Southern California Genealogical Society
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS - Beginner's Classes

Beginner's Classes

Class Schedule:


  • Tuesdays: Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 - Beginner’s 4 Week/One-on-One

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021- Beginner’s Class – First Steps
  • Looking for some classes to learn more about genealogy and how to do family research? Free to SCGS Members and open to the public for a small fee, our Beginner's Classes are among the SCGS's most popular educational programs. Join us soon!

    Sign up by emailing beginner@scgsgenealogy.com or call 818-843-7247.


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    FOUR-WEEK OCTOBER ONLINE ONLY
    Beginner’s Four-Week Class with One-on-One Assistance
    October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2021, Tuesdays: 9:30 – 11:00 am

    Week 1 - The Basics of Getting Started
    Week 2 - Census Records and Their Substitutes
    Week 3 - Church Records
    Week 4 - Military and Land Records

    Taught by Beverly Truesdale. Please register prior to the date of each class. Each week's class has a cost of $5.50 which is paid when registering. A confirmation email will be sent after registering and a reminder email will be sent on the day of the class.

    For questions and member's registration email: beginner@scgsgenealogy.com
    Dates are subject to change. Please check back for updates. Download Flyer

    Sign up by emailing:  beginner@scgsgenealogy.com

    Registration Links for each week of the four-week course ONLY:
    Week One - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/597113295323643148
    Week Two - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1941976544792983312
    Week Three - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1731490436818176784
    Week Four - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2629088848781161488


    IN PERSON - AT THE SCGS LIBRARY IN BURBANK
    SCGS Beginner's Class - First Steps
    – (condensed half day class)
    Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    at the SCGS Library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.

    Mark Cross will provide an introduction to the basics including:
    setting goals, keeping organized, identifying resources, getting information from vital records and their substitutes, using census records, citing your sources, tips for online services including Ancestry.com, FamilySearch & My Heritage & an introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard. Download flyer

    This personalized condensed class is FREE to SCGS members and just $10 for non-members.
    Money will be collected before the class in our Library. Limited to 14 participants.

    Sign up by emailing: beginner@scgsgenealogy.com - Subject: First Steps