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Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #general

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community, so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #general

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community, so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Records Access Alert Postings May 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I will be posting a listing of the
IAJGS Records Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the
variety of issues. Some were posted on this discussion group as they were
final edicts, but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were
not posted to the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any
postings that had a time limit for access, such as free access that has
expired are not included below.

IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings Month of May, 2016:

. (Canada) Canadian Census to be Filled Out By May 10
. (Canada) Right to be Forgotten Discussion
. (European Union) EU Official Journal Publishes Final General Data
Privacy Regulation
. (European Union) Google's Two-Year Report: 75% Right to be Forgotten
Denied
. (European Union-France) Google Appeals Global CNIL Ruling on
Extraterritoriality of Data Protection Rules
. (European Union-US) Updates on Right to be Forgotten; Data Protection
Issues in EU; Litigation Against Google In US Attempts to Bring RTBF to US
. (India) Right to be Forgotten Spreads: Delhi High Court of India Looks at
Issue
. (New Zealand) Papers Past Beta Website
. (South Korea, China) Releases Right to be Forgotten Guideline; Chinese
Have No Right to Be Forgotten
. (Spain) New Sephardic Ancestry Site
. (UK) Office for National Statistics Report on 2021 Census Assessment for
England and Wales
. (US) USCIS Proposed Rule to Increase Genealogical Research Fees
. (US-NJ) New Jersey Indexes for 20th Century Vital Records To Go Online

IAJGS has opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested.
This was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many
genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of
what is happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts
to receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any
of the following items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert
and look at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access
Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
[or http://tinyurl.com/brxf62z - MOD] and follow the instructions to enter
your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong
to - a society, SIG or a subscriber of JewishGen, Avotaynu Online etc.

You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the
subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you
register you may access the archives at:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/
[or http://tinyurl.com/ztbrplx - MOD]

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Records Access Alert Postings May 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As mentioned previously, every month I will be posting a listing of the
IAJGS Records Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the
variety of issues. Some were posted on this discussion group as they were
final edicts, but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were
not posted to the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any
postings that had a time limit for access, such as free access that has
expired are not included below.

IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings Month of May, 2016:

. (Canada) Canadian Census to be Filled Out By May 10
. (Canada) Right to be Forgotten Discussion
. (European Union) EU Official Journal Publishes Final General Data
Privacy Regulation
. (European Union) Google's Two-Year Report: 75% Right to be Forgotten
Denied
. (European Union-France) Google Appeals Global CNIL Ruling on
Extraterritoriality of Data Protection Rules
. (European Union-US) Updates on Right to be Forgotten; Data Protection
Issues in EU; Litigation Against Google In US Attempts to Bring RTBF to US
. (India) Right to be Forgotten Spreads: Delhi High Court of India Looks at
Issue
. (New Zealand) Papers Past Beta Website
. (South Korea, China) Releases Right to be Forgotten Guideline; Chinese
Have No Right to Be Forgotten
. (Spain) New Sephardic Ancestry Site
. (UK) Office for National Statistics Report on 2021 Census Assessment for
England and Wales
. (US) USCIS Proposed Rule to Increase Genealogical Research Fees
. (US-NJ) New Jersey Indexes for 20th Century Vital Records To Go Online

IAJGS has opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested.
This was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many
genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of
what is happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts
to receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any
of the following items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert
and look at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access
Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
[or http://tinyurl.com/brxf62z - MOD] and follow the instructions to enter
your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong
to - a society, SIG or a subscriber of JewishGen, Avotaynu Online etc.

You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the
subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you
register you may access the archives at:
http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/
[or http://tinyurl.com/ztbrplx - MOD]

The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


FIndagrave & photo request [was (old) Montefiore (NYC) Cemetery?] #general

Delaplace, Christine
 

Shelley Mitchell (7 June 2016) wrote:

Is anyone going out to (old) Montefiore Cemetery in Queens and willing
to photograph a double headstone (or side by side)? It's in Block 6.
If so, please contact me directly for names and location specifics.
I can even send you a map of the cemetery. It's my great aunt and uncle.
---

If you go to Findagrave.com you can check and see if graveyard in Queens, USA
has already been catalogued, with picture uploaded, or make a request

If you give the information of the person in cemetary and make a
memorial you can request a picture of the gravesite. I have had many
pictures done this way.

Christine Delaplace,
PA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FIndagrave & photo request [was (old) Montefiore (NYC) Cemetery?] #general

Delaplace, Christine
 

Shelley Mitchell (7 June 2016) wrote:

Is anyone going out to (old) Montefiore Cemetery in Queens and willing
to photograph a double headstone (or side by side)? It's in Block 6.
If so, please contact me directly for names and location specifics.
I can even send you a map of the cemetery. It's my great aunt and uncle.
---

If you go to Findagrave.com you can check and see if graveyard in Queens, USA
has already been catalogued, with picture uploaded, or make a request

If you give the information of the person in cemetary and make a
memorial you can request a picture of the gravesite. I have had many
pictures done this way.

Christine Delaplace,
PA


Re: Town name Vnikov #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Phyllis Kramer (5 June 2016) wrote:

Subject: re: town name Vnikov
John Berkeley posted: A 1946 application for a Czech
passport/traveldocuments gives birthplace (rodiste)as Vnikov. None
of the usual sources I've tried recognises this place name. Can
anyone please help?
As we all are familiar with, the map of eastern europe changed
radically in the 19th and 20th centuries. Another interesting
tidbit is that kov means metal in Czech, and many towns include it,
as the area is still known for its steel.
so i looked on the gazetteer and community pages and found:
Vitkovice, now in the Czech Republic at 4949/1816...
170 mi E of Praha (prague) which I think is the most likely candidate
...it had a Jewish population even when it was part of Moravia and
Austria before WWI...
---

Hi,

I'm afraid that Vitkovice is not the most likely candidate for the
researched "Vnikov".

It appears that there is the tendency to identify only recognized Jewish
community, whatever identification definition is accepted, as the answer for
all lost or misplaced town.

If this would be correct, than JGFF administrators would not be busy by
reviewing queries >from the researchers.

There many towns that are not recognized as proper Jewish communities
through JewishGen databases, but could be located within the comfortable
distance of the nearest place of worshipping.

For example, town Vojnikov at 4921 1411, located few miles distance >from the
Jewish town Pisek, sounds more compatible to Vnikov than suggested
Vitkovice.

We should also recognized facts that some Jewish researchers ancestors have
converted, and places they searching now may not be close to the established
Jewish communities.

BTW, Chechia/Bohemia borders have not dramatically affected with the
notable modern divorcing of Slovakia.

Another puzzle is the statement that all towns ending with "kov" are
associated with the steel industry when "ov and "ova" ends identify male and
female nouns.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Town name Vnikov #general

Alexander Sharon
 

Phyllis Kramer (5 June 2016) wrote:

Subject: re: town name Vnikov
John Berkeley posted: A 1946 application for a Czech
passport/traveldocuments gives birthplace (rodiste)as Vnikov. None
of the usual sources I've tried recognises this place name. Can
anyone please help?
As we all are familiar with, the map of eastern europe changed
radically in the 19th and 20th centuries. Another interesting
tidbit is that kov means metal in Czech, and many towns include it,
as the area is still known for its steel.
so i looked on the gazetteer and community pages and found:
Vitkovice, now in the Czech Republic at 4949/1816...
170 mi E of Praha (prague) which I think is the most likely candidate
...it had a Jewish population even when it was part of Moravia and
Austria before WWI...
---

Hi,

I'm afraid that Vitkovice is not the most likely candidate for the
researched "Vnikov".

It appears that there is the tendency to identify only recognized Jewish
community, whatever identification definition is accepted, as the answer for
all lost or misplaced town.

If this would be correct, than JGFF administrators would not be busy by
reviewing queries >from the researchers.

There many towns that are not recognized as proper Jewish communities
through JewishGen databases, but could be located within the comfortable
distance of the nearest place of worshipping.

For example, town Vojnikov at 4921 1411, located few miles distance >from the
Jewish town Pisek, sounds more compatible to Vnikov than suggested
Vitkovice.

We should also recognized facts that some Jewish researchers ancestors have
converted, and places they searching now may not be close to the established
Jewish communities.

BTW, Chechia/Bohemia borders have not dramatically affected with the
notable modern divorcing of Slovakia.

Another puzzle is the statement that all towns ending with "kov" are
associated with the steel industry when "ov and "ova" ends identify male and
female nouns.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #yiddish

bounce-3157842-772983@...
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #yiddish

bounce-3157842-772983@...
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #belarus

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Belarus SIG #Belarus Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #belarus

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Rescuing Warsaw's overgrown Jewish graves #warsaw #poland

Gary Mokotoff
 

An article titled "Rescuing Warsaw's overgrown Jewish graves" was recenlty
published by BBC News. It can be found at
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36444205.

Gary Mokotoff


Upcoming IAJGS conference advertising and accommodations #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Time is running out if you wish to advertise for the conference. We
still have ad space in the Conference Syllabus, the Family Finder, The
Conference App, and the Conference Banquet Journal. Your ad must be in
to the Conference prior to June 15 in a pdf or other format that allows
us to publish it as is. All of the printed ads will be in black and
white, and online ads can be in color. We also still have the option to
put an insert into the Conference bag which will be given to all full
attendees of the Conference. Those will have to be printed and 1,000
copies must be delivered to the hotel to the attention of the Conference
not later than August 4. For more information on advertising and to
send in your reservation, see the Advertising tab on our website,
http://www.iajgs2016.org/how-to-advertise/

Conference Planning has entered the final stages. The Sheraton has
reported to us they are no longer able to accommodate base room
reservations for the entire week of the Conference. There are some
upgraded rooms available and some individual night rooms, as well.
There are few other rooms available in downtown Seattle. You need to
search for rooms if you have not made your room reservations for the
Conference. The University of Washington and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
offer quick access by the new light rail system to the Sheraton.
Pioneer Square is also a short distance >from downtown. The Westlake
Light Rail station is less than two blocks >from the Sheraton. There may
also be few rooms left at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, three blocks from
the Conference at
https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home . They have been
gracious to offer a small block of rooms at a special rate for the
Conference. If you have already reserved rooms that you will not need,
we would appreciate it if you could release your unneeded room nights so
there is room for others.

We are looking forward to greeting you in Seattle. This will be one of
the better attended conferences in the past ten years. In addition to
the great programming lineup and entertainment, it is a great
opportunity to meet friends you may only know through online sources.
Seattle will be an exciting place to be >from August 7-12! See you then.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #warsaw #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Rescuing Warsaw's overgrown Jewish graves #warsaw #poland

Gary Mokotoff
 

An article titled "Rescuing Warsaw's overgrown Jewish graves" was recenlty
published by BBC News. It can be found at
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36444205.

Gary Mokotoff


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Upcoming IAJGS conference advertising and accommodations #warsaw #poland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Time is running out if you wish to advertise for the conference. We
still have ad space in the Conference Syllabus, the Family Finder, The
Conference App, and the Conference Banquet Journal. Your ad must be in
to the Conference prior to June 15 in a pdf or other format that allows
us to publish it as is. All of the printed ads will be in black and
white, and online ads can be in color. We also still have the option to
put an insert into the Conference bag which will be given to all full
attendees of the Conference. Those will have to be printed and 1,000
copies must be delivered to the hotel to the attention of the Conference
not later than August 4. For more information on advertising and to
send in your reservation, see the Advertising tab on our website,
http://www.iajgs2016.org/how-to-advertise/

Conference Planning has entered the final stages. The Sheraton has
reported to us they are no longer able to accommodate base room
reservations for the entire week of the Conference. There are some
upgraded rooms available and some individual night rooms, as well.
There are few other rooms available in downtown Seattle. You need to
search for rooms if you have not made your room reservations for the
Conference. The University of Washington and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
offer quick access by the new light rail system to the Sheraton.
Pioneer Square is also a short distance >from downtown. The Westlake
Light Rail station is less than two blocks >from the Sheraton. There may
also be few rooms left at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, three blocks from
the Conference at
https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home . They have been
gracious to offer a small block of rooms at a special rate for the
Conference. If you have already reserved rooms that you will not need,
we would appreciate it if you could release your unneeded room nights so
there is room for others.

We are looking forward to greeting you in Seattle. This will be one of
the better attended conferences in the past ten years. In addition to
the great programming lineup and entertainment, it is a great
opportunity to meet friends you may only know through online sources.
Seattle will be an exciting place to be >from August 7-12! See you then.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #warsaw #poland

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #unitedkingdom

bounce-3157842-785714@...
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Webpage design volunteers needed for the KehilaLinks Project #unitedkingdom

bounce-3157842-785714@...
 

Dear Friends,

Although we have a wonderful team of dedicated and overworked
volunteers, there are not enough of them and prospective webpage
owners have to wait a long time to get technical help.

Our webpages are "Virtual Yizkor Books". Just as former residents
took it upon themselves to record all they could remember and publish
a Yizkor Book in memory of their Jewish community , so we, the next
generation, should make sure that whatever we have, every little bit
of information that sheds light on the lives of our Jewish
communities is recorded and preserved. The people who published
Yizkor Books usually were in contact with others living in the same
town or country. Contact with their landsmen in other countries was
difficult. To us, in the 21st century, there are no limitations.
Cyberspace has opened up the world to us.

If you have the necessary skills we urge you to volunteer and help
someone create a webpage dedicated to a Kehila / Shtetl / Gemeinde /
Town / Immigrant Neighbourhood, and in this way honour and memorialize
the Jewish community that once lived there and also provide a valuable
resource for their descendants.

Please contact us : <bloch@...>

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator