Its almost here! The 42nd Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, one of the most anticipated genealogy conferences of the year, takes place this Friday through Sunday, June 10-12, in Burbank, Calif.
Attendees can choose from 130 class sessions covering a range of ethnicities and geographies, technology tools and research at traditional repositories. The focus ranges far beyond Southern California, as most of todays Southern Californians have roots someplace else.
Even if youre not a paid attendee, you can attend a JamboFREE session on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. Several sessions also will be presented as free webinars for up to 1,000 registrants.
In the exhibit hall, which also is free to the public, you can browse 70 commercial vendorslook for the friendly face of Family Tree Magazine‘s own Allison Stacy. A Society Row in the convention center lobby lets you see what genealogical societies and heritage organizations have to offer.
Allison also will be a guest on Lisa Louise Cookes live Genealogy Gems Podcast, Sunday June 12 at noon. Therell be giveaways, so plan to be in the audience in the big tent (seating is first come, first served, and you’ll want to arrive earlythe event filled to capacity at last year’s Jamboree).
Jamboree preregistration is closed, but walk-in registration is available for all three days, or just for one day (there are separate rates for Southern California Genealogical Society members and nonmembers). Youll find links to those rates here (look under Jamboree Registration)