Re: A new "names" database? #names

Sarah L Meyer

I do use the JGFF, but I agree with the idea of cleaning it up.  So many of the researchers have not been on in the last 10 years.  I do know that they do add RD for the deceased researchers, when someone reports that fact.  But many of the older researchers may no longer be able to use email- or are not actively researching.  Perhaps a better project would be to have the emails sent to those who have not been on since before this date in 2010- and ask them if they are still interested in having their names and contact information on the JGFF.  Then each year after the first, there would only be a single year to check on.  Now that said - I have been teaching a beginning Jewish genealogy class - and two Sundays ago - showed my class how to use the JGFF.  One student has already reported that he had been in contact with a woman in England, who had not been on Jewishgen since 2018 - and he "hit the jackpot".  He knew he had family in England.  She did not know that she had family in the US, and they have already figured out their relationship.
Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania

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