Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Don't Forget to Register for SCGS Genealogy Jamboree

Are you planning on going to the 2012 Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society?  

The Early-Bird deadline is next Monday, 30 April.  The registration fee is significantly discounted if you register before 30 April.

Here is some information from a recent email sent by Paula Hinkel, co-chair of the Jamboree:


Register now for the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree! 

DEADLINES:  Early Bird Discount April 30
  Pre-Registration Discount May 28

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
June 8-10, 2012
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91504
(http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/2012/HotelsRestaurants.htm)


BREAKING NEWS: Ancestry.com, the Jamboree Diamond Sponsor, will be scanning photo and documents for FREE for registered Jamboree attendees. Ancestry has asked that you sign up in advance so they make sure to have time for everyone. Sign up for scanning here:  http://socalscanning.eventbrite.com/

Another fun activity is the 1000memories photo contest. Post the photos of your ancestors - your funniest ancestor photo, the best-dressed ancestor,and pre-1900 photos - and invite your friends to "like" your photos. The most "likes" in each category will win $220 worth of professional scanning and/or converting family movies to video. Read all about the contest at http://genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com/2012/04/jamboree-share-your-favorite-ancestor.html

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How many reasons are there to attend Jamboree? The list is LONG. 

Thursday Pre-Conference Day (additional registration fee required):
- Family History Writers Conference 
(http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/2012/WritersConf.htm)
- Tech Trax Technology Workshop 
(http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/2012/TechTrax.htm)

JamboFREE Sessions
- Kids Family History Camp 
(http://scgsgenealogy.com/KidsCamp1.htm)
- Librarians' Family History Boot Camp
 
(http://genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com/2012/04/free-librarians-genealogy-boot-camp.html
- Genealogy World Roundtable discussions
 
(http://genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com/2012/03/jambofree-offerings-friday-june-8.html
- Society Leader Workshop 
 
(http://genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com/2012/04/jambofree-genealogy-society-leader.html
- Beginning Genealogy Class - Introductory
- Beginning Genealogy Class - Intermediate 

Class Sessions Friday, Saturday and Sunday
http://scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/2012/Schedule.htm
http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/2012/Speakers.htm 
- Over 100 class sessions led by 60 world-class instructors and professional genealogists
- How to use free and fee-based online databases
- Involve family members in genealogy
- DNA
- Tips on locating records of all types
- Tracing clues and analyzing evidence
- Lots and lots more

Exhibit Hall
- Open to the Public and Free All Weekend! - New for 2012! 
- About 70 Exhibitors
- Live demos - New for 2012
- One-day free tables for area societies

Personal Assistance
- Consultations by the Southern California Chapter, APG
- Tech Zone FREE demonstrations of for-fee websites

Tours and Special Events 
(http://scgsgenealogy.com/Jamboree/2012/SpecialEvents.htm)
- Tour of Autry National Center
- Research Morning at SCGS
- Breakfast sessions on Saturday and Sunday
- Hollywood Gala reception on Friday
- Saturday Night Banquet with Hank Z. Jones

REGISTER ONLINE
- Current and new SCGS Members (Join to receive the member discount!)
(http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=60_63)
- non-members
(http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=60_64)

OR REGISTER BY MAIL
 
(http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/storage/Jamboree/Jamboree2012/RegistrationForm
.pdf)


Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 90504
818-843-7247
www.scgsgenealogy.com
jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com