19 December 2012

Free Genealogy Webinar 05 Jan with Lisa Alzo

Family History Writing Made Easier: 
Cloud-Based Tools Every Genealogists Can Use

Join us for this FREE webinar on January 5 sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society.   Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Date:    Saturday, January 5, 2013
Time:    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Telling your family’s story just got a whole lot easier thanks to a number of cloud-based note taking and writing tools and apps you can access from home, your netbook or iPad, and even your smartphone. Learn about the latest tech tools and writing apps for bringing your family’s story to life!

Our speaker, Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of nine books and numerous magazine articles.

A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to provide educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps provide those opportunities.

The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society.  The webinar archive can be found on the SCGS website. Webinars are available about a week after the session closes.

Webinars are held twice a month -- on the first Saturday and the third Wednesday of each month. Review list of upcoming webinars on the SCGS website.


In addition to 24/7 access to the webinar archive, SCGS members enjoy a number of other benefits. Learn about all these benefits here. You'll also find membership information in the handout.

SCGS sponsors the Extension Webinar Series as part of its mission to provide educational opportunities for family historians. We are grateful for the genealogical community's support of our program, either by purchasing a membership or by making a donation. Donations can be made online or through PayPal.

Thank you for your interest in our webinar series. We hope you'll enjoy the session.

Paula Hinkel
SCGS Director and Jamboree Co-Chair

11 December 2012

2013 SCGS Jamboree Webinar Series - Register Today!

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces that registration is now open for the popular Jamboree Extension Webinar Series for 2013. The webinar series provides web-based family history and genealogy educational sessions for genealogists around the world.

Jamboree Extension Series webinars are conducted the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. Saturday sessions will be held at 10am Pacific time / 1pm Eastern time. Wednesday sessions will be scheduled at 6pm Pacific time / 9pm Eastern time.

For information and to register for the 2013 sessions, check out the SCGS website or click on the Jamboree 2013 logo at the top of this post.

The initial (live) webcast is offered free of charge and open to the public. "We offer these webinars as part of our educational mission," said SCGS president Alice Fairhurst, "but are always grateful for contributions to offset our costs." Donations can be made through PayPal, online through the SCGS website or by check made out to SCGS and mailed to the address below.

As a benefit of membership, SCGS members can review archived sessions at any time by accessing the SCGS members-only section of this website.

To join a webinar, most participants attend via computer with audio speakers or a headset. Those with a fast Internet connection (either broadband or DSL) will have the most satisfactory experience. It is possible to phone in to listen to the presentation. Long-distance charges may apply.

Please share this notice with your fellow genealogical society members, librarians, cousins and others that share your interest in genealogy.

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504

01 December 2012

Watch This Space!

December brings with it so much rush. The rush of holiday parties, shopping, cards, visiting, you name it. Rush to get the good eggnog before it's all gone. Rush to get all the medical and dental work finish before deductible returns to your vocabulary.

Take a breath and relax.

In your spare time (you know, between 2:39 and 3:07 a.m.), keep an eye out for major announcements on the SCGS and Genealogy Jamboree blogs. BIG news coming your way regarding 2013.

Make it easy on yourself:  Sign up to receive emails delivered straight to your inbox, or follow our RSS feed.

And have some eggnog. The good kind.