This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Come join us at the GFO as we welcome MyHeritage's own Daniel Horowitz for two, half-day genealogy events:
Thursday, August 20
1:00–2:15 p.m. • How to Get Kids Involved in Family History
Learn how to motivate kids to identify themselves with their origins by investigating their family’s history, with dynamic and integrated mini projects and interesting research activities.
2:30–3:45 p.m. • How a Record Match Almost Led Me to an Insane Asylum
An unexpected record forced Daniel to retrace his genealogical research to discover many details he’d missed earlier. Now he shares the lessons learned: best practices, utilizing the latest resources, and how to avoid making these mistakes.
Friday, August 21
10:00–11:15 a.m. • Unique Technologies to Research Your Family
MyHeritage’s content collections and website features are constantly evolving. This session will provide an overview of the most notable new collections, website functionality, and DNA tools.
11:30–12:45 p.m. • MyHeritage DNA Test and Matching
Learn how MyHeritage integrates DNA into its family history offerings. We’ll cover the powerful DNA matching technology and look at exciting case studies to showcase the importance of a family tree and correct source citation in family history research.
Meet the Speaker
Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions by liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to genealogy since 1986, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project “Searching for My Roots” in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association.