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Los Angeles Public Library Field Trip
Wednesday, April 24
Los Angeles Public Library Field Trip  (SBCGS Events)
7:30 am to 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Public Library
The Society will be taking the Airbus to spend the day at the Los Angeles Public Library doing research. The cost will be $40 per person and includes a snack for the ride home. Box breakfast and lunch meals may be optionally purchased for an additional $5 each. A flyer announcing registration and further details will be coming soon.
The Genealogy Department has approximately 45,000 titles in its collection covering more than Los Angeles and California. Its holdings include census records, city directories, family histories, heraldry and coats of arms, immigration records, local histories, maps, military records, newspapers, obituaries, periodicals, telephone directories, vital records, online database subscriptions (Ancestry, Heritage Quest, New England Ancestors, among others), and more.
A free library card is available to all Californians showing proof of residency in person with a photo ID. The library card grants you free remote access from home to the library's online databse subscription sites.  Download the application file and bring the completed form with you to the library. 
"Hailed as an architectural gem, the building is renowned for such iconic features as the tiled pyramid on the roof; the vast, mural-lined Rotunda; and its more modern Atrium wing, which opened in 1993.The building features 538,000 square feet of space on eight floors, nearly 89 miles of shelves and seating for more than1,400 people. There are 255 free public access computers located in the Computer Center and throughout the building. Internet access is also provided by Wi-fi.
It is the third largest central library in the nation, its subject departments contain more than 2.8 million books, 5,000 magazine subscriptions, more than 3 million photographs, 10 million digital access U.S. patents, plus language learning and multi-media materials."

DNA Lunch and Learn
Friday, April 26
DNA Lunch and Learn  (Special Interest Groups)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sahyun Genealogical Library, Community Room

DNA Lunch and Learn

Noon – 2:00 p.m.

(bring your lunch)



Need more genealogy goals?  Consider adding these DNA related “goals”  courtesy The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell


Free one-on-one help available for SBCGS members.  Contact Mary E Hall at or Paul Cochet at


Visit SBCGS webpage for DNA handouts:


Thursday, May 2
Make a Family History Book Page by Page  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Sahyun Genealogical Library, Community Room
Sharon Summer will lead a workshop on making a family history book one page at a time. She uses Apple Pages but you can use the same techniques in other software such as MS Word or Google Docs.

Preparing for a visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
Tuesday, May 7
Preparing for a visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City  (Tuesday Lunch and Learn)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sahyun Genealogical Library
Let's talk about planning a visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
We'll talk about: Travel to SLC, Visiting SLC, What you will find at the library and how to prepare for research there.
Check out this page at

Decoding the National Archives online
Saturday, May 18
Decoding the National Archives online  (Monthly Meetings)
First Presbyterian Church - State & Constance Ave
Barbara Randal

Family Tree Maker User Group Meeting
Tuesday, May 21
Family Tree Maker User Group Meeting  (Software User Groups)
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sahyun Genealogical Library, Community Room
We will discuss the Publish workspace covering reports and charts. Afterwards there will be an open forum for general Q&A.
The group meets the third Tuesday of every month, except November and December when there are no meetings. The meeting is open to anyone interested in the Family Tree Maker software on Windows or Mac, regardless of whether you are currently using it. Bring your lunch and your questions.
Seating and parking is limited. Classroom attendance will be restricted to the first 24 people that register using the registration link emailed each month. Be sure to notify Robin McCarthy if you need to cancel your registration so that others on the wait list may attend. Each meeting will be simulcast as a live webinar for those unable to attend in person. The webinar will also be recorded and posted behind the member wall on the Society's website under Webinar Archive for viewing at your leisure.

Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City
Wednesday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 12
Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City  (SBCGS Events)
Salt Lake City Family History Library
Salt Lake City is home to the Family History Library, and each year, SBCGS sponsors a trip to this library which houses the largest collection of genealogical records in the world. The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500 periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources. Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions. In addition, there are hundreds of computers to use with free access to subscription sites, and printers, copiers, and scanners on all five floors of the library.
For reservations call 1-801-521-0130 and state you are with Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society and that we have a block of rooms for check in June 5, 2019 and check out June 12, 2019
Questions? contact Rosa Avolio

Essential Web Portals for Genealogy Research
Saturday, June 22
Essential Web Portals for Genealogy Research  (Monthly Meetings)
First Presbyterian Church State & Constance Ave

Who is That? Why Your Ancestor Associated with Apparent Strangers
Saturday, July 20
Who is That? Why Your Ancestor Associated with Apparent Strangers  (Monthly Meetings)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church State & Constance Ave