Nation’s 2nd Largest Family History Conference Taking Place in Southern
– Chris Haley, Nephew of Roots Author Alex Haley, Keynote Speaker
One of the nation`s largest family history conferences will be held in Southern
California`s back yard during the weekend of June 11-13, 2010. Novice family
historians, experienced genealogists, and family archivists will gather in
Burbank at the 41st Annual Genealogy Jamboree, sponsored by the Southern
California Genealogical Society.
The 2010 Jamboree follows the longstanding tradition of delivering the perfect
mix of lecture sessions, exhibitors, networking and social activities. This
year’s Jamboree offers over 120 quality classes conducted by the most
knowledgeable and experienced genealogy speakers from the US, Canada and points
beyond. The exhibitors represent the leading organizations and commercial
companies who provide products and services to today’s genealogists and family
The geographic focus for this year’s Jamboree is North America — Canada,
Mexico, and all regions of the United States. DNA and technology will also
receive special emphasis in 2010.
WHAT: 41st Annual Genealogy Jamboree
WHEN: June 11 – 13, 2010
WHERE: Marriott Los Angeles Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
Family history has grown in popularity in the US with the NBC prime-time
television program “Who Do You Think You Are?” and PBS`s “Faces of America” with
Dr. Henry Louis Gates. Not since Roots in 1976 have so many started looking to
the family`s past to help them understand what brought them to the present.
“If you`ve always thought about working on your family tree `someday,` now is
the perfect time,” explained Jamboree chairman Leo Myers. “Millions of digital
records are available online and more are being added every day.”
“And while it`s true the beginning family historian can get a good start by
working from the comfort of home,” Myers continued, “the successful family
researcher will turn off the computer and get out there to learn the tips and
tricks from the experts.”
Attendees will have lots of time for networking, comparing notes and maybe even
finding a previously undiscovered family member.
Friday night`s banquet speaker will be Chris Haley, nephew of Roots author Alex
Haley. The younger Haley has continued his family`s research and, through the
use of DNA, recently met face to face with his Scottish cousins.
For more information, visit www.scgsgenealogy.com or call 818-843-7247.
Preregistration closes June 1. Walk-in registration is available at the door.
About the Southern California Genealogical Society
The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) was organized in 1964 to
foster interest in family history and genealogy, preserve genealogical
materials, and provide instruction in accepted and effective research
techniques. The SCGS headquarters in Burbank houses a Family Research Library
with over 35,000 volumes including 6,000 family histories and materials from
every county in the US, Canada, Germany, England and Ireland. Research resources
include manuscripts, microforms, maps, periodicals and electronic data resources
for use by its members and the general public.
Southern California Genealogical Society
Paula Hinkel, Jamboree Co-Chair
818-385-0871 days and evenings
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