Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SCGS Jamboree Plus 10

Ten days ago I attended my second Jamboree in Burbank.  For four days (because I attended the writing seminar on Thursday) I listened to amazing speakers and learned so much.  It’s going to take me weeks to process all of the new ideas and techniques.  There are many new techniques and suggestions to help break down those “brick walls”.  I also bought some DVDs and recordings of some sessions that I was unable to attend (a conflict with another great session), so hearing and watching those are going to take at least 15 hours of time.

I appreciate the time the speakers put in before they arrived in Burbank, with all of the effort getting their presentations ready.  The speakers were also available before and after presentations to answer questions.  However, this event would never have occurred if it wasn’t for Leo Myers and Paula Hinkel for cochairing this event and the army of great volunteers who worked for hundreds of hours to make Jamboree possible.  So, Thank you.    

I was so busy attending sessions that I only spent a few hours in the Vendor Hall.  But, oh, what hours!!! There was SOOO… much energy in there.  There was a huge variety, I believe over 70, different exhibitors.  And there were more genealogy books, new and used, than I could probably read in the next 10 years.  It was great.

Jamboree is usually held in June.  I hope to see you at the 2012 Jamboree.  Of course, hopefully we’ll have met through the blogs and we’ll just be seeing each other for the first time.

Again, thank you SCGS members and friends for all of your efforts in providing this great opportunity for the genealogy community.