24 May 2016

Jamboree 2016 - Take a Test Drive in the Tech Zone

One of the popular special activities at Jamboree is to "Take a Test Drive in the Tech Zone." The Tech Zone is a special area that is equipped with computers and free access to a number of paid subscription websites. Maybe you've been thinking about paying for a subscription but didn't want to buy it until you tried it. Or maybe a speaker mentioned one of these during a presentation and you want to use it to look up something for yourself.

Save a few minutes out of your busy weekend to try out these databases and  some of the resources that you may not have access to at home.

Thanks to Jay Holladay, SCGS board member, Jamboree Committee member, and IT team leader, for arranging for these outstanding resources to be available to the paid registrants of Jamboree.

Here are the many resources available in the Tech Zone this year. Tech Zone hours are Friday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Here is this year's list of free databases, which features an outstanding selection of newspaper databases:

Ancestry Library Edition
American Ancestors (NEHGS)
Access Newspaper Archives
MyHeritage Library Edition

Plus these databases from ProQuest

- ProQuest Obituaries
- African American Biographical Database
- African American Heritage
- Heritage Quest
- Historic Map Works
- ProQuest Civil War Era
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers bundle ( includes 21 titles)

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