Venturing into our Past - 2015

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 2015 (Volume 11, Issue 3):
  • Three Million Passport Applications Online at
  • Season 3, Finding Your Roots, Returns to PBS
  • Genealogy, the Law and So Much More
  • Found: Documents from the Budapest Ghetto
  • Gesher Galicia Regroups After President's Passing
  • Hanukkah and Jewish Genealogy
  • Jews & Russian Army
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Jewish Surnames"
  • Ephraim "Ed" Goldberg (1921-2008) WW II Prisoner of War
  • Carly Shukiar to Share "Remember Us" Experience at Dec. 13 Meeting
  • A Free Scan of Your Computer
  • Forthcoming JGSCV Elections
  • JGSCV and Temple Beth Torah's 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Graders
November 2015 (Volume 11, Issue 2):
  • Holocaust Database
  • IAJGS 2016 Seattle: Call for Submissions
  • Zap the Grandma Gap
  • Google Gets a Guide for Genies
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "DNA Testing for Genealogy"
  • Jews in the Great War: Family Histories Retold
  • Harold Arkoff's World War II Story
  • Safe Computing: Credit Reporting Agencies
  • Forthcoming JGSCV Elections
  • Randy Schoenberg at Etz Chaim
  • National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
  • Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass 77th Anniversary November 9-10
October 2015 (Volume 11, Issue 1):
  • National Archives
  • The Jewish Community (IKG) of Nuremberg
  • 10 Tips for Successful Oral Interviews Posted
  • 15,000 Records Added to FamilySearch by JewishGen Hungarian SIG
  • Honing Your Googling Skills
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Myron Pogodin: WWII Pilot
  • Practicing Safe Computing
  • October is Family History Month
  • Genealogy Roadshow Coming to Los Angeles
  • Memorial Fund Established in Pamela Weisberger's Name
September 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 12):
  • US Census Bureau
  • New Databases at "Ancestry"
  • Russian Book of Memory Online
  • Seattle 2016 Conference
  • JRI-Poland Updates
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Genealogy in the Round"
  • My Uncle Morty: Lt. Morton E. Berger
  • Jan Meisels Allen Receives Award
  • Ralphs Community Contribution Program
  • You May Have To Limit Your Request for California and Other States' Vital Records
August 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 11):
  • USCIS Webinar on Immigration and Nationality
  • Global Name Translation from MyHeritage
  • "The Ancestor Hunt" Updates Records
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: The 35th Annual IAJGS Conference
  • My Other Great Uncle
  • Jan Meisels Allen Honored by IAJGS
  • Ventura County Fair
July 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 10):
  • Broader Look at Cuban Jewish History
  • Morocco's Jewish History in NY Times
  • Moving from Britain to South Africa in the 1880's
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "DNA from a User's Perspective"
  • A WW II Veteran's Story
  • 35th Annual IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem
  • New Additions to the Library
  • Future JGSCV Meeting Dates through June 2016
  • Ventura County Fair
June 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 9):
  • Munich: Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism
  • More U.S. Vital Records
  • JTS Collection Stored
  • The National Library of Israel
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "You Found the Records - Now What?"
  • My Cousin the Hero
  • 35th Annual IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem
May 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 8):
  • Adopted In New Jersey?
  • Portuguese Citizenship for Jews
  • Genealogy Gives Insight to Whale Research
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Remembering the Holocaust through Family History with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum"
  • 35th Annual IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem
  • A Look Back At My Family
  • Book Review: "The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe"
April 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 7):
  • What Cousin Are You?
  • DNA Solves 102 Year Old Story of Switched Babies
  • And in Hungary
  • Documenting Research
  • Gesher Galicia Maps
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Ancient Texts Lead to Genealogical Discoveries: The Lives Our Ancestors Led"
  • Elizabeth Klein: A Death March Survivor
  • An Open Letter to the Members of JGSCV
  • Inaugural GER-SIG Meeting
  • Julian and Gregorian Calendars -- Happy 433 Birthday for the "Correction"
  • Changes
March 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 6):
  • Do You SIG? We Do!
  • Litvak SIG Adds Records
  • Poland: Change in Civil Law Records Made Final
  • And in England...
  • Free State Research Guides on Ancestry
  • Free Webinars
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: JGSCV's Annual Assisted Research Afternoon
  • Julius Israel Leburg
  • IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • International Jewish Genealogy Poster Month Contest
  • Records Access Alerts
February 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 5):
  • Suggested Do's and Don'ts When Using DNA in Genealogy
  • Belgium Naturalization Lists Now Online
  • Google Announces Improvements to Online Translating Tool
  • Ellis Island Has a New Website
  • Preparing for the Exclusive Research Afternoon at the Los Angeles Family History Library
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Changing Borders of Eastern Europe"
  • First You Zig . . . Then You Zag
  • "Holocaust by Bullets" Opens February 7th at LAMOTH
  • Jewish Pioneers in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, The Jewish Museum of the American West
January 2015 (Volume 10, Issue 4):
  • Genealogy on the Television
  • Iraqi Jewish Archives at the U.S. Archives
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Smarter Searching Tips and Genealogy Methodology on"
  • 2014 JGSCV Chanukah Membership Prize Winners
  • My Father's Three Lives