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SCGS Jamboree: Elizabeth Scoops Bloggers at Summit

BURBANK, Calif.–As some of the geneablogosphere’s brightest stars sat on a panel discussing what they do and how they do it, the story was being scooped by genea-blogger Elizabeth O’Neal from her vantage point in the third row. At 10:28 AM PDT, less than half an hour after the session began, she posted the following: (click to enlarge) Kathryn Doyle …Continue reading →

More Jamboree

BURBANK, Calif.–The highlight of Friday at the SCGS Jamboree was the banquet with keynote speaker Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak. Megan, who’s know to everybody in the genealogy world, spoke on “Right Annie, Wrong Annie–Annie Moore of Ellis Island,” an absolutely riveting and poignant story of correcting the historical record about the first immigrant to arrive at Ellis Island in 1892. The …Continue reading →

Genea-Jamboree: Day 1

BURBANK, Calif.–The 39th Annual Southern California Genealogical Jamboree got underway this morning at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel. The Jamboree began with a class on “Beginning Genealogy,” which for reasons I noted last night I did not attend. More about what I did instead later. I went downstairs about 12:15 PM and spotted Randy Seaver at the check-in desk. We …Continue reading →

SoCal Genea-Jamboree: Prologue

BURBANK, Calif.–I’m excited to be here in “beautiful downtown Burbank” (people of a certain age get the pop cultural allusion) for the 2008 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree which gets underway tomorrow. It’s the largest genealogical gathering on the West Coast. I haven’t seen any celebrities (like Dick Eastman, Drew Smith, George Morgan or Randy Seaver) yet, but there will be …Continue reading →

Coming Up: The 2008 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree!

This time next week, I’ll be at the 2008 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogy Society. It’s at the Marriott Burbank Airport in Burbank, California. The Jamboree is the largest genealogical event on the West Coast. I’m looking forward to every bit of it, including the “Bloggers Summit” featuring Megan, Shelly, Randy, and others. I will …Continue reading →

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