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Dick Plotz <Dick@...>
Ann Rabinowitz posted this message about the JewishGen Blog to the
JewishGen Discussion Group and a few SIG lists on Thursday. Avraham
Groll, the JewishGen Administrator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage,
asked that it be posted to all the lists, with Ann's permission, as a
great introduction to the Blog, a new resource for JewishGen.
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In the past few months, I have been writing pieces for the JewishGen
Blog, http://jewishgen.blogspot.com, that might be too cumbersome or
large for posting on the digests. This gives me the opportunity to be more
expansive and detailed about subjects. This past week, for instance, I have
posted such diverse pieces as "Beginner's Guides", "YouTube: A Genealogical
Tool" and "Searching for Leo Zeitlin".
I hope that many of you will take advantage of looking at the Blog to
view these things. This would include the writings of a number of other
genealogical researchers who are well-known to all of you as regular posters
on JewishGen. Some of these contributors are: Lance Ackerfeld, Jan Meisels
Allen, Warren Blatt, Varda Meyers Epstein, Karen Franklin, Phyllis Kramer,
Jamie Kotler, Anne Feder Lee, David Marwell, Joan Parker, Dick Plotz, Brian
J. Reiser, and Pamela Weisberger.
You may be saying to yourself, "Why do I need to look at another genealogy
site?" I think you will find it beneficial and it will certainly give you
another slant on doing research as well as provide you with up-to-date
information on what is going on in the genealogical world. In addition, the
Blog has the capability to allow you to search for authors, topics and
pieces which appeared in the past. So, if you missed my article in February
entitled "A Jewish Valentine Story: How People Meet", you can easily find
it on the Blog in the February listings or under my name.
In order for the administrators of the Blog to know that you are really
using this valuable resource, you might like to respond in the comments
section which follows each article. You can start discussions there about
the topics broached in the articles.
So, take a chance and take a look. I'm sure you will enjoy the reading
material provided for you on the Blog.
All the best,