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, January 4, 2015 at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E.
Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Changing Borders of Eastern Europe
Few Jews lived in Eastern Europe 1,000 years ago. Ye, it
was to become the home of 80 percent of the World’s Jews. As Russia expanded
westward, more and more Jews came within the Russian Empire.This talk examines
Russia’s efforts to limit the Jews in its midst and the Eastern European
borders changes which frequently resulted in ancestral towns coming under the
rule of several countries over time. Recognizing which governments were in
control at various times can help in understanding the environment in which
ancestors lived, events that stimulated migration, languages in which records
were kept and likely locations where these records might be found.
Bookbinder’sareas of interest include
Jewish history, finding missing
relatives, European border changes,
immigration, citizenship and safe computing. He is a former president of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and
currently serves on the JewishGen Board of Governors. Hal is a founding member
of JGSCV. Hal has identified over 4,000 relatives, tracing his roots to modern
Ukraine and adjacent areas.
The Schmoozing Corner: which is held starting 1:10PM will
be facilitated by JGSCV founding member and board member, Warren BlattThe 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)
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
For more information, including directions, please see
the JGSCV website: www.jgscv.org
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is publishing a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) describing a rule that would, if implemented,
establish, pursuant to Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub.
L. 113-67), a certification program to replace the temporary certification
program currently in place for access to the DMF. The Notice will be
published in the Federal Register before the end of December (originally it stated it would be published on December 24 but as of the date of this posting it has not yet been published). The
Notice invites public comments on the proposed rule and certification program,
and sets a 30 day comment period. The Notice may be reviewed at http://www.ntis.gov/assets/pdf/interim12-19-2014.pdf
If there are any inconsistencies between this document and the
version published in the Federal Register, the version published in the Federal
note that the temporary certification program, established by NTIS under the
Interim Final Rule (79 Fed. Reg. 16668, March 26, 2014), remains in effect.
are due within 30 days of the notice of publication in the Federal
Register. The proposed rule has added a provision not in the interim the
rules which requires an attestation from an accredited certification body
(independent third party) that the person has security systems in
place to protect the information. The proposed rule requires that the
accreditation body is accredited to the ISO/IEC Standard 27006-201 Information
technology. There is nothing in the notice that states what the fees will be
for accessing the actual data. IAJGS commented in the proposed interim rules that
the fees were exorbitant for those solo and small businesses.
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.
Chronicle Magazine, owned by Moorshead Publishing, announced they are changing
the name of the Family Chronicle Magazine to Your Genealogy Today effective
with their next issue-March April 2015. Their new web domain name effective
March 1, 2015 will be: www.YourGenealogyToday.com.
The name change after 18 years reflects a renewed look to be more recognizable
within the genealogical community.
announces free search to the best collections of 2014 in their global records
through December 29 11:59 PM ET. You need to register with your
name and email address and password-- if you do not have a password from a previous
Ancestry.com sign-in they will send you one. Go to: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/lookback2014
see the list of collections included in the free search go to: http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/global_new_year.
If when doing your search you go to one of the collections not covered by the
best collections of 2014 you will be promoted to purchase a subscription or try
their 14-day free trial which requires your providing your credit card
number. No credit card information is required for the be collections of
have no relationship to Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.
IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee