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Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database and JewishGen's All-Poland and All-Ukraine Databases start data linking agreement #galicia

Brooke Schreier Ganz <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is proud to announce that we have started a new data
sharing initiative with our friends at JewishGen.org!

Now when you search for a person or a place in the All Galicia
Database (freely available at http://search.geshergalicia.org/), at
the bottom of the page of results, you'll see links to matching search
results in relevant databases at JewishGen. And when you do a search
in JewishGen's All-Ukraine Database or All-Poland Database, at the
bottom of their page of results you'll see links to relevant matches in the
All Galicia Database.

This data sharing is accomplished using Gesher Galicia's new API
(Application Programming Interface), which allows our data to stay
solely on our own servers, but still allows other organizations' computer
systems to quickly see if there are any appropriate matches in our
holdings, and generates the appropriate direct links. Similarly,
JewishGen's data holdings remain solely on their own servers, but
they're able to generate deep links to relevant data sets, where
appropriate.

This important data sharing work was first discussed a few years ago,
with the support and cooperation of our late President Pamela
Weisberger z''l, and we are proud to finally be able to bring this
work to fruition in her memory. Her name remains as a co-author on the
data sharing agreement that was signed by the two groups.

Thank you to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for all their hard work at
JewishGen to help make this project into a reality.

Gesher Galicia hopes to use this new API to share our data -- which
currently stands at 455,115 records >from 294 different data sources,
and growing every month -- with more non-profit organizations in the
near future. Happy searching!


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)


Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #galicia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to?
What about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture
(like Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home.
You can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next
week, but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman
Conference Co-Chair
on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker
Registration chair


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database and JewishGen's All-Poland and All-Ukraine Databases start data linking agreement #galicia

Brooke Schreier Ganz <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is proud to announce that we have started a new data
sharing initiative with our friends at JewishGen.org!

Now when you search for a person or a place in the All Galicia
Database (freely available at http://search.geshergalicia.org/), at
the bottom of the page of results, you'll see links to matching search
results in relevant databases at JewishGen. And when you do a search
in JewishGen's All-Ukraine Database or All-Poland Database, at the
bottom of their page of results you'll see links to relevant matches in the
All Galicia Database.

This data sharing is accomplished using Gesher Galicia's new API
(Application Programming Interface), which allows our data to stay
solely on our own servers, but still allows other organizations' computer
systems to quickly see if there are any appropriate matches in our
holdings, and generates the appropriate direct links. Similarly,
JewishGen's data holdings remain solely on their own servers, but
they're able to generate deep links to relevant data sets, where
appropriate.

This important data sharing work was first discussed a few years ago,
with the support and cooperation of our late President Pamela
Weisberger z''l, and we are proud to finally be able to bring this
work to fruition in her memory. Her name remains as a co-author on the
data sharing agreement that was signed by the two groups.

Thank you to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for all their hard work at
JewishGen to help make this project into a reality.

Gesher Galicia hopes to use this new API to share our data -- which
currently stands at 455,115 records >from 294 different data sources,
and growing every month -- with more non-profit organizations in the
near future. Happy searching!


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Final word from the Seattle 2016 Conference #galicia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

If you attended the Conference, did you get to every session you wanted
to see? Did you hear buzz about sessions you wish you had been to?
What about the one that created an Aha! moment you want to recapture
(like Devin Naar's keynote or Judy Russell's banquet talk)?

You still can subscribe to the LIVE! on-demand service that will let you
watch many of the best sessions of the past week after you get home.
You can subscribe on line, for 90 days of on-demand viewing for $179.
On-demand viewing is good through 12 November 2016

To subscribe, go to the Attendee Service Center, log in, select Buy
LIVE!, Edit your account, and click Continue to the page with the LIVE!
Full Add On check box. Check it and continue to the confirmation and
payment pages. The Attendee Service Center will remain open next
week, but don't procrastinate, because we will have to close it soon.

For those who did not register for the Conference, please give us a
chance to regroup for a couple of days. Then, beginning 15 August, go
to the New Registration page at
https://s4.goeshow.com/iajgs/annual/2016/registration_form.cfm
We don't know how long we can keep that page open, so please do it
before August 19.

Janette Silverman
Conference Co-Chair
on behalf of
Harvey Kabaker
Registration chair


Chicago-area Jewish family history research resources to be explained Aug. 28 in Northbrook, Illinois #general

events@...
 

"Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland--What's New" will be the
topic of a presentation by genealogist Mike Karsen at the Sunday, Aug.
28, 2016, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His
presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials,
get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before
the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, see
http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.

Karsen will deliver a comprehensive presentation covering how to find
the records and resources available today to discover your Jewish roots
in Chicagoland. He will describe a wide range of records and research
resources including cemeteries, death certificates, death notices/obits,
marriage records, birth records, city directories and much more.

A professional speaker, Karsen is a member of the Association of
Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and is
past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago-area Jewish family history research resources to be explained Aug. 28 in Northbrook, Illinois #general

events@...
 

"Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland--What's New" will be the
topic of a presentation by genealogist Mike Karsen at the Sunday, Aug.
28, 2016, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His
presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials,
get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before
the main program begins at 2 p.m. For more information, see
http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.

Karsen will deliver a comprehensive presentation covering how to find
the records and resources available today to discover your Jewish roots
in Chicagoland. He will describe a wide range of records and research
resources including cemeteries, death certificates, death notices/obits,
marriage records, birth records, city directories and much more.

A professional speaker, Karsen is a member of the Association of
Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and is
past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


Re: Estimating grandparents DNA from Grandchildren #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

Hi Seth,
That entirely skips a generation. The tier1 utilities at GEDMATCH allow
you to estimate parents DNA >from their children's DNA. The resulting kit is
called a Lazarus kit and can be used to get its own set of GEDMATCH matches.
Whether or not you can piggy back on that (say if you had 3 or 4 Lazarus
kits that all came >from the children of various grandparents I don't know,
because you need kits that are related and those that aren't. And how you
might separate the grandfather >from the grandmother... But maybe just
getting back one generation would help you.
Sarah L M Christiansen
Georgetown TX

---
From: Seth Bittker <sbittker@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:37:15 +0000 (UTC)

For purposes of genetic genealogy it would be wonderful to have DNA >from my
great-grandparents up on FTDNA or Ancestry. As they died a long time ago,
this is seemingly a fantasy. However, it seems to me that technology could
be developed to obtain a good approximation of my great-grandparents'
autosomal DNA based on the autosomal DNA of their surviving grandchildren.
Specifically it seems to me if one were able to get test results >from a
number of their grandchildren, one could then find which sections of DNA are
common between grandchildren >from different siblings. As the different
grandchildren combinations likely would have different areas of overlap, by
combining the areas of overlap across the sets of grandchildren, one could
obtain a large number of sections of overlap for autosomal DNA which would
very likely be >from their grandparents. Admittedly one would not know which
autosomal DNA section came >from which grandparent, but this could even be
refined by looking at DNA results of descendants of each grandparents'
siblings.
In addition genetic relationships between in-laws and others in the tree
could be an issue, but with additional research this problem could be
minimized as well.

Are there any tools that do something like this yet? If not, is anybody
working on developing technology like this?


DNA Research #DNA RE: Estimating grandparents DNA from Grandchildren #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

Hi Seth,
That entirely skips a generation. The tier1 utilities at GEDMATCH allow
you to estimate parents DNA >from their children's DNA. The resulting kit is
called a Lazarus kit and can be used to get its own set of GEDMATCH matches.
Whether or not you can piggy back on that (say if you had 3 or 4 Lazarus
kits that all came >from the children of various grandparents I don't know,
because you need kits that are related and those that aren't. And how you
might separate the grandfather >from the grandmother... But maybe just
getting back one generation would help you.
Sarah L M Christiansen
Georgetown TX

---
From: Seth Bittker <sbittker@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:37:15 +0000 (UTC)

For purposes of genetic genealogy it would be wonderful to have DNA >from my
great-grandparents up on FTDNA or Ancestry. As they died a long time ago,
this is seemingly a fantasy. However, it seems to me that technology could
be developed to obtain a good approximation of my great-grandparents'
autosomal DNA based on the autosomal DNA of their surviving grandchildren.
Specifically it seems to me if one were able to get test results >from a
number of their grandchildren, one could then find which sections of DNA are
common between grandchildren >from different siblings. As the different
grandchildren combinations likely would have different areas of overlap, by
combining the areas of overlap across the sets of grandchildren, one could
obtain a large number of sections of overlap for autosomal DNA which would
very likely be >from their grandparents. Admittedly one would not know which
autosomal DNA section came >from which grandparent, but this could even be
refined by looking at DNA results of descendants of each grandparents'
siblings.
In addition genetic relationships between in-laws and others in the tree
could be an issue, but with additional research this problem could be
minimized as well.

Are there any tools that do something like this yet? If not, is anybody
working on developing technology like this?


ViewMate - German to English Translation #general

Alan Seid
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for help in translating 1 birth and 1 death record. Please help
with providing a word for word translation >from German to English. Please
also provide the German text.

Marjem SEIDENWERK, died 15 Sep 1892 in Zloczow, row 97. Daughter of Hersch
Leib SEIDENWERK and Sara SCHILDKRAUT.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49771

Efrojem SCHILDKRAUT, born 23 Feb 1883 in Skalat, row 24. Son of Moses
SCHILDKRAUT and Chinke FLAKS.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49772

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
Alan Seid

Researching:
Nadworna and Stanislawow(Ivano-Frankivsk) - SEIDENWERK, HAAS, HASS, KRIEGEL,
WEIHARD, BANNER, MAUSNER, BRANDNER;
Zloczow - SEIDENWERK, SCHILDKRAUT;
Skalat - SCHILDKRAUT, FLAKS


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - German to English Translation #general

Alan Seid
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for help in translating 1 birth and 1 death record. Please help
with providing a word for word translation >from German to English. Please
also provide the German text.

Marjem SEIDENWERK, died 15 Sep 1892 in Zloczow, row 97. Daughter of Hersch
Leib SEIDENWERK and Sara SCHILDKRAUT.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49771

Efrojem SCHILDKRAUT, born 23 Feb 1883 in Skalat, row 24. Son of Moses
SCHILDKRAUT and Chinke FLAKS.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49772

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
Alan Seid

Researching:
Nadworna and Stanislawow(Ivano-Frankivsk) - SEIDENWERK, HAAS, HASS, KRIEGEL,
WEIHARD, BANNER, MAUSNER, BRANDNER;
Zloczow - SEIDENWERK, SCHILDKRAUT;
Skalat - SCHILDKRAUT, FLAKS


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Greg Tuckman
 

Hello group,

I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need an extraction of data.
All records are >from Lublin, Poland. They are on ViewMate at the following
addresses.

1. Birth Record of Dawid WAJZER:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49799

2. Birth Record of Tauba WAJZER:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49801

3. Birth Record of Chana Mindla ROTMAN:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49800

4. Birth Record of Lejb WEJSER:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49798

5. Marriage Record of SZTERNBLIC and FELD:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49797

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much!
Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, AZ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Greg Tuckman
 

Hello group,

I've posted 5 vital records in Russian for which I need an extraction of data.
All records are >from Lublin, Poland. They are on ViewMate at the following
addresses.

1. Birth Record of Dawid WAJZER:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49799

2. Birth Record of Tauba WAJZER:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49801

3. Birth Record of Chana Mindla ROTMAN:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49800

4. Birth Record of Lejb WEJSER:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49798

5. Marriage Record of SZTERNBLIC and FELD:
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49797

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much!
Greg Tuckman
Phoenix, AZ


(US-NYC) The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Publishes New Guide to NYC Municipal Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The NY Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYGBS) announced they have
published a new guide of the New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized
Guide for Family Historians. The Guide includes coverage of vital records
of births, marriages, and deaths; court records; real estate records; and
photographs. Less well known collections also are covered, including early
records of the Dutch and English colonial eras; extensive Farm Histories
that trace deed chains for former Manhattan farms to their earliest days;
records of the Civil War Volunteer Soldiers' Family Aid Fund; and Almshouse
Records, which span 200 years and provide information on the inmates of
numerous City institutions. To read more or order the book see:
http://tinyurl.com/js7fb8j
Original url:
http://newyorkfamilyhistory.myshopify.com/collections/products/products/the-new-york-city-municipal-archives-an-authorized-guide-for-family-historians-members-pre-order

I have no affiliation with the NYGBS and am posting this as many Jewish
genealogists have an interest in New York City vital and other records for
their family history research.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-NYC) The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Publishes New Guide to NYC Municipal Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The NY Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYGBS) announced they have
published a new guide of the New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized
Guide for Family Historians. The Guide includes coverage of vital records
of births, marriages, and deaths; court records; real estate records; and
photographs. Less well known collections also are covered, including early
records of the Dutch and English colonial eras; extensive Farm Histories
that trace deed chains for former Manhattan farms to their earliest days;
records of the Civil War Volunteer Soldiers' Family Aid Fund; and Almshouse
Records, which span 200 years and provide information on the inmates of
numerous City institutions. To read more or order the book see:
http://tinyurl.com/js7fb8j
Original url:
http://newyorkfamilyhistory.myshopify.com/collections/products/products/the-new-york-city-municipal-archives-an-authorized-guide-for-family-historians-members-pre-order

I have no affiliation with the NYGBS and am posting this as many Jewish
genealogists have an interest in New York City vital and other records for
their family history research.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German to English Translation #galicia

Alan Seid
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for help in translating 1 birth and 1 death record.
Please help with providing a word for word translation >from German
to English. Please also provide the German text.

Marjem Seidenwerk, died 15 Sep 1892 in Zloczow, row 97.
Daughter of Hersch Leib Seidenwerk and Sara Schildkraut.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49771

Efrojem Schildkraut, born 23 Feb 1883 in Skalat, row 24.
Son of Moses Schildkraut and Chinke Flaks.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49772

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
Alan Seid

Researching:
Nadworna and Stanislawow (Ivano-Frankivsk) - SEIDENWERK, HAAS,
HASS, KRIEGEL, WEIHARD, BANNER, MAUSNER, BRANDNER;
Zloczow - SEIDENWERK, SCHILDKRAUT;
Skalat - SCHILDKRAUT, FLAKS


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia German to English Translation #galicia

Alan Seid
 

Dear Group,

I am looking for help in translating 1 birth and 1 death record.
Please help with providing a word for word translation >from German
to English. Please also provide the German text.

Marjem Seidenwerk, died 15 Sep 1892 in Zloczow, row 97.
Daughter of Hersch Leib Seidenwerk and Sara Schildkraut.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49771

Efrojem Schildkraut, born 23 Feb 1883 in Skalat, row 24.
Son of Moses Schildkraut and Chinke Flaks.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM49772

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much,
Alan Seid

Researching:
Nadworna and Stanislawow (Ivano-Frankivsk) - SEIDENWERK, HAAS,
HASS, KRIEGEL, WEIHARD, BANNER, MAUSNER, BRANDNER;
Zloczow - SEIDENWERK, SCHILDKRAUT;
Skalat - SCHILDKRAUT, FLAKS


Re: Estimating Grandparents DNA from Grandchildren? #dna

Israel P
 

I think what you want is Kathy Johnston's Visual Phasing.

http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=36812

Blaine Bettinger discussed this at the GRIP course in July.

Israel Pickholtz

On 13 Aug 2016 at 0:04, DNA Testing digest wrote:

For purposes of genetic genealogy it would be wonderful to have DNA
from my great-grandparents up on FTDNA or Ancestry. As they died a
long time ago, this is seemingly a fantasy. However, it seems to me
that technology could be developed to obtain a good approximation of
my great-grandparents' autosomal DNA based on the autosomal DNA of
their surviving grandchildren. Specifically it seems to me if one
were able to get test results >from a number of their grandchildren,
one could then find which sections of DNA are common between
grandchildren >from different siblings. As the different grandchildren
combinations likely would have different areas of overlap, by
combining the areas of overlap across the sets of grandchildren, one
could obtain a large number of sections of overlap for autosomal DNA
which would very likely be >from their grandparents. Admittedly one
would not know which autosomal DNA section came >from which
grandparent, but this could even be refined by looking at DNA results
of descendants of each grandparents' siblings. In addition genetic
relationships between in-laws and others in the tree could be an
issue, but with additional research this problem could be minimized as
well.

Are there any tools that do something like this yet? If not, is
anybody working on developing technology like this?

Seth Bittker


DNA Research #DNA Re: Estimating Grandparents DNA from Grandchildren? #dna

Israel P
 

I think what you want is Kathy Johnston's Visual Phasing.

http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?t=36812

Blaine Bettinger discussed this at the GRIP course in July.

Israel Pickholtz

On 13 Aug 2016 at 0:04, DNA Testing digest wrote:

For purposes of genetic genealogy it would be wonderful to have DNA
from my great-grandparents up on FTDNA or Ancestry. As they died a
long time ago, this is seemingly a fantasy. However, it seems to me
that technology could be developed to obtain a good approximation of
my great-grandparents' autosomal DNA based on the autosomal DNA of
their surviving grandchildren. Specifically it seems to me if one
were able to get test results >from a number of their grandchildren,
one could then find which sections of DNA are common between
grandchildren >from different siblings. As the different grandchildren
combinations likely would have different areas of overlap, by
combining the areas of overlap across the sets of grandchildren, one
could obtain a large number of sections of overlap for autosomal DNA
which would very likely be >from their grandparents. Admittedly one
would not know which autosomal DNA section came >from which
grandparent, but this could even be refined by looking at DNA results
of descendants of each grandparents' siblings. In addition genetic
relationships between in-laws and others in the tree could be an
issue, but with additional research this problem could be minimized as
well.

Are there any tools that do something like this yet? If not, is
anybody working on developing technology like this?

Seth Bittker


Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database and JewishGen's All-Poland and All-Ukraine Databases start data linking agreement #ukraine

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is proud to announce that we have started a new data
sharing initiative with our friends at JewishGen.org!

Now when you search for a person or a place in the All Galicia
Database (freely available at http://search.geshergalicia.org/), at
the bottom of the page of results, you'll see links to matching search
results in relevant databases at JewishGen. And when you do a search
in JewishGen's All-Ukraine Database or All-Poland Database, at the
bottom of their page of results you'll see links to relevant matches
in the All Galicia Database.

This data sharing is accomplished using Gesher Galicia's new API
(Application Programming Interface), which allows our data to stay
solely on our own servers, but still allows other organizations'
computer systems to quickly see if there are any appropriate matches
in our holdings, and generates the appropriate direct links.
Similarly, JewishGen's data holdings remain solely on their own
servers, but they're able to generate deep links to relevant data
sets, where appropriate.

This important data sharing work was first discussed a few years ago,
with the support and cooperation of our late President Pamela
Weisberger z''l, and we are proud to finally be able to bring this
work to fruition in her memory. Her name remains as a co-author on
the data sharing agreement that was signed by the two groups.

Thank you to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for all their hard work
at JewishGen to help make this project into a reality.

Gesher Galicia hopes to use this new API to share our data -- which
currently stands at 455,115 records >from 294 different data sources,
and growing every month -- with more non-profit organizations in the
near future. Happy searching!


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database and JewishGen's All-Poland and All-Ukraine Databases start data linking agreement #ukraine

Asparagirl <asparagirl@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is proud to announce that we have started a new data
sharing initiative with our friends at JewishGen.org!

Now when you search for a person or a place in the All Galicia
Database (freely available at http://search.geshergalicia.org/), at
the bottom of the page of results, you'll see links to matching search
results in relevant databases at JewishGen. And when you do a search
in JewishGen's All-Ukraine Database or All-Poland Database, at the
bottom of their page of results you'll see links to relevant matches
in the All Galicia Database.

This data sharing is accomplished using Gesher Galicia's new API
(Application Programming Interface), which allows our data to stay
solely on our own servers, but still allows other organizations'
computer systems to quickly see if there are any appropriate matches
in our holdings, and generates the appropriate direct links.
Similarly, JewishGen's data holdings remain solely on their own
servers, but they're able to generate deep links to relevant data
sets, where appropriate.

This important data sharing work was first discussed a few years ago,
with the support and cooperation of our late President Pamela
Weisberger z''l, and we are proud to finally be able to bring this
work to fruition in her memory. Her name remains as a co-author on
the data sharing agreement that was signed by the two groups.

Thank you to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for all their hard work
at JewishGen to help make this project into a reality.

Gesher Galicia hopes to use this new API to share our data -- which
currently stands at 455,115 records >from 294 different data sources,
and growing every month -- with more non-profit organizations in the
near future. Happy searching!


- Brooke Schreier Ganz
currently Seattle, Washington (but back to Mill Valley, California tomorrow)

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