Radio: Daniel Horowitz, Sept. 15

Daniel Horowitz will be interviewed by Susan E. King on her new online radio show on Tuesday, September 15.

The interview is set for 2pm US East Coast (11am US West Coast, 7pm UK, 8pm Europe and 9pm Israel). To see those already interviewd as well as the future schedule, click here.

Daniel is the database and translation manager at MyHeritage.com and is well-known to genealogists for his technology presentations at conferences and to societies. He serves on the IAJGS board of directors, and has been an accomplished genealogist and genealogy educator for many years. His other hats include serving as webmaster for both JFRA Israel and the Horowitz Family Association.

Susan and Daniel will discuss the new technologies available on MyHeritage.com for today’s genealogists. Face Recognition, Smart Matching, Family Tree Builder and Smart Research are just a few of the free MyHeritage tools available to assist genealogists and families to connect and share research.

Born in 1971 and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Daniel graduated from the Moral y Luces Herzl-Bialik High School. His professional background includes computer technician, BS.c. (Computer Engineering), education and management of educational institutions.

At the high school, he was a computer instructor and instructor/director of the “Searching for My Roots” genealogy project, and created/edited project material and presented workshops for students and parents. In 2001, he received the “Project of the Year” school award, and, in 2004, the Gonzalo Benaim Pinto Venezuela national award. From 1997-2005, his students received nine consecutive awards in the Beth Hatefutsoth/Museum of the Diaspora international competition, “My Family Story.”

Daniel was also the founder, member and lecturer of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Venezuela (AGJUVE). Married with two young children, he and his family made aliyah to Israel in 2005.

JewishGen’s founder, Susan recently interviewed Jewish names book author Alexander Beider, and Daniel is next on the genealogy list.

The schedule of past and future interviews here

View Susan’s website here.

Seattle: Jewish cemetery discoveries, Sept. 14

Old and new world cemetery discoveries will be presented by Sally Mizroch and Nancy Adelson at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State on Monday, September 14.

The event begins at 7pm, at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island.

It was Tracing the Tribe’s pleasure to meet up with both Sally and Nancy at the recent Philly 2009 conference. Sally’s excellent digital photography session provided me with information and tips I’m already using.

Cemeteries are a treasure trove of genealogical information. JGSWS members Sally Mizroch and Nancy Adelson will report on the latest in cemetery research and how information from headstones can help us answer a vast array of genealogical questions. They will present information from the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) and explain how researchers in Washington State can help add to this amazing database.

They will also cover the latest information on international cemetery projects provided at August’s 29th IAJGS Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, including European restoration projects. They will demonstrate how to access information and support restoration projects.

A founding member of JGSWS, Nancy Adelson has served as first vice president and program chair. She has researched more than 4,000 family relatives for her husband’s Sephardic family and her own Eastern and Western European family, back to the 1700s. She teaches business and Real Estate at North Seattle Community College.

Sally Mizroch’s genealogical research has led her to discover cousins all over the world. She has visited archives in Lithuania and South Africa. Her research concentrates on the professions and movements of her relatives in the old country to recreate the Eastern-European culture lost to the Holocaust. She serves as President of JGSWS and Secretary of LitvakSIG. In her professional life, Sally studies large whale populations at NOAA Fisheries National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle.

For more information, visit the JGSWS website.