23 February 2016

Jamboree 2016: Hands-on Workshops Thursday, June 2

Coming to Jamboree and arriving a day early to beat the traffic Friday morning?

Want to get a head start on Jamboree? We've got you covered!

Jamboree 2016 is offering six specialized in-depth workshops on Thursday, June 2nd, just for you!

You'll leave the workshop with something concrete - a new language skill, confidence exploring records, a research strategy, or the beginnings of a written masterpiece.

Here's a hint: Register early! Seats are limited.
Early Bird discounts end April 23!

Please note that these workshops are scheduled to occur during the Genetic Genealogy Conference, are limited in capacity, and do require additional registration fees. The subjects are of general interest to genealogists and family historians and are not focused on DNA. If you are attending the Genetic Genealogy conference, these workshops will run concurrent to some of the scheduled DNA sessions, so please plan accordingly.

Workshops on Thursday, June 2, 2016:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TH-A    Understanding Gothic German by Learning to Write It: You, Too, Can Read Those Records 
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, CG
Gothic script was used all over western Europe from 1150 and continued in use in Germany until the 20th century. Learn to read and write Gothic script in order to be able to gather information of genealogical and historical importance. Attendees will need to bring lined paper and pencil to practice writing German Gothic Script. Limited to 40 participants. Level: All

TH-B    Bridging the Decades: Little Used Clues from the Census 
Elissa Scalise  Powell, CG, CGL
You’ve found the census records, now what? Did you notice all the clues? Explore genealogy methods and avoid pitfalls when using them to bridge the gap to further research.
Limited to 40 participants. Level: Beginner

TH-C    Organizing Notes to Write a Compelling Story 
Anita R. Henderson
Scale down all those notes, documents, and facts to arrive at one central focus for your book using three primary elements. Includes in-class exercises. Limited to 35 participants. Level: Intermediate

2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

TH-D   Plotting Public Land Grants - Hands-on Workshop 
Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew, PLCGS
Land in thirty of our states was surveyed using the Public Land Servey System. How do you determine what land your ancestor owned with a description like the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 12 Township 28N, Range 8 West? In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to read, locate and draw land descriptions and find out how this information can help you learn about your ancestors. Participants should bring laptops to the workshop. Limited to 40 participants. Level: Beginner, Intermediate

TH-E   What Next? Workshop for Developing Step-by-Step Research Plans 
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
Analyzing documents and creating research plans should not be daunting. What to do next with documents, letters, family stories, and more? Planning as a group is an eye-opener in this hands-on session. Learn the elements of a plan, prioritizing work, and making the plan doable. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops to the workshop. Limited to 40 participants. Level: Beginner, Intermediate

TH-F   Enhancing Your Genealogy with Social History
Gena Philibert-Ortega
Social history helps describe our ancestor's everyday life. Adding social history helps to better understand your ancestor's story and uncovers additional records. In this workshop we will go over resources and how to conduct social history research. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops to the workshop. Limited to 35 participants. Level: Intermediate

"The Future of the Past: Genetic Genealogy 2016"
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Friday - Sunday, June 3-5, 2016

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