The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and
Ventura County (JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co–sponsored with Temple Adat
Elohim, on Sunday , December 21, 2014 1:30-3:30 PMat Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest
Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Searching Tips andMethodology on
Are you still searching, after all these years, for that
same elusive record about one particular ancestor?Come spend the afternoon with Crista Cowan,
The Barefoot Genealogist.She will
demonstrate some of her favorite tips for searching the 15 billion+ records
available on Ancestry.com.She will use
specific examples in the census and immigration records collections to
demonstrate both smart search habits and best genealogy methodology practices.
Cowan “The Barefoot Genealogist” has been employed at Ancestry.com since 2004.
Crista has been involved with family history research for over 20 years and is
the owner of Legacy Family History Services, specializing in descendancy
research, Jewish immigration, and sharing family history with the
Genealogical Prizes For Those Who Renew or Join by this
Meeting: Everyone is eligible for the drawing of fantastic genealogical prizes
for those who renew their JGSCV membership or join for 2015. You must be
present to win!Light refreshments will
be served celebrating Chanukah and our membership drive.
The grand prize is an annual worldwide membership to
Ancestry.com—(value is $300) Other prizes:Subscription to Fold3.com; Newspapers.com; Findmypast (both a 6 month
and 12 month subscription); FamilyTree Maker, Legacy Family Tree Deluxe, Legacy
Webinar Subscription, Mocavo Gold and more!Each one of these fantastic prizes are worth more than the annual
subscription to JGSCV (whose annual dues are only $25/$30)so what are you waiting for? There are
special benefits to being a member of JGSCV and more to come in 2015 with the
new special member-only discounts to a variety of genealogy programs.
The Schmoozing Corner: which is held starting 1:10PM will
be facilitated by JGSCV founding memberHal Bookbinder. The Schmoozing Corner is available if you would like
individual insights for your genealogical pursuits from an experienced JGSCV
member 20 minutes before each meeting.
Our traveling library will be available starting at
1:00PM. To see which books are in our traveling library see our website under
library- traveling (www.jgscv.org )
Annual elections:Each year one-half of the JGSCV board is up for election. This year
there are five people running for the board-and as no one came forth at the
November meeting from the floor the Nominations Committee recommendations will
be by acclimation.Hal Bookbinder, the
chairman of the JGSCV Nominations Committee will run the election.Those running for the board are:Jan Meisels Allen, Rosalie Bell, Debra Kay
Blatt, Karen Lewy and Helene Rosen.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and
Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and
research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family
history.There is no charge to attend
the meeting.Anyone may join JGSCV.
The 2015 Membership Drive is well on its way. Annual dues
paid now are good through December 2015. Forms are available at the meeting, on
the JGSCV website—under Membership- and in the JGSCV newsletter, Venturing Into
Chanukah Gift- Gift Membership to JGSCV: Looking for a
Chanukah gift? JGSCV will provide a lovely Chanukah certificate made out to the
person of your choice when you purchase a gift JGSCV membership
For more information, including directions, please see
the JGSCV website:www.jgscv.org
The European Union (EU) issued guidelines that would expand their “Right to be
Forgotten” to all countries where the search engines operate—another words
worldwide.The non-binding guidelines
are now available to the public and may be accessed at:: http://tinyurl.com/oeclpt9 http://tinyurl.com/oeclpt9
The EU Court of Justice recognized
that the affects from the results obtained from searches made on the basis of a
person’s name and did not require the deletion of the link other indexes and
that the original information would still be available from other sources.
Therefore, the guidelines address that the EU ruling cannot be circumvented as
researchers could use the search engine in countries outside the EU.The search engines operate outside of the EU
and someone could do a search on the non-EU websites and obtain the information
that was removed in the EU—such as Google.com (US) vs. Google.de (Germany) or
Past postings onthe European Union and the proposed data privacy regulation and more on
the recent Parliament vote on unbundling Internet search engines may be found
in the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives :
[http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts ] . You must be a
registered subscriber to access the archives. To register go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alertsand follow the instructions to enter your
email address, full name and which JGS/JHS/SIG/JewishGen is your
affiliationYou will receive an email
response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) required a cessation of applications
for certification for the Death Master File (DMF) access effective September
30, 2014. ( See IAJGS Records Access alerts: November 5, 2014 September 30,
2014 and September 18, 2014). IAJGS was informed by the National
Technical Information Service (NTIS) a branch of the US Department of Commerce
that the Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF) Subscriber Certification
Form, OMB Control Number 0692-0013, has been reinstated effective 12/17/2014.
you are already certified by the NTIS you do not need to recertify now.
you are interested in applying for certification the form is available for
download at https://dmf.ntis.gov/
along with instructions for filling out the form and the Subscriber
Agreement or Licensee Agreement. Those who are not certified and wish to
receive the LADMF through the NTIS Temporary Certification Program for Access
to the Death Master File under the Interim Final Rule (15 CFR Part 1110; 79
Fed. Reg. 16668, 3/26/2014), may now apply for certification to receive
it. To do so you must pay the $200 certification fee and fully fill
out, sign and submit the Limited Access DMF Certification Form. You
will also be required to sign and submit a Subscriber Agreement or
the instructions for filling out the form and choosing the appropriate
agreement don’t fully answer your questions, you may also call the NTIS
Customer Contact Center at 1-800-553-6847.
$200 certification fee does not provide access to the restricted DMF. It is
only for certification. There is another fee for accessing the actual restricted
Death Master File. For those considering certification in order to access
the restricted Death Master File I strongly encourage you to read the article
by Dee Dee King (see below) , the first forensic genealogist to be
certified. Not only is the access to the information very costly, the
restricted database no longer provides many of the data elements we were used
to in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI)—the commercial version of the DMF,
nor does it have a search engine that the genealogical firms used that
facilitated the search.
replied to the proposed OMB Paperwork Reduction Act about these issues and the
November 5 IAJGS Records Access Alert includes the NTIS response. The
genealogical community under the Records Preservation and Access Committee
(RPAC) of which IAJGS is a sponsoring member, is intending to try to get
amendatory legislation to address these issues in the 2015 Congressional
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) initiated a project to
study Holocaust-era killing sites in the Kremenets region of western Ukraine.
They are scanning the area while they still have survivors who can tell them
where to search. IHRA’s report ruled out conducting archeological digs in
killing sites as it violates Jewish law.
had thousands of killing sites in the Ukraine. This is but one of them-that is
part of a larger project funded by the German government. The team is led by
Meylakh Sheyket, director for the Union of Councils for Jews in the Former
Soviet Union which is using geophysical imaging to delineate the area where in
1942 Nazi’s buried thousands of Jews who they had murdered.
IHRA is an intergovernmental body
whose purpose is to place political and social leaders’ support behind the need
for Holocaust education, remembrance and research both nationally and
internationally. To learn more about IHRA see:
Do You Think You Are is produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky. The
series is sponsored by Ancestry.com who provides the research on each of the
celebrities and the research is used to build the research for each story.
will be shown on TLC which is part Discovery Communications. Check your local
cable provider for your local TLC station.
have no affiliation with TLC, Ancestry.com or Who Do You Think You Are and am
posting this solely for the information of the reader.
IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee