Southern California Genealogical Society
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS - Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn, SCGS Educational ProgramLooking for a place to learn more about genealogy and how to do family research? Lunch & Learn is simply the best place to do just that. Free and open to the public, it is one of the SCGS's most popular educational programs. Join us soon.

The library will NOT be open for research during these hours.


Program: 12 noon- 1 pm - Brown bag or purchase lunch from near by eateries. Sit, chat & share your questions and genealogy stories while we eat.

Presentation: 1 - 4 PM - Guest Speaker Presentation


Lunch & Learn, SCGS Educational ProgramSATURDAY - May 12, 2018
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Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society building
Contact: Charlotte Bocage

Doors open at 12noon
Lunch - 12:00 noon to 1p.m.
Sit, chat, and share your genealogy stories and questions while eating your brown bag lunch.
Learn - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with questions & answers.

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Presenter: Hal Horrocks
"British Census Records"
The British Census is an excellent way to trace your British ancestors through time. Like the US Census, it is taken every 10 years, starting in 1841. The British Census has sometimes more information and sometimes less information. This presentation will give you a better idea how to use the British Census and will show you how to trace you British ancestors using the British census.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Presenter: Hal Horrocks
"British Parish Records"

Parish Registers are the backbone for English research from the 1550's to 1837. Though still used after 1837 they are supplemented with civil registrations for birth, marriage, and death certificates. Prior to 1837 all the genealogy information was generated by the Church of England. This presentation will dig deep into the three main registers, Baptism, Marriage, and Burial. There are many other areas that we will explore.

Hal Horrocks is a native of Long Beach and currently living in Costa Mesa. Mr.Horrocks is a professional genealogist, teacher, author, and lecturer and has been doing family research for 20 years. He is a member of several professional genealogical associations and is the current immediate past-president of the Orange County California Genealogical Society. Hal owns his own small manufacturing company located in La Habra and is a graduate of CSULB. He has been lecturing to genealogical and other societies for the last 15 years on a range of subjects that include why people get involved in genealogy to conducting research in early England.

The library will not be open for research.


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We regret that there will be no Field Trip this year to the National Archives in Riverside. They are no longer open on the first Saturday of the month.

We provide you with this general information below, so that you may arrange your own visit to this very important historical facility.

The National Archives at Riverside,
23123 Cajalco Road, Perris
Phone: (951) 956-2000
Email: riverside.archives@nara.gov

Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Textual research room closes at 4:00 P.M. (last pull is 3:00 P.M.)
No appointment is necessary, however, they can better serve you if you call in advance of visiting.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government. Those valuable records are available to you.