Thursday, 7 June 2012

SCGS Jamboree sessions online


This is the weekend for the Southern California Genealogical Society 2012 Jamboree, a major event for US genealogy. A bonus for us not able to go, or whose interests in the US are not so extensive, is the availability free of several presentations streamed online. You can see the full list at http://goo.gl/PKq4n

Two that particularly caught my attention are:

Saturday, June 9 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
SA-020 - Lisa Louise Cooke
Projects That Will Captivate The Non-Genealogists In Your Life
Learn creative ways to capture the imagination of your non-historian friends and relatives, while honoring your ancestors. The joy in genealogy isn’t just climbing your family tree, but building bonds with current and future generations, and this class will show you high tech and low tech ways to do just that. You are guaranteed to be inspired!

Saturday, June 9 - 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. EDT
SA-021 - Steve Luxenberg
Genealogy from the Inside Out: Tracing the Mysterious From a Single Clue 
When a family secret alters our understanding of the family tree, when we learn about a hidden relative (or a hidden marriage, or a hidden divorce, or a hidden cause of death), how do we pursue it? Steve reveals how he assembled the paper trail that led  through burial records, birth certificates, hospital records, immigration documents and wartime records, and assembles them into a coherent paper trail. This session is more of a “how-to-think” than a “how-to.” Beginners, intermediate and advanced researchers will come away with new ideas for unearthing what had been hidden.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was so inspired by Lisa Louise Cooke's presentations at the OGS conference last week that I'm going to be sure to watch her online this Saturday. Thanks for the heads-up John.

Linda J. Hauley said...

I agree with this previous post. Lisa Louise Cooke is an exciting lecturer. I was fascinated by her talk on using Google Earth for making stories. This session at the 2012 Jamboree is a must!