quarterly update for Necrology Index #latvia

Joyce Field <jfield@...>

The Yiskor Book Project's necrology index has an Erev Pesach present
for the JewishGen family. The quarterly update to the Necrology
index at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor has just gone
online in time for Pesach.

Thanks to the work of Ernie Fine, Necrology Project Coordinator,
Warren Blatt, Michael Tobias, and Martin Kessel, over 14,000 new
entries >from 12 yizkor books are now in the Necrology Index, for a
total of 105,000+ entries. Thanks are also due to the Yizkor Book
Project team of John Berman, Lance Ackerfeld, Mike Kalt, Carol Edan,
and Osnat Ramaty who volunteer their efforts day in and day out in
htmling the yizkor translations >from which the names in the Necrology
Index are taken.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books appearing at
http://www.JewishGen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.html. This
database is only an index of names; it directs researchers back to
the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information may be

The new entries represent the following countries:

Belarus: 519 records
Hungary: 2160 records
Lithuania: 231 records
Poland: 5830 records
Ukraine: 6102 records

Towns and number of entries >from each town:

Gorodenka, Ukraine: 876
Kolbuszowa, Poland 379
Merkine, Lithuania 231
Oswiecim, Poland 4223
Papa, Hungary 2160
Rogatin, Ukraine 387
Stryy, Ukraine 2721
Suchowola, Poland 342
Turka, Ukraine 1902
Volozhin, Belarus 519
Vysotsk, Ukraine 216
Warsaw, Poland 886

Hag Pesach Sameach to all.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research

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