28 September 2010

Tel Aviv: Family Festival, Day 3

The crowds of families are still strong on this last day of the One Family Many Faces festival.

Attending a special event last night were Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, and Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov, who both visited the MyHeritage.com display.

Daniel Horowitz, the company's genealogy and translation manager, helped Edelstein create his tree online.

      Sitting at computer, Minister Edelstein. Standing left, Daniel  Horowitz. 
Standing right, Minister Misezhnikov

Avinoam Armoni, Beit Hatfutsot's director, dropped by yesterday to check his family tree. We mentioned that visitors are hoping that this will be offered again next year.

This morning, Tracing the Tribe reader, Serge Blinder - originally from Toulouse, France - came by to say hello:

Carol Hoffman and Rose Feldman (Israel Genealogical Society) and I have been fielding visitors' questions about resources, where to go for more information and how to learn more. We've been talking about how to offer genealogy classes next year as part of the event.

It has been a fabulous three days.

Tracing the Tribe will say it again: Everyone who says kids are not interested in family history has never seen this crowd: grandparents, parents, children all working together to create family trees.

We are looking forward to next year!

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