I’ve spent much of the last few days working on PowerPoint presentations I will be delivering at the Jamboree Writers Conference, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society. The largest annual genealogy conference in Southern California, Jamboree will be held at the Burbank Marriott Hotel the weekend of June 8. If you’re into genealogy, it’s a must-attend event, one that attracts thousands of people to hear top-notch speakers from all over the country. Learn more about Jamboree here.
This year SCGS will be staging a Family History Writers Conference on Thursday, June 7, for those who want to learn how to turn their genealogy data into a family narrative. I think the conference organizers have done a superb job gathering speakers to cover all facets of putting together a family history, covering the process from organization to publication. I will be giving four presentations throughout the day on various aspects of family and personal history writing. You can also hear Steve Luxenberg, associate editor at the Washington Post and author of Annie’s Ghosts: Journey into a Family Secret; Tom Underhill, owner of a family history publishing company–and publisher of nearly all of my students’ family histories; Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, guru in all things related to genealogy and author of numerous books; author of Lisa Alzo, author of nine books and hundreds of articles related to genealogy.
If you want to know more about the conference and the topics these speakers will be addressing, go here. It’s not too late to register.