24 May 2010

Jamboree Genealogy World - Small Group Discussions

We are so excited about Friday morning's JamboFREE activities this year.  The events will remove the barrier of cost for anyone who is interested in learning how to trace their roots.

The free Genealogy World round table discussions make up a mini-conference of their own.  With nearly twenty different topics during each of two sessions, all participants are sure to find something that will help advance their own research.  The round table discussions are hosted by individuals who have experience in the topic or area, but they are intended as an information exchange.  It's a great way to get to know other attendees and make new friends, too.

Round table discussion groups have been set up for geographic emphasis as well as topics.

Geographic / ethnic:  African-American, English, German, Jewish, Mexican, New England, Portuguese, Scottish, English-Canadian, French-Canadian, Hungarian, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish

Topics: Adoption Research and Reunion, DNA, Energize your Society Membership and Volunteerism (CSGA), Genealogists in Second Life, Planning Great Programs and Events (CSGA), Show and Tell, Society Newsletters (CSGA), Archiving your Family Movies and Sound Recordings, and publishing your family history.

Bring examples for the sessions that are italicized.  Be sure you also have your family group sheets, documents for your reference, and specific questions to raise during the session.  If you need something translated, bring that too.  No promises, but lots of help will be available to help you pole vault right over that brick wall!

You can download the complete list and descriptions of topics for both sessions here.

Preregistration is requested but is not required.  Genealogy World will be held in the Pavilion (the big white tent to the east of the Convention Center.   You can't miss it.  9am to 12noon at the Marriott Burbank Airport.  Be there!

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