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SVCGG has a general meeting the 2nd Saturday of every month except for Dec. We also have a Reunion for the Mac Special Interest Group (SIG) that meets on the 4th Thursday of most months. All of our meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone is welcome!

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June 2024 General Meeting:

June 8th - Online

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Meeting time: 10am-11:30am

Mysterious Codes: Passenger Manifests Letters and Numbers

with Christine Cohen

What do those letters, numbers, stamps, and pencil marks mean on Immigration Passenger Manifests? Does your ancestor have the letter "D" or "X" next to their name? Do you know what V/L, # 404, USB, Transit, CL, N.O.B, C/A, LPC, SI, NQIV, BSI, PV or C-XXXXX mean? We will learn if and when to contact the US National Archives or USCIS to get more genealogical information from these codes. Plus, what insight we can learn about your ancestor's immigration experience based on these notations.

Christine is a long time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and she is currently the Program Director. In addition to WAGS, she's also a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Her interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots” and was piqued when she found a typed pedigree chart of her Dutch heritage from the New Netherlands in the 1660’s. She is a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA in Political Science and has recently retired to pursue her genealogy interest full time.

Join us on June 8th!

Upcoming SVCGG General Meetings


June 8th - Mysterious Codes by Christine Cohen

Upcoming Reunion for the Mac Classes

May 23rd - Reunion Touch with Martha Wallace

June 27th - Dropbox/iCloud with Bill George

July 25th - Match & Merge with Martha Wallace

Ongoing Classes

Meetings online every week just to get together and have a general discussion on genealogy topics


General discussion about intermediate/advanced genealogy topics

Time: 4pm-5pm Pacific