Jewish Genealogy Society of MD

The next meeting of the JGSMD will be held on April 27, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center-Park Heights, Baltimore. Tammy Hepps will present “Trees and Stories on”

You have intriguing stories about your favorite ancestors stored in your file drawers, on your computer, and inside your head. Now you want to share them with your family and friends, but their eyes glaze over when you start to talk. Tammy will show you how to fix that, both by introducing and its collaborative family storytelling platform, as well as presenting techniques even the tech-wary can use to make their stories more entertaining in any medium. Hear ideas for better engaging your family in your genealogical discoveries, and see how the various tools on can bring your whole family together around your shared history. Tammy Hepps will show you how to turn your family tree into stories your friends and relatives will actually want to read.

Tammy Hepps is a nationally recognized genealogy speaker, teacher, and writer.  As the creator of, she won the RootsTech Developer Challenge.  Her experience combines 14 years managing web technology for digital media companies in New York City with more than 2 decades researching her family tree.  She received her A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard and serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Jewish Archive Center and JewishGen.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.