Wednesday, April 23, 2014

News for the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2014 in Burbank

The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) Genealogy Jamboree date is fast approaching - June 6-8, 2014 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel (2500 Hollywood Way).  The Genealogy Jamboree webpage is at with links to everything you need to know.  The theme is "Golden Memories: Discovering Your Family History."

There is also a one-day "Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2014" conference at the same venue on Thursday, 5 June 2014.  The registration fee for this event is additional to the three-day Genealogy Jamboree event:

Some updated information about these two events:

*  The Early Bird Discount for registrations for the Jamboree ends on Wednesday, 30 April.  New registrants will pay a higher fee (Early Bird fee for the three-day Jamboree is $125 for SCGS members, $145 for non-members, more for late registrants).

*  The syllabus (both DNA and Jamboree) will be distributed on CD to all registered attendees.  A printed syllabus can be obtained for $25, and an extra CD for $10.  The deadline for a printed syllabus is 30 April 2014.

*  See the Online Registration page for all registration fees for the conference, syllabus, banquets, trips, etc. --

*  The Schedule for the two conferences is at

*  The list of Speakers for the two conferences is at  I don't see a list of the presentations on the website, but they are on the mobile App.

*  The list of Exhibotrs is at

*  The SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2014 mobile app for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows is now available - see more information at

*  There are JamboFREE classes on Friday morning, 6 June 2014 (no registration fee required) -- JamboFREE makes genealogy available at no cost to genealogists at all experience levels, including: 

**  Beginner classes (first steps and next steps)
**  Genealogy World small-group discussions
**  Orientation for new SCGS members and first-time Jamboree attendees
**  Professional-level Librarians' Genealogy Boot Camp
**  Workshop for Genealogical Societies

Check out the Genealogy Jamboree blog for up-to-date news about the sessions, speakers, exhibit hall, events, app, etc. at

I will be there, will you?  I look forward to seeing almost 100 genealogy bloggers, and look forward to the "discussion" sessions in the meeting area between the hotel lobby and the restaurant near the elevators.  The exhibit hall is always a draw for me - I love to visit the exhibitors and find new products and talk about the industry.  I also look forward to the speaker sessions where I hope to learn more about genealogical research - I need to define my schedule on the app soon.

Our plans are to take the train from San Diego to Burbank on Thursday, 5 June, but I'm not attending the DNA conference.  We are staying at the Marriott Hotel, and Linda will probably be in the swimming pool area most of the days we are there, weather permitting.  We will return to San Diego on the train on Sunday afternoon.

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Jacqi Stevens said...

Can't wait 'til Jamboree. I'll see you there! Count me in as one of those hundred bloggers.

J. Paul Hawthorne said...

I just bought my tickets today. Very excited to see some great speakers there, especially from east of the Rockies!

Paula Hinkel said...

Hi Randy! Thanks for the support for Jamboree. Yes, the sessions are listed on the Jamboree website. Look under "Schedule" and click on the individual day. You'll find the sessions grouped together by time block, so you can begin to agonize over the conflicting sessions. See you there!

Unknown said...

The Jamboree App is also up and running to set up your schedule. Tracks based on experience or a-la-carte. Some of the class handouts are also posted.

Is it obvious I'm getting excited?