Saturday, June 1, 2019

Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree 50th Birthday Bash!

31 May 2019

I've attended SCGS Jamboree sessions off-and-on since 2001. I remember the different facilities where the event took place. I’ve enjoyed each and every year and this one is no exception.  I’m proud to say I’m a member of SCGS for most of those years.

The camaraderie between the speakers is a joy to watch. Most of them hadn't seen each other in the past year. They seem to pick up their friendship as if no time had passed. Whether they are sitting around small tables having coffee, tea or other favorite beverage or at a dining or banquet table together, laughing and joking like siblings. It's all part of the fun at Jamboree.

The Marriott hotel staff, from the front desk to housekeeping, porters and waiter/waitresses go out of their way to be helpful and friendly. I look forward to coming every year.

Here are the various sessions I attended on Friday, 31 May:
Paula Stuart-Warren | One the Clock! Demystifying the BCG Portfolio Process
Judy G. Russell  | “Death by Undue Means": Coroner's Records
Donald Coduto | Finding Italian Genealogical Records
Anne Gillespie Mitchell | Fold3 Search Update: Do You Know What You Are Missing?

During Judy Russell's session, she did a shout-out to Ventura County Genealogical Society for coroner records on their website. (I'm also a member of VCGS.)

Here’s a few events happening between sessions:
Exhibit Hall (show specials throughout the weekend); Database Research Tech Zone; Research Assistance; SCGS Sales; Periodicals; Used Book Sales; Concession Food Sales; Raffle (twice a day); Demos; Birthday Cake; Known Authors signing their books. The society provided a smartphone app for the conference. It was available for smart phone, tablet, or any device that has web-enabled browser capability.

There was something for everyone!