Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SCGS Jamboree Live Streaming Some Saturday Sessions

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If you are not attending the Southern California Genealogical Society Genealogy Jamboree this weekend (June 10-12 in Burbank), you can spend your Saturday watching selected sessions from the conference.

The SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Blog announced yesterday that:

The Southern California Genealogical Society proudly announces that several Jamboree sessions will be available at no cost to genealogists and family historians around the globe. This offer is made possible through a special sponsorship provided by one of the conference's exhibitor partners and long-time friend of Jamboree, RootsMagic.

Five sessions will be live-streamed on Saturday, June 11, 2011.  The first session begins at 8:30 a.m. (Pacific Time, GMT - 7 hours) and the last session ends at 5:30 p.m.

"This technological step forward is challenging and exciting for Jamboree," said conference chair Leo Myers. "One of the missions of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to help educate genealogists and family historians, and we take that mission very seriously. We are so excited about the opportunity to reach hundreds of genealogists around the globe." 

Sessions to be live streamed include the following. Click on the link to read more about each session and to register.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF - SA019 - Fingerprinting Our Families - Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key -- 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PDT

David A. Lambert - SA024 - Researching Your Union Civil War Ancestors -- 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT

Kory Meyerink, AG, FUGA - SA035 - But it Ain't Really the ORIGINAL Record! -- 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. PDT

Kerry Bartels - SA043 - The Many Facets of the National Archives Website (NARA) -- 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. PDT

The recordings are an extension of the popular SCGS online "webinar" (web-based seminar) series. Viewers can listen and watch a presentation by registering and then signing on to a website. The original webcast of the streamed video sessions and webinars are available to the genealogical community at no charge. Subsequent viewings of archived versions of the educational sessions are available to SCGS members through the Society's website, www.scgsgenealogy.com.

Other  Jamboree sessions will be available through GoToWebinar. Announcement of the webinar sessions will be made by end of day June 6, 2011.

note that viewers have to register for each one of the sessions that they wish to watch. 

I hope that this sort of coverage of genealogy conferences extends to the other major conferences each year.  Being able to watch significant, live content is a wonderful way to get over the "wish I could be there" blues.

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1 comment:

Julie Cahill Tarr said...

Thanks for posting the information! I'm registered to attend two of the sessions.