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  • 12/06/2022 10:34 PM | Anonymous

    Jeanette Kuvin Oren, designer and artist of this year's USPS Hanukkah stamp, has provided her artwork as a zoom background to the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.  You can show your Hanukkah spirit and download it now.  Jeanette is also offering a promo code, HANUKKAH, to get 18% off any project on her website page:  Read this Cleveland Jewish News article for some background information on Jeanette and this project.

  • 11/22/2022 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    The recording of the Nov 13, 2022 2-part hybrid program, “Exploring DNA Testing for Genealogy Research” with Gil Bardige is now available for viewing by members along with Gil's two handouts.  Click here.

  • 11/10/2022 6:17 PM | Anonymous

    Take advantage of free access to Fold3® records collections this Veterans Day and explore nearly 600 million records from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, and more. Members, refer to Ben Kempner's October program on researching military records for tips on using Fold3®.

    *Access to the records on Fold3® will be free until 13 Nov 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Registration required. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view records using a paid Fold3® membership.

    Search Fold3®

  • 11/04/2022 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    JGSC can accept memberships and credit card payment through our new website. NEW members: sign up and start your 2023 membership now.  RENEWING members: please click here to renew today.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we roll out our new website and tweak the system.

  • 10/31/2022 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    JGSC proudly unveils its new logo in recognition of our ancestors  who braved the journey to Cleveland, created their own Jewish lives, and thrived in the city on the lake.  Many thanks to Doc Loomis at 100 Dollar Logos for his creativity and vision.

  • 10/28/2022 2:21 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    Topic: Using Consistent Terminology

    2022, October (Vol. V, No. 9)

    Contributor: Marlene Englander, JGSC Member

    If you are like I am, you are thrilled when you find information from an online resource relevant to someone on your tree. With enhancements to technology, combined with the fact that most of us likely are keeping our trees somewhere on a computer, the thrill of just clicking the information right into our tree can be exhilarating. How often, after you do that, do you look to see exactly where that information went? Did the resource from which you took this information put the important details in the same place where you would want them? Did they spell, or otherwise name or abbreviate, information the same way you do? It's always good practice to slow down and see what happened and to make any editing changes at that time. Also, if you are syncing your tree to another place, you may want to see how it looks there, too (e.g., Syncing a desktop Family Tree Maker tree to

    Whether you are copy/pasting data into your tree, merging, or uploading someone else's tree into yours, you want to be sure your data is consistent. If you find you later want to run a report on a specific detail, you will be happy you took the time to do this. As good as "googling" is, results are usually better if you have used controlled terminology.

    For example, how do you cite Cleveland? I have seen many variations, including:

    • Cleveland, OH
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    • Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States of America
    • Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA, etc.

    Which one are you using? Do you check that newly entered data matches your preferences?

    I recently visited a cemetery and wanted to bring a list of everyone in my tree who was buried there. Since my burial terminology is consistently formatted, I was able to create a list and further sort it by Section, Row and Grave number so I could easily find the graves I was interested in. Without this consistency, my family tree program would not have been able to create a list quite as precisely.

    Take a step back from entering data, and “clean up” your fields. You will be glad you did, and people who later use your information will be glad you did, too!

    Next month's tip: Finding a Lost Branch of the Family

    Want more information?

  • 10/20/2022 12:49 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)
    The Winter 2021 - Spring 2022 double issue of the KOL is now available for download here.
  • 10/17/2022 3:12 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    The recording of the October 12 webinar, "Get Ready for Veterans Day: Tips and Tools to Explore Military History and Make Family Connections" presented by Ben Kempner is now available for viewing by members. Click Here

  • 10/07/2022 5:07 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    The recording of the September 7, 2022 webinar, "Secrets, Lies, and Families … Let’s Talk!" with Julie Klam and Diane Cole is now available for viewing by members. Click here

    The recording is about 1 hour and 15 minutes in length.

  • 08/03/2022 12:37 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)
    NEW: A Recording of the August webinar, "Caring For Family Treasures" presented by Holly Witchey is now available for viewing by members here.

    A series of documents with information on how to care for various objects and materials can be downloaded by clicking here.

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