16 November 2007

New York: Web searching, Nov. 18

Have you felt that there are ways to do better web searching but you don't understand how to do it? The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York comes to your rescue with its next meeting on Sunday, November 18.

Starting at 2pm, "Trick or Treat – Family History Web Searches" with David Kleiman will help provide the answers with a program covering all the bases for newcomers to experts.

Kleiman will cover:

· Start with the basics.
· Work with "new" or "ignored" resources on well-known genealogy sites.
· Bring the data into your own system for customized and detailed analysis.
· Start from any general search engine (Google, for example).
· Learn how to dig deep, follow a thread or a clue, and maybe find family treasure in the most unexpected websites.
· Grab targeted lists from "protected" websites (legally) and set up the information to do your own sorting and selections.
· Combine search results from both free and paid databases into your own analysis tool.

A family historian for more than 35 years, Kleiman is chair of the NY Computers and Genealogy SIG. He is the developer of both software and on-line databases for genealogists and served on the JGSNY executive council. He provides genealogical consulting for several current projects and is president of Heritage Muse, Inc., an ePublishing company producing digital texts in the humanities and custom, multi-media books for family historians.

The JGSNY meets at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street. The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will also be open from 12:30-1:45pm for networking with researchers and access to research materials and computer resources.

Free to members; $5 for others.

For more information, click here.


  1. Anonymous4:58 AM

    This might have been useful, had I not received it on the 21st of Nov :(

  2. Hi,

    Sorry you received this on November 21. This is strange as it was posted on November 17.

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