Call for Presentations
Speaker Portal |
Submission Guide | Call
August 25 October 1, 2014
Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) announces its Call for
Presentations for the 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy
This Call for Presentations pertains to the Jamboree
Conference, Pre-Conference DNA/Workshop Day, as well as, the 2015 Jamboree Extension
Series Webinar Program.
Submission of Presentations: Speakers interested in presenting lecture presentations
or workshops for 2015 must submit their proposals through the Jamboree
Speaker Portal. Presentations will only be
accepted through the online portal August 25 October 1, 2014.
Download the Submission
Guide for additional information. Only those presentations
submitted through the portal and accompanied by a signed copy of the Call
agreement (faxed, emailed 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 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree,
to be held Friday through Sunday, June 5 - 7, 2015 at the Los Angeles Marriott
Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California. The Pre-Conference Day on
Thursday, June 4, 2015 will include a full day of DNA presentations and In-Depth
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Members can search for their family information in our collection of over 1 billion
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The Southern California Genealogical Society publishes a quarterly
journal, The Searcher.
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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and more than 176 billion records in our global collection plus holdings in the
UK, Ireland and Australia. Partners include FamilySearch, the Allen County
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Winners of the SCGS 2013 GENEii Family History Writers Contest
by Pam Wiedenbeck
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 GENEii Family History Writers Contest!
Many thanks to the 59 authors who collectively contributed 79 entries, making
this the largest GENEii contest ever. All of the winning submissions will be
published in The Searcher during 2014 and 2015 at the editors discretion;
the preliminary dates of publication are indicated below. The submissions will
also appear on the SCGS website after they appear in The Searcher.
Category 1: submissions from 1,000 to 2,000 words
- First Place: "Mom's Life" -- John R. Catsis, Silver City, New
- Second Place: "First the Chicken" -- Joyce Finn, Bluffton, South
- Third Place: "Locked Out" -- DeVonna R. Allison, Burr Oak, Michigan
- Runner Up: "Varrone" -- Nick Sweet, Shepherd, Texas
- Honorable Mention: "Uncle John Burleson" -- Jim McLaughlin,Kerrville,
- Honorable Mention: "Paw Prints on Combat Soldiers' Hearts" --
Robert R. Robeson, Lincoln, Nebraska
Category 2: submissions under 1,000 words
- First Place: "Ground Zero" -- Jerry Eckert, Vail, Arizona
- Second Place: "November 22" -- Evan Guilford-Blake, Stone Mountain,
- Third Place: "Christmas Kerfluffle" -- Marla F. Jones, Yukon,
- Runner Up: "My Grandfather's Grave" -- Thomas L. Stepp, Columbia,
- Honorable Mention: "A Visit to New Orleans" -- Joyce Roberson,
West Hills, California
- Honorable Mention: "A Mountain Rose" -- Felicia Johnson, Ocklawaha,
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Federation of Genealogical Societies presents
Southern California Genealogical Society with 2013 Award
the 2013 annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Fort
Wayne, SCGS received an Award of Merit "in recognition of their vision
in conference planning and creating year-round benefits for a global audience."
The award, which was presented by FGS president D. Joshua Taylor, was accepted
by SCGS vice president Paula Hinkel on behalf of the Society. "It was such
a wonderful surprise to receive the award. It's very gratifying to know that
the Society's hard work has been recognized by others in the genealogical community."
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