JGS of Long Island Meeting
- From: JWasserst@xxxxxxx
- Date: 9 Apr 2007 11:11:50 -0700
Come to the
27th IAJGS International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City July 15-20, 2007 www.slc2007.org
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, April 22 meeting.
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York
Topic: Eastern European City Directories Online
Our guest speaker is Logan Joseph Kleinwaks, Coordinator of the new
JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG. He is a hobbyist genealogist with a research
background in physics and mathematics. He is also interested in photographic
documentation of Jewish Cemeteries and improving internet access to genealogical
information. Many pre-World War II Eastern European business and address
directories have been scanned and made available as part of library digitization
programs. However they are presented as image and not text. Mr. Kleinwaks will
show us how to use the OCR software he developed to search these directories.
The OCR-based approach allows data from print sources to be made searchable
very quickly, with little manual intervention, and he will also discuss its
applications to other Jewish genealogy projects.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Cake and coffee will be served.
Resource books will be displayed.
Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30PM to take your genealogical questions.
For more information please contact Programming VP Rhoda, Miller,
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