Sunday, August 16, 2015

Upcoming Webinar Featuring Jean Wilcox Hibben: Certified or Certifiable?


Our next online webinar is set for August 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm PDT. We will be lucky to hear from Jean Wilcox Hibben on a topic that many of us have considered.

Certified or Certifiable? Why a Genealogist Would Go Through All that Trouble

It is no secret that becoming Board Certified is a great deal of work, and that, even after the time and expense, there is no guarantee that the applicant will attain that goal on the first (or even second) attempt. What are the benefits of becoming Board Certified? What does it mean to do genealogical work to a higher standard? How can your efforts reap rewards (personal and financial)? And other reasons for pursuing certification will be addressed. Also included: suggestions for how to prepare before "starting the clock," along with the most common errors people make when preparing their portfolios.

Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA, CG, is the Director of the Corona Family History Center and a Board Member of the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists (and Past-President of the So. Calif. Chapter). She served as lead researcher on the PBS television program Genealogy Roadshow in 2013. Jean is also on the boards of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (where she serves as Vice-President), the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (where she serves as Western Regional Representative), theCalifornia State Genealogical Alliance (where she serves as Parliamentarian), and the Corona Genealogical Society (where she serves as 1st Vice-President). She maintains her own website with information about her presentations, CDs, projects, etc.: www.circlemending.org. A native of the Chicago suburbs and retired college professor, she is a Board Certified genealogist with a master’s degree in speech communication and doctorate in folklore. Jean is a national speaker known for her entertaining, as well as informative, presentations and is a frequent writer for various genealogy publications.

23 August 2015  5:00 p.m. PDT
Please join my meeting, Aug 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/371547448

For telephone log in information, please contact the webmaster.

We hope to "see" a large crowd at this meeting!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

TONIGHT: Evernote for Genealogists Webinar



Evernote for Genealogists

Some software programs just scream, "Use me to find and organize your research." Evernote is just such a program...and it's ever-growing and changing. Learn some of the latest uses for this tool and how it can make both your work as a professional genealogist (collecting and organizing client data) and a family historian (cataloging and locating your own family documents, photos etc.) more efficient.

L.A. (Butch) Hibben, Certified Legacy Advisor, the Assistant Director of the Corona (CA) Family History Center. Knowing about his ancestry has been as much a part of his life as knowing basic life skills. Fortunate enough to speak with his forebears about their experiences as Arizona pioneers, Butch has remembered the stories and the roles his family played in the history of the states of Utah and Arizona. Butch, like his ancestor pioneers, was a trailblazer: for him it was in the field of computers. He became involved in the technology in the late 1950s while serving in the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, he continued in the field as a computer technician for many years until his retirement in 2008. An audio specialist and former square dance caller, it is no wonder that he was inspired to assist others in preserving their heritage when he was introduced to the Living Legacy Project in 2011. Again, he is carrying on his ancestors' tradition of pioneering - now in the world of on-line preservation. More information here.

Please join my meeting, May 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM PDT. https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/370590472

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. 

Please contact the webmaster for more information, or for a number to call with your telephone.

SCC-APG Meeting @ SCGS Jamboree

The California State Genealogical Alliance will be holding a general meeting and social at the upcoming Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree.

When: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Burbank Marriott, Research Assistance Room (in the Tech Hallway)

Please come and network with other APG members and prospective members. Share the benefits of membership in the APG and the Southern California Chapter!

For more information, please contact Jamie Mayhew, President.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2014 SALT LAKE INSTITUTE OF GENEALOGY (SLIG)


SLIG’s Early-Bird Registration is only weeks away, ending on October 31, 2013! Ensure you get yourself a spot in one of the few remaining courses. The following courses still have seats left:


  • American Research and Records: Focus on Families
  • Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, or Both?
  • Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum
  • Problem Solving
  • Utilizing Social History
  • Researching in Eastern Europe 


Immerse yourself in a specific genealogical topic for a week-long educational opportunity that is unparalleled. Many of the courses are interactive and highlight on site research at the Family History Library (FHL) as well as one-on-one consultations with the course coordinators and instructors. These individuals are genealogical experts and provide guidance and insight that may help you overcome those brick walls and move forward with your research.

Attendees have time to explore Salt Lake City’s many attractions as well as spend time outside of the course researching at the FHL. The library is a short walk from the Institute’s location and, if available, the Radisson often provides shuttle service to the library.

Another benefit of joining SLIG this year is the ability to attend the Association of Professional Genealogist’s Professional Management Conference (PMC), which will be held the Friday and Saturday before the Institute begins. You can experience two great events being held back-to-back at one location! 

Sign-up before October 31st and you will save over 10% off your registration. Become a member of UGA and increase your savings even more. The registration page can be accessed at http://www.infouga.org/aem.php?lv=r&eid=8

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Join us Saturday for a Virtual Meeting!




Saturday we are having our first virtual meeting with a great topic. 

Join us on Saturday, September 14th at 6:00 pm (9:00pm EDT) for Evernote for Genealogy Professionals with Caroline  Pointer of 4YourFamilyStory.com




Sign-in information will be emailed.  Feel free to contact Gena Philibert-Ortega if you do not receive it.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Join us at Jamboree!




Going to Jamboree? We are!  Join us for our next meeting  at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.  In the Jamboree schedule we are session SA050. This is an informal meeting where we welcome potential members and network. 

We also have a booth at Jamboree this year. Come visit us in the Exhibit Hall and learn more about SCCAPG. 

Are you a member of SCCAPG? We welcome you to bring your brochure or flyer to place on our table in the Exhibit Hall. We want to help get the word out about your services, presentations, publications, etc. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Research Location - Torrance Public Library


The Torrance Public Library has several locations in the City of Torrance. The main library, also known as the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, is located at 3301 Torrance Boulevard.  Hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. During the school year (September to June), the library is also open most Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Their telephone number is (310) 618-5959; click here for their website.

The Torrance Public Library has microfilm for the following newspapers:
·        Daily Breeze (the local paper) – 1976 to present
·        Los Angeles Times – 1966 to present
·        New York  Times – 1961-1999
·        Washington Post – 1988-1999

In addition, you can search the Historical Newspapers Index of the Torrance Herald and the Torrance Press (1913-1969) and Historic City and Phone Directories (1922-1975) here.

The library also offers an obituary request service through their website. Click here for additional information.

Of particular interest to genealogists is the collection of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society which is housed in a dedicated area on the lower level of the library. The collection contains many books of interest and there is an extensive periodical collection representing almost every state and some foreign countries as well. The society has volunteers on hand in the library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the third Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A partial list of the periodicals held can be found on the society’s website. The society holds its general membership meetings in the library’s community room on the third Wednesday at 7 p.m.