Southern California Genealogical Society
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS - Lunch and Learn

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.

The library will NOT be open for research during these hours.






NOTE: PRE-REQUISITE COURSE NEEDED
LAPL GENEALOGY GARAGE:
The Freedmen's Bureau Experience, Part I

offered Oct. 16, 2021 - click here to attend

*PART I OF THIS LECTURE IS NECESSARY IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND
"THE FREEDMEN'S BUREAU EXPERIENCE PART II ON NOVEMBER 13"

Saturday, November 13, 2021
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From 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
"The Freedmen's Bureau eXperience"
Speaker - Shamele Jordon

THIS LECTURE IS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE. CAAGS MEMBERS HAVE PRIORITY.

Join professional genealogist Shamele Jordon, the producer of Genealogy Quick Start TV, as she engages participants with the history and genealogy of the Freedmen's Bureau. During this interactive two-hour workshop, participants will be guided through the methodology needed to effectively research in the Records of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (1863 -1876). Participants will learn strategies and tools for exploring these records and then have an opportunity to deepen their knowledge with hands-on research in state breakout rooms.

Shamele Jordon is a professional genealogist, producer, writer, and lecturer. Her biographical highlights include: award-winning TV producer of Genealogy Quick Start; 2018 Best Independent Producer, Instructional/Training, presented by Alliance for Community Media; 2019 Lawnside Education Foundation honoree; researcher for the PBS series Oprah's Roots: African American Lives I and II.

*PLEASE NOTE INFORMATION BELOW:
Please register on Saturday Oct. 16th after 12 noon by attending the City of Los Angeles Public Library's Genealogy Garage on Saturday October 16 from 11am - 12:30pm. for the FREE SCGS Lunch N Learn on November 13, 2021, 1:00 PM PDT. The link to the November 13 Freedmen's Bureau eXperience will be provided after the October 16, 2021 lecture.


We wanted to share some photos from our October 2018 presentation
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA , Board Certified genealogist, has been involved in family research for 30+ years. She is secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, president of the SoCal Chapter of APG, and president of the Corona Genealogical Society. Jean is director of the Corona CA Family History Center, and a volunteer at NARA, Pacific Region, Riverside County. Follow Jean at circlemending.org.

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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
Email: riverside.archives@nara.gov

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.