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SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE Updated as of May 19, 2013


Friday JamboFREE

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Thursday - Friday JamboFREE - Friday Afternoon - Saturday - Sunday

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-registered registration material pickup opens at 7:00 a.m. "On the Green," the west side of the Convention Center. Walk-in sales will not open until 12:00 noon.

8:30 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.

FR000A - "Research Morning at SCGS Family Research Library." The SCGS Family Research Library will be open Friday morning for Jamboree registrants. Transportation will be provided between the Marriott and the SCGS Library. Visitors are welcome to drive their own cars to the SCGS Library, which is less than 2 miles from the Marriott. Passengers for this tour should meet at the far east side of the Convention Center, by the bus shelter, no later than 8:15. Additional fee required.

10:45 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.

FR000B - " Genealogy World Roundtable Discussions." Genealogy World Roundtable Discussions - Share experiences, suggest search strategies, and answer questions about researching ancestors across the globe. With table hosts keeping the conversation going, participants can look forward to a spirited, valuable exchange of information. This activity provides perhaps the best opportunity to exchange ideas, get suggestions from others with similar search experience, and socialize with other attendees. Prior sessions have included discussions about:
*Ethnic and geographic research (Jewish, German, French-Canadian, Irish, Dutch, Hispanic, African American, Chinese, English, Welsh, etc.)
*Search techniques (adoption, military, DAR, immigration and naturalization, etc.)
*Other specialized skills and techniques (DNA, writing, technical skills)

8:00 a.m. to
9:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.

FR000C - "Genealogy Society Development"

(1) Connie Moretti and Lisa Schumacher - "DIY: WDYTYA." You, too, can produce a successful program based on the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? Learn the planning, research and presentation strategies used by the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society for their very successful event.

(2) Daniel Horowitz. "Crowdsourcing: When the Power of Many Benefits All." Thousands of people in the world dedicate time to genealogy in collaborative projects towards a common goal. Learn how to implement crowd-sourcing projects in an efficient way to transcribe, translate, scan or collect information.

(3) Janet Hovorka - "Double Your Membership, Double Your Fun: The UGA Case Study." The Utah Genealogical Association doubled its membership in 2011 by making itself vital and vibrant to the genealogy community. Come see what worked for us and what might work for your society."

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



FR000D - Barbara Randall - "Introduction to Genealogy - First Steps." This course is intended for those who are just getting started on researching the family genealogy. Learn the six steps every beginner should take first and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn six research tools essential for moving beyond what you already know. The session is free; however, registration is required.

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

FR000E - Denise Spurlock - "Introduction to Genealogy - Next Steps." If you've started your genealogy and feel like you're going in circles, this course is for you. Designed for those with some experience with vital records and census records, this course reviews the most common genealogy mistakes and how they can confound your research. The course will explore substitute records and less obvious sources such as mortuary records, city directories, military records, and online resources. The session is free; however, registration is required.

9:00 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.


FR000F1 - John P. Colletta PhD - "NARA - Our National Archives: The Astounding Institution and How to Use It." The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) encompasses many buildings across the country. It holds millions of records that document American families from 1776 through the 20th century. This lecture takes the fear and mystery out of using such an enormous repository. It explains how NARA is organized and how archival research differs from library research. It describes the finding aids that help researchers access what they need in NARA's universe of historical materials. Three research cases demonstrate how military, legislative and judicial records are accessed at Archives I in Washington, D.C., and NARA's regional archives.
  FR000F2 - John P. Colletta PhD - "NARA - Lesser-Used Federal Records: Sources of Rich Detail about Ancestors' Lives." Whenever the path of an ancestor's life intersected with a federal government agency, paperwork was created. That paperwork fills our National Archives. Most of it has not been indexed, published, microfilmed or digitized, but some of it has. This lecture explores a variety of federal records that provides rich biographical detail about our ancestors. Discussion includes: 1) passport applications, 1791-1925; 2) homestead files, beginning 1862; 3) Civil War Income Tax records, 1862-72; 4) The Journals of Congress, 1789-1873; 5) Appointments of Postmasters, 1789-1971; 6) Federal Court records, 1789-1911; and 7) Civil War draft registrations, 1863-65.


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