Monday, June 9, 2014

Jamboree finale and upcoming conferences

It's official--Jamboree 2014 is over and I am exhausted! I really enjoyed this year's conference--I felt like I was at play with genealogy. I met with fellow genealogists and shared research stories. Served as an APG consultant providing suggestions to others who had hit the proverbial brick wall.  And got recruited as the secretary to the Southern California Chapter of the APG. Learning how to use the Find My Past website.

Next year's Jamboree will take place the first weekend of June, 2015, in its usual place at the Burbank Marriott Hotel, across the street from the Bob Hope Burbank Airport. Looking forward to it already.

Other conference tidbits:
1. The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) will open its registration this weekend--Saturday, June 14th. Remember that they offer several fantastic tracks, and registration for some (especially Tom Jones') will fill within minutes, if not by the end of day. But, it's worth it! Check out the website at:

2. I'm seeing posts from various people that the assigned hotels for next year's NGS conference are already nearly full and reservations are hard to get.  The conference is 13-15 May 2015 in St. Charles, Missouri. If you're planning on attending, now seems to be the time to find that hotel room!

3. The FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) and RootsTech are back-to-back in 2015.  Thanks to Dick Eastman who provided this information about both conferences:  Four Salt Lake City hotels are now taking reservations for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and RootsTech conferences, which will be held February 11–14, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

The Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, and Hilton Salt Lake City Center will offer reduced rates to attendees of both conferences. Each hotel is conveniently located near the Salt Palace Convention Center. Conference rates will be honored for reservation dates February 7 – 19, 2015. Reservations must be made by January 13, 2015 to receive the conference rates.

Reserve your rooms now through the FGS conference website at:

Registration for both conferences will open in late August 2014. For additional information about the FGS conference visit

See you at the conferences!!

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