Venturing into our Past - 2019

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/November 2019 (Volume 15, Issue 1):
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Forthcoming Elections
  • Highlights from: "How the Paper Brigade Worked to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #48: Making the Most of Your Password Manager
  • Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass 81st Anniversary November 9-10
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Libraries
  • New Genealogy Request Forms at USCIS
  • New Resource Center at MyHeritage
September 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 12):
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Reports from JGSCV Members about the 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Cleveland, Ohio"
  • Free Webinar: "Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #47: Windows updates
  • Still Another Update to Randy Majors' Genealogy Mapping Web Site
  • Gesher Galicia Expands Database to Include Gratz College
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Community Programs
August 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 11):
  • Converso Memoirs from 14th Century Mexico Re-found and Returned
  • New York Times Reporter Discovers Her Converso Past
  • "A Written Monument to the Lithuanian Jews"
  • A TV Show That Celebrated New Citizens
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Genealogy in the Round"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #46: Apples Are Also Vulnerable
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Highlights from: The 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Millions of Books in the Public Domain for the First Time
  • Community Programs
July 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 10):
  • Sign the Declaration of Independence
  • Video Testimony Techniques Shared by Yadad-In Unum and Three Other Centers
  • Photos of Synagogues Throughout Poland
  • Fold 3: More Than Just Soldier Tributes
  • Film: Finding Babel (2016)
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Newest Features and Records Released by MyHeritage"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #45: You Likely Need a VPN
  • New Security Changes at Temple Adat Elohim
  • Ventura County Fair
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Honoring the Veteran Dad
  • 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland, OH, July 28 - August 2
  • Community Programs
June 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 9):
  • Magazine for Women as Resource for Local Names
  • Your World War II Story is Waiting to be Told!
  • Jewish Immigration Study from 1914 at Project Guttenberg Online
  • DNA: What Can That Centimorgan Number Do For Me?
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "The Forgotten Ones: The Story of Yugoslav Jewry"
  • JGSCV To Commemorate WWII In Future 'Venturing Into Our Past'
  • Honoring Those Who Honored Us with Their Lives
  • Practicing Safe Computing #44: PC Magazine as a Source
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Ventura County Fair
  • 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland, OH, July 28 - August 2
  • IAJGS Records Access Alert
  • Community Programs
  • National Archives Civil War Research Guide
May 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 8):
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Branching Out from Sepharad - Solving a Converso Mystery"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #43: Is Windows Defender ATP Sufficient?
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland, OH, July 28 - August 2
  • Community Programs
  • May is Jewish American Heritage Month
  • 80th Anniversary of Kindertransport
April 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 7):
  • Family Matters: When a Queen Saved the Jews of Persia
  • Moses, Aaron & Miriam: Supportive Siblings
  • Market Researchers on DNA
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Success In -- And In Spite of -- Endogamy"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #42: Synthetic Identity Theft
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland, OH, July 28 - August 2
  • Community Programs
  • How to Find Some of the More Obscure Collections of Genealogy Records
March 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 6):
  • Worth Repeating: Rabbinic Y-DNA Research
  • What's a Census Predictor?
  • Tips for Organizing Gen Data On YOUR Computer
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "All About JewishGen"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #41: Google Chrome Critical Error!
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Libraries
  • 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland, OH, July 28 - August 2
  • Community Programs
February 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 5):
  • EU Giving Grant for Cemetery Preservation
  • Continuing On the Inquisition's Trail to South America
  • Another Story of Preservation
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "You Can't Find the Records -- Now What?"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #40: '5G', Fifth Generation Cellular
  • Preparing For the Exclusive Research Afternoon at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library
  • Saving a Shul From the Woolsey Fire
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Community Programs
  • 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland, OH, July 28 - August 2
January 2019 (Volume 14, Issue 4):
  • Auction House Websites as Resource
  • Newspaper Resources Make It Real
  • Google Translate Updates Announced
  • Jewish Pirates Ahoy!
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "What's New at Ancestry"
  • Rosalie Bell, PhD Leaves the JGSCV Board
  • Practicing Safe Computing #39: Ten Tips
  • The Rights of the Living
  • Stumbling on a Huge Discovery
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • JGSCV Chanukah Gift Winners
  • Community Programs
  • Warsaw Ghetto Museum