16 February 2009

Michigan: Preserving family history, Feb. 22

"Preserving Family History Online and Offline" is Richard Jaeger's presentation for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan, on Sunday, February 22.

He will discuss, via PowerPoint, "sorting through all the genealogical stuff," what and how to save so it's available, protected and meaningful to us and others and - most importantly - to future generations.

The program will cover such topics as why preserve family history, methods and suggested locations of preserving documents and records - from safe deposit boxes to flash drives and more - and how to save information so future generations will read them (scrapbooks and other formats), how and where clues can be found to smash through "brick wall" problems, Internet resources and more.

Jaeger, a retired Internet technology specialist, has been researching and documenting his genealogy since 1996. He and his wife Caryn have created an impressive scrapbook which chronicles their family history.

A member of JGSMI. JGSNY, JGS Great Britain, Jewish GenealogyNetwork on Facebook, Jaeger also serves as the Jewish Communities and Records-United Kingdom discussion group (JCR-UK) lead moderator and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Great Britain (JGSGB) discussion group secondary moderator.

The program begins at 1.30pm Sunday, February 22, at the Holocaust Memorial Center, Zekelman Family Campus, 24123 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Admission: JGSMI members, free; others, $5.

For more details (directions, etc.), click here or email.

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