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Ever have the feeling that you are being left out? I know I am not the only one that couldn't go, but certainly am envious as I watch the twitter feeds trickle in from those who were able to make it to the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree being held this weekend in Burbank.
Luckily the wireless and/or phone connections aren't the best right now at the venue and so the bloggers are slower than normal in their updates. This might be a good thing otherwise it would probably just be scrolling by like mad. Serves them right! I hope they go into social media withdrawls! Just kidding.
Actually, I wish them the best and have a feeling that Dick Eastman will ride to the rescue with some kind of technological gadgetry even if he has to pull out his satellite phone. <grin>
This evening (Friday, June 10th, at 7pm PDT) I hope to listen to part of the festivities going on via the Geneabloggers Radio Show. Host and Geneablogger herder, Thomas MacEntee says that the show might be shorted from its regular 1.5 to 2 hours because of all that is going on, but I am anxious to hear anything that I can about all the fun, learning and new technologies that might have been discovered during the conference.
I also hope to have the pleasure of taking advantage of RootMagic's sponsoring of the live streaming of some of the sessions held tomorrow. It looks like some great ones will be available. Below is the information from the RootsMagic blog. Keep in mind that the recordings will be available later for those who are members of SCGS, in case you are stuck at the dentist like I am during Curt Witcher's presentation. Guess where I would rather be?
Watch Online for Free
All live-streaming sessions will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011. They include the following: (Click on the link to read more and to register for the session)
- Lisa Louise Cooke – Google Search Strategies for Genealogists
8:30 to 9:30 am PDT (See in your time zone)
- Curt Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF – Fingerprinting Our Families – Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key
10:00 to 11:00 am PDT (See in your time zone)
- David Lambert – Researching Your Union Civil War Ancestors
11:30 am to 12:30 pm PDT (See in your time zone)
- Kory Meyerink, AG, FUGA – But it Ain’t Really the ORIGINAL Record!
2:00 to 3:00 pm PDT (See in your time zone)
- Kerry Bartels – The Many Facets of the National Archives Website (NARA)
3:30 to 5:30 pm PDT (See in your time zone)
To register for an online streaming session, click on a class title from the above list.