Thursday, April 26, 2012

SCGS 2012 Jamboree

Earlier this year I considered skipping the 2012 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree. It was purely a financial decision, trying to cut back on expenses and such. Air fare is expensive, and I always have to bring my son (he stays with my parents).

The about a month ago, I really started to miss my genealogy friends. Jamboree is always wild and crazy, clearly the fun party in the genealogy conference crowd. But it is also a place to reconnect with fellow bloggers and friends I have made along the way.

I realized that Jamboree provides the necessary social contact that I need at this time. The sessions are always top notch and I will learn a lot, but the down time provides value, too. It's a great opportunity for getting professional opinions, new ideas and even genealogy industry business gossip.

So now I am registered for the 2012 Jamboree. There are other ways I can save money, but Jamboree is not where I should be cutting corners. It's too important to my genealogy mind and spirit.

I also registered for the special Society Leadership Workshop on Friday. I'm not an officer in any of the societies to which I belong, but I figure I can bring back ideas to my groups back in Texas. Is anyone else registered for this track?

Early bird registration ends April 30. I hope you consider joining me in Burbank.


  1. Amy, So glad you've decided to come to Jamboree. I'll look forward to seeing you!

  2. Amy Dahling! I am registered for the Society Tracks also. I am flying in on the 7th around sometime before noon.

    I am with you 100% about the atmosphere of the Jamboree and it does my soul well also to have those 3-4 days with people I haven't seen since last year!

    1. Sheri and Amy in the society track can only mean one thing: T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

      See you soon, dahling!

  3. Have fun Amy! I'll be watching your blog for Jamboree updates.