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Saturday, April 18, 2020

9am – 4pm

The Sonoma County Genealogical Society Presents its 28th Annual Spring Seminar with

Judy G. Russell – The Legal Genealogist

With abundance of caution and due to the uncertainties of the COVIS-19 virus,
the Sonoma County Genealogical Society has decided to cancel our Spring Seminar

Back by popular demand, Judy is an internationally known genealogist with a law degree.
She helps folks understand the arcane legal concepts and terminology that are so very important to genealogists.

Scheduled Lectures:
Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans
NARA Myth-Busters: Your Family IS in the Archives
Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War
After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA

Pre-Registration: $40 for Sonoma County Genealogical Society Members; $50 for Non-Members
Admission at the door: $60

Finley Center
Person Auditorium
2060 West College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

More information at: *https://scgsonline.org/2020-Spring-Seminar**


Saturday, April 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 PM

Los Angeles Public Library
(in the Adult Literacy Center on Level 1: the "ERTC" Room)
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Genealogy Garage: U.S. Census as a Genealogy Tool

Experienced researcher Charlotte Bocage of the Southern California Genealogical Society will help show you the genealogical benefits of the U.S. Census and how to decipher the information on this valuable document!

More info here: www.lapl.org

Genealogy Garage is co-sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-SoCal Chapter. It takes place the third Saturday of each month (except for December) at the Los Angeles Public Library.


CANCELED Saturday, May 2, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PRESENTED BY Palm Springs Genealogical Society
Palm Springs Public Library
300 S. Sunrise Way
Learning Center
Palm Springs, CA 92262

May 2, Barbara Randall, "Decoding the National Archives Online"


Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (PDT)

PRESENTED BY California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)
ONLINE - Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files: A Treasure Trove of Original Documents

Hosted by Trish Hackett Nicola
ONLINE CLASS VIA ZOOM

The purpose of the Chinese Exclusion Act was to limit the number of Chinese entering the United States, exclude laborers, and prevent the Chinese already here from becoming naturalized citizens. This presentation will include background information about what was happening in China and the U.S. leading up to passage of the Act, and give you examples of the types of documents that were created for Chinese individuals over the sixty-one years the Act was in existence. Any time the Chinese, even those born in the U.S., wanted to leave the country, whether to Canada or China, they needed to obtain proper documentation to assure their re-entry into the country. The National Archives-Seattle has over 50,000 case files. Most files contain photos and biographical information on the applicant who was frequently questioned in great detail about his family, home and village in China. See examples of documents and photos from the files and find out how and where to find the files. NOTE: Many of the Seattle files are for Chinese who had a connection to California.

The meeting will take place VIA ZOOM on Thursday, May 28, at 1 pm. If you join, please sign in early to make sure you are able to see the program. We will send you instructions the night before which will give you access.

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

If you have any problems ahead of time or when you're logging on, send an email to gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|mocmer#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|mocmer

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Credit card payments will be processed by Eventbrite.
CGS Members and Non-Members enjoy free access
Click here for registration info - https://tinyurl.com/yawakhlz


Saturday May 30, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT)

PRESENTED BY California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)
ONLINE - 20th Century Immigration and Naturalization Records

Hosted by Marisa Louie Lee
ONLINE CLASS VIA ZOOM

The National Archives maintains a wealth of records relating to immigration and naturalization in the 20th century. This includes more than one million Alien Case Files, or "A-Files", which relate to noncitizen alien residents of the United States and are a potential wealth of genealogical information. Marisa Louie Lee will discuss more about what and who is in the A-Files, how to find them at the National Archives, and how to access records that remain with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She will share some personal stories from the Asian Pacific American community to illuminate what you might find in these records. Finally, we'll look at additional resources on FamilySearch and Ancestry, and understand how those point to original immigration-related records in archival holdings.
The meeting will take place via Zoom on Saturday, May 30, at 2 pm. If you join, please sign in early to make sure you are able to see the program. We will send you instructions the night before which will give you access.

The meeting will take place VIA ZOOM on Saturday, May 30, at 2 pm. If you join, please sign in early to make sure you are able to see the program. We will send you instructions the night before which will give you access.

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

If you have any problems ahead of time or when you're logging on, send an email to gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|mocmer#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|mocmer

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Credit card payments will be processed by Eventbrite.
CGS Members and Non-Members enjoy free access
Click here for registration info - https://tinyurl.com/y78u3dbo


CANCELLED Saturday, May 30, 2020 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE PRESENTED BY California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

Eastern European Special Interest Group 2020 Quarterly Meetings

Join us for the Eastern European Special Interest Group (SIG) discussion, focused on Eastern European Genealogy. Our group is open to all. We meet quarterly in 2020 on February 29, May 30 and August 29.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
• Group size is limited. Please register early to confirm your seat.
• Special Interest Groups are a free benefit to CGS members.
• Non-members are welcome to attend for $10* and can be applied towards a one-year CGS membership the day of the class.
• If you are not be able to attend after registration, please let us know at: gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve
Click here for registration info - https://tinyurl.com/uva7hpu


Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Part 1) and Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 8:30 PM (Part 2) (PDT)

PRESENTED BY California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)

ONLINE - Excel for Genealogists
The is a two-session class online via Zoom
June 16, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
June 17, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted by Stewart Blandón Traiman
ONLINE CLASS VIA ZOOM

Stewart loves spreadsheets! He uses spreadsheets at work every day as an IT Manager. He is an expert in Microsoft Excel using it in genealogy quite frequently. Laying out all the data in Excel can help researchers see gaps in knowledge or correlations between data points. Breakthroughs can easily happen by visualizing data in spreadsheets. Stewart shows many examples of his use of spreadsheets to track newspaper clippings, a vital records catalog, tracking ancestor addresses over time, and tracking whole families over many censuses. Stewart will teach how to use Excel filter, sorting, color coding, calculations and many other functions.
Spreadsheets are fun!

The meeting will take place VIA ZOOM on June 16 and 17 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. If you join, please sign in early to make sure you are able to see the program. We will send you instructions the night before which will give you access.

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

If you have any problems ahead of time or when you're logging on, send an email to gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|mocmer#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|mocmer

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Credit card payments will be processed by Eventbrite.
CGS Members and Non-Members enjoy free access
Click here for registration info - https://tinyurl.com/ybp8dbsx


CANCELLED Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE PRESENTED BY California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

Eastern European Special Interest Group 2020 Quarterly Meetings

Join us for the Eastern European Special Interest Group (SIG) discussion, focused on Eastern European Genealogy. Our group is open to all. We meet quarterly in 2020 on February 29, May 30 and August 29.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
• Group size is limited. Please register early to confirm your seat.
• Special Interest Groups are a free benefit to CGS members.
• Non-members are welcome to attend for $10* and can be applied towards a one-year CGS membership the day of the class.
• If you are not be able to attend after registration, please let us know at: gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|stneve
Click here for registration info - https://tinyurl.com/uva7hpu


Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:00-3:00 PM (PDT)

PRESENTED BY California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS)
** ONLINE - Family Tree Maker™ Special Interest Group **

Hosted by Ron Madson and Karen Halfon

ONLINE CLASS VIA ZOOM

What We Are Doing At The June 20th Meeting?
1. Introductions.
2. FTM 2019 Question and Discussion – What have you done that has surprised you during this SIP? Your Questions/Comments?
3. Follow-up on last month's TreeVault and Antenna Tree discussion, and its role in your Backup Strategy.
4. FTM2019 Topic - Family History Fact and Event Management tools.
5. FTM tips and tid-bits.

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

Problems connecting? Questions? Contact Ron Madson
gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|nosdamr#gro.srotsecnaainrofilac|nosdamr - (650) 576-4495

This Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group is perfect for new FTM users, people who are just FTM curious, and experienced FTM veterans. All Welcome!

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Credit card payments will be processed by Eventbrite.
CGS Members and Non-Members enjoy free access
Click here for registration info – https://tinyurl.com/ycwrwbkq



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