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Saturday, September 27 through Saturday, September 27
Breaking Down Genealogical Brick Walls: Three Case Studies  (Monthly Meetings)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street
This month’s featured speaker, Ted Gostin, speaks on the topic of  “brick walls”, that is, a research problem that just can’t seem to be solved. His lecture reviews three cases studies where brick walls were successfully overcome, and from those experiences draws out a series of research strategies that might be applied to other difficult-to-solve problems.
The three case studies involved trying to determine the parents of an early, post revolutionary American ancestor in New York State (Metcalf); trying to determine Juaneño Indian ancestry (from Mission San Juan Capistrano) in a California Latino family (Mireles); and trying to find any trace of a Polish-Jewish immigrant tailor in England in the mid-1800s (Stargatt/Stargratt)..
Mr. Gostin has been conducting genealogical research since 1980, and has worked as a full-time professional genealogist since 1994. He has twice been President of the Jewish Genealogical Society, Los Angeles, and has taught genealogy for several adult school and university extension programs. Mr. Gostin has helped plan and organize three national genealogical seminars, and has been a featured speaker at a half-dozen such conferences. He lectures widely on Jewish genealogy, Southern California resources and naturalization and immigration records. Mr. Gostin
is the author of Southern California Vital Statistics: Volume 1, Los Angeles County 1850-1859, and the owner of Generations Press publishing company. He is very active in the international Jewish genealogical community, and maintains contact with genealogists throughout the world. Mr. Gostin is also an active member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Sunday, September 28
Family History Month OPEN HOUSE  (SBCGS Events)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SBCGS Sahyun Library, 316 Castillo St., SB
  • Tour the Sahyun Library
  • Meet SBCGS's RecordsPresersvation Experts
  • Meet Board members, Librarians, and Other Volunteers
  • Connect with Special Interest Groups
  • Get Started on Your Family History; volunteers on hand to help!
  • Light Refreshments will be served

Sunday, September 28 through Saturday, November 1
Family History Month Classes  (SBCGS Events)
SBCGS Sahyun Library, 316 Castillo St., SB
Sign up now for Family History Month activities
Please RSVP to the email address following each description

Saturday, October 4
Discover Your Female Ancestor's Stories - Mini-Seminar  (SBCGS Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SBCGS Sahyun Library, 316 Castillo St., SB
  • Strategies and resources to uncover the everyday lives of your grandmothers, great grandmothers, and beyond
  • Plus a look at 21st century technology to help you "Write Their Stories"
Event is Free
Space is Limited
Register Now - Click Here

Sunday, October 5 through Saturday, October 11
Belfast Ireland Research Trip  (Other Genealogical Events)
Northern Ireland
Trip includes 6 nights hotel accommodations, breakfast each day, on-site research assistance, two hours of pre-trip research, welcome dinner and farewell banquet.
Coordinator: Donna Moughty

Thursday, October 16 through Thursday, October 16
Lunch and Learn  (Tuesday Lunch and Learn)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sahyun Genealogical Library
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Thursday Lunch and Learn
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sahyun Library
October only Lunch and Learn will be held on Thursday
Bring your lunch and your genealogy questions and let's eat and talk genealogy.
Great for all levels beginner to experienced we all learn from each other.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS) 32nd ANNUAL SEMINAR  (Other Genealogical Events)
9:00 am
Masonic Lodge, Whittier, California 7604 Greenleaf Ave. at Mar Vista in Whittier

Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)


$ Digital Research Guidance and To Do Lists
$ Googling Around with Google and Other Technologies
$ Timelines and Chronologies: Secrets of Genealogy Success
$ Technology and Techniques for Researching a Common Surname

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Masonic Lodge, Whittier, California
7604 Greenleaf Ave. at Mar Vista in Whittier

To download the 2015 Seminar Flyer, click here, fill out the information, enclose a check payable to WAGS and mail with the registration form no later than January 24, 2015 to
WAGS Seminar, P.O. Box 4367, Whittier, CA 90607-4367.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 through Saturday, February 14, 2015
FGS 2015 National Conference  (Other Genealogical Events)
Salt Lake City, Utah
FOR FEBRUARY 11–14 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. This highly anticipated
genealogy event puts the FGS and RootsTech conferences under one roof at
the Salt Palace Convention Center (SPCC).

Registration opens with a SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICE OF $139 FOR A FULL
FGS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. That pricing is available through September
12, 2014. Attend only FGS or add-on a FULL ROOTSTECH PASS FOR AN
ADDITIONAL $39. Register now at: HTTP://FGSCONFERENCE.ORG/2015 [4].

FGS President, D. Joshua Taylor, shares "FGS 2015 will undoubtedly be
part of the largest family history event in North America. We are
delighted to partner with RootsTech to bring the best of tradition and
innovation to the family history community."