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Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Vicki Adelson
 

I would amend all of the above to say: “What have you done? You have changed something that was really good and informative to something that is totally a mess. I subscribed to this for years and found it very helpful; it is totally useless now. Go back to the original format. Change is not always good.”

Finding relatives #Hungary

zaida67@...
 

Can anyone tell me how to find relatives in Hungary? I am trying to find either Taub's or Bihari.
Thank you.

Re: Question #Help

sarahlmeyer@...
 

Why am I getting multiple messages per day rather than just one when I requested digest form?  And why do I need a separate login from my Jewishgen researcher number login?
I also would like a translate button if people post in multiple languages.  I tried to copy and paste the Hebrew, but could not get all the Hebrew selected without having the header selected also.

Re: Question #Help

Barbara Kenzer
 

Hi Terese
 
I am also on Sigs and I have not received any emails as well. I believe because for the reason Dick mentioned. Depends where you subscribe to.
Barbara Kenzer 
Chicago, IL  USA


On Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 9:26 PM Dick Plotz <Dick@...> wrote:
This kind of question should be addressed to JewishGen Support,
support@... . There are only a very few out of the over 7000
subscribers to this list who are in a position to answer this kind of
question. The Support Desk can route each question to the person in
the best position to answer it.

The most likely answer is that there have been no posts to the SIG
lists you're subscribed to, but there are many other possibilities.

Dick Plotz
Providence RI USA

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 9:59 PM Terese B. Deboo via
Groups.Jewishgen.Org <tdeboo=mac.com@...> wrote:

Please let me know why I am no longer receiving emails from the SIGs.

 

 

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Yeladot18@...
 

I agree with Barbara Mannlein. It is very difficult to read the digests without knowing what any given post in answering.

Kardonsky #ISO #USA

YaleZuss@...
 

In the wake of the "Roots" genealogy craze, my grandfather told me his mother, Batya Kardonsky, had at least nine siblings.  My family has been in touch with the descendants of four them since leaving Ukraine, vicinity of Starykostyantinyv/Starokonstantinov, a century ago.  I am writing to see whether this message board can help me connect with the other five trunks:
 
I believe I recently identified the descendants of a fifth sibling, Pearl, who married Bernard Blumberg and went to Philadelphia.

Number 6, Uncle Morris, also went to Philadelphia, a seventh, Shima, went to Argentina, Uncle Reuben came to America, and Grandpa had no information at all on number nine, Mochta, which may mean Mordechai.  Grandpa thought  it possible that there were others.
 
Although I believe they are from (at least?) two wives (Pearl is about 30 years younger than my great-grandmother) their common father was David.
 
If there is anyone out there who is part of this clan, please contact me directly.
 
Yale Zussman
YaleZuss@...

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Avraham Groll
 

Thank you, Jon. We will review how to do this better, per your suggestions.
With regards to Hebrew characters - this new platform can now accept accented characters, along with multiple languages, etc. It was never a policy to NOT accept this in the past. We were simply limited by the technology.
Thank you very much for your feedback, suggestions and continued support of JewishGen's important work.
Avraham

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 08:19 AM, Jon Seligman wrote:

Abraham,

 

The hashtag has the potential to be useful but needs to be visually presented better. The white in small letters on a light green background (#Sephardic #Galicia) makes it almost invisible to the eye. Larger letters and a black background would work (#Sephardic #Galicia).

 

חג שמח

)it was always outrageous that the JewishGen forum would not accept Hebrew characters – so תודה רבה)

 

Jon Seligman

Zur Hadassa, Israel

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Barbara,

Thank you for your feedback. There are a few ways to include a reply in messages:

Replying via your email to an individual message (i.e. not a digest): It depends on the setting within your email client. When clicking "reply" if your email client automatically includes the previous message, it will do so within this Discussion Group as well. If it does not, you can adjust your settings, or copy+paste the message manually. If you need help, please email support@..., include which email client you use, and we will do our best to help.

Replying via your email to a message within a digest: 
Beneath the message you are interested in replying to, there are the following options:
  1. View/Reply Online: If you click on View/Reply Online that will allow you to use the online message editor, and there is an option to include all/some of the message in your reply (see below).
  2. Reply To Group: If you click Reply to Group, you will open a new email in your email client, and you would have to copy+paste the message in order to include it. Note: The nice part of this platform is that you can easily view the entire thread of a conversation/topic by clicking: View Topic > View All Messages in Topic.  
Replying via the Web Forum (groups.JewishGen.org): There are two ways to do this:
  1. Using the online message editor, you can quote the entire message by clicking the far-left icon on the menu bar in the editor ("Quote Whole Post"). See the arrows in the screen-shot below.
  2. You can highlight a portion of the message before you hit the Reply button, and that section of the message will be quoted.
I hope this was helpful. Thank you again. We will strive to continuously improve this new platform, making it as user-friendly as possible, and we greatly appreciate your feedback.
Avraham
 

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 05:48 PM, Barbara Mannlein wrote:
It would also be helpful if responses included the original email.

I find that reading what are clearly responses very confusing since the email being responded to is not included.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Vicki,
Thank you for your message. I appreciate your honesty and being willing to share your opinions.
Our previous system was preventing us from creating/maintaining a platform that would unite as many people around the world as possible. (See my earlier messages that outlined some of the causes, such as the requirement for Plain-Text, the inability to display images, accented characters, other languages, etc). We felt this new platform would be a major upgrade, but I do recognize that it's not perfect, and I am sorry for any incovneience this might be causing you. We will continue to try and improve this platform to the greatest extent possible and will appreciate your feedback and suggestions. In the meantime, if we can be of any help to you in terms of more specific training, etc., please email support@... and we will do our best to assist. 
Thank you again.
Avraham

Re: Correction: Article on Dedication of the Memorial to the Yurburg, Lithuania Jewish Community #YizkorBooks

Randall Tenor
 

I wish more Lithuanian communities and the Lithuanian government would do this. I am fortunate that most of my family came over around 1900 and others were able to fight in the forest in WW II, though we lost some in the camps. Let's hope that Yuburg is not a one time event.

Thank you.

 Randy Tenor

Login to JewishGen #Help

Sheldon Dan
 

I just noticed that the login to the discussion group requires my e-mail address and a password.

Does this apply to the JewishGen site, where I logged in with my researcher number and a password?

Thanks for clearing up the confusion, as I am still getting used to this new format.
--
Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...

Re: Tracing family in Poland #Poland

David Lewin
 

Any idea why this message came through in hieroglyphics?

If it was in Hebrew, I would transpose it using http://www.pixiesoft.com/flip/  - but that did not work.

It is the first such message I have ever seen

David Lewin
London


At 22:39 12/10/2019, boris@... wrote:
Дорога� �йри�,

Спа�ибо за интере�ное �ообщение. � по-ру��ки нельз� пи�ать?

;-)

Бори�

Re: Tracing family in Poland #Poland

David Lewin
 

Sorry, at my age thinking clearly slows down.   Google Translate https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=translate+Google    converted the "gibbrish" on my screen from Russian

"
Handyman,

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. RELATED TOUCH

;-)

REMAIN

clearly, without the original question it is difficult to follow ....

===================================
Any idea why this message came through in hieroglyphics?

If it was in Hebrew, I would transpose it using http://www.pixiesoft.com/flip/ - but that did not work.

It is the first such message I have ever seen

David Lewin
London


At 22:39 12/10/2019, boris@... wrote:
Дорога� �йри�,

Спа�ибо за интере�ное �ообщение. � по-ру��ки нельз� пи�ать?

;-)

Бори�

Re: Login to JewishGen #Help

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Sheldon,
Thank you for your message.
As we continue to modernize our platform, we are trying to ensure that everything meets contemporary security standards. We, therefore, needed to have a separate login for this platform. In the future, we plan hope to have one single sign-in page. For additional information, we have prepared a helpful Member Guide here: https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/wiki/The-New-JewishGen.org-Discussion-Group-Member-Guide
Wishing you the best of luck with your research, and thank you for being part of the JewishGen Family.
Avraham


On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 01:43 AM, Sheldon Dan wrote:
I just noticed that the login to the discussion group requires my e-mail address and a password.

Does this apply to the JewishGen site, where I logged in with my researcher number and a password?

Thanks for clearing up the confusion, as I am still getting used to this new format.
--
Sheldon Dan
sheldan1955@...

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Judith Elam
 

Really really dislike this new format.  Impossible to sort out the messages,  everything is on top of everything else.  I have no clue what belongs with what.  Why in the world would you do this?  I agree with all those who have complained.  Please revert back to something intelligible.

 

 

Judith Elam

Kihei, HI

elamj@...

 

Re: JewishGen.org Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Avraham Groll
 

Dear Judith,
Thank you for your message. 
We are sorry that you are not finding the new platform helpful.
If you are receiving the digests, all of the posts are grouped and organized together. Please email support@... and we would be glad to offer any assistance we can.
Thank you for being part of the JewishGen family.
Avraham


On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 03:35 AM, Judith Elam wrote:

Really really dislike this new format.  Impossible to sort out the messages,  everything is on top of everything else.  I have no clue what belongs with what.  Why in the world would you do this?  I agree with all those who have complained.  Please revert back to something intelligible.

 

 

Judith Elam

Kihei, HI

elamj@...

 

Trencianske Teplice spa around 1920s #Austria-Czech #Poland #Hungary

YBentham
 

Hello

I wonder if anyone recognises people in this group photo taken at a well-known lake in modern day Slovakia? My father and sister (Ropschitz, Lvov) are recognisable to me but as it's such a great photo and so many faces are clear, I thought I would share it. 

I have another photo taken in a cafe in the same region I believe which I will also attach for the same reason.
Kind regards, Yolanda, Somerset, England

Re: Finding relatives #Hungary

Ron Hoenig
 

I have lots of Bihari relatives in Australia. They  descend from  Marton Beckmann.(B.1899), who married my great aunt Rosalia Honig and changed his name to Bihari or Bihary (not sure when). Tibor Bihary was the paterfamilias (1914-1971). His descendants live mainly in Melbourne in Victoria.

Is that a help?

Regards
Ron Hoenig

 


IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project site migrated to new address

Phrases1@...
 

http://iajgscemetery.org/ is the new URL for the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project. Our heartfelt thanks go to Kitty Cooper for decades as webmaster and to her friend Mary Nevius, who just "rescued" the old site. 
Please let us know if you have any issues with the updated site.
Ellen Sadove Renck 
Coordinator, IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project 

Genealogy software for Mac

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

I am looking for a program for the Mac. Has anyone used Roots Magic? Can anyone recommend one to me? Thanks

Jo Ann Goldwater
Montreal