Re: re saying where you are #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>

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Dear Genners, There are all kinds of reasons some of us may choose
to put down our location and that includes personal experience and
Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but I haven't read all the
posts yet.

As a victim of identity theft, I am extremely cautious giving out details
about myself that are posted in a public forum. Keep in mind, these
are kept in archives and can be found anytime in the future. Not that I
expect JewishGen to be a source of identity theft, however having lived
the torturous experience of reclaiming my name, identity and credit, I'm
very paranoid about providing private information in a public record. I
one, might provide my specific location in private email exchange, but not
in a
public archived forum. We can still exchange family information even if
don't have a clue where each of us lives.
Up to a point.

The States is a big place. There are only a few Jewish centres in the UK -
London, Manchester and Leeds whereas the US is vast and knowing, say, which
major city would be useful, say.

If I was looking for family that had moved to the US in a particular
location, I might wish to contact a person who lives in that general area to
assist me.

As I understand it the USA is a federal country and the laws and rules of
registration are specific to each particular State, England is a very small
place in comparison with a centralised registry.

If I wanted assistance with family that moved hundred years ago to New
Jersey, then I might wish to contact someone who lives in New Jersey - in
the same way that people have contacted me personally about the situation in

I respect your position, but there are quite obvious reasons why knowing
which state or city one is >from might be helpful.

As far as identity theft is concerned or spamming I don't use my real name
on any other newsgroup for the type of reasons you state - I recognise that
this group has a purpose which requires that one gives some personal

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,

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