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Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

lesliegut
 


I have to agree.  Updating and improving outdated systems is a good thing, but you've instead ended up with a non-user friendly platform.  If one needs "guidance" in navigating the site,  the program is too complicated.  My suggestion is to return to the well-functioning, easy to navigate system, then consult with a team of users as each "improvement" is considered, constructed, tested and (only then) implemented.  As it stands, I'm inclined to unsubscribe because it's now a bother instead of a pleasure to read the postings.  

Leslie Gut
Zurich


Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


Stop the daily digests

debigrubin@...
 

After about 20 years in Jewish gen I all of a sudden started getting a digest in my inbox with tons of information that is irrelevant to me. How do I stop this?  I never signed up for it. 


New JewishGen platform

Joan A. Baronberg
 

I’d like to reply to Vicki Adelson’s comment and request. I am copying and pasting her message into the below as original messages do not (yet?) appear on my digests.

First, I would like to sincerely thank Abraham Groll and others who have worked so conscientiously to give us a new-looking and new-acting platform. Your intentions and efforts are very appreciated. 

Second, aside from the technical glitches and complexities, I too dislike the new presentation and was perfectly happy with how the old digests looked. They appeared reader-friendly and were easy to use.

Third, I wonder if there is a compromise that could be made? While I think I understand the need and wish for all the potential that this modernized format can offer, we readers and users are wondering if the time and effort getting used to it (and your time fixing the glitches) is worth the results. The previous platform served the needs of digest users, especially since Jewishgen offers many other ways to do our actual research. However, if we have no choice about this new program and JG is already too far deep into its obligations to it, can we not return to, at the very least, the way the digest pages looked in the past?

Thank you,
Joan Baronberg


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help 
From: Vicki Adelson
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:37:17 EDT 
I would amend all of the above to say: “What have you done? You have changed something that was really good and informative to something that is totally a mess. I subscribed to this for years and found it very helpful; it is totally useless now. Go back to the original format. Change is not always good.”


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

Sally Bruckheimer
 

I am happy with the new format. I don't know why people are having so many problems. I read my mail in Yahoo Mail, and the digest appears just like the old JewishGen digest.

Hebrew is Hebrew, and Russian is Russian. I can't read either, but Google Translate can. It would be nice to have automatic translation, but I don't think it exists in the platform. If you use Google Chrome, it will translate.

I don't get everything on top of everything else. The various messages appear in order, just like they used to.

Think about where you read the digest, as perhaps your mail app is the problem. The digest isn't.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

beverlysteinman
 

This new set up is not user friendly.
Please return to the old format. Thx.


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

Hear, hear! I agree.


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help
From: Vicki Adelson
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:37:17 EDT
I would amend all of the above to say: “What have you done? You have changed something that was really good and informative to something that is totally a mess. I subscribed to this for years and found it very helpful; it is totally useless now. Go back to the original format. Change is not always good.”


Re: Genealogy software for Mac

David Syner
 

i love and have used Reunion https://www.leisterpro.com for 20 + years
it was made just for the mac


Re: Genealogy software for Mac

Enzo Falco
 

Hi Jo Ann.

I have been very happy with Reunion for about 25 years.

Enzo

Enzo Falco
Belmont, MA
USA


Re: Genealogy software for Mac

Sue Frank
 

Personally, I’m a big fan of Reunion which I’ve been using for several years and is regularly updated. It also has an app version called ReunionTouch which can be installed on iPhones and iPads which means I always have my family tree with me. I can update it on the spot and it syncs with all my devices.

Susan Frank


Genealogy software for Mac

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

I am looking for a program for the Mac. Has anyone used Roots Magic? Can anyone recommend one to me? Thanks

Jo Ann Goldwater
Montreal


Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1

Maurine McLellan
 

Abraham,
I think the issue Barbara was referencing is that the original post is not appearing in the digest. Although it appears if someone wants to comment on a reply, it is totally impractical to open a reply window just to see the original message.

Maurine McLellan


Change

Joan Krotenberg
 

This is confusing.
It was better before.
I prefer the separate sig groups.
What have you done??
If it’s not broken don’t fix it.
Joan Krotenberg


Re: ניסיון לכתוב בעברית (Attempt to write in Hebrew)

Odeda Zlotnick
 

This is interesting: On Windows 10, Edge does not give the correct right to left direction for this Hebrew text.
Google chrome does (for me - I haven't checked settings).

Odeda Zlotnick


How to see messages in a topic before composing a reply #austria-czech

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Underneath the message in the digest, however you get it,  you have a link to "view/reply online"

If you click on the "View/Reply Online" you may have to login. But, having done that, you have the message and the reply form open, and under the reply form,  you have  "see all X messages in topic".  Click that and you see all of them - very
convenient.

View all messages in topic

Odeda Zlotnick


Re: about translation button [subjec used to be "Question']

Odeda Zlotnick
 

Copying the header with the email should not cause problems in getting the Hebrew translated

Re: Question
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 22:37:33 EDT

I also would like a translate button if people post in multiple languages.  I tried to copy and paste the Hebrew, but could not get all the Hebrew selected without having the header selected also.


Odeda Zlotnick


Re: Cherkassy-Smela #ukraine

Esther
 

My Cherkassy website- https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Cherkasy/default.asp

 

ESTHER

 


IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project site migrated to new address

Phrases1@...
 

http://iajgscemetery.org/ is the new URL for the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project. Our heartfelt thanks go to Kitty Cooper for decades as webmaster and to her friend Mary Nevius, who just "rescued" the old site. 
Please let us know if you have any issues with the updated site.
Ellen Sadove Renck 
Coordinator, IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project 


Re: Cherkassy-Smela #ukraine

Esther
 

Shalom, I would like to receive more information about this :

"latest Smela translation project".

Thank you

 

ESTHER

 


Re: Finding relatives #hungary

Ron Hoenig
 

I have lots of Bihari relatives in Australia. They  descend from  Marton Beckmann.(B.1899), who married my great aunt Rosalia Honig and changed his name to Bihari or Bihary (not sure when). Tibor Bihary was the paterfamilias (1914-1971). His descendants live mainly in Melbourne in Victoria.

Is that a help?

Regards
Ron Hoenig

 



Trencianske Teplice spa around 1920s #austria-czech #poland #hungary

YBentham
 

Hello

I wonder if anyone recognises people in this group photo taken at a well-known lake in modern day Slovakia? My father and sister (Ropschitz, Lvov) are recognisable to me but as it's such a great photo and so many faces are clear, I thought I would share it. 

I have another photo taken in a cafe in the same region I believe which I will also attach for the same reason.
Kind regards, Yolanda, Somerset, England

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