19 December 2013

Announcing 2014 Jamboree Webinar Series



The Southern California Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2014 Jamboree Extension Series of webinars.

Since its inception in 2011, the SCGS Jamboree Extension Webinar Series has offered an outstanding educational opportunity to genealogists and family historians from around the globe. The 2014 series continues that tradition.

Two sessions are held monthly. Webinars are presented on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. Saturday presentations begin at 10:00 a.m.; Wednesday sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. All times are Pacific time. Typical sessions run 90 minutes, 60 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of Q&A.

The initial webcast of the webinar is offered free to all participants. As a benefit of membership in SCGS, archived webinars may be accessed 24/7 from the members-only section of the SCGS website. At the present time, nearly 50 webinars are available for viewing. A webinar may be removed after a year at a speaker's request. 

Handouts are provided for each presentation at no charge. The handout is available for download on the day of the webinar, and copies are available for reference in the webinar archive.

We encourage our audience members to invite their cousins, friends, and fellow society members. Newsletter editors, societies, libraries and others are welcome to publish the webinar schedule. A marketing handout is available for download.

We are grateful for the participation of Citrix, our webinar sponsor. The webinars are funded through donations and memberships purchased by our audience members. As long as the webinar program remains self-sustaining, SCGS will continue to offer it as part of its mission to provide ongoing education for members and non-members alike.

The list of 2014 webinars follows. For session descriptions and speaker biographies, see the SCGS website. Click on the link to register with GoToWebinar.

Saturday,  January 4  - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Barbara M. Randall 
Beyond the Passenger List

Wednesday,  January 15 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG 
Ticked Off! What Can the Pre-1850 Census Tell Me?

Saturday,  February 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Dr. Michael D. Lacopo 
Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the Evidence

Wednesday, February 19 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Tammy Hepps 
Timeline Creation Applications

Saturday, March 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Lisa A. Alzo, MFA
Time-saving Apps for Busy Genealogists

Wednesday,  March 19 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Michael John Neill
Organizing Database Searches

Saturday, April 5 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Michael Brophy
Descendancy Research

Wednesday, April 16 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Denise Levenick
Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 10 Family Treasures

Saturday, May 3 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Ron Arons
Nifty and Powerful Technologies for Genealogical Analysis and Documentation

Wednesday, May 21 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Gena Philibert-Ortega
Cost Cutting Measures to Help You Do More Genealogy

Sunday, June 1  - 2:00  p.m. Pacific time
Leo Myers, Paula Hinkel, Vicki Hilb 
Everything You Want to Know about Jamboree 2014

Wednesday, June 18 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Jay Fonkert, CG 
Wooden Shoe Genealogy: Finding Dutch and Frisian Ancestors

Saturday, July 5 -  No webinar. Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, July 16 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Susan Kitchens
How to Interview Family: Skills for your Ears, Eyes, Brain

Saturday, August 2 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
George L. Findlen, PhD, CG
Crossing the Border: How to Backtrack an Ancestor into Qu├ębec from the US

Wednesday,  August 20 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
James M. Baker, PhD, CG
Seven Strategies for Finding the Hard Ones

Saturday, September 6 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Denise Spurlock
Life on the Farm

Wednesday, September 17- 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG 
It’s NOT about Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research

Saturday, October 4 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Hannah Z. Allan
Where Have They Gone?  Researching Ancestors who Chased Gold

Wednesday, October 15 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Janet Hovorka 
Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons From My Great-Grandfather’s Records

Saturday, November 1 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Pamela Weisberger
Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists

Wednesday,  November 19 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific time
Tim Pinnick
The WWI Draft Card:  Don't Do Research Without It!

Saturday, December 6 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific time
Billie Fogarty 
Bundling, Banns, and Bonds: Love & Marriage in Early America

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