Venturing into our Past - 2013

Allan Linderman & Marion Werle, Editors


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 2013 (Volume 9, Issue 3):
  • New York Times: "How to Research Family History"
  • Austrian Area Records at GENTEAM
  • Mocavo's "Thanksgivukah" Survival Kit
  • Centennial of WW I
  • Ancestry Wiki
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "One-Step Webpages"
  • Forthcoming JGSCV Elections
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • A Wall Broken Down
  • Werner Frank Receives Award for "Curse of Gurs"
  • FamilySearch.org Computer Class
  • JGSCV Joins with Genealogy Groups
  • Dell Computer Deals from FGS
November 2013 (Volume 9, Issue 2):
  • Facebook for Genealogy
  • "Jewish Refugees in Shanghai" Exhibit
  • Opening Delayed for Warsaw's Museum of the History of Polish Jews
  • Ancestry.Com Expands DNA Testing
  • FamilySearch Adds 2 Million+ Records
  • Mocavo to Be "Free Forever"
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Jewish Given Names"
  • International Jewish Genealogy Month
  • Jan Meisels Allen Recognized
  • Forthcoming JGSCV Elections
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • Letters Home
  • JGSCV and Ralphs
  • Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass 75th Anniversary, November 9-10

October 2013 (Volume 9, Issue 1):
  • Archived Webinars on the U.S. Census
  • FamilySearch Adds Italian Jewish Vital Records
  • GenealogyInTime Magazine Adds More Records to Search Engine
  • California Marriage Index on Ancestry.Com
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Beyond the Family Tree: Bringing Your Family Stories to Life"
  • Six Openings Remain for the Second Computer Workshop
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • JGSCV and Ralphs
  • Most of JGSCV's Traveling Library Now Has a Permanent Home
  • Jewish Community Life in Brody
September 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 12):
  • Gesher Galicia Adds to Databases
  • Inside "Who Do You Think You Are"
  • Database of Medieval Spanish Jewish Surnames
  • Free Access to 1911 UK Census via Ancestry.Com
  • Genealogy Roadshow - PBS Program
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: The 33rd Annual IAJGS Conference
  • Only Eight Openings Left for the Second Computer Workshop
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • JGSCV and Ralphs

August 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 11):
  • NGS References for Research
  • New Online Resource
  • LA Times Story of Nazi Flight
  • JOWBR Database Now Exceeds Two Million Records
  • "Who Do You Think You Are?" on TLC
  • Learning from the Cemetery Plot
  • JGSCV Updates
  • IAJGS Conference Update: LIVE! Video Streaming
  • Myheritage.com Assists in Recovering Property Stolen in the Holocaust
  • Highlights from: "Genealogy in the Round"
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • Only Eight Openings Left for the Second Computer Workshop
  • IAJGS Conference "Quick Links"
July 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 10):
  • International Holocaust Rememberance Alliance (IHRA) Survey
  • "Who Do You Think You Are?" Returns
  • Q&A with Archivist Bertram Lyons
  • County Fair
  • European Jewish Cemeteries Project
  • JGSCV Updates
  • IAJGS Conference Update
  • "Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic" at the Autry Museum
  • Validating Records
  • Highlights from: "Lodz: Manchester of Poland"
  • Second Computer Workshop for JGSCV Members-Only
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Traveling Library

June 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 9):
  • Genealogy Help from Far Away
  • NGS Blog
  • Documentary: No Place on Earth
  • Yizkor Book Necrology Database Updated with New Feature
  • First American Jews
  • JGSCV Updates
  • IAJGS Conference Update
  • Jan Meisels Allen Receives President's Citation
  • Highlights from: "Obscure Records of Citizenship and Nationality Program"
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • A Genealogical Visit to Texas
  • How the USCIS Helped Break Down a Brick Wall
May 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 8):
  • Gesher Galicia Website Redesigned
  • Turkish Newspaper Survives & Thrives
  • Free Access to Confederate Civil War Records Through April 30th
  • More Austrian Records Available
  • Israel Genealogy Research Association Additions
  • Thousand Oaks Library Offers Free Online Genealogy Course
  • JGSCV Updates
  • IAJGS Conference Update
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • At the Autry Museum: Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic
  • Jewish American History Month
  • Highlights from: Yom Hashoah Commemorative Program
  • More Genealogical Events in the Area

April 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 7):
  • Polish State Archives and JRI-Poland Agreement Expands Access to Records
  • LAC Indexes 1911 Census
  • IGRA Up to 100 Databases
  • Public May Now Participate in DNA Project from Ancestry.Com
  • Information on Korean War Casualties Free on Fold3
  • JGSCV Updates
  • JGSCV's First Members-Only Computer Class
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • SHARE Fair To Kick Off Conference
  • Historic Agreement Results in Access to Thousands of Polish Records
  • Highlights from: "Tracing Your Canadian Jewish Roots"
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 20th Anniversary and Program in Los Angeles
  • Let No Holocaust Victim Be Forgotten!
March 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 6):
  • Jewish Pioneers of Orange County
  • Guide to YIVO Archives Online
  • Mobile Tree Updates on MyHeritage
  • $500 Genealogy Grant
  • JGSCV Updates
  • 33rd IAJGS Conference August 4-9 Boston
  • Highlights from: Los Angeles Family History Library Assisted Research Afternoon
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • Genealogy and the Government
  • New for JGSCV Members Only

February 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 5):
  • Holocaust Museum National Tour in LA
  • JewishGen Adds to JOWBR Database
  • Canadian Records Released
  • Missing Greek Headstones Found
  • IAJGS 33rd Conference Registration Opens
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Preparing for the Exclusive Research Afternoon at the Los Angeles History Library
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • Highlights from: "Jewish Genetic Disorders Across the Diaspora"
  • More Highlights from Jan. 6th: Family Photos
  • Preserving Your Family Photos and Documents before the Next Disaster
  • New for JGSCV Members Only: Three Workshops in 2013
  • Emanuel (Ami) Elaysaf New Executive Director, International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
January 2013 (Volume 8, Issue 4):
  • Ukranian Records at JewishGen
  • Better Search Engine for IGRA
  • More Blogs for Genealogists
  • British Newspaper Articles
  • For Austro-Hungarian Questions
  • The Righteous Among the Nations
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Frank Family Learning Center is Dedicated
  • The Wimpel Story
  • Blogs from Our National Treasure
  • Help Wanted
  • Highlights from: "Getting the Most out of Ancestry.com"
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • New Additions to the Traveling Library