From the Southern California Genealogy Society Newsletter:
The Southern California Genealogical Society is proud to announce a new program, the Jamboree Extension Series, that provides family history and genealogy educational webinar (web-based seminar) sessions for genealogists around the world.
The program will offer Jamboree-style seminars at no charge for up to 1000 attendees per session. The Jamboree Extension Series is offered as a service to the genealogical community as part of the Society's mission "to foster interest in family history and genealogy, preserve genealogical materials, and provide instruction in accepted and effective research techniques."
The original webcasts are available to all genealogists at no charge. As a benefit to SCGS members, the webinars will be archived on the SCGS members-only section of the website and can be viewed at any time. Archived sessions will be available approximately three days following the webinar. SCGS memberships may be purchased online at the SCGS website.
Jamboree Extension Series presentations will be scheduled on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. Saturday sessions will be held at 10am Pacific time / 1pm Eastern time; Wednesday sessions will be scheduled 6pm Pacific time / 9pm Eastern time.
The first few sessions are listed below, and the complete webinar schedule is posted on the SCGS website. http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/JamboreeExtensionSeries2011.htm Updates will be posted to the SCGS blog as new sessions are added.
Saturday, 5 Mar
Social Networking - New Horizons for Genealogists
Did you know that the over-55 crowd is the fastest growing group of Facebook users? Did you know that Twitter is not the domain of the much younger "texting" crowd but is used by an older more savvy group of people? Did you ever wonder how and if these programs, along with others such as blogs and wikis, can be used to help genealogists? Wonder no more as we explore what makes up the oft-mystifying term "social networking" and how each program is currently being used by genealogists and family historians of all ages.
Wednesday, 16 Mar
George G. Morgan Tell Me About When You Were a Child
Family stories are often the only accounts of family events, traits and traditions that are available but they can point to additional evidence. Learn how to prepare, schedule, and conduct an effective family history interview.
Saturday, 2 Apr
Looking After the Poor: Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records Discover how your not-so-wealthy New England ancestors may have left behind a wealth of information found in town poverty records. Come find out about "strangers taken in", "warning out" and settlement law. Marian Pierre-Louis will take you into the depths of New England town records to reveal the hard to find information about your elusive ancestors.
Wednesday, 20 Apr
Lisa Louise Cooke
Getting the Scoop on Your Ancestors From Old Newspapers
Yearning to "read all about it?" Newspapers are a fantastic source of research leads, information and historical context for your family history. Learn the unique approach that is required to achieve success in locating the news both online and offline on your ancestors, and the 5 Top Tips to Remember as you search.
Saturday, 7 May
Getting Your Notes and Sources Right in Your Genealogy Software (Link TBA) Citing your sources is not usually the most exciting part of doing family history. For some, it never gets done, or at least never gets done right. But in the internet age of collaboration it is more important than ever. When you create good source citations, you are building a secure foundation to be able to collaborate with other people. We'll take a look at RootsMagic, Legacy, Family Tree Maker, and Ancestral Quest's source citations.
Wednesday, 18 May
Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors
America is a nation of immigrants, comprised of people who left home to find a better life for themselves and their families. Tracking down your immigrant ancestors can often be a daunting task. This session will show you tips and tricks for locating and searching passenger lists and other key immigration documents both on and offline to help you trace your roots.
Wednesday, 20 Jul
Genealogy on the Go
Whether you are on vacation, visiting family, or just making a trip to the library, you often need access to your family history and other files while being away from your computer. Join us for a look at a variety of easy options that allow you to work with your important files no matter where you go.
Saturday, 6 Aug
Photo Treasures Discovered at Jamboree - A Closer Look The Photo Detective finds new treasures every time she attends a conference and provides consultations for patrons. See what she turned up when she consulted at the 2011 Genealogy Jamboree.
Wednesday, 19 Oct
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG
Yes You Can! Do Genealogy in Spite of a Learning Disability
A presentation designed to help those with learning disabilities (specifically, dyslexia and related problems) learn ways to be successful in doing genealogical research. Hints for reading records and reports and well as writing up findings will be provided. This program comes out of 13 years as a college professor: the speaker is a dyslexic who went undiagnosed until her mid-30s, yet she is known for her effective writing style and precise research skills.
We invite you to register for the webinars and take advantage of this valuable education opportunity, and we encourage you to share the news about this exciting program to your friends, family, and your genealogical society members.