JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A new project / untapped resource ?? #general


Mark Halpern
 

Not **Completely** untapped.

BIALYGen, the Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group, has developed a
relationship with The Bialystoker Center in New York City. BIALYGen has
borrowed over 5,000 Yahrzeit cards >from the Center and is in the process
of scanning these cards. Using the digital images, volunteers will
create an Excel database, which will be submitted to JewishGen and be
available for everyone to search. Many of these cards have 3 or 4
generations of the family listed including the married names of daughter
and sisters.

Please read about this project at
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/YahrzeitCards.htm .

As the moderator stated, anyone can start a project and such projects
could have great genealogical value.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/bialygen/homepage.htm

----- Original Message -----
Dear One and All:

There is an untapped resource hanging around out there.

I am talking about memorial plaques hanging on the walls in the
synagogues.
Especially older ones where first and second generation immigrants had a
plaque
made of their loved one who died in Europe.

So what do you think??

All the best,

Jay Lenefsky -Israel

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