Southern California Genealogy Jamboree 2012 Recap

Posted June 12, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

We had a great three days at the 43rd annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California! It was a blast introducing Geni to the uninitiated and chatting with lots of long time users. And many thanks to the genealogy bloggers who stopped by the booth! It was great to finally meet you all in person!

Our Jamboree-fun started a week earlier for us. Not only did we sponsor the bags this year, but we helped provide a little extra man power too. On the weekend before Jamboree, a few Geni team members joined the Southern California Genealogical Society’s great group of volunteers at the SCGS Research Library for their annual bag stuffing and pizza party. I don’t think enough can be said about how hard the volunteers worked to make the event a resounding success.

Friday kicked off to a great start. We heard lots of great compliments from people who loved the bags. The best part was that people could grab a marker and fill out their family tree right on the bag!

We also had a great time with our good friends from AncestorSync. Did you know you can now join their beta to seamlessly download, upload or synchronize your family tree on your desktop software with your Geni tree? Try it out here!

On Saturday, Geni CEO Noah Tutak gave a great lecture entitled “A Fully Revisioned Tree,” which provided an amazing  introduction to the advantages of using Geni in your genealogical research.

We even donated a door prize to the Jamboree raffle. On Sunday, an extremely enthusiastic new user was lucky enough to win 1-year of Geni Pro, a “Who’s Your Daddy?” Geni t-shirt, a Geni pen and flash drive!

Jamboree was filled with fun memories and we can’t wait till next year! Next up, we’ll be heading to Birmingham, Alabama for the FGS Conference in August! Hope to see you there!

Jamboree 2012 Photo Gallery

 

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