Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2015

SCGS logoLooking for a fun genealogy event to attend? The Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree is coming up. Interested genealogists can purchase tickets to attend. They are also seeking volunteers.

2015 is the 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree will take place on June 5-7, 2015. This year, there will also be a pre-event called “Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus!” It will take place on June 4, 2015. The Jamboree will take place in the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport in Burbank, California.

The Early Bird deadline for registration is April 30, 2015. There is one set of prices for current and new Southern California Genealogical Society members and another set of prices for those who are not SCGS members. It appears that you can pick and choose what you want to attend, see, and do at the Jamboree. Every individual thing has a specific price (and some things are free).

There are a lot of people who will be Speakers at the SCGS Jamboree. Thomas MacEntee will be doing three different speaking events. One is called “Creating a Community Indexing Project”. Another is “Genealogy Do-Over – A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes” and the third is called “After You’ve Gone: Future-Proofing Your Research”.

The Business Development Manger for MyHeritage will present “Learn How to Discover New Ancestors Using Magic From MyHeritage”. Michael Brophy is a professional genealogical researcher and was featured on the Irish TV series “Dead Money”. He has also conducted research for the “Who Do You Think You Are?” TV show. He will present “Paddy on the Net: Irish Genealogy Databases” and “Irish Genealogy:”.

There will be an exhibitor hall that genealogists can browse through to check out interesting genealogy related products and services. Some of the exhibitor hall will include tables that feature other genealogy societies. There will also be a “freebee” table. (The list of exhibitors has not yet been announced, so look for that information on the SCGS Jamboree website later).

The DNA Day offers workshops for genealogists who want to learn more about connections between genealogy and genetics. They’ve done something really helpful to let genealogists know the difficulty level of each DNA workshop. Check the “code” and pick workshops that fit your level.

Gen1 means the workshop is for “newbie, beginner”. Gen 2 is for “Advanced Beginner”. Gen 3 is for “Intermediate”. Gen 4 is for “Advanced”. The last two are the most difficult and will assume that you already know the basics. Workshops marked Gen 5 are for “Professional” and those marked Gen 6 is for “Communicator”.

This is just a glimpse into what you can learn at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree. Check their website for more details. It is possible that things will be added as we get closer to the date of the event.

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