23 May 2016

Jamboree 2016: Registration Now Open for FREE Jamboree Live Streaming

Last week, we announced the schedule for the pay-per-view live streamed sessions from Genetic Genealogy 2016. Thank you to genealogists from around the world who have already registered for the DNA pay-per-view sessions.

Now it's time to release the rest of the news. 

The schedule for the FREE live streaming 
from the 47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree.  

We are very grateful to our Diamond Sponsor, Ancestry, which is underwriting the cost of the Jamboree live stream. With their support, SCGS is able to bring you 14 hours of high-quality family history education absolutely free. Handouts will be provided with each session.

The live-streamed sessions from Jamboree are listed below. Session descriptions, speaker bios, suggested experience levels and schedule details are available on the Jamboree website.

Friday, June 3

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.        
FR008  German Immigrant Waves: Contrasts and Sources 
           James M.Beidler 
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.        
FR018  Problems and Pitfalls of a “Reasonably Shallow” Search
           Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL®

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.        
FR027  Tracking Migrations and More: The Records of Old Settler Organizations
           Paula Stuart- Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.        
FR035  Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis 
           George Goodloe Morgan 

Saturday, June 4

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.       
SA009  Getting Started with Eastern European Research 
           Lisa A. Alzo, MFA 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     
SA018  Be Your Own Digital Archivist: Preserve Your Research
           Cyndi Ingle 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    
SA022  German Names: Their Origins, Meaning and Distribution
           C. Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG®

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
SA032  Using Military Pension Files to Fill Gaps in Family History
            J. H. Fonkert, CG®  

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   
SA037  Maximizing Your Use of Evidence 
           Thomas Wright Jones, PhD, CG®, CGL®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS  

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   
SA052  German Genealogy on the Internet:Beyond the Basics
           Michael D. Lacopo, DVM  

Sunday, June 5

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.        
SU009  The Firelands, the Connecticut Western Reserve and the Ohio Territory 
            Peggy Clements Lauritzen, AG®

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     
SU010  Avoiding Shiny Penny Syndrome with Your Genealogy 
           Tessa Ann Keough 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.        
SU027  All Aboard: Staying on Track with Your Research 
           Barbara M. Randall 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.        

SU031  U. S. Passport Applications 
           Debbie Mieszala, CG®

You won't be bored between sessions. Videos featuring Ancestry's training team will run during Jamboree breaks and lunches.

We hope you will share these broadcasts with others. Because the sessions are sponsored by Ancestry and available for free, you can host viewing parties with one or two friends, or with a room full of fellow society members. Of course, we also hope you will share this email to help us promote this outstanding opportunity.

If you can't watch a session in real-time as it is being live streamed, you will be able to watch it at your convenience before July 5, 2016, on the live stream website (not to be confused with the SCGS website and the Extension Series Webinar archives available for SCGS members).

Jamboree and DNA live streamed sessions will not be available for purchase on DVD, nor will they be accessible in the SCGS website archive.

Registration for the pay-per-view and free Jamboree sessions will remain open through July 5, 2016 when the special archive will close.

DNA Pay Per View

If you missed the announcement about the Genetic Genealogy 2016 pay-per-view broadcast, you can find all the details on the DNA registration page. The live streamed sessions for Genetic Genealogy will not be available on the Jamboree live streamed website.  


  • You do not have to be a member of SCGS, nor do you need your SCGS membership number, to view any of the streaming video.

  • Streaming videos will not be shown on the SCGS website and are not the same as Jamboree Extension Series Webinars.

  • Genetic Genealogy/DNA Day pay-per-view live streaming is separate from Jamboree Free live streaming and is accessed via a separate webpage.

  • Each registration will generate a confirmation email that will contain your username (email) and automatically generated password.

  • PLEASE NOTE: If you sign up for both live streamed opportunities, you will generate 2 separate passwords. Please keep track.

  • If you forget your password or have any technical difficulties, click "Contact Support" on the live streaming webpage.

  • The Jamboree App is not involved in live streaming. Don't forget to download this. Read this blog post for details.

  • Jamboree live streaming is FREE and available to the public, but viewers need to register. We highly encourage you to register in advance.

Jamboree Live Streaming: http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/jamboree/

DNA Pay-per-view Live Streaming: http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/scgs/

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Southern California Genealogical Society
417 Irving Drive Burbank, CA 91504


PAW of SD said...

Please clarify the times of the Sunday Free Live Streaming. What is shown is:
For the afternoon, there are some conflicting and seemingly inaccurate times:

The last 2 sessions by Barbara Randall and Debbie Mieszala are out of sync:

Sunday, June 5

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
SU009 The Firelands, the Connecticut Western Reserve and the Ohio Territory
Peggy Clements Lauritzen, AG®

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
SU010 Avoiding Shiny Penny Syndrome with Your Genealogy
Tessa Ann Keough

2:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SU027 All Aboard: Staying on Track with Your Research
Barbara M. Randall

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SU031 U. S. Passport Applications
Debbie Mieszala, CG®

Lise Harding said...

Oops! The 2:30 should have been 12:30. I corrected it. Thanks for pointing this out!

Unknown said...

Will handouts be available for the live stream classes?

Lise Harding said...

Handouts are available for download now for the live streamed sessions. They are found on the home page. When you log in, look above the viewing window. There is a row of buttons. The middle one is "Get Handouts". Click that, and you should have access to all the handouts.

Joseph said...

Cannot find the handouts anywhere. Help!!

Lise Harding said...

If you are logged in, above the viewing screen are some buttons - Click Handout and you can download.


Joseph said...

Thank you. The trick is to "log in."

dianneg said...

I can't get the handouts to open. It looks like they were downloaded, but when I try to open each handout I get message that Windows cannot complete extraction. HElp?

Patricia Taylor said...

Are the times posted for the streamed sessions for my time zone?

Lise Harding said...

Patricia, the posted times are for Pacific Daylight Time. There is a time zone converter on the live stream website, below the streaming screen. So sorry this response is late. The Social Media Team wears several hats during Jamboree. We hope you were able to sign on and watch. You do have access to the webcasts through July 5th.

Dianne, about the handouts, when you log into the streaming website, there are 2 buttons to the left of the Get Handouts button, Troubleshooting and Contact Support. I've looked at troubleshooting, and would recommend you contact support for help with this. Our vendor is wonderful with customer service, and will try to help you out.

Olive Tree Genealogy said...

In your post, you said "If you can't watch a session in real-time as it is being live streamed, you will be able to watch it at your convenience before July 5, 2016, on the live stream website (not to be confused with the SCGS website and the Extension Series Webinar archives available for SCGS members)."

But WHERE is the "live stream website"?? There's no link and I can't find it listed. Is it the same URL we use to view the livestream sessions?

Lise Harding said...

Yes, the link is the same URL used to view the livestreamed sessions. Here are the instructions from the website about viewing the sessions after Jamboree: Welcome to the 2016 Jamboree free streaming page! Your registration includes access to ALL of the sessions listed in the broadcast schedule. You do not have to register for individual sessions. All sessions will be shown at their scheduled times in the video window below. Archive recordings can be viewed after the event (until July 5th 2016) by clicking "Watch Again" then scolling through the sessions with the < & > buttons in the video window.

The website is http://streaming.webcastandbeyond.com/jamboree/. We made the icon a live link, but it appears we inadvertently left out the link in the body of the text - Sorry!