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Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 50th Birthday Bash
Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 50th Birthday Bash  (Convention)
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel - Burbank, California
50th Birthday Bash Celebration
The Jamboree Committee has been busy planning the 50th Annual Birthday Bash conferences for May 30 - June 2, 2019.  They will once again have national, regional and local speakers, exciting exhibitors and sponsors and FUN, FUN, FUN.
  • Due to popular demand, a four-day conference is back.
  • Birthday Bash Kick-Off Breakfast on Friday with a nationally known speaker.
  • Nationally known banquet speakers Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Five DNA workshops and eight generally Genealogy workshops
  • First time ever - free demos during the last hour on Friday and Saturday.
  • Expanded JamboFree offerings on Friday morning.
  • Exhibit Hall open Friday through Sunday, Free to All
  • Win a major prize through the Exhibitor Birthday Card
  • Raffle prizes available Thursday through Sunday
  • Birthday Cake at Saturday lunch time; Party Hat Contest at Sunday lunch time
  • Bring mementos and memories from previous jambories to celebrate the 50th year

For more information or to register, click here to visit the SCGS Jamboree website.

DNA Mini Seminar; two lectures presented by Colleen Greene
Saturday, June 8
DNA Mini Seminar; two lectures presented by Colleen Greene  (Genealogical Workshop)
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Pollak Library, Room PLN130, Cal State Fullerton Campus
DNA Mini Seminar; two lectures presented by Colleen Greene
Two chances to win a free DNA test from MyHeritage or AncestryDNA!
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Parking: FREE on weekends (normal campus rules apply)
Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today!
What can you learn about your ethnic origins from DNA testing? How can it be used to piece together your family history? Are you hesitant to test, because of privacy risks? Not sure which DNA testing company to pick, or who in your family to test?
Lecture 1 - 11am   "What Can DNA Tell You About Your Family History?" Introductory lecture to help you decide if DNA testing is right for you. Reviews the 3 types of tests and examples of what they reveal.
Lecture 2 - 12:30pm   "Who, What, Why, Where & How: DNA Testing for Family History Research"
Trying to determine which family members to test and which company to test with can be confusing. This lecture will review companies, analytical tools, and how to choose who to test.
Colleen Greene, MLIS is the Marketing Librarian for the Pollak Library. She is also a Lecturer for the San Jose State University School of Information, where she teaches an online graduate-level course in U.S. genealogy research methods. Colleen has a B.A. in History, a Masters of Library and Information Science, and has been researching her family history for 24 years. She is a nationally recognized professional genealogist who teaches and presents on scholarly methodology, Mexican and Hispanic genealogy, Southwest U.S. research, emerging technologies, and strategies for utilizing libraries and archives. Colleen routinely incorporates DNA analysis into her research.

Genealogy Garage at L A Public Library
Saturday, July 20
Genealogy Garage at L A Public Library  (Genealogical Workshop)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Christine Johns Cohen - Let's Research Your United Kingdom Ancestors Using FindMyPast.com
‚ÄčAre you looking for UK ancestors? Learn how to use the FindMyPast website to expand your research. The website www.Findmypast.com has an extensive collection of United Kingdom resources including Parish Records, Passenger lists from the UK to the US, British Army Records, Irish Court Records, and English Voter Registrations. Plus the genealogy newsletter index PERSI is now available on this site, and it is better than ever. We will explore all of these and many more unique resources on the website.
Genealogy Garage workshops for family researchers at all levels of expertise will be held at the Central Library of the LAPL. Workshops and presentations are sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America Southern California (GSHASC), and the Los Angeles Public Library, Genealogy & History Department
RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. Tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is cancelled.
Note: The presentation will take place in the History & Genealogy Department, Lower Level 4. Please travel light. This is a public building-it is NOT recommended that you leave computers, purses or other personal items unattended