18 January 2008

California: Gen Jamboree, June 27-29 - Update

Here's an update on the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree:

Co-chairs Paula Hinkel and Leo Myers have announced that the website has been launched and registrations being taken for the June 27-29 event, at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel.

Tracing the Tribe's readers should also note the new-this-year Sunday track for Jewish research.

Another exciting innovation this year is the first Gen Blogger's Summit:

"We are very excited about the first-ever Blogger Summit, featuring many of the top genealogical industry bloggers today. Dick Eastman, Stephen Danko, Schelly Talalay Dardashti, Leland Meitzler, George G. Morgan, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, and maybe others, will put their collective heads together to discuss the pros and cons of nearly instantaneous information flow through genealogy blogs."

I'm really looking forward to meeting my colleagues in an episode of "dueling bloggers."

Bad Arolsen's archives are on the program with Peter W. Lande, who will speak about this as a resource for all genealogists:

The archive in Bad Arolsen, Germany, recently opened to the public after long being off-limits to researchers. It contains 16 miles of shelves holding 50 million pages of documents. Most of the attention on Bad Arolsen has focused on Jewish records, but in fact, probably over two thirds of the 50 million records relate to non-Jews who were swept into the Holocaust and events in WWII for many reasons.

The conference has already launched its Jamboree Blog to let everyone know about what will happen at the event; subscribe here

The Jamboree website offers many details: schedule, lecture topics, speakers, exhibitors, registration and hotel.

There have been additions (made after my initial posting) to the record number of programs by nationally and internationally recognized presenters; check here for the complete list.

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