Yizkor Book Report for November 2008 #poland

Joyce Field

During November 2008 the Yizkor Book Project added 13 updates. All
additions have been flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy for
researchers to find them. At this site translations are also listed
in four categories: regions, communities, miscellaneous, and other
languages. To answer the people who have asked how many books and
entries are on this site, I am pleased to report that there are now
869 entries and 488 books online.


-Belchatow, Poland,
-Czestochowa, Poland,
-Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
-Dolginovo, Belarus
-Jonava, Lithuania
-Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
-Minsk, Belarus
-Molchadz, Belarus
-Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
-Ryki, Poland; Polish translation at
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Svencionys, Lithuania
-Zyradow, Poland

Also remember to check the Yizkor Book Database at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/database.html, a master bibliographic
database of most published yizkor books and other books written about
particular towns or areas. Another valuable resource is the necrology
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/, an index of the
names of persons in the necrologies--the lists of Holocaust
martyrs--published in our translated yizkor books. The necrologies
are also searchable at the Holocaust Database at

Please contact me if you are interested in starting a new yizkor book
translation project. Check the Yizkor Book Database to see if a book
has been written about your ancestral town and also check the
listings of articles in the Pinkas HaKehillot to see if there is an
article about your town. These books are listed under "Regions."
Hundreds of yizkor books remain to be translated. To learn about
starting a translation project, read

Finally, please remember to give a lasting Chanukah gift to JewishGen
by donating to a yizkor book translation project and to JewishGen at
These are the gifts that "keep on giving." You can also honor some
person or persons with a dedication plaque to be placed on a yizkor
book translation page. See

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

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