FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Paula Hinkel - Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
We're making the last big reveal leading up to this weekend's Genealogy Jamboree.
keeping with SCGS's tradition of delivering exceptional genealogical
education over the Internet, we are proud to announce that the 2012
Genealogy Jamboree will offer ten streamed sessions over two days,
Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10.
will be delivered at no cost to the viewing audience. As speakers
permit, sessions will be archived and made available for viewing after
Jamboree through the SCGS webinar archive. While we are not charging to
view the sessions, we greatly appreciate the support of the genealogical
community in making contributions to offset the expense of bandwidth,
speaker honorarium, equipment, camera operators, etc. SCGS is a
There are a limited number of
viewing "seats" available for each session. For that reason, we will go
off air in the time between classes and will ask viewers to
register for each individual session. We appreciate everyone helping to
"share the wealth" with other family historians around the world.
The sessions and registration links follow:
Saturday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT
SA-011 - Warren Bittner, CG, MS
"Beat the Children with a Fresh Birch Stick so the Animals Don't Get Worms" Reading for Historical Context
to put your ancestors into their own world on their terms. Learn how to
find books about the social, cultural, political, occupational, and
religious lives of your ancestors.
Saturday, June 9 - 10:00-11:00 a.m. PDT
SA-020 - Lisa Louise Cooke
Projects That Will Captivate The Non-Genealogists In Your Life
creative ways to capture the imagination of your non-historian friends
and relatives, while honoring your ancestors. The joy in genealogy isn’t
just climbing your family tree, but building bonds with current and
future generations, and this class will show you high tech and low tech
ways to do just that. You are guaranteed to be inspired!
Saturday, June 9 - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PDT
SA-021 - Steve Luxenberg
Genealogy from the Inside Out: Tracing the Mysterious From a Single Clue
a family secret alters our understanding of the family tree, when we
learn about a hidden relative (or a hidden marriage, or a hidden
divorce, or a hidden cause of death), how do we pursue it? Steve reveals
how he assembled the paper trail that led through burial records,
birth certificates, hospital records, immigration documents and wartime
records, and assembles them into a coherent paper trail. This session is
more of a “how-to-think” than a “how-to.” Beginners, intermediate and
advanced researchers will come away with new ideas for unearthing what
had been hidden.
Saturday, June 9 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. PDT
SA-038 - Kerry S. Bartels
National Archives Website Microfilm Catalog, Archival Databases, and Guides
will learn about the National Archives Microfilm Catalog database,
guides to the holdings of the National Archives, and use of electronic
databases mounted on the National Archives website.
Saturday, June 9 - 3:30-4:30 p.m. PDT
SA-047 - D. Joshua Taylor
Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies
Discover the methods used to create a compiled genealogy and how to ensure its contents do not lead you down the wrong trail.
Saturday, June 9 - 5:00-6:00 p.m. PDT
SA-048 - Barry J. Ewell
30 Second Genealogist: How to Find Genealogy Answers You Want Now
access, and explore genealogical resources quickly. Develop, expand,
and sharpen your genealogy research skills. Discover clues to trace and
explore your family ties. Quickly identify which record collections to
search first. Learn to find and use specific country, state, and county
records... And much more. Source for the presentation is MyGenShare.com.
Sunday, June 10 - 8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT
SU-003 - Warren Bittner, CG, MS
Complex Evidence: What is it? How Does it Work? Why Does it Matter?
See a Complex Evidence Case Study. Learn why complex evidence is the only way to establish identity or prove relationships.
Sunday, June 10 - 10:00-11:00 a.m. PDT
SU-019- Kerry S. Bartels
Military Records at the National Archives
National Archives holds military records documenting service to the
United States from the American Revolution to the present day. This
session will identify and describe the vast array of documentation for
different time periods including examples of those that are rarely used.
Sunday, June 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m. PDT
SU-023 - Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGS, IGSF
Historical Research Methodology: Engaging the Process to Find All the Answers
genealogists miss opportunities to find consequential documents for
advancing their research because they do not follow a standard research
methodology, namely the “historical research methodology.” Special care
is given in this lecture to emphasize the importance of some rather
fundamental basics which, when used together, make for a powerful
Sunday, June 10 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. PDT
SU-030 - Laura G. Prescott
Diaries and Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable Resources
lecture explains the advantages of using diaries, letters and journals
in compiling and comprehensive and appealing genealogy. Opinions and
observations written by our ancestors or someone who knew them add a
personal dimension to names, dates, and places. We'll explore a few
examples of the different types of journals and diaries available, where
to find them, and how to apply what you find to your research and your