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Effective July 18, 2021

ALL PATRONS MUST WEAR MASKS TO ENTER THE LIBRARY in accordance with the new LA County requirements.

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Saturday, August 7 at 10:00 am (PDT)

Jurisdictions Explained: Finding New Avenues of Research for Your Family
by Diana Elder, AG®

Exploring each level of record-keeping for a locality can reveal additional records for a research subject. Learn about specific records kept on the town, city, county, state, regional, and federal levels and strategies to locate them. Discover how to create a personal locality guide for your research that will include each appropriate jurisdiction and links to the records and repositories.

Diana Elder AG® is a professional genealogist accredited in the Gulf South region of the United States. Diana is the author of the bestselling book, "Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide" and creator of the “Research Like a Pro” course. Diana and her daughter, Nicole Dyer, are the hosts of the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast and share research tips on their website,
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SCGS Beginner's Class - First Steps – (condensed half day class)
Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

at the SCGS Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.
Taught by Mark Cross.

This personalized condensed class is FREE to SCGS members and just $10 for non-members.
Limited to 6 participants. Sign up by emailing:

Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

"Orphan Trains and the Children Who Rode Them" By Karen A. Fortin

The story of the Orphan Trains, which relocated children from the eastern cities to rural farmlands, has become a part of American popular culture. This presentation explores the facts behind the legends, follows a group of children "placed-out" in 1880, and provides information on resources available to learn more about the orphan trains and their riders.

Karen A. Fortin has degrees in History and Library Science and a passion for research. She is a member of various genealogical societies and loves to help people explore their family's history and the world in which they lived.

Please register at least one-hour ahead for the FREE SCGS Lunch and Learn Education program - on August 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM PDT Join this webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Please register at:

Wednesday, August 18 at 6:00 pm (PDT)

Profile of a Quaker – Finding a Friend in Colonial America
by Steven Morrison, MPA

The profile of a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) can be as distinctive as a fingerprint. By the 1750s, Quakers were the 3rd largest religion in colonial America and kept excellent records. Learn key profiling techniques so you can spot the Quaker in your family tree.

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.”

All purchased Genealogy Jamboree lectures may be viewed through October 10, 2021.
All purchased Genetic Genealogy Jamboree lectures can be viewed through October 3, 2021.

For just $40 you can enjoy:
24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
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Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops.

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