Venturing into our Past - 2018

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.


October 2018 (Volume 14, Issue 1):
  • Italy's Foundation for Jewish Culture
  • New Website: Jewish Life in Germany
  • Time Machine Travel via Prokudin-Gorsky Images
  • Genealogy Podcasts
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "IAJGS Conference, Visits to Ancestral Towns and More!"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #36: iPhone Tips
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Ralphs Community Contribution Program Website Registration Instructions
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Libraries
August 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 11-12):
  • Contribute With Your A-Ha Moment PLEASE!
  • DNA Tests Offered to Reunite Families at the Border
  • Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the Baltic States
  • A Bevy of Beider Research
  • Digital VS. Paper: Substantiating Our Gen Research
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Genealogy In The Round"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #35: Google Search Tips and Techniques
  • Highlights from the 38th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • Ferreting Out Family Stories - A Postscript
  • Results from the 2018 IAJGS Board of Directors Election
  • Ralphs Community Contribution Program Website Registration Instructions
July 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 10):
  • Her Father's Footsteps
  • Different DNA Companies Tell Different Stories?
  • Spotlight on Aussie "Pioneer Inmate"
  • 101 Most Common Surnames in Israel
  • Continuing the Discussion: Where Will Your Research Go?
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Research"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #34: Urgent Demand for Payment
  • Ventura County Fair
  • California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Negates a Ballot Initiative
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
June 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 9):
  • Police Departments Looking at Legal Use of DNA Websites
  • Free Guide to Jewish Prague
  • Discussing the Current Law on Polish Citizens and the Holocaust
  • Lodz Registration Cards
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Ferreting Out Family Stories"
  • Ancestry.com Sued by 23andMe
  • Practicing Safe Computing #33: Best Anti-Virus Protection of 2018
  • Ventura County Fair
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Computer Workshop Registration Open at 2018 IAJGS in Warsaw
May 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 8):
  • Genealogy Terms in Hebrew
  • Online Archive of California Isn't Just About California
  • History vs. Genealogy
  • Relative Storyboards
  • Ancient Faces: Shared Photo Gallery
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from Yom HaShoah and "Celina Biniaz: The Youngest of Schindler's Jews"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #32: Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks
  • Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month in May
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Road to Canada from a DP Camp in 1948? Be a Tailor
  • Southern California Genealogical Jamboree
  • IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference August 5-10, 2018
April 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 7):
  • Place Names for Germany 1939
  • New Source for Terezin Prisoners
  • Free to Use and Reuse: Making Public Domain and Rights-Clear Content Easier to Find
  • Beider Discusses Ashkenazi Surname Theories About Women's Names
  • 19,000 Survivor Records Added to File Collection at USHMM
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #31: What is GEDCOM?
  • JGSCV Refresher
  • IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference August 5-10, 2018
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
March 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 6):
  • Consumer DNA Testing in 2017
  • Podcasts for Genealogists
  • Know of a Child in 1926 Poland?
  • Virtual Tour of Ellis Island's Medical Complex
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from The Assisted Research Afternoon at the LA Family Search Library
  • Award to Jan Meisels Allen
  • Practicing Safe Computing #30: Precautions While Traveling
  • JGSCV Permanent Library Location Shifted at Agoura Hills Library
  • IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference August 5-10, 2018
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
February 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 5):
  • Sephardi Surnames from Jewish Cemeteries in S.A.
  • The Biggest Mistakes
  • Austrian Death Index Makes Online Debut
  • Genealogy as Family Heirloom (No Tomatoes, Please.)
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Push and Pull Genealogy: A Methodology for Finding Deeper Roots"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #29: Meltdown and Spectre
  • Preparing For the Exclusive Research Afternoon at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
January 2018 (Volume 13, Issue 4):
  • A Melting Pot, a Violin and a Play
  • Preparing for Poland 2018
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "1917: A Turning Point in American Jewish History"
  • Proposed Bylaw Change
  • Practicing Safe Computing #28: Password Managers, Again
  • New Additions to JGSCV Libraries
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • IAJGS 2018 Warsaw Conference August 5-10, 2018
  • JGSCV Chanukah Gift Winners