Venturing into our Past - 2012

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 2012 (Volume 8, Issue 3):
  • The Story of Iranian Jews at UCLA
  • Download FamilySearch.Org Images
  • Sub-Carpathia Updates
  • 1900, 1910 Krakow Censuses Online
  • ITS Releases 224,000 Files
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Biographies of Board of Director Nominees
  • JGSCV Library News!
  • The Holocaust in Stanislaw'ow
  • Help Wanted
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • Highlights from "The Spanish Inquisition to the Present: A Search for Jewish Roots"
  • Give a JGSCV Membership for Chanukah
November 2012 (Volume 8, Issue 2):
  • Database Tips
  • Finding Women's Maiden Names
  • GenTeam Adds Vienna Records
  • New FOIA Process
  • UK Closes "Your Archives"
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Curse of Gurs: Way Station to Auschwitz
  • Recuperating One Day Lost to Jewish History
  • Highlights from Jewish Surnames
  • More on Belgian WW II Archives on Deportation
  • International Jewish Genealogy Month Sponsored by IAJGS
  • Was Columbus Jewish?
  • New Galicia Maps

October 2012 (Volume 8, Issue 1):
  • Genealogy for Beginners in Agoura
  • 1950 - 2000 Census
  • GenealogyInTime Magazine Adds Millions of Records and Photos
  • More on Drancy
  • FamilyTreeMagazine
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Belgium - WWII Archives on Deportation of Jews and Gypsies Digitized and Opened by Kazerne Dossin
  • Highlights from Ethics, Sensitivities, Sensibilities and Property Rights -- Part II
  • Finding a Cousin and Coming Full Circle
September 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 12):
  • Genealogy for Beginners in Agoura
  • Gesher Galicia Map Room
  • Top 100 Websites for Genealogy
  • New Search Engine for All Israel Database from IGRA
  • Ancestry's New York Database
  • JGSCV Updates
  • La Raffle Du Velodrome D' Hiver
  • Agoura Hills Library: Home of the JGSCV Permanent Library
  • Highlights from Genealogy in the Round
  • A 1940 Census Update

August 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 11):
  • SCGS Webinars
  • New Records from Hungary
  • Preserving Jewish Records
  • California in 1940
  • International Tracing Service Report
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from the 32nd Annual IAJGS Conference
  • Five New Databases from the Israel Genealogy Research Association
  • The Road to the Palestine Police Force
July 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 10):
  • German Genealogy Dictionary
  • GenealogyInTime Magazine
  • JewishGen Adds SIG
  • Preserving Photographs
  • Jewish Life in Shanghai
  • IAJGS Resources Updated
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from the June 3rd Meeting: Ships of Our Ancestors
  • Southern California Genealogical Jamboree
  • JGSCV Website Resources Help Long Island Students in Their Genealogy Project
  • Millisle, Ireland Kindertransport
  • How to Engage the Next Generation of Genealogists
  • Ventura County Fair: Aug 1-12

June 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 9):
  • Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Reappears
  • NYC Photos from the Mid-1800's
  • New Databases Available for Palestine and Israel
  • New DNA Test from Ancestry.Com
  • Gesher Galicia Updates
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from the May 6th Meeting: "Visiting Your Ancestral Town/Shtetl/Kahila"
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • New Additions to the Traveling Library
  • Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
  • JCC at Milken Closing
May 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 8):
  • Free Access to WW II Collection
  • DirectMe Helps Find 1940 NYC Addresses
  • Fifty Best Brick Wall Solutions
  • New Design, New Features at Yad Vashem Database
  • Free Genealogy Software
  • New on Israel Genealogical Society
  • JGSCV Updates
  • The Small World of Jewish Genealogy
  • Highlights from Arthur Benveniste's Presentation: "The Holocaust and Sephardic Jews of the Balkans and North Africa"

April 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 7):
  • New Gesher Galicia Database
  • Jewish Homegrown History
  • Yom Hashoah Day April 19th
  • IAJGS 2012 Conference
  • Additions to FamilySearch
  • 1940 New York Telephone Directories
  • JGSCV Updates
  • More on the 1940 Census
  • Family History on TV
  • Borders of Faith at Pepperdine
  • Ethics Continued . . .
  • Livorno's Place in Sephardic History
  • 1940 New York City Telephone Directories to Be Digitized
  • Let No Holocaust Victim Be Forgotten
March 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 6):
  • New H-SIG Project for Miskolc Cemetery
  • Updated Online Death Records, Indexes, and Obituaries in U.S.
  • Live Broadcasts from Ancestry.Com
  • FamilySearch Adds 30 Million Records
  • RootsTech Developer Challenge Winners
  • JGSCV Updates
  • JGSCV's Assisted Research Day
  • Did You Know Walter Albert Heimann from Thousand Oaks?
  • Jewish Genealogical Research Trip to Salt Lake City Planned
  • An Open Letter to all JGSCV Members and the Genealogy Community at Large

February 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 5):
  • JCR-UK Updates
  • New Procedures for Ordering Films from the LA Family History Library
  • RootsMagic Offers Free 'Essentials'
  • JOWBR Database Updated
  • Top Five Genealogy Websites
  • Free Webinars from SCGS
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Review of the January 8th Meeting: "Ethics, Sensitivities, Sensibilities and Property Rights"
  • Preparing for the Exclusive Research Afternoon at the Los Angeles Family History Library, February 12, 2012 1:00-5:00 PM
  • 1940 Census to Be Digitized By FamilySearch -- Can You Help?
January 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 4):
  • Search Family Roots in Lithuania
  • New FamilySearch Form
  • Blood and Frogs Celebrates First Year
  • Holocaust Restitiution Project
  • Museum of History of Polish Jews to Open in 2013
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Additions to the JGSCV Traveling Library
  • US Military Discharge Papers Available
  • Challenges to Accessing Social Security Death Index and SSA-5 Applications