The Southern California Genealogy Jamboree is just a few days away. I’ve gone through the class schedule a couple of times and narrowed the available classes down to a manageable list to choose from. While always subject to last-minute changes, this is what I’m thinking of attending:
1:30 – Genealogical Resources of the Civil War, Part 1 – National Databases OR
1:30 – Elusive Immigrants – European Case Studies in “Exhaustive Research”
3:00 – Platting Your Ancestor’s Land OR
3:00 – Google Earth for Genealogy
4:30 – Using Original and Derivative Sources: How to Evaluate Evidence with John Philip Colletta
8:30 – Best of Class DNA Testing: Do you need it and why? OR
8:30 – Google Search Strategies for Genealogists
10:00 – Blogger Summit I OR
10:00 – The High-Tech Trip to Visit Ancestral Home Places
11:30 – What can Genealogists Learn through Genetic Testing? Stories from 23andMe
2:00 – How to Create an Interactive Tour of Your Ancestor’s Home with Google Earth OR
2:00 – take a break and visit the exhibit hall
3:30 – How to Find Your Civil War Roots at Ancestry.com
5:00 – One of the two TBD “Back by Popular Demand” lectures OR
5:00 – The German Connection: How to Track Down Your German Immigrant Ancestor
8:30 – Court Records: Mirror of a Nation
10:00 – Here Comes the 1940 Census and We ARE Ready!!
12:00 – Genealogy Gems Live Podcast OR
12:30 – Genealogy and the American Indian Conflicts
2:00 – Free and Easy Online Genealogy Chart Creation with Family ChArtist
If you will be at Jamboree, I hope to see you there. If you won’t be there, join the fun by attending some of the recently announced live-streaming video sessions, reading the many blog posts that are sure to appear, or following the Twitter feed #scgs11.
Oh, and if you are there on Friday morning, stop by the Pavilion around 10:45. I’ll be hosting an informal roundtable discussion on social media and genealogy. There will be several other roundtables going on the same time, so come and join the conversation.