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Visit JewishGen's New Website #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. JewishGen commissioned the creation of a new
landing page to serve as a launching point for the main components
of the website. The site is built on a modern, secure platform,
which is beneficial for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of the website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While approximately one million unique visitors were attracted to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. JewishGen anticipates that an
enhanced website will improve these results.

Specifically, it's hoped the new landing page will help guide
researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, JewishGen will begin crafting a proper
technology mstrategy, which will include the website and databases.
In the meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on the staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JRI Poland #Poland Visit JewishGen's New Website #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. JewishGen commissioned the creation of a new
landing page to serve as a launching point for the main components
of the website. The site is built on a modern, secure platform,
which is beneficial for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of the website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While approximately one million unique visitors were attracted to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. JewishGen anticipates that an
enhanced website will improve these results.

Specifically, it's hoped the new landing page will help guide
researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, JewishGen will begin crafting a proper
technology mstrategy, which will include the website and databases.
In the meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on the staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
JewishGen's 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the
recent JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on JewishGen's
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


JRI Poland #Poland Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #poland

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
JewishGen's 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the
recent JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on JewishGen's
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Re: Testing the #Hashtags Function

Rachel Kolokoff Hopper <r-hopper@...>
 

Well, understanding hashtags would require reading the information posted about them. But in a nut shell, they are supposed to give context to posts. Topics that include a hashtag should be grouped together, more easily searched, and presented as a thread. Whether or not they are useful for this group remains to be seen.

So, using this topic as an example I see that they DO work on the website. My assumption s that once a hashtag is created by any user all users can see it. I would be interested to know if this is, in fact, true. To test it, please do the following:


Click on “Hashtags” in the left hand menu

Click on #hashtags in the bright blue box

Above the bright blue box uncheck “Collapse Topics” if you see it is checked.

Below the blue box you will now see all the messages related to this topic.

I was actually hoping that it would group these messages in the emails that I receive but that did not happen, so my suspicion is that this function is only useful for reading messages on the website.

After reading more about groups.io I see that there is no admin function to force quoted replies. So it is either hashtags or copy and paste for those replying to a message. I do not see the copy/paste solution as viable for an active group.
-----------------------
Rachel Hopper
Ft. Collins. CO



On Aug 1, 2019, at 7:49 AM, Sally Bruckheimer via Groups.Io <sallybruc@...> wrote:

I'm sorry, but do Hashtags have to do with anything. You have a long posting.


Re: Testing the #Hashtags Function

Sally Bruckheimer
 

I'm sorry, but do Hashtags have to do with anything. You have a long posting.


Re: Trial

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Dick, Copy and Paste is laborious? Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V?  You write long letters explaining everything, and you can't do that?


Re: Trial

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Copy and paste is handy, Rachel Kolokoff Hopper. How would the program know that I am replying to a question about how to choose the context?


Re: Trial

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Dick,I never thought that the 'Reply' function automatically quoted what is being replied to. People have to pick what they think will help give the context, either quoting something or explaining. Often, without that, the reply makes no sense.

You will note, that the first sentence explains what I am replying about.

I have no idea what the explanation of the delivery options has to do with anything.

Sally


Visit JewishGen's New Website #yiddish

bounce-3716063-772983@...
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #yiddish

bounce-3716120-772983@...
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Visit JewishGen's New Website #yiddish

bounce-3716063-772983@...
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #yiddish

bounce-3716120-772983@...
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Re: Trial

Errol Genet
 

Re: Trial
From: Sally Bruckheimer
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 19:01:00 PDT

On the Lyrica version, people usually reply to a comment, mentioning or quoting something of what they are replying to. That is very helpful to remind us what subject or town the reply concerns. In this groups.io version, nobody seems to do that. I, for one, often don't understand what the reply is talking about.

Do people here agree with me?

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Absolutely YES.  Having posts organized in "Threads" or "Conversations" would create order and make following the sense of posts much easier.

Errol Genet
New Orleans, LA


Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Visit JewishGen's New Website #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Early American SIG #USA Chuck Weinstein - Volunteer of the Year! #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

Please join us in congratulating Chuck Weinstein, who was honored as
our 2019/5779 Susan E. King Volunteer of the Year during the recent
JewishGen Annual Meeting in Cleveland.

This is a small token of our appreciation for Chuck's outstanding
commitment to JewishGen's important work, and for his significant
contributions to the world of Jewish Genealogy.

The video about Chuck shown at the meeting can be accessed on YouTube
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yFAmGAzuFM&t=17s or on our
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/ .

Mazal Tov, Chuck!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Early American SIG #USA Visit JewishGen's New Website #usa

Nancy Siegel
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce our newly designed website at
www.JewishGen.org. We commissioned the creation of a new landing page
to serve as a launching point for the main components of the website.
The site is built on a modern, secure platform, which is beneficial
for a number of reasons, including:

*It has a more intuitive and user-friendly design,
*It is mobile-responsive, and
*It has a more familiar platform, which will make it easier for us to
find qualified consultants, contractors and volunteers to help us in
the future.

This is not the final plan. It's a stop-gap redesign that addresses
some of the shortcomings of our website by creating a visually
appealing, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate homepage that
researchers can utilize to find key components on the JewishGen site.
While we attracted approximately one million unique visitors to the
JewishGen site last year, only a small portion of this group actually
registered or became regular users. We anticipate that an enhanced
website will improve these results.

Specifically, we hope the new landing page will help guide researchers to:

*Search the online collection
*Locate ancestral communities
*Explore life in their ancestral communities
*Join our discussion groups
*Volunteer, and
*Donate.

Over the next two months, we will begin crafting a proper technology
strategy, which will include our website and databases. In the
meantime, however, this new landing page will immediately help
researchers, while also demonstrating JewishGen's strategic focus.

Thank you to everyone on our staff and volunteer leadership team for
their suggestions and contributions to making this happen. Special
thanks to Scott Seidenstock, Gary Sandler, and Warren Blatt.

Please enjoy the site and visit www.JewishGen.org now. Feedback and
suggestions will be most welcome!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator
JewishGen.org


Book: Hachshara and Youth Aliyah Sweden 1933-1948 - rescuing youth from Germany via Sweden #germany

Judith Diamond
 

The book 'Pa vag till Israel' was written by my uncle Emil Glu(e)ck who
was the prime mover of the Hachshara in Sweden, and documented the
assisted migration of Jewish youth >from Nazi Germany, the planning and
organization of their agricultural training, Jewish education and
continued migration to Palestine. It also described the work to
rehabilitate and reintegrate young Jewish survivors >from the Polish and
German concentration camps in the aftermath of the war. Emil was able
in later years to meet again some of the chalutzim and gives in the book
a short biography of a few of them.

The English translation 'Hachshara and Youth Aliyah in Sweden
1933-1948'  has a full index of all names mentioned.
It was translated, edited and produced in In 2016 by a number of Emil's
family, for the benefit of the family, but we feel that the story, told
by those who were intimately involved, should have a wider audience. It
is now available at cost on-line >from a print-on-demand company or
elsewhere.

This is a one-off announcement of this publication - printed for no profit.

Judith Diamond, London, UK : jrd@...


German SIG #Germany Book: Hachshara and Youth Aliyah Sweden 1933-1948 - rescuing youth from Germany via Sweden #germany

Judith Diamond
 

The book 'Pa vag till Israel' was written by my uncle Emil Glu(e)ck who
was the prime mover of the Hachshara in Sweden, and documented the
assisted migration of Jewish youth >from Nazi Germany, the planning and
organization of their agricultural training, Jewish education and
continued migration to Palestine. It also described the work to
rehabilitate and reintegrate young Jewish survivors >from the Polish and
German concentration camps in the aftermath of the war. Emil was able
in later years to meet again some of the chalutzim and gives in the book
a short biography of a few of them.

The English translation 'Hachshara and Youth Aliyah in Sweden
1933-1948'  has a full index of all names mentioned.
It was translated, edited and produced in In 2016 by a number of Emil's
family, for the benefit of the family, but we feel that the story, told
by those who were intimately involved, should have a wider audience. It
is now available at cost on-line >from a print-on-demand company or
elsewhere.

This is a one-off announcement of this publication - printed for no profit.

Judith Diamond, London, UK : jrd@...