Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Friday through Sunday
June 5 to 7, 2015
Registration is now open: Mail-in
Advanced registration ends May 23, 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.
Advanced Registration ends May 23, 2015.
Back to the Future Trip
Saturday, May 30
Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
11:00 a.m. meet at Information Desk
Library's collection of over 18,000 genealogical books is maintained by the
Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS). The Genealogy collection
is housed at the Central Library and is for reference use only (items cannot
be checked out). View Genealogy Room Map The Society welcomes volunteers to
perform research and provide information about the genealogical collection.
Visit their website www.hbpl.org or see our website www.scgsgenealogy.com for
Lectures are subject to change without notice.
The Back to the Future Research Trips are designed to acquaint
you with the times of your ancestors. We'll be visiting various historical venues
throughout the Southern California area. Tours are free unless noted. You will
need to arrange your own transportation.
SCGS PROGRAM: Saturday June 13
LUNCH & LEARN
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Need Direction? Try City Directories!
Census records tell us a lot about where people lived and what they did, but
City Directories fill in the holes between census years and often hold other
secrets about family members. Where was the business? Learn how to correlate
the directories with other documents to reveal some of the lesser known bits
of information about your family.
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Special Delivery: Using U.S. Postmaster Documents in Family History Research
There is a wealth of records among NARA microfilms (and now available on Ancestry)
of U.S. Postmaster appointments. Ancestors who were merchants may have also
served as Postmasters. Learn how to access and navigate these records.
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben is the Director of the Corona Family
History Center and a Board Member of the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists.
She served as lead researcher on the PBS television program Genealogy Roadshow
in 2013. Jean is also on several national genealogy society boards. A retired
college professor, and a Board Certified genealogist. Jean is a national speaker
known for her entertaining, informative presentations, and is a frequent writer
for various genealogy publications. She maintains her own website: www.circlemending.org.
The library will not be open for research.
FREE WEBINAR: Sign-up
Wednesday, June 17
from a Snoop: Collaterals and Associates
by Debbie Mieszala, CG
Crucial information on direct ancestors is often found by nosing into the lives
of collateral relatives, associates, and neighbors. Case studies present examples
of invaluable finds.
Debbie Mieszala, CGSM, specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century research,
and the Midwest. She has taught at SLIG, IGHR, and GRIP. Debbies work
has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard! She
is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
from the Blogs & the World of Genealogy
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,
Read a Free Online
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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|For just $35 you can enjoy:
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.