Venturing into our Past - 2021

Diane Goldin, Editor.  Allan Linderman, Former 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 2021 (Volume 17, Issue 1):
  • Generous Contributors for our Chanukah Prizes
  • My Latest Family Book
  • Practicing Safe Computing #71: Keeping email contacts up to date
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Handed-Down Recipes project
September 2021 (Volume 16, Issue 12):
  • Re-Organize Those Files
  • Break Thru a Brick Wall
  • Help a Beginner
  • Highlights from: 41st IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • Upcoming Events
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: JGSCV's Genealogy in the Round
  • Practicing Safe Computing #70: Windows Ease of Access -- Vision Support
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Handed-Down Recipes project
August 2021 (Volume 16, Issue 11):
  • Diaries and Journals: an assortment of stories
  • Tangible: Father Debois' research continues
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "The JDC Archives as an Online Resource for Jewish Genealogy"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #69: Even an 8-year-old Yahoo breach can bite!
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • IAJGS Annual Conference: August 1-5, 2021
  • JGSCV Members' Family Stories
  • Handed-Down Recipes project
July 2021 (Volume 16, Issue 10):
  • Lebanon and the Jews of Sidon
  • Asylums as Research Topic
  • Colorized photos from 1901 New York
  • Unified Search on JewishGen.org
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "Want to Research Family in Israel?"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #68: Protecting Your Credentials
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • IAJGS Annual Conference: August 1-5, 2021
  • JGSCV Members' Family Stories
  • Handed-Down Recipes project
June 2021 (Volume 16, Issue 9):
  • Paper-Puppet Political Yiddish Dog Makes Film Debut!
  • EJCAN -- the European Jewish Cemetery Advisory Network
  • Inspiration for the JGSCV Cookbook Project
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Highlights from: "The Next JRI-Poland"
  • New Additions to the JGSCV Libraries
  • Access Extended to Ancestry's Remote Library Edition
  • Practicing Safe Computing #67: Recovering files using OneDrive
  • IAJGS Annual Conference: August 1-5, 2021
  • JGSCV Members' Family Stories
May 2021 (Volume 16, Issue 8):
  • Spring Officially Arrived in March . . .
  • Good News
  • Genealogy Scrapbook?
  • Oldest Synagogues
  • Highlights from: "Yad Vashem's Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names, the Pages of Testimony, and Plans for the Future"
  • Practicing Safe Computing #66: Yet Another Data Breach
  • JGSCV Members' Family Stories
  • JGSCV Updates
  • OPMD Disorder Found in Some Families
April 2021 (Volume 16, Issue 7):
  • 1950 U.S. Census Countdown
  • Go, Vilnius!
  • A Genealogy Cruise on the Queen Mary 2
  • German-Jewish Resources
  • And other resources
  • Highlights from: "Our Eastern European Roots: We Are What Our Ancestors Ate"
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Practicing Safe Computing #65: Looking your best while on Zoom
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Only 1 More Year to the Release of the 1950 U.S. Census
  • A Successful RootsTech
March 2021 (Volume 16, Issue 6):
  • Ellis Island Origins
  • Cursive Handwriting Forever!
  • Free Genealogy Websites Rated for 2021
  • NGS 2021 Live!
  • Highlights from: "Researching the United States Citizenship and Information Service (USCIS)"
  • The Hidden Personal Cost of Genealogy Websites
  • Practicing Safe Computing #64: Private Browsing
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • Welcome to 1925!
  • Successful Genealogical Interviewing
  • IAJGS Salute! Awards
February 2021 (Volume 16, Issue 5):
  • Portugal's First Holocaust Museum Opens
  • Tracing the History of a House
  • British "Who Do You Think You Are" website and magazine: Not Just for Brits
  • World Jewish Restitution Organization Signs Agreement With Luxembourg on Holocaust Property Restitution
  • Highlights from: "Iberia to Amsterdam" and "Forensic Genetic Genealogy"
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Practicing Safe Computing #63: Using Zoom to Create a Personal Video Message
  • Seymour Waterman: WWII Story Postscript
  • Michael Tobias Honored with OBE
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • JGSCV Members' Family Stories
  • Red Cross Transfer Allows Personal Cards to be Displayed
January 2021 (Volume 16, Issue 4):
  • Belarus Travels for Young Adults
  • When DNA Gives One Pause
  • The Cold War and U.S. Cemeteries in France
  • Highlights from: "Following in the Footsteps and Remnants of Crypto Jews"
  • JGSCV Updates
  • Practicing Safe Computing #62: Reducing the Impact of Data Breaches
  • Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II
  • USCIS Proposes New Fees for Genealogists
  • Genealogy Odds and Ends
  • JGSCV Members' Family Stories
  • Facebook for Genealogy?