Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Friday through Sunday
June 5 to 7, 2015
Registration is now open:
Early Bird registration
ends April 30, 2015.
The theme of the 2015 Jamboree is Genealogy FANfare: working together.
We welcome attendees who are fans of genealogy, amateur or professional.
Jamboree 2015 celebrates the use of friends, associates, and neighbors (FANs)
of our elusive ancestors in order to aid in our research. Our heritage focus
will be on African American, Jewish, Eastern European and Russian research.
In addition to these, sessions on other geographic regions in the United States,
United Kingdom, and Europe will be included. We will let you know as soon as
the schedule is available on the website.
Genealogy: DNA Day Plus!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Genealogy: DNA Day Plus! offers participants the opportunity to hear
from many of the leaders in the genetic genealogical community. In addition,
intensive workshops on general topics of interest are offered to attendees
who have interests other than genetic genealogy (separate fee required). The
conference is co-sponsored by SCGS and the International Society of Genetic
pricing for 2015 offers a discount to those who register for both Jamboree
and Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus! as well as discounts for SCGS members
for each event.
Early Bird registration ends April 30, 2015.
INTEREST GROUP: DNA
Saturday, January 31, 2015
The Abraham Lincoln DNA Project
Lincoln DNA Project is one of the first in the area of Bio-Historical research
- the study of how the genetics of historical figures may have influenced the
course of world history.
It is suspected that Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from a variety of genetic
disorders including a rare cancer called MEN2B.
However it is only recently that DNA testing has become available that could
confirm these suspicions that until now have been based solely on Lincoln's physical
appearance and historical reports about the condition of his health.
Presenter: Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, is a Forensic Genealogist who has been
recognized in the international press for her work with the Armed Forces DNA
Identification Laboratory and has consulted on many high profile DNA identification
efforts including the identification of the Unknown Child on the Titanic and
the Amelia Earhart project. She is now the forensic genealogist on the Abraham
Lincoln DNA project.
fllyer for more infomation.
FREE WEBINAR: Sign-up
Saturday, February 7
to the Union: Using Labor Union Documents for Genealogy
by Jane Neff Rollins
If your ancestor was a blue-collar worker, theres a 1 in 3 chance they
were in a labor union. Labor union documents are underutilized, but they can
provide useful genealogical information.
Jane Neff Rollins is a professional genealogist who specializes in Jewish
genealogy, Russian translation, and breaking down brick walls.
from the Blogs & the World of Genealogy
PROGRAM: Lunch & Learn
February 14, 2015 - Saturday
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Presenter: Charlotte Bocage
"So You Thought You Were Organized"
"Citing Your Sources" and "Getting Ready for the National
Archives Research Trip"
These three presentations explain the need for and the types of forms, a simple
filing system, and other genealogical paraphernalia. You will avoid the sin
of incomplete sourcing by organizing your source citations. Then the mini
lecture will prepare you for our field trip to the National Archives on March
February 21, 2015 - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Charlotte Bocage
LA Public Library class
How Can Maps Aid Your Research?
Maps can help you solve the problems of Where did they go? &
How did they end up there?
Maps can illustrate the story of your family when no photographs exist. Learn
about the LAPLs extensive map collection from a confirmed map aficionado.
Library Services / Library
Center - SCGS is proud to be a designated FamilySearch Center.
Now you can have your Family History Library (FHL) films delivered directly
to the SCGS Library!
The Southern California Genealogical Society
publishes a quarterly journal,
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Issue - Now!
This award-winning publication contains announcements of SCGS news, area
events, research tips, website suggestions, and recent acquisitions. Also
included is original indexed genealogical content, much of which is not publicly
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24/7 Member Access to archived Sessions & Webinars
24/7 Remote Access to World Vital Records & MyHeritage
Field Trips to area repositories
Guided research trips to Salt Lake City and Ft. Wayne
Interest groups for computer software users, writers, and ethnic geographic research.
Free in-Library use of valuable online resources
Substantial Discounts on research & subscriptions
Educational Opportunities: Monthly Lunch and Learn
Webinars, seminars, workshops.