06 April 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Drew Smith, MLS

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.

Friday, June 3, 2016  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FF-D   Librarian's Boot Camp - JamboFREE Sessions
This three and a half hour class includes multiple areas of interest for librarians. Level: All
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.

Friday, June 3, 2016  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
FR007   Organizing Your Genealogical Communications 
From paper mail to email to mailing lists, message boards, and Facebook groups, this session provides strategies for managing the flow of information between you and other genealogy researchers. Level: Beg., Int.

Friday, June 3, 2016  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
FR026   Organizing Your Genealogical Files 
Learn how to organize your paper and digital files so that you can quickly find the items you need. This session covers notebooks, folders, file names, tagging, and other organizing methods. Level: Beg., Int.

To register, visit our website

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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