I am busy adding town projects for each town featured in Hugo Gold's Bohemia book. See http://hugogold.com/bohemia/
I could use help from everyone else. Have finished A-G so far.
If you have any special requests for Bohemian or Moravian town projects, please feel free to let me know.
Daniela, I am putting the chapters from Hugo Gold under "documents" on each project page. For Bohemia, I have each town separated out. Not for Moravia, where I just have the entire book at http://www.hugogold.com/moravia/
Shoshana, please help by creating new projects for more towns that are not yet covered. Once you do, either figure out how to add them to the master project page or post the name of the town here and I can help do that for you. Any collaborator on the project can edit the project page and add profiles and documents to the project. The more projects we have, and the more profiles we attach to the various projects, the easier it will be for us all to make connections in the tree.
Wonderful, Randy! fyi, Randy & Shoshana, I'm taking a break from Plzeñ in favor of a more careful reading + documentation of my "ur-Shtetl", Mořina. Here are some towns I'd like to see profiled, all in Beroun district for starters:
Karlštejn, Konopiště, Lochovice, Nalžovice, Suchomasty, Svinaře-
Supporting Randy's plea for searchable place-names,
I figured I'd start from the bottom so I have started Tucap - End, and put them all as "related projects" to the master project. I do not know how to link them from the list of town names in the master project, however. Can you do that part. Also, is Voticich the same as Votice? If so, please delete Voticich. I invited you to be a collaborator in all the projects I started.
Dear all of you. Would you, plese, help me to find Prague? Funny, I cann’t find it. Thanks.
We're making progress. Need to work on setting up projects for the towns in http://hugogold.com/bohemia/ from letter K to P.
Randy, Assume you you will include Bucovice, and when I get back to civilization, I will send you a (very poor) translation of the section on Jews from a book on the history of the town.
Also wonder if there is any interest in Damborice (about which I unfortunately know nothing.)
Liulot Schueller Moorman
It is very easy to create projects. See http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Projects
The harder part is editing the main umbrella project page so that the new town projects are linked up properly on the list. Filling in the list will go faster if everyone helps in creating the projects.
Randy, is it possible to do queries in the geni database to find people who were born or died in a particular town?
For my family, I had to download my forest as a gedcom to Reunion software on my macbook and queried that. But if we could query the geni database directly we could get complete lists and not just of those who have been added manually....
unfortunately the gedcom generated by geni has bugs ( I had it checked by Reunion ) and some of the birth places are stored in the memo field. I have indicated this to the geni helpdesk a while back but have had no response.
You should be able to invite from the manager's profile page, I think. And if you collaborate or are in family group then you can add from the project page, I think. Not sure if this has anything to do with pro membership.
You can certainly add neighboring villages to the town project. Many of these Bohemian towns had only a few families, so it makes sense to combine the nearby towns into one community, I suppose.