24 September 2012

Announcing the 2013 Genealogy Jamboree Call for Proposals

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces a Call for Proposals for the 44th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to be held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California, Thursday through Sunday, June 6 through 9, 2013. Thursday will be a day of hands-on workshops.

Proposals for the 2013 Jamboree Extension Series webinars are also covered by this Call for Proposals. The very popular webinar series features sessions on the first Saturday and the third Wednesday of each month.

The theme of the 2013 Jamboree is "Travel the Path to the Past."  When it comes to genealogy,  travel can have several meanings. Travel thousands of miles to a distant homeland, or drive to a courthouse in the next county. Travel to earlier generations with just a few keystrokes, or by touching treasured artifacts, or straining to read faded ink on a long-forgotten document.

We look forward to receiving proposals for a variety of topics. We will be taking an in-depth look at the use of military records.

Special note to Samford attendees: Your schedule may conflict with attendance at Jamboree. Don't let that prevent you from submitting proposals. We will work with our speakers' travel schedules to permit appearances at both events.

The deadline for submission of proposals is October 21, 2012. Selected speakers will be notified by November 30, 2012, and contracts will be issued on January 1. What a great way to start the year!

Submission of proposals is done online through the Speaker Portal. Speakers are encouraged to download the submission guide to prepare the information in advance.

Please contact Vicki Hilb, Program Chair, at SCGSJamboree@gmail.com if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Download the Call for Proposals document

Download a hard copy of the Proposal Submission Guide

Enter your proposals through the Speaker Portal

Paula Hinkel, Co-Chair
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504

09 September 2012

New Session Added to Jamboree Webinar Series

An exciting new session has been added to the Jamboree Extension Series of genealogy webinars. Register today for all of the upcoming programs.  View the original webcast for no charge or SCGS members view the archived session at their leisure.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 10am to 11:30am Pacific Time
"Immigrant Voices - Angel Island Immigration"

Ron Chan
This presentation will highlight the oral history work of the Foundation's Immigrant Voices project. Select immigration stories will be shared along with ways which you can contribute to the growing public archive (http://www.aiisf.org/immigrant-voices.
) The presentation will include information on researching Chinese-American residents, many of whom entered America through Angel Island.

Other upcoming sessions include:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 6pm to 7:30pm Pacific Time
"Playground Rules for Genealogy on the Internet"
Janet Hovorka
The internet creates an exciting gathering place where we can find distant cousins and fast friends to help us research our family tree. It’s never too late to play by the rules and have fun. Be sure to follow these three basic safety rules and you’ll have a great time.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 10am to 11:30am Pacific Time
"Hark! That Tombstone is Talking to Me!"
Linda Woodward Geiger, CG
You CAN get blood from a stone. Learn about wringing the tombstone dry and learning more about your ancestors.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6pm to 7:30pm Pacific Time  
"Online Resources for Colonial America"
D. Joshua Taylor
Discover web sites, online databases, university projects, online archives, and other resources for researching your Colonial American ancestors online. Learn how to use Early American Imprints, JSTOR, and other resources.