Due to the forecast of inclement weather this weekend, the program scheduled for March 19 is
May 21, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Brief Biennial Meeting & Elections
DORIS LOEB NABEL
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YOUR ONLINE FOOTPRINT
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut will meet at JGSCT's home, Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, CT 06111. The program is free and open to everyone interested in Jewish genealogy.
The brief biennial meeting features the State of the JGS report and elections. Following the short business session, the free program, open to anyone interested in Jewish genealogy, will begin close to 1:45 PM. Doris Loeb Nabel, President of JGSCT, will share suggestions every genealogist can employ to ensure that online personal information is more secure.
Genealogy research has greatly changed in the 21st century. Not only are many resources available on the Internet, social media also enables genealogists to find information as well as relatives, and facilitates networking.
She suggests that, prior to coming to the meeting, you check your digital footprint. After entering your name in the search bar on your internet browser, click on the resulting links, and check the information your find about yourself.
Given the concern about the incredible amount of personal information everyone shares via the digisphere, Internet users need to be proactive. Both the government and social networking sites aggregate the metadata, which is additional information about the data that is on the Internet. The topic of minimizing and protecting the information people share about themselves is currently a hot topic.
The presentation will include limiting others from knowing too much about you, tracking, browser preferences, cookies, passwords, social media, mobile phones, and more.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut houses its library at Temple Sinai. JGSCT members may borrow items other than reference books and materials, which do not circulate, from the library collection.