SCGS: Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy
Diving Into DNA
June 8, 2017
48th Southern California
Genealogy Jamboree

Hunting Your Heritaage
Friday - Sunday
June 9-11, 2017

Workshops require payment of additional fees, and attendance at each workshop is limited.

Be sure to refer to the Workshop Schedule to get detailed workshop descriptions and requirements.
When a workshop or tour has sold out,
you will have the option of being added to the wait list at no charge.
Emily D. Aulicino, MA Emily D. Aulicino, MA, speaks on genetic genealogy and writing family stories nationally and internationally. She has been interviewed for TV, newspapers, and blogtalk radio. She writes two blogs and is the author of Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond.

Due to unforeseen circumstances Emily D. Aulicino, MA, will not be at Jamboree. Angie Bush, MS, will present the workshop below.

FR-A - I've Tested, but What NOW?
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD, is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist and the books Genetic Genealogy in Practice and The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy.

FR-B -Third-Party Tools for Autosomal DNA
Angie Bush, MS Angie Bush, MS, is the Region 1 Director for the National Genealogical Society and the chair of the Genetic Genealogy committee. Her day job is as Genetic Genealogist Researcher with Ancestry ProGenealogists in Salt Lake City. Although she spends a lot of time working on recent unknown parentage cases (adoptions, unknown fathers), her favorite type of research involves solving decades old “brick-walls” using a combination of traditional records and genetic evidence. Angie is a Utah native and lives with her husband and two descendants in Sandy, Utah

FR-A - I've Tested, but What NOW?
Kitty Munson Cooper Kitty Munson Cooper is well-known blogger on genetics and genealogy. Her blog, which gets several thousand hits a day, includes numerous basic pictorial tutorials and several DNA mapping tools.

FR-D - Using the Tools at GEDmatch and DNAgedcom to Solve Adoption Issues
Katie M. Gertz Katie M. Gertz is currently serving as the President of the East Valley Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona, and Secretary for the Family History Society of Arizona. Katie became her family historian in 2008. She has attended many genealogy workshops and seminars and has been giving presentations to genealogy clubs and genealogy workshops all over the State of Arizona. Her genealogy research has taken her back to her 9th great grandparents. Like her passion for technology, genealogy presents interesting puzzles to solve. Katie owns and operates a home-based business called Kate’s Computer Clinic. She repairs, installs and teaches personal computers. She is a certified Apple Product Professional and Microsoft Partner.

TH-C -Advanced iPad Class
Jean Hibben Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, national speaker and writer, serves on a number of boards for genealogy groups, including the Southern California Chapter of Associated Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and the Corona Genealogical Society.

TH-E - Hunting Answers to Ethical Dilemmas Faced by 21st Century Genealogists
Lynn A. (Butch) Hibben, Certified Legacy Advisor L.A. (Butch) Hibben, Certified Legacy Advisor and audio specialist, is a retired computer tech. He’s taught and lectured for most of his life. Find him at Living Legacy Project on

SU-B - The Latest FREE Non-Genealogy Smart Phone Apps for Genealogists
Tim Janzen Tim Janzen, MD is a medical doctor in Portland, Oregon. For the past 12 years, he has been using DNA analysis to help complement traditional genealogical research and he speaks frequently on this topic.

FR-C - Autosomal DNA Chromosome Mapping and Phasing Workshop
Denise May Levenick, MA Denise May Levenick, MA, is a native Californian, author and lecturer with research interests in personal and family collections. She blogs about preserving heirlooms at

TH-B - Artifact Archeology: Explore Family History Heirlooms and Ephemera
Gena Philibert-Ortega Gena Philibert-Ortega, holds Master’s degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies and Religion. She is an author, researcher, and lecturer.

TH-B - Artifact Archeology: Explore Family History Heirlooms and Ephemera
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL Elissa Scalise Powell, CGsm, CGLsm, is co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), BCG past-president, IGHR Professional Course Coordinator, and BU Gen course instructor for 8 years.

TH-D - From Research Question to Report: The Process from A to Z
Diane L. Richard Diane L. Richard specializes in NC and southern research, genealogy society initiatives and research tools. She is editor of UpFront with NGS (blog) & NCGS Journal, and is a regular contributor to Your Genealogy Today.

TH-F - Sign of the Times: Timelines in Genealogy
Mary Kircher Roddy Mary Kircher Roddy, a CPA, earned a certificate in Genealogy and Family History from University of Washington. She writes for Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle, and lectures live and via webinars.

SU-A -Spreadsheets 101 Workshop – An Excel-lent Hands-on Tutorial
Nicka J. Smith Nicka J. Smith, is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 18 years of experience as a genealogist.

TH-A - Making the Back Story Come Alive
Paul Alan WoodburyPaul Alan Woodbury, is a graduate of BYU where he studied Genetics and Genealogy. He is a senior researcher at Legacy Tree Genealogists and a course developer at SLCC. He specializes in DNA research.

FR-E - Getting Your Feet Wet: Genetic Genealogy Case Study Workshop