09 January 2008

Southern California Jamboree, June 2008

Some 30 national and international genealogists - a record number - will be speaking at the 39th Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree set for June 27-29, 2008 in Burbank, CA.

The event has organized its own blog to keep everyone updated about the Jamboree.

I participated last year when some 1,000 area residents attended, making this one of the largest regional events and impressive in terms of both scope and excellent organization. The vendor room was packed and the technology center, offering free access to many subscription sites, was a popular destination.

In 2008, I'll be speaking again as part of a great group of people including gen-blogging colleagues and experts representing all aspects of genealogy and major websites.

The speaker list includes Elaine Alexander, Michael T. Booth, Jana Sloan Broglin CG, William “Bill” Dollarhide, Arlene Eakle Ph.D., Wendy Bebout Elliott Ph.D. FUGA, Dick Eastman, Colleen Fitzpatrick Ph.D., Bennett Greenspan, John T. Humphrey, Peter W. Landé, David Lifferth, Leland Meitzler, Cheri Mello, George G. Morgan, Stephen P. Morse Ph.D., Larry Proctor, Geoffrey D. Rasmussen, JoAnne Rockower, Beau Sharbrough, Drew Smith MLS, Eric Smith, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, Mindi Stevens, Cath Trindle CG, Tom Underhill, Pamela Weisberger and Pam Wiedenbeck.

The conference blog will introduce the speakers and their topics over the coming weeks, provide website links and where you can find books, articles and research guides.

For more about the SCGS, founded in 1964, click here.

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