Shop the Hound has always participated in the Ontario Ancestors Ontario Genealogy Conference held in June each year at various locations in Ontario. I’ve always loved our road trips across Canada to attend and meet many enthusiastic genealogists from across Canada and the U.S.
But I’ve always thought that I’d like to go to the Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree. Still, because these two conferences are typically held the same weekend, I can’t be in two places at once. But this year is different. Both conferences have gone virtual. So I can be in two places at the same time through the wonders of the internet.
There is still time to sign up for each of the conferences. The Ontario Ancestors Conference runs from June 4-6th and is kicked off with Ancestry Day sponsored by Ancestry, which you can also sign up for HERE. But hurry because it starts Friday.. tomorrow. Shop the Hound will be a part of the Vendor Showcase on the conference website.
Jamboree is actually made up of two conferences. The first one is the Genetic Genealogy 2021 on June 4th and 5th, and the second is the 51st Jamboree Conference on June 11th and 12th. But the fun isn’t just those two weekends because the Virtual Exhibit Hall is open from 4-13th… That’s where you will find Shop the Hound. And there is even JamboFREE. JamboFREE is two days (June 7th and 9th) where you can find live classes sponsored by MyHeritage.
As I mentioned, I’ve been busy preparing for these two events, and I wanted to encourage you to take in each of them if you can but certainly, be sure to go to the marketplaces. In fact, I’d like to show off a couple of new items in the store.
The first is our new DNA Double Helix Mask. This is a wearable piece of DNA art. Each mask includes a beautiful mask as well as two N95 filters and two nose pieces.
The second item is a project that I’ve imagined for several years, and it is no longer a dream but a dream come true. On June 30th, I will be launching the Genie Journal. This journal is like no journal ever created before. There are genealogy and DNA tips from genealogists and genetic genealogists from around the world. You can use the writing prompts to tell the stories of the ancestors you find in your genealogy or DNA research, and there is a section just for you… “The Star.”
You can preorder your copy now and be one of the first to receive them “hot off the press,” and what’s really neat is you’ll be able to choose the cover that speaks to you. Learn more HERE.
I hope you’ll take some time this weekend and see what’s new at Shop the Hound.