Friday, June 13, 2014

Sunday Recap - SCGS Jamboree 2014

I was only at Jamboree for the morning.  My husband was picking me up at 11:30 so we could stop for lunch and then drive to Temecula for an early dinner with son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.  And today was “60’s day.”  There were lots of tie-died shirts.  I couldn’t find flowers for my hair, but I did wear a peasant skirt and blouse, similar to what I wore in the 60’s.  I just was never into the tie-died.  Many peace signs were shown throughout the morning.
So, I packed up everything so that I could go to two sessions and then just pick up my luggage to check out at 11:30. 
I chose to attend a session that was not videoed.  Stephen Morse presented a case study.  He used online resources and accomplished a lot in 4 days.  I was reminded of the many ways his web site can help:  OneStep genealogy.  I am definitely not using it enough.  I didn’t go to Dawn Thurston’s “Turn Your Genealogy Data into a Fascinating Family History.”  This was videoed and I ordered it and it’s being shipped to me. 
This time I chose for the same reason as above.  Paula Stewart-Warren presentation was on “…Hands On Research Planning.”  I m looking forward to getting this one in the mail also, because I ordered it also.  I did attend Cyndi Ingle’s talk on “The Internet: Lower your Expectations to Raise Your Research Potential.”  What a lot of great suggestions.  Also at this time period was the Heirloom Roadshow presided over by Denise Levenick which I’m sure was great.  Also, there were two different talks about writing, which we all need to do more often. 
So, l had to leave.  I missed the 60s photo which looked like fun. 
Sunday afternoon there were more sessions on DNA and writing/publishing.  You could get information about researching in Israel and Ireland and “The Ohio Country” as well as at Historical societies, GenealogyBank and Ancestry.  So, still lots of choices.
I’m home.  It was a great 4 days.  I was tired.  Would I go back?  Of course!  Would I encourage you to attend?  Absolutely!!!  And if you can’t attend, I would like to suggest that you become a member of SCGS and take advantage of their wonderful webinars and videos.

1 comment:

  1. How nice that you could watch some live, order some, & watch some that will be online! It sounds like a wonderful 4 days!!