Tuesday, June 5, 2012

SCGS Jamboree to Broadcast Ten Sessions Live

The Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree is this weekend, June 8 - 10, 2012 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank. The organizers just issued a a press release announcing live sessions available online:

Genealogy Jamboree Streamed Sessions Announced
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Paula Hinkel - Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

We're making the last big reveal leading up to this weekend's Genealogy Jamboree.

In keeping with SCGS's tradition of delivering exceptional genealogical education over the Internet, we are proud to announce that the 2012 Genealogy Jamboree will offer ten streamed sessions over two days, Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10.

Streamed sessions will be delivered at no cost to the viewing audience. As speakers permit, sessions will be archived and made available for viewing after Jamboree through the SCGS webinar archive. While we are not charging to view the sessions, we greatly appreciate the support of the genealogical community in making contributions to offset the expense of bandwidth, speaker honorarium, equipment, camera operators, etc.  SCGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

There are a limited number of viewing "seats" available for each session. For that reason, we will go off air in the time between classes and will ask viewers to register for each individual session. We appreciate everyone helping to "share the wealth" with other family historians around the world.

The sessions and registration links follow:

Saturday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT

SA-011 - Warren Bittner, CG, MS
"Beat the Children with a Fresh Birch Stick so the Animals Don't Get Worms"  Reading for Historical Context

Read to put your ancestors into their own world on their terms. Learn how to find books about the social, cultural, political, occupational, and religious lives of your ancestors.

Saturday, June 9 - 10:00-11:00 a.m. PDT

SA-020 - Lisa Louise Cooke
Projects That Will Captivate The Non-Genealogists In Your Life

Learn creative ways to capture the imagination of your non-historian friends and relatives, while honoring your ancestors. The joy in genealogy isn’t just climbing your family tree, but building bonds with current and future generations, and this class will show you high tech and low tech ways to do just that. You are guaranteed to be inspired!

Saturday, June 9 - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PDT

SA-021 - Steve Luxenberg
Genealogy from the Inside Out: Tracing the Mysterious From a Single Clue

When a family secret alters our understanding of the family tree, when we learn about a hidden relative (or a hidden marriage, or a hidden divorce, or a hidden cause of death), how do we pursue it? Steve reveals how he assembled the paper trail that led  through burial records, birth certificates, hospital records, immigration documents and wartime records, and assembles them into a coherent paper trail. This session is more of a “how-to-think” than a “how-to.” Beginners, intermediate and advanced researchers will come away with new ideas for unearthing what had been hidden.

Saturday, June 9 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. PDT

SA-038 - Kerry S. Bartels
National Archives Website Microfilm Catalog, Archival Databases, and Guides

Participants will learn about the National Archives Microfilm Catalog database, guides to the holdings of the National Archives, and use of electronic databases mounted on the National Archives website.

Saturday, June 9 - 3:30-4:30 p.m. PDT

SA-047 - D. Joshua Taylor
Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies

Discover the methods used to create a compiled genealogy and how to ensure its contents do not lead you down the wrong trail.

Saturday, June 9 - 5:00-6:00 p.m. PDT

SA-048 - Barry J. Ewell
30 Second Genealogist: How to Find Genealogy Answers You Want Now

Find, access, and explore genealogical resources quickly. Develop, expand, and sharpen your genealogy research skills. Discover clues to trace and explore your family ties. Quickly identify which record collections to search first. Learn to find and use specific country, state, and county records... And much more. Source for the presentation is MyGenShare.com.

Sunday, June 10 - 8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT

SU-003 - Warren Bittner, CG, MS
Complex Evidence:  What is it? How Does it Work? Why Does it Matter?

See a Complex Evidence Case Study. Learn why complex evidence is the only way to establish identity or prove relationships.

Sunday, June 10 - 10:00-11:00 a.m. PDT

SU-019- Kerry S. Bartels
Military Records at the National Archives

The National Archives holds military records documenting service to the United States from the American Revolution to the present day. This session will identify and describe the vast array of documentation for different time periods including examples of those that are rarely used.

Sunday, June 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m. PDT

SU-023 - Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGS, IGSF
Historical Research Methodology:  Engaging the Process to Find All the Answers

Many genealogists miss opportunities to find consequential documents for advancing their research because they do not follow a standard research methodology, namely the “historical research methodology.”  Special care is given in this lecture to emphasize the importance of some rather fundamental basics which, when used together, make for a powerful data-gathering methodology.

Sunday, June 10 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. PDT

SU-030 - Laura G. Prescott
Diaries and Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable Resources

This lecture explains the advantages of using diaries, letters and journals in compiling and comprehensive and appealing genealogy. Opinions and observations written by our ancestors or someone who knew them add a personal dimension to names, dates, and places. We'll explore a few examples of the different types of journals and diaries available, where to find them, and how to apply what you find to your research and your family history.

Note from Angela:
The Southern California Genealogical Society also hosts live webinars twice a month through their Jamboree Extension Series. These presentations are free to view on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of the month, and archived online for SCGS members. The next webniar will be Wednesday, June 20th with Rick Crume presenting "Genealogy Hacks: Tricks to Crack the Top Genealogy Web Sites."

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