Monday, May 23, 2016

Registration for Live Streaming of SCGS's 2016 Genealogy Jamboree is Now Open

On Monday, May 23th, the Southern California Genealogy Society (SCGS) opened up registration for the FREE live streamed sessions of the 47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.

Genealogy Jamboree begins Thursday, June 2, with DNA Day and continues Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. There will be hours of free genealogy education Friday through Sunday with handouts available.'s sponsorship is making this possible.

The live streamed DNA sessions on Thursday are pay-to-view and must be registered for separately. If you have already payed/registered for the Thursday DNA sessions just log into your account and check the box at the bottom to add access to the free sessions. You will be sent a separate login for the Friday to Sunday free sessions.

Visit the SCGS blog site or the Jamboree website to see the schedule of live streamed sessions for each day. Registration gets you a user login and password to join the live stream event.

If you can't watch the sessions live, you will be able to watch at your convenience before July 5, 2016, from the special Jamboree Archive. You will still need to register to view the special archive. Live stream registration will remain available until July 5. (These sessions from Jamboree will not be added to the regular webinar archive for SCGS members only.)

You will need the SCGS Jamboree 2016 App to access the session handouts. As of today, the handouts are not yet posted.

The SCGS Jamboree 2016 app is available for smart phones, tablets, iPhones and iPads just go to Google Play or the Apple Store (iOS) to download the app. Look for SCGS Jamboree 2016. There is a browser version (found here) accessible via browser on any computer for those without smart phones and tablets. To access a session's handout you must "browse" to that session's information page. Look for the PDF icon. There is no option to download all handouts for your sessions at one time. If a session handout is not there, check back at a later date to see if it has been added.

The sessions picked for live streaming are varied and look interesting so if you want to watch it all live plan your days accordingly and enjoy some genealogy education.

The 2016 Genealogy Jamboree free live stream sessions. 
Please note that for the convenience of our MCGG members, we have listed the session start times in Eastern Time rather than Pacific Time.

Friday, June 3
4:00 pm EDT
FR008: German Immigrant Waves: Contrasts and Sources - James M. Beidler.

5:30 pm EDT
FR018: Problems and Pitfalls of a "Reasonably Shallow" Search - Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL.

7:00 pm EDT
FR027: Tracking Migrations and More: The Records of Old Settlers Organizations - Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.

8:30 pm EDT
FR035: Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis - George Goodloe Morgan.

Saturday, June 4
11:30 am EDT
SA009: Getting Started with Eastern European Research - Lisa A. Alzo, MFA.

1:00 pm EDT
SA018: Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research - Cyndi Ingle.

2:30 pm EDT
SA022: German Names: Their Origins, Meanings, and Distribution - C. Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG.

5:00 pm EDT
SA032: Using Military Pension Files to Fill Gaps in Family History - J. H. Fonkert, CG.

6:30 pm EDT
SA037: Maximizing Your Use of Evidence - Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS.

8:00 pm EDT
SA052: German Genealogy on the Internet - Michael D. Lacopo, DVM.

Sunday, June 7
11:30 am EDT
SU009: The Firelands, the Connecticut Western Reserve and the Ohio Territory - Peggy Clements Lauritzen, AG.

1:00 pm EDT
SU010: Avoiding Shiny Penny Syndrome with Your Genealogy - Tessa Ann Keough.

3:30 pm EDT
SU027: All Aboard: Staying on Track with Your Research - Barbara M. Randall.

5:00 pm EDT
SU031: U.S. Passport Applications - Debbie Mieszala, CG.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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