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Owners of a Territory #general

Victoria Tanenbaum <tanevi07@...>
 

Hi,

I'm looking for more information about some places my family has come
from, but with trouble.
When looking into parts Romania and other countries that sometimes have
belonged to Russia and other times are their own country, I find it hard
to figure out where to look.
If a territory changes hands, would it be easier to look at the country
that the territory is currently in opr should I look at the country that
owned it at the time period I'm looking for?

I'm sorry if it is confusing, but I don't know how to properly word my
request. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thank you,
Victoria Tanenbaum
Location: Maine,USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Owners of a Territory #general

Victoria Tanenbaum <tanevi07@...>
 

Hi,

I'm looking for more information about some places my family has come
from, but with trouble.
When looking into parts Romania and other countries that sometimes have
belonged to Russia and other times are their own country, I find it hard
to figure out where to look.
If a territory changes hands, would it be easier to look at the country
that the territory is currently in opr should I look at the country that
owned it at the time period I'm looking for?

I'm sorry if it is confusing, but I don't know how to properly word my
request. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thank you,
Victoria Tanenbaum
Location: Maine,USA


New JewishGen policy on references to outside websites #courland #latvia

Dick Plotz
 

JewishGen has adopted the following policy as an extension of the
existing one-time mention policy for commercial websites, effective
1 December 2006. The existing policy was not clear as to how
non-commercial websites should be treated. The new policy
distinguishes between sites that have or do not have a relationship
with JewishGen (either as a donor of data or by making a financial
contribution).

The policy:

1. Commercial (access by subscription or other payment)
genealogy-related websites are entitled to one "sales mention" on each
JewishGen mailing list per site. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties, such as "I found my great-great-uncle on
ancestry.com," are permitted after the "one-time" mention, but
references, with URLs, to resources on sites that have already had
a one-time mention are not permitted. Example: ancestry.com. This
relaxes the old policy, which was not clear about the status of incidental
mentions.

2. Non-commercial (free access) genealogy-related sites that are *not*
affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to one update post,
not to exceed 1 page in length, during the first week of each month
on each JewishGen mailing list. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties are permitted. Example: museumoffamilyhistory.com.
This is a ***new*** policy. The old policy was not clear about how to
treat unaffiliated noncommercial sites.

3. Sites affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to update
posts as new resources become available. Example: ushmm.org.
This portion of the policy is unchanged.

This clarification has been made necessary by the excessive use of
expensive bandwidth to promote sites that have no relationship to
JewishGen, and was designed to provide a balance between the
legitimate needs of noncommercial sites and JewishGen's need to
conserve its resources in order to provide the best possible service
to its users. If you post messages to JewishGen lists about outside
websites, please take note of this new policy. The vast majority of our
users will not be affected by this change.

If you have any questions about how this policy applies to you, please
write to me privately at rplotz@.... Do *not* write to the list.
Messages about the policy will not be posted.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia New JewishGen policy on references to outside websites #courland #latvia

Dick Plotz
 

JewishGen has adopted the following policy as an extension of the
existing one-time mention policy for commercial websites, effective
1 December 2006. The existing policy was not clear as to how
non-commercial websites should be treated. The new policy
distinguishes between sites that have or do not have a relationship
with JewishGen (either as a donor of data or by making a financial
contribution).

The policy:

1. Commercial (access by subscription or other payment)
genealogy-related websites are entitled to one "sales mention" on each
JewishGen mailing list per site. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties, such as "I found my great-great-uncle on
ancestry.com," are permitted after the "one-time" mention, but
references, with URLs, to resources on sites that have already had
a one-time mention are not permitted. Example: ancestry.com. This
relaxes the old policy, which was not clear about the status of incidental
mentions.

2. Non-commercial (free access) genealogy-related sites that are *not*
affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to one update post,
not to exceed 1 page in length, during the first week of each month
on each JewishGen mailing list. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties are permitted. Example: museumoffamilyhistory.com.
This is a ***new*** policy. The old policy was not clear about how to
treat unaffiliated noncommercial sites.

3. Sites affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to update
posts as new resources become available. Example: ushmm.org.
This portion of the policy is unchanged.

This clarification has been made necessary by the excessive use of
expensive bandwidth to promote sites that have no relationship to
JewishGen, and was designed to provide a balance between the
legitimate needs of noncommercial sites and JewishGen's need to
conserve its resources in order to provide the best possible service
to its users. If you post messages to JewishGen lists about outside
websites, please take note of this new policy. The vast majority of our
users will not be affected by this change.

If you have any questions about how this policy applies to you, please
write to me privately at rplotz@.... Do *not* write to the list.
Messages about the policy will not be posted.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


New JewishGen policy on references to outside websites #southafrica

Dick Plotz
 

JewishGen has adopted the following policy as an extension of the
existing one-time mention policy for commercial websites, effective
1 December 2006. The existing policy was not clear as to how
non-commercial websites should be treated. The new policy
distinguishes between sites that have or do not have a relationship
with JewishGen (either as a donor of data or by making a financial
contribution).

The policy:

1. Commercial (access by subscription or other payment)
genealogy-related websites are entitled to one "sales mention" on each
JewishGen mailing list per site. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties, such as "I found my great-great-uncle on
ancestry.com," are permitted after the "one-time" mention, but
references, with URLs, to resources on sites that have already had
a one-time mention are not permitted. Example: ancestry.com. This
relaxes the old policy, which was not clear about the status of incidental
mentions.

2. Non-commercial (free access) genealogy-related sites that are *not*
affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to one update post,
not to exceed 1 page in length, during the first week of each month
on each JewishGen mailing list. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties are permitted. Example: museumoffamilyhistory.com.
This is a ***new*** policy. The old policy was not clear about how to
treat unaffiliated noncommercial sites.

3. Sites affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to update
posts as new resources become available. Example: ushmm.org.
This portion of the policy is unchanged.

This clarification has been made necessary by the excessive use of
expensive bandwidth to promote sites that have no relationship to
JewishGen, and was designed to provide a balance between the
legitimate needs of noncommercial sites and JewishGen's need to
conserve its resources in order to provide the best possible service
to its users. If you post messages to JewishGen lists about outside
websites, please take note of this new policy. The vast majority of our
users will not be affected by this change.

If you have any questions about how this policy applies to you, please
write to me privately at rplotz@.... Do *not* write to the list.
Messages about the policy will not be posted.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica New JewishGen policy on references to outside websites #southafrica

Dick Plotz
 

JewishGen has adopted the following policy as an extension of the
existing one-time mention policy for commercial websites, effective
1 December 2006. The existing policy was not clear as to how
non-commercial websites should be treated. The new policy
distinguishes between sites that have or do not have a relationship
with JewishGen (either as a donor of data or by making a financial
contribution).

The policy:

1. Commercial (access by subscription or other payment)
genealogy-related websites are entitled to one "sales mention" on each
JewishGen mailing list per site. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties, such as "I found my great-great-uncle on
ancestry.com," are permitted after the "one-time" mention, but
references, with URLs, to resources on sites that have already had
a one-time mention are not permitted. Example: ancestry.com. This
relaxes the old policy, which was not clear about the status of incidental
mentions.

2. Non-commercial (free access) genealogy-related sites that are *not*
affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to one update post,
not to exceed 1 page in length, during the first week of each month
on each JewishGen mailing list. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties are permitted. Example: museumoffamilyhistory.com.
This is a ***new*** policy. The old policy was not clear about how to
treat unaffiliated noncommercial sites.

3. Sites affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to update
posts as new resources become available. Example: ushmm.org.
This portion of the policy is unchanged.

This clarification has been made necessary by the excessive use of
expensive bandwidth to promote sites that have no relationship to
JewishGen, and was designed to provide a balance between the
legitimate needs of noncommercial sites and JewishGen's need to
conserve its resources in order to provide the best possible service
to its users. If you post messages to JewishGen lists about outside
websites, please take note of this new policy. The vast majority of our
users will not be affected by this change.

If you have any questions about how this policy applies to you, please
write to me privately at rplotz@.... Do *not* write to the list.
Messages about the policy will not be posted.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


Romanian National Archives - personal account #romania

Ari Marom <amarom@...>
 

Dear ROM-SIGers:

In preparation for a first-time visit to Romania and following procedures
explained at different times on this list, I sent a request in April 2006
for information regarding my family who came >from Romania to the head
offices of the national archives in Bucharest. To date I have received no
response. But when I visited Romania in late September, I went to the
archives in Suceava and they were more than happy to take a copy of the
letter I had sent earlier to Bucharest. I received an answer >from Suceava by
mail (in Romanian) at the end of October. Meanwhile, during the same visit,
I went to the archives in Piatra Neamt where I was told that they could not
receive any requests in any language other than Romanian and only on the
offical forms used for this purpose. I intend to make a formal application
for family records through the Romanian embassy in Tel Aviv. Bottom line:
three very different attitudes and levels of willingness to help >from
different offices of the same government agency. By the way, the response
from the Suceava archives was that they didn't have records >from the period
I was looking for (1862-1900), but at least they responded. So keep trying.

Ari Marom
Tzur Hadassah, Israel

Researching:
MARCUS, BLECHNER: Vatra Dornei, Saru Dornei, Piatra Neamt, Tirgu Neamt,
Romania


Re: Reply from Romanian Archives - translation done #romania

Hilary Henkin
 

Dear group,
I have received the translation I needed. Thanks to everyone!

It does indeed give directions, account, etc. for sending a money
transfer, with further instructions to mail a copy of that receipt to
the Galati office, so they can proceed.

I'll let you all know of any progress.

Hilary

At 03:05 PM 11/25/2006, Hilary Henkin wrote:
Dear group,
Based on prior messages of this group regarding new procedures for
requests >from various Romanian archives, in July I sent a request to
Bucharest for two records >from Galati. After no response for two
months, in September I wrote to the Romanian Embassy in Washington
DC asking them to assist.

I just received a letter >from the Archives! I can tell they're
asking me to send them funds, but need the letter translated so I
can do just that.

I've posted the letter at
<http://www.mymishpocha.net/rinc_wies/romania-letter.htm>. You may
reply privately or publicly, but either way, please don't type out
any bank account number, for internet security purposes.

I will, of course, keep you all appraised of any progress!

Thanks so much,
Hilary
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Romania SIG #Romania Romanian National Archives - personal account #romania

Ari Marom <amarom@...>
 

Dear ROM-SIGers:

In preparation for a first-time visit to Romania and following procedures
explained at different times on this list, I sent a request in April 2006
for information regarding my family who came >from Romania to the head
offices of the national archives in Bucharest. To date I have received no
response. But when I visited Romania in late September, I went to the
archives in Suceava and they were more than happy to take a copy of the
letter I had sent earlier to Bucharest. I received an answer >from Suceava by
mail (in Romanian) at the end of October. Meanwhile, during the same visit,
I went to the archives in Piatra Neamt where I was told that they could not
receive any requests in any language other than Romanian and only on the
offical forms used for this purpose. I intend to make a formal application
for family records through the Romanian embassy in Tel Aviv. Bottom line:
three very different attitudes and levels of willingness to help >from
different offices of the same government agency. By the way, the response
from the Suceava archives was that they didn't have records >from the period
I was looking for (1862-1900), but at least they responded. So keep trying.

Ari Marom
Tzur Hadassah, Israel

Researching:
MARCUS, BLECHNER: Vatra Dornei, Saru Dornei, Piatra Neamt, Tirgu Neamt,
Romania


Romania SIG #Romania Re: Reply from Romanian Archives - translation done #romania

Hilary Henkin
 

Dear group,
I have received the translation I needed. Thanks to everyone!

It does indeed give directions, account, etc. for sending a money
transfer, with further instructions to mail a copy of that receipt to
the Galati office, so they can proceed.

I'll let you all know of any progress.

Hilary

At 03:05 PM 11/25/2006, Hilary Henkin wrote:
Dear group,
Based on prior messages of this group regarding new procedures for
requests >from various Romanian archives, in July I sent a request to
Bucharest for two records >from Galati. After no response for two
months, in September I wrote to the Romanian Embassy in Washington
DC asking them to assist.

I just received a letter >from the Archives! I can tell they're
asking me to send them funds, but need the letter translated so I
can do just that.

I've posted the letter at
<http://www.mymishpocha.net/rinc_wies/romania-letter.htm>. You may
reply privately or publicly, but either way, please don't type out
any bank account number, for internet security purposes.

I will, of course, keep you all appraised of any progress!

Thanks so much,
Hilary
--
No virus found in this outgoing message.
Checked by AVG Free Edition.
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BBC Art Restitution talk - six days to listen. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

If you would like to hear a talk about art restitution - the current buoyant
art market, the sale of the Vienna Klimts, the withdrawal of the Andrew
Lloyd-Webber Picasso >from auction, the attitude of German Galleries etc with
commentary by our own London-based Austria-Czech Sigger Anne Webber [talking
about the ethics of art restitution] please tune to:

BBC Radio 4 Listen again - go to Friday 24th November. You have till Friday 1st
Dec 2006 to listen.

"..., Berlin Street Scene by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner sold at auction this month
for 21 million pounds. It had been stolen >from its rightful owners - a Jewish
family...... had been on display in a Berlin museum ..... xxx reports on why
the German government has called a crisis meeting to look at how it deals with
art sold by or confiscated >from Jews under the Nazis.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow/past_programmes.shtml

There is often a long gap before you can listen to it. You may get silence and
then the end of our famous Radio Soap "The Archers" first!

Celia Male [U.K.]


Re: LEDERER, POPPER, KOHN etc from Bohemia on "Free" ships' passenger lists. #austria-czech

Dan Breslau <sinespam@...>
 

Celia Male wrote, regarding searching at a well-known commercial site:
[...] If you enter "Moravia" and no family name you get 80 entries in all - only one
can be identified as Jewish and he is Adolf KOHNSTEIN designated as a "white"
waiter in 1949!

But now enter "Moravian' into the same field and leave the name blank - you get
9,054. [...]
It's also worth noting that this site allows some wildcard searches.
Wildcard searches allow you to search for combinations of known and
unknown characters. On this site, an asterisk ( * ) is used as a
wildcard standing in for up to 6 other characters. So, for example,
Moravia* would match both "Moravia" and "Moravian" (as well as anything
else that happens to start with "Moravia", and goes on for no more than
6 more characters.)

-- Dan Breslau
Boston area, MA


New JewishGen policy on references to outside websites #austria-czech

Dick Plotz
 

JewishGen has adopted the following policy as an extension of the
existing one-time mention policy for commercial websites, effective
1 December 2006. The existing policy was not clear as to how
non-commercial websites should be treated. The new policy
distinguishes between sites that have or do not have a relationship
with JewishGen (either as a donor of data or by making a financial
contribution).

The policy:

1. Commercial (access by subscription or other payment)
genealogy-related websites are entitled to one "sales mention" on each
JewishGen mailing list per site. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties, such as "I found my great-great-uncle on
ancestry.com," are permitted after the "one-time" mention, but
references, with URLs, to resources on sites that have already had
a one-time mention are not permitted. Example: ancestry.com. This
relaxes the old policy, which was not clear about the status of incidental
mentions.

2. Non-commercial (free access) genealogy-related sites that are *not*
affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to one update post,
not to exceed 1 page in length, during the first week of each month
on each JewishGen mailing list. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties are permitted. Example: museumoffamilyhistory.com.
This is a ***new*** policy. The old policy was not clear about how to
treat unaffiliated noncommercial sites.

3. Sites affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to update
posts as new resources become available. Example: ushmm.org.
This portion of the policy is unchanged.

This clarification has been made necessary by the excessive use of
expensive bandwidth to promote sites that have no relationship to
JewishGen, and was designed to provide a balance between the
legitimate needs of noncommercial sites and JewishGen's need to
conserve its resources in order to provide the best possible service
to its users. If you post messages to JewishGen lists about outside
websites, please take note of this new policy. The vast majority of our
users will not be affected by this change.

If you have any questions about how this policy applies to you, please
write to me privately at rplotz@.... Do *not* write to the list.
Messages about the policy will not be posted.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech BBC Art Restitution talk - six days to listen. #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

If you would like to hear a talk about art restitution - the current buoyant
art market, the sale of the Vienna Klimts, the withdrawal of the Andrew
Lloyd-Webber Picasso >from auction, the attitude of German Galleries etc with
commentary by our own London-based Austria-Czech Sigger Anne Webber [talking
about the ethics of art restitution] please tune to:

BBC Radio 4 Listen again - go to Friday 24th November. You have till Friday 1st
Dec 2006 to listen.

"..., Berlin Street Scene by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner sold at auction this month
for 21 million pounds. It had been stolen >from its rightful owners - a Jewish
family...... had been on display in a Berlin museum ..... xxx reports on why
the German government has called a crisis meeting to look at how it deals with
art sold by or confiscated >from Jews under the Nazis.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow/past_programmes.shtml

There is often a long gap before you can listen to it. You may get silence and
then the end of our famous Radio Soap "The Archers" first!

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: LEDERER, POPPER, KOHN etc from Bohemia on "Free" ships' passenger lists. #austria-czech

Dan Breslau <sinespam@...>
 

Celia Male wrote, regarding searching at a well-known commercial site:
[...] If you enter "Moravia" and no family name you get 80 entries in all - only one
can be identified as Jewish and he is Adolf KOHNSTEIN designated as a "white"
waiter in 1949!

But now enter "Moravian' into the same field and leave the name blank - you get
9,054. [...]
It's also worth noting that this site allows some wildcard searches.
Wildcard searches allow you to search for combinations of known and
unknown characters. On this site, an asterisk ( * ) is used as a
wildcard standing in for up to 6 other characters. So, for example,
Moravia* would match both "Moravia" and "Moravian" (as well as anything
else that happens to start with "Moravia", and goes on for no more than
6 more characters.)

-- Dan Breslau
Boston area, MA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech New JewishGen policy on references to outside websites #austria-czech

Dick Plotz
 

JewishGen has adopted the following policy as an extension of the
existing one-time mention policy for commercial websites, effective
1 December 2006. The existing policy was not clear as to how
non-commercial websites should be treated. The new policy
distinguishes between sites that have or do not have a relationship
with JewishGen (either as a donor of data or by making a financial
contribution).

The policy:

1. Commercial (access by subscription or other payment)
genealogy-related websites are entitled to one "sales mention" on each
JewishGen mailing list per site. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties, such as "I found my great-great-uncle on
ancestry.com," are permitted after the "one-time" mention, but
references, with URLs, to resources on sites that have already had
a one-time mention are not permitted. Example: ancestry.com. This
relaxes the old policy, which was not clear about the status of incidental
mentions.

2. Non-commercial (free access) genealogy-related sites that are *not*
affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to one update post,
not to exceed 1 page in length, during the first week of each month
on each JewishGen mailing list. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties are permitted. Example: museumoffamilyhistory.com.
This is a ***new*** policy. The old policy was not clear about how to
treat unaffiliated noncommercial sites.

3. Sites affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to update
posts as new resources become available. Example: ushmm.org.
This portion of the policy is unchanged.

This clarification has been made necessary by the excessive use of
expensive bandwidth to promote sites that have no relationship to
JewishGen, and was designed to provide a balance between the
legitimate needs of noncommercial sites and JewishGen's need to
conserve its resources in order to provide the best possible service
to its users. If you post messages to JewishGen lists about outside
websites, please take note of this new policy. The vast majority of our
users will not be affected by this change.

If you have any questions about how this policy applies to you, please
write to me privately at rplotz@.... Do *not* write to the list.
Messages about the policy will not be posted.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


Searching: RHODES / GOLD/ LOWE / ABRAMSON (New York, NY) #belarus

E Barry Lipkin
 

I am an UK cousin seeking contact with descendants of:-
Becky (née ABELOVITCH) and George RHODES, of New York,
formerly of Lida (Lithuania now Belarus).
Early 1950s family letters mentioned three daughters -
Sarah GOLD, Sylvia LOWE and Eva ABRAMSON
and six grandchildren (all born 1932 - 1942):-
Saul and Gloria GOLD; Diana and Judy LOWE;
Carol and Steven ABRAMSON.

I and other UK cousins would appreciate any connections
that JewishGen members can facilitate.

Please reply direct to barry.lipkin@...

E. Barry Lipkin of Cheshire & Cambridgeshire, UK
Researching: ABELOVITCH (Lida > NY) & LIPKIN (All countries)


Belarus SIG #Belarus Searching: RHODES / GOLD/ LOWE / ABRAMSON (New York, NY) #belarus

E Barry Lipkin
 

I am an UK cousin seeking contact with descendants of:-
Becky (née ABELOVITCH) and George RHODES, of New York,
formerly of Lida (Lithuania now Belarus).
Early 1950s family letters mentioned three daughters -
Sarah GOLD, Sylvia LOWE and Eva ABRAMSON
and six grandchildren (all born 1932 - 1942):-
Saul and Gloria GOLD; Diana and Judy LOWE;
Carol and Steven ABRAMSON.

I and other UK cousins would appreciate any connections
that JewishGen members can facilitate.

Please reply direct to barry.lipkin@...

E. Barry Lipkin of Cheshire & Cambridgeshire, UK
Researching: ABELOVITCH (Lida > NY) & LIPKIN (All countries)


New JewishGen policy on references to outside websites #latinamerica

Dick Plotz
 

JewishGen has adopted the following policy as an extension of the
existing one-time mention policy for commercial websites, effective
1 December 2006. The existing policy was not clear as to how
non-commercial websites should be treated. The new policy
distinguishes between sites that have or do not have a relationship
with JewishGen (either as a donor of data or by making a financial
contribution).

The policy:

1. Commercial (access by subscription or other payment)
genealogy-related websites are entitled to one "sales mention" on each
JewishGen mailing list per site. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties, such as "I found my great-great-uncle on
ancestry.com," are permitted after the "one-time" mention, but
references, with URLs, to resources on sites that have already had
a one-time mention are not permitted. Example: ancestry.com. This
relaxes the old policy, which was not clear about the status of incidental
mentions.

2. Non-commercial (free access) genealogy-related sites that are *not*
affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to one update post,
not to exceed 1 page in length, during the first week of each month
on each JewishGen mailing list. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties are permitted. Example: museumoffamilyhistory.com.
This is a ***new*** policy. The old policy was not clear about how to
treat unaffiliated noncommercial sites.

3. Sites affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to update
posts as new resources become available. Example: ushmm.org.
This portion of the policy is unchanged.

This clarification has been made necessary by the excessive use of
expensive bandwidth to promote sites that have no relationship to
JewishGen, and was designed to provide a balance between the
legitimate needs of noncommercial sites and JewishGen's need to
conserve its resources in order to provide the best possible service
to its users. If you post messages to JewishGen lists about outside
websites, please take note of this new policy. The vast majority of our
users will not be affected by this change.

If you have any questions about how this policy applies to you, please
write to me privately at rplotz@.... Do *not* write to the list.
Messages about the policy will not be posted.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.


Latin America #LatinAmerica New JewishGen policy on references to outside websites #latinamerica

Dick Plotz
 

JewishGen has adopted the following policy as an extension of the
existing one-time mention policy for commercial websites, effective
1 December 2006. The existing policy was not clear as to how
non-commercial websites should be treated. The new policy
distinguishes between sites that have or do not have a relationship
with JewishGen (either as a donor of data or by making a financial
contribution).

The policy:

1. Commercial (access by subscription or other payment)
genealogy-related websites are entitled to one "sales mention" on each
JewishGen mailing list per site. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties, such as "I found my great-great-uncle on
ancestry.com," are permitted after the "one-time" mention, but
references, with URLs, to resources on sites that have already had
a one-time mention are not permitted. Example: ancestry.com. This
relaxes the old policy, which was not clear about the status of incidental
mentions.

2. Non-commercial (free access) genealogy-related sites that are *not*
affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to one update post,
not to exceed 1 page in length, during the first week of each month
on each JewishGen mailing list. Posts to special-interest (SIG) lists
must be ontopic in order to be posted. Incidental mentions by
disinterested parties are permitted. Example: museumoffamilyhistory.com.
This is a ***new*** policy. The old policy was not clear about how to
treat unaffiliated noncommercial sites.

3. Sites affiliated with or hosted by JewishGen are entitled to update
posts as new resources become available. Example: ushmm.org.
This portion of the policy is unchanged.

This clarification has been made necessary by the excessive use of
expensive bandwidth to promote sites that have no relationship to
JewishGen, and was designed to provide a balance between the
legitimate needs of noncommercial sites and JewishGen's need to
conserve its resources in order to provide the best possible service
to its users. If you post messages to JewishGen lists about outside
websites, please take note of this new policy. The vast majority of our
users will not be affected by this change.

If you have any questions about how this policy applies to you, please
write to me privately at rplotz@.... Do *not* write to the list.
Messages about the policy will not be posted.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.