Monday, April 4, 2011

SCGS Genealogy Jamboree is only Two Months Away!

The Genealogy Jamboree at Burbank, California, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society, is only two months away - June 10 to 12, 2011 (Friday to Sunday).  The Genealogy Jamboree website is at

There is information on the site for:

Jamboree registration

Hotel registration

Conference Program - with 130 concurrent class sessions running over the three days, you're sure to find just the tip you need to vault over that stubborn brick wall. Jamboree offers classes for those who are taking their very first step to those who are advanced researchers. Jamboree offers search strategies for using traditional repositories (libraries, courthouses, historical societies), to dozens of resources on the Internet.

Exhibitors - Between sessions, during the lunch breaks and throughout the day, you'll be kept busy by visiting almost 70 exhibitors, commercial vendors, genealogical societies and heritage organizations, speaker / authors, and others.

SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Blog -- up-to-date news and information about this year's Jamboree.

The home page has information about What's New for 2011 - early registration packet pickup, JamboFREE sessions, Genealogy world round table sessions, optional tours, small workshops, etc.

The Special Events (banquets and breakfasts) speakers and topics were announced today via email and will soon be, I'm sure, on their blog.  I will add the link to this post when it is available.

I noticed that there is a photograph of me on the Jamboree home page - can you find it?  There is a nice photo of Leo Myers, but not of Paula Hinkel - how come?  They are co-leaders for this conference.

Linda and I will take the train from San Diego to Burbank with the San Diego Genealogical Society group.  This is fun and easy, except for the transfer to the hotel - they are never prepared for it and it takes an hour or more to get the group to the hotel. 

I look forward to the genea-blogger activities planned by Thomas MacEntee and his crack team of planners...I would really like to hear the banquet speakers, but genea-blogger activities may take precedence.  Looking at the speaker list, it seems that most of them are genea-bloggers!


Paula Hinkel said...

Randy, why is there a photo of Leo, but not me? He's prettier than I am, and I'm the one with the camera!

Thanks so much for picking up the announcement. I'll make a blog post about our wonderful speakers in a bit.

Paula Hinkel said...

One more point, Randy. Let me know what time your train will arrive, and how many people will be on board, and I will do what I can to make sure there is adequate transportation to the Marriott. Thanks for letting me know that this is an area where we can improve.