Date   
Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #rabbinic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

JewishGen 2012 Review #rabbinic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations

Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #scandinavia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

JewishGen 2012 Review #scandinavia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations

Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #sephardic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #rabbinic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic JewishGen 2012 Review #rabbinic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations

Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #scandinavia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia JewishGen 2012 Review #scandinavia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations

Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #sephardic

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

JewishGen 2012 Review #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations

Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #dna

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

JewishGen 2012 Review #dna

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations

Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #latvia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

JewishGen 2012 Review #latvia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations

Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland JewishGen 2012 Review #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations

DNA Research #DNA Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #dna

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

DNA Research #DNA JewishGen 2012 Review #dna

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations

Latvia SIG #Latvia Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #latvia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

We are looking for volunteers to help in the creation of a short
promotional video about JewishGen's programs and services, and how
the work of our volunteers has helped thousands of people throughout
the world.

A promotional video of this kind will give JewishGen another means
of engaging with potential patrons and people who may not yet be
familiar with our important work.

If you are interested, please contact me at 646-437-4326 or email
<agroll@...>.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
JewishGen.org

Latvia SIG #Latvia JewishGen 2012 Review #latvia

Groll, Avraham
 

Dear Friends,

1 million records. More than 41,000 new users. Nearly 8,000 donors.

These figures demonstrate tremendous accomplishment by JewishGen in
2012. As we wrote a few months ago, we are actively growing our
databases to meet the demand of our constantly expanding user base.
Second, our users continue to appreciate the free service provided
by JewishGen, and are willing to financially support its mission.

There is still so much more to do.

We added more than 1 million records last year (surpassing 21
million records in total!), hundreds of Yizkor Book translations and
many other important items of interest to Jewish genealogists - but
there remain millions of records throughout the world that have yet
to be digitized, indexed, and made searchable on JewishGen. Some
for-profit companies seek to obtain these records, and then charge
to access them. It is our belief that Jewish family research should
be freely accessible, and we are doing everything we can to keep it
that way.

With this in mind, we are proud to publish our "2012 Review,"
highlighting JewishGen's accomplishments over the course of the
previous year. As you may have noticed, many of our most popular
features (such as the Family Finder and Burial Registry) now have
distinctively branded logos, making it easier to identify the
information you are viewing. A project that has generated
particular enthusiasm is our "Memorial Plaques" project, whereby
volunteers throughout the world are indexing the names appearing on
Memorial (Yizkor) plaques in their synagogues.

As always, major and significant improvements (with the rapid
advance of technology, these improvements are always significant)
have continued to be made "behind the scenes" to help ensure an
easy, powerful, and secure web experience.

This past July, JewishGen's ViewMate project won the "Outstanding
Program or Project Award" at the IAJGS conference in Paris. We'd
like to congratulate the team of JewishGen volunteers who created
and maintain ViewMate: Sam Eneman, Administrator; Gary Sandler,
Programmer; and Bernard Kouchel, who envisioned the original
concept.

Finally, and most importantly, our loyal users continued to
provide us with a strong base of financial support - we received
nearly 8,000 donations last year - allowing us to operate within
our budget for the third year in a row despite global economic
uncertainty.

Running more than 40 pages, the 2012 Review covers these, and
other topics as well. Last year's report was viewed more than
20,000 times, and we are confident that this year's report will
reach an even wider audience.

The 2012 Review can be accessed here:
http://issuu.com/jewishgen/docs/jg_annual_0221?mode=window

Regardless of your level of financial support, we are glad that
you are part of the global JewishGen community - the JewishGen
family - and we hope you will enjoy reading about our
accomplishments in 2012, along with our plans for what we hope
will be an even better 2013.

Sincerely,

Warren Blatt
Managing Director

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations