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SCGS Library Procedures for Patrons - Effective December 2021

ALL PATRONS MUST WEAR MASKS TO ENTER THE LIBRARY in accordance with the new LA County requirements. As of November 1, 2021 in addition to MASKS being REQUIRED, persons entering the library will be required to show PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION or PROOF OF A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST WITHIN THE LAST 72 HOURS. Thank you for helping to maintain a Covid-19-safe library.

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Saturday, January 8 at 10:00 am (PST) Cost $5.50

French Canadian Settlements in the Midwestern U.S.
by Annette Burke Lyttle, MA

French Canadians have inhabited the Midwestern United States since the late 17th century, and major immigration waves from French Canada came to the Midwest in the 19th century. Many of these immigrants sought to maintain their language and customs by settling together in communities. Learn about the history of these communities and how to find the stories of ancestors who lived there.

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.

Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (PST)
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Starting with our January 8, 2022 Lunch and Learn lectures will now be hybrid. Some lectures will be in our library and some lectures will be online. Both lectures will be available to in-library attendees and online attendees. Please check our website and lecture flyer for more details. COVID-19 restrictions require masks and vaccination cards to enter the library.

From 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. "So, You Thought You Were Organized"
Speaker - Charlotte Bocage

Are you stuck? Are you looking through piles of papers for your notes? This visual aid class introduces the basics of organization i.e. explaining the need for and types of forms, a filing system, and other genealogical paraphernalia.

Charlotte M. Bocage has over forty years of genealogy experience, a full-time genealogist, lecturer, author, and Louisiana specialist. Also, on the Board of Directors and Education and Outreach Committee chair for the Southern California Genealogical Society, and the First Vice President of the Pasadena Area African American Genealogical Society.

To register for January 8:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

FREE to the public. Times are approximate. Any questions please contact

Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 pm (PST) Cost $5.50
When DNA Ethnicity Predictions are Useful and Accurate
by Kitty Cooper

The ancestry compostion predictions at each major DNA testing company vary, often by a lot. and none are completely accurate yet. This presentation discusses which company is best for which expected ethnicity and which ethnicities are easier to predict. Comparison of some unusual mixtures across all the companies will be shown

Kitty Munson Cooper is a well-known blogger on genetics and genealogy. Her blog, which gets several thousand hits a day, includes numerous basic pictorial tutorials about using your DNA results and DNA tools to help with your DNA matches.
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Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops.

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