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NGS streaming, Jamboree early bird

Time’s almost up!

HourglassTwo of the very best opportunities to learn about genealogy, the right way, and to network with others who absolutely positively will not roll their eyes when you talk about your ancestors are the huge conferences of the National Genealogical Society — in St. Charles, Missouri this year — and the Jamboree of the Southern California Genealogical Society.

And you have to move fast if you want to take advantage of either of them.

For NGS, most of the in-person opportunities for the May 12-16 conference are already sold out. Hotel rooms are booked, workshops and lunches completely filled.

So… rather than lose out altogether, you can still register for either or both of the online streaming tracks that NGS will offer this year. But you have to act now. Now. As in not later than tomorrow, the 29th of April.

That’s the deadline to register for Live Streaming at #NGS2015GEN. The cost for either track one or track two is $65 for NGS members or $80 for non-members, and you’ll be able to view the presentations through the 16th of August. Or you can bundle all 10 presentations for $115 for NGS members and $145 for non-members.

Track One, on Thursday, 13 May, is The Immigration & Naturalization Process and features presentations by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG (The Journey to America: Federal Passenger Ship Records); Julie Miller, CG (Becoming an American: Naturalization Records); John P. Colletta, PhD, FUGA (Discovering the REAL Stories of Your Immigrant Ancestors); F. Warren Bittner, CG (Bads, Bergs, Burgs, and Bachs: Finding Locations in Germany); and David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA (A Methodology for Irish Emigration to North America).

Track Two, on Friday, 14 May, is Methodology Techniques, and features presentations by Alison Hare, CG (The Time of Cholera: A Case Study about Historical Context); Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS (The Problem-Solver’s Great Trifecta: GPS+FAN+DNA); Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS (When Does Newfound Evidence Overturn a Proved Conclusion?); Michael Ramage, JD, CG (Forensic Genealogy Meets the Genealogical Proof Standard); and Angie Bush (Using DNA as a Genealogical Record).

The deadline is Thursday, April 30th, for the early bird registration discount at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree, to be held June 4-7 in Burbank, California. June 4th is DNA Day Plus! and Jamboree itself is the 5th, 6th and 7th.

The early-bird discount can be combined with SCGS Member discounts and reduced registration fees for attending both the Genetic Genealogy:DNA Day Plus! and Jamboree conferences.

And by the way when SCGS says DNA Day Plus!, it really means PLUS! There will be in-depth workshops that day on much more than just DNA. I’ll be offering a hands-on court records workshop, my friend and colleague Jay Fonkert is offering a methodology workshop — there’s a lot to choose from.

Time’s running fast on both of these, so don’t miss out!

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