Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS PROGRAM - 2014 Webinar Series

Webinar Series - SCGS is there for you, no matter where you live. Join our twice-monthly webcasts with knowledgeable genealogists to help grow what you know.

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OVERVIEW

These one-hour webinar presentations are given twice monthly, on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month and are conducted by professional genealogical speakers and expert lecturers.

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Archived broadcasts are available 24/7 to all SCGS members.
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Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Saturday, October 4 10:00 AM - Pacific, 11:00 AM - Mountain, 12:00 PM - Central, 1:00 PM - Eastern
Where Have They Gone? Researching Ancestors who Chased Gold
by Hannah Z. Allan

In this class, a treasure trove of historical facts and genealogical resources will help you prospect for the gems in your family history that can be traced to America’s western gold rushes.

Hannah Z. Allan, a BYU Family-History and Genealogy graduate, is the Genealogist for the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon. She is also Vice-Chair of the Portland Metro Cemetery Advisory Committee, a private researcher, and a speaker at both local and national events. She has also worked for BYU’s Center for Family History and Genealogy and Immigrant Ancestors Project.
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Wednesday, October 15 6:00 PM - Pacific, 7:00 PM - Mountain, 8:00 PM - Central, 9:00 PM - Eastern
Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons From My Great-Grandfather’s Records
by Janet Hovorka

What happens over three generations to family history records? And what will happen to your records? My Great-Grandfather did his best but he couldn’t foresee the iPad and YouTube generation. What preservation measures can you take now?

Janet Hovorka received a B.A. in Ancient History and a MLIS from BYU. She and her husband Kim Hovorka own Family ChartMasters (www.familychartmasters.com), a genealogy chart printing company. Janet writes (www.thechartchick.com) and teaches at SLCC. She is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA).
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Saturday, November 1 10:00 AM - Pacific, 11:00 AM - Mountain, 12:00 PM - Central, 1:00 PM - Eastern
Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists
by Pamela Weisberger

Be astonished by the appearances your ancestors make in old newspapers and journals. Learn how to follow the “paper trail” to mine this under-utilized digital resource covering births, obits, court records and wills.

Pamela Weisberger is the program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, president and research coordinator for Gesher Galicia, and was a co-chair the 2010 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. She is a professional genealogist and international speaker, with a specialty in historical newspaper research. She created the Galician Archival Records Project and has researched extensively in Eastern European archives.
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Wednesday, November 19 6:00 PM - Pacific, 7:00 PM - Mountain, 8:00 PM - Central, 9:00 PM - Eastern
The WWI Draft Card: Don't Do Research Without It!
by Tim Pinnick

World War I draft registration cards contain valuable imbedded pieces of information that can become leads in solving some genealogical roadblocks for researchers.

A national lecturer with more than 27 years overall research experience including all the major U.S. repositories, Tim Pinnick is author of "Finding and Using African American Newspapers" released May, 2008. He is a former board member of APG and FGS and instructor in the African American track at the summer Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.
Date Start time is always Pacific Time
Saturday, December 6 10:00 AM - Pacific, 11:00 AM - Mountain, 12:00 PM - Central, 1:00 PM - Eastern
Bundling, Banns, and Bonds: Love & Marriage in Early America
by Billie Fogarty

A peek at some of the courtship & wedding customs of our ancestors may bring a blush or a giggle!

Billie Stone Fogarty, M.Ed., is a full time professional genealogist, conducting research for others since 1998. Her efforts to equip herself for this endeavor have included attending NGS and FGS national conferences, NIGR, IGHR, GenTech, APG-PMC, and a multitude of state conferences and classes.