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Jamboree 2012 ~ Sunday

Sunday, the final day already? Wow, time FLEW!

Here are the classes I attended on Sunday:

Complex Evidence: What is it? How Does it work? Why does it Matter? ~ Warren Bittner, CG
All About Census Records-Becoming an Expert ~ George G Morgan
Mac Genealogy ~ A.C. Ivory
The Frugal Curator ~ Denise Levenick

Details. Little details. They are so important. If you think about it though, details are important in most anything we do. Kind of like the finishing touch, right? In these classes today I was reminded of details and how important they are.

For the most part, I again tried taking classes with instructors I had never heard speak before.

Complex Evidence, we all have it at times, right? Warren Bittner broke down complex evidence into details. Sometimes I need to remember to be more detailed. By skimming over something and not breaking it down into details, I am sure I miss clues. Great class, great reminder. I took many notes and look forward to reviewing them.

All About Census Records-…

Jamboree 2012 ~ Saturday

Saturday morning started with these classes~

Genealogical Resources in Latin America - Dan Horowitz
Projects to Captivate - Lisa Louise Cooke
Tracing Mysterious from a Single Clue - Steve Luxemberg

The first class, Latin America had me very excited to get new links for Costa Rican research. Dan had so many links to share for many different countries. I copied lots of links in case someday, for some reason, I may need to know something for another Latin American country! Costa Rica came up eventually and there were two links Dan shared. I was hoping for more, but I will take those two! I have to say, I am impressed with the knowledge Dan has of Latin American countries.

Lisa's presentation is the first one that I went to of someone I have heard present before. Lisa is always great and she didn't disappoint this time either. I liked her ideas and all she shared. Of course, this session brought out the crafter in me, giving me ideas of things to make.

Because I enjoyed Steve so much th…

Jamboree 2012 ~ Friday

Back from my fourth year at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree! I didn't take many photos this time, although should have taken some when everyone was tasting chocolate wine Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak shared with a few of us. The looks on the bloggers faces when they tasted it for the first time was priceless! Let's just say, more would be a good thing.

As with last year, it seemed my favorite day was Sunday. I learned from each class I took. I always want and hope to learn something. For the most part I tried to take classes from speakers I had never heard present before, although there were a couple I have heard at past Jamborees or other conferences. 

Here are classes I took on Friday, all were new to me speakers ~

Energize your Society - Cath Madden Trindle
Publicity is Societies Best Friend - Schelly Talalay Dardashti
Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 - AC Ivory
Lost in the Unknown - Steve Luxemberg
Wild Bill and the Three Legged Man and Grandma - Researching Infamous Ancestors…

Federal Census 50% Indexed!

Thank You for Your ServiceThe 1940 US Census is now 50% indexed because of the efforts of thousands of volunteers like you. Thank you! Learn more about the 1940 US Census Community Project at

I have been out of town a total of 7 days so far this month (my "3rd" daughter's wedding-I only have two daughter's, this is the best friend of one of them- and the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree) so I am a little late in posting this, it has been a week or more since the notification came out. Can you believe it, already 50% indexed!
I am proud to be working on this project and to be the administrator of the indexing group for our local society. Congratulations to all of us indexers for our steady, hard work!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

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