Sunday, January 26, 2014

SCGS Webinar Series

The following is from the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Upcoming Webinars 

Saturday, 1 Feb 2014.     10:00 - 11:30 am Pacific time       Time Zone Converter
Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the Evidence 
by Dr. Michael D. Lacopo
When information passed on from researcher to researcher doesn't add up, it's time to tear down the walls and rebuild anew. This methodology lecture shows how erroneous conclusions can sneak into our research uncontested. This lecture is pertinent especially today with so many Internet family trees that get cut and pasted into our own research.Dr. Michael D. Lacopo has been researching since 1980 and has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A retired veterinarian, Dr. Lacopo applies the same methodical, careful, scientific approach to his research as he did his profession. He is currently working full-time in the world of genealogy at

Wednesday, 19 Feb.       6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time        Time Zone Converter 
Timeline Creation Applications by Tammy Hepps

 Learn about tools and techniques for visualizing data in a timeline to make sense of what we know, identifying what we don't, putting it all in the context of history, and sharing findings more clearly. Tammy A. Hepps is the founder of, a family story-sharing website and winner of the RootsTech 2013 Developer Challenge. With a degree in Computer Science from Harvard, she has fourteen years of experience in the digital media space leading technology initiatives across the content, commerce, mobile, and social spaces. She has been working on her family tree for more than twenty years and combines in her depth in genealogy, technology, and storytelling. She lives in Manhattan.

Saturday, 1 Mar      10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time       Time Zone Converter
Time Saving Apps for Busy Genealogists by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.

Learn about the latest time saving apps for family tree building, research, note taking, work-life management, productivity, writing, and more!  Lisa A. Alzo, MFA, is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of nine books and numerous magazine articles. An avid genealogist for more than 22 years, Lisa also chronicles her family history adventures on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist for more information.

Wednesday,  19 Mar     6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time         Time Zone Converter
Organizing Database Searches by Michael John Neill
Searching online databases is more than typing words in search boxes. In this presentation we'll see tried and tested ways to effectively organize your search strategies and improve your approach. Michael John Neill has actively researched his own genealogy for nearly thirty years, writes 'Genealogy Tip of the Day' and 'Casefile Clues.' He has lectured nationally on a variety of topics.

Please Support the Webinar Series

Please help to fund the webinar program by purchasing a membership(memberships start at $35 per year), by making a donation on the SCGS websiteor by donating through PayPal. Click the logo below.  

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