Part of this update was included in a New Year's message to the
Yizkor Book Project Digest. As so many readers of JewishGen's mail
lists enjoy hearing of the new material on the Yizkor Book site, we
are posting this update even though it is later in the month than we
traditionally send these updates.
August 2002 update for Yizkor Book Project
As many of you have undoubtedly heard, the Yizkor Book Project was
honored in Toronto to receive an award by IAJGS, the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. The press release
"The IAJGS Outstanding Contribution Award, which is to be presented
to a person, persons or organization in recognition of a contribution
via the Internet, print, or electronic product. This year's award was
JewishGen for its Yizkor Book Project. Susan King, President of
JewishGen, and Joyce Field, Yizkor Book Project Manager, accepted the
award on behalf of JewishGen."
This award was made possible by all of you who have submitted
translations, who have worked hard as project coordinators to
encourage others to submit translations and to raise money for
professional translators, and by all of you who shared the dream
five years ago of what this project could offer to Jewish
genealogists. Also, without the volunteers who manage the Yizkor
Book Library file, the Yizkor Book Database, the Yizkor Book list of
translators, the Yizkor Book Digest, and the Necrology Index, this
Project could not operate as smoothly and efficiently as it does.
And without the daily work of our Permissions Coordinator, who
communicates so well with the Israeli landsmanschaftn, and the QA
Coordinator (the same person!), and our excellent team of htmlers,
we would never be able to get material online as rapidly as we do.
Our heartfelt thanks to all of you!
August 2002 production, despite our concentration on the Toronto
meeting, was excellent. We added four new books and 16 updates.
Yizkor Book Project Manager