posting names & JGFF & FTJP #general
I agree with Linda Rakoff - I find my information >from all different sources:
FTJP, JGFF and the messages with their lists of names. If I submitted all
the names I am researching (which in my case includes relatives of spouses) I
would be entering information for hours. There are about 6-10 names that I
concentrate on, and those are in JGFF; my tree is in FTJP. But many times I
go to the message archives as well - especially when some new infromation
pops up and I want to see who else is researching that information or those
Comments about JGFF and FTJP:
In JGFF the emails are not updated all the time (responsibility of the
researcher, I know) which can be very frustrating.
In FTJP, as Linda said, you don't know who you are contacting and it can
sometimes lead to duplicate contacts.
All of these resources are excellent - but need to be used in tandem. Please
don't stop people >from posting their surname lists.
Staten Island, NY
GOLDBERG/GOLDSTEIN/LIPSHUTZ >from Stawiski, Poland
WERTHEIM - New York >from about 1850's
WEISBERG & EBERSTARK >from Austria/Hungary
I support posting names and using JGFF & FTJP. I would request FTJP folks
to also list in JGFF, I have found many don't. It is helpful to use JGFF to
identify places of origin in connection with surnames. Also the address and
name of the poster saves on redundant messages whereas with FTJP one does
not know who is being written to.
Additionally, in support of posting names. There are always new people
reading the list who have not yet used JGFF and might discover links by
reading the lists. Similarly, there are some people with unusual surnames
or requests or same shtetls as I that I have been able to help by sharing
discoveries relevant to them that I make doing my own research. I make it a
point to jot down film and source numbers to share with fellow researchers
whom I know to be looking for a certain surname in a certain area. This way
we can really help one another, as Maria Krane noted.
Linda Riesenberg Rakoff
Searching:ASCHNER- Hradiste, Bratislava, Budapest ,Nyitra, Kosice, Spisska
Nova Ves, Wien; LOW'Y-Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves; GELBERG/LIPSHITZ-Galati;
GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Spisska Nova Ves, Bolyar; POLATSECK-Kosice;
KOOPER, LISSAUER-Losonc, Miskolz; KOHN, STINGL: Wien, Bratislava
RAKOFF-Kielce GORDON-Vilna; MELTZER, RIESENBERG, PERLBINDER, DRANSCH,
LICHTENTAL, LADENHEIM-- Horodenka, Galicia; BRETTSCHNEIDER, Galicia;
BUCHWALD- Wien, Budapest
I have several hundred surnames in my family tree, including cousins
husbands etc. I am not about to include all the names in the Family Finder
as I am not directly related to some and not interested in entering so many
names one by one.
For the same reason, it is unreasonable to post the list here.
However, I put them all in FTJP through one gedcom file. Now if only I
could correct the FTJP entry, I would be set. I entered information with
umlauts and tildes and they come out funny.
So there are reasons to check all three places for information.