Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Burial Record Data Base - Lviv #rabbinic

Errol Schneegurt


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.

By far, 9000 individuals are nowhere 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,
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

Errol Schneegurt NY

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