Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help


This new set up is not user friendly.
Please return to the old format. Thx.

Re: Genealogy software for Mac


I've used Reunion from Leister Pro for decades, and it's great. They also provide terrific user support.

Topic conversation online #Help

Eva Lawrence

It would be helpful to have the date of online posts as well as the name of the person posting.. This is always available in the email digest.

Re: Genealogy software for Mac

Laurie Sosna

Most importantly:
Make sure the software you decide on can run in your version of MacOS. The latest MacOS (10.15 Catalina) will not run 32 bit programs.
Check each website for compatibility.
RootsMagic 7 is the current version available. It will not run in Catalina. 
RootsMagic 8 will, but has not been released yet. There's a post on the RootsMagic Blog about this.

I've been using Reunion for many years. A solid program. Updates are not free, which, over time, can add up to a lot of money.
Here's a list of programs available:

Most programs have a demo you can download and try. Try one, add 10 people, 10 sources, etc. 
Each program should let you export the data as a GEDCOM file, which you can import into the next program you try.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Carolyn Lea

I totally agree with you Judith. This is a step back ward - not forward. 

The old format was much easier to read and follow. 

Carolyn Lea (Schwarzbaum)

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Carolyn Lea

I agree with Vicki Adelson. This is a mess and harder to read visually for some reason. And a day or two ago someone was told my the moderator to not use white lettering on spring green. Yet that is being done by Jgen in the new format - just a slightly darker shade of green. - white lettering is harder to read against anything but a very dark background and should just be avoided.Why change something that was fine before?

Carolyn Lea Schwarzbaum

Re: Genealogy software for Mac


I tried Roots Magic once.  I went back to Reunion.

Re: receiving multiple digests and duplicate emails #Help


How do I change from digest to individual
E mails ??
Diane Jacobs

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Re: Login to JewishGen #Help

Lois Sernoff



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I am beginning to become acclimated to the new format - grudgingly.  However, if I have to log-in every time I wish to see the message for which an answer is being given (either the new login or the old one) I will go crazy.  With all this modernizing of the platform, which I can understand, why is it so difficult to include the message (or a portion of it) with the response?


Lois Sernoff (suburban Phila, PA, USA)

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help


I thought I was the only one please, please hurry up and figure out what you are doing. I can't make heads or tails of your new format. Nothing flows. Graphically everything is big and takes up more space and less is said. What I primarily am trying to figure out if you are still maintaining the old way and this is just a separate discussion or you are eliminating the old discussion groups. What is the meaning of Digest#1, Digest #2, What is main? I am lost in your new format.
Marlene Dobrin

Cantors in Wien #Austria-Czech

Daniella Alyagon

Is anyone aware of a list of cantors in Wien, Austria around the period of WW1?
A relative told me that a cousin (part of the Messer family) was an opera singer in the state opera and a cantor in Wien circa 1914.
Any help finding the name of this cousin would be great.
Thsnk you and happy holidays,
Daniella Alyagon

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Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Martin Fischer

I think the changes are an overall improvement. The design is cleaner and more modern. Having the responses to earlier posts listed immediately below the original posts in the digest layout offers a good give-and-take format that allows the recipients to follow the arguments. 
Not being limited to plain text is great and long overdue. Our Hebrew and Russian subscribers now have the option of writing in their own languages if they prefer. We now can insert images or other relevant attachments such as photos or documents. 

Change can be intimidating. We will get used to it over time. Meanwhile, I assume the managers will be fine-tuning the system in response to criticisms and suggestions.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois

Family history website:
Researching: FISCHER/FISHER of Prussia; KOBER of Kempen, Posen, Prussia (Kepno, Poland); DAUST/DAUS of Wongrowitz, Posen, Prussia (Wagrowiec, Pila, Poland); KOPPENHAGEN of Wongrowitz, Posen, Prussia (Wagrowiec, Pila, Poland) and Copenhagen, Denmark; LEVY of Wongrowitz, Posen, Prussia (Wagrowiec, Pila, Poland); FOERDER of Posen, Prussia; GELHORN of Posen, Prussia; LEVIK of Kyiv, Ukraine; OSTROWSKA/OSTROWSKI of Kyiv, Ukraine; KAGAN/COHEN of Svyataya Volya, Brest, Belarus, or Pinsk, Brest, Belarus; STEINBERG of Motol, Brest, Belarus, or Pinsk, Brest, Belarus; and GOTTLIEB of Motol, Brest, Poland.

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help


I for one like the new format much better (but I'm only subscribed to this one list).  Thanks!

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

sharon yampell

I agree


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Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Deborah Scheimer

I'm also happy with the new version of the discussion group. I think it has a very clean interface.  I use Google Chrome. Great Job,  team!

- Deb Scheimer 

Re: Question #Help

Terese B. Deboo

I have still not received any SIG emails. The last GERSIG I received, for instance, was October 7. It is difficult to believe that this is because there have been no ERSIG emails.

Also, I, too, find the new main@... emails not to be user-friendly, espcially because the original text does not show up.

Thanks -

Terese B. (Terry) Deboo
Memphis, TN

Re: Genealogy software for Mac

Jo Ann Goldwater

Hi Genners

Thanks to all of you who answered my question about genealogy software for the Mac. I had one response not to use Roots Magic, and I read a blog about it. Roots Magic is 32 bit and won’t work because all software for the Mac has to be 64 bit now.

Five people recommended Reunion, and most have been using it for years. One recommended Family Tree Maker which I had years ago and didn’t like it. However I know that it is not at all the same program now as it was then.

I was using Reunion 11, I think, on my iPad and iMac but it is so out of date, it can’t even be upgraded. So I guess I’ll just go with the Reunion and buy a new version of it.

This discussion group is amazing, and so are genealogists. Everyone is so helpful.

Shana Tova, Jo Ann Goldwater, Montreal

Researching GOLDWASSER, Riga, Zhager and Akmene (Lithuania), KAGAN Zhager, Riga, ABRAHAMS Zhager, Riga, SAMUELS Zhager Riga, SARON Zhager, Riga.

Re: Question #Help

Terese B. Deboo

Thanks. I will do that.

Terese B. (Terry) Deboo
Memphis, TN



Is sit possible to receive one digest a day? I'm getting several and it's overwhelming.


Re: New JewishGen platform

Steven Zimmerman

I like the new format. It is much easier to skip to topics of interest and is easier to read.

I just don’t know why I am now getting so many digest emails in one day? How can I get it to go back to one digest a day?

Thank you