Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ron Arons to Speak at JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co-sponosred with Temple Adat Elohim, on Monday, February 1, 2010, at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 7:00-9:00 p.m. Note: Different day of week and time of meeting.

The Program: "Mapping Madness"

Learn how to use Internet-based on-line mapping techniques including maps, tracking and detecting showing how to find anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Technology is the genealogist's friend, and Ron is a great teacher of imparting new ways to utilize important resources. Ron will review the basics of both Google and Microsoft's Internet-based mapping facilities, maps.google.com, bing.com and maps.live.com. He will then introduce more advanced functionality of both. Finally, Ron will also discuss less traditional facilities provided my whitepages.com, Microsoft's MapCruncher, IBM's Many Eyes. Things are constantly changing on the Internet and Ron keeps up-to-the-minute with the changes and will discuss them during his
presentation.

Speaker: Ron Arons a founding member of JGSCV is an accomplished and popular nationally known speaker having given presentations on Jewish genealogy and Jewish criminals at many IAJGS conferences, JGSs including JGSCV, book fairs, JCCs and more. He will provide an entertaining, yet educational discussion.

There will be a schmoozing session starting 15 minutes before the meeting, facilitated by JGSCV Board member Warren Blatt..come and talk on your successes or problems.

Our monthly book report will be given by Carole Webber on a 4-book series by Maisie Mosco. These are stories of a Jewish family who escapes to England and how they survive and prosper

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and C. To see which books are listed under which category, please go to our website, www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available starting 30 minutes before the program to 30 minutes after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is co-sponsored with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA

For more information including directions to the meeting, see our website for directions and more information: www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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