Venturing into our Past - 2017

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.


August 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 11):
  • The Next Best Thing to Being at the 2017 Conference
  • "Silver Books" of the Pilgrim Genealogies are Uploading
  • FYI for Jewish Research in New England
  • Finding the City Directories You Need
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Practicing Safe Computing #23: Phishing Email From Your Bank
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • IAJGS LIVE!: The Next Best Thing to Being There
  • Lodz Registration Cards
  • Introducing The Schmoozing Corner (Again)
  • Ralphs Community Contribution Program Registration Instructions
  • Help support JGSCV by shopping at Amazon.com from our home page
July 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 10):
  • Postcard Collection of European Synagogues Online
  • American Postcards Online
  • Jewish Life in Inter-War Lodz
  • UK Cemetery Re-Discovered
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "How to Begin Your (Jewish) Genealogy"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #22: Modems and Routers
  • Ventura County Fair: August 2-13
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Libraries
  • Update on Family Tree Maker 2017
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Project
  • Stanley Diamond Awarded Canada's Meritorious Service Medal
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
June 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 9):
  • Journal of Genetic Genealogy (JoGG)
  • Long Island Adds Federal Census Tips to Award-Winning Video Collection
  • A Sephardic Journey: Portugal to Brazil to Jamaica to New York
  • Analysis of the Genealogy Industry
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "A Sephardic Journey: Story of Jews Who Were Persecuted Around the World for Almost 400 Years by the Inquisition"
  • Update: Family Tree Maker 2017
  • Exploring the Ethnicity of Our Ancestors
  • Practicing Safe Computing #20: Protection from WannaCry Ransomware
  • Practicing Safe Computing #21: Verizon 2017 Data Breach Report
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
May 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 8):
  • Unseen Holocaust Records Unveiled at Weiner Library
  • JRI-Poland Provides Records for Beit Hatfutsot Data-Entering
  • 23andMe Earns Additional FDA-Approval on DNA Testing
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: The Film Persona Non Grata and Director, Cellin Gluck
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration at Cal Lutheran
  • Visas for Life: One Refugee's Journey to Safe Haven
  • Practicing Safe Computing #19: Malware Protection
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 7):
  • DNA and Adoptee Guidelines
  • Teens Study Jewish Genealogy and Share at the L.A. Jewish Home
  • 12th Century Synagogue Building in Toledo is Open for Tours
  • Jewish Homesteaders Documented at Museum in Chugwater, Wyoming
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Google and Its Tools for Genealogists"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #18: Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, Spyware
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
March 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 6):
  • Jewish Ghetto of Venice: First mention in 1611 Book
  • Join a SIG
  • Family Tree DNA Announces...
  • A New Season of Genealogy on TLC TV
  • Queen Esther Ancestry
  • Was Your Ancestor a Photographer?
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from JGSCV's Annual Assisted Research Afternoon
  • Practicing Safe Computing #17: Searchable Government Databases
  • Jakub Leipzig Interview: Jewish Displacement in Italy through ITS Documents
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • A New Book by Werner Frank
February 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 5):
  • Joint Distribution Committee Archives
  • Sephardic Collection at UCLA Archives Established
  • Direct from New York
  • A Question for Members
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #16: Wireless Access
  • Preparing for the Exclusive Research Afternoon at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library
  • JGSCV Needs a Librarian for the Traveling Library
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
January 2017 (Volume 12, Issue 4):
  • Hungary SIG Announced New Entries
  • France and the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Accord
  • 20,000 Jewish Names
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "The Stedman Story: Mystery, Intrigue, Adoption and DNA: Jewish Genealogy Strategies Unravel a Family Mystery"
  • Nancy Kalish Biederman z'l
  • Practicing Safe Computing #15: Yahoo! Again - Biggest Hack Ever!!!
  • Congratulations Chanukah Gift Winners!
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Libraries
  • Betty Isbell Elected to SCGS Board
  • Temple Adat Elohim Celebrates 50 Years
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends