29 April 2014

Jamboree - Genealogy World during JamboFREE Friday

Guest Post by Lisa Howison, Genealogy World organizer.

Are you looking for ancestors on the Continent or in the Colonies? Trying to find your Jewish or Scandinavian forebears? Need help finding resources to research your ancestors who moved to the Midwest or the Southwest? Discuss your research successes or problem ancestors in an informal roundtable format at Genealogy World.

Genealogy World is scheduled for Friday morning, June 6.  Session #1 will run from 9:00AM to 10:15AM, and then Session #2 will run from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon. It's just one of a number of JamboFREE activities, which means it is open to the public and available to attend at no cost. (We would appreciate your registering in advance so we know how many people to expect.)

While the topics are still being developed for 2014, table discussions in the past have included a variety of subjects and geographic research assistance. For example:

Denmark, Norway and Sweden
African American
Lineage Society
New England

This year, thanks to our friends at ISOGG, Genealogy World will feature ten tables devoted to a variety of DNA topics. For example:

Family Finder Test help
Beginning Y-DNA
DNA in Ireland
DNA for Adoptees
Intermediate DNA Test help
Y-DNA and Advanced SNPs
Autosomal Spread Sheets
DNA Test Company Comparisons
Autosomal DNA help

We are seeking individuals to volunteer to serve as table host.  You don’t need to be an expert, and you won't be expected to give a presentation. Just have an interest in the topic area and a willingness to keep the conversation moving along. If you are interested in helping, complete the online volunteer sign-up questionnaire.

Thanks to Lisa Howison, Coleen Briggs, and Jean Wilcox Hibben for organizing this year's Genealogy World.

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