02 May 2016

Jamboree 2016: Saturday Night Banquet - Don't Miss Out!

"Secrets from PBS's Genealogy Roadshow
with Kenyatta D. Berry


Using viewer submitted requests, Genealogy Roadshow answers complex questions of who we are, where we come from and what our DNA reveals. Sharing yet-to-be-broadcast footage of one of her favorite segments, Kenyatta will present a behind the scenes look at what is involved in creating television segments that are both factual and entertaining. In addition, Kenyatta will be sharing her insights on research, DNA and the future of genealogy.


Kenyatta D. Berry, Esq. is a co-host and genealogist on Genealogy Roadshow (PBS). A native of Detroit, Ms. Berry began her genealogical journey while in law school and studying at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing. Having accumulated more than fifteen years of experience in genealogy research and writing, she is on the Council of the Corporation for the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and has appeared on many radio and TV programs. A frequent lecturer and writing, her focus is on African American, Slave Ancestral Research and DNA.

Advance Registration end May 22, 2016, and tickets for this event are selling fast. To register, visit www.genealogyjamboree.com or call the SCGS library at (818) 843-7247 during operating hours. 

Registration for SCGS Members - click here

Registration for Non-Members - click here

The third season of Genealogy Roadshow premieres May 17, 2016, at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and follows a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey, using history and science to uncover fascinating family stories. Each individual's past links to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. This season's programs feature participants from Los Angeles to Boston who want to explore genealogical mysteries.

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016
www.genealogyjamboree.com
jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com

Jamboree 2016: Exhibitor Spotlight - Nevada State Genealogical Society


The Nevada State Genealogical Society (NSGS) fosters and promotes interest in genealogy. Members of the Society share ideas, information, and methods on searching for data about ancestors from Nevada, the United States, and around the World.  

Visit their website at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvsgs

Make sure you stop by their booth in the exhibit hall and say hello to the one and only Leo Myers, Jamboree co-chair emeritus and SCGS member extraordinaire. 

Exhibit Hall FREE to the public all weekend

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
June 3-5, 2016
www.genealogyjamboree.com

Jamboree 2016: Exhibitor Spotlight - Carl Boyer, 3rd, Genealogical Publisher

Carl Boyer, 3rd, Genealogical Publisher

Carl Boyer 3rd has been publishing genealogies for himself and others since 1971. All titles are priced for clearance.

Stop by the booth at Jamboree for more information

See you there!

Exhibit Hall FREE to the public all weekend

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
June 3-5, 2016
www.genealogyjamboree.com


Jamboree 2016: Exhibitor Spotlight - Family Tree Magazine


Discover, preserve and celebrate your family history with Family Tree Magazine, America’s #1 genealogy magazine. Every issue is packed with how-to tips, expert advice and step-by-step guidance to make the journey of tracing your family’s past fun and rewarding. 

Family Tree Magazine is part of the Genealogy Community at F+W Media, Inc., which also encompasses Family Tree University online courses and webinars, genealogy books and the ShopFamilyTree.com online store. All our publications and products are devoted to providing engaging, easy-to-understand instructions that make genealogy a hobby anyone can do.    


www.shopfamilytree.com
www.familytreemagazine.com



Exhibit Hall FREE all weekend

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
June 3-5, 2016

29 April 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Warren Blatt

Warren Blatt is the Managing Director of JewishGen (www.jewishgen.org). He is the author of Resources for Jewish Genealogy in the Boston Area (JGS of Greater Boston, 1996); and co-author (with Gary Mokotoff) of Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy (Avotaynu, 1999). He was the Chair of the 15th International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy. In 2004, he was awarded the IAJGS’ Lifetime Achievement Award in Jerusalem.

Sunday, June 5, 2016  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

SU006   Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research
A general overview and introduction to researching your Polish-Jewish ancestry. History of Polish border changes, geography and place-name changes; How to find and locate your ancestral shtetl and historical information; The vital records-keeping system in Poland: How to find and translate birth, marriage and death records; Polish-Jewish surnames and given names, language spelling and grammar issues; Yizkor books and landsmanshaftn;  business directories; Polish Archives and Civil Registration Offices;  Using Mormon microfilms, Internet sources, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for Jewish genealogical research in Poland.


To register, visit our website

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016
www.genealogyjamboree.com
jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com
818.843.7247

Jamboree 2016: Exhibitor Spotlight - Genealogical Institute, Inc.


Imagine! What a totally awesome conversation starter for your family and friends – what you know about newly-identified ancestors – their lives, their origins, their out-of-the-ordinary exploits. Much better than repeating the “doom and gloom” and mayhem you hear on the news! If you are ready to track-down the identity of your hardest-to-find ancestors you can get STARTED HERE.

Exhibit Hall FREE to the public all weekend

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
June 3-5, 2016

www.genealogyjamboree.com

Jamboree 2016: Exhibitor Spotlight - GenSearch and more


Products from GenSearch and more simplify the research process - Genealogy Kit, ancestral charts, forms, publications, research handouts on a variety of topics, Shortcut to Genealogy checklists, generational photo frames, and mats. 

Visit the gensearchandmore.com website for product descriptions, BLOG signup, professional research assistance, contact information and workshop speaker availability.

Exhibit Hall FREE to the public all weekend

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
June 3-5, 2016
www.genealogyjamboree.com

28 April 2016

Jamboree 2016 - Do you want a printed syllabus? Order Now!

Jamboree is offering the printed syllabus for purchase for $30, and the Genetic Genealogy syllabus for $20 through May 22, 2016. 

If you prefer to have all your preferred session information physically in hand to write notes on and refer to throughout the conference, the printed syllabus is the way to go. 

We expect to have only a small quantity of  copies available for sale at Jamboree, so don't take a chance and miss out.

If you wish to have a printed syllabus this year, make sure to place your order soon.  We are only printing a set number, so please let us know you want one by ordering. 

Order it online or download a copy of the Jamboree registration form to order by mail.

All registered attendees will receive a USB flash drive that contains digital copies of the Jamboree, Genetic Genealogy.

Extra copies of the flash drive can also be ordered online.

Many syllabus articles will be made available for download on the Jamboree app (to be announced soon - stay tuned). 

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!

Please note that 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 2016: Show Your Hometown Pride Contest - Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday is Fun Day

At every Jamboree, we have fun on Sunday with a “Dress-up Day.”  In the past, we’ve celebrated Hawaii’s 50th anniversary of statehood with Hawaiian Shirt Day, let the good times roll with all things New Orleans, shown our ancestor’s Civil War sympathies by wearing blue or gray (or both colors), and rocked the 50th anniversary of the 1960’s with tie-dye, great music, and flowers in our hair.

This year we will show off our “Hometown Pride” on Sunday by wearing tee-shirts, hats or paraphernalia that publicizes our, or our ancestor’s, hometown.

We’ve all picked up wearable memorabilia from events and places we’ve encountered while researching our families. Maybe it was from the Stadtfest in your ancestor’s German hometown. Or from the 4th of July parade in that Midwest town where your parents grew up.  Perhaps from the Gold Country where your ancestors chased the dream of riches.  Wherever you call “home,” wear it with pride!

The contest will take place Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. in the Convention Center Foyer.

So wear a t-shirt that celebrates your hometown or an ancestral place you'd like to showcase. You don't want to miss this!

Hint: this is a classic "cousin bait" scenario... you just never know who you might meet. Keep an eye out...you might meet a distant cousin from your hometown. It’s happened before! So wear your hometown pride, and let's have some fun!

We can't wait to see what everyone wears!

Advance registration closes May 22
To register, visit our website

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016
www.genealogyjamboree.com
jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com
818.843.7247


Jamboree 2016 Exhibitor Spotlight: Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States



The Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. We also have images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810.

Visit their website, Twitter and Flickr page.

Exhibit Hall FREE to the public all weekend

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
June 3-5, 2016

www.genealogyjamboree.com