Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JGFF - reminder #galicia

Alexander Sharon

JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder) is most popular JG database available
for all genealogists.

For complete information about the JGFF database, please see the JGFF
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JewishGen Family Finder.

If you require JGFF assistance, please visit the JGFF Help desk at:

There are few more points in addition to rules listed in above JGFF sites:

1. When adding a town name(s) and the system rejects it, please search
for town names already listed in the JGFF system; perhaps you have
misspelled it or placed the town in the incorrect country (Typical: Russia
instead of Ukraine, Belarus or Moldova).

Rule: use only modern town name within modern country borders.

2. Use the JewishGen Gazetteer as much as possible

The JG Gazetteer, based on USBGN (United States Board of the
Geographical Names), provided unique FEAT # which allows JGFF editor
to enter correct town with correct coordinates into the JGFF database.

If a place name is not listed in the Gazetteer, please provide detailed
description where information about the town and its Jewish
characteristics can be located.

Please do not make location references such as classical "pinskaminska
kibernia" or refer the JGFF editor to Google or other Internet search

Suggestion: Do your research first but call JGFF Help when you are lost.

3. We are trying our best, but sometime we also hit the wall, and in this
case we recommend to contact JG discussion group: there are many
very helpful and very smart experienced Genners can provide
suggestions and recommendations.

4. Do not forget write simple "thank you" to editor in reply when your
issue has been solved. I am volunteer JGFF editor.

5. I'll post on this forum periodic updates on added JGFF towns and
surnames associated with those towns. Galicia towns updates will be also
posted on Galicia discussion group.


Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor

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