Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SCGS Jamboree is Almost Here - Starts Thursday!

I received this information in email today from the Southern California Genealogical Society about the 2016 Genealogy Jamboree:


The Countdown Begins!

Since we are only a couple of days away from the event, here's a summary of all thekey information, with links to the blog posts and website pages containing the rest of the story.

Attending In Person or Remotely...

Select sessions from Genetic Genealogy/DNA Day will be live streamed on Thursay, June 2, and can be viewed on a pay-per-view basis until July 5th. Live Streamed Jamboree sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday can be viewed FREE - you just need to register. Jamboree live streamed sessions can be viewed through July 5th on the live stream website. Click on the images below for all the details on how to register for each.
Now Open for

       Pay-Per-View                                                        FREE
DNA  Sessions Thursday, June 2
Jamboree Sessions
Fri - Sun, June 3 - 5
Audio and Video Recordings From Genetic Genealogy & Jamboree 2016

Select sessions from both conferences are available for purchase from our vendor, Conference Resources. Pre-order now and save 10%. Pick up your recordings up at Jamboree or have them shipped to you after the conference.

Attending In Person....

The first thing you need to do when you pick up your registration materials and make sure everything is in order, is to grab your copy of the Jamboree Pink Sheets. These legal sized pink sheets are your guide to all things Jamboree. If you lose your copy, don't worry, there will be extras.  For those attending the Genetic Genealogy Conference, you will note that the sheets are blue.

The Jamboree App is available for all types of devices -smartphone, tablet, or an web-browser enabled toys.  Manage your schedule, download session handouts, take notes, give feedback to speakers, stay in touch with your friends, plan your visit to the exhibit hall, post to social media, and more. 
Learn how to download and install the app here.

This year we will show off our "Hometown Pride" on Sunday by wearing tee-shirts, hats or paraphernalia that publicizes our, or our ancestor's, hometown. Wherever you call "home," wear it with pride! The contest will take place Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. in the Convention Center Foyer.

Volunteers are still needed for all four days. If you haven't signed up yet, please do it today! Earn a free lunch with 4 or more volunteer hours in one day.
Our wonderful friends at the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists are staffing the popular Research Assistance Room. 

If you haven't signed up for a consultation, you might want to check it out. HINT: take a look at who some of the consultants are.  How often do you get this opportunity?!  Sign up here.

Exhibitor Passport 
All registered attendees are eligible to play the game! Visit the Exhibit Hall - you'll want to see all the great vendors and societies we've put together for you. Visit Sponsors and Exhibitors, get their signature/stamps on your passport, and you are on your way to entering the drawing for an Apple iPad Mini with keyboard and cover. While collecting your stamps check out the Exhibitor Drawings and Show Specials. Enter multiple times! Drawing will be held Sunday at 3pm. Visit Passport Control for more details.

Please Note: for the safety of our guests, the Exhibit Hall will be closed Friday morning while the exhibitors are setting up.

Registration Hours:

Thursday:   7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.     DNA Day/Workshop Registration Check-In
                   5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     Jamboree Pre-Registration Check-In

Friday:        7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Jamboree/Workshop Pre-Registration Check-In
                   12:00 pm.- 2:00 p.m.     Jamboree Walk-In Registration

Saturday:    7:30 a.m -12:00 p.m.     Jamboree Pre-Registration Check-In &
                                                          Walk-In Registration

Sunday:      7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Jamboree & Walk-In Registration
    7:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.    Workshop Registration

The following meetings held at Jamboree are open to the public:
  • CSGS (California State Genealogical Alliance) at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in the Boardroom in the High-Tech Hallway.
  • Southern California Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists (SCC-APG) at 5 p.m. Saturday in Parlor 127 in the High-Tech Hallway.
  • The NextGen Genealogy Network Meetup 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hotel Lobby Bar and Lounge at 6:30 p.m.

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