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SBCGS CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

SBCGS Calendar

(NOTE: Details are subject to change.)

 

General Meetings are held at 7:00 P. M., in the Meeting Room of the Torrance Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA

2014

January 15, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Barbara Randall, Finding Your Elusive New England Ancestors

February 19, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Connie Moretti, Finding Your Female Ancestors

Show 'N Share: your most elusive ancestor, or how you found out more about her

March 19, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Alice Colbe Volkert, Record Keeping Methods

Show 'N Share: tip on a favorite-record keeping method you use or plan to use

April 16, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Colleen Fitzpatrick, The 6 Degrees of Separation

Show 'N Share: how you used your favorite record-keeping method to find someone (or hope to use it to find someone)

May 3, 2014 — Family History Conference: May is for Memories

Luncheon Keynote Speaker Mary Lou Royle, Memories of a Civil War Family

May 21, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Thomas MacEntee, Mind Mapping Your Research Plans (live webinar)

Show 'N Share: how your favorite record-keeping method has helped you research better and update your results

June 18, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Elyse Doerflinger, Brick Wall Boot-camp

Show 'N Share: how you broke the wall and found info on your #1 brick-wall ancestor

July 16, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Linda Serna, Genealogy as Detective Work

August 20, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Judy Janes, TBD

Show 'N Share: a cool story you hadn't known before, and that you found in online newspapers about your family

September 17, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Laurie Pelayo, Saving Records After You Scan: How to file and find on your flash disk

Show 'N Share: your favorite tip on the speaker's topic

October 22, 2014 — General Meeting

TBD

Annual election and installation of officers

November 19, 2014 — General Meeting

Speaker: Lorna Rice, TBD

December 2014 — General Meeting

NO GENERAL MEETING!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

2013

January 16, 2013 — General Meeting (flyer)

Speaker: Paul Lipinski, World War II Draft Registration Records

February 20, 2013 — General Meeting (flyer)

Speaker: Elyse Doerflinger, Google: So Much More Than A Search Engine

March 20, 2013 — General Meeting (flyer)

Speaker: Joel Weintraub, PhD, Location! Location! Location! Searching the U.S. Census

April 17, 2013 — General Meeting

Speaker: Alice Volkert, Through Their Eyes

May 15, 2013 — General Meeting

June 19, 2013 — General Meeting

July 17, 2013 — General Meeting (flyer)

Speaker: Gena Philibert-Ortega, From the Family Kitchen: Food and Family History

Speaker: Jean Wilcox Hibben, The Importance of Music to Our Ancestors

August 21, 2013 — General Meeting

Speaker: Nancy Carlberg, What's New In British and Irish Records

September 18, 2013 — General Meeting

October 23, 2013 — General Meeting (flyer)

Please note this is the fourth week, not the third, this month.

Launch of "First Families of the South Bay" with introduction of founding families

Annual election and installation of officers

November 20, 2013 — General Meeting

Speaker: Denise Spurlock, Using Dropbox in Genealogy

December 2013 — General Meeting

NO GENERAL MEETING!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

2012

 

January 18, 2012

General Meeting

Program: Eric Siess, "Introduction to the Questions and Format of the 1940 Census"

 

February 15, 2012
General Meeting

Program: Jean Wilcox Hibben, "Who is that? Why did your ancestors assciate with apparent strangers?"

 

March 21, 2012

General Meeting

Program: Paul Lipinski, "WWI Draft Registration Records"

 

April 18, 2012

General Meeting

Program: Tom Philo, "Preserve Your Photos"

 

May 16, 2012

General Meeting

Program: Butch Hibben, "Living Legacy Project" -

 

June 20, 2012

General Meeting

Program: Gena Philibert Ortega, “Researching Your Ancestors in Periodicals

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July 18, 2012

General Meeting

Program:  Eric W. Siess, “Germans to America: Where, When, Why...THEN What?

 

August 15, 2012

Program: Cheri Mello, “Genealogy Software

 

September 19, 2012

Torrance Centennial Event: Who Do You Think You Are?
James R. Armstrong Theatre
Tickets $10 (includes surcharge)
Box Office 310-781-7171 beginning August 1, 2012
For more information see flyer

 

October 17, 2012

General Meeting - Annual Installation & 35 Year Anniversary

Program: Lisa Schumacher and Connie Moretti, Behind the scenes of Who Do You Think You Are?

Learn how the featured families and guest experts were selected, how sponsors were recruited, and the various contacts and resources used to gather information.

 

November 21, 2012

General Meeting

Program:

December 2012

NO GENERAL MEETING!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

2011

 

January 19, 2011

General Meeting

Program: Cheri Mello "Find A Grave: A Virtual Cemetery on the Internet"

 

January 26, 2011
Computer Genealogy Interest Group

 

January 27, 2011

Super Thursday

 

February 16,  2011
General Meeting

Program: Lorna Rice, "The New Family Research & Updated LARFHC"

 

February 24, 2011

Super Thursday

Location: Torrance Family History Center, 22605 Kent Street, Torrance.

 

March 16, 2011

General Meeting

Program: Bruce Butler (author), "Planters of Early New England"

 

March 23, 2011
Computer Genealogy Interest Group

 

March 24, 2011

Super Thursday

 

April 20, 2011

General Meeting

Program: 4th Annual Research Roadshow - Do you have "problem" ancestors? Once again a panel of experienced society members will review YOUR family history problems and offer suggestions and strategies to further your research.  Details will be given at the March general meeting on how to submit your problem for presentation and analysis at the meeting.   Submit your question - Follow link to form.  You can also send an email to sbcgs.program@gmail.com

 

April 28, 2011

Super Thursday

 

June 15, 2011

General Meeting

Program: Eric Siess, "Emmigration: Where Did They Come From?"; Show and Share your own ship records and immigation documents.

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July 20, 2011

General Meeting

 

July 27, 2011

Computer Genealogy Interest Group - No Meeting the month of July

 

August 17, 2011

Program: Program: Connie Moretti, "Researching Civil War Ancestors"

 

September 21, 2011

General Meeting

Program: John Schmal, "Mexican Genealogical Research" finding your ancestor's documents, sending for documents of important life events and how to inerpret documents.

 

October 19, 2011

General Meeting - NOTE: Meeting location change, location is George Nakano Theater

Program: Annual Election & Installation

 

November 16, 2011

General Meeting

Program: Cheri Mello, "Overcoming Brickwalls with DNA" an overiew of Y-DNA, M+DNA, and Autosomal DNA in layman's terms with a casse study showing the applications of how to use DNA to overcome brickwalls.

December 2011

NO GENERAL MEETING!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

2010

 

January 20, 2010
General Meeting

Program: Lorna Rice, "Tweaking the 2010 Census"

 

January 27, 2010
Computer Genealogy Interest Group

 

January 28, 2010

Super Thursday

 

February 17,  2010
General Meeting

Program: Connie Moretti, "Be Mine: Early American Marriage Customs"

 

February 25, 2010

Super Thursday

 

March 17, 2010

General Meeting

Program: Jean Wilcox Hibben, "Appalachian Ancestors: Their Lives, Legends, & Lyrics."  Join us for some St. Patrick's Day fun and a program that includes some of the Irish population's experiences when they immigrated to the U.S.

 

March 24, 2010
Computer Genealogy Interest Group

 

March 25, 2010

Super Thursday

 

April 21, 2010

General Meeting

Program: 3rd Annual Research Roadshow - Do you have "problem" ancestors? Once again a panel of experienced society members will review YOUR family history problems and offer suggestions and strategies to further your research.  Details will be given at the March general meeting on how to submit your problem for presentation and analysis at the meeting.   Submit your question - Follow link to form.  You can also send an email to sbcgs.program@gmail.com

 

April 29, 2010

Super Thursday

Time:

Location: Torrance Family History Center, 22605 Kent Street, Torrance.

 

May 19, 2010

General Meeting

Program: Caroline Braxton Rober; "Analyzation and Research Strategy for the Family Historian."

 

May 26, 2010
Computer Genealogy Interest Group

 

May 27, 2010

Super Thursday

 

05 June 2010

Torrance California Stake/North Torrance Stake/South Bay Cities Genealogical Society/Palos Verdes Stake

A Family History Seminar: Goldilocks and the Forebears, Is your Genealogy Fact or Fairy Tale?  8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

 

June 16, 2010  - Location Katy Geissert Library Meeting Room

General Meeting

Program: Judy Cook, "What Was Grandpa Thinking?"  Speaker will tell about how her research brought her pioneer ancestors to life in her book "If this Land Could Talk".

 

June 24, 2010

Super Thursday

 

July 21, 2010

General Meeting

 

July 22, 2010

Super Thursday

 

July 28, 2010
Computer Genealogy Interest Group

 

August 18, 2010 - Location Katy Geissert Library Meeting Room

General Meeting

Program: Betty Fenton, "Documenting the Death"  Speaker will talk about conflicting death information and clues using other sources some are quite unique.  You may be surprised to find out what R.I.P. means.

 

August 26, 2010

Super Thursday

 

September 15, 2010

General Meeting

Program: George Prothro Coulter, "Patronymic Practices - A Portal to the Past."   Patronymic naming systems will be explained.

 

September 22, 2010
Computer Genealogy Interest Group

 

September 23, 2010

Super Thursday

 

October  20, 2010

General Meeting

Program:  Annual Show & Share and Election of Officers.  Join us in celebrating Family History Month.  We will highlight our accomplishments

and community involvement over the past year.  Also, society members will share how SBCGS programs have helped in their genealogical research

and successes.  Contact sbcgs.programs@gmail.com if you have something to share.

 

October 28, 2010

Super Thursday

 

November  17, 2010
General Meeting

Program:  Gena Philibert Ortega, "Journals, Store Ledgers and Letters to Aunt Mary: Using Manuscript Collections"

 

November 2010
Computer Genealogy Interest Group

 

NO GENERAL MEETING!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

2009

 

January 21, 2009 - NOTE: Meeting location change
General Meeting

Program:  Remember the Ladies: Finding your Female Ancestors  presented by Gena Philibert Ortega

Meeting 7:00 p.m., Place: Toyota Meeting Room (near the Armstrong theatre) in the Torrance Civic Center 

 

February 18, 2009 - NOTE: Meeting location Toyota Meeting Hall, Torrance Civic Center
General Meeting

Program:  Digital Photography for Genealogists  presented by Alice Volkert

Meeting 7:00 p.m., Place: Toyota Meeting Hall, Torrance Civic Center

ARRIVE EARLY - Parking may be limited

 

March 18, 2009 - Toyota Meeting Room (near the Armstrong theatre) in the Torrance Civic Center 

General Meeting

Program:  Bad Handwriting Night: why we have trouble reading old handwriting

Meeting 7:00 p.m., Place: Toyota Meeting Hall, Torrance Civic Center

 

April 15, 2009 - NOTE:  This meeting will be held at the Torrance Family History Center, 22605 Kent Ave., Torrance

General Meeting

Program:  2nd Annual Research Roadshow.  Have you hit a brick wall in your family history?  A panel of experienced society members will review YOUR problems and offer suggestions and strategies to further your research.  Submit your question before March 31 - Follow link to form.

 

May 20, 2009 - Location Katy Geissert Library Meeting Room

General Meeting

Program:  Location, Location, Location: How to use existing tools and resources to find a location for a person presented by Paul Lipinski

 

June 17, 2009  - Location Katy Geissert Library Meeting Room

General Meeting

Program:  Ancestral Dollars & Cents presented by Kathleen Roe Trevena.

 

July 15, 2009

General Meeting

Program:  The Database Detective presented by Colleen Fitzpatrick

 

August 19, 2009 - Location Katy Geissert Library Meeting Room

General Meeting

Program:  History of Quilts presented by Luella Fournell

 

September 16, 2009

General Meeting

Program:  TBD

Meeting 7:00 p.m., Place: Katy Geissert Library Meeting Room, Torrance Civic Center Library.

 

October  21, 2009

General Meeting

Program:  TBD

 

November  18, 2009
General Meeting

Program:  Using Google for your Genealogy presented by Gena Philibert Ortega

Everyone knows that Google is a search engine but did you know that Google can help you with so much more?  We will explore Google Books, Picasa, Google Docs, Google Maps and other Google resources that will help you with your genealogy.

 

 

NO GENERAL MEETING!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

2008

 

August 20, 2008
General Meeting

Program: Library Series, Part 2.  Marjeanne Blinn, "If it's there, we can find it:  The Power of Interlibrary Loan"

 

September 17, 2008
General Meeting

Program:  Library Series, Part 3:  What's on the Shelves at SBCGS and other Genealogical Libraries.  Speakers will include Connie Moretti, Lisa Schumacher and SBCGS library staff.

 

October 15, 2008
General Meeting

Program:  Annual Meeting, Election and Installation of Officers

Members Annual Show & Tell.

 

November 19, 2008 - NOTE: Meeting location change
General Meeting

Program:  Overcoming Brick Walls with DNA presented by Cheri Mello

 


NO GENERAL MEETING!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

 

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