Wednesday, February 24, 2016
In the current season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros. The episode is entitled The Pioneers and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video. Video access expires on March 22, 2016.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Genealogy Workshops by Donie Nelson
Recognized veteran genealogist, workshop leader, and speaker
Whether you are a veteran wishing to brush up on your skills or a newbie with a lot of questions, the Santa Fe Springs Library has invited Donie Nelson to produce a series of monthly genealogical workshops in their Community Room.
When & Where
Saturday, February 27, 2016
10 am – 12 pm
Santa Fe Springs City Library
11700 Telegraph Rd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Tracking Your Ancestors with a Timeline
One of the easiest genealogical research techniques is creating a timeline. Timelines allow the researcher to organize the facts about an ancestor in chronological order and observe patterns. These patterns help determine where to locate new information that can lead to breakthroughs in your research. In this workshop you will learn how to create a time line for one of your family members. Choose one person you are researching and bring the information you have on them to the workshop. Discover how records other than baptismal, marriage and death can assist your search, adding nuance and depth to your family’s history.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
In this episode of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, featured Sean Combs and LL Cool J. The episode is entitled Family Reunions and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video. Video access expires on March 15, 2016.
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Upcoming Genealogy Garage Workshop
Veteran genealogist Donie Nelson will reveal places and techniques to use when you encounter a “missing person” in your family tree.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
11 am – 1 pm
Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL)
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4
Meeting Room LL420
Tips for the Family Detective
Your family or ancestor has disappeared? Time to brush up on your sleuthing skills. You may not become a Nancy Drew or Sherlock Holmes but this workshop will aid you in finding those lost relatives…in surprising places. Choose a family or person and bring their information for individual assistance.
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.
Workshops sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC), the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), and the Los Angeles Public Library, Richard Riordan Central Library, Genealogy& History Department.
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Sunday, February 14, 2016
If you were unable to attend and you want to see what you missed, now you can access all the live streamed sessions from RootsTech 2016! Click here for the RootsTech 2016 Video Archive
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In the current season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain. The episode is entitled War Stories and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video. Video access expires on March 8, 2016.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
In the current season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS, this week’s episode featured business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and Frank Gehry. The episode is entitled Visionaries and can now be viewed online – click here to access the video. Video access expires on March 1, 2016.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Saturday February 6, 2016 10 AM-4 PM
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA
“Genealogy Roundup: Filling in the Missing Pieces
and Setting Research Goals for 2016”
and Setting Research Goals for 2016”
Presented by Rita Vega-Acevedo
VP Programs & Education
This presentation/workshop is designed as a ‘snapshot’ of where you are in your genealogy research; how to overcome a brick wall and how to set three attainable goals for 2016. Please bring your personal bio and Family Tree/Pedigree charts to share and discuss. If you don’t have charts, they can be purchased at the SCGS library. If you have a PC, please bring it with you, so you can access Family Search.org and Ancestry.com (you must have a subscription to access this website). Mexican genealogy websites will also be available.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist and brainstorm problem areas with you (after all, twenty brains are better than one). So, if you have hit a ‘brick wall’ (in your research) and have had difficulty scaling it, this workshop is definitely for you.
Hope to see you!
Hope to see you!
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Black in Latin America - Mexico and Peru: A Hidden Race
February 25 - February 25 2016 7:00PM
LA Plaza presents Black in Latin America - Mexico and Peru: A Hidden Race, one of the four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Professor Gates explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black people brought to Mexico and Peru as early as the 16th and 17th centuries, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created in Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific, and in and around Lima, Peru.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber
Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles, a Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University, and her Doctorate in Sociolinguistics from Howard University. She is a professor in the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her research interests focus on African and African American culture and history, Ebonics and its educational implications, as well as ethnic studies, sociolinguistics, and inter-cultural communication.
Black in Latin America - Mexico and Peru: A Hidden Race is a production of Inkwell Films, Wall to Wall Productions and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.
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