This is the third year that I’ve been fortunate to attend Jamboree in Burbank. This conference is hosted by the Southern California Genealogical Society, of which I am a member.
I first went in 2016 with my friend Debby Warner Anderson. She and I attended again in 2018. This year, along with Debby, I invited my long time friend, Pam Mohrman Paxton to join us. She flew in from Colorado. Now there were three of us to exchange ideas, laugh and learn.
Each time I attend a conference I learn. Whether I get one new piece of information from a class or a dozen new things, it’s always worth it. This conference is well run (all by volunteers) and well attended. They also invite many nationally known speakers. Such as Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi's List and Thomas MacEntee of Abundant Genealogy shown below.
I cannot say enough positive things about attending these conferences. Whether you can attend every day or only one of the days, you will always come away with new info. Being there for the entire time allows you to network with other genealogists, meet new people, reconnect with those you haven’t seen in a while and in my case, meet a new cousin.
Some of the classes I attended were:
WHAT ARE THE ODDS (WATO) WORKSHOP – presenter was Leah Larkin, PhD
FOLD3 – DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING – presenter Anne Mitchell
GENEALOGY PIT STOP – RESEARCH IN 15 MINUTE INCREMENTS – presenter Thomas MacEntee
MINING THE CANADIAN CENSUS – presenter Dave Obee LLD
THE CASE OF THE BROKEN LINK, DECODING THE URL – presenter Cindi Ingle
ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOGS, A GENEALOGIST’S BEST KEPT SECRET – presenter D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
BORDER-WHAT BORDER? OUR ANCESTORS WHO CALLED BOTH CANADA AND THE USA HOME – presenter Annette Lyttle, LLC
It would take me several pages to write about what I learned in these classes. Suffice to say, I came away with new information and more knowledge than when I got there. I’m a better researcher because of the many classes, seminars and conferences I’ve attended over the last 16 years.
Here’s some blog posts I’ve written where I’ve shared my experiences and in some gone into more detail about what I learned.
The i4GG Conference in San Diego is over for this year ~ here’s a quick take away–What a GREAT 2 days!!
ROOTSTECH PREPARATION ~ MY FIRST TIME ATTENDING
ROOTSTECH IS OVER BUT ~ We had fun……..meeting other bloggers, wandering the Expo Hall, enjoying the classes and researching at the Family History Library
TAX & ESTATE RECORDS ~ What I learned at a seminar featuring Michael Lacopo
OTHER POSTS THAY YOU MAY FIND OF INTEREST
SEMINARS, WEBINARS, SOCIETIES–WILL THEY HELP YOUR RESEARCH?
Happy hunting and I hope to see you at the next conference or seminar,
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