Sunday, December 14, 2014

Genealogy Garage

Join us on the third Saturday of each month (except December), from 11 am-1 pm, Genealogy Garage workshops for family researchers at all levels of expertise will be held at the Central Library of the LAPL. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to "tune-up" your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.

Genealogy Garage is designed to be interactive, so bring your questions! Please RSVP as noted below. At the end of each workshop there will be a tour of the Genealogy department. Stay and we will help you research afterward.

Directions to Central Library and parking info available at http://www.lapl.org/central/. Use this link for directions: http://www.lapl.org/central/directions.html

Park UNDER the library, enter at 524 Flower St. just off 5th Street. You need a LAPL card to receive the $1.00 Saturday parking rate. Apply for the card at your local LAPL or at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Just bring identification. Show your library card to get your parking ticket validated at the Information Desk before returning to your car. Take the escalator or elevator down to Lower Level 4. We will be near the main reference desk; just ask the library personnel for our location.

Please travel light. This is a public building-it is NOT recommended that you leave computers, purses or other personal items unattended while researching.

To RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. Tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is cancelled.

If you would like to be a workshop leader, please contact:
Email: Charlotte Bocage /SCGS Education Chair: 323-669-1982
Donie Nelson /GSHA-SC Outreach Chair: 310-204-6808

Workshop co-chair Charlotte Bocage is the Education Chair for the Southern California Genealogical Society and is a veteran researcher in archives and libraries across the country. Donie Nelson has over 30 years experience researching her Spanish, Scottish, & Swedish ancestors and is a founder of GSHA-SC and past president.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Genealogy Roadshow

The next Genealogy show to watch is 


Reruns from 2014 can be view now on the url above, with 2015 season 2 beginning January 2015.

GENEALOGY ROADSHOWcombines history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans in and around St. Louis, Philadelphia and New Orleans.  Each individual’s story links to a larger community (and in some cases, national) history, to become part of America’s rich cultural tapestry.