What happens at Jamboree...gets put on my blog: The swag!

I made it! I got to go to the Southern California Genealogical Society's 42nd Annual Jamboree. It was a wonderful experience filled with new people, educational classes, and SWAG!


The SCGS welcome bags were reusable shopping bags with the SCGS logo on it. They contained mostly informational handouts, but also had some very useful items such as a couple of "Genealogy at a glance" research cheat sheets put out by the Genealogical Publishing Company. I got one for French-Canadian research, and one for African American research. I'm excited to have both. Also in the bag was a gift certificate for a free social media class or 50% off of a methodology class through the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, a free subscription to Archives.com, a sticky note packet from the Ohio Genealogical Society, my Heritage Family Tree Builder software, and a Jamboree edition of The Searcher.

In addition to the SCGS Jamboree welcome bag, Geneabloggers also had a welcome bag. In it I got some fancy beads (as is their tradition, I guess), a one year professional membership to Geni.com, a 6 month trial of worldvitalrecords.com, a USB adapter outlet from FamilySearch.org, an offer for one free record or methodology class from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, and a 10 disc webinar series from Legacy Family Tree!

There were several other things in each bag which I can't think of off the top of my head. Not in either of my bags, though, were the t-shirts I got from Wikitree.com and Geni.com. Cool deal!

Jamboree wasn't about the stuff, but it sure was nice to get it. I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the welcome bags, for both SCGS and Geneabloggers.

Thank you!

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