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

David Dubin

I have my family tree on different websites, but it isn't in gedcom file format. Is there a way to either convert what is on these websites to gedcom and if so, how so and if not? Is there a way to upload what is on these sites to Family Tree of the Jewish People and if so, how so, and if not why not?

David Dubin

From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Avraham Groll <agroll@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 4:16 PM
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Subject: [Special] [] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

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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