JGSGB Panel: Digital Storytelling: A New Way to Share Your Information
June 14, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at Temple Emanuel
Our stories keep memories alive. Digital storytelling, using computer-based audio visual tools, allows everyday people to share their stories in a 21st century way.
Four JGSGB members, Linda Levine, Gilda Bruckman, Jill Roff and Jeanne Eberhart will each share their unique stories via short videos (each under 5 minutes) and explain how they turned genealogical research into a video using resources of the Cambridge Public Library and Cambridge CCTV.
You will experience how compelling family stories can be when presented through this wonderful new tool.
Linda Levine founded a genealogy study group in 1982 that became our society, the JGSGB, and served as one of our first co-presidents. She holds a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. Her mother’s family BAER, STRAUSS, HORKHEIMER, HIRSCH, OPPENHEIMER and WEINSCHENK come from southwestern Germany, while her father’s LEVINE family settled in Belarus, and her father’s SHIEVITZ, SISKIND/ZISLE, JOFFEE, and AKRAP families were from Lithuania.
Gilda Bruckman, who tutors writing at Cambridge College, has traced a branch of her Polish family back to the 18th century. Her genealogical focus is on the potential power of visual imagery and graphics for engaging family members. She is researching BRUCHMAN (Mohyliv-Podolsk and Verbovets, Ukraine and Otaci, Bessarabia), EISENSTEIN (Mohyliv-Podolsk, Ukraine), GOLDFARB and KUPERBERG (Zwoleń, Poland), KRAUS (Kazimierz Dolny and Zwoleń, Poland), MALOWANY (Warzawa, Poland and Wien, Austria), WECHSLER (Ukraine).
Jill R. Roff is a retired law librarian and foreign language teacher, who enjoys applying her research and language skills to genealogical research. Her known GOLD and GLEEMAN ancestors hail from Kamenetz Podolsk, Ukraine, ZELIKOVICH and MILKES from Slutsk,Belarus, ROFF and RATSKY from Warsaw, Poland , and SAUNDERS and SONDIS from Ataki, Bessarabia.
Jeanne Eberhart has been interested in genealogy ever since her fifth-grade teacher assigned building a family tree. Decades later, with the advent of Ancestry and other sophisticated tools, she was hooked. She’s researching WOLDENBERG (Golub-Dobrzyń and Wlodawek, Poland) and COHN and MARKS (Poland) on her paternal side.
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Post-lecture (approx. 3:30 pm)
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.