JewishGen Needs You #ukraine
As we prepare to celebrate the New Year please take a moment to consider
that JewishGen provides us with the vital source for our ongoing
genealogical research. JewishGen is still one of the only free
genealogical sites-free to us, but not free to JewishGen who must bear the
monthly expense of providing all the resources we use daily without a
second thought. These are costs that must be met to overcome the current
To continue as a public service institution, JewishGen has launched the
first Annual New Year Donor Appeal. The goal is to raise $300,000 to
carry us through to the end of 2002 and to acquire the necessary hardware
and software applications for improved databases scheduled to begin going
online by October. There are two million records >from Yad Vashem and
other sources waiting to be made available to us!
Our group is currently working on several projects and the costs of
preparing and keeping them available on line must be met before they are
added to the JewishGen servers.
The financial support of each and every one of us is needed if JewishGen
is to continue as the only free site for Jewish genealogical research.
Give what you can afford, be it $25, the suggested annual minimum, or $100
(or more) which will enroll you in the JGFFAlert. This is a system that
informs you via immediate e-mail if another researcher enters data into
the JGFF that has the potential of linking to your family names.
Please go now to http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgenerosity/contribute.ihtml.
With your permission, your name will be listed on a special 2002 Annual
New Year Donor Appeal recognition site. We are asking that all our users
make a donation to the very best of their financial ability. Consider
scheduling a monthly deduction >from your credit card if this works best
On behalf of JewishGen, our Coordinator Florence Elman, my Co-Moderator
JoAnne Vanett, our UkraineSIG sends our very best wishes for a healthy,
happy and peaceful New Year. L'Shana Tova.
Freya Blitstein Maslov