SCGS Jamboree Update #3

Here is our last Jamboree Updated from yesterday.  We had a blast using Facebook Live Stream and we hope you enjoy the video.

Make sure you check back later today as we give our last update from SCGS Jamboree.  Friend me first and keep an eye out around 3pm to see our last installment.  Till then…


SCGS Jamboree Update #2

Here is our second Facebook Live Stream video we did yesterday.  Enjoy the video and please let me know if you like it.

Thank you all for watching and we look forward to your comments.  #scgs2016 #genealogy


SCGS Jamboree Update #1

Here is the first video of a series of three where we give an update of 2016 Southern California Genealogy Society’s Jamboree Conference – DNA Day on Facebook Live Stream.

Friend me on Facebook and watch out for out last Facebook Live Stream later today around 3pm’ish as we update you on our last day here at Jamboree.  Leave me a comment below and let me know if there is anything else you would like me to Facebook Live Stream about.  #scgs2016  #genealogy


FREE Live Streaming from SCGS Jamboree!

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Yes you heard me right, FREE!  I just got an email from the Southern California Genealogical Society and here are some of the facts:

  • It’s sponsored by Ancestry
  • Selected sessions = 14 hours (handouts included)
  • If you can’t watch it in real time, you have until July 5th to watch all of the sessions.

There are some important notes to remember:

  • You do not have to be a member of SCGS to registers for these free Jamboree sessions.
  • The free Jamboree sessions will be viewable on their own website.  It will be seperate from the pay-to-view Genetic Genealogy/DNA Day sessions that you pay for.  It will also not be shown on SCGS’s website and are not the same as the Jamboree Extension Series Webinars.
  • Although these sessions are free and available to the public, viewers MUST register to view them.

For more information, you can read SCGS Jamboree’s blog post here.

Heading to SCGS Jamboree in Burbank, CA this year?  Can’t go but plan on watching via the free live stream sessions?  Leave a comment and let me know the session your most looking forward to, whether at Jamboree or the live stream sessions!


Military Monday – Robert H. Stanard


This is an update to a blog post i did a while back on a great article that was written by Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy.  You can read my previous article here.

To update my Military Monday research from my previous article mentioned above, I received from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) a letter that informed me that my father-in-law, Robert H. Stanard’s military records were part of the July 12, 1973 fire in Missouri at the National Personnel Records Center.  You can read about the 1973 fire here.  This fire destroyed millions of military files, including Robert H. Stanard’s.  There is no complete listing of the files that were lost, but for each file request that NARA receives, a technician researches their files to determine what exactly they have.  In the letter I received, I was told that my father-in-law’s file was probably part of the files lost in the fire.  They did suggest that I contact the local Veteran’s Affairs office to see if they have any records (I have yet to do that.)  What I was able to get from NARA was my father-in-law’s DD214, his discharge form.  This forms shows the date of discharge, that it was a honorable discharge, the awards he acquired, and that he fought in the Korean War.

My brother-in-law has the medals that my father-in-law earned.  Here is a photo of them.  In trying to understand what each medal was for, I include my notes on the picture. (These medals are not in proper order and just laid out to take the picture better.)

Military Monday, Korean War,
Robert H. Stanard military medals. (Photo used with permission)

It is with great gratitude that I researched Robert H. Stanard’s military service.

Military Monday.
Robert H. Stanard

Military Thank You, Military Monday