Monday, September 18, 2023

SCGS Jamboree 2023 October 6 thru 8

When: Friday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 8
Theme: "Cherishing Your Family Inheritance"


Friday, September 15, 2023

Let's Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

 Today marks the beginning of the 30 days, set aside by the government, to celebrate the cultural heritage of Hispanic/Latin in our country.

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 – October 15, the U.S. government celebrates the countless contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans, Latinos, Latinas, and Latinx-identifying people to our culture and society.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Landholders: Ranches to Land Grants by Leslie Carney – Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6:00 PM PDT

In the past, our organization has helped with the promotion of webinars that the SCGS' Genealogy Group puts on for the general public. Even though we are a Hispanic genealogy group, we promote the education and knowledge that one may obtain from these presentations. Who knows if your ancestors may have some connection to these areas. Since they are free online via their GoToMeeting, we are letting our members know that these courses are available to you if you sign in and register in advance by hitting here.

Webinars offer Jamboree-style seminars for up to 500 attendees per session, at no charge.  While the original webcasts are available to all genealogists, SCGS members will be able to review archived sessions at any time by accessing the SCGS members-only section of this website. Archived sessions will be available approximately three days following the webinar. To view the webinar, you will need a computer with audio speakers or a headset. Those persons with a fast Internet connection (either broadband or DSL) will have the most satisfactory experience. 

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Researching Hispanic Genealogy Saturday 16 via zoom with Joy Oria

Researching Hispanic Genealogy we are hosting on Saturday, Sept. 16 via Zoom with speaker Joy Oria. It is FREE and open to the public. The registration link for the program on Zoom hit here 

Discover the essential genealogy records of historically Spanish-speaking areas of the Americas, from the United States to Chile. Become familiar with research strategies, translation tools, and online resources that will guide your pursuit of Hispanic genealogy.

Presented by Joy Oria 

Houston native Joy Oria has spoken nationally on Hispanic genealogical research at conferences including the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America, We are Cousins, New Mexico State Genealogical Society, and the Texas State Genealogical Society. She helped customers discover their family history at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research for over seven years and completed the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) course Advanced Hispanic Research in 2020. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in library science.

Do you have Sephardic Jewish heritage? Check out this source

 The month of September has many Jewish days of remembrance, and if you have Jewish ancestors, this week's blog is for you.

In this week's blog at Legacy Tree Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy and Family Tree Research you will gain a greater understanding of the basics of Jewish Genealogy and the historical context that is vital to finding your ancestors.

Explore more great resources, including What Makes a Genealogist a Professional, Find Your Family the FUN Way, and Meet Our Researcher of the week.

May your week be full of discoveries. 

Jewish Genealogy and Family Tree Research
Jewish Genealogy

Understanding the basics of Jewish genealogy is essential for writing your family history and bringing your ancestors to life. Here are some of our tips on finding your ancestor’s hometown and helping to navigate your research. 

In the last several hundred years, there were three major influxes of Jews into the United States (and countries like England and Canada). The Sephardic Jews from Spain and Portugal were the first to arrive, coming during the Colonial years of American history. The second wave was of Jewish families from Germany (Ashkenazic Jews), who began arriving in serious numbers in the 1840s. The last major wave of Jewish immigration into the United States was the Eastern European Jews (also Ashkenazic Jews). This wave of immigration began around 1880 and continued until about 1924, when the United States began setting immigration quotas to restrict the number of immigrants arriving. During this third wave of Jewish immigration, over 2,000,000 Jewish immigrants arrived in America from Eastern Europe. 

Article written by Legacy tree Genealogy.