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Fellow Members of Przemysl Forum:

In one short month, we have assembled a group of nearly 90 people with Jewish roots in Przemysl.  How cool is that!  Key leaders of Jewishgen, JRI-Poland and Gesher Galicia have recognized the energy and enthusiasm our effort brings to the Jewish genealogy world and have been very supportive.

Now we need to get ourselves organized so that this is a user-friendly, productive and sustainable effort.  To that end, we need to greatly improve the functionality of our forum.  Below is a summary of our current “wish list”.   Given that we are seeking a free platform, we might not get everything we wish for.  We are leaning towards GoogleGroups as our new platform.  Our timetable for migrating to a stronger platform is one to two weeks.  Please share your feedback before any decisions are made.

Proactive Instead of Reactive:  There should be a digest that gets emailed to people daily when there are posts, similar to the Jewishgen Discussion Groups.  It would be nice if also those who want to see individual messages in "real time" can log on to the Forum and access the individual messages.

Screening Posts/Privacy:  The Rohatyn forum site for example can only be accessed by registrants and new registrants apply to the moderator.  How does everyone feel about a private vs. public access site?

Moderator: Someone would need to be the administrator/moderator.  

Organization of Posts:   On our current platform, there are sometimes duplications of posts on the thread of conversation.  This needs to be eliminated.  Until we migrate to the new platform, please post directly on the site and not by hitting “reply” on your personal email account, which appears to be the cause of this problem.

Efficient Use:  It would also be helpful if we could "reply all" or "reply to sender". Sometimes, one of us just wants to thank someone or we want to discuss something that only the two people involved are interested in.
 
 Access to Old Posts:  Old posts should be archived and ideally, searchable by keyword.

Data Base:   A mini Family Finder for our registrants.

Family Pages:  A section where each of us could post family trees, histories and photos of our families from Przemysl and surrounding communities.
 
Vital documents
:   A section where we could post scans of Przemysl birth, death and marriage records we have obtained through JRI-P or other sources.
 
Links:  A page of links to websites and resources of help to Przemysl researchers. We could each add links as we learn of them.


We will keep you posted on developments.

Best regards, Ellen Korpi
Joy Kestenbaum Joy Kestenbaum
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Regarding Screening Posts/Privacy:  The Rohatyn forum site for example can only be accessed by registrants and new registrants apply to the moderator.  How does everyone feel about a private vs. public access site?

If it is the intention to post private information, i.e., family trees, etc., I prefer that it is a private site, accessed by application to the moderator. I am part of a Friends of Rymanow group on Facebook that is such a private group without public access. The Rymanow group has a Polish moderator who organized this group; there are members from all over, primarily Poland, Israel, United States, Canada and England. I don't know if it is as active as the Rohatyn forum site; the Rymanow site is used to post photographs, questions, information, etc., not for family trees or more extensive information, etc., although we have recently discussed such an idea.
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Hi, all,

This is my first post. The next will be about the surnames that I am searching for.

"We are leaning towards GoogleGroups as our new platform. "

Google Groups no longer supports documents.  If an older Google Group had documents posted, they remain but no new documents can be added to the 'files' section.

This is a big consideration for a genealogy group.  We are all about documents, collective remembrances, photos, etc.

One Google Group that I belong to is using DropBox for databases that we all can update on the fly.  My other Google Groups don't store documents but all the Yahoo! Groups [23 active] that I belong to do.

Hope this observation helps.
Shellie Wiener
San Francisco, CA
EllenK EllenK
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Shelly, Welcome to the forum and thanks for the suggestion.  We will take a look at the DropBox option.

Regards, EllenK
Shoshie Shoshie
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Ellen, I put my comments as reply to Nancy instead of here to you. Sorry, I'm just learning to use this system... Proactive Instead of Reactive: Personally I would NOT want daily emails of posts but believe this facility should be offered to all but only forwarded daily to those who accept it. Screen Posts/Privacy: I am with Nancy on that one. Sorry I won't be volunterring as administrator/moderator having neither the time nor computer skills. All the suggested improvements are most desirable and I wish you luck with their implementation. Regards, Shoshie
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Shoshie, Good point...if we do the daily digest emails, let's see if we can make that optional.  Will check that functionality out on Googlegroups.

Regards, EllenK
Charles (Chuck) Ortner Charles (Chuck) Ortner
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Greetings.  I would appreciate hearing from any one with a connection to the Ortner family.  My paternal grandfather came from Jawornik or Jawornick which is near Przemysl, Poland in the early 1900s.  His father, Morris (maybe Moshe) had two brothers.  My father, Louis Ortner, was born in New York City in 1912.  My paternal grandmother was Fannie Metz.  I have not found any information about her on line.  I would appreciate  any information you might have about the Ortner family, and, of course the Metz family.  Thank you.
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