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JGS Toronto Event – Sharing Data on Genealogical Websites: Uses and Abuses; Risks and Rewards

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a virtual Zoom event presented by JGS Toronto.  Henry Blumberg who sits on the Board of Directors is the featured speaker.

Sharing Data on Genealogical Websites

 Uses and Abuses

Speaker: Henry Blumberg


Wednesday, 26 May 2021, at 7:30 p.m.


In an age of burgeoning technology, genealogists have concerns that relate to genealogy websites, their uses and possible abuses. These include issues of privacy, user agreements, facial recognition, data mining, ownership of data, sharing DNA information with testing companies, surveillance capitalism, and genealogical manipulation and fraud.


Henry Blumberg is a barrister in Toronto. He is on the Board of JGS Toronto, has served three terms as convener of the Latvia SIG, and two terms on the Board of Governors of JewishGen. He has presented at twelve IAJGS conferences and was a speaker in Riga at the “Names and Fates Project” in June 2008, as well as at International Conferences on “Jews in a Changing World” in 2011 and in 2014.

To attend this event go to the Register for Programs button on our home page.


May 26
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm