Due to unforeseen circumstances, Todd may not be able to attend our June meeting. And unfortunately there was no other speaker planned.
But instead of cancelling our meeting, Banai will be doing an early preview of her upcoming lecture for the IAJGS Conference about her program, Crowd Sourced Indexing.
Crowd Sourced Indexing (CSI) was a semifinalist in the 2017 RootsTech Innovator Showdown. Banai will tell you about the program, demonstrate how it works, and she will be looking for suggestions on how to improve the presentation.
So meet us in the B2 classroom at the Family History Library at 6:30pm on Tuesday to learn about this new program. We may also have some discussions about the upcoming IAJGS Conference. How many of our members will be attending?
And as always, feel free to bring your genealogy questions and we’ll try to help with your research. See you there.
Sorry for the late reminder, but we have a UJGS meeting coming up this Tuesday, May 16th, at 6:30pm, in the B2 classroom at the Family History Library.
Since last month’s viewing of the keynote from the IAJGS conference in Seattle was a hit, we will be watching another session from the conference. The session has not yet been chosen yet, so you’ll have to show up to find out which one. Maybe we’ll let our attendees choose.
See you soon.
Our next meeting will be next Tuesday at 6:30pm in the B2 level classroom of the Family History Library.
We will be viewing the keynote lecture from the IAJGS conference in Seattle last summer. If you’d like to get a taste of what happens at the conference every year, this is your chance.
As always, feel free to bring some genealogy work to do, along with any questions in your research you’d like help with.
See you next week.
Our next meeting will be next Tuesday, March 21st, at 6:30pm, in the classroom on the B2 floor at the Family History Library.
Todd Knowles will present to us about Beginning Jewish research.
There is always time after our meetings for your personal research, so bring something to work on or bring your questions and we’ll try to help.
See you soon.
A new resource has been made available from Hal Bookbinder. A series of short articles on Practicing Safe Computing have appeared monthly in “Venturing Into Our Past”, the newsletter of the JGS of Conejo Valley and Ventura County.
To date, 17 articles have been published. They have been consolidated into a single PDF file and it is freely available. Hal is planning to add new articles over the coming months.
Each article is only one page long and talks about general tips for using your computer and the Internet safely, from backing up your data to avoiding scams and viruses.
This is a useful resource. Be sure to download the PDF and read the articles. Thank you, Hal for sharing these with us.
Sorry for skipping a detail. Our meeting on February 21st will be at 6:30pm, in the classroom on the British floor (B2) at the Family History Library.
See you there.
Next Tuesday, November 15th, at 6:30pm, in the classroom of the B2 floor of the Family History Library, come join us for our final meeting of 2016.
Kahlile Mehr will be presenting Jewish Records in the Zabuzianskie Collection of the Polish State Historical Archive. This is an archive located in Warsaw which holds records for locations that were formerly in Galicia.
Join us to learn more about this archive and, as always, to do some of your own research at the FHL.
Did you know that the US National Archive has held a Genealogy Fair every year since 2005? The 2016 Fair takes place on October 26 and 27 and it’s free to attend from home.
Some of this year’s sessions include Welcoming Remarks by Archivst of the US, David S. Ferriero; Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives; The Best National Archives Records Genealogists Aren’t Using; and much more.
You can find a list of sessions, times, and links for how to watch from home via YouTube on their web site.
At the bottom of the page, you can also find links to previous Genealogy Fairs. Videos, handouts, and presentation slides are online for some, so you can learn even more from past years. For example, the 2014 Fair included a session on Alien Files (A-Files) and the video is available to watch. There are plenty of other interesting titles as well.
The 2015 videos are online, so it’s likely the 2016 videos will also be available after the event for those who miss it when it’s live. But do check out the presentations and learn more about researching in our National Archives.
By request of some of our members (and some scheduling issues), we are trying something different for this month’s meeting. Instead of third Tuesday, we will be meeting on Saturday, October 22nd, from 1-4pm. And instead of a scheduled speaker, we will take up a position near the entrance of the second floor of the Family History Library to help our members and guests with their genealogy research.
Parking is free all day Saturday in the lot behind the museum. Bring some research to work on and we’ll see how we can help. Beginners are also welcome. We’re happy to show people how to use the vast array of materials available to us at the FHL.
With our apologies to any religious Jewish members, but we’re not aware that we have any at this time.
See you next weekend!