Re: Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

Beth Erez

Hi Avraham

I think that you are doing a wonderful job and I am sure you know it is greatly appreciated but it is always nice to hear it again.

I am writing because I have found a major error in a family tree and did not quite know how to deal with it.

The tree I am referring to is at and I have highlighted in the pdf attached the entire incorrect branch of the tree.  Someone must have attached a different Joseph Mendelsohn to our Mendelsohn tree.  The rest of the tree is correct but the Joseph branch is incorrect -  our Joseph Mendelsohn looks as follows: 
 and is confirmed in many ways but here is the 1880 census information and attached is a pdf of the accurate descendants of Moses (Morris) and Leah Ellen (nee Goldberg) Mendelsohn.


I would appreciate assistance from someone at JewishGen to have the tree on your site corrected.

Beth Erez
Hod Hasharon, Israel

On Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 12:16 AM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:

JewishGen is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), enabling the addition of 555 new family trees, representing 454,416 individuals. In total, the Family Tree of the Jewish People now includes 7,684 trees which represent approximately 8,642,345 individuals. 

While small in comparison to Family Tree collections at major commercial sites, the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish People provides researchers with unique access to vital Jewish family history information that is available in no other facility. We encourage everyone to utilize this valuable resource that we hope will continue to grow on an ongoing basis.

Improving the FTJP was labor intensive and required the navigation of many complex systems and processes. In this regard, please join me in expressing our gratitude to volunteers Gary Sandler (Director of Systems Administration) and Iris Folkson (FTJP, Support and IT Coordinator) for the dozens of hours they spent analyzing and upgrading our system, adding trees for the first time since in 2018, and ensuring that the FTJP can be updated on a monthly basis going forward.

The FTJP can be searched by visiting:

To submit a Family Tree, please visit:

Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach.

Avraham Groll

Executive Director


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