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 - 3:30 PM - Guest Speaker Presentation


We wanted to share some recent photos from our October 2018 presentation
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA , Board Certified genealogist, has been involved in family research for 30+ years. She is secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, president of the SoCal Chapter of APG, and president of the Corona Genealogical Society. Jean is director of the Corona CA Family History Center, and a volunteer at NARA, Pacific Region, Riverside County. Follow Jean at circlemending.org.

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SATURDAY - AUGUST 10, 2019
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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.

Presenters: Vi Ha and Suzanne Im
1:00 to 2:45 p.m.

“Think Like An Archivist and Share Your Personal History with Technology”

Participants should bring the following:
· 10 family heirlooms, highly recommended to be photos
· Notebook

To many individuals, archiving is a mystery and technology is scary. This two-part workshop will first introduce participants to the technology of the LAPL Central Library’s Digital Media Lab. The second part will cover basic, Library of Congress-approved methods for organizing and preserving your personal records and family keepsakes, including photos, documents, newspapers, film, and other materials. Hands-on activity: Bring 10 keepsakes; instructors will lead you through a “clumping” activity to organize them. An event not to be missed.

Suzanne Im is the Metadata Librarian in LAPL's Digitization and Special Collections Department. She is coordinating the launch of the Memory Lab programs at Los Angeles Public Library.

Vi Ha is the Librarian responsible for the future Digital Media Lab at the Central Library.

FREE to the public. There will be a short break between speakers. The library will not be open for research. Times are approximate.


SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
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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.

Presenters: Barbara Randall
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

“Decoding the National Archives- Online” The National Archives website can be very intimidating to use as a research tool. It doesn't have to be! Learn what is available and how to increase your success with your online search.

Barbara Randall is a lecturer and writer, speaker chair of the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) Genealogy Jamboree conference, co-chair of the SCGS Jamboree Extension Series Webinar program. She is on the boards of SCGS and the Southern California Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists. Barbara is also a DAR chapter registrar and a retired teacher.

Presenters: Julie Huffman
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
"The Secret Genealogy Collection at Los Angeles Public Library"

Learn about a very special collection that is saved behind closed doors at the Los Angeles Public Library! It's the "Pamphlet & Manuscript" collection--an assortment of donatedephemera and genealogy research organized by surname. Genealogy Librarian Julie Huffman will show you how to search the collection, and will bring examples of what you might find.

Julie Huffman has been a librarian at Los Angeles Public Library for 13 years and has had the privilege of being the genealogy librarian for five. Her interest in genealogy started ages ago when her great grandma told her she was related to the King of Sweden (she's not). Julie has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's degree in Library & Information Science from UCLA. Her hobby is doing her friends' genealogies so she can learn about other places and history.

FREE to the public. There will be a short break between speakers. The library will not be open for research. Times are approximate.


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 12, 2019
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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.

Presenters: Walt Sturrock
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

“Getting the most out of Ancestry.com, Tips, Tricks, and No Nos”

Would you like to get the most out of your money on Ancestry.com? There is so much you can do (and some things you shouldn’t). This presentation will cover all the major functionality available to you, that most don’t take full advantage of. A wide variety of topics will be covered to enrich your on-line experience, including; tree building, settings, smart searches, collaborating, DNA, syncing with desktop software and other archives, mobile apps, and much more!
Walt Sturrock, is an award winning professional photographer and artist for over 25 years. He has years of experience in editing, cataloging, archiving, and posting photographs. Walt is a Jamboree committee member.

FREE to the public. There will be a short break between speakers. The library will not be open for research. Times are approximate.

 


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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.