Tracking one’s ancestry has become high-tech, drawing devotees to the 40th annual Genealogy Jamboree this weekend at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.
Presenting the event is the Southern California Genealogical Society, which makes its home at its Family Research Library, also in Burbank. Society members have organized a weekend of workshops, lectures and a how-to on using computers to access census and other family records like birth, death and marriage certificates.
New technology, like blogs, are one of the new ways people are finding their relatives, said Paula Hinkel, publicity chairwoman for the jamboree. “There are lots of different blogs,” she said. “Some let you know about new products and services for genealogy research. Some are blogs about particular family research. For example, one of our bloggers put up all his family on a blog — text and pictures of his family history.”