Southern California Genealogical Society

Lunch and Learn, SCGS Educational ProgramLooking for a place to learn more about genealogy and how to do family research? Lunch & Learn is simply the best place to do just that. Free and open to the public, it is one of the SCGS's most popular educational programs. Join us soon. Please note, tThe library is NOT open for research during Lunch & Learn hours.

Lunch and Learn lectures are currently Online Only. Please check our website and lecture flyer for more details. COVID-19 restrictions require masks and vaccination cards to enter the library.

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - ONLINE ONLY
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1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Speaker - Emma MacBeath
"What is this WikiTree I Keep Hearing About?"

Celebrating its 16th year in 2024, WikiTree is a community of members on a mission to grow one free, accessible, accurate, shared family tree that connects us all. Learn about what the site has to offer, the power of collaborative genealogy, and how you can get involved.

Emma MacBeath is a genetic genealogist who specializes in African American genealogy and using DNA to reconnect family. She is a Project Leader of the US Black Heritage, Adoption Angels, and African Ancestry Projects at WikiTree.

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

FREE. Open to the public. The library will not be open for research. Any questions please contact Charlotte Bocage,

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We regret that there will be no Field Trip this year to the National Archives in Riverside. They are no longer open on the first Saturday of the month.

We provide you with this general information below, so that you may arrange your own visit to this very important historical facility.

The National Archives at Riverside,
23123 Cajalco Road, Perris
Phone: (951) 956-2000

Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Textual research room closes at 4:00 P.M. (last pull is 3:00 P.M.)
No appointment is necessary, however, they can better serve you if you call in advance of visiting.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government. Those valuable records are available to you.