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Genetic Genealogy 2023
will be both In-Person and Online: March 31 - April 2, 2023

$95 for SCGS Members and $105 for Non-members
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March 31 - Virtual: Keynote Speaker Ugo A. Perego, PhD, MSc Presenting

April 1 - Your Choice of In-Person or Virtual
Plus ability to see all 8 Presentations until June 30, 2023

April 2 - Virtual: 10 Roundtable Discussions on various DNA Topics

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Join for just $40 and enjoy:
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to MyHeritage Library Edition
Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops...and more!

The library is open and operating under the LA County Mask Guidelines. If you are vaccinated, wearing a mask is optional however if you are unvaccinated, please continue to wear your mask or show proof of a Negative Covid test result within the past 72 hours. Also, please bring proof of your vaccination record in case you are asked to show it.
Friday, March 31 - Virtual 5:00PM - 6:00PM (PST)
Twenty-five Years in Genetic Genealogy
Presenter: Ugo A. Perego, PhD, MSc

Starting with the milestone publication in 1997 where mtDNA was utilized in identifying remains as likely belonging to the Romanov family, all the way to the very recent application of genetic genealogy to the field of forensic investigation, this presentation will revisit 25 years in the field of DNA studies for ancestry, genealogical, and other applications involving familial relationships.
Level:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Topic:DNA, General Research Techniques

Dr. Ugo Perego, a population geneticist, was a Senior Researcher and Director of Operations at the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMFG). This work became one of the reference databases for the autosomal DNA test offered by He is the President of the Genetic Genealogy Consultant, a Visiting Scientist with the Biology and Biotechnology Department at the University of Pavia, Italy, and a biology instructor at the Southeastern Community College in Iowa.
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Saturday, April 8, 2023 - ONLINE ONLY*

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1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Speaker - Nancy Loe, MA, MLS
"Organize Like an Archivist: Taming Your Genealogy Records and Research"

This presentation helps you put your family history research in order. Learn simple and effective strategies to organize and link your digital files and paper records, using the same principles as professional archivists. No need for color codes, numbering systems, or other complicated schemes with this archives-based system. And when your records are organized, you can spend more time on research.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Speaker - Nancy Loe, MA, MLS
"Think Like an Archivist: Finding Genealogy Records in Libraries and Archives Worldwide"

Discover genealogy records held in archives in the US and worldwide. Learn how archivists make collections accessible through online archives portals and digital finding aids. Find out effective search terms to use in archives portals. Specific URLs for regional, state, national, and worldwide archival portals are included.

Nancy E. Loe is a professional archivist and genealogist, who writes and lectures at the National Genealogical Society, RootsTech, SCGS Jamboree, Legacy Family Tree, and genealogy conferences in the US, Canada, and Australia. Visit her site to see all she features. Nancy also provides expert guidance on information management and research skills.

Please register at least one-hour ahead, click on link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

FREE. The library will not be open for research. Times are approximate.
For any questions, please contact Charlotte

Wednesday, April 19 - 6:00PM (PST)
Canadian Genealogy Online in 2023
by Dave Obee
Many Americans have ancestors or cousins in Canada, and research north of the border can be rewarding. It is important to understand the differences between research in Canada and the United States - and to know what is new. Canada has hundreds of websites of prime value to genealogists, and the sites to use will depend on which of the 10 provinces and three territories your family called home.

Dave Obee holds an honorary doctor of laws degree awarded by the University of Victoria, British Columbia, in recognition of his work as a journalist, historian and genealogist. He is editor-in-chief of the Times Colonist newspaper in Victoria. He is author of Destination Canada - Guide to Canadian Immigration Records, and Counting Canada - Guide to Canadian Census Records. He was a member of the services consultation committee at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa for four years. He is also a former member of the board of Canada's History Society. He has been researching his own family history since 1978.

For just $40 you can enjoy:
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to MyHeritage Library Edition
Field Trips to area repositories
Guided research trips to Salt Lake City and Ft. Wayne
Interest groups for computer software users, writers, and ethnic geographic research.
Free in-Library use of valuable online resources
Substantial Discounts on research & subscriptions
Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops.

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