Posted By:Paula Hinkel
Subject:Southern California's Genealogy Jamboree
Post Date:February 19, 2006 at 09:06:32
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Mark your Calendars!! It's Time For Jamboree!!

Southern California Genealogical Society's
37th Annual Genealogy Jamboree and Resource Expo
Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, 2006
Burbank Airport Hilton Convention Center

The Jamboree planners have outdone themselves in organizing the strongest lineup of speakers ever seen in Southern California. Over the two days, participants will choose from over 45 presentations by more than 30 knowledgeable and respected speakers.

-- Whether you're just beginning to climb your family tree or have many generations of family history neatly tucked away in those binders and files, you'll find sessions that will help advance your research.

-- We will celebrate the diversity of Southern California with a focus on ethnic specialties, including African American, German, Hispanic, Native American, Scots-Irish, Mexican, Jewish, French Canadian, British Isles, and others.

-- A special series of talks will address the needs of family historians -- interviewing, writing, publishing, and storytelling.

-- With the surge of interest in DNA and other technology-based research tools, you'll find several sessions to help apply these new techniques to solve your family mysteries.

-- Three sessions will address ways for genealogical societies to transform the Challenge of the Internet into the Opportunity of the Internet. Review techniques for promotion and publicity, discuss methods to retain and gain members, and learn how to create an effective presence on the Internet.

-- Software demonstrations will help you get the most out of those genealogy programs and other research tools.

In addition to the education sessions, you'll have lots of time to socialize, explore the Exhibition Hall, meet with the experts for one-on-one consultations, and chat with your favorite authors in our new Book Nook. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to have your copy of SCGS's newly published family history anthology, "Celebrating Family History," autographed by several of the volume's contributors.

Door prizes will be awarded throughout Jamboree, with the Grand Prize of a seven-night stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square.

Friday features a vendor reception [no-host bar] followed by a special-event banquet with the keynote address "Cemetery Hoppin'" with Bill Dollarhide. Register early for the banquet; seating is limited.

Are you driving from a distance? Why not come to town a few days early, or stay through the weekend, and drink up the excitement that is Los Angeles. Jamboree participants will enjoy a per-night room rate of $102, which is a significant savings over standard rates. Fly into the Bob Hope Burbank Airport and jump on the complimentary shuttle, and you'll be at the hotel in just minutes. Whether it's sightseeing, taking the family to Disneyland, or spending a few days ancestor-hunting at the area's many genealogical treasure troves, there is no place like Southern California.

You'll find all the details -- speaker list and topics, vendors, registration information and online registration through our secure shopping cart -- at Register by March 31 for special early-bird pricing.

See you there!!!