18 January 2021

Monday Meet The Speakers - Jamboree 2021

Dave Dowell, PhD 

David Dowell has two degrees in history and two in library science, as well as 35 years of experience as a librarian and 4 years as a special investigative officer in the USAF. He taught courses in U.S. genealogy research, European genealogy research and Ethics in the Information Age. He has chaired both the Ethics and Genealogy Committees of the American Library Association. As a member of the ISOGG, NGS, NEHGS, SCGS & MTGS, he coordinates 2 surname yDNA projects and a yDNA haplogroup project. 


Peter Drinkwater 

Peter Drinkwater has been working on genealogy websites including RootsWeb, Ancestry, Footnote, Fold3, and Newspapers.com for the past 20 years. He is currently the General Manager of Find A Grave. 


Debra M Dudek 

Debra M. Dudek, MSc, is head of adult and teen services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. 


Daniel A. Earl 

Dan got his start in genealogy when he was ten years old. His dad took him to visit the grave of his great-grandfather. That event sparked a life long passion for genealogy. He has spent the last thirty years researching his own family and helping others make history a part of their story. He is a popular speaker and educator and has spoken to groups from coast to coast. 

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16 January 2021

REMINDER: FREE WEBINAR from SCGS on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM


The Basics of Genetic Testing and Genealogy
Shannon Combs-Bennett, MA

Free Webinar from SCGS
Wednesday, January 20, 2021,
6:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Register here:


Genetic genealogy is a rapidly evolving tool for genealogists. That doesn't mean it is easy to understand. Learn the basics of the tests available to you, plus what you can and cannot discover in your DNA through this presentation.  Trust me, you can understand the intricacies of DNA testing!


Shannon Combs-Bennett is an award-winning author and lecturer based in Northern Virginia.  She loves sharing her knowledge with other researchers on a variety of subjects from methodology to genetics.  She has a blog at http://tntfamilyhistory.blogspot.com.


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.

2020 Webinar Times
1st Saturdays                                   3rd Wednesdays
10:00 AM Pacific                             6:00 PM Pacific
11:00 AM Mountain                        7:00 PM Mountain
12:00 PM Central                            8:00 PM Central
1:00 PM Eastern                              9:00 PM Eastern

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