Southern California Genealogical Society

Genealogy Garage
Hours: 11am-12:30pm
Location: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library,
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4

Printable flyer of all Courses

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.

April 20, 2019: "Lesser-Known Genealogy Databases at the Los Angeles Public Library" - Printable flyer

May 18: Genealogy in our Rare Books Department…IN the Rare Books Department!
Xochitl Oliva, Senior Librarian of Digitization & Special Collections at LAPL

June 15: Patents and Genealogy
Stella Mittelbach, Patent/Trademark Subject Specialist Librarian at LAPL

July 20: FindMyPast
Christine Cohen, President of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)

August 17: Indigenous Peoples
John Schmal, historian, genealogist, and board member of the Society of Hispanic Historical Ancestral Research

September 21: Cemetery Research
Chip Mosher, avid genealogist and cemetery prowler

October 19: Lineage-Based Genealogy Societies
Jan Gordon, Regent, Los Angeles-Eschscholtzia Chapter of D.A.R. and-perhaps-a member from the Mayflower Society!

November 16: Chinese Genealogy
Chinese Family History Group of SoCal members

Click here for directions to Central Library and parking info
Park UNDER the library, enter at 524 Flower St. just off 5th Street. You need a LAPL card to receive the $1.00 Saturday parking rate. Apply for the card at your local LAPL or at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Just bring identification. Show your library card to get your parking ticket validated at the Information Desk before returning to your car. Take the escalator or elevator down to Lower Level 4. We will be near the main reference desk; just ask the library personnel for our location.

Please travel light. This is a public building-it is NOT recommended that you leave computers, purses or other personal items unattended while researching.

Workshop leader Charlotte Bocage is the Education Chair for the Southern California Genealogical Society and is a veteran researcher in archives and libraries across the country. Genealogy Garage is designed to be interactive, so bring your questions! Please RSVP as noted. At the end of each workshop there will be a tour of the Genealogy dept. conducted by Charlotte Bocage. Stay and we will help you research afterward.

Workshops are sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC), and the Los Angeles Public Library, Genealogy & History Department.
SCGS Education Chair: 323-669-1982
GSHA-SC Outreach Chair: 310-204-6808