JGSGW (D.C.) program in Rockville, MD, November 12, 2006, Organizit: Reducing Your Research Clutter, speaker, Rhoda Miller, Ed.D. #general

Jeff Miller

Program Announcement

On Sunday, November 12, 2006, 1:30 PM ***New Time*** 1:00 PM Schmooze, the
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) is holding a meeting
at B'nai Israel synagogue, Stearman Auditorium, Rockville, MD. We will have
a guest speaker, Rhoda Miller, Ed.D., address the group on the topic,
Organizit: Reducing Your Research Clutter.

Organizit presents creative solutions and problem solving ideas to genealogy
researchers who are interested in getting organized in order to free up
mental and physical space for more research! The concept of clutter, how it
happens, and what to do about it, will be discussed. The organization of
computer and paper files, documents, photographs, correspondence, research
projects, and research materials will be presented in a lively and
entertaining manner. Methods of approaching a genealogy project, or
subparts of a project, as well as planning for a research trip, are also

Rhoda Miller is a Certified Genealogist. She teaches a credit-bearing
course in family history at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY. Rhoda has
lectured widely at libraries, community groups, and genealogy societies as
well as at IAJGS conferences in Toronto (2002), Washington, DC (2003) and
New York (2006). She has volunteered on genealogy projects such as New York
City area naturalization databases and the World War II “Old Timer”

Meetings are free and open to the public. Attendance at one meeting per year
is free, but there will be a $5/per person charge for non-members to attend
additional meetings during the year.

Prior to the meeting, members can choose to attend one of two workshops.
Although workshops are open to members only, non-members may join on
the day of the workshop if space is available.
Workshops to be held >from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM include:

Workshop I

Topic: Beginner’s Workshop
Leader: Rita Krakower Margolis

Jewish family history does not have to be a mystery. We all leave a paper
trail that can unravel the story of our families for many generations,
across the ocean and into the smallest of shtetls.

A great start for the novice........
Even if you have been a member of JGSGW for a while..........
Get back to the basics..........

Join us for a 2-hour session jam-packed with resources, helpful hints and
motivation. Rita Krakower Margolis is a past-President of JGSGW and an
experienced researcher.

Workshop 2:

Topic: “Making Family Documentaries”
Speaker: Debbie Mintz Brodsky

Do you want to preserve your family history in a meaningful, lasting and
visual way? Three-time Emmy Award-winning producer Debbie Mintz Brodsky of
DMB Pictures, LLC will bring you an overview of the art of making a personal
documentary. This workshop will give you tips on everything you need to
know to get started.

Topics will include:

· Determining the focus of your documentary project

· Coming up with the right questions to ask

· Understanding the best way to ask your questions and how to do
an off-camera interview

· How to use your home video camera like a professional,
including how to compose your shot, dress your “talent,” obtain great audio,
and keep a steady, focused shot

· Ideas for finalizing your project with consumer editing

A personal documentary is an excellent way to capture someone’s life and
exceptional life stories -- a memory of your family history to have for
future generations. Learn some basic ideas of how to do it yourself in this
fun and informative workshop.

Advance registration is required - Contact jgsgw_dc@...

For more information about this event, or for more information about JGSGW
and membership details, see our website at http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/

If you have any further questions about this program, send an E-Mail to
Rochelle Gershenow at rpgersh@...

By clicking on the tab entitled “Board” you will find other officer contacts
for JGSGW for the 2006-2007 year.

Submitted by Jeff Miller, Member, Publicity.

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