Free Webinars From Southern California Genealogical Society

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Webinars are proliferating! And as genealogical societies we are the beneficiaries for so many that are available free.

The Southern California Genealogical Jamboree is now offering FREE a series of webinars. The "free" part is when they are live. Their archived ones will only be available to those who are members of the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS)--Membership information is available at:

We all "market" to get members and this is a new and unique way for membership for them...but in the meantime if you are available when they are "live"--up to 1,000 attendees per session--you don't have to be a member of the SCGS. They are calling their new program: Jamboree Extension Series.

To view the webinar, you will need a computer with audio speakers or a headset. No special software is necessary. Attendees with a fast Internet connection (either broadband or DSL) will likely have the most satisfactory experience.

Jamboree Extension Series presentations will be scheduled on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. Saturday sessions will be held at 10 am Pacific time / 1pm Eastern time; Wednesday sessions will be scheduled at 6pm Pacific time / 9pm Eastern time.

Some of the scheduled webinars include:
Wednesday March 16 Tell Me About When You Were A Child with George G. Morgan
Saturday April 2 Looking After the Poor:Finding Your Ancestors in the New England Poverty Records with Marion Pierre Louis
Wednesday April 20 Getting the Scoop On Your Ancestors From Old Newspapers with Lisa Louise Cook
Saturday May 7 Getting Your Notes and Sources Right in Your Genealogy Software Janet Hovorka
Wednesday May 18 Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors with Lisa Alzo

The list of scheduled webinars through October is available at:

Sign up for classes at the SCGS website at On that page, simply click on the link for the session(s) in which you are interested and complete the short registration process. Attendees will receive a reminder a day or two before the scheduled date of the session.

Notices for new courses will be placed on the SCGC blog ( and in the eNews and Notes electronic newsletter. To make sure you don't miss a notice, sign up to receive the blog and/or the newsletter ( Just enter your
email address in the right-hand corner of the page.

I am not a member of nor affiliated with the Southern California Genealogical Society--although I do attend their annual Genealogy Jamboree I am posting this only for information on potential interest for genealogical societies.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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