Update to the Family Tree of the Jewish People #JewishGenUpdates

Laura Gold

I want to be a town leader for Shatava but have not received any response to my previous emails. I also want to submit material for the Odessa site and have not been able to make contact with the town leader. Please assist in connecting me with someone in JewishGen who can make this happen.

Laura Gold
Vice President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles

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From: Avraham Groll <agroll@...>
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Sent: Fri, Oct 9, 2020 2:16 pm
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

Pieter Hoekstra

David and Lorraine,

Daniel Horowitz provides a good explanation. Lorraine asked specifically about My Heritage and I quote their explanation as follows;

 You can export a GEDCOM file of your family tree on your family site on MyHeritage.com.

1.     Log in to your family site.

2.     Move your mouse cursor over ‘Family tree’ and click on ‘Manage Trees’.

3.     On the page that opens, click on ‘Export to GEDCOM’ on the right side next to the name of the tree you would like to export.

4.     On the next page you can choose whether to include photos to the GEDCOM file. Then click 'Begin the export'.

5.     You will then receive an email with the link to download your GEDCOM file.
Once you save this gedcom file (suggestion -  add the date to the file name) you can export it to wherever you wish or use your preferred genealogy software to open and make changes.

Pieter Hoekstra  <sold@...>