Episode 15 Video and Show Notes

Live show air date: July 9, 2020
Join me for Elevenses with Lisa, the online video series where we take a break, visit and learn about genealogy and family history.

In the last episode #14 we talked about how important it is to tell our stories. Then we went through the process of creating videos about the stories in our family history.

Every family’s story dovetails with history at large. That is certainly true for Daniel Horowitz and his family.

Daniel’s family experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. Many of his relatives tragically perished, and those who survived narrowly escaped to locations around the world like Trinidad and Venezuela.

Just a few decades later, Daniel and his family were once again forced to flee unforeseen and devastating societal upheaval. He and his young family left Venezuela and made their home in Israel.

Singer Family – 1920, Czernowitz, Ukraine

Singer Family – 1920, Czernowitz, Ukraine

My Guest: Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage

Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage Genealogy ExpertDaniel is the company liaison with genealogy societies and media, lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to genealogy since 1986, he taught and edited the family history project “Searching for My Roots” in Venezuela for 15 years. (Learn more about MyHeritage.)

I’m grateful Daniel is willing to share his very personal story and talk about what we can learn from history.


What a powerful and inspiring story! And notice that as he told us his story out loud, he discovered new insight into some of the parallels in his family tree. Storytelling doesn’t just benefit the listener. The storyteller continues to learn as well.

Further reading:

In the video I referenced an article I wrote last year on the Genealogy Gems blog called Standing in Judgment of Our Ancestors.

From You

Lucinda wrote in to share how episode 14 on making videos got her wheels turning, and the success she recently had using strategies from my book The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox.

The Genealogist's Google Toolbox Third edition Lisa Louise Cooke

Available in the Genealogy Gems Store

In the Next Episode

Next week we are going to make a short family history video using the free Adobe Spark Video app.

make a video with adobe spark episode 15

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Later this month you’re going to sit in with me on a consultation with an Irish genealogy expert who’s going to help me come up with a game plan for what I can do to bust a brick wall. If you have a brick wall, be sure to tune in and see how you can analyze where you are and set out a new strategy.


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