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!

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.

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 Southern California Chapter APG 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.