SCGS: Genealogy Jamboree

Friday thru Sunday
June 5 - 7, 2015
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank, Burbank, CA.

One of our featured speakers this year is
Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS.
See the entire schedule

Dr. Jones is an award-winning author, educator, and researcher focusing on methods for difficult genealogical problems. He teaches in Boston University's Genealogical Certificate Program, The GRIP, IGHR, and SLIG institutes, and at local, national, and international seminars. Since 2002 he has co-edited the GNS Quarterly and he wrote Mastering Genealogical Proof.

He will be presenting the following session at Jamboree:

FR-E Documenting a Respectable Family History: Guidelines, Not Rules. Document family history research, including online resources and DNA test results. 4hr. Workshop.

FR-012 The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames. This case study will explain how missing, erroneous, and altered records were overcome to identify the parents of an orphan named Jones. The example will demonstrate research principles others can use to solve common-surname problems.

FR-031 Debunking Misleading Records. Genealogical sources of all kinds contain errors, both accidental and intentional, that mislead. Standard tests expose the errors, helping researchers make correct conclusions.

SA-003 Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online? Step by step, attendees will suggest online sources and research strategies for tracing an ancestor who seems to disappear and reappear. The interactive case study will show both how such cases can be solved online and the limits of material online today.

More Speakers - More Sessions
Jamboree is host to some of the most exciting speakers in the nation.
Ron Arons has given 250+ presentations internationally. He has authored three books, including, most recently, Mind Maps For Genealogy. In 2006 he appeared on the PBS special The Jewish Americans. In 2005 he won a grant from the NY State Archives. Ron earned a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

FR-004 Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves. Come learn about Family Systems Theory (FST) and genograms, which help one, understand family dynamics through multiple generations. FST very much complements the FAN principle and Genealogical Proof Standard.

FR-020 Evaluation Evidence: Ask a Mini-Minnie Question. This presentation discusses how to evaluate evidence using the GPS, the FAN principle, and mind maps, to "prove a negative,' a result that is usually very difficult to achieve.

SU-006 What's In a Name? Trouble!!! This presentation discusses the immigrants and their origins, and then moves forward to cover the composition of immigrants within the several colonies. The variety of available records is discussed for the diverse colonies. Emphasis is placed on the 13 original colonies, their people and their genealogy source data, with emphasis on pre-revolutionary data.

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist, is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records to understanding DNA tests. On the faculty of IGHR, GRIP and SLIG, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist (SM) and Certified Genealogists Lecturer(SM).

FR-014 Property Rights and Wrongs - African-Americans at the Courthouse. From being treated as property to having their property stolen by those who used the law against the freedmen, African Americans' experience at the courthouse had only one bright spot: it created records for the genealogist-descendants of slaves and slaves owners alike.

FR-029 Stolen Childhoods - African American Apprenticeship after the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation was supposed to set slaves free. But in the wake of Civil War, everywhere from the Union border state of Maryland to the Deep South, former slaveholders flocked to the courts to bind freed children to them as "Apprentices." The records may break your heart - but they can also break down brick walls in your family history.

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 5,100 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty-nine years, he specializes in records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. He is the Coordinator of the Military tracks at IGHR and SLIG.

FR-001 Researching a Civil War Prisoner of War. Focuses on how to properly research a Civil War Prisoner of War, both Union and Confederate.

FR-010 Civil War Medical Research. Many medical records are found outside of compiled military service records. This lecture will lead you to them.

FR-028 Researching a World War I Ancestor. Techniques for getting around the 1973 St. Louis fire while researching your WWI ancestor.

SA-002 Epidemics and Pandemics. Epidemics and Pandemics impact our genealogical research. We just have to know how.

Jamboree Special Events
100 + Lectures | Workshops | Exhibit Hall | Free Sessions Friday AM
Co-sponsored by Southern California Genealogical Society
and International Society of Genetic Genealogy

2015 Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank, Burbank, CA.

Beginner or Expert?
We have Sessions FOR YOU!

Tim Janzen, M.D.
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D, J.D.
CeCe Moore
Great DNA Speakers & Plus! Workshops
Creating a Digital Genealogy Scrapbook
Order in the Court - Hands on with Court Records
Who in the World was Hjalmar?
A Hands-On Problem Solving Workshop
Friday through Sunday
June 5, 6, & 7, 2015

Friday-June 5th:
Ancestor Photo Gallery

Leave your originals at home but bring a copy to show us your favorite ancestor or ancestor FANs (friends, associates and neighbors).

Saturday-June 6th:
Photos of Ancestor Art & Heirloom Gallery

Bring a photo of something to showcase or honor your ancestors. A quilt? Pottery? Jewelry? Needlecraft? Woodworking?

Sunday - June 7th:
Dress Like Your Favorite
Ancestor Contest

Meet at the stage area to parade as your favorite ancestor. The audience will decide the winner of a FREE registration to Jamboree 2016 (June 3- 5).

Register for Jamboree by
April 30, 2015
and benefit from our
Early Bird Special Pricing!

2015 Jamboree is Genealogy FANfare!Genealogy FANfare

The theme for the 2015 Jamboree is Genealogy FANfare! which celebrates the use of the friends, associates and neighbors (FANs) of our elusive ancestors in order to aid in our research.

June 5:JamboFREE
Friday morning free classes
, including beginner sessions, GenealogyWorld Roundtables, Librarians' Genealogy Boot Camp, Society Leadership Workshop, and Jamboree and SCGS member orientation sessions. JamboFREE is free and open to all.

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