JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Burial Record Data Base-Lviv Jewish Cemetery #general

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,
I am trying to bring together a group of volunteers to create
a data base of persons that were buried in the Lviv Jewish
cemetery during the years 1941 and 1942. These were critical
years for the Jews of Lviv. The data sheets consist of about
9000 surnames, given names, address at the time of death, date
of death, date of burial, grave section and plot, and amount
paid for the burial.

9000 individuals are by far no where near the number of Jews
that lost their lives during this period of time. It is a start
and will answer many questions for researchers.

This set of documents may very well have the names of persons
who have passed on that do not appear on any other data base.
So in essence we will be doing a service to both the researcher
and the deceased.

Copies of the paper records were given to Jewishgen by Yad
Vashem in a landmark agreement which allows copies of their
documents out for input by others. It is of major importance
that this project be successful so that others may follow.

This input when completed will become part of a searchable data
base to be incorporated with the others on the JewishGen system
and will also become a data base to be used by Yad Vashem.

Most of the documents are written in Latin script with about 15%
of the data written in Cyrillic script. Needless to say the
Cyrillic portion is during the period of time that the Russians
had control of Lviv and before the Germans entered the city.

For the project to go forward I will need to volunteers that can
read and translate Cyrillic script in addition to the volunteers
needed for the Latin portion.

The process will involve the input of the information >from paper
records to a Microsoft XL spread sheet and the verification of
that data input by another volunteer. Volunteers must have a
recent version of Microsoft XL and have the knowledge to receive
and send e mail attachments.

The general rules for this project can be found at,
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/HOWTO.html
There are some specific instructions that go along with this
project and will be forwarded along with the XL spread sheet.

Volunteers should be willing to devote approximately 4 to 6
hours a week toward this project so it can be completed within
a reasonable amount of time. The hours of work and the length of
the project are a direct function of the number of individual
that volunteer. I will be able to determine the number of sheets
each individual will get when I know the number of volunteers we
have.

The final verification of the data base will be made by Yad Vashem.

If you wish to become part of this worthwhile project please
contact me at, ESLVIV@...

Errol Schneegurt NY

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