Are Your Going to SCGS Jamboree 2011?

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Believe it or not, the 2011 Jamboree produced by the Southern California Genealogical Society is less than six weeks away! Held June 10 – 12, 2011 in Burbank, California, this event always attracts a large crowd of genealogy bloggers.  Last year we counted at least 50 members of GeneaBloggers in attendance.

This year, the producers of #scgs2011 have special plans for the bloggers and in order to assist them in their planning efforts, I’d like to find out who will be at Jamboree this year.  Please take a minute to complete the embedded survey below.

Our wonderful Welcome bags will be back again this year with lots of sample products and other goodies for registered members of GeneaBloggers. We are also planning a social event for Friday evening, June 10, 2011 at the Marriott. This will be invitation only and open to those GeneaBloggers members with genealogy blogs who register for the event. More details to follow.


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The Royal Wedding and Genealogy

Many members of GeneaBloggers have become caught up in the royal wedding fever and the same goes for GeneaBloggers. We’ve created a special episode of GeneaBloggers Radio tomorrow night, April 29, 2011 focusing on British genealogy – join in the fun at–resources-and-how-to-get-started.

And our good friends at have come up with this great infographic outlining some of the genealogy involved with the Royal Wedding that takes place tomorrow! Check out more at the blog at

Create your family tree on Geni for free, and connect to the World Family Tree to find out if you are related to the Royal Family.

Disclosure statement: I have received a complimentary Pro membership and conference swag (t-shirts, etc.) from In addition, I contribute to a weekly podcast on various genealogy topics at the blog for which I receive no compensation.  To review the other material connections I have with genealogy vendors, please see Disclosure Statements.

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GeneaBloggers Radio – Friday Night, April 29, 2011

Listen to internet radio with Geneabloggers on Blog Talk Radio

Join us for another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, April 29, 2011 starting at 10pm EDT, 9pm CDT, 8pm MDT, and 7pm PDT when this week we’ll be discussing British Genealogy – Resources and How to Get Started.

British Genealogy

Our special guests will include Audrey Collins, Family History Specialist at the National Archives in England; Barbara Baker, A.G. and British Reference Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah; plus other guests to be announced!

Genealogy News

Finally, we’ll be covering the latest news in the genealogy industry and highlighting upcoming events, conferences, speakers and even webinars!

And, as usual, you never know what other aspects of genealogy and family history we’ll discuss at GeneaBloggers Radio so tune in!

GeneaBloggers Blog Talk Radio

So here is how it all works:

  1. Visit the GeneaBloggers page at Blog Talk Radio.
  2. Click on the Upcoming Episode entitled “British Genealogy – Resources and How to Get Started
  3. Then you can sign up for updates and reminders.
  4. At 9:00 pm CST on Friday, April 29, 2011, listen in at the Blog Talk Radio website. The player should start automatically – you will need to turn on your computer speakers or use your headphones.
  5. If you want to dial in and share your thoughts and comments, the dial-in number is +1 (213) 286-6709. You can also use your Skype account to call in – click here for instructions.
  6. There will also be a chat room on that same page where you can type and interact with other listeners. [Note: you must have an account at Blog Talk Radio and sign in to access the chat room!] I often take cues and suggestions from the chat room so don’t be shy!

SPECIAL: You can now find GeneaBloggers Radio archived episodes in the iTunes store! Click here to download episodes for free!

Don’t forget – GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee