Online Webinars in Spanish with Daniel Horowitz

On Saturday, August 2, beginning at 1 pm Mountain Daylight Time, the Family History Library will hold two online webinars in Spanish with Daniel Horowitz, the Chief Genealogist of MyHeritage. The first class which begins at 1 will be Saque el máximo provecho de MyHeritage (Getting the Most out of MyHeritage) followed at 3 pm by ¿Cómo involucrar a los niños en la investigación familiar? (How to Get Kids Involved in Family History).

In the 1 pm class Saque el máximo provecho de MyHeritage or “Getting the Most out of MyHeritage” you will learn how to build a family tree on He will also talk about how to enter details, upload images, use facial recognition technology to tag people, and how to invite and share information with family members. MyHeritage has functions that will benefit your research including SmartMatching and RecordMatching. Join us online or in the Family History Library and learn how to use these two powerful tools to help you discover your family information and collaborate with others around the world.

The second class which begins at 3 pm ¿Cómo involucrar a los niños en la investigación familiar? or “How to Get Kids Involved in Family History” will illustrate successful techniques used for more than 15 years in teaching genealogy to children between the ages of 10 and 13 in a project created by Horowitz called “Searching for my roots.” Daniel is going to share his methodology and strategies to help us provide an excellent learning experience covering the topics and issues vital to genealogical research activities. These topics include: interviews, geography, statistics, history, photos, documents, songs, tombstones, surname origin, and many more. Examples will include explanations, graphics, and other elements used in the teaching process. These are exciting activities for children, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in motivating children to discover their roots.

Daniel Horowitz has been the Chief Genealogist for MyHeritage since 2006. He also heads their translation department. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela and currently resides in Israel. He holds degrees in Computer Engineering with specialties in Education and Management of Educational Institutions. He is a founding member and speaker for the Sociedad de Genealogía Judía de Venezuela (Jewish Genealogical Society of Venezuela). He is also a member of the Governing Board and Webmaster for the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA), the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and the Horowitz Families Association (since 2008).

Please note: The class will be taught only in Spanish. No translation will be provided.

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