Excited to be Presenting at Southern California Jamboree 2018

, Excited to be Presenting at Southern California Jamboree 2018

What are you doing on Thursday, May 31st? Andrew and Devon Noel Lee head to a preliminary conference before the Southern California Jamboree held at the Los Angeles Marriott – Burbank Aiport Hotel in California. We are elated to be invited to participate in the Family History Writer’s Conference!

The Jamboree website says the Writer’s Conference will focus on “making your family history come alive for future generations.” Andy and Devon are among the speakers who have written and published stories about their ancestors.

The Fanatics Lead By Example

Devon is the most prolific writer of the duo. She has created four scrapbooks featuring her parents and two grandparents. She has written the first draft of stories for 120 ancestors and is slowly turning each draft into a final project. She’s published Papa: The Story of Lewis Brown and Gone to Soon: The Story of Joseph Geißler for her family archive. She’s also published her own personal history and shared it with the general public. The first installment is From Metal to Rhinestones: A Quest for the Crown (available through Amazon)

Inspired by his wife, Andrew wrote a memoir featuring his high school essays and the teacher feedback. Let’s just say, Andy was the smart-alec in English class who made articulate points as he indicated why he didn’t need to read Jane Eyre. If you’re interested in seeing how you can turn school papers into a family history, read How to Fail English With Style (also available through Amazon.com).

They join family history writing leaders such as Lisa Alzo, Crista Cowan, Rhonda Lauritzen, Denise Levenick, Jill Morelli, Craig R. Scott, and Maureen Sweeney. This full-day workshop features 12 sessions with topics on

  • The Art of Family Storytelling
  • Writing Family Histories One Story at a Time
  • When Self-Publishing is Not a Fit
  • Turning Family Archives into Accessible Resources
  • How to Tell the Tales in Your Photos

Be sure to include the Family History Fanatic’s classes on your schedule:

8:30 – 9:30 AM     Recipe for Writing Family History by Devon Noel Lee
11:30- 12:30PM   Writing Compelling Family Stories by Andrew Lee
2:00-3:00 PM       Self Publishing Your Family History by Devon Noel Lee

That leaves you three hours to attend classes not taught by the Fanatics!

, Excited to be Presenting at Southern California Jamboree 2018

The Family History Writers Conference prior to the Jamboree is an additional day for an additional fee. It will take place on the same day as the Genetic Genealogy Conference, which has a separate conference fee. You have to pay both fees to attend classes in either conference. The Jamboree will take place June 1st and 2nd with over 100 classes for your learning delight!

Current registration fees:

  • Family History Writers Conference
    • Members of SCGS $120
    • Non-Members of SCGS $140
  • Family History Writers Conference
    • Members of SCGS $150
    • Non-Members of SCGS $170
  • Jamboree Two-Day Pass
    • Members of SCGS $130
    • Non-Members of SCGS $150

Prices are subject to change. Additional workshops and options are explained on the Jamboree website. To access the prices, you have to set up an account using an email and password, regardless of your membership in SCGS.

, Excited to be Presenting at Southern California Jamboree 2018

Join me and your genealogy friends in California for a fun weekend of learning about our ancestors and what to do with our findings. As the conference approaches, plan on more blog posts from the Fanatics about the Jamboree in California!

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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