Re: die very quickly
- a) When I saw the head "die very quickly," I
thought, "Oh no! One of those flames that's going to test
my commitment to freedom of expression very hard . .
. " :-)<br><br>b) One problem is probably that the
typical amateur genealogist probably goes through a
1-year or 2-year burst of enthusiasm, then fades.
<br><br>When the Internet came along, it interrupted the cycle
by attracting anyone who had the least bit of
interest in genealogy. Basically, everyone between the
ages of 15 and 45 who was Jewish, interested in Jewish
genealogy and Web-literate probably looked at
<a href=http://www.jewishgen.org target=new>http://www.jewishgen.org</a> at least once between 1997 and 2000, and maybe 10
percent of those folks contributed some kind of Usenet
post, JewishGen Family Finder entry, or other message
of to the world.<br><br>Now that the Web has become
part of everyday life, the only new people coming in
are the 1 percent or so of Jewish people and
part-Jewish people who get interested in genealogy each year.
There's no more instant Web genealogy rush.<br><br>I
think the thing is that if people who posted JewishGen
Family Finder entries would simply be patient and keep
their JGFF email addresses up-to-date, they would
gradually reel in more fish.<br><br>Example: I posted a
JGFF entry for the surname BLANKLEDER three years ago.
Just last week, I got an email from a BLANKLEDER in
South America who told me about his family. I already
some of the information from emailing with his uncle,
but the main thing is that the JGFF entry worked long
after I put it up.
- I am looking for the surnames ZILBERMAN, KARP and EPSTEIN of
Yarburg, Lithuania and JUDKOWSKY of Serednik, Lithuania.
--- In email@example.com, jeffreyrstern wrote:
> I have just begun to research my European roots.
> Have learned that my maternal grandfather was from
> Yurburg, Lithuania. The family name was eithrn Arnstein or
> Arshtein. Looking for any possible relatives....