JGSCT Virtual Program, October 17, 2021, 1:30pm Eastern, Randy Schoenberg, How to Improve Your Family Tree with Collaboration on Geni.com #announcements #events #education


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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents Randy Schoenberg on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 1:30 pm.  The topic is How to Improve Your Family Tree with Collaboration on Geni.com.

Geni is an online genealogy platform seeking to build the definitive online family tree. Using the basic free service at Geni.com, users add and invite their close relatives to join their family tree. All Geni users can share photos, videos, and documents with their families. Geni’s Pro subscription service allows users to find matching trees and merge those into the single world family tree, which currently contains over 100 million living users and their ancestors. Additional pay services include enhanced research tools and premium support. Geni welcomes casual genealogists and experts who wish to discover new relatives and stay in touch with family.

In this talk, Schoenberg will provide insights into using the Geni platform to make connections and conduct genealogical research.

Randy Schoenberg is an attorney in California, and a volunteer curator on Geni, and one of Geni's most active users, managing about 235,000 profiles.He is a board member of JewishGen and the Co-Founder of JewishGen's Austria-Czech Special Interest Group. He founded and moderates the Jewish Genealogy Portal group on Facebook, with over 37,000 members, the largest Jewish genealogy group in existence. He administers the Schoenberg FamilyTree DNA Project, Kolisch Family Tree DNA Project and Zeisel FamilyTree DNA Project. He is also the author of the Beginner's Guide to Austrian-Jewish Genealogy and the co-author of Getting Started with Czech-Jewish Genealogy.

Free for JGSCT members.  Donation of $5 for non-members.  Please visit www.jgsct.org for additional information.

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Gail K Reynolds, Publicity Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut