Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Announcement: JGS of NY

Posted by Edith Ewenstein

SUBJECT
Next Meeting

DATE
April 10, 2011

TIME
2:00 p.m.

LOCATION
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Manhattan, NY 10011

TOPIC
Researching Israeli Genealogical Resources in Your Jammies

SPEAKER
Daniel Horowitz

Learn how to access online resources and databases in Israel to find your relatives. Overcome the language barrier with a lesson in basic Hebrew keywords and translation tools to help you deal with resources.

This talk will help researchers of all skill levels deal with a vast array of sites to find information on individuals who were born, lived or died in Israel.

Daniel was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and has a BS.c. in computer engineering. He was an educator at “Moral y Luces Herzl-Bialik” School where he was the computer instructor & teacher/director of the genealogy project "Searching for My Roots".

Daniel’s students received 9 consecutive awards (1997-2005) at the “Beit Hatfutsot / Museum of the Diaspora” international annual
competition: "My Family Story". He was a founding member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Venezuela. In 2005, he made Aliyah and joined the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS). He is the webmaster for IGS and the Horowitz Families Association. Daniel serves as member of the board of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and has lectured at IAJGS conferences and at local genealogy groups.

Since 2006, he has worked at MyHeritage.com

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