17 April 2012

Jamboree Special Events - Saturday

Let's take a look at Saturday's special events at Jamboree. From morning to evening -- breakfast to banquet -- you'll find lots to keep you busy.

7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Jamboree Genealogy Idol Breakfast
Geoff Rasmussen sponsored by Legacy Family Tree
Attend the first-ever Jamboree Genealogy Idol competition as four contestants - 2 live and 2 online - compete for your votes. In the three rounds of competition, contestants will demonstration their gen-tech expertise and try to woo you with their favorite gen-tech secrets. Everyone will learn - but only one will leave with the title of Jamboree Genealogy Idol. The competition will also be broadcast to a live webinar audience who will cast their votes live. $pecial registration required.

7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
War of 1812 Breakfast
Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF
“And the Rockets' Red Glare: Online Resources for War of 1812 Research”
 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. This presentation will explore the growing number of consequential websites for finding War of 1812 Resources, from the new fold3 website to more hidden sources in the Internet Archive and special collections. Strategies for finding and using these sites will also be explored. Curt will also update us on the status of the collaboration between NARA and the Federation of Genealogical Societies to digitize the pension files from the War of 1812, thus assuring our descendants access to these valuable records. $pecial registration required.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in the Tent
"The Story of Hollywood - An Illustrated History"
Gregory Paul Williams
Lunch on your own. Born and raised near the Hollywood sign, Greg’s interest in Hollywood’s history began when he wrote The Story of Hollywoodland, a book about the neighborhood where he grew up. His connection to Hollywood goes beyond an interest in its history, though. A puppeteer and a puppet designer in the entertainment industry for 25 years, Greg's credits include Men in Black and Men in Black II, Beakman’s World, Child’s Play 3, Mighty Joe Young, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, and The Showbiz Show with David Spade. He also wrote a series of children’s book with Jim Henson based on the Muppet characters. Greg has devoted many hours to the preservation of Hollywood’s Historic District and continues to be active in the community. You're welcome to eat during the presentation, but I'm sure that our speaker would appreciate your steering clear of potato chips and crunchy dill pickles. Free, seating is limited to 300. 

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Banquet - How Psychic Roots became an "Unsolved Mystery"
Hank Z Jones, FASG.
Hank shares his adventures behind the NBC-TV dramatization of his ground-breaking bestseller (now in its 6th printing) and relates even more amazing serendipitous experiences contributed by genealogists worldwide for his new sequel More Psychic Roots. $pecial registration required.

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