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 - JULY 13, 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.

Presenter: Hal Bookbinder

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. “Born in St. Louis, Naturalized in Newark, Why?”

Although a natural-born American citizen, on marrying in 1917 Sara Sacharow lost her citizenship. Years later she is naturalized. This talk discusses naturalization rules over the years, including the treatment of women, children, blacks, Asians and Indigenous peoples. It even discusses how John Adams tried to avert Thomas Jefferson’s election by changing the laws of naturalization.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. “Ships of Our Ancestors”
Most of our ancestors came to America by sea. This talk describes how this voyage changed from the 16th to 20th centuries including its duration, cost and dangers. It also discusses how our ancestors got from their village to the port and on to their eventual destination in America. Finally, it addresses some of the myths about name changes, entry denial and the horrors of steerage class.

Hal Bookbinder
is currently focused on Jewish history, finding missing relatives, European border changes, immigration, citizenship and safe computing. He has authored articles and spoken at numerous conferences and society meetings, both in person and through live webinars from his office at UCLA. He is a former president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and currently serves on the JewishGen Board of Governors. He was lead co-chair for the 2014 IAJGS conference in Salt Lake City. In 2010, he was honored with the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award. Hal has identified over 4,000 relatives in 26 states and 8 countries. He traces his and his wife’s roots to modern Ukraine and adjacent areas of Moldova, Poland, Belarus and Russia.


FREE. Open to the public. The library will not be open for research. Times are approximate.




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.

 


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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.