BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Yizkor Book Project, July 2010 #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


I do hope those who attended the recent IAJGS conference left it with
renewed energy and motivation to continue your genealogical research.
Of course, if your research leads you to the realm of Yizkor Books,
I am here to help and direct you.

Meanwhile, the Yizkor Book Project continues to hold a wealth of
genealogical and historical information and to improve access to this
precious data, we recently initiated something called the Yizkor Book Master
Name Index (YBMNI) Project. The aim of this project is to collect all the
names appearing in the Yizkor Book translations (apart >from necrologies),
to organize them into a database through which researchers can seek out
names and be directed to the online translated pages themselves.

We have been very fortunate in that Osnat Hazan has agreed to be the YBMNI
Project Manager and together with a small group of volunteers, has begun
the enormous task of collecting and organizing this data. The YBMNI is
located at:

If you have a good understanding of Excel, are methodical, have time
available and would like to assist in this groundbreaking project,
please contact Osnat via the link appearing on the main YBMNI page.

As far as the Yizkor Book Project itself goes, during this last month
we have added these 9 new projects:

- Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus (Koidanov; Memorial Volume of the Martyrs of

- Halmeu, Romania (In memory of the communities of Halmin-Turcz and

- Lipnishki, Belarus (Memorial Book of the Community of Lipniszki)

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)

- Svir, Belarus (There once was a town Swir; between the two world wars)

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)

- Utena, Lithuania (Memorial Book of Utyan and Vicinity)

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish

Added 2 new entries:

- Gliniany, Ukraine (Pinkas Poland)

- Peremyshlyany, Ukraine (Pinkas Poland)

We have continued to update 31 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bedzin)

- Biecz, Poland (Memorial book of the Martyrs of Biecz)

- Byten, Belarus (Memorial book of Byten)

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction)

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd Book; A Memorial to the Jewish Community of

- Glinyany, Ukraine (The tragic end of our Gliniany)

- Goniadz, Poland (Our Hometown Goniondz)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)

- Garwolin, Poland (Garwolin Memorial Book) [Polish]

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)

- Leova, Moldova (Our House in Leova)

- Narach, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of

- Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City)

- Pruzhany, Belarus (Memorial Book of Pruz'any and its Vicinity)

- Rozhishche (Rozyszcze), Ukraine (Rozyszcze, My Old Home)

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland) [Polish]

- Serock, Poland (The Book of Serock)

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)

- Sosnowiec, Poland (Book of Sosnowiec and the Surrounding Region in

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svinzian region; memorial book of 23 Jewish

- Svisloch, Belarus (The community of Swislocz, Grodno District)

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a Memorial Book) [Whole book now

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition
of pictures to Polish section

- Zychlin, Poland (The memorial book of Zychlin)

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have
been flagged at
to make it easy to find them.

The Yizkor Book Project recently has added a number of new Translation
Fund Projects - Koidonov (Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus) and Rafalovka, Ukraine,
and these join the some 40 or so other projects already listed.
These Translation Fund Projects are geared to raise funds for the
professional translation of the Yizkor Books for the sacred communities
that they so vividly describe.
Please take a minute to look at the list of books appearing at
Needless to say, any donation would be very much appreciated.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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