28 April 2016

Jamboree 2016: Show Your Hometown Pride Contest - Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday is Fun Day

At every Jamboree, we have fun on Sunday with a “Dress-up Day.”  In the past, we’ve celebrated Hawaii’s 50th anniversary of statehood with Hawaiian Shirt Day, let the good times roll with all things New Orleans, shown our ancestor’s Civil War sympathies by wearing blue or gray (or both colors), and rocked the 50th anniversary of the 1960’s with tie-dye, great music, and flowers in our hair.

This year we will show off our “Hometown Pride” on Sunday by wearing tee-shirts, hats or paraphernalia that publicizes our, or our ancestor’s, hometown.

We’ve all picked up wearable memorabilia from events and places we’ve encountered while researching our families. Maybe it was from the Stadtfest in your ancestor’s German hometown. Or from the 4th of July parade in that Midwest town where your parents grew up.  Perhaps from the Gold Country where your ancestors chased the dream of riches.  Wherever you call “home,” wear it with pride!

The contest will take place Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. in the Convention Center Foyer.

So wear a t-shirt that celebrates your hometown or an ancestral place you'd like to showcase. You don't want to miss this!

Hint: this is a classic "cousin bait" scenario... you just never know who you might meet. Keep an eye out...you might meet a distant cousin from your hometown. It’s happened before! So wear your hometown pride, and let's have some fun!

We can't wait to see what everyone wears!

Advance registration closes May 22
To register, visit our website

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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