9    Aug 20111 comment

On the Road Again: MyHeritage goes to Washington DC

MyHeritage is on the road once again - this time to Washington DC for the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, August 14-19.

This time next week, Chief Genealogist Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Advisor for the UK Laurence Harris and myself (Genealogy Advisor for the US Schelly Talalay Dardashti) will be attending, presenting programs and staffing the MyHeritage display booth.

From left: Laurence, Schelly and Daniel at the 2009 IAJGS Philadelphia Conference

We look forward to meeting with old friends, with happy MyHeritage users and making many new friends.

In addition to our new MyHeritage Challenge - read below for how you can participate - we are all speaking at the week-long event.

Daniel will present:

* Planting a Family Tree Online with MyHeritage.com - Monday, August 15
Introduction to the free online family network web site MyHeritage.com. Build an online family tree, enter detailed information with sources and citations, navigate, generate charts and posters, create reports, invite and share information with family members and get calendar alerts on family events.  Set the privacy of your site from completely private to completely public and learn how to download a copy of your material.

* Mobile Applications for Family Data Sharing - Wednesday, August 17
Explore the latest technologies developed to use mobile devises as helpful tools for genealogist and family research. How to record, research and share information to promote collaboration between family members with genealogy-related applications and devices.

* Family Tree Builder 5.0: What's New? - Thursday, August 18
MyHeritage's  free well suited genealogy software just got better with a series of new and unique features designed to help you control, edit, research and showcase your family tree, guaranteed to help you improve your tree and catch mistakes that no other genealogy program or service can; privacy tools to control up to the last detail and prevent online publishing of specific people, notes, facts and much more.

Laurence will present:

* UK Records 1870-1930: Residents and Transmigrants -  Wednesday, August 17
1870-1930 was a period of mass immigration to the UK by Jews fleeing the pogroms and poverty of Eastern Europe. This lecture will identify the main sources of civil, religious, and Jewish community records available to trace Jewish ancestors who lived in, or journeyed via, the UK during this period. The lecture will also highlight the vast collection of the UK National Archives, including wills, censuses, passenger records, alien registration, naturalization, and military and criminal records.

Schelly will present:

* Creating online ancestral communities - Wednesday, August 17
Family history researchers are preserving shared memories and recreating their ancestral communities in cyberspace, utilizing technology and internet resources. Frequently, this may be the only way to memorialize a destroyed community for its descendants. This program will provide background as to why we should preserve this information and how to do it using diverse resources. Examples will highlight Jewish projects, resources and basics.

We look forward to greeting you during the conference week and invite participants to join in our new challenge. Bring your family tree in GEDCOM format on a flash-drive to the MyHeritage booth in the vendors room and we will find you family you never knew you had, or else...

For more information on the conference, click here.

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