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Sahyun Genealogical Library

316 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society
sbcgs-education@sbgen.org

Family History Month 2019

Celebrate Family History Month during the month of October with special classes, workshops, an open house, and more! Registration is required for most events because space is limited. All events are free for members of SBCGS. Non-members may make a donation at the door. (A unique email address is required for each registration.)

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Classes and Events

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Finding and Researching Civil War Soldiers, October 5, 10 am - 12 Noon (Cathy Jordan)

Finding and Researching Civil War Soldiers (Cathy Jordan with assistance by Merna McClenathen) Do you think you might have a Civil War veteran in your family? This class will show you how to research and determine the facts. It will touch on census data, military records, pension files, and more. Bring information on your suspected candidates. It will be part lecture, part workshop so you will have time to research. 10 AM to 12 Noon

1 Free

FHM Open House, Sunday, October 6, 1 - 4 PM at the Sahyun Genealogical Library.

Come and celebrate Family History Month - no need to register! Free admission, birthday cake, tours, free use of computers, "Family Matters" Student Art Exhibit. 316 Castillo St.

1 Free

General Genealogy Lunch and Learn, October 8, 12 Noon - 2:00 PM (Rosa Avolio)

Tuesday, October 8, 12 Noon - 2:00 PM . All welcome to this General Genealogy Lunch and Learn.

1 Free

Fold3 - Working with Military Records, Wednesday, October 9, 12 Noon - 2:00 PM (Norma Eggli)

Fold3 - Working with Military Records. Come learn how to navigate Fold3.com to find both military records and non-military records. Types of records include pension files, naturalization records, passport, city directories and many more. Wednesday 12-2 pm 10/9/19

1 Free

Legacy Family Tree (Windows) User Group, October 11, 12 Noon - 2:00 PM (Robin McCarthy)

Legacy Family Tree (Windows) User Group (Software User Groups), October 11, 12 Noon - 2:00 PM. The group meets on the second Friday of every month, except December when there is no meeting. The meeting is open to anyone interested in the Legacy Family Tree software on Windows, regardless of whether you are currently using it. Bring your lunch and your questions.

1 Free

Getting the Most from FamilySearch.org, Part I, Tuesday, October 15, 10 am - 12 Noon (R. Avolio)

Get the Most out of FamilySearch.org and the records available. October 15, 10 am - 12 Noon. Part I will include A. Research Wiki: what it offers and why use it and B. Records: Searching records, searching unindexed records, and affiliate library – what that means

1 Free

Traveling to Ancestor Villages, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (S. Summer, H. Snyder, K. Ramsdell)

Traveling to Ancestor Villages, October 15, 1 - 3 PM. Come hear three member travelers to Europe offer trip preparation information and during the trip tips. Bring your questions too! Presenters: Holly Snyder, Karen Ramsdell, and Sharon Summer

1 Free

DNA Lunch & Learn, Friday, October 18, 12 Noon - 1:30 PM (George LaPlante)

DNA Lunch and Learn is a monthly special interest group open to everyone. George LaPlante will introduce topics on what's going on in the DNA and Genetic Genealogy world.

1 Free

General Meeting, Saturday, October 19; Not Necessary to RSVP

Saturday, October 19 2019; LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church, Constance and State; TIME: 9:30 am Special Interest Groups; 10:30 am Short Business Meeting and Program.

1 Free

Help Translate German Documents, Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:00 - 4 PM (Debbie Kaska)

If you have documents, letters, records, or short texts in German, printed or handwritten, Debbie will be happy to help you translate them. Bring them or copies to the Sahyun Library, on Sunday October 20, 1-4pm or Thursday October 24, 1-4pm. Of course you can also send them digitally to kaska@lifesci.ucsb.edu anytime.

1 Free

Getting the Most from FamilySearch.org, Part II, Tuesday, October 22, 10 am - 12 Noon, (Rosa Avolio)

Getting the Most from FamilySearch.org, Part II. Get the most out of FamilySearch.org and records available!. Part II will include The Tree: Create, Edit, and Maintain, and these additional resources for using FamilySearch.org: • Finding Elusive Records on Family Search.org • https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/finding-elusive-records/

1 Free

Family Tree Maker, October 23, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM (Norma Eggli)

Wednesday, October 23, 12 Noon - 2:00 PM (Norma Eggli) Come learn how to get started in Family Tree Maker and what is new in FTM 2019. This overview includes entering data, features, shortcuts and troubleshooting tips.

1 Free

Help Translate German Documents, Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:00 - 4 PM (Debbie Kaska)

If you have documents, letters, records, or short texts in German, printed or handwritten, Debbie will be happy to help you translate them. Bring them or copies to the Sahyun Library, on Thursday October 24, 1-4pm. Of course you can also send them digitally to kaska@lifesci.ucsb.edu anytime.

1 Free

Getting the Most Out of Family Tree Maker, Friday, October 25, 12 Noon - 2:00 PM (Norma Eggli)

Getting the Most Out of Family Tree Maker, Friday, October 25, 12 Noon - 2:00 PM. Stuck on a brickwall? Come and explore the Charts and Reports features of Family Tree Maker to help find errors and missing data, develop a research strategy, and/or help tackle brickwalls.

1 Free

Introduction to Genealogy, Saturday, October 26, 10 am to 2 pm (Morgan, Watt, Avolio, Kaska)

Beginning Class: Introduction to Genealogy will start you on the fun and rewarding journey of discovering your roots. You will be introduced to the basic sources, strategies, resources, and techniques needed to begin to track down the information about your family’s history — and how to put it all together. Registration required.

1 Free

Sleepless at the Sahyun, October 27, 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Sunday, October 27, 4:00 - 9:00 PM. 5 hours of quality research time, optional pizza dinner, games, puzzles, fun galore! Bring laptop, optional snacks and a pillow for naps! Pay $5 for pizza and dessert at the door.

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1 Free

"One Family Reunion," Wednesday, October 30, 10-11:30 AM (Cathy Jordan)

Learn how one family reunion was organized start to finish from choosing a location and contacting family members, to housing, activities, food, family history activities, and more. Learn about the many tips and tricks used successfully for one reunion this year.

1 Free
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