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23andMe Loses Appeal Court Unpatentability for Identifying Relatives Against Ancestry #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

   

 

 

23AndMe sued Ancestry in a federal court in 2018 for infringement on its patents that describes a method of analyzing “identical by descent” regions of the genome and determining the degree to which two people in their database are related. In August 2108 that court found that the claim was “patent-ineligible” because they do not relate to any “inventive, unconventional technique’ related to their discovery or application.  Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the lower court ruling, finding against 23andMe who had appealed the lower court’s decision. The August 2018 ruling by U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco, that was upheld invalidated 23andMe’s patent because it was directed to a “law of nature” that cannot be patented.

 

To read more see: 

https://www.genomeweb.com/business-news/appeals-court-upholds-unpatentability-23andme-ip

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Re: websites and aids

Angie Elfassi
 

Hi

I am not clear - sorry - are you offering help to set up a webpage?

Regards and thanks
Angie Elfassi
Israel


Re: #Digest

Angie Elfassi
 

Regarding jewsfrombukovina@... email

I would like to be able to see the thread, otherwise, if, I only read my emails, say, after a few days it will become very confusing.

Otherwise, the fact that I dont have to send my mail as plain text, and that I can add photos or other information, is great!

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel


Daily summary; margins; format

malka_f1
 

I'm a long standing Jewish Genner.  It's a wonderful research tool and I have learnt a great deal from reading all the messages over the years.  

Following helpful advice on here, i changed to the daily summary (or whatever nomenclature is now used) and i see 2 sections: the first being the subject header and the second being the messages.  As other Genners have pointed out, this is not user friendly, it is counter intuitive.  I felt dismayed.  Clearly this needs a rethink.  

Margins: pre the new format, the daily digest arrived, i opened it on my laptop and voila i could see all the messages neatly displayed on my screen.  Now, for some reason, I can't see from the beginning to the end of each line without moving my space bar back and forth.  This is user unfriendly.  However, on checking the new format on my kindle and phone, there isn't a problem with the display.  So whilst you have improved the display for other devices, for those of us who prefer to use a PC/laptop, there is now an issue.  Can this margins issue please be investigated and resolved for laptop users. 

Format: The previous format was simpler, easy to navigate.  I'm not an IT person, but neither am I a dinosaur, so whilst I understand the need for some change eg the use of different alphabets, the old format should have been retained whilst bringing on board the new innovations.  'why fix what ain't broke'?  

The words 'baby and bath water' come to mind.  

Clearly there needs to be a major rethink on a number of aspects of the new format. 

Malka
London, UK 



 


Re: I'm still confused (but at a much higher level now!)

S&D Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

I want to receive individual emails as before. I appreciate that it is no longer necessary to use plain text and that attachments are possible, etc.  However, I seem unable to understand what many of the writers are telling us about what they have done to receive one summary a day. 
 
I don’t want that either.  I much prefer just receiving individual messages from the Discussion Group which allows me to delete or read or follow a thread that interests me.
 
Help!
 
Sandra Hirschhorn
Monroe Township, NJ


Re: SIG emails

Omri Arnon
 

sorry, just got some from H-Sig :)

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 6:07 PM Omri Arnon <arnon.omri@...> wrote:
same here. I understand there was no change to the SIGs but I stopped getting emails as of when this new group started. a coincidence?


Given names database search failing with an error

Dror Bereznitsky
 

The Jewish given names database search is failing with an error for the last couple of days.
Trying to search results with an "HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable" error message.


Still seeking immigration information Kaminsky

elkamins@...
 

Greetings, all:
I'm thrilled to finally be able to post again. The old system wouldn't allow me to. Anyway, I am still seeing immigration information on my great grandparents.
Samuel and Jennie Kaminsky. I have found them in the 1900 Philadelphia census under the spelling Kominsky, with three of their children, Isie (Isadore), Pauline and Yetta (Helen). I keep searching for ship's records and immigration information but keep hitting a dead end. My goal is to find out where in "Russia" they came from. I have no real clues except the stories from an uncle that they lived near Kiev.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Kaminsky


Re: Question to Judith Diamond

s.lynn.diamond@...
 

To Barbara and Moderator:

If I could have figured out how to respond only to Judith, I would have. I still do not see how to do that. There is no email address link on her name, and even here I suppose I am responding to everyone in the group rather than one or two people. I am mystified as to why some posters have live email links in the "From" field and others do not.


Re: SIG emails

Omri Arnon
 

same here. I understand there was no change to the SIGs but I stopped getting emails as of when this new group started. a coincidence?


Re: Hebrew/Russian translation requested

malyshka@...
 

Just a quick correction for the Russian translation, it's not "newly found", but more like "once-again found", which to me would imply that they lost touch, possibly during the war?


Re: Digests vs Daily Summary

Dan Karlan
 

If it's possible for me to get a Daily Summary, then why can't I subscribe to a TRUE Daily Digest? The summary only has the titles, and each title links to a web page. At least the digests had all the information I want to see right there in the e-mail (minus a "top" link to return to the listing of titles). But repeated (sometimes 3 or 4 in the space of 5 minutes) digests are NOT "daily". They are simply a nuisance.

Dan Karlan


The WOLFSTHAL Family of Musicians #unitedkingdom

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,
I'm new to the group, allow me to take a minute and introduce myself.
For quite some time I'm researching my family roots >from Galicia. It
was a large family, with special music talents. Some of them became
quite famous in this field.

In the beginning of the previous century, a part of the family
immigrated to the UK, in few waves. Among them were musicians (a)
Isidor WOLFSTHAL, (2) Kopel (Charles) WOLFSTHAL and (3) Abraham Ber
WOLFSTHAL . Family tradition continued, and some of their children
were also musicians (e.g., David WOLFSTHAL, son of Charles, who played
with the Beatles).

At this stage in my research, to address many remaining gaps, I
believe it's important for me to examine the tombstones of the family
members who passed away in the UK and see if any information can be
found there.

In particular, I am interested in a photo of Rose WOLFSTHAL's
tombstone (August 20, 1909). She was buried in Edmonton Federation
Cemetery in London, Plot F, Row/Grave 8. If anyone is anywhere near
that location and can send me a photo, I'd be greatly appreciative.

Any additional information on this family's life stories would be of
great help. Thank you in advance.

Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
(yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with the list.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom The WOLFSTHAL Family of Musicians #unitedkingdom

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,
I'm new to the group, allow me to take a minute and introduce myself.
For quite some time I'm researching my family roots >from Galicia. It
was a large family, with special music talents. Some of them became
quite famous in this field.

In the beginning of the previous century, a part of the family
immigrated to the UK, in few waves. Among them were musicians (a)
Isidor WOLFSTHAL, (2) Kopel (Charles) WOLFSTHAL and (3) Abraham Ber
WOLFSTHAL . Family tradition continued, and some of their children
were also musicians (e.g., David WOLFSTHAL, son of Charles, who played
with the Beatles).

At this stage in my research, to address many remaining gaps, I
believe it's important for me to examine the tombstones of the family
members who passed away in the UK and see if any information can be
found there.

In particular, I am interested in a photo of Rose WOLFSTHAL's
tombstone (August 20, 1909). She was buried in Edmonton Federation
Cemetery in London, Plot F, Row/Grave 8. If anyone is anywhere near
that location and can send me a photo, I'd be greatly appreciative.

Any additional information on this family's life stories would be of
great help. Thank you in advance.

Prof. Yaron Wolfsthal, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
(yaron.wolfsthal@gmail.com)

MODERATOR NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with the list.


Re: Replying individually to someone who has posted a message

bjls@...
 

Barbara, when I click on the sender's name, I do not get an email address. Does this approach work when you receive emails in a digest or daily summary or only when you receive the emails individually?  Any guidance you can offer would be helpful. Thanks. -Jodi Benjamin 


Re: All of my hashtags are locked,

bjls@...
 

Fran,

I think the picture you showed indicates that your hashtags are unmuted. If you wanted to mute them, you would click on the mute button. Like you, I'm still trying to understand how to get messages from the SIG groups and whether the SIGs from the old system correspond to the hashtags in the new system.

Seeking clarity,

Jodi Benjamin


Re: Replying individually to someone who has posted a message

Bruce Drake
 

Barbara ... Does this work in the digests? I just clicked on your name in your reply to me and it showed nothing. The digests are the only way I see these messages as my inbox is too busy to received individual ones


Replying to messages and besieged with digests

Janette Silverman
 

It would probably cut down the number of meaningless (to most
subscribers) messages if people would start responding directly to a
person rather than the digest when the message is personal. A lot of
the conversations that are part of this new "plan" are really
meaningless to most readers. It is of course really difficult to
respond to a person when all that shows up is a person's name, no
email address and there is not an option that is easy to see which
allows for responding directly to a person rather than the group. Also
having messages with no discernible name of the author doesn't help if
you wanted to know who the person submitting the message is.

Keeping the discourse polite should also still be observed, which I
have noticed over the last several days is not always the case.

Janette Silverman


KehilaLinks Project Report - September 2019 #usa

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these
Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Aleppo, Syria
Created by Sarina Roffe
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Aleppo/index.asp
~~~

Jalowka (Yalovka, Yaluvka), Poland
Created by Gary Mokotoff
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/jalowka/
~~~

Dubrowna (Dubrovno, Dubrovka), Belarus
Created by Judy Petersen
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Dubrowna/
~~~

Ostro Mazowiecka (Ostrov-Mazovyetsk), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ostrow_Mazowiecka/
~~~

Riebini (Ribinishok), Latvia
Created by Judy Petersen
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Sam Glazer
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/riebini/riebini.html
~~~

Warka (Vorke), Poland
Created by Gary Mokotoff
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Warka/
~~~

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Gargzdai (Gorzd), Lithuania
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Gargzdai/
~~~

Golynka (Holinka), Belarus
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/golynka/
~~~

Mazeikiai (Mazheik), Lithuania
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Mazeikiai/introduction.html
~~~

Stropkov (Sztropko), Slovakia
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Stropkov/Stropkov.htm
~~~

Kisvarda (Kleinwardein),Hungary
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kisvarda/
~~~

Rzeszow (Reisha) (G), Poland
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rzeszow/
~~~

Tuchin, Ukraine
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tuchin/tuchin.htm
~~~

Wielkie Oczy (Vilkatch) (G), Poland
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/WielkieOczy/
~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are
no longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past
efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living.
May their Memory be for a Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
adoption.

Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Created by Steven Weiss z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brockton/Brockton.htm
~~~

Gura Humorului (Gura Humora) (Bk), Romania
Created by Jerome. Silverbush z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/guraho/gurahumo.htm
~~~

Kopatkevichi (Kopatkevich), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kopatkevichi/
~~~

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamennyy_Brod/
~~~

Ostroleka (Ostrolenka), Poland
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ostro/ostro.html
Created by David Silverman z"l
~~~

Rozhnyatov (Rozniat ) (G), Ukraine
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozhnyatov/Rozhome.html
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpage was adopted:

Rzeszow (Reisha) (G), Poland
Created by Marian Rubin
Adopted by Richard L. Baum
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rzeszow/
~~~

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?:
We have a team of dedicated volunteer webpage designers
who will help you create a webpage.
~~~

May you and your loved ones have a safe, healthy, and joyous new year!
L'shanah tovah tikatevu v'techatemu!

Susana Leistner Bloch, Barbara Ellman
Directors of Special Projects
KehilaLinks, JewishGen. org


Major changes for JewishGen Email discussion list #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

If this is the first GerSIG message you have seen in the past week,
part of the reason for that may be this:

Jewishgen has started to make big changes in its Email discussion
group lists.

The JGDG - JewishGen Discussion Group is the first to be changed to
a new system.

If you don't read your JGDG Email regularly you may not recognize
it. There are major changes in its format and operation.

JGDG Digests now have the subject:

"[JewishGen.org] JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #___"

More information can be found at the JewishGen website.
Also, in the more than daily JewishGen Digests. User problems and
suggestions on how to solve these problems are included in almost
every single edition of the new JGDG.

Reportedly, JewishGen's leader plans to move SIG lists like GerSIG's to
the new format. Hopefully, most of the many reported problems will be
resolved before we become a beneficiary of JewishGen's latest improvement.

John Lowens, Suburban NYC

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