Genealogy Garage at the Los Angeles Public Library
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 at 11AM
"Navigating the Freedmen's Bureau" (Part I)
NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-REQUISITE COURSE
FOR PART 2 that will be offered Nov. 13 at the SCGS
Library's Lunch and Learn Program. See
flyer for more details
Sharon Batiste Gillins will demonstrate several techniques and
resources you can use to find your family within the records and talk about the
history of the Freedman's Bureau. This Saturday, the
Los Angeles Public Library's Genealogy Garage series (in cooperation with SCGS
and CAAGS) will feature a presenter who is an expert in a resource that is invaluable
for former slave-ancestry research: The Freedmen's Bureau records.
This is Part I of a two-part series--Sharon Batiste Gillins will demonstrate
several techniques and resources your members can use to find your family within
the records, and she'll also talk about the history of the Bureau.
Join us live on YouTube or Facebook at 11 a.m. PST this Saturday, 10/16--no
need to RSVP, just go here on Saturday for the links: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/genealogy-garage-navigating-freedmens-bureau-records
This presentation will only be available to view for up to a
month after its live-airing date.
This program was made possible by generous donations from the
Central Library Docents, the Southern California Genealogical Society, and the
California African American Genealogical Society (three cheers for partnering
up with local friends!).
Part II will be presented in November by SCGS and feature
Shamele Jordon giving a unique, hands-on workshop with the Freedmen's records
(this will be conducted by the SCGS Lunch and Learn program, put on by
Charlotte Bocage). Space for Part 2 is limited for this highly interactive portion
--a link will be provide for those to RSVP at the end of Sharon's October 16th
| FREE SCGS
Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00 pm (PDT)
the Stories of Your French and Indian War Ancestor
by Annette Burke Lyttle, MA
The French and Indian War, lasting from 1754 to 1763, involved French colonists
and their Native allies against British colonists and the Iroquois Confederacy
in Colonial North America. Thousands of Americans-French, British, and Native-fought
in hundreds of battles and skirmishes. Learn how to find the records and stories
of your ancestor's military service during this time.
Annette Burke Lyttle is a professional genealogist specializing in online
and repository research, and genealogical education and writing. She loves helping
people find and tell their family stories.
| FREE SCGS
Saturday, November 6 at 10:00 am (PDT)
Takes a Village to Unearth the Real History
by Billie R. McNamara
Researchers spend substantial time on solo efforts or sharing with small cohorts.
Participating in larger, crowd?sourcing activities enhances skills exponentially.
Each contributor brings resources to a resulting knowledge base. Define, describe
the value of, and acquire tools for locating and assessing crowd-sourcing opportunities.
Develop techniques for honing personal skills from crowd-sourced knowledge.
Billie R. McNamara is an international award?winning family historian,
author, editor, and educator with more than 35 years of experience. She is the
founder of TNGenWeb Project and currently participates in TNGenWeb, PAGenWeb,
FamilySearch, and other on?line genealogical and historical initiatives in the
U. S. and U.K. She consults with individuals and organizations on family/local
history research, problem?solving, especially tech implementation, marketing.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
From 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. "The Freedmen's Bureau eXperience"
Speaker - Shamele Jordon
THIS LECTURE IS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE. CAAGS MEMBERS HAVE PRIORITY.
Join professional genealogist Shamele Jordon, the producer of
Genealogy Quick Start TV, as she engages participants with the history and genealogy
of the Freedmen's Bureau. During this interactive two-hour workshop, participants
will be guided through the methodology needed to effectively research in the Records
of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (1863 -1876). Participants will learn
strategies and tools for exploring these records and then have an opportunity
to deepen their knowledge with hands-on research in state breakout rooms.
Shamele Jordon is a professional genealogist, producer, writer,
and lecturer. Her biographical highlights include: award-winning TV producer of
Genealogy Quick Start; 2018 Best Independent Producer, Instructional/Training,
presented by Alliance for Community Media; 2019 Lawnside Education Foundation
honoree; researcher for the PBS series Oprah's Roots: African American Lives I
*PLEASE NOTE INFORMATION BELOW:
Please register at the Pre-requisite Part I Course on Saturday Oct. 16th
after 12 noon by attending the City of Los Angeles Public Library's Genealogy
Garage on Saturday October 16 from 11am - 12:30pm. for the FREE SCGS Lunch N Learn
on November 13, 2021, 1:00 PM PDT. The link to the November 13 Freedmen's Bureau
eXperience will be provided after the October 16, 2021 lecture.
FREE to the public. Times are approximate. Any questions please
| FREE SCGS
Wednesday, November 17 at 6:00 pm (PST)
Overland Trails Following the Seven Ts
by Steven W. Morrison, MPA
An overview of the seven major western overland trails, Oregon, California, Mormon
Pioneer, Santa Fe Trail and more. Learn about seven tracking techniques to help
locate your ancestor and trace their route West.
Steven W. Morrison, MPA, is past-president of the Puget Sound APG Chapter,
adjunct faculty at The Evergreen State College graduate program for seven years,
and coordinator and instructor of a course on Quakers at 2018 SLIG & 2020
GRIP. In 2016, he received the American Society of Genealogists (ASG) scholar
award for his paper Quaker John Starr of Antrim and Cavan, Ireland and his
five sons who sailed to Pennsylvania.