JewishGen Value-Added Services
JewishGen Value-Added Services are a
special “Thank You” to all who contribute a minimum
of $100 annually to the
These Value-Added Services currently include:
The JGFFAlert System
The JGFFAlert System is an “immediate advisory system”,
which constantly monitors all entries and changes made to the
JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), and alerts
participants immediately if a new entry into the JGFF is a
potential match with one of their own entries.
As a participant in the Value-Added Services, whenever any
JGFF entry is made which matches any of your current JGFF entries,
the JGFFAlert System will notify you immediately via e-mail,
alerting you about the matching entry.
The JGFFAlert System relieves you of the need to check
periodically for new entries... JewishGen does it for you!
For more information about the JGFFAlert System,
see the JGFF FAQ, 3.7.
Additional Email Addresses
JewishGen recognizes the fact that some people prefer to use
different email addresses for different aspects of JewishGen,
so we have developed a system to accommodate this.
JewishGen's systems have been programmed to allow participants
in the Value-Added Services program to have up to five email addresses
in their JewishGenID record — a primary email address
(for the JGFF) and up to four alternate email addresses
(for mailing list subscriptions).
This feature will be provided to all those who make a minimum
$100 a year donation to the JewishGen General Fund.
For more information about using alternate email addresses,
see the JewishGen Support
Advanced Database Search Features
In JewishGen's "All Country Databases",
participants in the Value-Added Services program will have the
ability to use our Advanced Database Search Features,
which let you combine multiple search criteria, using Boolean AND/OR
searches. This allows more focused, targeted searches.
For example, you can search for all persons whose surname
sounds like "Katz" and whose first name starts with "Abr".
Or you can search for family groups containing a particular set
of given names, within a particular town.
You can also filter searches for data updated since a specific
date. So if you've already searched a database, you can now
search only for data recently added/updated, since a certain date,
without re-viewing data that you've previously searched.
While we never subtract anything from the basic search capabilities
which always have been available, and will continue to be freely
available to all, the Advanced Database Search Features is
a Value-Added Service — our way of saying “Thank You”
to those who provide financial support and help us pay the bills
for all the programs and projects JewishGen offers as a public service.
Basic Genealogy Course
The Basic Genealogy Course is geared to beginners,
and consists of eight weekly downloadable lessons.
The lessons cover using genealogy forms, assembling family trees,
organizing and utilizing information gathered from United States
vital records, census and passenger manifests.
It also demonstrates how to use the JewishGen website and
In an online discussion environment, we share tips on how to
best use your computer and the Internet, as well as provide
Our courses are fee-based, but the Basic Course is part of the
Value-Added Services program.
For more information about the Basic Genealogy Course, see the
JewishGen Learning Center.
How to Participate
JewishGen Value-Added Services are available
to all who contribute a minimum of $100 annually to the
(Donations to hosted organizations, or to any of the SIGs or their
projects do not qualify for JewishGen Value-Added Services).
We urge you to participate in this program — to insure
your JGFF research information is kept current and up to date,
to search our databases more effectively, and to support JewishGen.
To contribute, send your check to:
JewishGen, Inc., Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place,
New York, NY 10280,
or visit our
credit card site.