Librarian’s Genealogy Boot Camp Available for Free at 2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in June

Jamboree 2016 posterAre you a librarian or library professional from Southern California? The Southern California Genealogical Society is hosting a FREE half-day genealogy boot camp for librarians, as part of its 2016 Genealogy Jamboree conference!

The instructors are excellent. You do not want to miss this opportunity.

Registration is requested. This conference fills up fast, so I suggest you register ASAP.

Librarian’s Boot Camp

Paid parking is available, however the venue is an easy half-mile walk from the train station.

Introduction to Genealogy for Librarians and Patrons

Many librarians have little to no training in genealogy before being assigned to help genealogy patrons. This session provides a thorough overview of the genealogy research process and resources for librarians, and provides a framework for getting beginning family history researchers started.

Teaching Your Patrons How to Use is the free, comprehensive genealogical website of the LDS Church. This session will cover its use by librarians and their patrons, including digitized records (both with and without indexing), digitized books, a shared family tree, self-paced online courses, and a wiki with thousands of research articles.

Promoting Newspaper Resources to Genealogists

Digitized and indexed newspapers at free and commercial websites are a critical part of genealogical research. Librarians need to be aware of these sites and instruct patrons on their use. This session will cover such sites as Chronicling America, Google News Archive, NewsBank products,,, and, among others.

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