Genealogy Basics Special Interest Group

2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, at 10:00 am PDT
Online via Zoom Meeting
Join one of the SCCHGS genealogy consultants to learn tips, tools, techniques and resources to help further your genealogy research.

We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. On the 2nd Wednesday of the month, a presentation on a relevant topic will be followed by a discussion and questions. The meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month will be a Q&A session where the facilitator will take questions and demonstrate genealogy techniques and tools.
  • Jun 23rd - Tour of American Ancestors
  • Jul 14th - Ancestry DNA tools with Pat Burrow
  • Jul 28th - Tour of Fold3
  • No meetings in August
  • Sep  8th - TBD
  • Sep 22nd - Drop-in genealogy consulting - send questions ahead to for best results
  • Oct 13th - TBD
  • Oct 22th - Drop-in genealogy consulting - send questions ahead to for best results
  • Nov 10th - TBD
  • No meeting November 24th
  • Dec  8th - Immigration & Naturalization
  • No meeting December 22nd
Register for the SIG

Click here to register. You only need to register once. The same link is used for all occurrences of this SIG.


To participate in a Zoom meeting, you need a device with a microphone. A desktop computer, laptop or tablet work best. A smart phone can suffice although it may be hard to see the slides on the screen.

Click here to join a Zoom test meeting to get your device ready to attend a Zoom meeting. A small piece of software may need to be downloaded.