The following announcement was written by Pinchas Aloni of Jewish Genealogy News:
Jewish Genealogy News is a new free news service for topics related to Jewish Genealogy. Announcements are welcome for upcoming events, new books and articles, new web resources, new blogs and more.
Jewish Genealogy News has gotten off to a good start in the past week with several genealogical societies starting to announce upcoming events on the mailing list.
In addition to the Twitter feed (http://www.twitter.com/jewishgnews) there is now a Facebook page as well (http://on.fb.me/jewishgnews). All announcements to the mailing list are distributed to both Twitter and Facebook.
There are some new features to the web site (https://sites.google.com/site/jewishgnews). In addition to the Web Directory we have also added a directory of professional researchers. If you're a professional genealogy researcher, we hope you will add yourself to this directory so others can find you. Both directories, for web sites and researchers, now have submission forms for submitting new entries. This will speed up the addition of new sites and researchers to the directories.
We've also added a Calendar to the web site. It's a bit experimental at this stage, but we're hoping people will send invites to this calendar for upcoming events at the same time they e-mail the list about them. For the moment submitting to the calendar requires that you have your own Google Calendar where you add the event to your calendar and then invite email@example.com to the event. We're looking into other ways to submit events to the calendar.
Thank you to those who have joined the Google Group, Twitter and Facebook already, and a special thank you to those people who have submitted the first announcements to the service. We hope to become an essential resource for Jewish genealogists everywhere.
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