Venturing into our Past - 2009

Allan Linderman, Editor.  Werner L. Frank, Former Editor


Venturing into our Past is JGSCV's monthly newsletter distributed to all members. It is a great way to stay in touch with issues of importance to Jewish genealogy.


December 2009 (Volume 5, Issue 3):
  • Wanted: Avotaynu Back Issues to Complete the JGSCV Collection
  • 2010 IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles
  • Ralphs Community Program
  • Board Nominee Biographies
  • 2010 JGSCV Meeting Dates
  • Rabbi Paskow at the November JGSCV Meeting
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Traveling Library
  • Footnote.Com
  • Genealogy Roots Blog
  • National Archives Reservations
  • A Chanukah Gift from Avotaynu
  • Columbus' Island: Jamaica for the Jews
November 2009 (Volume 5, Issue 2):
  • Forthcoming JGSCV Board Elections
  • Ralph's Community Program
  • 2010 IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles
  • 2009 IAJGS Conference in Philadelphia
  • Horshati and I -- A Genealogist's Story
  • JRI-Poland Expands Records
  • Jewish Genealogy Month: Oct. 19-Nov. 17, 2009
  • Ventura County Star
  • Tracing The Tribe
  • Vital Records Research Tips
  • Vintage New York

October 2009 (Volume 5, Issue 1):
  • New York City Birth Records
  • Yad Vashem
  • Ralph's Community Program
  • Google Translate Adds Yiddish
  • Free Family Tree Maker Webinar
  • Finding Photographic Portraits
  • Yahoo's GeoCities
  • LA Regional Family History Center Update
  • Shopping at Amazon.Com
September 2009 (Volume 4, Issue 12):
  • New Addition to Traveling Library
  • JOWBR Updated
  • No Russian Database at JewishGen
  • Shopping at Amazon.Com
  • Red Star Line Museum in Belgium
  • Index to NYC Births 1901-1907
  • Jews of Harbin, China
  • Highlights from the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • JGSCV Member Participation in the 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

August 2009 (Volume 4, Issue 11):
  • New System in California
  • Estonian Records Online
  • Ellis Island Videos on YouTube
  • Ralph's Community Program
  • University of Vienna Expulsions -- 1938
  • New Information for Yad Vashem
  • United Synagogue Marriage Index
  • Highlights from the Facebook Presentations
  • Visit JGSCV's Facebook Page and Join the Group!
  • Can You Help Israel Pickholz?
July 2009 (Volume 4, Issue 10):
  • The Ventura County Fair Needs Volunteers
  • Corrections
  • Help the IAJGS by Purchasing from Amazon.Com Through Their Website
  • Research Suggestions from the June 7th Meeting
  • Second Source for Auschwitz Deaths
  • "Jews In Mexico" - Jorge Gonzales

June 2009 (Volume 4, Issue 9):
  • More About Vilna in 'Churbn Lettland: The Destruction of the Jews of Latvia'
  • Memorials to Vanished Communities
  • Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Civil Registration Records Available
  • Poland to Publish WWII Deaths
  • Seinfeld to Receive Heritage Award
  • Online Archives of California
  • Free Legacy Family Tree 7.0
  • FamilySearch Indexing Projects
  • Museum of the History of Polish Jews
  • Additional Useful Websites
May 2009 (Volume 4, Issue 8):
  • Jasenovac Research Institute
  • Jewish Surname Selection
  • College Records
  • Life Photos on Google
  • U.S. State Records
  • Preserving Jewish Cemeteries
  • Ancestry.Com Access at Libraries
  • IIJG Web Site Shows Progress of the Institution
  • JOWBR 2009 Update
  • Repositories of Primary Sources

April 2009 (Volume 4, Issue 7):
  • Chicago Website Resources
  • Yiddish Book Center
  • Riverside Cemetery is Eighth New York-area Jewish Cemetery to go Online
  • Canadian Research
  • Google Language Translation
  • Preparing For the Exclusive Research Afternoon at the Los Angeles Regional Family Center
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Traveling Library
March 2009 (Volume 4, Issue 6):
  • Eighteenth Century Records
  • Hebrew Date Conversion
  • Ellis Island Records Revealed
  • National Park Service Needs
  • Frankfurt Memorbuch
  • Advanced Googling for Genealogists
  • Update Report from the Cemetery Committee

February 2009 (Volume 4, Issue 5):
  • Family Members in Yiddish
  • Jewish History
  • Yizkor Books at Libraries
  • Vienna Jewish Community Archives
  • News from JewishGen
  • More Newspaper Archives Free Online
  • Updates on Ireland 1901 and 1911 Censuses
  • New Hungarian Jewish Reference on Google
  • Clarifying Ellis Island Manifest Data
  • JewishGen Discussion Groups
  • Hungarian Resource Sites
  • The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
  • Quebec City Passenger Lists Index
January 2009 (Volume 4, Issue 4):
  • NARA Has Online Immigration Indexes
  • Genealogy Records and Indexes on the Internet
  • Language Translation
  • Jewish Collection at Ancestry.Com
  • IAJGS Board Members Visit The Generations Network
  • Update on UK and Irish 1911 Census
  • The Stolperstein Project: An Unusual Source Of Genealogical Information