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Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates


Avraham Groll
 


JewishGen is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), enabling the addition of 555 new family trees, representing 454,416 individuals. In total, the Family Tree of the Jewish People now includes 7,684 trees which represent approximately 8,642,345 individuals. 


While small in comparison to Family Tree collections at major commercial sites, the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish People provides researchers with unique access to vital Jewish family history information that is available in no other facility. We encourage everyone to utilize this valuable resource that we hope will continue to grow on an ongoing basis.


Improving the FTJP was labor intensive and required the navigation of many complex systems and processes. In this regard, please join me in expressing our gratitude to volunteers Gary Sandler (Director of Systems Administration) and Iris Folkson (FTJP, Support and IT Coordinator) for the dozens of hours they spent analyzing and upgrading our system, adding trees for the first time since in 2018, and ensuring that the FTJP can be updated on a monthly basis going forward.


The FTJP can be searched by visiting: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/ftjp.asp

To submit a Family Tree, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/


Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org

 


Joan Parker
 

What wonderful and exciting news!!!!!    A big thank you with gratitude to Gary Sandler and Iris Folkson and to you Avraham and everyone else who worked so diligently to bring this long-awaited project to fruition.
Warmest regards,
Joan

Joan Parker
Past President/Archivist
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
1) GOLDBERG/ GOULD, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN, BERGER, GERBER/CRAWFORD, JAGODA-Lipno, Plonsk, Plock, Poland-Russia; Warsaw, Poland-Russia; Galveston, TX; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR, Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA.
2)  PARKER/PINKUS, WINOGRAD, (GERSHO-BEROVNA?)., R0SEN, -Brest (Litovsk), Belarus; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY. WEISS, NEIKRUG, DEL PINO--Brooklyn, NY.  RABWIN--Hollywood, CA, Salt Lake City, UT. CLAYTON-California.
3) GELFAND, KRITZOFF, KATZ, TROCK --Berezin/Bresin, Kodima, Minsk, Belarus, Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.



Jill Chozen
 

Thank you, Avraham, and the whole team for all the time, effort, and true devotion to this project!  It means so much to 
all of us!  Thanks to you, I know my family members are mentioned in the Skalat Yizkor Books, and I can’t wait to read
the newly translated versions!  Thank you all SO MUCH again…Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach…Jill Chozen

On Oct 9, 2020, at 2:16 PM, Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:


JewishGen is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), enabling the addition of 555 new family trees, representing 454,416 individuals. In total, the Family Tree of the Jewish People now includes 7,684 trees which represent approximately 8,642,345 individuals. 

While small in comparison to Family Tree collections at major commercial sites, the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish People provides researchers with unique access to vital Jewish family history information that is available in no other facility. We encourage everyone to utilize this valuable resource that we hope will continue to grow on an ongoing basis.

Improving the FTJP was labor intensive and required the navigation of many complex systems and processes. In this regard, please join me in expressing our gratitude to volunteers Gary Sandler (Director of Systems Administration) and Iris Folkson (FTJP, Support and IT Coordinator) for the dozens of hours they spent analyzing and upgrading our system, adding trees for the first time since in 2018, and ensuring that the FTJP can be updated on a monthly basis going forward.

The FTJP can be searched by visiting: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/ftjp.asp
To submit a Family Tree, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/

Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach.

Avraham Groll
Executive Director

 



dskolnik@...
 

Thanks for all the hard work that went into making this happen!

That being said, I notice that my family (as much of it as is there) shows the names and DOBs of  living family members, including me.

How do I alter this to protect folks' privacy?

Deb Skolnik

Searching:  KISSIN, COHEN, GARBARCZ/GERBER, LANDY/LANDE/LONDIN, LIFSHITZ, KALMAN, 


sharon yampell
 

I was just going to ask the same question…

 

Sharon F. Yampell

Voorhees, NJ  USA

GenealogicalGenie@...

 

From: dskolnik@...
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:21 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

 

Thanks for all the hard work that went into making this happen!

That being said, I notice that my family (as much of it as is there) shows the names and DOBs of  living family members, including me.

How do I alter this to protect folks' privacy?

Deb Skolnik

Searching:  KISSIN, COHEN, GARBARCZ/GERBER, LANDY/LANDE/LONDIN, LIFSHITZ, KALMAN, 

 


Edna Hoover
 

So, can we now update and edit the info on our family trees 

without uploading a whole new GED COM?


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Avraham Groll <agroll@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 5:16 PM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates
 


JewishGen is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), enabling the addition of 555 new family trees, representing 454,416 individuals. In total, the Family Tree of the Jewish People now includes 7,684 trees which represent approximately 8,642,345 individuals. 


While small in comparison to Family Tree collections at major commercial sites, the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish People provides researchers with unique access to vital Jewish family history information that is available in no other facility. We encourage everyone to utilize this valuable resource that we hope will continue to grow on an ongoing basis.


Improving the FTJP was labor intensive and required the navigation of many complex systems and processes. In this regard, please join me in expressing our gratitude to volunteers Gary Sandler (Director of Systems Administration) and Iris Folkson (FTJP, Support and IT Coordinator) for the dozens of hours they spent analyzing and upgrading our system, adding trees for the first time since in 2018, and ensuring that the FTJP can be updated on a monthly basis going forward.


The FTJP can be searched by visiting: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/ftjp.asp

To submit a Family Tree, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/


Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org

 


Vivian Kahn
 

Thanks to all for this an important addition to JewishGen resources.  It's been years since I originaly uploaded my GEDCOM to the FTJP and have made significant additions since then. How does one augment or replace an existing family tree? I've gone through the FAQ and don't see an answer to this question.

Vivian
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Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hungary/Orasu Nou, Romania
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hungary/Sighet, Ciarda, Oradea, Romania
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slovakia; Cleveland  LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slovakia
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hungary/Chonkovce, Sobrance, Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ELOVITS/Hornya, Hungary/Horna, Slovakia
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy, Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. 
POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hungary/Huncovce, Slovakia
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech Republic; Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hungary/Austria; Hunfalu,Hungary//Huncovce, Slovakia


Max Heffler
 

Vivian,

Every year when I update, during the gedcom upload there is a choice between New and Replace.

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Vivian Kahn via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:16 AM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates #general

 

Thanks to all for this an important addition to JewishGen resources.  It's been years since I originaly uploaded my GEDCOM to the FTJP and have made significant additions since then. How does one augment or replace an existing family tree? I've gone through the FAQ and don't see an answer to this question.

Vivian
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Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California

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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


lorraine meehan
 

My family tree is on MyHeritage.com. How do I upload it to JewishGen?

On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 5:17 PM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:


JewishGen is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), enabling the addition of 555 new family trees, representing 454,416 individuals. In total, the Family Tree of the Jewish People now includes 7,684 trees which represent approximately 8,642,345 individuals. 


While small in comparison to Family Tree collections at major commercial sites, the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish People provides researchers with unique access to vital Jewish family history information that is available in no other facility. We encourage everyone to utilize this valuable resource that we hope will continue to grow on an ongoing basis.


Improving the FTJP was labor intensive and required the navigation of many complex systems and processes. In this regard, please join me in expressing our gratitude to volunteers Gary Sandler (Director of Systems Administration) and Iris Folkson (FTJP, Support and IT Coordinator) for the dozens of hours they spent analyzing and upgrading our system, adding trees for the first time since in 2018, and ensuring that the FTJP can be updated on a monthly basis going forward.


The FTJP can be searched by visiting: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/ftjp.asp

To submit a Family Tree, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/


Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org

 



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Lorraine Meehan
kulabrew@...


Max Heffler
 

Lorraine,

                One method is to use MyHeritage’s free Family Tree Builder to sync your tree to your PC and then export the GEDCOM that can be uploaded into FTJP

 

Max Heffler,

Houston, TX

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of lorraine meehan via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:05 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

 

My family tree is on MyHeritage.com. How do I upload it to JewishGen?

 


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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


Beth Erez
 

Hi Avraham

I think that you are doing a wonderful job and I am sure you know it is greatly appreciated but it is always nice to hear it again.

I am writing because I have found a major error in a family tree and did not quite know how to deal with it.

The tree I am referring to is at https://www.jewishgen.org/webtrees/individual.php?pid=P67&ged=1_602079_u.ged and I have highlighted in the pdf attached the entire incorrect branch of the tree.  Someone must have attached a different Joseph Mendelsohn to our Mendelsohn tree.  The rest of the tree is correct but the Joseph branch is incorrect -  our Joseph Mendelsohn looks as follows: 
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 and is confirmed in many ways but here is the 1880 census information and attached is a pdf of the accurate descendants of Moses (Morris) and Leah Ellen (nee Goldberg) Mendelsohn.

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I would appreciate assistance from someone at JewishGen to have the tree on your site corrected.

thanks
Beth Erez
Hod Hasharon, Israel


On Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 12:16 AM Avraham Groll <agroll@...> wrote:


JewishGen is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), enabling the addition of 555 new family trees, representing 454,416 individuals. In total, the Family Tree of the Jewish People now includes 7,684 trees which represent approximately 8,642,345 individuals. 


While small in comparison to Family Tree collections at major commercial sites, the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish People provides researchers with unique access to vital Jewish family history information that is available in no other facility. We encourage everyone to utilize this valuable resource that we hope will continue to grow on an ongoing basis.


Improving the FTJP was labor intensive and required the navigation of many complex systems and processes. In this regard, please join me in expressing our gratitude to volunteers Gary Sandler (Director of Systems Administration) and Iris Folkson (FTJP, Support and IT Coordinator) for the dozens of hours they spent analyzing and upgrading our system, adding trees for the first time since in 2018, and ensuring that the FTJP can be updated on a monthly basis going forward.


The FTJP can be searched by visiting: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/ftjp.asp

To submit a Family Tree, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/


Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org

 


ifolkson@...
 

To prevent any errors in the 100 year rule I would suggest you privatize your file before submitting

Iris Folkson


ifolkson@...
 

You still must submit a new file

Iris Folkson


ifolkson@...
 

For information on genealogy software programs go to http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/faq.html#Computers

 

http://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/faq/

 

Since each program is different, you must read the help file and or manual FOR YOUR OWN GENEALOGY PROGRAM.  I suggest you print the directions from the help file before you start.

 

Generally under the file menu you will see a copy/export option.  This is the option you need to create a gedcom file.  If you have choices for the gedcom file select PAF, UTF-8, Version 5.x.  Be sure you select gedcom.ged as the file type.  The file will usually be created in the same directory as your family tree file.  Note the name before you save.

 

Follow these steps:

1.            Go to http://www.jewishgen.org

2.            Select Family Tree of the Jewish People.

3.            Scroll to the bottom of the page Enter your JGID researcher code and password.

4.            Select "I accept and wish to UPLOAD my GEDCOM."

5.            Read the screen and make the appropriate selections.

6.            Select UPLOAD my gedcom.

7.            Click the browse button and find the directory and file you created.  When you see the    filename in the field, click the UPLOAD button.  Wait for the message that says your    transmission was successful.  If you have a problem sending this way, see option 8.

8.            Select "Alternatively click here to send your file by email". Attach your file to the                email form that appears on your task bar.

 

If you still have questions, contact me directly.

 

 

Iris Folkson


ifolkson@...
 

You must contact the submitter to have them submit a corrected file

Iris Folkson


Daniel Horowitz
 

Not necessarily Max.
Lorraine can download a GEDCOM directly from the MyHeritage website.
 
You should know that you can also submit a tree to FTJP, and keep it updated by opening a NEW -free- account on MyHeritage using the following link
You can upload your GEDCOM or build a tree from scratch, and every month MyHeritage will send an update (if something changed on the tree) to JewishGen FTJP. 
Kudos to all the people involved. This is indeed great news, as now trees will be updated and more easy to maintain.

Best regards
Daniel Horowitz
Daniel@...


David Dubin
 

I have my family tree on different websites, but it isn't in gedcom file format. Is there a way to either convert what is on these websites to gedcom and if so, how so and if not? Is there a way to upload what is on these sites to Family Tree of the Jewish People and if so, how so, and if not why not?

David Dubin
 
 


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Avraham Groll <agroll@...>
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 4:16 PM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: [Special] [JewishGen.org] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates
 


JewishGen is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP), enabling the addition of 555 new family trees, representing 454,416 individuals. In total, the Family Tree of the Jewish People now includes 7,684 trees which represent approximately 8,642,345 individuals. 


While small in comparison to Family Tree collections at major commercial sites, the JewishGen Family Tree of the Jewish People provides researchers with unique access to vital Jewish family history information that is available in no other facility. We encourage everyone to utilize this valuable resource that we hope will continue to grow on an ongoing basis.


Improving the FTJP was labor intensive and required the navigation of many complex systems and processes. In this regard, please join me in expressing our gratitude to volunteers Gary Sandler (Director of Systems Administration) and Iris Folkson (FTJP, Support and IT Coordinator) for the dozens of hours they spent analyzing and upgrading our system, adding trees for the first time since in 2018, and ensuring that the FTJP can be updated on a monthly basis going forward.


The FTJP can be searched by visiting: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/ftjp.asp

To submit a Family Tree, please visit: https://www.jewishgen.org/gedcom/


Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach.


Avraham Groll

Executive Director

JewishGen.org

 


Max Heffler
 

David,

                Ancestry can be synced with Family Tree Maker and a gedcom exported; MyHeritage with Family Tree Builder.

               

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 

From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of David Dubin via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:15 PM
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

 

I have my family tree on different websites, but it isn't in gedcom file format. Is there a way to either convert what is on these websites to gedcom and if so, how so and if not? Is there a way to upload what is on these sites to Family Tree of the Jewish People and if so, how so, and if not why not?

David Dubin

 


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Web sites I manage - Personal home page, Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society, Woodside Civic Club, Skala, Ukraine KehilalLink, Joniskelis, Lithuania KehilaLink, and pet volunteer project - Yizkor book project: www.texsys.com/websites.html


ifolkson@...
 

create a gedcom file & submit

Iris Folkson


David Dubin