Thursday, June 1, 2017

SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Plans - Saturday Events

My plans for the Southern California Genealogical Society 2017 Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California have crystallized now, so here are our plans for Saturday, 10 June:

The Saturday schedule is at

I hope to participate in these events:

*  7:30 a.m.:  Breakfast in the Bloggers Lounge (where the breakfast bar is).  Usually a banana and a blueberry muffin and orange juice.

*  8:30 a.m.:  SA009 Descendancy Research: Another Pathway to Genealogy 
Breaking down genealogy brick walls is not without rewards. Finding descendants of an ancestral couple and searching collateral lines is another pathway yet to be explored. This lecture examines the methodology used to find living relations who may hold the key to your family history research. Level: Beg., Int. (Michael L. Strauss, AG®)
*  10:00 a.m.:  SA018 Wives, Girlfriends, Widows, Exes and Mistresses: Documenting Women
What records exist to document women’s relationship to their significant others or other male family members? Learn what records exist that connect a woman with her husband, partner, father or other male relative. Level: Int. (Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR)
*  11:30 a.m.:  SA026 How to Get More from Your DNA with 
Learn how to mine your autosomal DNA results for genealogical gems using the most popular third-party tool for genetic genealogy. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Shannon Stewart Christmas, MCP)
*  12:30 p.m.:  Lunch from the Concession Food Sales folks in the Patio.  Usually a hot dog, an apple and a cookie.

*  2 p.m.:  SA036 Your Ancestor's FAN Club: Using Cluster Research
Our ancestors were each surrounded by family, associates, and neighbors. By researching them, we discover additional records pointing to our own ancestors. Level: Int. (Drew Smith, MLS)

*  3:30 p.m.:  SA038 “She Came from Nowhere…” A Case Study Approach to a Complex Genealogical Problem.  This lecture illustrates a problem-solving approach utilizing social history, female research and family analysis to identify the parents of Elizabeth Stith, the ancestor “from nowhere.” See the Genealogical Proof Standard at work! Level: Int., Adv. (Michael D. Lacopo, DVM)

*  5 p.m.:  SA046 7 Awesome Apps That Will Help You Captivate Non-Genealogists
Eliminate your relative's eye-rolling! Lisa Louise Cooke, author of the book “Mobile Genealogy," will cover seven easy-to-use, free mobile apps that will help you tell your family history stories in a riveting way. Apple and Android. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Lisa Louise Cooke)

*  6 p.m.:  Probably dinner out with friends in beautiful downtown Burbank.

*  8 p.m. and on:  Blogging and/or discussion, in the Blogger Lounge.

Of course, I will flit in and out of the Exhibit Hall between classes, and may even skip a class session or two during the day to have extended discussions with exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.  I want to take photographs for the blog, too.  Um, and I will probably take a nap during the day - either in a class or in a quiet place.  At some point during the weekend, I want to visit the Research Assistance area to see what an expert will tell me about breaking down my brick walls.


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