On the Road Again: Genealogy East Coast Tour 2017

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It’s that time of the year when I live “in a suitcase,” as my wife jokes. For some people, spring means flowers, beautiful weather, trips to the country or longer days. For me, it signifies GENEALOGY events! Many genealogy conferences are held at this time in the US, and I have the chance to attend them. Not only do I speak, help staff our exhibit hall booths, but I also reconnect with my genealogy friends, meet new people interested in family history, learn about the latest releases and discoveries, and visit new places!

Although the 2017 genealogy event season began in February with RootsTech 2017 Conference, I’m currently packing for the big Genealogy East Coast Tour 2017: One train, three cars, five planes, eight states and 10 lectures – but who’s counting?

Here is my upcoming schedule. If you’ll be in the area for any of these events, please come and say hello!

 

NERG – New England Regional Genealogical Consortium Conference
MassMutual Convention Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Wednesday-Friday, April 26-28

1.30 pm, Wednesday, April 26
MyHeritage’s Unique Matching Technologies
MyHeritage’s technologies are precisely at the intersection of technology and genealogy, opening many new frontiers for research while maintaining the thrill of the detective hunt.

3pm, Thursday, April 27
Planting a Family Tree Online with MyHeritage
An advance review of MyHeritage’s useful online family history service. Learn to build a family tree, navigate it, invite family members to collaborate and share information in 42 languages.

NYGBS – New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
36 West 44th St., Suite 711, New York City, New York

6pm, Thursday, May 4
Find Relatives with MyHeritage DNA Matching
Hear how MyHeritage integrated DNA into the family history offerings, learn about the largest ethnicities study and our powerful DNA Matching technology, while looking at a few exciting case studies.

Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, Maryland

2pm, Sunday, May 7
DNA Matching on MyHeritage – Where Genealogy and Genetics Meet
An affordable, easy-to-use DNA testing kit that can reveal valuable family history information and tell you more about your origins with its main features: DNA Matching and detailed ethnicity reports.

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC

12 noon, Sunday, May 8
How I found my Jewish American Family
Learn the resources and repositories used in the US and around the world to find my family, with examples of what to do and what not to do, to help you advance your research and achieve your goals.

NGS – National Genealogical Society Conference
Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, North Carolina

4pm, Wednesday, May 10 
MyHeritage DNA Matching
An affordable, easy-to-use DNA testing kit that can reveal valuable family history information and tell you more about your origins with main features: DNA Matching and detailed ethnicity reports.

4pm, Sunday, May 12  
Discovering Your Family History with MyHeritage Unique Technologies
Technology has opened new frontiers for research while maintaining the thrill of the detective hunt. MyHeritage’s technologies are precisely at the intersection of technology and genealogy.

Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society
6905 Fayetteville Rd., Durham, North Carolina 27713

1pm, Sunday, May 14 
Getting the Most Out of MyHeritage
An introduction to the friendly and free online family tree website MyHeritage. Learn how to navigate across the tree, invite and share information, and work collaboratively in 42 languages.

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The Importance of Newspapers for Family Research
Newspapers are an essential tool to find information about families in all kind of announcements: Birth, marriages, death, graduations and general news. Technology makes it possible to find the treasures.

Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey
1 Pike Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470

7.30pm, Sunday, May 16 
How we share and preserve memories in a digital era
Learn the different options and the best way to digitally collect, store, preserve, publish and share your research and material, to let the younger generations enjoy, contribute and continue your work.

 

Daniel Horowitz is a Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions in the areas of product development, customer support, and public affairs, liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to genealogy for over 30 years, he was the teacher and the study guide editor for the family history project, “Searching for My Roots,” in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel holds board positions at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), among others.

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