Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 19 June

This information was provided by Linda Hervig of the Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD):

The next meeting of CGSSD is Saturday, June 19, 2010.

User Groups for Legacy, RootsMagic, and Macintosh meet at 9:00 a.m.

After a break and refreshments at 10:00 a.m, Daniel Horowitz of presents the main program, MyHeritage SmartMatching Technology: Find relatives without searching."

Smart Matching is a genealogy innovating technology which intelligently connects individuals from millions of family trees continuously, while helping genealogists make discoveries, collaborate and benefit from the work of their peers all over the world. Daniel Horowitz will explain how the MyHeritage program works and how it can benefit your genealogy research.

Daniel was born in 1971 in Caracas, Venezuela, where he obtained a degree in computer engineering. He was a computer instructor and teacher/director of the genealogy project “Searching for My Roots,” editing and creating the material to be used. He received the “Project of the year” award from his school in 2001, and his students received nine consecutive awards from 1997 to 2005 at the “Beit Hatfutsot / Museum of the Diaspora” international annual “My Family Story” competition. He was also a founding member and lecturer of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Venezuela. He has lived in Israel since 2005 where he is a member and webmaster of the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and the Horowitz Families Association.

Daniel lectures at various international conferences as well as for local genealogy groups. He has been at MyHeritage since 2006 and, since 2008, has been a board member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

We meet at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pine Road turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any A, B, or S space. Signs will mark directions to our meeting room. Please refer to our website; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website for driving directions and a map.

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