JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW January 7,2018 Meeting Announcement - My Family History Blog: A Multi-Purpose Tool #general

N. Kotz

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington will host the
following program on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Bnai Israel
Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Event: My Family History Blog: A Multi-Purpose Tool
Speaker: Mary-Jane Roth Date: January 7, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM

What is a BLOG? Why might I want to write one? How might it help me in my
research? JGSGW VP-Programs, Mary-Jane Roth, will discuss the basics of Blogging
and how it can become another tool for the researcher. Mary-Jane started her blog,
Memory Keeper's Notebook when she was looking for a way to interest the younger
members of her family in the people and stories of the generations who she knew
growing up. She wanted to share more than just their names and dates, but also to
give these cousins some idea of who their ancestors were as people. As she worked,
posting photos and stories, she realized that the process of writing the blog was
also helping her improve her research, and connecting her with family far and wide.
In her presentation, she will review how to start your own blog, and reveal
how her own family history has been enriched in the process.

Mary-Jane began understanding her family history sitting at holiday tables
listening to four generations of relatives play Jewish Geography telling stories
about family members and arguing about who had the story right. She started more
than twenty years ago building family trees and checking them with the older
generations. She hasdone serious research for more than fifteen years, spreading
the branches of her tree far and wide looking for clues to solve some of
the mysteries she uncovered

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Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW

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