I am pleased to announce Fred Apel as the new ShtetLinks Project
Manager. Fred will take on a tough role, stepping into the shoes of
Chuck Weinstein, who, as the Project Manager for over four years, has
made ShtetLinks into a major JewishGen project. We are sad to see
Chuck step down but it is understandable that he needs to re- focus
his energies at this particular time in his life. Chuck has
graciously agreed to help acclimate Fred in his new role and for the
time being will continue to moderate the ShtetLinks mail list. I
will certainly miss working with Chuck.
Fred brings to his new position a wealth of experience in Jewish
genealogical activities. He is a Life Member and Vice President of
JGS Michigan and an advisor for the Society's award winning
newsletter,"Generations," and their website. He also produced a
local cable television show about genealogy and JGSMI and has
compiled a book entitled "Beginner's Workshop in Print" that is
presented to all new members of JGSMI. In addition, as a JewishGen
volunteer, he has helped with several necrologies and has done other
work on the Yizkor Book project.
We look forward to his bringing his talents and energies to
ShtetLinks and helping that project develop to its fullest potential.
JewishGen Vice President, Research