Friday, September 21, 2018

SCCAPG President to Present on APG Chapters at PMC in Kansas City, 2018

Looking forward to presenting about maintaining and creating a chapter of APG at the upcoming PMC (Professional Management Conference) in October (I'll be speaking on Sat, 10/6). I've been gathering information from other chapters to learn how we might be doing some of the same things and learned that we are REALLY looking good! We host webinars, we do the Jamboree Research Assistance (which we did host in May/June this year, but forgot to blog about it), maintain a fairly active Facebook page, do panels for local societies to help answer questions about hiring or becoming a professional genealogist (next one is October 24 at 1pm in Banning - and we could use a couple more participants!), host an annual mini-PMC, and a few other things that let people know we are here. Many of our activities help our members fulfill their Continuing Education requirements, set by APG (in fact, if one were to attend the PMC and every webinar we offer, over half the Continuing Education hours would be taken care of).

So, if you will be in Kansas City (Oct 4-6), please come support our chapter (or your own, if you are part of one) and join in the discussion that should surely become the talk of the event!

Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD, MA
SCCAPG President
Riverside County, CA

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SCCAPG to be at Jamboree 2017

Greetings, SCCAPG members and others!

We are so excited about again sponsoring the So. Calif. Gen. Soc. Jamboree Research Assistance rooms that we can't help bragging. This is our 8th year helping people knock down (or at least put a chink in) their brick walls. We are hoping our members who will be at Jamboree will stop by the help or sign up in advance at the volunteer sign-up page.

By the way, you can also GET help at this location! So check us out in the Tech Hallway. We open at 1pm on Friday June 9th and close at 2:30 on Sunday June 11th. 

And in the middle - on Saturday at 5:00 pm in that same room, we will have our open general meeting, with invitations issued to anyone who is interested in APG and our chapter. Spread the word!

Hope to see you there!

Jean Hibben
President, SCCAPG

Saturday, September 24, 2016

SCC-APG Meeting and Webinar

The Southern California Chapter APG will be holding a general meeting and webinar:

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. PDT
Where: GoToMeeting

Following the meeting, chapter president Jean Wilcox Hibben will present a webinar titled, "Contracts for Speaking Engagements and Client Work." She will cover the why, how, when, etc., of the need for these documents, as well as some general phrases to protect you, as the provider, from any mishaps due to misunderstandings. She will share her own contract templates with attendees.

To RSVP for this meeting, please contact Jean Wilcox Hibben.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SCC-APG Meeting @ SCGS Jamboree

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

When: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Burbank Marriott, Parlor 127

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, December 2, 2015

SCC-APG Annual Holiday Party!

If you are a member - or are interested in becoming a member - of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists -- you are invited to our Annual Holiday Party!

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. Board Meeting; 11:00 a.m. General Meeting
            Potluck Lunch to follow
Where: Home of Jamie Mayhew, Chapter President

Musical Holiday Program featuring Jean and Butch Hibben

Click here for a printable invitation.

Please RSVP to Jamie Mayhew via email or call/text 626-488-5502.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Kim von Aspern-Parker to Speak on Learning Opportunities

Our next webinar is set for October 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm PDT. Our speaker will be Kim von Aspern-Parker:

Learning Opportunities for Genealogists (Online and Off)

As genealogists we are always learning. There are new states or countries to explore, new technology, new methodology and new resources. This class will help you find where best to learn "new tricks" and introduce you to new ways to further your genealogy.

25 October 2015  5:00 p.m. PDT
Please join my meeting, Oct 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM PDT.

For telephone log in information, please contact the webmaster.

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

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.: 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.

For telephone log in information, please contact the webmaster.

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