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Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 PM

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

Genealogy Garage: Are Your Ancestors in the News?

George Mouchet knows his newsprint and has been researching since 1999. George will reveal some of the fascinating information you can discover about your ancestors in old newspapers.

Afterwards, from 2-4, we have one-on-one Hispanic genealogy research help available. Join us for Hispanic Saturdays in the History & Genealogy Department reading room.

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.


Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Ventura County Genealogical Society presents a
Free Family History Mini-Seminar
at the
Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA

PRESENTATIONS BY COLLEEN GREENE:
1:00 P.M. UTILIZING THE DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA & THE HATHITRUST FOR FAMILY RESEARCH
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and the HathiTrust Digital Library are two relatively new innovative resources to incorporate into your family history research. Both house and provide gateways to consortia-shared rich digitized collections that can be accessed online and on your mobile devices for free. Well-designed navigation and collection organization, combined with advanced search and discovery features, make it easy to quickly and effectively locate materials relevant to your research focus, and its mapping and time-focused features make it possible to gain a better understanding of the types of records available for different places and times. HathiTrust’s innovative reading features make it easy to quickly locate your ancestors in its extensive collection of public domain published family histories and historical materials. You will walk away from this lecture with two new favorite websites for your research toolkit.

2:30 P.M. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCHING YOUR MEXICAN ANCESTORS
This introductory lecture covers key U.S. records and strategies for identifying when and where your Mexican ancestors immigrated, and for identifying their hometown in Mexico. It will also provide an overview of the main Mexican record types available online for tracing those family lines further back in Mexico. We cover the colonial Spanish and Mexican eras. Colleen demonstrates key strategies to set you up for success and explains how to avoid the common mistakes she made initially in her research. This class is ideal for anyone new to researching their Mexican lines, as well as those still relatively new to genealogy in general. Even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful in this research.

Colleen Greene, MLIS, is a librarian, educator, and web developer. She is the Marketing Librarian and Digital Humanities Specialist for California State University, Fullerton, and teaches an online graduate-level genealogical methodology course for San Jose State University. Her teaching focuses on Mexican and Hispanic research, DNA, methodology, search strategies, emerging technologies, and society marketing and communications.

10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.: VCGS DNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING
Teri Reynolds, Presenter This presentation is entitled “Step Up: Take Your Genetic Genealogy to the Next Level.” Teri will provide tips, tricks, and recommendations.
This is the fourth installment in our 2018 DNA lecture series and is suitable for all genetic genealogists.

Visit our website for more information: https://venturacogensoc.org/


SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018, 11:30AM – 2:00PM

California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612
Reliving Their Lives: Experiencing, Researching, and Writing World War I to the Jazz Age with Gena Philibert-Ortega

How do you make those names, date, and places you have for your ancestor come alive? Combining social history with family history helps you to better understand your ancestor and ensures a family history story that even non-genealogists will love.

The popular and well-known genealogist and cookbook editor, Gena Philibert-Ortega presents a workshop where we will travel back in time to learn more about life from the World War I years to the end of the Jazz Age. Using food, music, literature, ephemera, and images you will learn about this important time period, experience it, and complete the beginnings of a family history you'll love.

For more information and to register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/ybah7g7v

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 LIncoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Bring Your Own Brick Wall

Bring your problems, questions, and documents (copies, please, no originals), and a panel of experienced SFBAJGS researchers will brainstorm to provide information and suggestions that will show your next steps and may help you solve some of your family mysteries.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/.


Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Danish Lutheran Church and Cultural Center
16881 Bastanchury Rd,
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

GSNOCC 2018 Family History Seminar
Speaker: Kory L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA

Genealogical Society of North Orange County California presents a one day seminar. Topics include continuing genealogy education, online state-provided resources, evidence evaluation and discrepancy resolution, and online cemetery research.

Registration is now open.
For more information call 714-420-9844 or go to http://www.gsnocc.org/2018_seminar.html.


Saturday, July 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Cookies and coffee - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
San Mateo County Genealogical Society
Meeting location: Grace Lutheran Church
2825 Alameda de Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94403

Round Table Discussions

The SMCGS Round Table meeting is an opportunity for genealogists to come together to share with others what research or projects they have done on a particular topic. Topics: Organizing Your Genealogical Research, Using Online Genealogical Software (e.g. Ancestry.com, Family Search, My Heritage), Using Maps in Genealogy, and Irish/British/Scottish/Welsh Research.


Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:30AM – 12:30PM

California Genealogical Society
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

Mind Mapping Workshop Ron Arons

This lab will introduce participants to mind maps, graphical outlining tools normally used in Corporate America for brainstorming and product idea generation, but also by attorneys to explain their cases to their clients and to juries, and in education with students.
Mind maps can also be used by genealogists to organize data and perform complex and revealing data correlations to understand research findings more clearly. Mind maps are particularly useful for people who think visually and/or non-linearly. The lab will also briefly introduce “concept maps” which are very similar to, yet different from mind maps. The lab will use two programs that can be downloaded from the Internet for FREE to work on either a Windows PC or Mac.
Participants must be comfortable with technology – this is not suitable for technically-challenged individuals.

Ron's "Mind Maps for Genealogy" book will be available for sale.

Ron has presented numerous times at RootsTech, SCGS Jamboree, the APG Professional Management Conference, IAJGS (14X), WhoDoYouThinkYouAre? LIVE! (England), and LegacyFamilyTree webinars. He has published three books including The Jews of Sing Sing and Mind Maps for Genealogy. Ron studied engineering at Princeton University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early.
CGS members enjoy free admission.
Non-member admission fee is $30.00* and can be applied towards a new one-year CGS membership the day of the class.
Register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.
PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Credit card payments will be processed by Eventbrite.
*Seminar fee is non-refundable.

For more information and to register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/y9zplfgr


Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 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: Deciphering “Old Spanish” Handwriting

The ever-curious Karla Arreola will share her knowledge of how you, too, can learn to read Spanish handwriting. If you can’t read the handwriting, how will you ever understand what you are reading?

Afterwards, from 2-4, we have one-on-one Hispanic genealogy research help available. Join us for Hispanic Saturdays in the History & Genealogy Department reading room.

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.


Saturday August 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Offered by California Genealogical Society
at the Oakland Family History Center
4766 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

Irfanview - A Free Easy to Use Photo Editing Program presented by Ron Madson
The popular Irfanview freeware/shareware image viewer and editor for Microsoft Windows computers can be used for editing various types of images. The class will include how to download the program, and use “screen capture” to get an image from your computer monitor into Irfanview, how to scan images and as well as cropping, resizing, rotating and adding text labels, and lots more.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Class size is limited to 35 attendees. Pre-registration is required.
CGS members and FHC personnel are admitted for free.
Non-member fee is $30.00* and can be applied towards a CGS membership the day of the class. Register early to confirm your seat at http://tinyurl.com/y7voksj2


Sunday, August 26, 2018, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

My Attic, Your Story: An Immigrant's Journey, by Roslyn Sholin

My attic is a placeholder for all our stories. You will see things that might have been in your own family's attic. Through struggles and achievement, assimilation and acculturation emerge. An extraordinary journey is relived through ordinary items. Every immigrant's tale is unique, yet they are all the same. From family to family, generation to generation, and century to century we have all traveled this path. Explore your past and thank your ancestors for making your life possible.

Roslyn Sholin is a creative director. Using a multidisciplinary approach, she has become a storyteller who can transform decades of materials into educationally rich content. T he Yiddish Book Center videotaped her for its oral history project.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/.


Monday, August 27, 2018, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306

From Cottage to Estate in One Generation: A San Francisco Family, by David Fleishhacker

David Fleishhacker will describe how a Jewish immigrant (his ancestor) from Bavaria came to the U.S. in 1840 and prospered in the gold country, then in Virginia City, then by trading mining shares in San Francisco, and finally by founding a paper box company so that his sons could learn about business, which they did, becoming major investors and bankers. Like Sutro and Levi Strauss (although much less known), the family was able to prosper in the West and become important figures in California, especially in San Francisco. The San Francisco Zoo, the Hetch Hetchy water system, and Coit Tower all owe their existence partly to Aaron Fleishhacker and his sons, whose descendants still live here. As one of them, David will outline the research that revealed the triumphs and disasters of the family over the past 120 years.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/.


Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 LIncoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

A Family Web Site: Doing It My Way, by Barbara Toby Stack

This will not be a do-it-yourself guide to making your own Web site but testimony to the insights I garnered by tackling it myself. There is a great deal of freedom and satisfaction to be gained from doing battle with technology and sharing your research in the best ways you can imagine. My imagination is made up, in part, of HTML, and I believe it to be an ideal medium to tell the many stories that genealogical exploration turns up. At the same time, my skills are pretty basic, and my challenge is how to present my research to the widest possible audience with the simplest of tools.

Barbara Stack has been researching her family roots in Poland and Ukraine since the late 1980's, when she saw an enormous handwritten family tree made by her mother’s cousin and bought her first computer. Many busy years passed. In late 2009, a mutual friend introduced Barbara to Jeremy Frankel, who pointed her to the LDS FamilySearch Library in Oakland and to the SFBAJGS. A Web site soon became necessary to organize and share the mounting piles of research. In her professional life Barbara has been a systems analyst, a fiddler, a youth orchestra ED, and most recently an archivist, editor, and writing coach.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/.


Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Home Grown Preservation: Tips for Preserving Your Historical Documents, by Susan Goldstein

In this presentation, we'll explore some of the ways to prolong the life of your historical documents. We'll touch on archival housing and supplies, as well as temperature, humidity control, and storage. We'll also have a quick overview of useful resources for genealogical research at the San Francisco Public Library, from books to databases.

Susan Goldstein has served as the City Archivist of San Francisco for 22 years, documenting the city’s history in the San Francisco History Center, on the 6th floor of the San Francisco Public Library. The History Center is responsible for collecting and preserving the archives of the City and County of San Francisco, including mayoral and departmental historical materials, as well as maintaining a local history collection, extensive photograph collection, and public reading room. Previously, Goldstein worked as the archivist to Senator Alan Cranston for three years, serving on his staff in California and Washington, D.C. She also worked at the Labor Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State University, collecting labor union history.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/.


Monday, October 22, 2018, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Caring for Your Documents and Photos: Better Now than Never, by Karen Zukor

This presentation will show how to take care of important papers and what to avoid. Conservation is based on the study of what makes artifacts of all kinds age and deteriorate. Paper conservation relies on understanding paper chemistry and the media used to produce art and artifacts. By understanding the physical and chemical attributes of a wide range of papers, conservators can repair damaged items and extend the lives of those artifacts for future generations.

Karen Zukor has been a paper conservator in private practice for 38 years. Her work encompasses a full range of paper, from the 15th century to contemporary pieces. She has been responsible for many collections, including fine art, archival material, maps, historic currency, and rare books, in both private hands and institutions. Her studio is involved in both conservation and preservation; she and her staff not only repair damaged items but provide information on extending the life of an object. Karen has also trained conservation interns for more than twenty years. Zukor Art Conservation is in Oakland, California.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/.


Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Doors open 8 am

San Mateo County Genealogical Society
Seminar location: Menlo Park LDS Hall
1105 Valparaiso, Menlo Park

Exploring DNA & Genetic Genealogy with CeCe Moore

CeCe Moore is an independent professional genetic genealogist and media consultant who is considered an innovator in the use of DNA for genealogy and unknown parentage research. She has been the genetic genealogy expert and scriptwriter for the PBS Television documentary series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. since 2013. She is the founder of The DNA Detectives, the co-founder of the Institute for Genetic Genealogy and, as a leading educator in her field, she is an instructor for a number of courses and conferences throughout North America.
 
CeCe collaborates regularly with ABC’s 20/20, showcasing her cutting-edge work reuniting individuals of unknown parentage with biological relatives through genetic genealogy. She has also appeared as a genetic genealogy expert on CBS This Morning, Nightline, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Sunday Today with Willie Geist, The Doctors and Finding Your Roots. 

Seminar Talks: I have My Results, Now What?, Creating & Utilizing Genetic Networks in Your Research, Breaking Through Brick Walls with DNA, and DNA Stories from “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louise Gates, Jr.

Registration opens Aug 15, 2018. For more information, go to http://www.smcgs.org/programs/seminars


Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 LIncoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Using Cluster Research to Understand Your Ancestors: When a Tree Isn't Enough, by Anne Gillespie Mitchell

Everyone has brick walls in their genealogy research: people who appear to have been dropped out of the sky; women whose maiden names seem unknowable. Cluster research will give you new avenues to break down those brick walls by researching their family members, their neighbors, and anyone and everyone they were associated with. Explore methods that will help you uncover new information about your family.

Anne Gillespie Mitchell has been chasing her ancestors up and down the Great Wagon road through Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina for many years. She currently works for Ancestry on a variety of products including search, Ancestry Library Edition, AncestryK12, and now RootsWeb. She has completed the Boston University Online Genealogy Certificate course as well as multiple sessions at SLIG and IGHR. She has also taught genealogy courses at many national conferences, including NGS, FGS, and RootsTech and at SLIG. Before Ancestry she worked in the Internet industry in software development and has been a product manager for several companies. She has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, where she also taught computer science for eight years.

This event is free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information visit http://www.sfbajgs.org/.



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