Lecture – Peggy Lauritzen & Daniel Horowitz

March 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
on Zoom

Presenter: Peggy Lauritzen

“Migration Trails Across America” 

America has been a nation on the move since the first landings in the colonies.  From buffalo traces and Native American trails to rivers and canals, Americans found a way to keep pushing “west”. This presentation concentrates on the most common means of travel in the New World.  Migrations trails and patterns will be discussed, as well as the many rivers and canals that interconnected us as a nation.  A case study will be demonstrated showing a “lost” ancestor”.

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born.  The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach.  The love of her family’s history has never left her.  With her experience as a former Family History Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life.  Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies.  Peggy is an instructor at Ancestry Academy and Family Tree University, and served as an Ambassador for RootsTech2016-2017, and she was given the honor of 2018 Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Second presentation:

Presenter: Daniel Horowitz

“MyHeritage Photo Features: A Whole New Way to Tell Your Family’s Story”

MyHeritage has become the #1 platform for uploading, enhancing, and sharing old family photos. In this lecture, Daniel will give you a detailed tour of all the photo features MyHeritage offers. Learn to animate your photos with Deep Nostalgia™, colorize and restore colors with MyHeritage In Color™, bring faces into sharp focus with the Photo Enhancer, record the stories behind your photos with the Photo Storyteller™, make your photos speak with DeepStory, and much more. Daniel will show you how to use MyHeritage to breathe new life into old photos and revive your family’s favorite memories.

Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, Daniel was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project “Searching for My Roots” in Venezuela for 15 years. He was a board member of The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) for 10 years, now is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects, and holds a board-level position at The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). Since 2006 Daniel has been working at MyHeritage liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers, and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world.

All our monthly lectures and workshops are free to our members and the public. Non-members should request a Zoom invitation here. Please note that we cannot respond to same-day requests.

There is no DNA Special Interest Group meeting this month. Our members are encouraged to attend Conejo Valley Genealogical Society’s DNA SIG this month. Contact webmaster@venturacogensoc.org for more information.