our website at: http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/index.htm
schickt Ihnen eine deutsche Übersetzung dieses Briefes,
wenn Sie an GerSig@aol.com schreiben und als Inhalt der
Mail nur "WELCOME auf Deutsch" schreiben.
past 10 years I have served as Moderator of the GerSig Forum.
This experience has shown me how new members can get the best
I have also
learned that new members often have similar problems
learning to participate in the Forum successfully. [The "GerSig
email discussion group" is also called "The GerSig
Forum" and "The GerSig List". The 3 terms all
mean the same thing.]
my experience, I've written the following "GerSig Users'
to TECHNICAL questions about GerSig and JewishGen, go to http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Support.htm
send a first message for posting to the GerSig forum as soon
message can be very short and simple. But it will help you and
us find out if there are any technical problems between your
email system and the "listserver" system that manages
the GerSig Forum.
"reply" to send your INTRO. Send it to: GerSig@lyris.jewishgen.org
If you use
the suggested model (below) your INTRO will immediately let
other GerSig members know about you and your family research.
You may connect with a cousin who has an extensive family tree
us of your prior genealogy and Internet experience, your INTRO
will let us know how much (or how little) technical language
to use if we write to you.
INTRO to: GerSig@lyris.jewishgen.org
message is not accepted you will get an error message.
If that happens, go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/PlainText.html
to observe the "GerSig List Rules" that are given
********** SAMPLE "INTRO" LETTER **********
is a sample of a COMPLETE "hello" message: (your "hello"
can be less detailed if your time is limited)
Line: INTRO - researching MOSES family from Beerfelden, Hessen
joined the group. I have been doing genealogy research for
____years (or months). I consider myself to be (expert, or
advanced or intermediate or a novice) in doing German Jewish
in (urban, suburban, rural) State or Province and Nation of
language is __________ and I also know _______ (other languages).
myself (expert or advanced or intermediate or a beginner)
in using a computer. My experience in using the Internet is
(extensive or intermediate or limited).
identified the names and birth and death dates of ____ of
my grandparents, ____ of my great grandparents and ____ of
my great great grandparents.
research goals now are to find out: ___________________________
names and towns that I am researching are: (the sample below
shows what information about your ancestral towns will be
most useful in letting others find possible connections between
their research and yours.)
- Beerfelden, Odenwald, Hessen to New York in about 1875 STRAUS
- Kaiserslautern, RheinPfalz, Bavaria to Mississippi in about
1868 STRAUS - Arkansas, USA to New York, USA in about 1893
WEIL - Emmendingen, Baden > New York about 1875. In meat
business in NYC. LOWENSTEIN - seeking information on the fate
of two sisters who vanished in Dusseldorf, Germany about 1941.
STRAUS - seeking any information on Dr. Willy Straus who was
said to have gone from Nueremberg, Bavaria to England in the
(Full name) (your email address)
(City of Residence) (USA state of residence) or (non USA nation
"Hello" to: GerSig@Lyris.Jewishgen.org
and welcome to GerSig.
******* READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS *********
will find answers to the questions about GerSig asked most often
and links to more detailed information about GerSig and our
Email discussion group (The GerSig Forum) at the end of this
********* Search the GerSig Archives
******** Explore the GerSig WebSite *********
WEBSITE is at: http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/
can find much more information:
how to do research on Jewish families in and from Germany
other printed and electronic resources for German Jewish genealogy
sending messages to our email discussion group, The GerSig
to GerSig !
--John Paul Lowens (Loewenstein) Co-ordinator GerSIGmod@gmail.com
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I cancel or suspend or change my subscription to the GerSig
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I begin to search for Jewish ancestors?
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have to pay to be a member of GerSig?
my questions about my Jewish ancestors in Germany asked and
answered before I joined GerSig?
people looking for MY ancestors and relatives? Who are they?
can I find out more about my ancestors' birthplaces in Germany?
Q. Where can I learn more about German Jewish Genealogy Research?
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Genealogy research in Germany?
(In both English and German.)
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Why do these rules exist?
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