Sunday, May 10, 2009

JGSCV June 7 Meeting:Facebook: The Ins and Outs of the On-Line Social Networking Utility to Find Relatives

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co–sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim, on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Topic:
"Facebook: The Ins and Outs of the On-Line Social Networking Utility to Find Relativesand Others"

Originally launched in 2004 at Harvard, Facebook grew to be the most popular social networking web site in English-speaking countries today with over 200 million users. In minutes, with no prior experience you can find, those elusive cousins (and maybe some others you did not know about).

Michael Gallop, JGSCV's former webmaster, will discuss his success on Facebook and demonstrate how to make your family tree come alive and provide invaluable knowledge about your family! Michael has been working on his genealogy for almost 20 years and has collected a tremendous amount of information about his family. However, it wasn't until he joined Facebook that he actually developed a relationship with many of his relatives and realized how useful those relationships were in helping him uncover information on his relatives he never would have been able to obtain otherwise. Imagine being able to use your computer to connect with your relatives and have them help you with your research just as if you had interviewed them all personally. Michael is an estate and charitable planner. Following Michael's presentation, JGSCV Board Members will share their successes with Facebook.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.

For more information contact: president@jgscv.org
Jan Meisels Allen

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