13 April 2016

Jamboree 2016: Special Event Meals

The Jamboree Committee proudly announces all of the special event meals that will be held during this year's Genetic Genealogy2016 Conference and Genealogy Jamboree.

The Jamboree breakfasts and banquets and the DNA luncheon require special registration and an additional fee. Menus will be posted as soon as they are available. Please let us know if you need a vegetarian meal.

If you have already registered for Jamboree, you can add meals to your order at any time through the online shopping cart or by filling out the registration form. Here is a link to purchase meals online through the shopping cart. 

Early-bird registration closes on 23 April 2016. Discounts are also available for SCGS members.

Genetic Genealogy 2016 - June 2, 2016 
Thursday Luncheon - 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
"The Peopling of Europe" by Dr. Michael Hammer, Ph.D. 
Approximately 12,000 years ago most of Europe was covered with ice so humans were forced into refugia in the southern areas. Ancient DNA findings are giving surprising clues to human migrations that led to the re-population of Europe. Dr. Hammer was the first geneticist to set up a commercial genetics lab for public testing of DNA for genealogical purposes in the United States.

Jamboree 2016
Friday Banquet - 7:30 p.m.
“Giving to the Future by Preserving the Past” -  David E. Rencher, AG, CG®, FIGRS, FUGA, will be speaking to our conference theme, Giving to the Future by Preserving the Past. This topic is particularly apropos as he is employed by the Family History Department in Salt Lake City as the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch.

Saturday Breakfast - 7:00 a.m.
FamilySearch Breakfast
"What's New at FamilySearch and a Sneak Peek at What's on the Horizon " by Michael Provard of FamilySearch.
The FamilySearch website has new features and functionality that are introduced on a regular basis. This presentation will highlight the latest improvements at FamilySearch.org to help the genealogist, from beginner to expert, and give some hints as to the new things coming soon to the website.

Saturday Breakfast - 7:00 a.m. *NEW*
Legacy Books® Breakfast
"Eating the Preservation Elephant – Five Ways to Preserve Your Legacy for the Future" by John Catron
We know our research is part of our legacy, but how often do we leave it in a form our family can appreciate?  Hate to write?  Bad at scanning your photos? Don’t have a label on anything?  Afraid it will all end up in dusty boxes in relative’s garages, or worse, in the garbage? Join us in taking five easy steps to ensure a long life for your treasures. Don’t be burdened with fear, take action for peace of mind.  Let this be your legacy.

Saturday Banquet - 7:00 p.m. **NEW**
"Secrets from PBS' Genealogy Roadshow" with Kenyatta D. Berry
Using viewer submitted requests, Genealogy Roadshow answers complex questions of who we are, where we come from and what our DNA reveals. Sharing yet-to-be-broadcast footage of one of her favorite segments, Kenyatta will present a behind the scenes look at what is involved in creating television segments that are both factual and entertaining. In addition, Kenyatta will be sharing her insights on research, DNA and the future of genealogy. 

Sunday Breakfast - 7:00 a.m.
Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant
Legacy Family Tree Breakfast
"Preparing Good Ground: Fostering Genealogical Interest for Coming Generations" by Paul Allan Woodbury
Why do we do genealogy? How do we prepare for the future of genealogy? How do we engage the next generation? Explore the answers to these questions and more at the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Scholarship Breakfast hosted by Legacy Tree Genealogists. Follow Paul Woodbury on his exciting journey to genealogical interest. Traverse the Wild West, scale the French Pyrenees, and observe along the way the preparation, preservation, foresight and encouragement that can engage the coming generations of your family. Determine today how you will personally make a difference for the next generation of genealogists.

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