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I Felt Left Out....Until Now!

So over the last several weeks there has been a buzz in the genealogy blogging community about the upcoming genealogy conference, The Southern California Jamboree. Living in Southern Ontario, a few thousand miles away, and nothing like Southern California, weather wise, I really was feeling like I was missing out.

Just the implication of a Jamboree told me there was fun and exciting times ahead that I just couldn't be a part of.

The cost of a trip like this for myself alone would cost me a couple of thousands of dollars, geez sometimes I really dislike where I live. However, yesterday I was quite excited to learned that the Southern California Jamboree will be offering Live Streaming Video of the conference.

On Saturday June 11th, 5 sessions will be streamed live at various times throughout the day. We need to thank RootsMagic for their sponsorship in making this happen.

Below is a list of the sessions to be streamed. I can tell you I am a long time admirer of Lisa Louise Cooke and I recommend her session highly. Recently I came to learn about Curt Witcher at the RootsTech Conference and he is rock star caliber when it comes to offering up a great lecture.

Please note that these times are Pacific Standard time so check for a time difference in your area. If your on the Eastern time zone like me there is a 3 hour difference.

Thanks guys for streaming these videos and allowing the rest of us to be part of the excitement, see you on Twitter that day at #SCGS11.


Lisa Louise Cooke 
SA009 – Google Search Strategies for Genealogists
Saturday, June 11, 2011 
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. PDT 

Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF 
SA019 - Fingerprinting Our Families – Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key
Saturday, June 11, 2011
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PDT 

David A. Lambert 
SA024 – Researching Your Union Civil War Ancestors
Saturday, June 11, 2011
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT 

Kory Meyerink, AG, FUGA 
SA035 – But it Ain’t Really the ORIGINAL Record!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. PDT 

Kerry Bartels 
SA043 – The Many Facets of the National Archives Website (NARA)
Saturday, June 11, 2011
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. PDT 

The recordings are an extension of the popular SCGS online “webinar” (web-based seminar) series. Viewers can listen and watch a presentation by registering and then signing on to a website. The original webcast of the streamed video sessions and webinars are available to the genealogical community at no charge. Subsequent viewings of archived versions of the educational sessions are available to SCGS members through the Society’s website,www.scgsgenealogy.com. Donations are gratefully accepted through PayPal or through the SCGS website.

The Southern California Genealogical Society, founded in 1964, has more than 1,700 members. Located at 417 Irving, Burbank, the SCGS library has 30,000 volumes and is open to the public free of charge. SCGS publishes a respected quarterly journal for members; provides numerous lectures and seminars for beginners, intermediate and experienced researchers; sponsors a number of special interest groups; and hosts its yearly Jamboree which attracts some 1,800 attendees from all over the United States. 

For over 20 years, RootsMagic, Inc. has been creating computer software with a special purpose- to unite families. “RootsMagic,” the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history fun and easy. “Personal Historian” will help you easily write and preserve your life stories. “Family Reunion Organizer” takes the headaches out of planning those important get-togethers. And “Family Atlas,” which makes creating custom family maps fun and easy.


5 comments:

  1. I was also really excited when I read about the live streaming classes this morning! My husband was warned that I would be sitting in front of the computer all day that day! :) I would love to see more conferences doing this in the future, and I would be willing to pay (depending on the amount, of course) to see some of the classes. It is not as good as being there, but it definitely is exciting for those of us who can't make it!

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  2. I agree, it's very exciting! I even felt so much a part of the Jamboree that I went ahead and downloaded the app for my phone! (I also went ahead and made a donation to SCGS for the opportunity to be a part of it, even if I was sitting at my desk). Yay for RootsMagic and SCGS!

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  3. Thanks for the tip!! I'm only a few hundred miles away, but also couldn't make this weekend. I look forward to catching some of the sessions online with you all!

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  4. Great to hear so many plan on attending via the internet. Be sure to follow the twitter hashtag, it's great to tweet with those who are actually there in person as well as everyone at home for the full social media experience.

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