners: now is the time to set up
a system—because it will only get worse. Vets: Your system is not working? We’ll help you adjust it to your current needs, answer your questions
and get you organized. Bring all (if it is small) or a portion of your current filing system with you.
If you use a laptop, you can bring that, too.

To 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.

On the third Saturday of each month, 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

FREE WEBINAR: Sign-up Now!
Saturday, December 5

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Dude

by Debbie Mieszala, CG

James McBride seemingly vanished after coming of age. This case study presents how multiple versions of obituaries and other records helped uncover a name change, discover a famous James, and identify what became of his kin.

Debbie Mieszala, CGSM, specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century research, and the Midwest. She has taught at SLIG, IGHR, and GRIP. Debbie’s work has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard! She is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

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