From Southern California Genealogical Society:
The theme of the 2015 Jamboree is Genealogy FAN*fare: Working Together. We have Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, to thank for this years Jamboree theme. She put the FAN in genealogy by encouraging the use of documents about an ancestors FAN Club Friends, Associates and Neighbors to discover new information about direct relatives.For the first time ever, Jamboree is featuring a full track (9 sessions) of African American classes on Friday and Saturday. Sunday will focus on Jewish, Eastern European and Russian heritages.What will you find at Jamboree? Youll find sessions for every experience level, from the novice to the professional genealogist. Youll find welcoming smiles, help and assistance at every turn, a casual learning environment, excellent instructors, a variety of topics, an exhibit hall with answers to all of your stuff needs, and, with luck, a road map to successful searching for your familys history. You might even find a cousin.Topics include the time tested search techniques that underpin a quality family tree, to cutting-edge tech that helps you keep track of your information. In addition to the heritage tracks listed above, sessions on other geographic regions in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe will be included.About the Southern California Genealogy Society:The Southern California Genealogical Society, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The SCGS Family Research Library in Burbank houses the Societys business office as well as 40,000 volumes, including 6,000 family histories, resources for all states in the US, and rich collections for German, French Canada, Ireland and Cornwall. The Society affords many opportunities for family historians in Southern California as well as those living at a distance. Local genealogists can attend a variety of interest group meetings, including software user groups, ethnic user groups, and family history writers and DNA interest groups. The SCGS sponsors a twice-monthly webinar series which has become one of our most popular benefits for members who live outside of Los Angeles. The initial webcast for each webinar is free and open to everyone. Members have access to the webinar archive, which holds over 100 hours of education. The Society sponsors the annual GENEii Family History Writers Contest and the 1890 Project, designed to reconstruct the genealogical data lost when the 1890 US Census was destroyed by fire.