29 March 2017

Jamboree 2017: Conference Tip - Get a Printed Syllabus!

Experienced conference attendees know that at any given time the wi-fi at an event can be sluggish or unavailable. 

Want to make sure you have the information you need during Jamboree or Genetic Genealogy Sessions? Get a hard copy of the syllabus!

Jamboree is offering the printed syllabus for purchase for $25, and the Genetic Genealogy syllabus for $10 through April 22, 2017. Prices go up April 23rd.

We will be placing the orders with the printer shortly after the Early Bird registration deadline expires - so if you want a copy, make sure you order now through the online registration process!

All registered attendees will receive a USB flash drive that contains digital copies of the syllabi. Extra copies of the flash drive can also be ordered online. 

Many syllabus articles will be made available for download on the Jamboree app (depending on speaker permission). They can also be accessed by any attendee with an Internet connection on a laptop, desktop, iPad or other tablets, or smartphone.

Don't miss out - Order your copy today!

All materials in the syllabi, whether printed, on the flash drive, or on the app, are the copyrighted intellectual property of the individual presenter. Any copying, recording, or photography is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the presenter and the Southern California Genealogical Society.

Jamboree 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Gerard B. McKay

Gerard B. McKay has been an active family researcher since his first trip to the National Archives in 1989. He has documented one family line to the settlers of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia in 1731. 

SU004 Probate Records: Finding Enslaved Ancestors Before 1865 

Southern California Genealogical Society
48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2017
#SCGS2017 @scgsgenealogy.com

REMINDER: FREE Webinar From SCGS: April 1, 2017 - Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS: Finding Scottish Ancestors Online


Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM PDT

Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS, presents

Finding Scottish Ancestors Online

This session teaches you how to find and use digital resources for Scottish ancestors. Essential to little-known records here and in Scotland are covered. Church and civil records, censuses, mapping and geography, organizations, and cultural resources help you find more Scottish ancestors.

Nancy Loe, archivist and genealogist, managed archives her entire career. She presents and writes genealogy guides on genealogy organizing and archival research. Visit her at sassyjanegenealogy.com.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

28 March 2017

Jamboree 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Lisa A. Alzo, MFA

Lisa A. Alzo, MFA, is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and other topics.

SA051 Creating Family History eBooks: Your Blueprint for Success

48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2017
#SCGS2017 @scgsgenealogy.com

Jamboree 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Genealogist and journalist Schelly Talalay Dardashti has tracked her Sephardi-Ashkenazi-Mizrahi families for 30 years. She created “Tracing the Tribe – Jewish Genealogy on Facebook" (11,000+ members) and is MyHeritage’s US Genealogy Advisor.

TH023 Tracing the Tribe with DNA  

FR021 Tips for Tracing Your Jewish Roots 

Southern California Genealogical Society
48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2017
#SCGS2017 @scgsgenealogy.com