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Registration deadlines coming up fast

In just a little less than two weeks, genealogists will converge on Burbank, California, for what anyone who’s ever been there will agree is one of the most fun genealogy conferences around: the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree.

SCGSspeakerJamboree starts Thursday, June 4, with a full day of DNA education, plus hands-on genealogical workshops, and continues with three full days — Friday June 5 through Sunday June 7 — of more genealogical education, in beautiful southern California.

It’s an amazing opportunity to expand genealogical horizons — and with a group of people who are just plain fun to be around.

Jamboree and DNA Day is an annual event that truly has something for everything.

On Thursday, June 4th, SCGS and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) co-sponsor Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus!, with a full line-up of DNA education — some of which will be livstreamed for registrants who can’t make it to Burbank to be there in person.

More than 20 sessions of DNA learning are offered that day, ranging from techniques and tools for understanding DNA results to the law and ethics of DNA testing. And six of those sessions are available for livestreaming at $20 per session, or $99 for the entire day’s livestream.

More information on the DNA Day livestreaming can be found here on the SCGS blog. You can register for the livestreaming here.

Thursday, June 4, is also the day for special hands-on events: tours and workshops such as “Order in the Court: Hands-On with Court Records” taught by The Legal Genealogist, “Who in the World was Hjalmar? A Hands-on Problem Solving Workshop” taught by my friend and colleague J. H. Fonkert, CG, and “Creating a Digital Genealogy Scrapbook” taught by Barb Groth. (Registration for these workshops is required! Click through to the page for members or non-members as appropriate.)

There’s more — much more — starting Friday, June 5th: African-American research, Eastern European research, telling family stories, best practices of genealogical research, technology for genealogy and … and… and…

But online registration — with its online discount — closes at the end of the day tomorrow, May 23, so it’s time to make that decision and get going to Jamboree!

Of course there are folks who simply can’t get off from work, or away from the kids, or other responsibilities. And Jamboree always has something for everybody. So in addition to DNA Day Livestreaming, there will be livestreaming of other presentations during Jamboree. More information will be forthcoming on the livestreaming schedule on the SCGS Jamboree Blog.

So … will I see you in Burbank? Hope so!

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