What Are, Why Use, and How to Create a ShtetLinks Website on JewishGen
Judy Petersen wanted to place her family history into a historical and geographical context and collaborate with other researchers, but she needed an outlet. ShtetLinks is a JewishGen.org project where volunteers create individual web pages about their ancestral towns of origin. Being technologically challenged posed a seemingly insurmountable obstacle for Judy to attempt creating a web page. Find out how Judy overcame this challenge and how anyone can develop their own ShtetLinks site, expand computer skills, and further personal research at the same time by networking with other genealogists interested in the same towns and resources.
Sunday, November 14th
10 AM – noon
Congregation Har HaShem
3950 Baseline Road, Boulder
North Building Downstairs Computer Lab
A JGSCO member, Judy Petersen started researching her family after overhearing her father talk about being an orphan after his parents and brother died. An effort to re-establish contact with her father’s first cousins blossomed into an all-encompassing quest to find out as much as possible about her extended family. Knowing nothing more than that her father’s family was from Russia and her mother’s family was from Hungary, Judy has been fortunate enough to determine the towns of origin for all but one of her great-grandparents, establish an extensive family tree and locate living relatives in southern California, New York, Canada, Argentina, Israel, and Denver. When not trolling the Internet for genealogical tidbits or transcribing vital and census records for JewishGen’s Hungarian SIG, Judy works as a physical therapist, is the Library Director for Congregation Har Shalom in Fort Collins, and can be found chauffeuring her two teenaged daughters to and from their myriad activities.
Co-sponsored by the Congregation Har HaShem Adult Education Program and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado (JGSCO). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (720) 221-6858, or www.JGSCO.org.