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SCGS to live-stream 13 sessions

No, it’s not a television show, exactly. But for genealogists, it’s better than a TV show.

Because when the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree begins next week, genealogists will be able to tune in to 13 individual sessions over three days — absolutely free — from the comfort of their own homes.

And the only effort required will be to (a) register in advance for each session you want to watch and (b) turn on your computer and tune in at the right time.

Paula Hinkel, co-chair of the annual event, made the announcement of the sessions to be live-streamed, noting that the “JamboSTREAM” webcast is free to viewers through support from

She added that the SCGS partnership with provided “a particularly valuable service to the genealogical community” at this year’s SCGS Jamboree since “ will be running pre-recorded webinars and instructional programs during Jamboree’s break times and lunch hours.”

As a result, in addition to “outstanding classes representing a good mix of topics from some of the best speakers around… our viewers will have an opportunity to sharpen skills in so many areas,” Hinkel said.

Each live-streamed session requires individual registration (click on the course name link to begin). You’ll get an email confirmation with the details for each session, including the username and password you’ll need to attend that particular session.

Jamboree sessions to be live-streamed (all Pacific times) are:

Friday, June 7

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
FR001: Basic Military Research
Craig Roberts Scott MA, CG

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
FR016: The Ethical Genealogist
Judy G. Russell JD, CG, CGL

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
FR022: DNA Panel Discussion – Hear it from the Experts
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
SA004: Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor
Craig Roberts Scott MA,CG

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
SA018: Genealogical Periodicals: Where the Answers Are
Kory L. Meyerink MLS, AG, FUGA

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
SA020: Master Using Google for Common Surname Searches
Lisa Louise Cooke

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
SA032: Turning Genealogy into Family History: Creating Stories from Stats
Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, MA, CG

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
SA041: Finding Your Family in the French and Indian Wars
Leland Meitzler

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
SA048: Staying Safe Online
Thomas MacEntee

Sunday, June 9

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
SU003: A Guided Tour of Cyndi’s List 2.0
Cyndi Ingle Howells

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
SU017: Scanning and Photo Retouching for Beginners: Foundations and Fundamentals
Tom Underhill

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
SU020: Strange and Unusual Sources for Irish Family History
James Ryan, PhD

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
SU029: Lessons from the Archive
Denise Levenick

Again, registration is required, so make sure you sign up in advance if you want to be able to see any of the live-streamed sessions.

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