Date   

Free Genetic Genealogy Webinar (Jan 5) & Family Tree DNA Extends Holiday Sale (Jan 7) #dna

Elise
 

JewishGenners,

Happy New Year!

Family Tree DNA has extended its holiday sale through January 7, so if you
didn't get a chance to look into it during the busy holiday season, you
still have time.

Attend the next free monthly Introduction to Genetic Genealogy webinar to
learn all about DNA testing for genealogy and what types of tests are
available.

What: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Time: 1pm Eastern (U.S.)
(10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 6pm GMT, 8pm Israel)
Where: Your computer!

Register at http://www.relativeroots.net/webinars/intro-ftdna/

A recording of this webinar will also be available for those who cannot
attend live.

*Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA*

What is Genetic Genealogy? What tests are available and which one should I
order? How much does a Genetic Genealogy test cost? Do I need to be a
geneticist to understand my results?

If you're a complete beginner to Genetic Genealogy and want the answers to
these questions and more, then this webinar is for you! Attendees will
learn about the history of genetic genealogy, be introduced to DNA basics,
learn about the different types of DNA tests available for genealogy, and
learn about resources that will help you make the most of your genetic
genealogy experience. Focus will be on the genetic genealogy tests offered
by JewishGen?s DNA testing partner, Family Tree DNA.

*Registration*

Advance registration recommended. To register for either the live session
or recording of this webinar, please visit:

http://relativeroots.net/webinars/intro-ftdna/

*Discount >from Family Tree DNA*

Attendees of this webinar receive an exclusive, limited-time discount on
select new test kits and upgrades >from Family Tree DNA.

*What is a Webinar?*

Webinars are "web-based seminars" -- presentations given via the internet.
You attend >from the comfort of your own home, see and hear the presentation
via your own computer (or you can listen by phone if your computer doesn't
have speakers), and you can ask questions just like you can at an in-person
presentation.

Regards,

Elise Friedman
Relative Roots


Yizkor Book Project, December 2011 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

With 2011 having flown past and 2012 on our doorstep, it's time to look back
at what we have achieved over the past year and look forward to even better
in the coming year. Apart >from the continued satisfaction I receive in
seeing the translations appear online, I am particularly moved by the teams
of people, literally >from all corners of the planet, who are behind these
translations and make these projects a reality. I would like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have made this all happen and hope to be in
contact with them in 2012 and see more or more people join our ranks.

During December, the last translations to be prepared for the Pinkas Lita
[Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book went online and, once
again, I salute the amazing Shaul Yannai and Shimon Joffe for the mammoth
amount of work that went into all their hundreds of translations >from this
book. There are a number of articles of communities that weren't translated
and these will be added in the near future as expanded articles >from the
"Litvak Heritage" series that were kindly donated by Joel Alpert and Josef
Rosin.

I would like note the very generous contribution of Robin O'Neil, who in
addition to other research documents appearing in the Yizkor Book Project,
has submitted the entire, mind-provoking, "Rabka Four - Instruments of
Genocide and Grand Larceny" document, the first sections of which were added
online in December and will appear in its entirety within the next few
months.

This month the Zawiercie, Poland Yizkor Book was set up as a Translations
Fund and we're looking forward to seeing this project grow as funds come in.
Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which
have been set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor
books. If you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor
Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project continues to gain momentum and is now
looking to compile a list volunteers who have access to libraries with
Yizkor book collections and are willing borrow a specific Yizkor book and
scan images for inclusion in the printed translation of these books. If you
have access to a library with Yizkor books and are willing to help out here,
please contact Joel Alpert whose contact information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Dillingen and Nalbach, Germany (The History of the Former
Synagogue-Communities of Dillingen and Nalbach)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dilligen-Nalbach/Dilligen-Nalbach.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Karcag, Hungary (History of the community of Karcag and the communities of
the district of Nagykunsag)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/karcag/karcag.html

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html

Added in 60 new entries:

- Osova, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00031.html

- Sakalyne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704.html

- Sakyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704a.html

- Sestokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676.html

- Sesuoliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704b.html

- Shikly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00687.html

- Shimak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686.html

- Shlashte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689.html

- Shmidhan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689a.html

- Shnarglin, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689b.html

- Shtanishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681b.html

- Shtarinke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681a.html

- Shvabeshik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658.html

- Siaudine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653b.html

- Siaudiniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00654.html

- Siaulenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00672.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658c.html

- Silai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683.html

- Silale, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683b.html

- Silenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686b.html

- Simkaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686c.html

- Simonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686d.html

- Sintautai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427c.html

- Skaudvile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00695.html

- Skiemonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00699.html

- Sukiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00678.html

- Sunskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676b.html

- Sveksna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673.html

- Sventezeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673b.html

- Vidiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225.html

- Vidmant, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226b.html

- Viedziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225b.html

- Viesintos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00264.html

- Viesvenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259.html

- Vievis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217a.html

- Vikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00254.html

- Vilkiautinis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251b.html

- Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_633.html

- Virstinik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259c.html

- Visakio-Ruda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251c.html

- Vistytis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00260.html

- Zadeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282b.html

- Zagrini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282.html

- Zalantz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294d.html

- Zalioji, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294.html

- Zarasai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_222.html

- Zasliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

- Zeimiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291.html

- Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294c.html

- Ziezmariai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_280.html

- Zudz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282c.html

- Zuriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00286.html

- Zvilun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282d.html

- Zvingiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282e.html

- Zvirbliniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283b.html

- Zydaviskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288.html

- Zydkaimis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291b.html

- Zydvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288b.html

- Zyedini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00289b.html

- Zykini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294e.html

We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oshmyany/oshmyany.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_rawska/biala_rawska.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rakow.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bender/bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Happy 2012,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, December 2011 #yizkorbooks

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

With 2011 having flown past and 2012 on our doorstep, it's time to look back
at what we have achieved over the past year and look forward to even better
in the coming year. Apart >from the continued satisfaction I receive in
seeing the translations appear online, I am particularly moved by the teams
of people, literally >from all corners of the planet, who are behind these
translations and make these projects a reality. I would like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have made this all happen and hope to be in
contact with them in 2012 and see more or more people join our ranks.

During December, the last translations to be prepared for the Pinkas Lita
[Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book went online and, once
again, I salute the amazing Shaul Yannai and Shimon Joffe for the mammoth
amount of work that went into all their hundreds of translations >from this
book. There are a number of articles of communities that weren't translated
and these will be added in the near future as expanded articles >from the
"Litvak Heritage" series that were kindly donated by Joel Alpert and Josef
Rosin.

I would like note the very generous contribution of Robin O'Neil, who in
addition to other research documents appearing in the Yizkor Book Project,
has submitted the entire, mind-provoking, "Rabka Four - Instruments of
Genocide and Grand Larceny" document, the first sections of which were added
online in December and will appear in its entirety within the next few
months.

This month the Zawiercie, Poland Yizkor Book was set up as a Translations
Fund and we're looking forward to seeing this project grow as funds come in.
Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which
have been set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor
books. If you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor
Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project continues to gain momentum and is now
looking to compile a list volunteers who have access to libraries with
Yizkor book collections and are willing borrow a specific Yizkor book and
scan images for inclusion in the printed translation of these books. If you
have access to a library with Yizkor books and are willing to help out here,
please contact Joel Alpert whose contact information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Dillingen and Nalbach, Germany (The History of the Former
Synagogue-Communities of Dillingen and Nalbach)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dilligen-Nalbach/Dilligen-Nalbach.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Karcag, Hungary (History of the community of Karcag and the communities of
the district of Nagykunsag)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/karcag/karcag.html

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html

Added in 60 new entries:

- Osova, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00031.html

- Sakalyne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704.html

- Sakyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704a.html

- Sestokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676.html

- Sesuoliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704b.html

- Shikly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00687.html

- Shimak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686.html

- Shlashte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689.html

- Shmidhan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689a.html

- Shnarglin, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689b.html

- Shtanishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681b.html

- Shtarinke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681a.html

- Shvabeshik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658.html

- Siaudine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653b.html

- Siaudiniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00654.html

- Siaulenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00672.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658c.html

- Silai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683.html

- Silale, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683b.html

- Silenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686b.html

- Simkaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686c.html

- Simonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686d.html

- Sintautai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427c.html

- Skaudvile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00695.html

- Skiemonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00699.html

- Sukiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00678.html

- Sunskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676b.html

- Sveksna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673.html

- Sventezeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673b.html

- Vidiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225.html

- Vidmant, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226b.html

- Viedziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225b.html

- Viesintos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00264.html

- Viesvenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259.html

- Vievis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217a.html

- Vikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00254.html

- Vilkiautinis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251b.html

- Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_633.html

- Virstinik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259c.html

- Visakio-Ruda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251c.html

- Vistytis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00260.html

- Zadeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282b.html

- Zagrini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282.html

- Zalantz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294d.html

- Zalioji, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294.html

- Zarasai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_222.html

- Zasliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

- Zeimiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291.html

- Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294c.html

- Ziezmariai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_280.html

- Zudz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282c.html

- Zuriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00286.html

- Zvilun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282d.html

- Zvingiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282e.html

- Zvirbliniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283b.html

- Zydaviskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288.html

- Zydkaimis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291b.html

- Zydvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288b.html

- Zyedini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00289b.html

- Zykini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294e.html

We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oshmyany/oshmyany.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_rawska/biala_rawska.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rakow.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bender/bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Happy 2012,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


DNA Research #DNA Free Genetic Genealogy Webinar (Jan 5) & Family Tree DNA Extends Holiday Sale (Jan 7) #dna

Elise
 

JewishGenners,

Happy New Year!

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What: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Time: 1pm Eastern (U.S.)
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Where: Your computer!

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presentation.

Regards,

Elise Friedman
Relative Roots


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Yizkor Book Project, December 2011 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

With 2011 having flown past and 2012 on our doorstep, it's time to look back
at what we have achieved over the past year and look forward to even better
in the coming year. Apart >from the continued satisfaction I receive in
seeing the translations appear online, I am particularly moved by the teams
of people, literally >from all corners of the planet, who are behind these
translations and make these projects a reality. I would like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have made this all happen and hope to be in
contact with them in 2012 and see more or more people join our ranks.

During December, the last translations to be prepared for the Pinkas Lita
[Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book went online and, once
again, I salute the amazing Shaul Yannai and Shimon Joffe for the mammoth
amount of work that went into all their hundreds of translations >from this
book. There are a number of articles of communities that weren't translated
and these will be added in the near future as expanded articles >from the
"Litvak Heritage" series that were kindly donated by Joel Alpert and Josef
Rosin.

I would like note the very generous contribution of Robin O'Neil, who in
addition to other research documents appearing in the Yizkor Book Project,
has submitted the entire, mind-provoking, "Rabka Four - Instruments of
Genocide and Grand Larceny" document, the first sections of which were added
online in December and will appear in its entirety within the next few
months.

This month the Zawiercie, Poland Yizkor Book was set up as a Translations
Fund and we're looking forward to seeing this project grow as funds come in.
Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which
have been set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor
books. If you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor
Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project continues to gain momentum and is now
looking to compile a list volunteers who have access to libraries with
Yizkor book collections and are willing borrow a specific Yizkor book and
scan images for inclusion in the printed translation of these books. If you
have access to a library with Yizkor books and are willing to help out here,
please contact Joel Alpert whose contact information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Dillingen and Nalbach, Germany (The History of the Former
Synagogue-Communities of Dillingen and Nalbach)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dilligen-Nalbach/Dilligen-Nalbach.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Karcag, Hungary (History of the community of Karcag and the communities of
the district of Nagykunsag)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/karcag/karcag.html

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html

Added in 60 new entries:

- Osova, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00031.html

- Sakalyne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704.html

- Sakyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704a.html

- Sestokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676.html

- Sesuoliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704b.html

- Shikly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00687.html

- Shimak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686.html

- Shlashte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689.html

- Shmidhan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689a.html

- Shnarglin, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689b.html

- Shtanishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681b.html

- Shtarinke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681a.html

- Shvabeshik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658.html

- Siaudine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653b.html

- Siaudiniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00654.html

- Siaulenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00672.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658c.html

- Silai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683.html

- Silale, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683b.html

- Silenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686b.html

- Simkaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686c.html

- Simonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686d.html

- Sintautai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427c.html

- Skaudvile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00695.html

- Skiemonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00699.html

- Sukiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00678.html

- Sunskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676b.html

- Sveksna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673.html

- Sventezeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673b.html

- Vidiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225.html

- Vidmant, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226b.html

- Viedziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225b.html

- Viesintos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00264.html

- Viesvenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259.html

- Vievis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217a.html

- Vikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00254.html

- Vilkiautinis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251b.html

- Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_633.html

- Virstinik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259c.html

- Visakio-Ruda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251c.html

- Vistytis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00260.html

- Zadeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282b.html

- Zagrini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282.html

- Zalantz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294d.html

- Zalioji, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294.html

- Zarasai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_222.html

- Zasliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

- Zeimiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291.html

- Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294c.html

- Ziezmariai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_280.html

- Zudz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282c.html

- Zuriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00286.html

- Zvilun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282d.html

- Zvingiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282e.html

- Zvirbliniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283b.html

- Zydaviskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288.html

- Zydkaimis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291b.html

- Zydvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288b.html

- Zyedini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00289b.html

- Zykini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294e.html

We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oshmyany/oshmyany.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_rawska/biala_rawska.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rakow.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bender/bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Happy 2012,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yizkor Book Project, December 2011 #yizkorbooks

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

With 2011 having flown past and 2012 on our doorstep, it's time to look back
at what we have achieved over the past year and look forward to even better
in the coming year. Apart >from the continued satisfaction I receive in
seeing the translations appear online, I am particularly moved by the teams
of people, literally >from all corners of the planet, who are behind these
translations and make these projects a reality. I would like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have made this all happen and hope to be in
contact with them in 2012 and see more or more people join our ranks.

During December, the last translations to be prepared for the Pinkas Lita
[Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book went online and, once
again, I salute the amazing Shaul Yannai and Shimon Joffe for the mammoth
amount of work that went into all their hundreds of translations >from this
book. There are a number of articles of communities that weren't translated
and these will be added in the near future as expanded articles >from the
"Litvak Heritage" series that were kindly donated by Joel Alpert and Josef
Rosin.

I would like note the very generous contribution of Robin O'Neil, who in
addition to other research documents appearing in the Yizkor Book Project,
has submitted the entire, mind-provoking, "Rabka Four - Instruments of
Genocide and Grand Larceny" document, the first sections of which were added
online in December and will appear in its entirety within the next few
months.

This month the Zawiercie, Poland Yizkor Book was set up as a Translations
Fund and we're looking forward to seeing this project grow as funds come in.
Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which
have been set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor
books. If you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor
Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project continues to gain momentum and is now
looking to compile a list volunteers who have access to libraries with
Yizkor book collections and are willing borrow a specific Yizkor book and
scan images for inclusion in the printed translation of these books. If you
have access to a library with Yizkor books and are willing to help out here,
please contact Joel Alpert whose contact information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Dillingen and Nalbach, Germany (The History of the Former
Synagogue-Communities of Dillingen and Nalbach)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dilligen-Nalbach/Dilligen-Nalbach.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Karcag, Hungary (History of the community of Karcag and the communities of
the district of Nagykunsag)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/karcag/karcag.html

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html

Added in 60 new entries:

- Osova, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00031.html

- Sakalyne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704.html

- Sakyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704a.html

- Sestokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676.html

- Sesuoliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704b.html

- Shikly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00687.html

- Shimak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686.html

- Shlashte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689.html

- Shmidhan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689a.html

- Shnarglin, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689b.html

- Shtanishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681b.html

- Shtarinke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681a.html

- Shvabeshik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658.html

- Siaudine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653b.html

- Siaudiniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00654.html

- Siaulenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00672.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658c.html

- Silai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683.html

- Silale, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683b.html

- Silenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686b.html

- Simkaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686c.html

- Simonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686d.html

- Sintautai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427c.html

- Skaudvile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00695.html

- Skiemonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00699.html

- Sukiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00678.html

- Sunskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676b.html

- Sveksna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673.html

- Sventezeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673b.html

- Vidiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225.html

- Vidmant, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226b.html

- Viedziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225b.html

- Viesintos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00264.html

- Viesvenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259.html

- Vievis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217a.html

- Vikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00254.html

- Vilkiautinis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251b.html

- Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_633.html

- Virstinik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259c.html

- Visakio-Ruda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251c.html

- Vistytis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00260.html

- Zadeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282b.html

- Zagrini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282.html

- Zalantz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294d.html

- Zalioji, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294.html

- Zarasai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_222.html

- Zasliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

- Zeimiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291.html

- Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294c.html

- Ziezmariai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_280.html

- Zudz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282c.html

- Zuriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00286.html

- Zvilun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282d.html

- Zvingiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282e.html

- Zvirbliniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283b.html

- Zydaviskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288.html

- Zydkaimis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291b.html

- Zydvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288b.html

- Zyedini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00289b.html

- Zykini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294e.html

We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oshmyany/oshmyany.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_rawska/biala_rawska.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rakow.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bender/bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Happy 2012,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Willy WARTELSKI in Danzig #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Fred Zimmak <Fred.Zimmak@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am looking for more information about Willy WARTELSKI born in Danzig 25
Mar 1908. Probably parents are Louis WARTELSKI and Margarete born
HIRSCHFELDT. It would be great to somehow confirm this by documents. I see
that there are Jewish records for those years filmed by the Mormons.

Willy WARTELSKI had a wife: Louise born BOCHARDT in Hamburg 23 April 1901.

Willy and Louise lived in Hamburg around 1936 to 1939. 1939 they moved back
to Danzig. They are said to have a child that survived war. But in the
Jewish tax cards for Hamburg there is no child mentioned. Maybe is the child
born later?

Willy and Louise are said to have died in Auschwitz. Another source says
that Willy died in Warsaw 25 October 1941 and Louise 30 September 1941 in
Warschaw.

I would be grateful for any information about Willy WARTELSKY, his wife
Louise born BOCHARDT and their eventually child.

Best regards

Fred Zimmak / Stockholm, Sweden


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Willy WARTELSKI in Danzig #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Fred Zimmak <Fred.Zimmak@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I am looking for more information about Willy WARTELSKI born in Danzig 25
Mar 1908. Probably parents are Louis WARTELSKI and Margarete born
HIRSCHFELDT. It would be great to somehow confirm this by documents. I see
that there are Jewish records for those years filmed by the Mormons.

Willy WARTELSKI had a wife: Louise born BOCHARDT in Hamburg 23 April 1901.

Willy and Louise lived in Hamburg around 1936 to 1939. 1939 they moved back
to Danzig. They are said to have a child that survived war. But in the
Jewish tax cards for Hamburg there is no child mentioned. Maybe is the child
born later?

Willy and Louise are said to have died in Auschwitz. Another source says
that Willy died in Warsaw 25 October 1941 and Louise 30 September 1941 in
Warschaw.

I would be grateful for any information about Willy WARTELSKY, his wife
Louise born BOCHARDT and their eventually child.

Best regards

Fred Zimmak / Stockholm, Sweden


Re: German Address Books on line: More information #germany

james bauer <jbauer87@...>
 

To add to Judith Elam's posting about the on-line availability of German
address books--- based on my research using the Stuttgart books:

1. Even if the individual did not have a telephone they will be listed
in the address book. For example in the late 19th century not that many
people had telephones.

2. The listings include a reverse address listing which enables you to see
all of the families in the building as well as neighbors. This is especially
useful if families lived close together. In my family's case most lived
within 2 or 3 blocks of each other.

3. The listings also include occupation and place of business (my ancestors
owned a business).

4. I traced the entire history of my family in Stuttgart through a
chronological search of the address book. A0Starting in 1893 when they moved
from Ernsbach to Stuttgart I could trace when various family members arrived
and starting in the mid-1930s when they left.

5. With these listings we were able to do a walking tour of all of the places
where they had lived in Stuttgart (although all of the buildings had been
bombed out and re-built).

6. There may be many more address books available than those shown on the
GenWiki site for example while there is only one book on line >from Stuttgart
a visit to the Archiv in Stuttgart revealed a complete set. Presu
mably other large Archivs will have similar sets of books.

7. One of the tangible projects coming out of the address book research
was knowing the house where some relatives had lived before being deported
and ultimately perishing in Auschwitz. A0This enabled us to contact the
Stolpersteine group for that part of the city and to have Stolpersteine
placed in front of the house where they lived.

Jim Bauer, New York jbauer87@hotmail.com


German SIG #Germany Re: German Address Books on line: More information #germany

james bauer <jbauer87@...>
 

To add to Judith Elam's posting about the on-line availability of German
address books--- based on my research using the Stuttgart books:

1. Even if the individual did not have a telephone they will be listed
in the address book. For example in the late 19th century not that many
people had telephones.

2. The listings include a reverse address listing which enables you to see
all of the families in the building as well as neighbors. This is especially
useful if families lived close together. In my family's case most lived
within 2 or 3 blocks of each other.

3. The listings also include occupation and place of business (my ancestors
owned a business).

4. I traced the entire history of my family in Stuttgart through a
chronological search of the address book. A0Starting in 1893 when they moved
from Ernsbach to Stuttgart I could trace when various family members arrived
and starting in the mid-1930s when they left.

5. With these listings we were able to do a walking tour of all of the places
where they had lived in Stuttgart (although all of the buildings had been
bombed out and re-built).

6. There may be many more address books available than those shown on the
GenWiki site for example while there is only one book on line >from Stuttgart
a visit to the Archiv in Stuttgart revealed a complete set. Presu
mably other large Archivs will have similar sets of books.

7. One of the tangible projects coming out of the address book research
was knowing the house where some relatives had lived before being deported
and ultimately perishing in Auschwitz. A0This enabled us to contact the
Stolpersteine group for that part of the city and to have Stolpersteine
placed in front of the house where they lived.

Jim Bauer, New York jbauer87@hotmail.com


Re: Tavern keepers #general

Jules Levin
 

... Since Christians were not allowed
by their church to engage in alcohol products trade, the liquor business was
pretty much a Jewish monopoly.
On the production of alcohol in Poland and Russia, google the history of
distilleries in Tsarist Russia. It is clear that there was never a church
prohibition on producing alcohol. In some cases the church was eager to get in on
the profits. In Moscow the distilleries were a government monopoly. In Poland the
nobility monopolized the production, but gradually they brought in Jews to manage
the trade, and the taverns, because the profits for the nobility were better and
steadier with Jews running the enterprises. There was a prejudice against middle-
man economic activity in Russian culture, but I doubt there was a single general
economic activity that Jews engaged in where there were no Russian competitors.
Is it really conceivable that over the vast stretches of Eastern Europe and the
Russian Empire in places where there were few or no Jews, that a Russian landowner,
soldier, or peasant, could not buy vodka?
Jules Levin
Los Angeles

MODERATOR NOTE: Please continue the discussion of the regulation of taverns and
the alcohol trade in the Russian Empire privately, unless your comments are
directly relevant to genealogy.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tavern keepers #general

Jules Levin
 

... Since Christians were not allowed
by their church to engage in alcohol products trade, the liquor business was
pretty much a Jewish monopoly.
On the production of alcohol in Poland and Russia, google the history of
distilleries in Tsarist Russia. It is clear that there was never a church
prohibition on producing alcohol. In some cases the church was eager to get in on
the profits. In Moscow the distilleries were a government monopoly. In Poland the
nobility monopolized the production, but gradually they brought in Jews to manage
the trade, and the taverns, because the profits for the nobility were better and
steadier with Jews running the enterprises. There was a prejudice against middle-
man economic activity in Russian culture, but I doubt there was a single general
economic activity that Jews engaged in where there were no Russian competitors.
Is it really conceivable that over the vast stretches of Eastern Europe and the
Russian Empire in places where there were few or no Jews, that a Russian landowner,
soldier, or peasant, could not buy vodka?
Jules Levin
Los Angeles

MODERATOR NOTE: Please continue the discussion of the regulation of taverns and
the alcohol trade in the Russian Empire privately, unless your comments are
directly relevant to genealogy.


tavern keepers #general

Norman Greenfeld
 

Do not neglect the home-owner who received a license to sell goods from
home...including whiskey.
Norm greenfeld


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen tavern keepers #general

Norman Greenfeld
 

Do not neglect the home-owner who received a license to sell goods from
home...including whiskey.
Norm greenfeld


Lemberg house numbers #galicia

Susan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I have had several emails in the past 24 hours in response to
my posting about the house numbers in the All Galicia Database.
These inquiries suggest that some people might need some
additional background to understand Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov/Lviv
real estate. While it is tempting to think about the places where
Galician Jews lived as "shtetls," this is not a helpful framework for
thinking about many towns and cities in Galicia. Lemberg had
been an important city in Poland. It was then called Lwow and
was renamed Lemberg by the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa
when she decided to make it the government center of Galicia. By
the time that Jews (except a handful of privileged Jews) were
allowed to live in the city, itself, instead of the towns outside the
city limits, most people lived in apartments in multifamily,
multistory buildings, rather than stand alone houses as they
might in a village or small town.

The housing stock reflects popular architectural styles used
throughout cities in 19th century Central and Eastern Europe.
One style was a building with a lobby on the first floor and
usually the caretaker's apartment. And, then, there was the
courtyard complex with 4-6 buildings surrounding a central
courtyard. This arrangement involves entering a door >from the
street. The doors were often ornate with glass and metalwork or
heavy wooden. Usually, they are imposing double doors. Upon
entering the hallway just inside, the visitor would see the
courtyard surrounded by the apartment buildings. Great
arrangement for kids since parents could keep an eye on the play
activities in the courtyard. When the building was actually a
complex of buildings, the doorway entrance >from the sidewalk
was the house number, say, 302. The Goldstein family lived at
302 1/4, meaning that the family lived in building #1 of 4 at
house # 302.
Another type of dwelling was an open passageway >from the
street, sometimes tiled, with houses or buildings, like today's
"garden" apartments.
Several of those emailing me appeared to expect that their
families would be living in the same building. While some families
may have lived in close proximity, keep in mind that in such a
large city, a likely consideration for families was where they could
find an affordable unit that met their space needs.

Suzan Wynne


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Lemberg house numbers #galicia

Susan Wynne <srwynne@...>
 

I have had several emails in the past 24 hours in response to
my posting about the house numbers in the All Galicia Database.
These inquiries suggest that some people might need some
additional background to understand Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov/Lviv
real estate. While it is tempting to think about the places where
Galician Jews lived as "shtetls," this is not a helpful framework for
thinking about many towns and cities in Galicia. Lemberg had
been an important city in Poland. It was then called Lwow and
was renamed Lemberg by the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa
when she decided to make it the government center of Galicia. By
the time that Jews (except a handful of privileged Jews) were
allowed to live in the city, itself, instead of the towns outside the
city limits, most people lived in apartments in multifamily,
multistory buildings, rather than stand alone houses as they
might in a village or small town.

The housing stock reflects popular architectural styles used
throughout cities in 19th century Central and Eastern Europe.
One style was a building with a lobby on the first floor and
usually the caretaker's apartment. And, then, there was the
courtyard complex with 4-6 buildings surrounding a central
courtyard. This arrangement involves entering a door >from the
street. The doors were often ornate with glass and metalwork or
heavy wooden. Usually, they are imposing double doors. Upon
entering the hallway just inside, the visitor would see the
courtyard surrounded by the apartment buildings. Great
arrangement for kids since parents could keep an eye on the play
activities in the courtyard. When the building was actually a
complex of buildings, the doorway entrance >from the sidewalk
was the house number, say, 302. The Goldstein family lived at
302 1/4, meaning that the family lived in building #1 of 4 at
house # 302.
Another type of dwelling was an open passageway >from the
street, sometimes tiled, with houses or buildings, like today's
"garden" apartments.
Several of those emailing me appeared to expect that their
families would be living in the same building. While some families
may have lived in close proximity, keep in mind that in such a
large city, a likely consideration for families was where they could
find an affordable unit that met their space needs.

Suzan Wynne


Online European address books SITE CITE #germany

Judith Elam
 

Address books can be very valuable for finding ancestors and relatives, as
well as establishing time frames for a person in a particular location, and
their profession or business. The following link will give you access to
hundreds of these books, most of which pertain to German locations.
However, Vienna and Zurich are also included.

http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Kategorie:Online-Adressbuch


Judith Elam, Kihei, HI elamj@hawaii.rr.com


German SIG #Germany Online European address books SITE CITE #germany

Judith Elam
 

Address books can be very valuable for finding ancestors and relatives, as
well as establishing time frames for a person in a particular location, and
their profession or business. The following link will give you access to
hundreds of these books, most of which pertain to German locations.
However, Vienna and Zurich are also included.

http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Kategorie:Online-Adressbuch


Judith Elam, Kihei, HI elamj@hawaii.rr.com


Families of the Frankfurt Ghetto & their Descendants #germany

Itzhak Epstein
 

I call attention to the meeting in Haifa late in 2012 and especially Malka Haguel-Spitzberg's lecture about
"The Families of the Frankfurt Ghetto and their Descendants Today":
http://bucerius.haifa.ac.il/frankfurtghetto.html
See the website for further information.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY <mailto:iegen@earthlink.net>


German SIG #Germany Families of the Frankfurt Ghetto & their Descendants #germany

Itzhak Epstein
 

I call attention to the meeting in Haifa late in 2012 and especially Malka Haguel-Spitzberg's lecture about
"The Families of the Frankfurt Ghetto and their Descendants Today":
http://bucerius.haifa.ac.il/frankfurtghetto.html
See the website for further information.

Itzhak Epstein New York, NY <mailto:iegen@earthlink.net>

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