28 March 2010

JamboFREE: Volunteer for Genealogy World

“Genealogy World” is a terrific opportunity to network and have fun doing it.  It serves as an ice-breaker for newcomers and old-hand attendees alike. 

It gives you a chance to interact with others who are researching the same area or who are interested in a particular research methodology.  And best of all, it's JamboFREE.

Groups will meet in round-table discussions to share experiences, suggest search strategies, and answer questions about researching ancestors across the globe.

There will be two sessions on Friday morning, June 11, 2010. The first session runs 9:00 a.m. to 10:15, and the second session runs from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

We are seeking table hosts who will be tasked with keeping the conversation going. Participants can look forward to a spirited, valuable exchange of information. Groups will also discuss genealogy methodologies and topics of special interest to genealogical societies.  Table hosts do not need to be experts with all the answers.  They just need to be interested in the topic and good at keeping the conversation rolling.

Some examples of the topics are:
  • adoption search and reunion
  • a "show and tell" session to demonstrate how to display your family history.  It could be a quilt, an illustrated chart, or even a quilt or other handicraft.
Ethnic, international, and state/regional US:
  • German
  • Irish
  • French-Canadian
  • Jewish
  • Canadian
  • Scottish
  • Etc., etc., etc.  
  • Southern US states
  • Civil War records
Society topics, hosted by members of the California State Genealogical Alliance and others, including:
  • Energize Your Society...Increase Membership and Volunteerism
  • Society Newsletters:  Who, What, When, Where, Why
  • Planning Great Society Program and Events
Lin LaRochelle, who has done such a great job of organizing the "Small Small World" event the past two years, will be overseeing this year's event. If you would be willing to host a discussion group, please let her know the topic/geography/ethnicity you feel most comfortable with, and which session (earlier, later session, or both sessions) you would like to host.

Lin LaRochelle, mefinley@earthlink.net, or drop a note to jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com and we'll get it to Lin.

Thank you!

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