Thursday, April 24, 2014

“BillionGraves and Beyond”

 “BillionGraves and Beyond”
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

ORLANDO, FL, April 24, 2014 — Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring BillionGraves’ Chief Technology Officer, Brian Moncur, “BillionGraves and Beyond”.

The aim of BillionGraves is to collect images and the location of all headstones throughout the world before these valuable historical records disappear, and make them freely available to the world.  This is a monumental task and not one that we can do alone. This is especially important for Jewish headstones as they traditionally document the name of the deceased’s father – enabling one to go back another generation in a family tree. Brian will show why this work is important and how to get started. BillionGraves uses cutting edge technology to make it easy and fun to collect and search for grave site records.  

Prior to the program, starting at 6:30pm, there will be time for newcomers to network and to receive free consulting assistance or mentoring from a Jewish genealogy maven. With Yom HaShoah, there is no better time to research one’s family tree.
           



Brian has been working on BillionGraves for three years now and has been a huge asset to BillionGraves from the start. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University and has an extensive background in software design and development. He was the CTO for Fonix (a speech recognition company) as well as for AppTime, the original developer of BillionGraves. In his spare time he loves mountain biking, rock climbing/canyoneering and talking technology with his three sons who all had a hand in the creation of BillionGraves. 

DATE: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (6:30pm for networking and mavens)
ADMISSION: Open to the public. $5.00 for non-members. Free for members.
LOCATION: Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando – Roth JCC – Maitland Campus, Senior Lounge, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.

About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not for profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. Anyone may join JGSGO. Annual dues are $35 for an individual and $40 for a family. For more information “like” us at www.facebook.com/jgsgreaterorlando, or visit our blog at www.jgsgo.blogspot.com , or call us at 407-494-4230.

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Contact Information: 

Marlis Humphrey
JGSGO VP Programs & Publicity
jgsgo.programs@gmail.com

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