Friday, February 19, 2010

Are You Going to Jamboree?

The Southern California Genealogy 2010 Jamboree runs from June 11 through June 13. Will you be joining in the fun? If so, please let Geneabloggers know, as a head count is needed. There are plans for social events and a little something special, too. Check out the Meetup page for the Jamboree and RSVP.

One thing I'd like to add: I went to my first Jamboree last year. I also went to the NGS and FGS conferences. Though all were high-quality events, only Jamboree I felt was a must-see event for me this year. NGS and FGS are great, but looking back I wasn't left with the need to be there every year. I can go to those every few years and stay current. Jamboree is just plain fun and very informative. For educational and networking purposes, I'm back at Jamboree this year--even though it runs concurrent to Samford. That's how much I enjoy Jamboree.

Though the Southern California Genealogical Society hosts Jamboree, the topics are on a global level. Do not think this is simply of regional interest. This conference is every bit the quality and size of the annual NGS and FGS events. However, there's something about the Geneabloggers presence that is the icing on the cake.

Do consider a trip to Jamboree (it's across the street from the Burbank airport). Do RSVP at the Meetup page. Do expect to have a great time. I look forward to seeing you.


  1. You are REALLY tempting me!! I just signed up this week for NGS in Salt Lake (I got a "Kitchen Pass" for the week!). I just have to wait and see what rest of the family's "activities" are looking like for this summer before I can decide on Jamboree. Hmmmm...

  2. You're going to have a great time at NGS, especially in Salt Lake. Quite a setting. Have fun! And please blog about it for those of us not going.

    One thing I forgot to mention about Jamboree was that some of the most important things I learned were not from classes. The classes were great, but the conversations with other Geneabloggers were just as valuable. I learned a lot about the business of genealogy, technology and a bit of fun-type gossip just from hanging around with my blogging friends. It's a great experience.

  3. Thank you for writing this post. I am still learning about all that is out there in the genealogy world. I will look into it some more. I can't even imagine how neat it would be to meet my genea-blogging friends in person!