Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jamboree Live and Streaming

With good reason the annual Jamboree sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society and held each June at the Burbank Airport Hilton is one of the biggest and best genealogy events in the US.

When I lived on the West Coast, I attended each year except when I worked on the other end of my family tree by being present for the birth of a grandson in Nashville.

Now I live in Nashville. I was torn as to whether or not I could justify attending Jamboree. As some of you may know, this is the year I am quitting the American Library Association "cold turkey". After attending 42 consecutive annual conferences and almost all Midwinter sessions, it was time to move on. Over the years I had been an active member of almost every committee or task force of ALA that had to do with personnel, education and ethics. Actually, I had originally intended to make my exit two years ago. However, I was offered the one assignment I could not turn down -- chair of the genealogy committee. I have constructed a "methadone" schedule to ease my exit from ALA.

In February I attended my first RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City. Any conference there has the double attraction of being near the Family History Library. The Library is within walking distance from our time share where I long have been spending two weeks a year to do research. My second week there this year will be in August during The Federation of East European Family History Societies Research Workshop.

The 9th International Genetic Genealogy Conference sponsored by FTDNA for project administrators is, to me, a must attend event. It will be in Houston on November 9-10. 

As I was creating my post-ALA professional schedule, I was torn about kind of "group" meeting to attend between February and August. I really was not thrilled about NGS in Las Vegas. Next year in Richmond is much more appealing.

Then the Southern California Genealogical Society and the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG) upped the ante. They added a full day FAMILY HISTORY AND DNA: GENETIC GENEALOGY IN 2013. It is hard to imagine a more prestigous I was hooked and immediately registered. I even agreed to facilitate one of the discussion groups the last hour of the day. If you can be in Burbank that day, you will be in for a treat.

If you cannot attend you may be able to sample some of the content the following day:
Live-Streamed Jamboree Sessions Announced

"SCGS is there for you, no matter where you are." That statement is never as true as it will be the coming 10 days, during the Society's annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces its schedule of live-streamed sessions of the 2013 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. The "JamboSTREAM" webcast is free to viewers and is made available through the gracious support of
Note below that the DNA Day programs are not included in the streaming offerings. Those available are from the extensive offerings from Jamboree proper:
Live-Stream Video Schedule

Friday, June 7

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Craig Roberts Scott MA, CG

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Judy G. Russell JD, CG

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
CeCe Moore; Alice Fairhurst; Ken Chahine PhD; Joanna Mountain PhD; Bennett Greenspan
Co-Sponsored by International Society of Genetic Genealogy

Saturday, June 8

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Craig Roberts Scott MA,CG

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Kory L. Meyerink MLS, AG, FUGA

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Lisa Louise Cooke

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, MA, CG

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Leland Meitzler

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thomas MacEntee

Sunday, June 9

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Cyndi Ingle Howells

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Tom Underhill

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
James Ryan, PhD

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Denise Levenick
All of these sessions should be first-rate. If your interest is in the application of DNA to family history, you should try to watch the late afternoon (Pacific time) panel which will also include Katherine Borges, co-founder of ISOGG, as well as the listed luminaries who are at the cutting edge of genetic genealogy. It appears that one must register for each "event" separately. Apparently the registration process is working well for those in the US and Canada but somewhat problematically for those outside these two countries.

Dr D would be very interested in the experiences of any of you who watch or attempt to watch any of these streams. FamilySearch has ambitious plans to stream some of RootsTech next February.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try and see several. Thank you for this information, pretty cool. I will let you know how it goes.