Password etc

Renate Rosenau



I transliterated and translated VM 75434, but I was not able to send it.

I was not able to use View/Reply online.

I do not have a password.

I have sent you my new eMail-address RRoAZ@..., but that is not yet in your system.


So I send my translation to VM this way, hoping to get fully into the new system soon.


Renate Rosenau, Alzey, Germany

ID 75502, AGNES

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help


I can’t say that I agree with most of these recent complaints - with the exception of the graphic layout (top and bottom of each digest). An ugly, sickly looking green is not the colour we usually associate with anything pertaining to Jewish matters: a light blue is visually the colour that makes sense for us, pleasing not only to the eye - just saying...

Peter Simonstein Cullman

Re: receiving multiple digests and duplicate emails #Help

Shelley Mitchell

I don’t have an option to switch to daily so I sent a message to Help asking them to do it. Hope it works.

There is a daily option. Please go to your individual page and note how you want message delivery (see example below)

Email Delivery

Individual Messages You will receive each message in an individual email. Full Featured Digest Group up to 12 messages together as one email instead of being sent individually (rich formatting). Daily Summary A daily summary, delivered in the morning, of the group's messages from the previous day. Special Notices Only You will only receive special notices from the moderators.

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 - responding to the new format

Odeda Zlotnick

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

I agree.  Google Chrome here as well.

Odeda Zlotnick

Re: so many digests

Ed Goldberg

The reason why there are so many digests is because so many people keep on complaining about the number of digests! If people stopped complaining and posting their complaints the number of digests would drop - it's quite simple really

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Ina Getzoff

I am torn between liking the new format and wanting to go back to the old format but am willing to wait and see how this will work out. As Nicole has pointed out-more members seem to like the new format over the old.

Ina Getzoff
Delray Beach, Fla.

Re: Digest

Joan Edelstein

The numerous digest is definitely a glitch that needs to be fixed. I was unable to find a way to switch to daily summary in my account under manage my subscriptions or under HELP. So I sent an email for help and got an automated response, including how to switch to daily summary with a email.

I emailed for a daily summary, and it turns out that’s what I’m already getting. However, I have now gotten something like seven digests today. This is the email that I received:


We have received a request to change your email delivery settings for the Your current setting is "Summary" and the request is to change it to "Summary" . If this is correct, please just reply to this email and your email delivery setting will be changed promptly.

If you did not request this, please accept our apologies and ignore this message. Your email delivery setting will not be changed.

The Team

Re: New JewishGen platform


Joan B. expressed my sentiments perfectly.  I am still willing to learn my way around the new system, but long for the ease of former setup.  Good thing that together we can work out bugs and smooth [add/ delete] features on this before messing around with the SIGs.  [Like other users, I seem to have 'lost' all SIG Ukraine contact.]

I understand the need for upgrades for public use and updating the inner workings of the software.  Maybe it is too much in one bite?
Thanks to the many volunteers who have been active for years, I have a lifetime of archived threads to comb for clues and info.  ")

Comments about format change

Dahn Cukier

A few comments and a suggestion

suggestion: Shorten the [] title to 2 or 3 characters
so the subject can be seen.

Comment: People do not like change

Comment: The new format may be intuitive for a software or computer literate
person, but most members of JG are interested in genealogy not
computers. e don't mind turning thousands of pages in a state archive,
but do mind following various  links to find how to ask or respond to posts.

Comment: Change is disruptive and many messages will be missed until
people are comfortable with a new format.

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Dominique Anderson

Given the large number of people who have complained about the new system  without giving specific feedback, I’d like to say this: yes there are glitches, but any new large project such as this one can be expected to have several updates before it operates the ways it was conceived. And in my opinion, it is doing very well considering its very recent launch. Kudos to the people who are putting it together! 🥇It is an enormous task and you are doing an amazing job. 

To the people who are dissatisfied, I’d like to say: please be patient and please do your part: send SPECIFIC feedback, give details of what is not working the way it it supposed to without complaining. Be part of the quality control team that brings the project to completion. Yes you can greatly contribute, even if you know zip about computers! 

This organization is made entirely of people who know what they’re doing, they’ve demonstrated it again and again. Don’t doubt them, don’t be critical, don’t add to the aggravation. When you run into one of the infamous glitches, grind your teeth and/or swear if you have to (I do!), get yourself a cup of your favorite coffee and/or a cookie, send your feedback to this team of magicians and sit tight. They will deliver the goods! In the meantime, let’s give them a hand!! 👏👏👏

Dominique Anderson

Re: #Digest - Solved! #digest

Fran Cohen

Thank you Peggy Mosinger Freedman for posting the solution to getting so many messages. I followed your directions and found the link. I then found edit your subscription on the home page and updated my preference to receiving only daily messages. I feel the new site will work great once we all figure it out. We need to help each other, just like you did. Thank you again. Now, if I can or anyone else can figure out how to get our daily postings from our other groups that would be great! 


Re: Stop the daily digests #Help


I have always received discussion group email individually and now I am receiving
them as a digest.  This is not what i want.
How do I change it to single posts??
Diane Jacobs

Moderator Note: go to your profile and change your delivery option to individual. See example below

Email Delivery

Individual Messages You will receive each message in an individual email. Full Featured Digest Group up to 12 messages together as one email instead of being sent individually (rich formatting). Daily Summary A daily summary, delivered in the morning, of the group's messages from the previous day. Special Notices Only You will only receive special notices from the moderators.
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

Digests vs Daily Summary

Jeff at SG

Like many others, I too am annoyed with the multiple 'digests' per day. Having figured out how to solve it here's what I did. Hopefully it will help others.

To change the mailing frequency you need to first login to jewishgen. Despite belonging to JewishGen for decades, it turns out (so Jewishgen told me) I do not have a password to login! At least that is what I finally discovered.

By going to jewishgen's main website in a browser it finally told me (somewhere) that I did not have a password. JG then sent me from that webpage a special link to my 'profile' which (without needing to log in!!) allowed me to set a password. Needed to be 6 characters at least. Once done I could change the digest frequency from digest to 'Daily Summary'. Hallelujah!

1. The 'default' subscription for everyone who had previously subscribed to 'digest' under the old system should be 'Daily Summary' — NOT the current multiple daily digests — because that's what they had previously subscribed to.

This would result in less people annoyed and in time unsubscribing in frustration,

2. There should be a link at the bottom to go to the subscriber's PROFILE (which if the subscriber has no password or an inadequate password, as was my case) will send the subscriber to where he can set a password.

The current multiple daily 'digests' is ridiculous and contrary to what the word digest currently implies. Otherwise the format is an improvement. What is wrong is defaulting subscribers previously subscribed to daily digest to something other than the logical equivalent DAILY SUMMARY .

Jeff Malka

Re: SS5 Question for Immigrants #USA #Help #BrickWall #Poland

Sheila Toffell

We immigrated here in 1978 when my husband was asked to open an office for his company in the US.  We had to get SSNs for the two of us and our toddler daughter to be able to rent, get health insurance, establish credit, pay taxes  etc. Just as an FYI  - a credit history from one country does not transfer to another country – at least it didn’t back then. We were starting from scratch!


Sheila Toffell

Glen Rock NJ



new interface on IPad

Sheila Toffell

This seems to be working OK  in a W10 format in Outlook, but not on my Ipad, where if I click on a live hyperlink in the topic list to does nothing, but in Outlook it takes me right to the message I wanted to read. 

Sheila Toffell
Glen Rock NJ

Re: Discussion Group - Digest #1 #Help

Murray Sperber

As a retired optometrist research has shown that black on white, i.e., greater contrast, improves visualization of text.  Additionally, as we age a larger font would also make it easier to read the text.
Murray S. Sperber, O. D.
Los Angeles, CA

Jews in Germany: Reichsvereinigung: Letter S


Continuing the project to index the card collection, Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (Association of Jews in Germany) I have added 4,979 entries whose family names begin with the letter S.  As is the case with the previous letters, this index may be viewed on Steve Morse’s One Step Webpages, Holocaust material, German Jewish Roof Card Collection.
Beginning in the late 1930s, all Jews, whether or not German citizens, resident in Germany were required to register and these card registration forms were collected in Berlin.  Only about 30,000 of these cards have been found and they are held at the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, where they can be viewed under the heading Reichsvereinigung. The scope of the information on each card varies, from as little as a name, to extensive information on profession, schooling and ultimate fate.
I am gradually indexing these cars, so far A-S, and the index is searchable by family and maiden name, places of birth and death, as well as such information as deportation, survival and country of emigration.  While this is a German collection, many of the registrants were born elsewhere, especially in Western Poland.  I have entered these places in English, e.g. Lodz, not Litzmannstadt.  Place of emigration is also given, when known, so one can identify all whose destination was e.g. Argentina.  Using additional information available at the USHMM, I have also added information which does not appear on the cards, e.g. while an individual was deported, he may have survived.
If you find names of interest, first examine the cards on the Bad Arolsen website under Reichsvereinigung, making sure to look at both sides of each card.  Only then, if you still have questions, please free to contact me and I shall try to help
Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

Question to Judith Diamond


Judith, are you the daughter of Samuel and Sophie Diamond, or of Herman and Freda Diamond?

And sorry if this has gone out to the whole group; I could not see how to respond just to Judith, who wrote the message. If that is not a feature of the platform, it should be.

Sherry Diamond


Bruce Drake

Odeda ... This is the first time I saw a message on this list from a Zlotnick so i couldn't resist getting in touch to see if we have any genealogical connection. Here is a short summary of my family's Zlotnicks:

Genealogy software for Linux


Does anyone know of genealogy software for Linux other than Gramps. It is possible to rin Windows,programs under Wine but my experience doing that was not satisgacyory.
Abe Lebowitz