Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Live-Streamed Sessions Announced

The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) Genealogy Jamboree for 2014 is June 6-8, 12014 in Burbank, california.  Full ibnformation about this conference is at the website.

SCGS just announced the live-streaming schedule for the conference.  Here is the information from the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree blog post:

With just over two weeks before we open the doors to Jamboree, it's time to make our Next Big Announcement. We are pleased to announce the sessions that will be live streamed during the Family History and DNA Conference and the 45th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.

You'll find a complete list of the sessions, with links to the registration pages and as well as registration information on the Jamboree website and also on the right hand column of this blog.

Here are the specifics:

Family History and DNA Conference - June 5, 2014
-  Five streamed sessions, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm PDT
-  Pay for view, $30 per session
-  All-Day Pass $130 includes complete DNA syllabus
-  Requires a two-step registration process
-  Sessions available for 30 days after initial webcast
-  Sessions will not be available in the SCGS webinar archive 

  • CeCe Moore: "Real World Stories from the Desk of a Genealogy DNA Detective"
  • Diahan Southard: "Lab Tour: How Your Data is Generated"
  • Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD: "Using Autosomal DNA to Explore Your Ancestry"
  • Dr. Maurice Gleeson: "Which DNA is Best for You?"
  • Tim Janzen, MD: "Advanced Techniques for Use of Autosomal DNA Tests to Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls"
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree - June 6-8, 2014
-  14 streamed sessions over three days
-  Initial webcast provided free of charge
-  Cost is partially underwritten by Diamond Sponsor
-  Many sessions will eventually be available in the SCGS webinar archive for viewing by members

Friday, June 6 - Four sessions 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm PDT

  • Judy G. Russell JD, CG, CGL - "Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans"
  • Blaine Bettinger PhD, JD - "DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard"
  • Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA - "Manuscript Finding Aids: Locating Migrating Family Records"
  • F. Warren Bittner, CG - "Proof Arguments: How and Why"
Saturday, June 7 - Six sessions 8:30 am to 6:00 pm PDT
  • F. Warren Bittner, CG - "Elusive Immigrant!"
  • Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL - "Staying out of Trouble: The Rights and Responsibilities of Today's Genealogist"
  • Michael Leclerc - "Researching Your New England Ancestors"
  • Bennett Greenspan - "The Future of Genetic Genealogy"
  • Dr. Maurice Gleeson - "Researching Your Irish Ancestry"
  • Cyndi Ingle - "The Internet: A Genealogist's Printing Press"
Sunday, June 8 - Four sessions 8:30 am to 3:30 pm PDT
  • D. Joshua Taylor - "Resources of the DAR: Beyond Revolutionary War Soldiers"
  • Dawn Thurston - "How to Write a Personal History that Captures your Interesting Life"
  • Dr. Maurice Gleeson - "Ireland and the Slave Trade"
  • Denise Levenick - "Dirty Pictures: Save Your Family Photos from Ruin"
Providing remote access to classes is an important part of SCGS' mission. During the year, the SCGS Jamboree Webinar Series provides twice-monthly webinar sessions with a variety of topics taught by professional genealogists. The webinar sessions are provided free of charge for the initial live webcast, and recordings are archived on the website as a benefit of membership. Upcoming webinars are listed on the SCGS website.


Attendess will have to register for each class - see

This is a tremendous educational opportunity for genealogists and family historians who cannot attend the conference in person.  If you watch all three days of the FREE Jamboree sessions, you will see many of the very best speakers and subjects at this conference.  

The DNA Day sessions do require payment, but are an excellent educational opportunity for those interested in the subject.  The speakers are top notch experts.

Note that the times given are PDT, so add three hours for EDT, 2 hours for CDT, one hour for MDT and the rest of the world should be able to figure it out.

As a reminder, all of the available handouts from the Jamboree sessions are available online - see my blog post SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2014 Syllabus Material Available (posted 24 April 2014).

My thanks to SCGS and Paula Hinkel for this opportunity!

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1 comment:

Eileen said...

Thanks Randy, I just registered.