Wednesday, September 21, 2011

JewishGen LostNFound

The JewishGen LostNFound desk, which was largely inactive for the last few years, is up and running again. Below is a description of LostNFound's services and needs from the LostNFound Coordinator,Marian Price.

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1. LostNFound is a volunteer service of JewishGen to connect a genner with another genner whose e-mail has bounced or who is not answering emails. We will try to update the "lost" genner's address.



2. When you make your request, please put the person's name or JewishGen ID # in the subject line of your e-mail ("seeking Josef Levy" or "seeking JGID# XXXX").  Send your request to lostnfound@lyris.jewishgen.org. Spelling is important or the person may not be found in JewishGen's database.

3. JewishGen has a privacy policy that prevents us from revealing someone's email address or any other identifying information. You give your permission to reveal your name and e-mail address to the person you are seeking when you make a request through LostNFound (otherwise there is no way to link you to the person you seek).  If we find your genner, it would be nice if you donate to JewishGen.

4. If you know of a genner who has died, please report this to LostNFound. If you have a link to an obituary, please send it. We will follow up and mark their profile RD (researcher deceased).

5.  If you live outside the United States, we need volunteers to make phone calls to lost genners in other countries. When a request comes, you would be sent the information we have on that person (street address and phone).

Marian Price
Coordinator, JewishGen LostNFound

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