Venturing into our Past - 2014

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 2014 (Volume 10, Issue 3):
  • Have You Heard of Yiddishkayt?
  • Most Misused Social Security Number Was 078-05-1120
  • Site Pick: Jewish Gem's Genealogy: Mining for Your Elusive Ancestors
  • Ancestry.com Free Genealogy Toolkit
  • Genealogy Treks: Road Scholar aka Elderhostel
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "The Margarine Moonshiners from Minsk: Conducting Story-Driven Research"
  • History of Jewish Migration to the United States
  • I Am A Survivor
  • Forthcoming JGSCV Elections
  • JGSCV Year In Review
  • Ralphs Community Contribution Program to Benefit JGSCV
November 2014 (Volume 10, Issue 2):
  • JewishGen Independent Study
  • Genealogy of . . . Your Home?
  • New at Ancestry.Com
  • Virtual Genealogy Fair
  • Kristallnacht Commemoration
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Family History to History: Bridging the Gap Using Genealogy"
  • Forthcoming JGSCV Elections
  • Ask the JGSCV Expert
  • Highlights from: "The 5-Minute Genealogical Hint About 'Stolperstein'"
  • Ralphs Community Contribution Program to Benefit JGSCV
  • IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month Poster Contest Winner
  • Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass 76th Anniversary November 9-10

October 2014 (Volume 10, Issue 1):
  • FamilySearch Adds 3.8 Million Records
  • On Vacation or Traveling?
  • New at Ancestry.Com
  • Pitfalls of Genetic Testing
  • Cadastral Maps Added by Gesher Galicia
  • Genealogy and Facebook
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "All About JewishGen"
  • Highlights from: Ancestry.com Computer Class with Crista Cowan
  • Ask the JGSCV Expert
  • Ralphs Community Contribution Program to Benefit JGSCV
September 2014 (Volume 9, Issue 12):
  • Finding Clues from WWI
  • Ancestry to Move MyCanvas
  • New at Ancestry.Com
  • A Primer for Beginners
  • Best Genealogy Websites
  • RAF and RFC Records Released
  • JGSCV Updates
  • The 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • Next Members-Only Workshop: "Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.Com"
  • Highlights from: "Genealogy in the Round"
  • Ralphs Community Contribution Program to Benefit JGSCV
  • Agoura Hills Library New Hours

August 2014 (Volume 9, Issue 11):
  • Updated Death Records
  • Records of the Great Depression
  • New at Ancestry.Com
  • UCIS Webinars
  • Mobile Apps for FamilySearch
  • New Documents Available at USHMM
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Jews in the Civil War: Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives
  • Next Members-Only Workshop: "Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.Com"
  • Ventura County Fair
  • 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • Will You Share Your Genealogical Stories?
  • Future JGSCV Computer Classes Survey
July 2014 (Volume 9, Issue 10):
  • New Records on FamilySearch
  • 450,000 WWII RAF Records Released
  • Tips for Tracing Early American Ancestors
  • One Million+ Vintage Canadian Photos
  • New at Ancestry.Com
  • European History Primary Sources
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Genealogy Roundtables"
  • Birth Years of Veterans
  • Next Members-Only Workshop: "Getting the Most Out of Ancestry.Com"
  • 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • JGSCV Permanent Library Book List Now Searchable on JGSCV Website
  • Ventura County Fair
  • New Additons to JGSCV Libraries
  • Will You Share Your Genealogical Stories?
  • Future JGSCV Computer Classes Survey
  • JGSCV Member Benefits

June 2014 (Volume 9, Issue 9):
  • FamilySearch Adds 5.4+ Million Images
  • WWII Records Free on Fold3 to May 31
  • New Records on Ancestry.com
  • "Finding Your Roots" Returns to PBS
  • DNA Study of Jewish Ancestral Roots
  • Genteam Adds 235,000 New Records
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: Yom Hashoah Commemoration Program
  • Genealogists Declaration of Rights
  • Ventura County Fair
  • 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • Will You Share Your Genealogical Stories?
  • Future JGSCV Computer Classes Survey
  • USHMM to Hold Special Program in Los Angeles
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
May 2014 (Volume 9, Issue 8):
  • Gesher Galicia Adds 18 New Record Sets
  • Auschwitz Tattoo Numbers Project
  • From Ancestry: 900 Million Records
  • FamilySearch Adds 6.6 Million Records
  • Rectify Old and New Maps
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Sephardic Jews in Los Angeles"
  • 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Sharing Genealogical Stories
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • Future JGSCV Computer Classes Survey

April 2014 (Volume 9, Issue 7):
  • Free FamilySearch Classes
  • Personal Story from The Ukraine
  • USCIS Genealogy Seminars
  • Jewish Immigrant Guide
  • Family Historians to Follow
  • NY Philharmonic Records Searchable
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "A Hundred Germanies, A Hundred Jewish Histories"
  • The Mysterious Genealogy of Russian President Putin
  • 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • Women's History Month
March 2014 (Volume 9, Issue 6):
  • March Classes Through JewishGen
  • RootsTech Videos Online
  • Polish Conference in May
  • UK Burial Records Released
  • New Records at FamilySearch
  • Top Genealogy Websites
  • Send Your Family History to the U.S. Library of Congress
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Assisted Research Afternoon Presentation" by Barbara Algaze
  • A Multiplicity of Parents
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

February 2014 (Volume 9, Issue 5):
  • State Research Guides Available
  • World War I Prisoner of War Cards
  • RootsTech Feb. 6-8 in Salt Lake City
  • Google Alerts
  • Southern Bucovina and Southern Transylvania Records
  • Hessen Gaterman Database Available
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "For the Sake of the Children: The Letters Between Otto Frank and Nathan Straus, Jr."
  • How to Organize and Edit Your Photos Using Picasa
  • Preparing for the Exclusive Research Afternoon at the Los Angeles Family History Library
  • JGSCV Member Benefits
  • 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
January 2014 (Volume 9, Issue 4):
  • Website Dedicated to Ashkenazi Levite Men
  • Biographical Sketches of 60+ Prominent Germans and Their Communities
  • Additions to Gesher Galicia Map Room
  • Moldava Vital Records Online
  • 1910 Tarnopol Census Indexed
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Smarter Searching on Ancestry.com"
  • Records Access Update
  • 2013 JGSCV Chanukah Membership Drive Prize Winners
  • Library Update
  • One More Brick Out of the Wall
  • 34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • JGSCV Member Benefits