12 February 2016

Jamboree 2016: Marriott Room Update

Staying at the Marriott for Jamboree?

Why not treat yourself and upgrade to Concierge Level?

The Burbank Marriott's Concierge Level, located in the East Tower, offers Jamboree attendees both larger rooms than those in the hotel's West Tower and the convenience of closer proximity to the Convention Center. Rooms are available with one king or two double beds, and some connecting rooms are available for those with larger parties, or those who like to party with others. Included with all Concierge Level rooms is access to a private business center and turn down service, if desired.

The Concierge Level comes with all-day access to the Concierge Lounge where you can find fuel to help you stay in top form all day long. The lounge serves breakfast daily until 9 am, hot and cold beverages and light munchies throughout the day, hors d'oeuvres between 5 pm and 7 pm, and a dessert bar from 7 pm to 9 pm. Although Jamboree gains no advantage if you book a concierge room, we recommend these as a "good buy" both in terms of offsetting food expenses, location, general amenities and convenience.


To make your room reservations online, visit http://tinyurl.com/jambo2016Hotel.  If you experience difficulties making a reservation online, we strongly suggest calling the hotel directly at (818) 843 - 6000 or (800) 736 - 9712. Be sure to mention the group SCGS Conference in order to get the Jamboree rates.

Free In-Room Wi-Fi

Avoid the daily charge for in-room wi-fi by signing up for the Marriott Rewards program. You can do so in advance by going to this link. You can also register with the program when checking in for your stay. If you're already a Marriott Rewards member, please add your rewards number to your reservation.

Roommate Connection

Jamboree offers a roommate matching service for those who wish to reduce lodging expenses.
If you are interested in such an arrangement, please send an email to roommate@scgsgenealogy.com

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11 February 2016

Jamboree 2016 Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited

The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant Committee and the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree are pleased to announce the 2016 Student Grant and Jamboree Scholarship. Student genealogists between the ages of 18 and 23 are eligible to apply for the $500 cash award and full registration scholarship for the 2016 SCGS Jamboree to be held in Burbank, California June 3-5, 2016.

The $500 Student Grant was established in 2010 by family and friends in memory of Suzanne Winsor Freeman, family historian and life-long volunteer, and an enthusiastic annual attendee at the SCGS Jamboree. This is a unique opportunity for a young genealogist to attend a premiere regional conference and meet genealogists from throughout the nation. Past recipients include Elyse Doerflinger (Lomita, California), A.C. Ivory (Salt Lake City, Utah), Anthony Ray (Palmdale, California), Michael Savoca (Toms River, New Jersey), and Paul Woodbury (Provo, Utah).

“The Student Genealogy Grant pays tribute to Suzanne Freeman’s dedication to youth volunteerism and family history by awarding the annual cash grant to a young genealogist attending the SCGS Annual Genealogy Jamboree, Southern California’s premiere regional genealogy conference,” notes Denise Levenick, committee chair and Freeman’s daughter.


“We are especially grateful to Jamboree for providing a three-day conference registration to the grant recipient,” she adds. “SCGS is truly a leader in conference organizations by encouraging youth involvement in genealogy through the student conference scholarship.”



Suzanne Freeman (right) with her sisters Frances Jones (left)
and Lucile Smith in Green Valley, Arizona.

Photo courtesy of Denise Levenick

Born in Olathe, Kansas, Suzanne Winsor (Brown) Freeman moved to Orange County, California with her family in the early 1930s where she attended school and lived most of her life. She developed a strong interest in family history sparked by the stories of her mother’s early life in Colorado and Kansas. After retirement, Suzanne moved to Green Valley, Arizona where she was active in the local genealogy society. She enjoyed returning to Southern California each year in June to attend the SCGS Jamboree. Suzanne passed away after a brief illness in Tucson, Arizona August 28, 2010.

The $500 cash award pays tribute to these interests by awarding the annual cash grant to a young genealogist attending the Jamboree. In addition, a student scholarship for  a three-day conference registration to the 47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree will be provided by the Southern California Genealogical Society.


Any genealogist who is between the ages of 18 and 23 as of June 2, 2016, and a current student (full-time or part-time) is eligible to apply. The award will be presented at the Jamboree Scholarship Breakfast Sunday, June 5, 2016; the recipient must be present to receive the award.  


Funding for the cash award is provided by the family grant program; Jamboree registration is provided by the conference. Individual contributions to the grant program are welcome at the Student Grant Webpage.


Application deadline is March 20, 2016, midnight Pacific Daylight Time.


Application details and forms are available at the Student Grant Webpage http://thefamilycurator.com/swf-grant/.  


Suzanne Winsor Freeman’s Obituary is available here


For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Suzanne Winsor Freeman Grant Committee,
Denise May Levenick, Chair
swfgrant@gmail.com
Lise Harding, SCGS Jamboree


10 February, 2016

REMINDER: FREE Webinar From SCGS February 17, 2016 - Nicka J. Smith: "The Family Historian's Publishing Primer"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PST
Nicka J. Smith
"The Family Historian's Publishing Primer"



Join us!

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Do more than just run a report from your database - make the fruit of your research efforts come alive! In this class, you'll learn how to effectively plan, project manage, produce, and promote your genealogy research through the use of books, blogs, social media, email marketing, and more!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 17 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, and family reunion planning and execution. She is also an expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, sharing genealogy with youth, documenting the ancestral journey, and employing the use of new technology in genealogy and family history research.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/about/benefit-memb.html.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Please direct any questions to the SCGS Webinar Committee at Webinar@scgsgenealogy.com.

10 February 2016

Jamboree 2016: Blogger Badge Contest Update "I'm In!"



Have You Badged Yet?  
Enter the contest - you could win a free registration to Jamboree 2016!

To participate, simply download the button that applies to you and use it on your blog, website, page, or your social media platform of choice and link it back to the Jamboree website, www.genealogyjamboree.com.

Drop us a note at socialmedia@scgsgenealogy.com and let us know where you’ve posted the badge. We’ll add your name to the list of Honorary Bloggers on the Jamboree website. To be eligible for the free registration, you must include your URL so we can link back to you.

On April 3, 2016, one lucky Honorary Blogger will be chosen at random to receive a free registration to Jamboree that can be used for their own use, or for a promotional contest prize on their own blog. The winner will be selected from the list on the Jamboree website - so be sure to let us know you are playing!

Speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, you can participate too!

2016 Honorary Blog Roll








04 February 2016

FREE Webinar From SCGS February 17, 2016 - Nicka J. Smith: "The Family Historian's Publishing Primer"


FREE WEBINAR from SCGS
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m. PST
Nicka J. Smith
"The Family Historian's Publishing Primer"



Join us!

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
Do more than just run a report from your database - make the fruit of your research efforts come alive! In this class, you'll learn how to effectively plan, project manage, produce, and promote your genealogy research through the use of books, blogs, social media, email marketing, and more!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 17 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, and family reunion planning and execution. She is also an expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, sharing genealogy with youth, documenting the ancestral journey, and employing the use of new technology in genealogy and family history research.

HANDOUT
A handout will be available shortly before the presentation. A link will be included in a reminder that will be sent the day before the session.

ABOUT THE SCGS JAMBOREE WEBINAR SERIES
A goal of the Southern California Genealogical Society is to offer educational opportunities to genealogists and family history enthusiasts everywhere. The Jamboree Extension Webinar Series helps delivers those opportunities.

COST
The initial webcast of each session is offered to the public free of charge. Webinars are archived and available only to SCGS members as a benefit of membership in the society. The webinar archive can be found at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/archive-index.html.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
The list of upcoming webinars can be found at http://scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

JOIN SCGS TODAY
Learn about all the SCGS member benefits at http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/about/benefit-memb.html.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Please direct any questions to the SCGS Webinar Committee at Webinar@scgsgenealogy.com.