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Ancestry Announces Retirement of Family Tree Maker Software #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

This afternoon Ancestry.com announced they will cease selling Family Tree
Maker as of December 31, 2015 but will continue supporting their longtime #
1 genealogy software, Family Tree Maker at least through January 1, 2017.
During this time, all features of the software, including TreeSyncT, will
continue to work. This was a shock to me, as I have always used this
user-friendly product. According to the announcement ( see link below) this
decision was made partly due to the decline in desktop software market,
while their subscription and online market continues to grow. Family Tree
Maker users have one year to decide what other software you may want to use.
Of course one can upload their Family Tree to Ancestry-whether or not you
are a subscriber -trees have always been "free" on Ancestry. What one pays
for in a subscription is the information and records. For those of us who
are Family Tree Maker users we have the leaf which provides hints. If we are
also Ancestry subscribers, we get to see the records now, if you are only a
Family Tree subscriber and not an Ancestry subscriber you are used to the
information that is given without access to the actual records-that will be
the same for those who upload their Family Tree Maker data to Ancestry but
not a subscriber to Ancestry. Subscribers will get access to the records
behind the leaf on their uploaded trees. For those who are concerned about
privacy Ancestry does have settings that make the trees online private so
that others may not see or be able to access the information. The decision
is made so asking Ancestry to change their minds is not an option. At least
me, one of the issues, is that I enjoy the publishing aspect -reports and
trees- on Family Tree Maker and to my knowledge those publishing aspects are
not currently available on the Ancestry online-tree. I hope they will be
using this year to develop such publishing products.

To read the Ancestry blog announcement see:
http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/12/08/ancestry-to-retire-family-tree-maker-software/
[or http://tinyurl.com/ztq3fzo --Mod.]

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am sharing this information
solely for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ancestry Announces Retirement of Family Tree Maker Software #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

This afternoon Ancestry.com announced they will cease selling Family Tree
Maker as of December 31, 2015 but will continue supporting their longtime #
1 genealogy software, Family Tree Maker at least through January 1, 2017.
During this time, all features of the software, including TreeSyncT, will
continue to work. This was a shock to me, as I have always used this
user-friendly product. According to the announcement ( see link below) this
decision was made partly due to the decline in desktop software market,
while their subscription and online market continues to grow. Family Tree
Maker users have one year to decide what other software you may want to use.
Of course one can upload their Family Tree to Ancestry-whether or not you
are a subscriber -trees have always been "free" on Ancestry. What one pays
for in a subscription is the information and records. For those of us who
are Family Tree Maker users we have the leaf which provides hints. If we are
also Ancestry subscribers, we get to see the records now, if you are only a
Family Tree subscriber and not an Ancestry subscriber you are used to the
information that is given without access to the actual records-that will be
the same for those who upload their Family Tree Maker data to Ancestry but
not a subscriber to Ancestry. Subscribers will get access to the records
behind the leaf on their uploaded trees. For those who are concerned about
privacy Ancestry does have settings that make the trees online private so
that others may not see or be able to access the information. The decision
is made so asking Ancestry to change their minds is not an option. At least
me, one of the issues, is that I enjoy the publishing aspect -reports and
trees- on Family Tree Maker and to my knowledge those publishing aspects are
not currently available on the Ancestry online-tree. I hope they will be
using this year to develop such publishing products.

To read the Ancestry blog announcement see:
http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/12/08/ancestry-to-retire-family-tree-maker-software/
[or http://tinyurl.com/ztq3fzo --Mod.]

I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am sharing this information
solely for the reader's information.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Today's research is dedicated by... #general

Groll, Avraham
 

Today's research is dedicated by: Karen Rothberg Weinberg.
In honor of all of the wonderful family she has discovered, and with
hopes of seeing them soon.

And by Barry & Judi Wagner.
In memory of their parents, Morton and Pearl Kessel, and George and
Ethel Wagner, of blessed memory, whose memory lives on in their
grandchildren and great grandchildren.

To dedicate a day of research, please visit:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PayPal.asp

Avraham Groll
Senior Director of Business Operations for JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
agroll@...
www.mjhnyc.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Today's research is dedicated by... #general

Groll, Avraham
 

Today's research is dedicated by: Karen Rothberg Weinberg.
In honor of all of the wonderful family she has discovered, and with
hopes of seeing them soon.

And by Barry & Judi Wagner.
In memory of their parents, Morton and Pearl Kessel, and George and
Ethel Wagner, of blessed memory, whose memory lives on in their
grandchildren and great grandchildren.

To dedicate a day of research, please visit:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/PayPal.asp

Avraham Groll
Senior Director of Business Operations for JewishGen
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
agroll@...
www.mjhnyc.org


Seeking SEGAL and GRUBARD from Romania #general

Bubylu@...
 

I just came upon a picture taken in 1933 >from I believe >from Romania.
David Segal was a nephew of my grandfather Nathan SEGAL >from Iasi, Romania.
David's wife was Lotty GRUBARD.
I was hoping that someone would have information on either one or both of
my family.

Thank you so much,
Lois Segall Friedman
Bubylu@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking SEGAL and GRUBARD from Romania #general

Bubylu@...
 

I just came upon a picture taken in 1933 >from I believe >from Romania.
David Segal was a nephew of my grandfather Nathan SEGAL >from Iasi, Romania.
David's wife was Lotty GRUBARD.
I was hoping that someone would have information on either one or both of
my family.

Thank you so much,
Lois Segall Friedman
Bubylu@...


New Internal Passports File for Vilnius Received #general

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

A new file of Vilnius Internal Passports has been received. The file
contains 852 entries, numbered JU40347-JU40781.

The file is on the Vilnius Internal Passports Shutterfly website on the Data
page.

If you are not yet a qualifying contributor to the Vilnius Internal Passport
project, you may make your $100 contribution on the LitvakSIG website at
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/ .
Scroll down and select Special Project, then choose Internal Passports from
the drop-down list.

These passports will become freely searchable in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and the JewishGen All Country Lithuania Database in about 18
months.

Sincere thanks to MyHeritage for their financial support in helping make
these records available.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Internal Passports File for Vilnius Received #general

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

A new file of Vilnius Internal Passports has been received. The file
contains 852 entries, numbered JU40347-JU40781.

The file is on the Vilnius Internal Passports Shutterfly website on the Data
page.

If you are not yet a qualifying contributor to the Vilnius Internal Passport
project, you may make your $100 contribution on the LitvakSIG website at
https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/ .
Scroll down and select Special Project, then choose Internal Passports from
the drop-down list.

These passports will become freely searchable in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database (ALD) and the JewishGen All Country Lithuania Database in about 18
months.

Sincere thanks to MyHeritage for their financial support in helping make
these records available.

Happy hunting,

Eden Joachim
Coordinator


Aharon Zvi Eilon #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

I am trying to make contact with this gentleman in Bnei Brak who wrote
a history book on the Hungarian town of Szeplzk [Rumania] and the
Region of Margareten [Margita, Rumania] published in Bnei Brak in
1998.

The phone number I have does not seem to work.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Aharon Zvi Eilon #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

I am trying to make contact with this gentleman in Bnei Brak who wrote
a history book on the Hungarian town of Szeplzk [Rumania] and the
Region of Margareten [Margita, Rumania] published in Bnei Brak in
1998.

The phone number I have does not seem to work.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Aharon Zvi Eilon #general

Neil@...
 

I am trying to make contact with this gentleman in Bnei Brak who wrote
a history book on the Hungarian town of Szeplzk [Rumania] and the
Region of Margareten [Margita, Rumania] published in Bnei Brak in
1998.

The phone number I have does not seem to work.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Aharon Zvi Eilon #general

Neil@...
 

I am trying to make contact with this gentleman in Bnei Brak who wrote
a history book on the Hungarian town of Szeplzk [Rumania] and the
Region of Margareten [Margita, Rumania] published in Bnei Brak in
1998.

The phone number I have does not seem to work.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


ViewMate Translation from Polish to English #general

Errol Schneegurt
 

I would appreciate it if one of our members could translate my fathers
birth record >from Polish to English. This is part 2 of the record.
It can be found at,

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43420

Thank you
Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Translation from Polish to English #general

Errol Schneegurt
 

I would appreciate it if one of our members could translate my fathers
birth record >from Polish to English. This is part 2 of the record.
It can be found at,

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43420

Thank you
Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@...


L'viv: Photos of work on Synagogue Space project #general

Tony Hausner
 

from Marla Raucher Osborn
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/11/08/lviv-photos-of-work-on-synagogue-space-project/%E2%80%9D
[or http://tinyurl.com/hgydgu8 --Mod.]

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD
(primary email address: thausner@...)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen L'viv: Photos of work on Synagogue Space project #general

Tony Hausner
 

from Marla Raucher Osborn
http://www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2015/11/08/lviv-photos-of-work-on-synagogue-space-project/%E2%80%9D
[or http://tinyurl.com/hgydgu8 --Mod.]

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD
(primary email address: thausner@...)


ViewMate translation request - Yiddish, please #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I have recently discovered that there were two brothers in my family
(my paternal GM's cousins) that were unknown to me. One (Pejsach) was
murdered in the Shoah, the other (Yitzhak) had emigrated before WWII.
The survivor's children didn't learn of their father's brother until I
contacted them to share an old photo in October. One of the children
of the survivor shared this postcard with me. It's over 75 years old
and until this month he had no idea it was >from his uncle Pejsach to
his father. It was written in July 1939, just months before the German
invasion of Poland. It appears to be the only surviving communication
between the two of them.

If anyone can help translate it, I would be most appreciative. It's at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43485
Please respond via the form provided in ViewMate.

Thanks,
Bob Fitterman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Yiddish, please #general

Bob Fitterman
 

I have recently discovered that there were two brothers in my family
(my paternal GM's cousins) that were unknown to me. One (Pejsach) was
murdered in the Shoah, the other (Yitzhak) had emigrated before WWII.
The survivor's children didn't learn of their father's brother until I
contacted them to share an old photo in October. One of the children
of the survivor shared this postcard with me. It's over 75 years old
and until this month he had no idea it was >from his uncle Pejsach to
his father. It was written in July 1939, just months before the German
invasion of Poland. It appears to be the only surviving communication
between the two of them.

If anyone can help translate it, I would be most appreciative. It's at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43485
Please respond via the form provided in ViewMate.

Thanks,
Bob Fitterman


translation from Yiddish or Hebrew #general

DorisRita <dorisrita@...>
 

Hello,
I have posted a picture of a Katubah for my grandparents marriage in
1896 in NYC, and also some writing on the back of the document on
viewmate.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43488
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43489

I hope to find as much as possible about what has been written by hand
on these documents.
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Doris Schapira
Montclair, NJ USA
dorisrita@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen translation from Yiddish or Hebrew #general

DorisRita <dorisrita@...>
 

Hello,
I have posted a picture of a Katubah for my grandparents marriage in
1896 in NYC, and also some writing on the back of the document on
viewmate.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43488
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM43489

I hope to find as much as possible about what has been written by hand
on these documents.
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Doris Schapira
Montclair, NJ USA
dorisrita@...