Posted by Crista Cowan on May 30, 2018 in Events, In The Community

One of my favorite conferences of the year is the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree held in June in Burbank each year.  The speakers are stellar.  The exhibit hall is full of learning opportunities.  There are great prizes to won and lots of genealogy networking to be done.

In Person

If you live anywhere near Burbank, you should make the effort to be there.  JamboFREE starts tomorrow, Thursday, May 31st.  They’ve got free genealogy basics classes and roundtables going on all day long.  Or you could register for the Genetic Genealogy Day or the Writers Conference, also held on Thursday, May 31st.

The main Jamboree conference is held Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd with dozens of classes taught by some of the best genealogists in the country.  (And a couple by me.)  The exhibit hall is free.  So, even if you don’t want to pay to spend two full days at the conference, you can come by and visit Ancestry where we will be teaching several classes in our booth throughout the event.

Live Streaming to your Home

Don’t live anywhere near Burbank?  We’ve got something for you, too.  Ancestry is sponsoring the Live Streaming of Jamboree again this year.  That means that for a very low cost, you can watch up to six classes a day from the comfort of your own home.  Check out the full Jamboree Live Streaming Schedule.  There is a lot to learn!

You can also catch conference highlights on Twitter by following along with #SCGS2018.  And, hopefully, if you can’t make it in person this time, we’ll see you in Burbank next year!

Crista Cowan

Crista has been doing genealogy since she was a child. She has been employed at since 2004. Around here she's known as The Barefoot Genealogist. Twitter


  1. Ancestry Subcriber is infuriating is customer base. Support contact should be on the damn site, not on facebook. Customer service is absolute crap, no technical support over the MONTHS of functional issues on the site. Prove you’re not the feckless grunts you’ve become to your subscribers, get your damn act together.

  2. Jeff Ballard

    And I plain to get my act together getting rid of this ha cked phone that let s me no and do what it want s me to no and do it want even let me get my anestary report so I’m in the dark besides Jesus

  3. Ida B. Watson

    Gee, whiz! I read comments on Ancestry to increase my enjoyment and understanding of the program. I really don’t expect to happen on such nasty, unwarranted ones as those above mine. I think you should edit out such junk. It is legitimate to criticize a program, that is constructive to users and management. Not very respectful as far as I see it. ( Aka – Prissy Ole Lady?)

    • Sherry Gaebel

      I’m with you Ms Prissy Ole Lady
      If he doesn’t like something, just say he’s not happy with it and leave it at that. No need to go on an on about it. Anger management might be a good option for him.

      • Sherry Gaebel

        My only issue is that I have not received my DNA REPORT. CAN YOU HELP WITH THAT? THANKS

  4. Mitzi Lott

    WHY do I have to set a NEW PASSWORD EVERY TIME I go to this site? Then it will have some kind of INTERNAL problem that still does not let me sign in. Please help

  5. Chris Padgett

    Hi Crista, just want to report a huge error that is showing up anytime you look up someone born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. When you enter their name and birthdate and search for them, the search results return with two records: one for the person in Sheboygan County in the WI Birth Index and another for the same person and date in the St Croix in the WI Birth Index. I reported it to customer service, but they didn’t seem to understand what I was saying. I can only imagine the untold number of errors this is going to create for people creating trees in Sheboygan County on Ancestry. Hoping you can pass this along to your IT people. Thanks and have a nice day.

  6. Martha fea

    I just want to say that my biological family and I found each other! Thank you They are wonderful!

  7. Debra Kay Matson

    Looking for my results to come in the mail ! Have received the online summary . How long is the wait ?? Thanks

  8. Janis Miller

    I was thinking about joining but i don’t understand what I would get? It says join $99. Somewhere else it says ” US” OR “WORLD TRAVELER” With 2. Prices each for different time periods. Why different times? Don’t u just get ur family tree, ancestry history?? Why would I need a year vs 6 months? Also I was adopted, can I look up that family tree also? Thanks

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