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Sunday, October 4 through Thursday, December 31
Information to Join Virtual Meetings for Non-Members  (SBCGS Events)

All Society events during Family History Month (October) are open to the public and free (excluding the Thomas Jones Seminar). However, registration is required to attend them (even for our members). The registration links can be found below each event.  Ordinarily these events are a benefit of membership in the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society. If you like what you see and you are not a member please consider joining the Society here or making a donation here.

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Monday, October 19
Turning Your Research into a Gift for Your Family With Examples of Finished Products  (General Class)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Zoom
Virtual
Zoom Host: Diane Sylvester

Presenter: Sharon Summer

Advance registration is required HERE!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the class.

 

The presentation will offer two examples of how you can use your research, and perhaps information from a trip to where your ancestors lived, and put it all together in an interesting way to tell your family’s story. Sharon will show her work and talk about how she put together her research, photos, maps and more to create pages her family can enjoy.

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Tuesday, October 20
New York Research Essentials  (Webinar Showing)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom
Virtual
Zoom Host: Robin McCarthy
Presented by: Susan R Miller, D. Joshua Taylor, Frederick Wertz
Advance registration is required HERE!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the class.
 
Stuck in New York? Join the expert team at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) and learn how to power through your New York brick wall. The session includes vital and state census records, using The Record and new online resources, and exploring New York's newspapers, deeds, and probate records.
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DNA Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, October 21
DNA Lunch and Learn  (Lunch & Learn)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom

Virtual

Zoom Host: Robin McCarthy
Moderator: George LaPlante

Advance registration is required HERE!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the class.

 

We'll talk about recent changes in some of the tools that are available for analyzing your DNA results. Bring your lunch!
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Thursday, October 22
New Member & Beginning Genealogy SIG Meeting  (Special Interest Groups)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom
Virtual
Zoom Host: Elizabeth O'Neal
Jean Foster and Norma Johnson lead this discussion group.
Advance registration is required HERE!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the class.
 
Have questions for Jean and Norma? Email sbcgs-education@sbgen.org before Oct 21st.
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RootsMagic (Windows & Mac) User Group Meeting
Friday, October 23
RootsMagic (Windows & Mac) User Group Meeting  (Software User Groups)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom
Virtual
Zoom Host & Moderator: Elizabeth O'Neal
Advance registration is required HERE!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the class.
 
RootsMagic Software is called by Smart Computing Magazine "the best genealogy program we've seen."
Bring your questions about this popular genealogy software program.
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Virtual Lunch and Learn Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 27
Virtual Lunch and Learn Tuesdays  (Lunch & Learn)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom
Virtual
 
Zoom Host & Moderator: Rosa Avolio
Advance registration is required HERE!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the class.
 
Come join us for our Tuesday Lunch & Learn.
All levels beginner to advanced. Bring your lunch and let's talk genealogy!
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Thursday, October 29
The History of the Jewish Community in Santa Barbara  (General Class)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom
Virtual
Zoom Host: Diane Sylvester
Speaker: Erin Graffy, Local Historian and Author
Advance registration is required HERE!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the class.
 
In this lecture, Erin begins with Cerf Levy and his family, immigrants from Alsace-Lorraine, who settled in Santa Barbara in 1868. Her lecture continues with the fascinating history of the Jewish community from 1868 to the present.
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Friday, October 30
What's New at Ancestry  (Webinar Showing)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Zoom
Virtual
Zoom Host: Robin McCarthy
Presented by: Crista Cowan (The Barefoot Genealogist)
Advance registration is required HERE!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the class.
 
Ancestry has continued to develop their tools to help improve and accelerate your family history research. They have also added millions of new records since last year. Crista Cowan will preview what's new and updated in the last year.
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Saturday, November 21
Virtual Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom
Virtual
Zoom Host: Elizabeth O'Neal
Speaker: Annette Burke Lyttle Advance registration is required HERE!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the meeting.

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