Tuesday, June 07, 2011

SCGS: Streaming video of five live Jamboree sessions, June 11

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Thanks to our friends at the RootsMagic for providing the internet stream of these Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree class sessions available to genealogists who are unable to attend Jamboree  "in person " later this week. Although these sessions are provided for free, Ol' Myrt here recommends clicking the  "donate "" button to support the effort. 

Such technology was first experienced in the genealogy world this past February at RootsTech 2011. Glad to see a second nationally-ranked genealogy conference embrace this technology. This is truly the look of genealogy conferences to come.

Jamboree: STREAMING VIDEO to be Offered Saturday, June 11

The Southern California Genealogical Society proudly announces that several Jamboree sessions will be available at no cost to genealogists and family historians around the globe. This offer is made possible through a special sponsorship provided by one of the conference's exhibitor partners and long-time friend of Jamboree, RootsMagic.

Five sessions will be live-streamed on Saturday, June 11, 2011.  The first session begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last session ends at 5:30 p.m.

"This technological step forward is challenging and exciting for Jamboree," said conference chair Leo Myers. "One of the missions of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to help educate genealogists and family historians, and we take that mission very seriously. We are so excited about the opportunity to reach hundreds of genealogists around the globe." 

Sessions to be live streamed include the following. Click on the link to read more about each session and to register.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

 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.

Other Jamboree sessions will be available through GoToWebinar. Announcement of the webinar sessions will be made by end of day June 6, 2011. 

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.

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