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2023 JAMBOREE 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.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - ONLINE ONLY*

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1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Speaker - Sharon Gillins
"African Americans in the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.)- Their Lives, Experience and Records"

Using the records of the WPA to research African American families during the Depression era; lecture covers their experience, major projects of genealogical value, how to obtain personnel records and how to use finding aids to locate WPA collections.

Sharon Batiste Gillins has been a passionate family history researcher and genealogy educator for more than 25 years. Her teaching and research emphasize strategies that researchers can use to locate and analyze underutilized record groups for African American family research.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Speaker - Marti Lewis
"Identifying & Researching your Ancestors Who Served in the Military"

This presentation aims to research the dates on your pedigree chart,
census, and death records to identify your ancestors who may have served
in the military. The war timeline will also tell you which war your
ancestor may have served.

Marti Lewis is a compelling and influential voice in the genealogy community. She has been featured, quoted, profiled, and published in several major media publications. She’s also the President of the San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group.

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, February 15 at 6:00 pm (PST)
Ancestry Dots, ThruLines, and an Organized Plan
by Kelli Bergheimer

Learn to efficiently use the Ancestry Dot system and tips to organize the information housed in ThruLines.

Kelli Bergheimer, MSM is a writer, teacher, editor, and national genealogical speaker. Kelli holds a Bachelor's in Biology and a Master's in Business Management. Kelli is a math and science director for Blue Kayak. Kelli runs Mess on the Desk, a genealogical organization company with a blog, YouTube channel, and online store. Kelli is the facilitator of Genetics, Genealogy & You.
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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