Lithuania SIG #Lithuania See you in DC! #lithuania
Susan E. King <susan.king@...>
As we put the finishing touches on our preparations for the 23rd
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Washington, DC, we look
forward to seeing many of you there. Always a highlight at these
conferences is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.
JewishGen is looking forward to several major announcements and the
launch of some very exciting research tools during our evening
presentation on Tuesday, July 22. You will see that we have been quite
busy behind the scenes this year.
JewishGen continues its ongoing commitment to preserving our Jewish
heritage. Since January 1, 2003 and becoming affiliated with the Museum
of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, we have been
able to clear the data backlog and begin in earnest to implement systems
for presenting data in ways never before possible.
We have purchased and deployed three brand new higher-end servers to
handle the workload we are currently experiencing and that which we
anticipate in the near future. We have also been able to use one of the
older servers to migrate the Ellis Island Database systems for better
To accomplish all we have done so far this year, we have nearly depleted
the funds that we raised >from the First Annual Appeal we began last year
at this time.
We know that if you review all that we have accomplished in 2003
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/WhatsNew.html and see what will be coming in a few short weeks, you will agree that our commitment is stronger than ever!
Your commitment to JewishGen is more important than ever. Your financial
support will provide essential means for us to continue the momentum and
to allow JewishGen to share all of these exciting resources with our
growing global community.
JewishGen's Second Annual Appeal starts NOW!
Our goal, $1,000,000!
With your help, JewishGen will reach a milestone of over 1,000,000 new
records in 2003 alone. With your ongoing financial support along with
the tools and technical resources now in place, we can keep these
numbers growing at phenomenal rates. Look at it this way, for every
dollar you commit, you will be supporting one NEW record to be available
to the JewishGen community !
from time to time, we hear >from many of you who participate in theJGFFAlert about the great success you have had with this value-added
service. Over the course of the next week, while we put the finishing
touches on "what" is to come, it would be great if those of you who have
had success with the JGFFAlert, or with any of JewishGen's other
services, could share these success stories with us all.
Not only would such sharing provide new ideas and concepts to help break
through specific barriers to research, but these stories are, in their
own way, perhaps the best testament to the commitment JewishGen has for
all who have an interest in their Jewish heritage.
Look around. Where else can one find the synergy of participation, the
commitment of resources, the sharing of information, and the creativity
for projects that can open up new opportunities for our research?
Your gift today will ensure that these objectives can be met. Your gift
today will ensure that we can bring forth records that have never before
been available to us.
We thank you all for your kind words and your support through 2003.
Together we can make this a year to remember!
Susan E. King
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