Monday, May 23, 2016

Livestreaming at Burbank Jamboree

So here’s an option for folks who can’t be at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree and DNA Day this year.

There’s a livestream of many of the sessions. It is free but you will have to register before hand to be able to view the sessions.

The Friday, June 3, sessions to be livestreamed are:

• 1-2 p.m. PDT: James M. Beidler presenting German Immigrant Waves: Contrasts and Sources

• 2:30-3:30 p.m. PDT: Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, presenting Problems and Pitfalls of a “Reasonably Shallow” Search

• 4-5 p.m. EDT: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA, presenting Tracking Migrations and More: The Records of Old Settlers Organizations

• 5:30-6:30 p.m. PDT: George Goodloe Morgan presenting Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis

The Saturday, June 4, sessions to be livestreamed are:

• 8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT: Lisa A. Alzo, MFA, presenting Getting Started with Eastern European Research

• 10-11 a.m. PDT: Cyndi Ingle, presenting Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research

• 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT: C. Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG, presenting German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution

• 2-3 p.m. PDT: J. H. Fonkert, CG, presenting Using Military Pension Files to Fill Gaps in Family History

• 3:30-4:30 p.m. PDT: Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, presenting Maximizing Your Use of Evidence

• 5-6 p.m. PDT: Michael D. Lacopo, DVM, presenting German Genealogy on the Internet: Beyond the Basics

The Sunday, June 5, sessions to be livestreamed are:

• 8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT: Peggy Clements Lauritzen, AG, presenting The Firelands, the Connecticut Western Reserve and the Ohio Territory

• 10-11 a.m. PDT: Tessa Ann Keough, presenting Avoiding Shiny Penny Syndrome with Your Genealogy

• 12:30-1:30 p.m. PDT: Barbara M. Randall, presenting All Aboard: Staying on Track with Your Research

• 2-3 p.m. PDT: Debbie Mieszala, CG, presenting U. S. Passport Applications

And you still have to register in advance for the free livestream for the Friday-Sunday, June 3-5, 2016 SCGS Jamboree.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

GSHA-SC Calendar online

Introducing GSHA-SC calendar to the web site, which is on google for your convenience to know what events are upcoming. To view it hit here It is also located on the left hand column under Calendar of Events.

Monday, May 9, 2016

PBS’ “Genealogy Roadshow” Season 3 Premieres May 17

The following announcement was written by the folks at PBS:

ARLINGTON, VA; APRIL 19, 2016 – From possible links to the accused in the Salem Witch Trials to heroes of the Wild West, PBS’ GENEALOGY ROADSHOW uncovers more family secrets in the series’ third season, which premieres Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. ET and airs Tuesdays through June 28 (check local listings). Part detective story, part emotional journey, GENEALOGY ROADSHOW combines history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans this season in and around Albuquerque, Miami, Houston, Boston, Providence and Los Angeles. Each story links to the larger regional (and often, national) history, to become part of America’s rich cultural tapestry. See a season three clip here.

Below are descriptions for each of GENEALOGY ROADSHOW’s six episodes this season. For images and screeners, please visit PBS PressRoom.

Albuquerque – The Old Airport Terminal
Premieres May 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at the Old Albuquerque Airport Terminal. A woman seeking a connection to a Native-American code talker learns that a missing branch of her family tree has been searching for her; a man is shocked to find out just how deep his New Mexican roots go; a woman finds out that her ancestor’s life was straight out of a Wild West tale; another questions her family connection to the explosive Trinity Test; one man is linked to a famous comic book heroine; and a woman looks to verify family lore about a connection to Pancho Villa.

Miami – History Miami Museum
Premieres May 24, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
At the History Miami Museum, one woman suspects she is related to Pocahontas; another explores the mystery of her Cuban roots, uncovering her grandfather’s secret past; a man learns more about his Filipino heritage and the impact of World War II on his ancestors; the team reveals how the history of the tragic Tuskegee experiment changed a woman’s family forever; and a woman comes to the Roadshow thinking her ancestor was a villain, only to learn he was a hero.

Houston – Downtown Houston Public Library
Premieres May 31, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
A woman seeks to find out if her roots in Texas are as deep as the character she portrays in her historical re-enactments; at the Julia Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library, the Roadshow team investigates the notorious Andersonville prison; a man wants to know if his African-American ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War; a woman uncovers her link to a prominent figure in Texas history; another learns of her connection to the Cherokee Freedmen; and one man traces his roots to the conflicts that shaped early American history.

Boston – Faneuil Hall
Premieres June 14, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
At an iconic Boston landmark, Faneuil Hall, a team of genealogists unravels the haunting mystery of one woman’s ties to the Salem Witch Trials. Another woman seeks to understand her family’s connection to the historic orphan trains; a woman seeks to find out whether the Great Boston Fire of 1872 or the small pox epidemic claimed the lives of one branch of her family tree; for one man, the team researches a link to the founders of Boston; and one woman learns that her family’s remarkable route went from the Caribbean through Ellis Island.

Providence – Providence Public Library
Premieres June 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
At the Providence Public Library, the passport of a woman’s ancestor reveals how her family survived the Holocaust and ended up halfway around the world; a woman discovers more about an African-American relative who served in World War I; experts unlock the mystery of one man’s Amish ties; a woman discovers how deep her roots run in the New England whaling industry; a Rhode Island macaroni company takes a woman all the way back to Italy; and one man’s search for his ancestor reveals a scandal that made headlines.

Los Angeles – Union Station
Premieres June 28, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET
A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at Los Angeles Union Station. A woman questions her family’s connection to the legendary Hollywood hot-spot, Schwab’s Pharmacy; another seeks a connection to one of the first African-American college graduates; a woman’s family tree is wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years; one man’s ancestor lived in the right places at the right times, finding himself connected to historic events and iconic companies; a woman discovers a scoundrel in her family tree; and a Roadshow host shares a unique insight on the Ellis Island immigration experience.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Long Lost Family I Knew I'd Never See My Mom Again

Reunited with facts and extra scenes- Chris Jacobs & Lisa Joyner help long lost families: one man hasn't seen his mom since he was 6, when she walked into a grocery store and never came out; a 54-year-old adoptee hopes to meet her biological family. To view it, it here

Friday, May 6, 2016

ABC 20/20 showing tonight brings forth information on Three Siblings Abandoned As Newborns By Same Mom At Separate Times Meet For First Time

Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore is helping two half siblings, Janet and Dean, search for their biological mother when she stumbles upon someone else... See the story presenting on Friday May 6th on ABC, 20/20 .

Unbelievably, three babies were found abandoned within a five mile radius of each other over a five year period of time and DNA testing at AncestryDNA revealed that they all share the same mother. 

Announcement of upcoming General Meeting

Mark your calendars to attend the next general meeting on May 7, 2016. It will prove to be educational to those in attendance. We expect a pack house so come early.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Upcoming GSHA-SC General Meeting

Saturday May 7, 2016
10 AM-4 PM
Southern California Genealogical Society Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA
818-843-7247 or http://www.scgsgenealogy.com

"Deciphering the letters of DNA and
how DNA has changed the world of Genealogy"
Presented by Cheri Mello

Which DNA test kit should you purchase and how many markers should the kit contain? What are the differences between the various DNA tests? What do the results mean? Please join us as we explore the fascinating field of DNA.

Cheri Mello’s presentation will take us from A to XY & Z. She will explain why a female’s DNA test results differ from a male’s. She will talk about haplogroups and how chromosomes define us. This presentation serves as a stepping stone to the Genetic Genealogy Conference on Thursday, June 2, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank. DNA test kits will be available for sale at the Jamboree.

Cheri Mello received her Master’s degree in Education from California State University at Los Angeles, and was a National Board certified teacher in the subjects of Math and Humanities. She has over twenty years’ experience as a genealogy researcher, and is currently overseeing five DNA projects. She is also involved in Portuguese-Azorean genealogy. Mello will discuss the interconnection between Spain and Portugal, including how Sephardic Jews were initially welcomed in Portugal after the 1492 expulsion from Spain.

Hope to see you.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Who Do You Think You Are? Lea Michele

Lea Michele unravels secrets of her Jewish roots, discovering a great-grandmother lost without a country; relatives fighting to be together; ancestors suffering devastating loss; and long lost family reuniting after decades of separation. To view it, hit here

Monday, May 2, 2016

Who Do You Think You Are? Chris Noth

Chris Noth tracks down family torn apart by a devastating disaster when he follows his relative's trail from Spain to Ireland & finds a man who endured oppression, but rose up to fight in one of the fiercest battles of all time to become a war hero. To view it here