16 July 2018

Jamboree 2019 - Call For Presentations


50th Annual Southern California Genealogical Jamboree
Gifting Forward
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - May 31 through June 2, 2019

7th Annual SCGS Genetic Genealogy Conference
Present from the Past
Thursday, May 30, 2019

DNA Workshops
Friday, May 31, 2019

General Genealogy Workshops
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday May 30, & June 1 and 2, 2019

2019 Jamboree Extension Series Webinars
January through December 2019

The Southern California Genealogical Society [SCGS] announces its Call for Presentations for its 2019 conferences and events. This Call pertains to the Jamboree, Genetic Genealogy, General Genealogy Workshops, DNA Workshops and the 2019 Jamboree Extension and Webinar Series Programs. Presentations will only be accepted through the online portal July 9, 2018 - September 1, 2018.

Submissions of Presentations:  Speakers interested in presenting lectures, workshops or webinars for 2019 must submit their proposals through the Jamboree Speaker Portal at https://next.scgsgenealogy.com/call-for-presentations-2019/
Only those presentations submitted through the portal will be considered.  The submission process ensures that correct speaker information is used in communication, advertising, and conference materials. 

SCGS Jamboree draws attendees of all experience levels from first timers to conference veterans. The Jamboree Extension Series attracts an international audience comprised of all skill levels. We encourage the submissions of all levels of lectures; all topics will be considered. New presentations are encouraged. Presentations may include the following topics:
  • DNA
  • Law
  • Methodology and or Research Strategies
  • Preservation
  • Repositories
  • Social Media/Blogging
  • Software/Apps
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Other
Number of Presentations:  Speakers may submit up to 6 presentations.  The SCGS Jamboree Committee, at its sole discretion, may select none, some, or all of the presentations submitted by any speaker.

Session Length:  Jamboree and DNA Day presentations are 60 minutes long, including a 10-minute Q&A.  DNA Workshops are 3 1/2 hours in length, including breaks and Q&A. General Genealogy Workshops are 2 hours in length, including a break and Q&A. Jamboree Extension Series Webinars are to be 60 minutes with an additional 30 minutes for questions.

Live Streaming and Recording:  Special consideration will be given to those Jamboree speakers who permit live streaming or video/audio recording of their presentation. 

Statement of Nondiscrimination:  The Southern California Genealogical Society is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.  SCGS is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in employment and opportunity because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.  Jamboree, DNA Day, Workshops and Webinar Speakers are selected based on experience, technical knowledge, speaking ability, diversity of topics and relevance.

Presentation Sample:  If you have not presented at a past Jamboree and wish to provide a recording of one of your presentations, send it to the Southern California Genealogical Society, Attention: Jamboree Chair, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504.  Examples of syllabus submissions may be emailed to SCGSJamboree@gmail.com.  These materials may be used during the selection process and cannot be returned but will be destroyed after the selection process.

Questions:  Any inquiries may be emailed to SCGSJamboree@gmail.com with the subject line: Call for Presentations [your last name].  We look forward to the possibility of including you in the 2019 Southern California Genealogical Society event schedules. 

Alice Fairhurst,                       
SCGS Jamboree Co-Chair

Diane Adamson, 
SCGS Jamboree Co-Chair

Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
Phone: 818-843-7247   Fax: 818-843-7262

11 July 2018

FREE Webinar from SCGS: Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:00 PM PST

David Dowell, PhD, presents:
How Autosomal DNA is Really Inherited: Case Studies of Siblings

Join Us! 


Most of us know we get half our autosomal DNA from each parent and about a fourth from each grandparent, etc. But does it really work that way? How much variation is there among siblings? How does this effect cousin matching and ethnicity predictions? 

David Dowell, PhD, was a librarian for 35 years and a special investigative officer in the USAF for 4 years and has two degrees in history and two in library science. He has researched family histories since the 1960s. His most recent books are NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection (2015) and Crash Course in Genealogy (2011). Previously he taught “Genealogy Research” and “Ethics in the Information Age” at Cuesta College and chaired the Genealogy Committee of the ALA. He blogs as “Dr. D Digs Up Ancestors” at http://blog.ddowell.com and coordinates three DNA projects.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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