Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 30 is Early Bird Deadline for SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Registration

The latest email from the Southern California Genealogical Society about the Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank CA from June 10-12, 2011 arrived, and it noted these facts:

*  The Early Bird Registration Discount ends on 30 April (that's Saturday).   The registration fee for the full conference is $100 with a printed syllabus for non-members before 30 April, $120 from 1 May to 31 May )with a CDROM syllabus), and $150 after 1 June (with a CDROM syllabus).  The Registration form is here.

*   The 30-page Jamboree Magazine has all of the information about program speakers, schedules, exhibits, etc.  Note that SCGS is not sending out printed copies of the program this year.  If you're going to Jamboree, either print out the whole thing or save it to your computer and laptop.

*  There is a Jamboree app for your handheld device - see Jamboree 2011: There's an App for That!

I registered this week through the San Diego Genealogical Society.  Linda and I will be going with the group on the Amtrak out of San Diego on Friday morning, 10 June, leaving at 6 a.m.  It's a leisurely ride, filled with discussions about family and research with other SDGS members, and we don't have to fight traffic or pay a daily parking fee.   

I haven't signed us up for any of the special dinner events yet because I don't know what the special genea-blogger event schedule is yet. 

This is one of the major genealogy conferences now, and is one of the highlights of my genealogy year.  I look forward to meeting many genea-bloggers and Genea-Musings readers at Jamboree.  I'm guessing that we'll have over 70 genea-bloggers there.  It will be difficult getting a picture of all of them in one place!  Perhaps in the 30 minutes between the two Blog Panel sessions.

As we genea-hipsters used to say back in the 1950s, be there, or be square!!

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