22 July 2016

FREE WEBINAR from SCGS August 6, 2016 - George G. Morgan :"Five Reasons the Records Aren't in the Courthouse"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m. PDT
George G. Morgan

"Five Reasons the Records Aren't in the Courthouse"

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/684565106596134401

Join us!

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
U.S. courthouse records have been damaged, destroyed, moved, or stored over the centuries. Prepare yourself in advance for on-site and online research by consulting authoritative sources. Learn why records may not be available in the courthouse, what may have happened to them, and where they (or replacements or substitutes) may exist today.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents in the U.S., Canada, England, on cruise ships, and webinars. He is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. His twelfth book, the fourth edition How to Do Everything: Genealogy, was released in January 2015. He is co-host of The Genealogy Guys (SM)Podcast, the longest running genealogical podcast with thousands of listeners worldwide.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/about/benefit-memb.html.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Please direct any questions to the SCGS Webinar Committee at Webinar@scgsgenealogy.com.

18 July 2016

REMINDER: FREE Webinar from SCGS July 20, 2016 - Drew Smith, MLS :"Organizing Your Genealogical Research Process"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PST
Drew Smith, MLS

"Organizing Your Genealogical Research Process"


Join us!


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
As you move from goals to questions to sources to information to evidence to conclusions, learn how to use the right kind of tool at each step, including research logs and database programs.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Drew Smith, MLS, is a librarian at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library. He is co-host and co-producer of the award-winning Genealogy Guys (SM) Podcast. He is the author of the 2009 GPC book Social Networking for Genealogists, and co-author of the 2013 McGraw-Hill book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques. He is a past Secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a past Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/about/benefit-memb.html.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Please direct any questions to the SCGS Webinar Committee at Webinar@scgsgenealogy.com.

15 July 2016

2017 Call for Presentations




CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Hunting Your Heritage
Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, 2017

5th Annual SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference
Diving Into DNA
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Workshops (including Friday JamboFREE presentations)
Thursday, June 8; Friday, June 9; Sunday, June 11, 2017
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
Burbank, California

2017 Jamboree Extension Series Webinars

The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) announces its Call for Presentations for the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held Friday through Sunday, June 8 - 11, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California. The 5th Annual SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017, will be a full day of DNA presentations.  In-Depth Workshops will occur throughout both conferences.


This Call for Presentations pertains to the Jamboree conference, the SCGS Genetic Genealogy conference and the workshops, as well as, the 2017 Jamboree Extension Series webinar program. Presentations will only be accepted through the online portal July 15, 2016 – August 21, 2016.


Submission of Presentations:

Speakers interested in presenting lecture presentations or workshops for 2017 must submit their proposals through the Jamboree Speaker Portal at: http://2017callforpresentations.surveyconsole.com

A copy of this call for presentations can be found at:

http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/2017/storage/2017JamboreeCallforPresentations.pdf

You may download a copy of the submission form at: 

http://www.genealogyjamboree.com/2017/storage/CallforPresentationSubmissionForm.pdf 

Only those presentations submitted through the portal and accompanied by a signed copy of the Call for Presentations agreement (emailed, faxed or mailed) will be considered. The online submission process ensures that correct speaker information is used in communication, advertising and conference materials.

Jamboree draws attendees of all experience levels, from the beginner to the professional; from the first time conference attendee to conference veterans. The Jamboree Extension Series draws an international audience comprised of all skill levels. We encourage the submission of all levels of sessions.

The 2017 Jamboree theme is Hunting Your Heritage and the SCGS Genetic Genealogy conference theme is Diving Into DNA. We welcome submissions utilizing our theme to promote the expansion of our knowledge and skills.  Our heritage focus is British Isles/Ireland as well as Armenia and the Caucasus. Presentations on all topics will be considered. New presentations are encouraged. Presentations may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Ethnic Research
  • DNA/Genetic Genealogy
  • Migration, Emigration/Immigration
  • Naturalization
  • Repositories
  • Digital Resources
  • Research Strategies
  • Software & Apps
  • Preservation/Archival Storage
  • Social Media/Blogging
  • Family History Writing
  • Law
  • Record Types
  • Methodology
  • Society Management
  • Librarianship
  • Next Generation

Number of Presentations: Speakers may submit up to 6 presentations. The SCGS Jamboree Committee, at its sole discretion, may select none, some, or all of the presentations submitted by any speaker.

Session Length: Jamboree and DNA presentations are 60 minutes in length, including a 10-minute question-and-answer period. You may also propose workshops from 90 minutes to 3 1/2 hours in length. Jamboree Extension Series (Webinar) presentations are 60 minutes in length with an additional 30 minutes maximum for questions.

Special consideration will be given to those Jamboree speakers who permit the live streaming or video/audio recording of their presentation and online posting of their handout material for download (as on the Jamboree app).

Statement of Nondiscrimination:
The Southern California Genealogical Society is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. SCGS is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in employment and opportunity because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age. Jamboree, DNA Day and Jamboree Extension Series speakers are selected based on experience, technical knowledge, speaking ability, diversity of topics and relevance.

If you have not presented at a past Jamboree and wish to provide a recording of one of your presentations, please send it to the Southern California Genealogical Society, Attention: Jamboree Chair, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504. Examples of syllabus submissions may be emailed to: SCGSJamboree@gmail.com. These materials may be used during the selection process and cannot be returned but will be destroyed after the selection process.

Questions, inquiries or submissions may be emailed to SCGSJamboree@gmail.com with the subject line: Call for Presentations [your last name].

We look forward to the possibility of including you on the 2017 Southern California Genealogical Society event schedules.





Alice Fairhurst, Jamboree Co-Chair


Diane Adamson, Jamboree Co-Chair

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Phone: 818.843.7247  Fax: 818.843-7262
SCGSJamboree@gmail.com

08 July 2016

FREE WEBINAR from SCGS July 20, 2016 - Drew Smith, MLS :"Organizing Your Genealogical Research Process"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PDT
Drew Smith, MLS

"Organizing Your Genealogical Research Process"

Join us! Register Now


ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
As you move from goals to questions to sources to information to evidence to conclusions, learn how to use the right kind of tool at each step, including research logs and database programs.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Drew Smith, MLS, is a librarian at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library. He is co-host and co-producer of the award-winning Genealogy Guys (SM) Podcast. He is the author of the 2009 GPC book Social Networking for Genealogists, and co-author of the 2013 McGraw-Hill book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques. He is a past Secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a past Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/about/benefit-memb.html.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Please direct any questions to the SCGS Webinar Committee at Webinar@scgsgenealogy.com.

24 June 2016

SCGS Open House - An Invitation

You are cordially invited to the SCGS Open House on Saturday, July 9th. 

Meet the officers, members of the Board of Directors, and the many volunteers of the society. Learn about the many projects and interest groups designed to help you with your family history research, and take a tour of the Research Library. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be won. The library will be open for research for Open House guests after 2:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you!

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504

Cross Street Glenoaks

16 June 2016

Jamboree 2016: Research Assistance Wrap-up

Guest post by Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew, PLCGS

What a wild and stimulating experience it was managing Research Assistance at Jamboree. Over an hour before we opened we had walk-ins hoping to secure a client spot with our Research Assistants. The Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists sponsors Research Assistance for the SCGS Jamboree and helped 92 clients over three days. Research Assistants came primarily from the Association of Professional Genealogists but included others who came in ready to help.  

We asked those who were pleased with their experience to consider donating to the Save the War of 1812 Pensions and collected $115 for that purpose. 


Many people come together to make Research Assistance a success. I want to thank Jean Wilcox Hibben, co-chair for Research Assistance, Lise Harding from SCGS, the many volunteers at Jamboree who helped keep us running and the following volunteer Research Assistants who gave generously of their time. I hope I didn’t miss any of you. 

Cari Taplin
Toni Perrone
Karen Jones
Randy Whited
Sharon Morison
Elizabeth Swanay-O’Neil
Paul Woodbury
Anette Burke Lyttle
Janice M. Sellers
Jean Wilcox Hibben
Lynn (Butch) Hibben
Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew
Bill Mayhew
Mary Kircher Roddy
Lynn Baden
Tom Jones
Paula Stewart-Warren
Lisa Medina
Barbara Algaze
Jane Neff Rollins
Cyndy Richardson
Elissa Scalise Powell
Kathy Holland
Linda Rouse
Karen Merrill Martin
Stephanie Cardin
Sue Roe
Kimberley Gomez
Molly Squire
Stephanie Wein
Paul Moore
Sheila Benedict
Kim Parker
Dallas Bordenave
Consuelo Rodriguez
Jill Breznican
Sherri Harris
Margaret Ruthridge
Janice Lovelace
Pam Vestal

Next year SCCAPG will continue to sponsor Research Assistance. If you are interested in helping as a Research Assistant or have a problem you need help with, look for information in this blog and sign-ups in April 2017.

Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew PLCGS
Past President; SCCAPG
SCGA Jamboree Research Assistance Co-Chair





15 June 2016

Jamboree 2016: Streamed Video Available through July 5th!

Don't miss out on the chance to view the Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy Streamed Videos from the 2016 Conferences!

  
The pay-per-view sessions from the Genetic Genealogy 2016 conference are available for viewing through July 5th. Speakers for the streamed sessions include top-notch speakers in the field: 
Emily D. Aulicino, MA; Blaine T. Bettinger, JD; Katherine Hope Borges; Tim Janzen, MD; Diahan Southard and Paul Alan Woodbury.

If you didn't register for the live feed, you can still pay to see one, two or all of the presentations. The cost is $20 per session or $99 for all six sessions. It's easy to register! Click here or go to http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/ for details.

You don't want to miss out on 14 FREE sessions streamed from Jamboree 2016! Thanks to our generous diamond sponsor Ancestry.com, select sessions can be watched at any time through July 5th - but you must register to watch!

To register for the Jamboree Streamed Videos, click here or visit the streaming video website at http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/jamboree/. Once you have completed the registration, your login credentials will be sent to your email and you can watch to your heart's content until July.

Don't miss out on an outstanding FREE educational opportunity!

Thank you to all who have joined us online for the live-streamed sessions from the Genetic Genealogy and Jamboree 2016 conferences. Over 2625 people have joined in to view at least one session from all over the world.  

Special thanks to Ancestry.com for making this opportunity available to all.

13 June 2016

REMINDER: FREE Webinar From SCGS June 15, 2016 - James M. Beidler "Finding a German Home Village Online"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PDT
James M. Beidler

"Finding a German Home Village Online"

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/684565106596134401

Join us!

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Securing the name of your ancestral Heimat is crucial to research in Germany. There are many resources on American and German websites to help you.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
James M. Beidler, the author of Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites and The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide, writes “Roots & Branches,” an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of the MAGS journal, Der Kurier. He is also an instructor for the online Family Tree University.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/about/benefit-memb.html.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Please direct any questions to the SCGS Webinar Committee at Webinar@scgsgenealogy.com.


10 June 2016

Jamboree 2016 - So Many to Thank for a Great Conference!


The Jamboree Committee would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to both the Genetic Genealogy and Jamboree 2016 conferences.


Attendees, those at the Marriott and those viewing the live streaming. You are what makes the conference both exceptional and memorable. Without you, there wouldn't be a Jamboree. Whether you came from near or far, were with us in person or via the wonders of technology, Thank You!

Speakers, for generously sharing your knowledge, research experiences, sense of humor, and time. Speakers, Thank You! 

Exhibitors, for showcasing the products and services that make research so rewarding, for preserving records and making them accessible online, and for the books that we just can't give up even in the digital age. For the societies that give us opportunities to learn, share and meet others who share our passion for family history. Exhibitors, Thank You!

Sponsors for their generous support of Jamboree. We are very grateful for the support of all of our sponsors: FamilySearch International, Family Tree Maker by Software MacKiev, Moorshead Magazine, Family Tree Magazine, FamilyTree DNA, Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, Legacy Books, Legacy Tree Genealogists, RootsMagic, Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites, and Family ChartMasters. Special thank-yous go to our Diamond Sponsor, Ancestry, who underwrote the cost of the live streaming that has been shared by over 2600 viewers around the world, and emerald sponsor MyHeritage who generously sponsored the Jamboree App. Sponsors, Thank You!

Marriott staff who welcomed Jamboree for the 11th year in a row, and worked diligently to ensure that the needs of conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and staff were met, Thank You!

Finally, Thank you, Jamboree Volunteers. It takes hundreds and hundreds of hours of volunteer time to produce Jamboree each year. Some volunteers work year-round to plan the events, work with the speakers, line up the exhibitors and sponsors, coordinate with the Marriott, and send out the many, many blog posts, emails, and announcements to let everyone know about Jamboree. Some work an hour or two to distribute and collect speaker evaluations. Whether the contribution is 1 hour or 1000, every hour of volunteer time helps to make Jamboree the wonderful event it is. VOLUNTEERS, THANK YOU!


Sincerely,
The 2016 Jamboree Commitee

07 June 2016

FREE Webinar From SCGS June 15, 2016 - James M. Beidler: "Finding a German Home Village Online"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PDT
James M. Beidler

"Finding a German Home Village Online"


Join us!

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Securing the name of your ancestral Heimat is crucial to research in Germany. There are many resources on American and German websites to help you.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
James M. Beidler, the author of Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites and The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide, writes “Roots & Branches,” an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of the MAGS journal, Der Kurier. He is also an instructor for the online Family Tree University.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/about/benefit-memb.html.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Please direct any questions to the SCGS Webinar Committee at Webinar@scgsgenealogy.com.