Monday, April 29, 2013

Exhibitor Profile-Southern California Genealogical Society

The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) in Burbank, California, has been meeting the needs of Southern California’s genealogists since 1964. Since then, SCGS has expanded it's service area globally with the introduction of its popular semi-monthly webinar series, the Jamboree Extension Series. With online access to the Society’s 40,000-volume library catalog and our Research Team’s assistance, our resources are just a few keystrokes away, wherever you are and wherever your ancestors were.

The Society sponsors one of the largest genealogical events in the United States, the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. Traditionally held the second weekend in June, this year’s conference will be held Friday through Sunday, 7– 9 June, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank, in Burbank, California.

With about 50 speakers and 100 different sessions, attendees will be sure to find something of interest every hour of the three-day weekend. Friday morning is our traditional JamboFREE with two levels of beginning genealogy classes, society workshops, roundtable discussions, and a three-hour NARA workshop–all free. Friday evening’s banquet is “Behind the Scenes of Who Do You Think You Are?” with researcher/producer Alexandra Orton and colleagues; Saturday features D. Joshua Taylor.

The Jamboree pre-event on Thursday, 6 June, is the ground-breaking “Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2013,” conference, jointly sponsored with ISOGG. The first-ever independently sponsored DNA event will feature such experts as Spencer Wells, M.D., and Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., PhD. This inaugural conference will also be held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank.


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