Guest post by Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew, PLCGS
What a wild and stimulating experience it was managing Research Assistance at Jamboree. Over an hour before we opened we had walk-ins hoping to secure a client spot with our Research Assistants. The Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists sponsors Research Assistance for the SCGS Jamboree and helped 92 clients over three days. Research Assistants came primarily from the Association of Professional Genealogists but included others who came in ready to help.
We asked those who were pleased with their experience to consider donating to the Save the War of 1812 Pensions and collected $115 for that purpose.
Many people come together to make Research Assistance a success. I want to thank Jean Wilcox Hibben, co-chair for Research Assistance, Lise Harding from SCGS, the many volunteers at Jamboree who helped keep us running and the following volunteer Research Assistants who gave generously of their time. I hope I didn’t miss any of you.
Anette Burke Lyttle
Janice M. Sellers
Jean Wilcox Hibben
Lynn (Butch) Hibben
Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew
Mary Kircher Roddy
Jane Neff Rollins
Elissa Scalise Powell
Karen Merrill Martin
Next year SCCAPG will continue to sponsor Research Assistance. If you are interested in helping as a Research Assistant or have a problem you need help with, look for information in this blog and sign-ups in April 2017.
Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew PLCGS
Past President; SCCAPG
SCGA Jamboree Research Assistance Co-Chair