Date   
JewishGen 2012 Review #poland #warsaw

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 #warsaw #poland

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

GREAT GRANDFATHER KILLED IN POGROM #warsaw #poland

Elaine Farran
 

Hi
Hoping someone is a really good detective!

My great-grandfather, Szmul Meir Zamler, was supposedly killed in a pogrom =
in 1905. He was born in Modryce ca. 1851. This village was incorporated int=
o Irena or Deblin-Irena. However, I have not been able to locate a death or=
marriage record for him.
=20
My grandfather, Chaim Leib Szmulevich Zamler, was born in Irena in 1881 or =
1884. I can't find his birth record or his marriage record either. His last=
known address in Poland before emigrating was in WARSAW, which I learned f=
rom either his army discharge papers or his passport.
=20
Aside >from wanting to know the details of where and how my great-grandfathe=
r died, other important information may be connected to this query. I canno=
t learn the name of my great-grandfather's wife (my great-grandmother) who =
of course is my grandfather's mother.=20

This has been a huge stumbling block to my research. Any suggestions? I jus=
t don't know where to look anymore.

Best regards
Elaine Farran
Long Beach New York USA

Researching
---MUSZKATBLAT,GORENSTEIN/HORSZTEIN:Warsaw,Lublin Area=20
---ZAMLER/SAMLER:Bobrowniki,Modryce, Irena, Pulawy, Warsaw
---KOLMEISTER,KINDER or TENTOVER : Pulawy,Warsaw;Boston,=20
---SIDMAN: Boston
---WISEMAN: Boston, Warsaw=20
---SZAMPANIER/CHAMPANIER/CHENCHINSKA(YA):Konskie,Piotrkow,Lodz,Buenos Aires=
=20
---MIODOWICZ,PEYSACHOW, ELBINGER:Konskie, Kamiensk
---FRISCH/FRYSZ,CHAIMOWITZ/CHAIMONOV: Zgierz, Piotrkow, Lodz, New York


=A0

70th Anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising #warsaw #poland

rbaranlaw@...
 

If anyone >from this group is traveling to Warsaw for the events around
April 19th, I would love to connect, discuss travel and other plans.
Feel free to contact me directly -- rbaranlaw@...
Roma Baran

Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen 2012 Review #warsaw #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

Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #warsaw #poland

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

Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland GREAT GRANDFATHER KILLED IN POGROM #warsaw #poland

Elaine Farran
 

Hi
Hoping someone is a really good detective!

My great-grandfather, Szmul Meir Zamler, was supposedly killed in a pogrom =
in 1905. He was born in Modryce ca. 1851. This village was incorporated int=
o Irena or Deblin-Irena. However, I have not been able to locate a death or=
marriage record for him.
=20
My grandfather, Chaim Leib Szmulevich Zamler, was born in Irena in 1881 or =
1884. I can't find his birth record or his marriage record either. His last=
known address in Poland before emigrating was in WARSAW, which I learned f=
rom either his army discharge papers or his passport.
=20
Aside >from wanting to know the details of where and how my great-grandfathe=
r died, other important information may be connected to this query. I canno=
t learn the name of my great-grandfather's wife (my great-grandmother) who =
of course is my grandfather's mother.=20

This has been a huge stumbling block to my research. Any suggestions? I jus=
t don't know where to look anymore.

Best regards
Elaine Farran
Long Beach New York USA

Researching
---MUSZKATBLAT,GORENSTEIN/HORSZTEIN:Warsaw,Lublin Area=20
---ZAMLER/SAMLER:Bobrowniki,Modryce, Irena, Pulawy, Warsaw
---KOLMEISTER,KINDER or TENTOVER : Pulawy,Warsaw;Boston,=20
---SIDMAN: Boston
---WISEMAN: Boston, Warsaw=20
---SZAMPANIER/CHAMPANIER/CHENCHINSKA(YA):Konskie,Piotrkow,Lodz,Buenos Aires=
=20
---MIODOWICZ,PEYSACHOW, ELBINGER:Konskie, Kamiensk
---FRISCH/FRYSZ,CHAIMOWITZ/CHAIMONOV: Zgierz, Piotrkow, Lodz, New York


=A0

Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland 70th Anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising #warsaw #poland

rbaranlaw@...
 

If anyone >from this group is traveling to Warsaw for the events around
April 19th, I would love to connect, discuss travel and other plans.
Feel free to contact me directly -- rbaranlaw@...
Roma Baran

Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #galicia

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 #galicia

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

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #galicia

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

Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JewishGen 2012 Review #galicia

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

JewishGen 2012 Review #courland #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

Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #southafrica

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 #southafrica

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

Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JewishGen 2012 Review #courland #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

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #southafrica

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

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JewishGen 2012 Review #southafrica

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 #courland #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

Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Volunteers needed for a JewishGen Promotional Video #courland #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