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45th Annual Southern California Genealogy JamboreeAnnouncing the 2014 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Family History and DNA Conference

The SCGS proudly announces the 45th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. The popular conference will be held from Friday through Sunday, June 6 to 8, 2014 at our usual venue, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA. Online registration is open on the Jamboree website, and the Marriott's website is ready to take your reservation.

Following on the heels of last year's very successful event, we will again hold Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2014. The conference will be produced by the Southern California Genealogical Society and sponsored jointly by SCGS and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). Family History and DNA will be held Thursday, June 5, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank.

Registration discounts are available to early bird registrants (on or before April 30), SCGS members, and attendees who register for both Jamboree and the Family History and DNA conference. All of the details can be found on the Jamboree website. To get all the conference updates, sign up at and have emails sent directly to your inbox.

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Federation of Genealogical Societies presents
Southern California Genealogical Society with Award of Merit

At the annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Fort Wayne, SCGS received an Award of Merit "in recognition of their vision in conference planning and creating year-round benefits for a global audience."

The award, which was presented by FGS president D. Joshua Taylor, was accepted by SCGS vice president Paula Hinkel on behalf of the Society. "It was such a wonderful surprise to receive the award. It's very gratifying to know that the Society's hard work has been recognized by others in the genealogical community."

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Good News! Remote access to World Vital Records (WVR) has been added to the list of member benefits of the Southern California Genealogical Society. Members are able to access this valuable online resource from home, day or night. Read more... Search our LA Times Obituary Database. It's a great place to look for family.
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