19 August 2016

[CA-SCGS] 2017 Call for Presentations - Extended!



CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 2 

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 be accepted through the online portal through Friday, September 2, 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.questionpro.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.

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 a 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

18 August 2016

FREE Webinar From SCGS September 3, 2016 - J. H. Fonkert, CG®: "Discover Family History in Historical Newspapers Online and Off"



FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. PDT
J. H. Fonkert, CG® 

"Discover Family History in Historical Newspapers Online and Off"

Join us!

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Read all about it! Learn to locate microfilm or searchable online images of historical newspapers and the tricks of successful searches. Discover family events and the communities your ancestors lived in

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jay Fonkert is a Minnesota-based genealogy researcher, educator, and writer, focusing on 19th-century Midwest research. His favorite research target is the Fawkner family of Kentucky and Indiana. He is a trustee of the BCG Education Fund, a past-director of APG, and a past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. He has published more than 60 research and teaching articles in Minnesota Genealogist, The Septs, Family Chronicle, NGS Magazine and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.

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.

17 August 2016

Tonight's Webinar From SCGS Cancelled - August 17, 2016

An important announcement from the Webinar team:


We regret to announce that tonight’s webinar, “What’s In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story by Teresa "Tessa" Keough has been CANCELLED. The presenter is dealing with a family medical emergency. We hope to reschedule this webinar for some time in the near future.

The next webinar in our series, “Discover Family history in Historical Newspapers, Online and Off” will be presented by J.H. Fonkert, CG, on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 10:00 AM PDT.

You can register for this webinar at https://goo.gl/5iWzPQ

15 August 2016

REMINDER: FREE Webinar From SCGS August 17, 2016 - Teresa "Tessa" Keough: "What’s In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PDT
Teresa "Tessa" Keough

"What’s In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story"

Join us!

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Surnames tell a fascinating story about our ancestors’ past. From origin to meaning, migration to frequency, come learn how to find and include that story in your own family history.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tessa Keough is a genealogist in transition (not her day job). She works on her own family history and special projects. These include a one-place study in Newfoundland, a one-name study of the Keough surname, a Google+ community (Legacy Virtual Users' Group), and a YouTube channel (TessaWatch). Tessa blogs at The Keough Corner and Scandia Musings. She contributes to Worldwide Genealogy and the May I Introduce To You feature at Geneabloggers.

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.

08 August 2016

FREE Webinar From SCGS August 17, 2016 - Teresa "Tessa" Keough: "What’s In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PDT
Teresa "Tessa" Keough

"What’s In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story"


Join us!

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Surnames tell a fascinating story about our ancestors’ past. From origin to meaning, migration to frequency, come learn how to find and include that story in your own family history.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tessa Keough is a genealogist in transition (not her day job). She works on her own family history and special projects. These include a one-place study in Newfoundland, a one-name study of the Keough surname, a Google+ community (Legacy Virtual Users' Group), and a YouTube channel (TessaWatch). Tessa blogs at The Keough Corner and Scandia Musings. She contributes to Worldwide Genealogy and the May I Introduce To You feature at Geneabloggers.

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.

03 August 2016

REMINDER: 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"

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.

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"

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.questionpro.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.