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Tell us a bit about your genealogy/family history journey
Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, I was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project “Searching for My Roots” in Venezuela for 15 years. I was a board member of The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) for 10 years. I am involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and hold a board-level position at The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since 2006 I have been working at MyHeritage liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world.
Favorite food or beverage
Chocolate, pizza, seafood
Surnames of interest
Horowitz, Ciobotaro, Singer, Polak, Erbs, Harabaguio, Essenfeld, Abbo, Toledano
If you could meet one person from your family tree that died before you were born, who would it be and why?
My great-great-grandfather Shalom Horowitz, because he is my brick wall, and I only get rumors of him but can not find any records and the truth about his life in Ukraine.
Favorite place where you’ve traveled
From a genealogy/family history research perspective, what would you have done differently?
Cite all my sources, interview more relatives & ask more questions, record (video AND audio) all my interviews.
What are you currently working on and what’s next?
Spreading the love of genealogy around the world, trying to get more records and information available. Travels to archives and cemeteries to do more digitization.