Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Friday through Sunday
June 5 to 7, 2015
Registration is now open: Mail-in
Early Bird registration ends April 30, 2015.
theme of the 2015 Jamboree is Genealogy FAN*fare: Working Together.
We have Elizabeth
Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, to thank for this years Jamboree
theme. She put the FAN in genealogy by encouraging the use of documents about
an ancestors FAN Club Friends, Associates and Neighbors
to discover new information about direct relatives.
For the first time ever, Jamboree is featuring a full track (9 sessions)
of African American classes on Friday and Saturday. Sunday will focus
on Jewish, Eastern European and Russian heritages.
What will you find at Jamboree? Youll find sessions for every experience
level, from the novice to the professional genealogist. Youll find welcoming
smiles, help and assistance at every turn, a casual learning environment, excellent
instructors, a variety of topics, an exhibit hall with answers to all of your
stuff needs, and, with luck, a road map to successful searching
for your familys history. You might even find a cousin.
Topics include the time tested search techniques that underpin a quality
family tree, to cutting-edge tech that helps you keep track of your information.
In addition to the heritage tracks listed above, sessions on other geographic
regions in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe will be included.
Join us! You will be so glad you did.
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.
Early Bird Discount
ends April 30th
Register Online Today!
you wish to have a printed syllabus this year, PLEASE place your order in the
next few days. Order
it online or download a copy of the Jamboree registration form to order
Jamboree is offering the printed syllabus for purchase for $25 through
April 30, 2015, and we will be placing our order with our printer on
May 1. We expect to have only a few extra copies available for sale at Jamboree
at a cost of $30 each, so don't take a chance and miss out.
FREE WEBINAR: Sign-up
Saturday, May 2
Brick Walls Sideways: Using Collateral Lines To Further Your Genealogical Research
by Gary M. Smith
'What is a collateral line, and what use is that to me?' Collaterals can be
a great help in working around brick walls. In genealogical terms, a collateral
line is any line of descent from one or more of your ancestors through any other
than your own direct line.
Gary M. Smith is President, GSG and Second Vice President/National Conference
Coordinator, ISFHWE. He was a founding member, Great Lakes Chapter, Association
of Professional Genealogists (APG). He has written for numerous genealogical
publications and enjoys speaking across the US and at sea.
Saturday, May 9
Lunch - 12:00 noon to 1p.m.
Sit, chat, and share your genealogy stories and questions while eating your
brown bag lunch. Learn - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with questions & answers.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Presenter: Hal Bookbinder
Ships of Our Ancestors
Millions of our ancestors came to America by sea. This talk overviews Atlantic
crossings over the centuries with focus on the mass migration from Eastern Europe
around the turn of the last century.
Hal Bookbinder has been researching eight family lines for over 30
years, identifying over 4,000 relatives and tracing two of these lines into
the mid-1700s. He is a former president of Jewish Genealogical Society, Los
Angeles (JGSLA) and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) and currently serves on the JewishGen Board of Governors. In 2010, Hal
received the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award for his various contributions
to Jewish Genealogy. Mr. Bookbinder was lead co-chair of the 34th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy, held in Salt Lake City in July 2014.
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Presenter: Barbara Randall
Beyond Passenger Lists
They are more than just a list of names and further searching can lead to more
information about your ancestor's voyage.
Barbara Randall is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists
(APG), National Genealogical Society (NGS ), New England Historical and Genealogical
Society (NEHGS), New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B),
Genealogical Speakers Guild and, a Board member of the Southern California Genealogical
Society (SCGS). She is also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution
( DAR ) as a District/Chapter Registrar and a DAR Volunteer Genealogist/Consultant.
Barbara is the facilitator of the SCGS Legacy Family Tree User Group and gives
workshops locally. She is also a teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School
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