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Family Tree Magazine Announces 101 Best Free Websites for 2017 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family Tree Magazine has announced its 2017 Free 101 Best Websites for 2017.
These are websites that do not charge a subscription or pay-per-view fee.
The sites are divided into 14 categories:

Big Genealogy Websites
Online Vital and Grave Records
Military Genealogy Websites
Genealogy Immigration Websites
Genealogy Map Websites
Old Newspaper Genealogy Websites
Genealogy Library Websites
US Genealogy Websites
Websites for Sharing Your Genealogy
Online Genealogy Technology Tools
UK & Irish Genealogy Websites
International Genealogy Websites
Genealogy Social History Websites
Online Genealogy Tips and Help

To access the sites go to:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/101-best-websites-2017

Congratulations to JewishGen.org for being included in the International
Genealogy Websites.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Family Tree Magazine Announces 101 Best Free Websites for 2017 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Family Tree Magazine has announced its 2017 Free 101 Best Websites for 2017.
These are websites that do not charge a subscription or pay-per-view fee.
The sites are divided into 14 categories:

Big Genealogy Websites
Online Vital and Grave Records
Military Genealogy Websites
Genealogy Immigration Websites
Genealogy Map Websites
Old Newspaper Genealogy Websites
Genealogy Library Websites
US Genealogy Websites
Websites for Sharing Your Genealogy
Online Genealogy Technology Tools
UK & Irish Genealogy Websites
International Genealogy Websites
Genealogy Social History Websites
Online Genealogy Tips and Help

To access the sites go to:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/101-best-websites-2017

Congratulations to JewishGen.org for being included in the International
Genealogy Websites.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! #yiddish

bounce-3364167-772983@...
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to
users, and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-
volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! #yiddish

bounce-3364167-772983@...
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to
users, and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-
volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


MyHeritage Acquires Millennia Corporation -- Legacy Family Tree #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

MyHeritage announced today they acquired the Millennia Corporation, makers
of Legacy Family Tree genealogy desktop software and the Legacy Family Tree
Webinars. This is MyHeritage's 9th acquisition. Legacy Family Tree
software will continue to operate as before-and a new version of Legacy
Family Tree 10 which can synch to family tees on MyHeritage website is in
the planning stages. MyHeritage's Family Tree Builder will not be merged
with Legacy's software. In MyHeritage's posting they said they look at this
acquisition as complementary to their own features and services. The Legacy
staff: Dave, Ken, Geoff, Luc and others of the Legacy team are joining the
MyHeritage family. In announcing the acquisition both MyHeritage and Legacy
have special offers which can be found on the following announcements by
both firms.

To read more see:
https://blog.myheritage.com/2017/08/myheritage-acquires-the-legacy-family-tree-software-and-webinar-platform/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/cJePm6 ]

and

http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2017/08/legacy-family-tree-has-a-new-home-with-myheritage.html
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/J6HCj5 ]

I have no affiliation with either MyHeritage or Millennia Corporation-Legacy
Family Tree Legacy Webinars and am posting this solely for the information
of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen MyHeritage Acquires Millennia Corporation -- Legacy Family Tree #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

MyHeritage announced today they acquired the Millennia Corporation, makers
of Legacy Family Tree genealogy desktop software and the Legacy Family Tree
Webinars. This is MyHeritage's 9th acquisition. Legacy Family Tree
software will continue to operate as before-and a new version of Legacy
Family Tree 10 which can synch to family tees on MyHeritage website is in
the planning stages. MyHeritage's Family Tree Builder will not be merged
with Legacy's software. In MyHeritage's posting they said they look at this
acquisition as complementary to their own features and services. The Legacy
staff: Dave, Ken, Geoff, Luc and others of the Legacy team are joining the
MyHeritage family. In announcing the acquisition both MyHeritage and Legacy
have special offers which can be found on the following announcements by
both firms.

To read more see:
https://blog.myheritage.com/2017/08/myheritage-acquires-the-legacy-family-tree-software-and-webinar-platform/
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/cJePm6 ]

and

http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2017/08/legacy-family-tree-has-a-new-home-with-myheritage.html
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - https://goo.gl/J6HCj5 ]

I have no affiliation with either MyHeritage or Millennia Corporation-Legacy
Family Tree Legacy Webinars and am posting this solely for the information
of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Seeking Boston congregation records #general

Susan&David
 

Julie:

Go to the website of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
http://jgsgb.org/
Click on Resources > Mass Jewish Databases > Synagogues (pdf)
Cong. Beth Israel of Columbia St Cambridge is on line 228
There is a website and telephone number on line 229 for Temple Beth
Sholom, the successor congregation for Cong Beth Israel.

David Rosen
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

On 8/3/2017 4:23 PM, Christopher J Miller jumiller6@gmail.com wrote:
Does anybody know whether congregation records exist for the former
Congregation Beth Israel, 238 Columbia St., Boston? It was founded in
1901, followed the Sephardic minhag, and was in the Cambridgeport
area. It started as the House of Israel Association.

My husband's great-grandparents were members there in the early 1900s.

So far, I have contacted the following congregations and no one has
the records: Temple Beth Shalom of Cambridge; Congregation Beth Israel
(Anshei Litte); Temple Israel; Beth Israel Malden; and Congregation
Beth Israel in Worcester.

Any ideas on how to proceed? Thanks for any information! Julie Miller


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking Boston congregation records #general

Susan&David
 

Julie:

Go to the website of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
http://jgsgb.org/
Click on Resources > Mass Jewish Databases > Synagogues (pdf)
Cong. Beth Israel of Columbia St Cambridge is on line 228
There is a website and telephone number on line 229 for Temple Beth
Sholom, the successor congregation for Cong Beth Israel.

David Rosen
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

On 8/3/2017 4:23 PM, Christopher J Miller jumiller6@gmail.com wrote:
Does anybody know whether congregation records exist for the former
Congregation Beth Israel, 238 Columbia St., Boston? It was founded in
1901, followed the Sephardic minhag, and was in the Cambridgeport
area. It started as the House of Israel Association.

My husband's great-grandparents were members there in the early 1900s.

So far, I have contacted the following congregations and no one has
the records: Temple Beth Shalom of Cambridge; Congregation Beth Israel
(Anshei Litte); Temple Israel; Beth Israel Malden; and Congregation
Beth Israel in Worcester.

Any ideas on how to proceed? Thanks for any information! Julie Miller


Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to
users, and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-
volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


Belarus SIG #Belarus Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! #belarus

Groll, Avraham
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to
users, and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-
volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


Trip Planning for October in Belarus #belarus

Edward Levine <edxaide@...>
 

My wife and I are planning a visit to Belarus for October. Is October
a good time to visit Belarus? My maternal grandparents are >from Grodno
and my paternal grandmother is >from the Minsk area. I had hoped to
identify where my paternal grandfather was >from too but the closest I
got is maybe Yelets, Russia, maybe Poltava, Ukraine. Has anyone
successfully traveled independently in Belarus? Any suggestions? I am
very grateful for any advise that is shared.

--
Ed Levine '71 Big Block Silver Bullet Vette Shark
Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA#11810) :
Chesapeake Region


Belarus SIG #Belarus Trip Planning for October in Belarus #belarus

Edward Levine <edxaide@...>
 

My wife and I are planning a visit to Belarus for October. Is October
a good time to visit Belarus? My maternal grandparents are >from Grodno
and my paternal grandmother is >from the Minsk area. I had hoped to
identify where my paternal grandfather was >from too but the closest I
got is maybe Yelets, Russia, maybe Poltava, Ukraine. Has anyone
successfully traveled independently in Belarus? Any suggestions? I am
very grateful for any advise that is shared.

--
Ed Levine '71 Big Block Silver Bullet Vette Shark
Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA#11810) :
Chesapeake Region


Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! #ukraine

Groll, Avraham
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to
users, and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-
volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! #ukraine

Groll, Avraham
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to
users, and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-
volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! #galicia

Groll, Avraham
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to users,
and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! #galicia

Groll, Avraham
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to users,
and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll
Director
JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! [Dr.Janette Silverman] #germany

Groll, Avraham
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to
users, and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-
volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll, Director, JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


German SIG #Germany Announcing our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year! [Dr.Janette Silverman] #germany

Groll, Avraham
 

At last week's 2017 IAJGS conference, JewishGen was proud to name Dr.
Janette Silverman, coordinator of the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, as the
recipient of our 2017/5777 Volunteer of the Year award.

Over the years, Janette has devoted an enormous amount of time to
JewishGen's important work. In addition to serving as the coordinator
for the JewishGen Ukraine SIG, she serves as a moderator for the
JewishGen Discussion Groups, has previously served on our operations
committee, and is someone who consistently tries to help in any way
that she can. The results of her hard work are readily apparent to
users, and her organizational skills are admired by her many co-
volunteers.

We wish Janette a Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor, and express
our sincere gratitude for her outstanding contributions and devotion to
JewishGen and the broader Jewish genealogical community.

Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll, Director, JewishGen.org

Ps. To view pictures of the JewishGen session at the conference (at which
Janette received her award), and the JewishGen volunteer reception, please
visit: https://tinyurl.com/JGConference


German to English translation #germany

Errol Schneegurt
 

I have been informed that the prior request was incorrect. The translation
request was Polish to English and should have been German to English.

Would appreciate it if a member could translate the document for me.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58164

thanks for your efforts
Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@AOL.COM


German SIG #Germany German to English translation #germany

Errol Schneegurt
 

I have been informed that the prior request was incorrect. The translation
request was Polish to English and should have been German to English.

Would appreciate it if a member could translate the document for me.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM58164

thanks for your efforts
Errol Schneegurt NY ESLVIV@AOL.COM

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