24 December 2007

Israel: Online Family Roots Forum, Jan. 3

The Jewish Family Research Association Israel (JFRA Israel) Ra'anana branch meeting will feature Arnon Hershkowitz, founder of the Online Israeli Family Roots Forum (Tapuz), who will discuss "Online Genealogy Communities: Not a Virtual Reality!"

Hershkowitz will discuss the need for online genealogy communities and the differences between several types of such communities. Especially, genealogy forums (discussion boards), blogs and wikis will be presented and discussed.

The most essential questions will be raised: What is the purpose of each community? Who can initiate them? Who is the driving force behind them? What kinds of participation do they provide? Are they regulated?

Note that this meeting is at 7.30pm, Thursday, January 3. This is different from the regular meeting day and date.

Doors open at 7pm, at Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner St., Ra'anana. Admission: JFRA members, NIS 5; others, NIS 20.

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