Thursday, January 7, 2016

Upcoming Genealogy Garage

Saturday, January 16, 2016

11 am – 1 pm 

Is Your Family in the LAPL Archives?

Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Central Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Department
Lower Level 4

Beyond the “open shelves and stacks” of the History & Genealogy Department at the LAPL is a trove of material available to the public IF YOU MAKE A REQUEST.  What is in the archives and how do you request it? This will be the topic of January’s Genealogy Garage.

Among the archived stacks are family histories compiled by other researchers and donated to the LAPL. If you telephone or email by January 7, 2016 to Donie Nelson at 310-204-6808 or doniegsha@earthlink.net with no more than two of your family’s surnames, a search will be done to see if there is a family history on those names. If the names are unique, all that is needed are the surnames, but if it is a common name, you must furnish county and state locations.  For example: Surname St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

Julie Huffman, Genealogy Librarian, will show samples of the material in the archives and explain how you can find material valuable to your own family research. You can make requests and see the results after the workshop!

RSVP Central Library 213-228-7000, ask for the History and Genealogy Department 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 if the workshop is unexpectedly cancelled.

Park UNDER the library, entering at 524 Flower Street 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.

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

Charlotte Bocage/SCGS Education Chair: 323-669-1982 or rubymoon01@yahoo.com
Donie Nelson: 310-204-6808 or doniegsha@earthlink.net