SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 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
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.
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
- More Sessions
Jamboree is host to some of the most exciting speakers in the nation.
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
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
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
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.
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.
100 + Lectures | Workshops | Exhibit Hall | Free Sessions
Co-sponsored by Southern
California Genealogical Society
and International Society of Genetic Genealogy
Tim Janzen, M.D.
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D, J.D.
|Great DNA Speakers &
|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
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).
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
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!
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.
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
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