16 February 2016

Jamboree 2016: FREE Librarian's Boot Camp - Friday 3 June

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces a FREE three hour Librarian's Genealogy Boot Camp on Friday morning, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Boot Camp will be held in conjunction with the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, which will take place Friday through Sunday, June 3 to June 5, 2016, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport. After the Boot Camp ends at noon, attendees are invited to the opening of the Exhibit Hall as our guests.

We are thrilled to bring the popular Boot Camp back to Jamboree and are particularly excited about the course specially designed for Jamboree 2016. Our exceptional speakers, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, aka The Genealogy Guys podcasters, offer genealogy insights from both sides of the reference desk.

All JamboFREE sessions are free to the public. Advance registration is requested.

Friday, June 3, 2016  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FF-D   Librarian's Boot Camp

Introduction to Genealogy for Librarians and Patrons
Many librarians have little to no training in genealogy before being assigned to help genealogy patrons. This session provides a thorough overview of the genealogy research process and resources for librarians and provides a framework for getting beginning family history researchers started.

Teaching Your Patrons How to Use FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch.org is the free, comprehensive genealogical website of the LDS Church. This session will cover its use by librarians and their patrons, including digitized records (both with and without indexing), digitized books, a shared family tree, self-paced online courses, and a wiki with thousands of research articles.

Promoting Newspaper Resources to Genealogists
Digitized and indexed newspapers at free and commercial websites are a critical part of genealogical research. Librarians need to be aware of these sites and instruct patrons on their use. This session will cover such sites as Chronicling America, Google News Archive, NewsBank products, Newspapers.com, NewspaperArchive.com, and findmypast.com, among others.

George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents in the US, Canada, England, on cruise ships, and webinars. He is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. His twelfth book, the fourth edition How to Do Everything: Genealogy, was released in January 2015. He is co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, the longest running genealogical podcast with thousands of listeners worldwide.

Drew Smith, MLS, is a librarian at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library. He is co-host and co-producer of the award-winning Genealogy Guys Podcast. He is the author of the 2009 GPC book Social Networking for Genealogists, and co-author of the 2013 McGraw-Hill book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques. He is a past Secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a past Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

The Southern California Genealogical Society produces the 47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, which will be held June 3-5, 2016 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport. The pre-event, the 4th annual Genetic Genealogy Conference,"The Future of the Past: Genetic Genealogy 2016," will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408

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