Sunday, April 17, 2016

Meet our Sponsor: Southern California Genealogical Society

The Southern California Genealogical Society is housed at 417 Irving Dr., Burbank, California (818) 843-7247 and they can help you with a lot of your genealogy needs, but they won’t be there (or at least not for regular hours) from 3-5 June 2016. That’s because everyone will be at the Marriott in Burbank, 2500 Hollywood Way, for the 47th Annual Jamboree, with special workshops and DNA day on 2 June. We aren’t going to take a lot of space here to tell you all about the speakers (including us), the venue, the exciting education and banquet . . . you can read all about that at

Do check out the drop-down menu under “Schedule” and investigate the special events and different workshops (Jean is doing one on Gothic German Handwriting and how to read/write it; Gena is doing one on Enhancing Your Genealogy With Social History – both of these are on Thursday the 2nd – thankfully, not at the same time – but might otherwise be missed; Butch Hibben is doing one on Sunday the 5th dealing with 5 Computer Programs To Simplify The Life Of A Genealogist, bring your laptop . . . workshops require advance registration, have a very limited enrollment, and cost an extra $35 to $40 . . . so REGISTER EARLY).

And let me remind you here that the deadline for early registration is 23 April (that’s just around the corner, folks) . . . get the discounted price, go online from that same URL and click “registration.” Just a little extra information: if you JOIN SCGS, it gives you a discount on Jamboree registration PLUS you get access to its webinar archives for all the various subjects and speakers who have presented amazing material over the years . . . well worth the price!

Did I say webinars? And with Jamboree not happening till June, surely you would want to know that you don’t have to wait until then to hear from Gena and Jean, because we are EACH doing webinars in May (for SCGS). To learn about these, go to and scroll down to see our listings:

  •                 Sat, 7 May – Gena Philibert-Ortega speaking on “Once upon a Time at an Antique Store: Telling the Story of Mrs. E. G. Stetson” at 10:00 am, Pacific time.
  •                 Wed., 18 May – Jean Wilcox Hibben speaking on “Translating Latin Records of German (and Other) Catholic Churches” at 6:00 pm, Pacific time.

These are free if you tune in to the live broadcast, but if you belong to SCGS, you can view and listen any time (after they are initially broadcast and posted – the latter, takes a couple of weeks).

So there you have it. SCGS has something for everyone and if you can’t get to the Jamboree, you can still get education at a phenomenal cost. If you DO get to the Jamboree, even if you don’t get to one of the workshops mentioned above, catch us somewhere on the grounds to say “hi!” Flyers and brochures of most, if not all, our sponsors will be on the FREEBIE table (probably in the hallway), along with flyers for our cruise.

Thank you, SCGS, for being one of our regular sponsors; we appreciate your support and promotion.

--Jean Wilcox Hibben

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