It's the Summer of Genealogy Love at Jamstock '09The Summer of Genealogy Love

This summer marks the 40th anniversary of that most famous “Summer of Love” music festival: Woodstock. I was only 5 years old not born yet at that time, so, unfortunately, I missed all the fun.

Judging from all the hype in the geneablogosphere, the next best thing will be happening this weekend: JAMSTOCK ’09!

Hendrix won’t be there, but some of the biggest rock stars of genealogy will be. From what I’ve heard, there will be plenty of opportunities for food, drink, good times, and geneablogger love!


History Detective to Open Event

Opening for JAMSTOCK ’09 will be Tukufu Zuberi, Ph.D., known as one of “The History Detectives” (a TV show on PBS, for those of you who shun establishment propaganda). I won’t be at this event because, hey man, I have to be free, and I can’t be oppressed by schedules and rules and stuff (in other words, I forgot to buy a ticket).

I’ll be at the ProGen love-in, where I’ll be free to not eat rubber hotel food, and properly cite my sources, and I can dance in the hallway if I want to, man. I don’t, but the point is that I can.

Son of Blogger Headline Event

Headlining on Saturday morning will be the highly-anticipated group, Son of Blogger, featuring 9 of the biggest genealogy blogging superstars. I expect to see everyone’s lighters waving in the air for this event (If the Marriott oppresses our freedom of speech and won’t let us have fire indoors, just hold up your cell phone. It’s the thought that counts).

My knapsack is packed, and I’m a free mama, riding the rails to Burbank. I’ll be setting up camp (and looking for free wi-fi) at the Marriott for the next 3 days. Stay tuned for more news from JAMSTOCK ’09. Let the love begin! 


DISCLAIMER: There is no such thing as JAMSTOCK ’09, so don’t bother Googling it because you will only wind up right back here. The event is actually called “Jamboree,” and is sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society. There is no love-in at the Burbank Marriott. Seriously. Now, put the tie-dye down, and go home.


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