Creating more town projects

Started by Randy Schoenberg on Thursday, July 18, 2013


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Private User
7/28/2013 at 11:56 PM

Hi Randy, I started added town again, but I am having issues adding you as a collaborator to Protivin

Also, in the title, "Českém Brodě Přistoupimi", what is the town called?

Will there be separate projects for Prichoviche and/or Merklin? Prichoviche is a small town SSE of Prestice midway between Prestice and Luzany. Merklin is a large town (bigger than Prestice) west of Prestice. My family is from all three so I want to know where to put their profiles.

Best regards, Shoshi

Private User
7/29/2013 at 12:18 AM

Hello Shoshana
I see the question you asked Randy..we also had this problem with small villages around Sedlčany . After discussion with Randy, we entered them as a separate paragraph on this town project page , which you might like to see:
This might be a good idea when villages are very small?

Private User
7/29/2013 at 12:28 AM

But we need some guidelines so that same villages are not entered twice.
Is there some kind of administrative (country) hierarchy we can use?

Private User
7/29/2013 at 12:33 AM

Thanks Marina,

Is it ok if the towns cross district lines? I think Prestice is in Plzen district and Merklin and Prichoviche are in Klatovy district. The three towns share the synagogue books on Badatelna (depending on the time period), so they had a lot of mixing. Same question for Mecin (which is also in Klatovy district)


Private User
7/29/2013 at 12:37 AM


I try to check the main "Jewish Communities in Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Republic" page. Looks like you or Randy linked your small towns to your larger town page. if the town has a link on the Jewish Communities in Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Republic page, it already exists. Otherwise, so a general search in projects, and if clear, add the town.

On a slightly separate note, how did you get the individual profiles to link like that on the Sedlcany page? I want to add my Prestice relatives at least to that page, and I was just going to regular add them to the project, but the list is nice.

Private User
7/29/2013 at 1:30 AM

Shoshana, for Q1, it seems to me that if we are talking about Jewish communities, then it would be those sharing the same synagogue? But perhaps easier to implement those in same districts? But I am no specialist. I suggest we ask Randy to make a "ruling" that we all follow, otherwise it may all get disorganized.
for Q2, the projects use the wiki syntax. Do you want me to do a walk through or do you know wiki? (click on edit and you will see...)..where are you? If you want I can call you and we do it together...
to add a person, click on the globe symbol, then copy the url of the person's profile then space, then type the person's name and then select name and click bold.
then save

Private User
7/29/2013 at 1:37 AM

trying to guess who is Jewish. I have added profiles that are on geni, and have asked managers to confirm if a person is jewish when I can't guess.
Can anyone tell me about Bohumil Baxa, guess gentile??

Private User
7/29/2013 at 1:41 AM

HI Marina,

I am linking profiles of (1) my Jewish family and (2) from the Badatelna books ( which only has people registered by birth as Jewish. I suppose you could check Badatelna to see if a particular profile is on there.

Judith and I are going through the Plzen book currently and adding all the corresponding Geni profiles to the Plzen project.

Private User
7/29/2013 at 1:52 AM

Baxa was not jewish..Just read Hilsner Affair on wikipedia

Private User
7/29/2013 at 6:29 AM

Private User, I have never used this address
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What info is available here and how to get it. (Speak Croatian but not Czech!)

7/29/2013 at 6:49 AM

If the towns are listed on the main project page, that means there are separate records for the town and we should have a separate project page. So please feel free to create new projects for any towns listed on the main project page (Prichovice, Merklin, etc.)

You can add any public/deceased profile to a project very easily from the profile's main page (there is a button that says "add to project" or under Actions).

The badatelna records at are fantastic once you figure out how to navigate. There is a description at
Shortcut: Click Inventar. Then type a town name in the box and click Vyhledat. Then you get a list of results. Click on the document icon and you should see the records.

7/29/2013 at 6:51 AM

With your help we are now done with letter P, so just L-M-N-O left to go and we will have all of the towns from the Hugo Gold Book hooked up as projects.

Private User
7/29/2013 at 8:41 PM

Randy - I entered the remaining towns. You may want to double check against the index. (I would normally, but the project search function is not cooperating today.)

Private User
7/30/2013 at 1:26 PM

Sorry to rehash this topic, but there are definitely some inconsistencies already in the newly created town projects: Are we putting in profiles only who are BORN in the town, or are we also including profiles of persons who LIVED (but were not born) in the town?

I was under the impression from another thread that for Plzen, we are only including people who were born in a town.

I don't much care either way, but I think there should be some consistency as the term "from [place name]" can be ambiguous.

Private User
7/30/2013 at 1:29 PM

Also - if we choose the "born" in a town only option, what do we do with people where we know where they got married or died, but for the life of us can't find where they were born. (Yes, I am speaking from personal experience with my Czech family, and yes, I perused the Badetelna books.)

7/30/2013 at 9:11 PM

I don't care much which profiles get added to the towns. The more the merrier. On the project pages we can list the main families who resided there and then link to those profiles. That is what I have done for a number of towns already.

7/31/2013 at 5:43 AM

How does one add the names of main families to a project page, short of creating a tree for them? In searching Slavkov/Austerlitz records at Badatelna the names Milchspeiser and Medak come up often, but not in my own tree. It would be good to add these names to the project in case it helps someone else find their town.

Private User
7/31/2013 at 6:09 AM

Tanya Ruth Tintner
you may want to see what I did:
click here
I have entered all the profiles that I found on geni AND those not yet on geni but in the census (I will create a link to their profile when /if someone creates them in geni)

7/31/2013 at 8:05 AM

Hooray! I think we have successfully linked up new town projects for every town featured in the Hugo Gold book on Bohemia. Feel free to add new town projects for those not yet created and liked on the project page. More importantly, join the projects and add profiles, add information on the town (just edit the page), add photographs, and invite more collaborators to the projects.

Private User
7/31/2013 at 8:55 AM

Sure I missed this, but how does one link a profile to a project? Or perhaps the problem is that I assume I am signed up for a sub-project (e.g., Telice) but am not signed up?

Just point me please to any instructions that were already posted ...

7/31/2013 at 9:09 AM

Not too easy, but if you click on "edit" on the project page, you can then edit the source code for the page. To get a name to act as a hyperlink and turn bold and blue, you need to follow the format of what we do with the towns that have already been linked up, and replace the town name with something that looks like

[town url '''town name''']

with three apostrophes around the town name to make it bold. The program doesn't recognize diacritical marks, so it converts them to a code it recognizes, or else you can just make them plain text (without accents) and that works too.

7/31/2013 at 9:48 AM

Thank you, Marina, for your info and link. You've made a really comprehensive list - very impressive. I'll add some names to the Slavkov page soon.

Private User
7/31/2013 at 9:51 AM

@Tanya, do you know how to find all geni profiles in your town? Randy Schoenberg gave me the syntax, it is in this thread and I use it all the time!

Private User
7/31/2013 at 9:54 AM

Tanya Ruth Tintner
you would type in google
Slavkov +
I just did it...there are a lot of people there!

Private User
8/2/2013 at 3:44 PM

Private User and Randy Schoenberg, I set up the Merklin page yesterday and the day before. The links to the profiles worked then. They no longer work after the server was changed. I checked the addresses for the profiles and they are still correct, but the links don't work anymore. What should I do?

8/2/2013 at 8:51 PM

Merklin seems to work now.

Private User
8/2/2013 at 10:08 PM

Randy Schoenberg, when you click on a profile linked in the Merklin description, you get a profile? It still doesn't work for Marina and I. How strange is that!?!

Private User
8/2/2013 at 10:24 PM


If I just include the link to someone as a hyperlink, it works.

For example, if I do "Aron Rodl: Aron Rödl (Redl)

That will work.

However, If I try to do a link following the formatting help instructions so that the name "Aron Rodl" appears in lieu of the text in the link, that does not work "[Aron Rödl (Redl) Aron Rodl]"

When I click on that within the Merklin project page, I get an error message reading "page not found". But, as you can see, the page is found when I use the exact same address as a hyperlink.

Private User
8/2/2013 at 10:57 PM

Private User explained it to me. Thanks Marina!

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