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Genealogy in the Comics: A Kids’ Lecture for Grownups
August 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0Free
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) and the Bender JCC are co-hosting a special August workshop, Genealogy in the Comics: A Kids’ Lecture for Grownups presented by Daniel Horowitz, taking place at the Bender JCC, on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Activities begin at 1:00 PM including consultations with our genealogy “mavens” followed by the program beginning at 1:30 PM. The program is free and open to the public.
Hollywood and the movie industry included genealogy references and techniques in many of their productions for a long time. Comics and cartoons also used genealogy to create intrigue and interest. Daniel will show how these classics reveal family history and relationships— sometimes hidden, and sometimes in plain view. Come and enjoy this kids’ lecture for grownups— revive your childhood moments and discover some of the characters’ family secrets you never knew were there.
Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage. He is responsible for outreach and liaison with genealogy societies, bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing and attending conferences around the world. 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 (IGRA). He has been dedicated to genealogy since 1986.
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW), an independent non-profit educational organization, is based in Rockville, Maryland. The society was founded in 1980. It is one of the oldest societies of its kind in the United States.
The society provides a common meeting place for those persons interested in tracing their Jewish ancestral roots and promotes genealogical education in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The Society is open to all those interested in Jewish genealogy.