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    Update on Memorial Grant for Young Genealogists

    The winner of the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant will be attending the 2011 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, California with free registration to the event, courtesy of the SCGS Jamboree. 

    “Jamboree is pleased to support this grant by providing a free three-day basic registration for the winner of this grant program,” announced Paula Hinkel, Jamboree CoChair, on the Jamboree blog.

    The SCGS Jamboree has become a premiere regional genealogy conference offering national speakers, workshops, and demonstrations. More than 1700 genealogists attended the 2010 event in Burbank, California.

    I’ve been overwhelmed the past few weeks with support from the genealogy community for the student genealogy grant we’ve established in honor of my mom, Suzanne Freeman. Bloggers who met us at Jamboree, and many others who just like the idea of helping young genealogists have taken time to comment, email, and call about the grant program.

    It’s a great time to be interested in genealogy. Popular TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are, new DNA tests, and mainstream media attention are focusing a spotlight on family history. We know that young people are catching genealogy fever, too, and the Suzanne Freeman Grant hopes to encourage even more young genealogists to stand up and be counted.

    Suzanne Freeman was an enthusiastic attendee at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree and a life-long supporter of youth activities and volunteerism. The 2011 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant pays tribute to these interests by offering a $500 grant to a young genealogist attending the 2011 SCGS Jamboree. 

    Any genealogist who is 18 to 25 years of age as of July 1, 2011 and a student within the last year is eligible to apply. Funds must be used for travel, lodging, and other conference-related expenses. 

    Please help spread the word and encourage any young genealogists you know to apply for the 2011 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Grant. Complete guidelines and application are available online at The Family Curator blog Deadline for applications is February 15, 2011; the award recipient will be announced March 1, 2011. 

    Contributons to the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Fund may through PayPal at the Grant Webpage or at Wells Fargo Bank, 360 W. Continental Road, Green Valley, Arizona 520/625-1222. 

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