Venturing into our Past - 2011

Allan Linderman, 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 2011 (Volume 7, Issue 3):
  • WW I Nursing Records in the U.K.
  • Policy Change for Journal of the Israel Genealogical Society
  • Argentine Jewish Cowboys
  • Author Steve Luxenberg Podcast about "Annie's Ghost"
  • Five Minute Videos
  • New Israeli Genealogy Group
  • Finding Surnames on Facebook
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Biographies of Board of Director Nominees
  • Ancestry.com Adds 50+ Million Vital Records
  • Emma Lazarus Exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • The 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Civil War: Jews and the Civil War
November 2011 (Volume 7, Issue 2):
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Online
  • New Interactive Site for Mapping
  • Free Webinar to Start Your Genealogy
  • Who Do You Think You Are: 2012
  • Seven Million New Records Added to FamilySearch.Org
  • Library and Archives Canada adds to Home Children Database
  • JGSCV Updates
  • JGSCV Linked Again with Amazon.Com
  • Back to the Old Country -- Or Not?
  • International Jewish Genealogy Month

October 2011 (Volume 7, Issue 1):
  • International Conference on Holocaust Education
  • Free Access to 1930 Mexican Census
  • List of All U.S. Genealogical Libraries
  • New Process for Ordering FHL Films
  • New Online Data from South Africa
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Google News
  • Book Review: "Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia"
  • A Child's Perspective on Genealogy: "Why My Family History Project was Important to Me"
September 2011 (Volume 6, Issue 12):
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from the 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • Free Access to 1940 U.S. Census on Ancestry.Com
  • How to Find Difficult Ancestors
  • Footnote is now Fold3
  • ISOGG Offers FAQs on DNA
  • JewishGen Update for 2011
  • FamilySearch Tip
  • Congratulations to JGSCV President Jan Meisels Allen
  • Future Meeting Dates
  • IAJGS Announces the International Jewish Genealogy Month Poster Winner

August 2011 (Volume 6, Issue 11):
  • Jewish Genealogy Yearbook Updated
  • Hispanic Program at LA Central Library
  • National Archives Genealogy Fair Handouts
  • FamilySearch Adds More Records
  • Vital Records for Slovakian Towns
  • Updated US Death Records, Cemeteries and Obituaries
  • Order Microfilm Online
  • Pre-Holocaust Jewish Property
  • Free Legacy FamilyTree Webinars
  • JGSCV Updates
  • What Did You Miss If You Didn't Attend Genealogy in the Round?
  • JGSCV Article on Achille Levy Story from 2010 Newsletter Helps Two Family Members
  • Prepare for the 1940 US Census Release
July 2011 (Volume 6, Issue 10):
  • AARP Genealogy Contest
  • Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications
  • JewishGen All Hungarian Database
  • Online World War II Records
  • Sub-Carpathia Portal
  • Mass Graves Database Will Be Online
  • Genealogy in Fiction
  • Overlooked Jewish Heritage Sites
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
  • 6 Interview Techniques to Avoid
  • Amazon.com Ends Associates Program in California
  • JGSCV Future Meeting Dates through August 2012
  • Ventura County Fair
  • The 31st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Hosted by JGSGW
  • Remember Me? US Holocaust Memorial Museum Project
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Traveling Library

June 2011 (Volume 6, Issue 9):
  • Los Angeles Public Library Offers Help with Genealogy
  • Multiple FamilySearch Historical Records Updated
  • National Archives Updates from Genealogy Fair
  • Poster Competition
  • NYC Tombstones Indexed
  • Updated List of New York City Synagogues
  • Jewish Telegraph Agency Back Issues
  • June Genealogy Programs from the National Archives
  • Pension Files from War of 1812
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation Seeking Help
  • Volunteers Needed for the Ventura County Fair August 3-14
  • The 31st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Hosted by JGSGW
  • The Library of Congress and Sony Music Announce the "National Jukebox"
  • Now Two Ways to Help JGSCV
May 2011 (Volume 6, Issue 8):
  • Beginning Genealogy Class at American Jewish University
  • Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
  • DC2011 Conference Announces Program
  • Fifty Most Popular Genealogy Websites for 2011
  • New Records at FamilySearch
  • Printed Forms for Genealogists
  • Search Surnames on Multiple Sites with One Click
  • 1911 Scotland Census Released
  • The Kindertransport -- Sources from the National Archives
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Family History Centers
  • JGSCV Members Visit "Traces of Memory" Exhibit at Pepperdine University
  • Remember to Help JGSCV

April 2011 (Volume 6, Issue 7):
  • Free Databases on Ancestry.Com
  • London Synagogue Records Available
  • Free Webinars Offered by Southern California Genealogical Society
  • Destroyed Jewish Community of Mattersburg (Mattersdorf)
  • Gesher Galicia Update
  • New Shtetl Data and Yizkor Book Projects for the Ukraine
  • New IIJG Papers Available
  • Family Tree Magazine's 'Best Blog' Winners
  • Photography Exhibit at Pepperdine
  • Genealogy and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
  • JGSCV Updates
  • The 31st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy Hosted by JGSGW
  • Lou's Tips for Tracing Your Roots
March 2011 (Volume 6, Issue 6):
  • Austro-Hungarian Database
  • Century Old Color Photos of Russia
  • Archived Croatian Newspapers
  • More Genealogy on TV
  • DC2011 Conference Announces Shabbat Scholar
  • Social Networks for Family History
  • Scotland Census of 1911
  • Discover Who You Are Sweepstakes
  • Preparing for JGSCV's Exclusive Research Afternoon at the Los Angeles Family History Library
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Now Two Ways to Help JGSCV
  • Trace Your Tribe
  • March is Women's History Month and May has Mother's Day

February 2011 (Volume 6, Issue 5):
  • Yad Vashem List Reaches 4 Million
  • NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" Announces 2nd Season Celebrities
  • LA Public Library History and Genealogy Department Closure
  • 1890 British Report on Jewish Persecution in Russia
  • Antwerp (Galicia) Foreigner Indexes, 1840-1930
  • Free Webinar: Finding Female Ancestors
  • Sign up at Ralphs and Help JGSCV
  • Holbrooke's Jewish Past Shaped His Passion for the Displaced
  • JGSCV Updates
  • The Jewish Folk Style in the Wooden Wall Paintings of Eastern Europe
  • 31st IAJGS Conference Registration Open
January 2011 (Volume 6, Issue 4):
  • Call for Boyle Heights Natives
  • UK Marriage Records 1837-2005
  • Sign up at Ralphs and Help JGSCV
  • Who Do You Think You Are? NBC Announces 2nd Season Celebrities
  • Help NARA with the 2010 Census
  • New Database for Lodz Cemetery
  • Synagogues of Egypt for Viewing
  • Centropa: An Eastern European Oral History Project
  • Jewish Cemetery in Riga Desecrated
  • FamilySearch Beta Site Moved
  • A DNA Success Story
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Hal Bookbinder Bio
  • 31st IAJGS Conference Call for Papers and Blog
  • JGSCV Libraries