Friday, April 23, 2010

SoCal: Jamboree early-bird expires 1 May 2010

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: This is just in from our friends at the Southern California Genealogical Society. Please address all inquiries to jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com.

Have you registered for Jamboree yet?

Register by April 30 to receive:

a $10 discount on registration

PLUS $5 discount on all special events

PLUS get a free copy of the printed syllabus, worth $20.

Save even more with a membership to the Southern California Genealogical Society.

As a reminder, Jamboree will be held June 11-13, 2010, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center.

There are so many reasons to attend Jamboree, but here are just some:

1. Over 120 lecture sessions, workshops, and events.

www.scgsgenealogy.com/2010jam-SpeakerListHoriz.htm

2. 50 internationally recognized genealogy experts will be in attendance. Jamboree brings you the best array of speakers in the West. scgsgenealogy.com/2010jam-Speaker.htm

3. FREE sessions on Friday for Kids (age 8-16), Librarians and novice family historians

4. Friday morning guided cemetery tour of Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles followed by lunch at Philippe's

5. FREE roundtable small group discussion sessions Friday morning - dozens of topics lead by experts. You'll find regional and ethnic research, searching birth families, genealogy society management sessions, just too many to list here. Watch the Jamboree blog for updates. (www.genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com)

6. Hands-on minicourses for Excel, Word, Skype and blogging and Google applications to help advance your research and save you money!

7. Nearly 70 exhibitors - commercial organizations as well as societies.

www.scgsgenealogy.com/2010jam-exhibitors.htm

8. FREE document and photo scanning provided by Ancestry.com http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/2010jam-ancestry-scan.htm

9. Thousands of dollars worth of door prizes, including a week-long stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, and a weekend at Strawberry Creek Inn or Bunkhouse in Idyllwild, California B&B. The B&B is owned by an avid genealogist!

10. Immerse yourself in a weekend with about 1600 others who share your passion for family history.

11. Classes for individuals of all experience levels - beginner, intermediate, advanced

12. Live podcast Saturday with Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems Podcast

13. Friday night banquet with Chris Haley, nephew of Alex Haley, author of Roots.

14. A FREE webinar to help you get the most out of any genealogy

conference, including Jamboree. Click on the webinar image at

www.scgsgenealogy.com

15. A FREE webinar on Saturday morning conducted by DearMYRTLE.

Societies from across the US and Canada can participate from home via GoToWebinar. You can join us for breakfast (special event fee)

or join us over the web. http://tinyurl.com/y6m3qod With the

webinar, you get everything but the orange juice and bacon.

Get all of the details on Jamboree at www.scgsgenealogy.com - click on the Jamboree logo. You can also follow all of the Jamboree updates at www.genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com or follow us on Twitter (@scgsgenealogy).

Make your Marriott hotel reservations before May 10. The reservation block is full but the Marriott is extending it. If you get a message that there are no rooms available, please let me know and I'll contact the Marriott on your behalf.

Upcoming deadlines:

April 30, 2010 - Early Bird Registration ends at midnight May 1, 2010 - registration opens for mini-sessions May 10, 2010 - Marriott hotel discount closes June 1, 2010 - preregistration closes

Don't Miss This Fantastic Weekend!!

Southern California Genealogical Society

417 Irving Drive

Burbank, CA 91504

818-843-7247 phone

jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com


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