01 March 2016
Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
Saturday, June 4, 2016 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SA052 German Genealogy on the Internet: Beyond the Basics
The Internet age has brought genealogy to our fingertips over the last two decades, and subsequently, we can find our German ancestors easier. But it still takes some digging and some know-how. This lecture will discuss some online sites that all German genealogists should be aware of. American sites will be covered, but a strong concentration on lesser used German sites will be discussed, as we are missing vital clues by not being truly “international” in our Internet research endeavors! Level: Int., Adv.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
SU005 Beginning Swiss Research
It is estimated that over 400,000 Swiss immigrants have come to North America since its settlement. With over 80% of them being German-speaking, they often get lumped into “Germans to America,” but the records found in Switzerland can be vastly different. Learn how to begin your research into Swiss records and resources. Level: All.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SU036 How to Overcome Brick Wall Problems in Pennsylvania Research
Many of us descend from ancestors who arrived in Pennsylvania from Europe before migrating south down the Shenandoah Valley or west to the Pacific Ocean. Several case studies will be presented showing lesser-utilized research tactics, repositories and resources used to help rejuvenate your search for your Pennsylvania ancestors. Level: All.