91301: A Cultural Experience

Privacy and Genealogy: What Are the Rules?

Event Date: November 5, 2018

Event Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co–sponsored with Temple Adat Elohim on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 91362 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Program: Privacy and Genealogy:
What Are the Rules?

Privacy remains a huge issue for many genealogists and their family members, and the legal landscape concerning records access is constantly changing. Personal genealogy websites, as well as online collaborative trees offer different levels of privacy protections. The panelists will discuss the varied methods to the question of privacy, focusing especially on ethical considerations. California has a new Privacy Law effective January 2020 and the European Union has the General Data Protection Regulation which is already impacting access to records.

Speakers: E. Randol Schoenberg, J.D. Attorney E. Randol Schoenberg has handled numerous cases involving looted art and the recovery of property stolen by the Nazis, including the successful return of five paintings by Gustav Klimt, as featured in the 2015 film Woman in Gold. Schoenberg graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a certificate in European Cultural Studies and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California. Schoenberg served as President of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust from 2005 through 2015.
Jan Meisels Allen- is the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV). Jan is the chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee (PRAMC) since 2003. She served on the IAJGS Board of Directors from 2004-2013, and since 2004 represents IAJGS on the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC). In 2017, she was awarded the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2015, the IAJGS Volunteer of the Year award. In 2013, the National Genealogical Society awarded Jan the President’s Citation. She speaks on records access at national genealogical conferences.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues
are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family. Our 2019 membership drive begins
with this meeting. Join JGSCV now and membership is good through December 2019.