JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG - a new addition to JewishGen #galicia


Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the formation of a new Special
Interest Group -- the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG.

The JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG focuses on parts of the pre-WWI
Hungarian megyek (counties) of Bereg, Maramaros, Ugocsa and
Ung, today located in Sub-Carpathia, Ukraine.

The prime objective of SIG is to help with genealogical research and
related information-gathering.

Please visit the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG's web site at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia/

See what's there, and contribute material you may have that will
enhance it. Perhaps you would like to spotlight your family, in the
hope of locating relatives.

These are JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG's ongoing projects:

- gazetteer of Sub-Carpathian villages and towns -
by their former Hungarian and present Ukrainian names,
with both lists linked to show the location on a map
- transcription of the Velikiy Bereznyy (Nagyberezna) mohel book
- transcription of the new Mukacheve cemetery tombstones
- transcription of the Berehove cemetery tombstones
- transcription of the Pryborzhavs'ke cemetery tombstones
- providing guidance for travel in Sub-Carpathia

There are also new projects, some of which have already begun,
and others awaiting volunteers to participate and/or lead them.
These include:

- translation of the Vynogradiv yizkor book
- cemetery projects - photographing and transcribing tombstones
- collecting travel photos >from visitors to their ancestral towns
- transcription of vital records

If you have interest, genealogical skills, knowledge of the history
and genealogy of this area, or language proficiency (Hungarian,
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew or Yiddish, among others),
we would appreciate your help with our collective efforts.

A discussion/mailing list is the conduit through which SIG
members can communicate their research issues, ask for advice,
offer solutions, and share the creative ways in which they have
documented their family heritage.

To subscribe to the discussion/mailing list, please go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/ListManager
and select "Sub-Carpathia SIG."

CONTACTS:

* For questions concerning JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG, its
discussion mailing list or web site, contact Marshall Katz, at:
< packard40@aol.com >.

* Comments or questions of general interest to all should be
addressed to the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG's mailing list, at:
< subcarpathia@lyris.jewishgen.org >.

We welcome everyone's active participation.

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen

Marshall Katz
JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG Coordinator

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