I hope you are well and enjoying the weekend.
I'm delighted to share a TV segment which appeared this weekend on an Israeli prime time news show, watched by over 25% of Israel's population. It featured an interview with MyHeritage Founder and CEO, Gilad Japhet, and showcased MyHeritage as a company that not only does well as a business, but also does good in the world.
The segment highlights some of MyHeritage's pro bono work, including helping to discover heirs for unclaimed assets confiscated during WWII, returning looted art to its rightful owners and our global crowdsourcing project to digitally preserve the world's cemeteries with BillionGraves.
Our technologies have helped millions of families around the world make new discoveries, and we're delighted to have helped in these projects as well.
Please see the video with English subtitles here: MyHeritage Founder & CEO Gilad Japhet - Savior of the Lost Artworks
We'd be grateful if you will share or embed it on your blog or social media.
Chief Genealogist and Translation Manager
Phone: +972-3-6280047 | email@example.com | www.myheritage.com
MyHeritage Ltd., 3 Ariel Sharon St., Terminal Park, Or Yehuda 60250, Israel
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
Invites you, your family and friends
to the September 14, 2014
1:00PM (doors open at 12:30)
Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd.,
Clued In: Case Studies from
The Photo Genealogist
Step aside NCIS and CSI! There are no greater detectives than genealogists when it comes to loving the hunt for information about our ancestors, and no greater tool to find out about the people and the personalities in our family trees than through our family photographs. In this fun and informative talk, Sherlock Cohn, the Jewish genealogy sleuth, will explore how and why it is important to find the clues our ancestors left for us in their photographic portraits. The program leads off with a definition of Photo Genealogy and explodes common myths about dating Jewish photos. Participants will learn what clues an expert looks for in photos, how to organize your approach to dating and interpreting photos and how to match photo information with vital records to tell the stories within the photos.
In the second half of the program, Sherlock will present two of her challenging cases. In the true cerebral style of a Basil Rathbone (or Benedict Cumberbatch) character, she’ll offer examples of how accurate photo dating, identification of individuals in our photos, knowledge of fashion and decorative arts, and the process of matching photographs with vital records can illuminate our relatives’ lives and the social context in which their photos were taken.
Sherlock Cohn aka Ava Cohn is a professional genealogist who brings a lifelong fascination with heirloom photographs and a multidisciplinary approach to photo dating and interpretation. She has a degree from Brandeis University with coursework in decorative arts, art history, and costume history at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Please come early if you would like help from other genealogists.
Cost: The program is free to 2014 JGSO members. We request a $5 contribution from non-members. That fee can be applied to a membership should you decide to join JGSO at this meeting.
For more information about the program, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Barbara Hershey at 503-249-1976.
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If you did not attend the JGSO
June 8 program. You missed a lot. We had two entertaining and
information packed presentations by professional genealogist Jordan
Auslander – one on Gazetteers for the Kingdom of Hungary and one on
Researching New York City resources, remotely. And then there was the
excellent catered brunch. (Many thanks to Marcia Freed for overseeing
and coordinating the brunch and the many others who helped with the set
up for the brunch).
Here are links for the two handouts provided by Jordan.
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All photos courtesy Oregon Jewish Museum.
Feel free to comment on these photos at JGSOregon@gmail.com.
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