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Arthur Sissman

Announcement and save the date - JGSIG Meets Tues Mar 8 2022 10AM EST ZOOM


Who: Professor Hal Bookbinder

What: Practicing Safe Computing

When: March 8 @ 10-11:30 am EST  TimeZoneConverter 

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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami (JGSGM) is collaborating with the Jewish Genealogy SIG (Special Interest Group) of Naples/Lee Co FL mentored by Mr. Arthur Sissman of the JGSIG.  Thanks to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami for collaborating with the JGSIG for sponsoring Hal, so this can be FREE to you!   Thanks especially to Paulette Bronstein and Yoram Millman for their support!!


Please register with  genresearch13@..., by sending an email to Arthur Sissman. You will receive an acknowledgement and info about the JGSIG.


Zoom presentation:


Practicing Safe Computing by Professor Hal Bookbinder

  • Along with malware infecting your computer and hackers attempting to con you, your data on the Web is also at risk from breaches beyond your control. 
  • Facebook (March 2021), Microsoft (January 2020), Capital One (July 2019), Marriott (November 2018), Twitter (May 2018), Yahoo (September 2016) and even MyHeritage (June 2018) have experienced massive breaches in which millions of customer records were exposed. 
  • Even in the absence of bad actors, computers become corrupted and storage devices fail resulting in the potential loss of years of genealogical research. 


This talk discusses the risks, the myths, ways to reduce the likelihood of being hacked and how to minimize the impact of hacks and breaches that do occur. 


For a road map of issues and solutions, see Hal’s monthly series of Safe Computing articles, published in the JGSCV Newsletter, at


I, personally, have read and followed Hal Bookbinder’s January 2022 article, #74: “A Browser that will not track your every move”.  So I don’t “Google it” anymore.  I now “Duck it.”  That is to say I avoid being tracked online by using DuckDuck Go  as recommended by Hal - Thanks, Hal! 


Brief Bio:


Hal is a retired information systems professional who continues to instruct business courses at the university level.


He has been actively researching his genealogy for more than three decades, identifying over 4,000 relatives and tracing two lines to the mid-1700s in modern Ukraine. Hal has written and spoken on border changes, migration, citizenship, safe computing unique research techniques.


Hal is a past president of the JGS of Los Angeles and of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Hal publishes a series of monthly articles on safe computing which are freely available at He and his wife, Marci, were raised in the Catskills of New York State and now live in the Los Angeles area.


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Arthur Sissman

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Researching: ZISMAN/ZYSMAN/ZUSMAN (Belarus); TELESHEVSKY (Belarus); CHANUTIN, (W. Russia), BRODY, (Hungary); FRIEDMAN, (Hungary); GRAUBARD/AARONSON, (Romania/Ukraine)