JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW - Special August Program on August 25 #general
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) and the
Bender JCC are co-hosting a special August workshop, Genealogy in the
Comics: A Kids' Lecture for Grownups presented by Daniel Horowitz,
taking place at the Bender JCC, on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Activities
begin at 1:00 PM including consultations with our genealogy "mavens"
followed by the program beginning at 1:30 PM. The program is free and
open to the public.
Hollywood and the movie industry included genealogy references and
techniques in many of their productions for a long time. Comics and
cartoons also used genealogy to create intrigue and interest. Daniel
will show how these classics reveal family history and relationships --
sometimes hidden, and sometimes in plain view. Come and enjoy this
kids' lecture for grownups -- revive your childhood moments and discover
some of the characters' family secrets you never knew were there.
Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage. He is
responsible for outreach and liaison with genealogy societies,
bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing and attending conferences
around the world. He was the teacher and the study guide editor of the
family history project "Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15
years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and
transcription projects and holds a board-level position at the Israel
Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). He has been dedicated to
genealogy since 1986.
Nancy C. Kotz
Vice President for Communications, Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater