Some of our ancestors Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
Local Programs and Mentoring for Tracing Jewish Family History Worldwide
 
Sunday, February 24
A Genealogy Double-Header with Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist, MyHeritage  
9:30 am to 12:00 pm (mentoring begins at 9:30 am; program begins at 10:00 am)
Denver Academy of Torah (DAT), 6825 E Alameda Ave, Denver
Daniel Horowitz, the Genealogy Expert with MyHeritage, will present two talks that answer the following questions:
  • What is MyHeritage and why is it beneficial to me?
  • I have thousands of DNA matches.  Now what?
What is MyHeritage and Why is it Beneficial to Me?
MyHeritage great technologies are the intersection of technology and genealogy: Smart Matches, Record Matches, Record Detective, Instant Discoveries, Photo Discoveries, Global Name Translation, PedigreeMap and Consistency Checker are just a few. Daniel will describe the challenges they solve and explain how you can make the most of them.
 
I Have Thousands of DNA Matches, Now What?
The MyHeritage DNA Matching service enables those who have taken a DNA test to enjoy exceptional matching capabilities, displaying the possible relationship between you and the other person. Daniel will explain the nuances of DNA tests and share how you can use the ancestral surnames and places in both trees, common matches and the chromosome browser to narrow down the good matches and decide who you should contact, all this with a Jewish twist. 
 
More details about the program can be found in the pdf here  (page 2).
 
This program is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Nonmembers can buy a ticket using a credit card at https://squareup.com/store/jewish-genealogical-society-of-colorado (preferred), send a check to JGSCO, or pay at the door.
 
Please note DAT's policies allow you to bring in drinks such as water or coffee, etc., but outside food cannot be brought onto their premises.
 



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Are you interested in researching Jewish family history and looking for a local network of experts and enthusiasts? We’re here to help by providing programs, support, and guidance to find and use resources located in Colorado and throughout the world. Please take a look through our website and contact us with any questions you have.
 
We encourage all levels of research from beginner to advanced to participate and share their knowledge. Take a look at the How to Get Started page where you’ll find useful information for all levels of research, and check out upcoming programs on the right side of this page. Guests are always welcome. We meet once a month in Denver or Boulder on Sunday mornings generally, at 10 am, from September through June.
 
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Need Help Getting Started?

All JGSCO members in good standing are eligible to receive FREE mentoring. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned genealogist stuck on a particular name, document, or area of the world, we can point you in the right direction. Request one of our expert GenMentors at a monthly meeting or by email to mentor@jgsco.org.



UPCOMING MEETINGS
24 February 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
A Genealogy Double-Header with Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist, MyHeritage
Denver Academy of Torah (DAT), 6825 E Alameda Ave, Denver
Daniel Horowitz, the Genealogy Expert with MyHeritage, will present two talks that answer the following questions: What is MyHeritage and why is it beneficial to me? I have thousands of DNA matches.  Now what? What is MyHeritage and Why is it Beneficial to Me? MyHeritage great technologies are the ...

10 March 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Researching Your Litvak Roots Using LitvakSIG and the All Lithuania Database with Barry Halpern
Denver Academy of Torah (DAT), 6825 E Alameda Ave, Denver
Program Description Did your ancestors come from Lithuania?  Do you want to know more about your Litvak heritage? Barry Halpern will present an overview of the LitvakSIG (the Litvak “Special Interest Group”) organization, its website and related resources, including the All Lithuania Database (now in excess of two million translated ...

28 April 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
What's New and Relevant in Technology for Genealogists? with Dina Carson
Denver Academy of Torah (DAT), 6825 E Alameda Ave, Denver
This program is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Nonmembers can buy a ticket using a credit card at https://squareup.com/store/jewish-genealogical-society-of-colorado (preferred), send a check to JGSCO, or pay at the door.   Please note DAT's policies allow you to bring in drinks such as water or coffee, etc., but ...