Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento
"Citations Made Easy" -- Gary Sandler
Next Sunday, August 18, 2013, 10 a.m.
Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento
Most of us put off citing the source of the materials we add to our files. We figure we'll remember which cousin we got a certain birth date from. And why is it that citing that book or website always takes four times longer than capturing the new facts? The problem comes two weeks or two years later when we wonder how we got Aunt Millie's birth date so wrong. In this guilt-free session, our own Gary Sandler tells us how to quickly and helpfully cite your sources, embrace your inner note taker, and overcome your fears of citations as work.
Gary Sandler has been a computer guy and project planner for over 30 years. He's been researching and documenting his Russian, Lithuanian and Polish roots for over a dozen years. Sandler worked with Steve Morse to create the “Gold Form” One-Step tool for searching Ellis Island passenger records. He also serves as volunteer system administrator for JewishGen where he regularly adds features to the award-winning ViewMate.
Who Do You Think You Are?
TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" airs tonight at 9 p.m, focusing on Zooey Deschanel. A repeat of last week's program on Chelsea Handler (Jewish father, Nazi ancestor) airs right before, at 8 p.m.
Eydie Gorme Passes Away
A few excerpts from the New York Times' obituary:
Eydie Gorme, Voice of Sophisticated Pop, Dies at 84
Published: August 11, 2013
Eydie Gorme, the lively singer with a remarkable range who performed a decades-long act with her husband, Steve Lawrence, that made them the sweethearts of mid-20th-century American pop music, died on Saturday in Las Vegas. She was 84. . . .
Edith Gormezano was born on Aug. 16, 1928, in the Bronx. Her father, a tailor, was from Sicily and her mother from Turkey, but both were Sephardic Jews and spoke Spanish, as well as English, at home. . . .
She was hired to perform for two weeks but ended up staying for years, as the show evolved into the “Tonight” show with Allen as host. She was also impressed by a young cast member, Mr. Lawrence, a cantor’s son from Brooklyn, and they were married in Las Vegas in 1957.
See you Sunday morning.