SCGS: Genealogy Jamboree

Genealogy Jamboree 2017: "Hunting Your Heritage."

Friday, June 9, 2017
JamboFREE Schedule - 8:30 am- 12:00 pm


Convention Center Lobby Tables - Jamboree / Workshop Pre-Registration Check-in: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Convention Center Lobby Kiosk - Jamboree Walk-in Registration: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Setup 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Exhibit Hall open 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
FR-F: SCGS Research Tour - Meet at the NW corner of the Convention Center 8:15 AM, Return 12:00 PM
Concession Food Sales on Patio: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday Banquet: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
JamboFREE
Genealogy Community is Free but registration is requested - Attend only ONE free event. (Schedule is subject to change)
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free to the public
Advance registration requested

JF-A Genealogy World Roundtables
Two sessions will be held: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Attendees may change tables at any time during the sessions. A table guide and schedule will be available. Pick a table according to topic and ask questions to assist in your research or assist someone else. Share experiences, suggest search strategies, and answer questions about researching ancestors across the globe. With table hosts keeping the conversation going, participants can look forward to a spirited, valuable exchange of information. Groups will also discuss genealogy methodologies and topics of special interest to genealogical societies. Level: Beg., Int., Adv.

8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free to the public
Advance registration requested
JF-B DNA World Roundtables
Two sessions will be held: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Attendees may change tables at any time during the sessions. A table guide and schedule will be available. Pick a table according to topic and ask questions to assist in your research or assist someone else. Share experiences, further study, and answer questions about using DNA with genealogy. With table hosts keeping the conversation going, participants can look forward to a spirited, valuable exchange of information. Level: Beg., Int., Adv.

8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free to the public
Advance registration requested

JF-C Genealogy Basics: Tools and Strategies for Success

Genealogy Basics begins with a few basic tools and strategies. Anyone can learn or improve their skills, to trace their family tree and unlock the mysteries of their past. Learn online and offline resources and organizational strategies to increase your success. Genealogy can be easy and rewarding! Level: Beg., Int. (Barbara M. Randall)
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free to the public
Advance registration requested
JF-D Growing Your Society Track
  • 8:30am - 9:30 am - Society Scorecard: How to Measure Success
    How is your society faring, really? This thought-provoking session encourages participants to (re)define the vision and mission of their societies, how to align actions and projects to those purposes, and how to measure success and take action. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Randy Whited)

  • 9:45am - 10:45 am - Google Apps for Your Society
    While many people are familiar with Google Apps for personal accounts, few may be aware of the free(!) Google for Nonprofits program. This session will highlight the group communication and collaboration capabilities of Google Apps as well as other tools for marketing and fundraising in the program. Level: Beg., Int., Adv.(Randy Whited)

  • 11:00am - 12:00 pm - Preparing Our Genealogical Society for Future Generations
    This presentation will focus on the survival of a 30-year old African American Genealogical Society, and explore how a survey is being used to prepare for future generations - Generation X, the Millennials, and Generation Z. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Dr. Edna Briggs, DPA)
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Free to the public
    Advance registration requested
    JF-E Professional Genealogist Track
  • 8:30am - 9:30 am - Why Become a Professional Genealogist: Preparing for an Exciting New Career or Avocation
    As professional genealogists retire, move on to other endeavors, or leave us permanently, they leave holes that need filling. If you are interested in helping with that task, this presentation/discussion will address your concerns and help you hone your expectations and find your niche. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA)

  • 9:45am - 10:45 am - Becoming a Genealogy Lecturer
    Once you have begun getting your name and research ability known, people are going to want to learn the things you can teach them. In this session, discover what steps to take to get booked as a genealogy presenter, what tools will help you become effective in the role, and more. Get your questions answered about what to expect once you start getting those bookings. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA and Elissa Scalise Powell, CGsm, CGLsm )

  • 11:00am - 12:00 pm - Get Paid for Your Passion: Becoming a Professional Genealogist
    You love the thrill of the research hunt and think it would be heaven to be paid, too. Learn what you need to consider before and during your transition to becoming a professional. Level: Beg., Int., Adv. (Elissa Scalise Powell, CGsm, CGLsm)