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Screencasting Comes to JewishGen's JOWBR Site #poland #lodz

Nolan Altman
 

To assist donors who are interested in submitting data and/or photos to the
JOWBR database, JewishGen has developed a series of "How To" screencasts
(short online movies). When you watch these screencasts, you will be able
to watch and hear an explanation of how to make a complete and successful
JOWBR submission. (Even if you're not making a submission, the first 2 and
the last screencast will give you background and a walk-through the JOWBR
site.)

The screencasts can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

The screencasts cover all the questions we typically receive, >from "How do I
know if my cemetery is online?" to "What will my data look like when I'm
done?" And of course, the majority of the screencasts describe how to
properly complete the standard JOWBR excel template by making specific
entries in the Cemetery Info tab and the Burial Template.

Each screencast addresses a specific topic or type of entry. You can watch
the entire series or just the ones you have questions on, and like all
online videos, you can pause or replay them as desired. (An alternative to
watching the screencasts is the written "Submitting Data to JOWBR page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm)

The following is a list of the screencasts available and their length:

1. JOWBR - An Introduction (0:57)
2. Getting Started (3:55)
3. The Cemetery Info Tab (4:34)
4. The Burial Template - Overview (2:12)
5. Entering Names (4:48)
6. Entering Place Names (2:09)
7. Entering Dates (2:34)
8. Entering Plot Locations and the Comments Field (1:13)
9. Linking Photos to Your Records (2:41)
10. Putting it all Together - Viewing Your Output (3:09)

We hope this submission aide will help you see that submitting records to
JOWBR is not at all difficult. The ability to share data with researchers
and family members around the world is invaluable and we hope that you'll
consider making a submission of your own.

If you have any questions, please contact me at
NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisiton


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Screencasting Comes to JewishGen's JOWBR Site #lodz #poland

Nolan Altman
 

To assist donors who are interested in submitting data and/or photos to the
JOWBR database, JewishGen has developed a series of "How To" screencasts
(short online movies). When you watch these screencasts, you will be able
to watch and hear an explanation of how to make a complete and successful
JOWBR submission. (Even if you're not making a submission, the first 2 and
the last screencast will give you background and a walk-through the JOWBR
site.)

The screencasts can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

The screencasts cover all the questions we typically receive, >from "How do I
know if my cemetery is online?" to "What will my data look like when I'm
done?" And of course, the majority of the screencasts describe how to
properly complete the standard JOWBR excel template by making specific
entries in the Cemetery Info tab and the Burial Template.

Each screencast addresses a specific topic or type of entry. You can watch
the entire series or just the ones you have questions on, and like all
online videos, you can pause or replay them as desired. (An alternative to
watching the screencasts is the written "Submitting Data to JOWBR page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm)

The following is a list of the screencasts available and their length:

1. JOWBR - An Introduction (0:57)
2. Getting Started (3:55)
3. The Cemetery Info Tab (4:34)
4. The Burial Template - Overview (2:12)
5. Entering Names (4:48)
6. Entering Place Names (2:09)
7. Entering Dates (2:34)
8. Entering Plot Locations and the Comments Field (1:13)
9. Linking Photos to Your Records (2:41)
10. Putting it all Together - Viewing Your Output (3:09)

We hope this submission aide will help you see that submitting records to
JOWBR is not at all difficult. The ability to share data with researchers
and family members around the world is invaluable and we hope that you'll
consider making a submission of your own.

If you have any questions, please contact me at
NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisiton


Screencasting Comes to JewishGen's JOWBR Site #poland

Nolan Altman
 

To assist donors who are interested in submitting data and/or photos to the
JOWBR database, JewishGen has developed a series of "How To" screencasts
(short online movies). When you watch these screencasts, you will be able
to watch and hear an explanation of how to make a complete and successful
JOWBR submission. (Even if you're not making a submission, the first 2 and
the last screencast will give you background and a walk-through the JOWBR
site.)

The screencasts can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

The screencasts cover all the questions we typically receive, >from "How do I
know if my cemetery is online?" to "What will my data look like when I'm
done?" And of course, the majority of the screencasts describe how to
properly complete the standard JOWBR excel template by making specific
entries in the Cemetery Info tab and the Burial Template.

Each screencast addresses a specific topic or type of entry. You can watch
the entire series or just the ones you have questions on, and like all
online videos, you can pause or replay them as desired. (An alternative to
watching the screencasts is the written "Submitting Data to JOWBR page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm)

The following is a list of the screencasts available and their length:

1. JOWBR - An Introduction (0:57)
2. Getting Started (3:55)
3. The Cemetery Info Tab (4:34)
4. The Burial Template - Overview (2:12)
5. Entering Names (4:48)
6. Entering Place Names (2:09)
7. Entering Dates (2:34)
8. Entering Plot Locations and the Comments Field (1:13)
9. Linking Photos to Your Records (2:41)
10. Putting it all Together - Viewing Your Output (3:09)

We hope this submission aide will help you see that submitting records to
JOWBR is not at all difficult. The ability to share data with researchers
and family members around the world is invaluable and we hope that you'll
consider making a submission of your own.

If you have any questions, please contact me at
NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisiton


JRI Poland #Poland Screencasting Comes to JewishGen's JOWBR Site #poland

Nolan Altman
 

To assist donors who are interested in submitting data and/or photos to the
JOWBR database, JewishGen has developed a series of "How To" screencasts
(short online movies). When you watch these screencasts, you will be able
to watch and hear an explanation of how to make a complete and successful
JOWBR submission. (Even if you're not making a submission, the first 2 and
the last screencast will give you background and a walk-through the JOWBR
site.)

The screencasts can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

The screencasts cover all the questions we typically receive, >from "How do I
know if my cemetery is online?" to "What will my data look like when I'm
done?" And of course, the majority of the screencasts describe how to
properly complete the standard JOWBR excel template by making specific
entries in the Cemetery Info tab and the Burial Template.

Each screencast addresses a specific topic or type of entry. You can watch
the entire series or just the ones you have questions on, and like all
online videos, you can pause or replay them as desired. (An alternative to
watching the screencasts is the written "Submitting Data to JOWBR page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm)

The following is a list of the screencasts available and their length:

1. JOWBR - An Introduction (0:57)
2. Getting Started (3:55)
3. The Cemetery Info Tab (4:34)
4. The Burial Template - Overview (2:12)
5. Entering Names (4:48)
6. Entering Place Names (2:09)
7. Entering Dates (2:34)
8. Entering Plot Locations and the Comments Field (1:13)
9. Linking Photos to Your Records (2:41)
10. Putting it all Together - Viewing Your Output (3:09)

We hope this submission aide will help you see that submitting records to
JOWBR is not at all difficult. The ability to share data with researchers
and family members around the world is invaluable and we hope that you'll
consider making a submission of your own.

If you have any questions, please contact me at
NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisiton


Translation of marriage certificate. #poland

Rita
 

I would like the help of someone to translate the marriage record for Abram
Wasserman & Mirla Szapszowicz.
I am particularly interested in her town of birth.
The record can be found in
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate record VM14417.

The direct link is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=14417

You can reply directly to me at rita.park@... or in viewmate.

Thanking you in advance.

Rita Park
NSW Australia

Researching
Wasserman,Szapszowicz,Chemerofsky,Laska


JRI Poland #Poland Translation of marriage certificate. #poland

Rita
 

I would like the help of someone to translate the marriage record for Abram
Wasserman & Mirla Szapszowicz.
I am particularly interested in her town of birth.
The record can be found in
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate record VM14417.

The direct link is:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=14417

You can reply directly to me at rita.park@... or in viewmate.

Thanking you in advance.

Rita Park
NSW Australia

Researching
Wasserman,Szapszowicz,Chemerofsky,Laska


IBRAM in Lomza Gubernia #poland

Jose Gutstein
 

I just found my gr-gr-gr-grandparents' 1838 marriage certificate, and
while I've always known my gr-gr-gr-grandmother's name and patronymic,
I never knew her maiden surname until now: IBRAM

All the IBRAM listings on JRI-Poland for Lomza Gubernia connect to the
same tree.

If anyone has an IBRAM branch, or an isolated IBRAM, male or female, who
married into their family at any point, please let me know.

Specific towns in Lomza Gubernia include Lomza, Wizna, Jedwabne and
Zambrow.

-------------------------
Jose Gutstein
E-Mail:Gutstein@...
Radzilow web page:http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page:http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page:http://www.wizna.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland IBRAM in Lomza Gubernia #poland

Jose Gutstein
 

I just found my gr-gr-gr-grandparents' 1838 marriage certificate, and
while I've always known my gr-gr-gr-grandmother's name and patronymic,
I never knew her maiden surname until now: IBRAM

All the IBRAM listings on JRI-Poland for Lomza Gubernia connect to the
same tree.

If anyone has an IBRAM branch, or an isolated IBRAM, male or female, who
married into their family at any point, please let me know.

Specific towns in Lomza Gubernia include Lomza, Wizna, Jedwabne and
Zambrow.

-------------------------
Jose Gutstein
E-Mail:Gutstein@...
Radzilow web page:http://www.radzilow.com
Szczuczyn web page:http://www.szczuczyn.com
Wizna web page:http://www.wizna.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Screencasting Comes to JewishGen's JOWBR Site #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

To assist donors who are interested in submitting data and/or photos to the
JOWBR database, JewishGen has developed a series of "How To" screencasts
(short online movies). When you watch these screencasts, you will be able
to watch and hear an explanation of how to make a complete and successful
JOWBR submission. (Even if you're not making a submission, the first 2 and
the last screencast will give you background and a walk-through the JOWBR
site.)

The screencasts can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

The screencasts cover all the questions we typically receive, >from "How do I
know if my cemetery is online?" to "What will my data look like when I'm
done?" And of course, the majority of the screencasts describe how to
properly complete the standard JOWBR excel template by making specific
entries in the Cemetery Info tab and the Burial Template.

Each screencast addresses a specific topic or type of entry. You can watch
the entire series or just the ones you have questions on, and like all
online videos, you can pause or replay them as desired. (An alternative to
watching the screencasts is the written "Submitting Data to JOWBR page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm)

The following is a list of the screencasts available and their length:

1. JOWBR - An Introduction (0:57)
2. Getting Started (3:55)
3. The Cemetery Info Tab (4:34)
4. The Burial Template - Overview (2:12)
5. Entering Names (4:48)
6. Entering Place Names (2:09)
7. Entering Dates (2:34)
8. Entering Plot Locations and the Comments Field (1:13)
9. Linking Photos to Your Records (2:41)
10. Putting it all Together - Viewing Your Output (3:09)

We hope this submission aide will help you see that submitting records to
JOWBR is not at all difficult. The ability to share data with researchers
and family members around the world is invaluable and we hope that you'll
consider making a submission of your own.

If you have any questions, please contact me at
NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisiton


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Screencasting Comes to JewishGen's JOWBR Site #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

To assist donors who are interested in submitting data and/or photos to the
JOWBR database, JewishGen has developed a series of "How To" screencasts
(short online movies). When you watch these screencasts, you will be able
to watch and hear an explanation of how to make a complete and successful
JOWBR submission. (Even if you're not making a submission, the first 2 and
the last screencast will give you background and a walk-through the JOWBR
site.)

The screencasts can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

The screencasts cover all the questions we typically receive, >from "How do I
know if my cemetery is online?" to "What will my data look like when I'm
done?" And of course, the majority of the screencasts describe how to
properly complete the standard JOWBR excel template by making specific
entries in the Cemetery Info tab and the Burial Template.

Each screencast addresses a specific topic or type of entry. You can watch
the entire series or just the ones you have questions on, and like all
online videos, you can pause or replay them as desired. (An alternative to
watching the screencasts is the written "Submitting Data to JOWBR page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm)

The following is a list of the screencasts available and their length:

1. JOWBR - An Introduction (0:57)
2. Getting Started (3:55)
3. The Cemetery Info Tab (4:34)
4. The Burial Template - Overview (2:12)
5. Entering Names (4:48)
6. Entering Place Names (2:09)
7. Entering Dates (2:34)
8. Entering Plot Locations and the Comments Field (1:13)
9. Linking Photos to Your Records (2:41)
10. Putting it all Together - Viewing Your Output (3:09)

We hope this submission aide will help you see that submitting records to
JOWBR is not at all difficult. The ability to share data with researchers
and family members around the world is invaluable and we hope that you'll
consider making a submission of your own.

If you have any questions, please contact me at
NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisiton


Membership Dues for 2010 - REMINDER #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

It's time for LitvakSIG supporters to renew their annual memberships and
pay 2010 Membership Dues to LitvakSIG. Dues are payable on a calendar
year basis: January 1 through December 31 and are separate >from donations
to specific translation projects. Note: Subscribing to this Discussion List
does not make you a member of LitvakSIG.

You may pay your dues by credit card using our secure online donations
system by going to our website: www.litvaksig.org. Just click on "Join
LitvakSIG" on the left side of our homepage. Dues remain the same at the
rate of $36. The form is self-explanatory and also provides information on
payment by mail.

Please see the FAQs (link on left hand side of our home page) for answers
to questions that may arise.

Only those who have paid annual dues have access to our Members Only
website, www.litvaksig.com where certain data not published elsewhere
may be found (i.e., inventories of available records in some archives).
Note that contributions to district and other projects do not include
membership.

LitvakSIG dues are used to support the operating expenses of the SIG
(Special Interest Group), including regular international telephone
conference call board meetings, professional fees, the annual donation to
JewishGen for hosting the All Lithuania Database (ALD) and our discussion
group, for special activities, such as helping to sponsor Lithuanian
archivists or other special speakers at annual IAJGS conferences and, very
importantly, also for helping to translate records.

Donations may also be made to a Vital Records Translation Project, a
District Research Group, the Internal Passport Project, the Kaunas Family
List Project or the Research General Fund. Remember: these projects are
separate >from annual membership dues. All donations to LitvakSIG, Inc. are
tax deductible for US residents to the extent allowable by law. Please
consult with your tax advisor.

If you are unsure whether you have yet paid your 2010 dues, you may contact
the Treasurer by writing to treasurer@....

Thank you for your ongoing support of LitvakSIG.

Sincerely,

Eden Joachim
Treasurer & Vice President

Eugene Alpert
Membership Chair

LitvakSIG


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Membership Dues for 2010 - REMINDER #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

It's time for LitvakSIG supporters to renew their annual memberships and
pay 2010 Membership Dues to LitvakSIG. Dues are payable on a calendar
year basis: January 1 through December 31 and are separate >from donations
to specific translation projects. Note: Subscribing to this Discussion List
does not make you a member of LitvakSIG.

You may pay your dues by credit card using our secure online donations
system by going to our website: www.litvaksig.org. Just click on "Join
LitvakSIG" on the left side of our homepage. Dues remain the same at the
rate of $36. The form is self-explanatory and also provides information on
payment by mail.

Please see the FAQs (link on left hand side of our home page) for answers
to questions that may arise.

Only those who have paid annual dues have access to our Members Only
website, www.litvaksig.com where certain data not published elsewhere
may be found (i.e., inventories of available records in some archives).
Note that contributions to district and other projects do not include
membership.

LitvakSIG dues are used to support the operating expenses of the SIG
(Special Interest Group), including regular international telephone
conference call board meetings, professional fees, the annual donation to
JewishGen for hosting the All Lithuania Database (ALD) and our discussion
group, for special activities, such as helping to sponsor Lithuanian
archivists or other special speakers at annual IAJGS conferences and, very
importantly, also for helping to translate records.

Donations may also be made to a Vital Records Translation Project, a
District Research Group, the Internal Passport Project, the Kaunas Family
List Project or the Research General Fund. Remember: these projects are
separate >from annual membership dues. All donations to LitvakSIG, Inc. are
tax deductible for US residents to the extent allowable by law. Please
consult with your tax advisor.

If you are unsure whether you have yet paid your 2010 dues, you may contact
the Treasurer by writing to treasurer@....

Thank you for your ongoing support of LitvakSIG.

Sincerely,

Eden Joachim
Treasurer & Vice President

Eugene Alpert
Membership Chair

LitvakSIG


Question about FRANKEL family in Suwalki and Lithuania #general

Hatte Blejer
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

My great great grandparents were Joseph FRANKEL (Josel / Josiel FRANKIEL) and Chava
MARGOLIS (Eva/ Chawa KALWARYJSKA). They lived in Przerosl (Suwalki), Poland.
JRI-P has records of their children, including my great grandfather, Eliasz Gersz
(Harry).

I know a lot about the MARGOLIS family, thanks to MARGOLIS and MYSZKOWSKY relatives
and the book The Margolis Family by Dr. Neil Rosenstein. I know almost nothing
about Joseph FRANKEL's ancestry. I started out thinking he was the son of Abraham
and Beile Dine FRANKEL of Krakow, since the birth dates would work and it would
make sense for that FRANKEL family to marry a MARGOLIS relative. However I now see
that the Josef FRANKEL of Krakow/Tarnow was probably Josef Mayer who married Neche
and had children whose names memorialized Beile Dine and several of her sons who
died as children.

About my Joseph FRANKEL, I know he was the son of Avram (ben Avram) and that his
son in Iowa, Joseph J (Judah / Judel) FRANKEL reported that his father died in
1904, at the age of 70. Neil Rosenstein gives his birthdate as 1828. His wife,
Chava, was born in 1835 in Przerosl. I also know >from Neil Rosenstein that "two of
her children married Frankel cousins".

Her son Charles married Rosa Bas Joseph FRANKEL, his cousin. Rosenstein says:
"She [Rosa] was born in New York City, daughter of Joseph and Louise. The couple
were most likely second cousins, their fathers (both Joseph) likely being first
cousins, named after the same grandfather."

Her daughter Rebecca married Leo C. FRANKEL, probably her first cousin, son of
Hirsch FRANKEL.

My question is whether any of you can point me to resources to discover who Joseph
FRANKEL was. I assume he was >from a "good" family because of the type of marriages
that Chava MARGOLIS's siblings made. I believe I should first research Suwalki and
nearby Lithuania since other marriages were with families >from nearby towns in
Suwalki or Lithuania (e.g., Kalwarija, and Virbalis). I have seen the FRANKEL
family trees that are well researched on the Internet, but I don't think this
FRANKEL family is listed there, although they are likely related. I have run into
others who have FRANKEL family in Kalwarija, I just don't know where to start since
the records aren't as accessible as they were for Przerosl and other Suwalki towns.

Hatte Rubenstein Blejer
Researching FRANKEL, MARGOLIS, BRAMSON in Suwalki, Kalwarija, Peoria, and elsewhere
in the US
Researching BLEJER (BLECHER) in Southern Ukraine in Kherson and in Argentina
Researching RUBENSTEIN and REIB in Belogorodka, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question about FRANKEL family in Suwalki and Lithuania #general

Hatte Blejer
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

My great great grandparents were Joseph FRANKEL (Josel / Josiel FRANKIEL) and Chava
MARGOLIS (Eva/ Chawa KALWARYJSKA). They lived in Przerosl (Suwalki), Poland.
JRI-P has records of their children, including my great grandfather, Eliasz Gersz
(Harry).

I know a lot about the MARGOLIS family, thanks to MARGOLIS and MYSZKOWSKY relatives
and the book The Margolis Family by Dr. Neil Rosenstein. I know almost nothing
about Joseph FRANKEL's ancestry. I started out thinking he was the son of Abraham
and Beile Dine FRANKEL of Krakow, since the birth dates would work and it would
make sense for that FRANKEL family to marry a MARGOLIS relative. However I now see
that the Josef FRANKEL of Krakow/Tarnow was probably Josef Mayer who married Neche
and had children whose names memorialized Beile Dine and several of her sons who
died as children.

About my Joseph FRANKEL, I know he was the son of Avram (ben Avram) and that his
son in Iowa, Joseph J (Judah / Judel) FRANKEL reported that his father died in
1904, at the age of 70. Neil Rosenstein gives his birthdate as 1828. His wife,
Chava, was born in 1835 in Przerosl. I also know >from Neil Rosenstein that "two of
her children married Frankel cousins".

Her son Charles married Rosa Bas Joseph FRANKEL, his cousin. Rosenstein says:
"She [Rosa] was born in New York City, daughter of Joseph and Louise. The couple
were most likely second cousins, their fathers (both Joseph) likely being first
cousins, named after the same grandfather."

Her daughter Rebecca married Leo C. FRANKEL, probably her first cousin, son of
Hirsch FRANKEL.

My question is whether any of you can point me to resources to discover who Joseph
FRANKEL was. I assume he was >from a "good" family because of the type of marriages
that Chava MARGOLIS's siblings made. I believe I should first research Suwalki and
nearby Lithuania since other marriages were with families >from nearby towns in
Suwalki or Lithuania (e.g., Kalwarija, and Virbalis). I have seen the FRANKEL
family trees that are well researched on the Internet, but I don't think this
FRANKEL family is listed there, although they are likely related. I have run into
others who have FRANKEL family in Kalwarija, I just don't know where to start since
the records aren't as accessible as they were for Przerosl and other Suwalki towns.

Hatte Rubenstein Blejer
Researching FRANKEL, MARGOLIS, BRAMSON in Suwalki, Kalwarija, Peoria, and elsewhere
in the US
Researching BLEJER (BLECHER) in Southern Ukraine in Kherson and in Argentina
Researching RUBENSTEIN and REIB in Belogorodka, Ukraine


VM14414 - Latvian to English #general

Aaron Roetenberg
 

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/
Need help translating record 4 >from Latvian to English.
Aaron Roetenberg

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL for the image is
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14414


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen VM14414 - Latvian to English #general

Aaron Roetenberg
 

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/
Need help translating record 4 >from Latvian to English.
Aaron Roetenberg

MODERATOR NOTE: The direct URL for the image is
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=14414


"The Way Things Are" vs. Family Tree Software #general

Ittai Hershman
 

The recent discussion of how to represent second marriages in family trees when
there is acrimony occurred just as I was trying to resolve an issue with
representing relationships where there isn't acrimony, but there are software
limitations.

It turns out that Family Tree Builder (Version 4.0.0.916) >from MyHeritage.com
appears unable to tree: 1) single parents (e.g. a child conceived >from a mother
through sperm donation); or, 2) A married couple, each with children >from a
previous marriage that have their own families.

The response >from customer service was: "...our system expects a father and mother
entry and therefore in some places automatically fills one in. If you want to show
children of several marriages together with their current parents, you can use the
attach feature to connect them."

I have thanked the MyHeritage.com team for the workaround and asked that my issues
be added to the enhancement request queue; but I am curious if anyone knows of any
software that can tree these 2 cases in a natural manner.

To be clear, what I would like is:
1) To be able to have a child parented only by a mother (with no workaround like
Father "Y").

2) To be able to have "Wife-1" -- Husband -- "Wife-2" with the respective adult
children (with their own families) treed under "Wife-1 -- Husband" and "Husband
-- Wife-2" (without the need for faking adoptions that don't exist). [The case of
polygamy, too, for that matter!]

Thanks,
Ittai Hershman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "The Way Things Are" vs. Family Tree Software #general

Ittai Hershman
 

The recent discussion of how to represent second marriages in family trees when
there is acrimony occurred just as I was trying to resolve an issue with
representing relationships where there isn't acrimony, but there are software
limitations.

It turns out that Family Tree Builder (Version 4.0.0.916) >from MyHeritage.com
appears unable to tree: 1) single parents (e.g. a child conceived >from a mother
through sperm donation); or, 2) A married couple, each with children >from a
previous marriage that have their own families.

The response >from customer service was: "...our system expects a father and mother
entry and therefore in some places automatically fills one in. If you want to show
children of several marriages together with their current parents, you can use the
attach feature to connect them."

I have thanked the MyHeritage.com team for the workaround and asked that my issues
be added to the enhancement request queue; but I am curious if anyone knows of any
software that can tree these 2 cases in a natural manner.

To be clear, what I would like is:
1) To be able to have a child parented only by a mother (with no workaround like
Father "Y").

2) To be able to have "Wife-1" -- Husband -- "Wife-2" with the respective adult
children (with their own families) treed under "Wife-1 -- Husband" and "Husband
-- Wife-2" (without the need for faking adoptions that don't exist). [The case of
polygamy, too, for that matter!]

Thanks,
Ittai Hershman


First step in researching one's ancestors #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

Increasingly (over the last few weeks or months) I've noticed that individuals who
subscribe to this and related newsgroups often post long and involved requests for
help in researching their ancestors or *lost* family members. I'm wondering whether
they have already registered with JewishGen's Family Finder; by so doing other
people researching the same ancestral names can get in touch with a few clicks of
the mouse. http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

It's a very simple, straight-forwarded matter. All one needs to do is register
one's user name, select a password, then input the names and ancestral towns/
countries of origin - and it doesn't cost a euro, shekel, penny, or cent!

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA
rnwoolf@...
Formerly of Birmingham, England
Now living in San Francisco, CA

RESEARCHING:
DROZDIASZ/RAUS: Karczew, Poland
ISAACS: Poland (near Warsaw), Birmingham, England
SAFIRSTEIN/SZAFIRSTEJN (and variants): Karczew, Poland
SUMMERS and WINTER: Poland, Birmingham, New Jersey, USA
KUJAWSKI: Lodz, Poland
SZON/SHORN: Warsaw, Poland, London, England


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen First step in researching one's ancestors #general

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

Increasingly (over the last few weeks or months) I've noticed that individuals who
subscribe to this and related newsgroups often post long and involved requests for
help in researching their ancestors or *lost* family members. I'm wondering whether
they have already registered with JewishGen's Family Finder; by so doing other
people researching the same ancestral names can get in touch with a few clicks of
the mouse. http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

It's a very simple, straight-forwarded matter. All one needs to do is register
one's user name, select a password, then input the names and ancestral towns/
countries of origin - and it doesn't cost a euro, shekel, penny, or cent!

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA
rnwoolf@...
Formerly of Birmingham, England
Now living in San Francisco, CA

RESEARCHING:
DROZDIASZ/RAUS: Karczew, Poland
ISAACS: Poland (near Warsaw), Birmingham, England
SAFIRSTEIN/SZAFIRSTEJN (and variants): Karczew, Poland
SUMMERS and WINTER: Poland, Birmingham, New Jersey, USA
KUJAWSKI: Lodz, Poland
SZON/SHORN: Warsaw, Poland, London, England