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Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 243 – Lessons to Learn from History

Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 243 – Lessons to Learn from History

Podcast host: Lisa Louise Cooke

July 2020

In episode #14 of Elevenses with Lisa (my YouTube channel show) 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 dovetail with history at large. That is certainly true for Daniel Horowitz and his family.

Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage Genealogy Expert

Daniel Horowitz, MyHeritage Genealogy Expert

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.

In this episode of the Genealogy Gems Podcast you’ll hear Daniel’s story and the lessons we can learn from history. You can watch the video recording of this interview here on Elevenses with Lisa.

 

Singer Family – 1920, Czernowitz, Ukraine

Getting Your History Digitized

Our family’s history comes in many forms, and some of them over time can become obsolete. I shared in this episode my continuing progress on my own project of converting the rest of my old home movies that are in a variety of formats (8mm, mini DV, High 8, and VHS.)  I use Larsen Digital and have been extremely pleased with the service and results. The folks at Larsen Digital have put together special and exclusive discounts for Genealogy Gems listeners and readers. Click here to learn more and receive exclusive discounts and coupon codes.

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Lessons from History for Genealogists – Episode 15 Elevenses with Lisa

Lessons from History for Genealogists – Episode 15 Elevenses with Lisa

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.

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Available in the Genealogy Gems Store

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Live Chat PDF– Click here to download the live Chat from episode.
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Registration Now Open for the FGS 2020 Virtual Conference

Registration Now Open for the FGS 2020 Virtual Conference

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FGS Conference 2020

PRESS RELEASE 7/1/2020 – Austin, TX.

Registration is now open for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Virtual Family History Conference!

The virtual event will begin with FGS “Live!” on September 2, 2020, starting at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and concluding at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). In addition to the Live! event, all conference registrations will include a collection of 16 society management sessions assembled by FGS and more than 30 sponsored sessions. The registration packages allow you to further select either 10, 20 or 45 sessions from the On-Demand content from leading genealogists (more than 80 sessions from which to choose). All registration packages include online access to our digital conference syllabus. A special commemorative goody bag is included with the 45-session package. If you had already registered for the FGS conference in Kansas City, your registration will convert to the 20-session conference package. For more information, visit our conference website.

The FGS Live! event will feature lectures from some of the most popular genealogy speakers:

  • David E. Rencher, “FGS: Celebrating the Past and the Future”
  • Judy G. Russell, “Quarantined! Genealogy, The Law & Public Health”
  • Ari Wilkins, “Scaling the 1870 Brick Wall in African American Research”
  • Thomas W. Jones, “Building a Respectable Genealogy, One Documented Biography at a Time”
  • CeCe Moore, “Strategies of “The Genetic Detective””
  • Lisa Louise Cooke, “The 2020 Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology”

The Live! event will also include special presentations from our two Platinum sponsors:

  • Ancestry’s “Journey to “Roots Less Traveled””
  • Ron Tanner of FamilySearch, “What’s New at FamilySearch”

An online chat will take place during the Live! event and there will be a Q&A session following each session.

The following two-hour workshops will also be held on September 3-4:

  • Angie Bush, “Using the “What are the Odds” (WATO) Tool” on 9/3/2020
  • Cari Taplin, “Using Google’s My Maps as a Planning & Analysis Tool” on 9/3/2020
  • Angie Bush, “Latest Developments in Company Tools for DNA” on 9/4/2020
  • Pam Vestal, “What the Heck Does That Say” on 9/4/2020

For a full description of the registration packages, a list of the available On-Demand content, a list of all of the free sessions, and much more information, visit our conference website.

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and empowers the genealogical and family history community, especially its societies and organizations, by advocating for the preservation and access of records and providing resources that enable genealogical organizations to succeed in pursuing their missions. FGS helps genealogical societies and family history enthusiasts alike to strengthen and grow through online resources, FGS FORUM magazine, and through its annual national conference. FGS launched the Preserve the Pensions project in 2010 to raise more than $3 million to digitize and make freely available the pension files from the War of 1812. Fundraising was completed for that project in 2016 and the digitization continues. FGS was also the driving force behind the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors project alongside the National Parks Service. To learn more visit fgs.org.

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