Date   

Yizkor Book Project, May 2012 #southafrica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, another month has passed and, as usual, quite a lot to report with quite
a few new books started.

Now, >from time to time, I receive emails asking why such and such Yizkor
Book only has a small amount of translated material. As I explain, each
time, the translations in the Yizkor Book Project are online through the
help of a great deal of volunteers who have either supported the
translations financially or have carried out the translations themselves.
There are around 700 books in the project and, unfortunately, not all the
books have coordinators and many books are still waiting for volunteers to
step forward to take on their translation coordination. If you are
interested in knowing what is involved in coordinating such a project, I'm
here to answer any questions you may have in this regard.

As noted above and in most of my reports, volunteers are the essence of the
Yizkor Book Project and although I try to mention and thank as many as I can
each time, I don't always get to everyone to credit or thank them. For this
reason, it was decided to put up an online list of the all the volunteers
who have worked/are working on some aspect of the Yizkor Book Project so
that in a central location they would receive some sort of recognition for
their participation in the project. The list now appears at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and whilst the list already includes around
200 names, it is clear that this is still a drop in the ocean of the names
of volunteers involved in the project. With time, we hope to add in all the
names of people who have also been there to help out so don't be
disheartened if you don't yet appear there.

Another aspect of the Yizkor Book Project supported by volunteers is the
YBIP Project (Yizkor Books in Print) and I am pleased to inform you that
this project is definitely on a roll and last week Joel Alpert, YBIP
Coordinator, noted that 115 books had already been sold since the project's
instigation some months back. You may see what books are now available for
purchase at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html and also what books
are being prepared for publishing and also how it's possible to get involved
yourself in this initiative.

The Yizkor Book Project is also greatly assisted by donations to one of the
Translation Funds that have been set up to pay for the professional
translation of these books. This past month, a further such project was
added to the growing list - this time for Dumbraveni (Dombroven), Moldova
and if you are able to help financially to this or any other of the 58
funds, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to see receive details of the translation projects are involved and their
proposal details.

As far as the May figures go, during this last month we have added these 8
new projects:

- Didymoteichon & Orestias, Greece (Birkenau: The Camp of Death)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Birkenau/Birkenau.html

- Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary (Hodmezovasarhely victims of fascism during the
Second World War)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hodmezovasarhely/Hodmezovasarhely.html

- Leova, Moldova (A Town in Eastern Europe: Leova (Bessarabia))
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Leova1/Leova1.html

- Lokachi, Ukraine (Lokatch (Poland) Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lokachi/lokachi.html

- Nagykallo, Hungary (The Tsadik of Kalov and His Community...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nagykallo/Nagykallo.html

- Ostrow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

- Skierniewice, Poland (The book of Skierniewice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Skierniewice/Skierniewice.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor Book in Memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Grebenau, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00132.html

- Ladyzhin, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
I) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00455.html

- Lauterbach, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00220.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume
VII) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00156.html

We have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.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

- Ivanava, Belarus (Yanow near Pinsk; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ivanovo/Ivanovo.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Paris 2012 newsletter 11 #southafrica

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive*
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

NEWSLETTER # 11 – May 30, 2012

***SIGN UP for COMPUTER WORKSHOPS (15 € -
http://www.paris2012.eu/products)***

***FAMILY TREE MAKER*** with Duff Wilson

**Getting STARTED with Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/15 at 2pm – Mac
07/16 at 2pm) :

This workshop will provide an introduction to Family Tree Maker and help you
learn basic concepts for getting started and building a family tree . This
is a beginner course for people who are not already familiar with Family
Tree Maker.

**Getting THE MOST out of Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/18 at 2pm – Mac
07/17 at 2pm)

This workshop will provide an overview of Family Tree Maker and teach
concepts such as tree building, adding and organizing media (photos,
documents, etc.), documenting source information, creating printed charts &
reports, and using Ancestry and other Internet resources to find more
information to grow your family tree. This is not a beginner course.

***MYHERITAGE: the ultimate genealogy super search engine*** with
Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage Super Search technology has been thoroughly updated recently.
Learn how this new technology works, and how it can benefit your research.
PC workshop 07/16 at 2pm

***INTRODUCTION to JEWISHGEN***: Computer Workshop with Debra
Kay-Blatt

An introduction to the use of the JewishGen website for those who are
beginners, including familiarization with search functions, databases, use
of the Family Finder and introduction to ShtetLinks pages. 07/16 at 4pm

***GETTING THE MOST of JEWISHGEN.org*** with Meredith Hoffman

Many people use one or another of the many tools on Jewishgen.org and are
not aware of the vast variety of resources and how to use them to optimize
their research. We survey the JewishGen Family Finder; reading, posting to,
and searching the Discussions Lists; the newly updated and immensely
valuable JewishGen FAQ; specific useful InfoFiles, 07/17 at 5pm

***Making the most of FAMILYSEARCH.org!*** With Todd Knowles

This workshop will show how best to find your Jewish ancestors at
www.familysearch.org. Familysearch is now home to hundreds of collections of
records >from all over the world, many with the original images attached.
Attendees will also learn how to access the genealogy wiki and helpful
training classes. 07/16 at 9am

***Break brick walls: use WORD and EXCEL to mine your data*** with
Rhoda Miller

Use Word and Excel to Mine Your Data Break through brick walls by
understanding your research better through technological organization with
easy-to-learn and use skill sets. Use Word and Excel to discover more from
information that has already been researched. Specific examples of uses of
Word tables and Excel spreadsheets will be offered. There will also be a
discussion involving securing data against loss or mismanagement. 07/16 at
11 am

***ORDER NOW THE AUDIO RECORDING OF THE LECTURES***

The lectures will be recorded by Conference Resource and proposed as a
single USB flash drive for € 129 (or $ 169) on site or after the conference.
If you preorder now you only pay € 117 (or $ 154).

So YOU WILL SAVE € 12 ($ 15)!
http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/32-iajgs-international-conference-on-jewish-genealogy-2012.aspx
[or http://tinyurl.com/6wadmtu]

***ORDER COPIES >from OUR LIBRARY***

We suggest you to order now and BEFORE JUNE 20, photocopies of the
documentation resources of the Cercle de Genealogie Juive. You will find
your order when you arrive to the Conference in the resource room and will
only have to pay the "Special conference rate" of € 0.20 instead of 0.25 €
per page.

To prepare your order, visit the homepage of CGJ. Click "Key information"
then on "Library", and finally ask for "Catalogue". You access the search
engine allowing you to choose the documents you want by location, author,
subject or title (http://www.genealoj.org/New/texte/page053.php).

Send your order to documentaliste@genealoj.org clearly specifying the
document number and the number of pages.

***TELL YOUR FRIENDS OR COUSINS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE***


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Yizkor Book Project, May 2012 #southafrica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, another month has passed and, as usual, quite a lot to report with quite
a few new books started.

Now, >from time to time, I receive emails asking why such and such Yizkor
Book only has a small amount of translated material. As I explain, each
time, the translations in the Yizkor Book Project are online through the
help of a great deal of volunteers who have either supported the
translations financially or have carried out the translations themselves.
There are around 700 books in the project and, unfortunately, not all the
books have coordinators and many books are still waiting for volunteers to
step forward to take on their translation coordination. If you are
interested in knowing what is involved in coordinating such a project, I'm
here to answer any questions you may have in this regard.

As noted above and in most of my reports, volunteers are the essence of the
Yizkor Book Project and although I try to mention and thank as many as I can
each time, I don't always get to everyone to credit or thank them. For this
reason, it was decided to put up an online list of the all the volunteers
who have worked/are working on some aspect of the Yizkor Book Project so
that in a central location they would receive some sort of recognition for
their participation in the project. The list now appears at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and whilst the list already includes around
200 names, it is clear that this is still a drop in the ocean of the names
of volunteers involved in the project. With time, we hope to add in all the
names of people who have also been there to help out so don't be
disheartened if you don't yet appear there.

Another aspect of the Yizkor Book Project supported by volunteers is the
YBIP Project (Yizkor Books in Print) and I am pleased to inform you that
this project is definitely on a roll and last week Joel Alpert, YBIP
Coordinator, noted that 115 books had already been sold since the project's
instigation some months back. You may see what books are now available for
purchase at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html and also what books
are being prepared for publishing and also how it's possible to get involved
yourself in this initiative.

The Yizkor Book Project is also greatly assisted by donations to one of the
Translation Funds that have been set up to pay for the professional
translation of these books. This past month, a further such project was
added to the growing list - this time for Dumbraveni (Dombroven), Moldova
and if you are able to help financially to this or any other of the 58
funds, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to see receive details of the translation projects are involved and their
proposal details.

As far as the May figures go, during this last month we have added these 8
new projects:

- Didymoteichon & Orestias, Greece (Birkenau: The Camp of Death)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Birkenau/Birkenau.html

- Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary (Hodmezovasarhely victims of fascism during the
Second World War)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hodmezovasarhely/Hodmezovasarhely.html

- Leova, Moldova (A Town in Eastern Europe: Leova (Bessarabia))
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Leova1/Leova1.html

- Lokachi, Ukraine (Lokatch (Poland) Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lokachi/lokachi.html

- Nagykallo, Hungary (The Tsadik of Kalov and His Community...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nagykallo/Nagykallo.html

- Ostrow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

- Skierniewice, Poland (The book of Skierniewice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Skierniewice/Skierniewice.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor Book in Memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Grebenau, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00132.html

- Ladyzhin, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
I) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00455.html

- Lauterbach, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00220.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume
VII) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00156.html

We have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.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

- Ivanava, Belarus (Yanow near Pinsk; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ivanovo/Ivanovo.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Paris 2012 newsletter 11 #southafrica

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive*
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

NEWSLETTER # 11 – May 30, 2012

***SIGN UP for COMPUTER WORKSHOPS (15 € -
http://www.paris2012.eu/products)***

***FAMILY TREE MAKER*** with Duff Wilson

**Getting STARTED with Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/15 at 2pm – Mac
07/16 at 2pm) :

This workshop will provide an introduction to Family Tree Maker and help you
learn basic concepts for getting started and building a family tree . This
is a beginner course for people who are not already familiar with Family
Tree Maker.

**Getting THE MOST out of Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/18 at 2pm – Mac
07/17 at 2pm)

This workshop will provide an overview of Family Tree Maker and teach
concepts such as tree building, adding and organizing media (photos,
documents, etc.), documenting source information, creating printed charts &
reports, and using Ancestry and other Internet resources to find more
information to grow your family tree. This is not a beginner course.

***MYHERITAGE: the ultimate genealogy super search engine*** with
Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage Super Search technology has been thoroughly updated recently.
Learn how this new technology works, and how it can benefit your research.
PC workshop 07/16 at 2pm

***INTRODUCTION to JEWISHGEN***: Computer Workshop with Debra
Kay-Blatt

An introduction to the use of the JewishGen website for those who are
beginners, including familiarization with search functions, databases, use
of the Family Finder and introduction to ShtetLinks pages. 07/16 at 4pm

***GETTING THE MOST of JEWISHGEN.org*** with Meredith Hoffman

Many people use one or another of the many tools on Jewishgen.org and are
not aware of the vast variety of resources and how to use them to optimize
their research. We survey the JewishGen Family Finder; reading, posting to,
and searching the Discussions Lists; the newly updated and immensely
valuable JewishGen FAQ; specific useful InfoFiles, 07/17 at 5pm

***Making the most of FAMILYSEARCH.org!*** With Todd Knowles

This workshop will show how best to find your Jewish ancestors at
www.familysearch.org. Familysearch is now home to hundreds of collections of
records >from all over the world, many with the original images attached.
Attendees will also learn how to access the genealogy wiki and helpful
training classes. 07/16 at 9am

***Break brick walls: use WORD and EXCEL to mine your data*** with
Rhoda Miller

Use Word and Excel to Mine Your Data Break through brick walls by
understanding your research better through technological organization with
easy-to-learn and use skill sets. Use Word and Excel to discover more from
information that has already been researched. Specific examples of uses of
Word tables and Excel spreadsheets will be offered. There will also be a
discussion involving securing data against loss or mismanagement. 07/16 at
11 am

***ORDER NOW THE AUDIO RECORDING OF THE LECTURES***

The lectures will be recorded by Conference Resource and proposed as a
single USB flash drive for € 129 (or $ 169) on site or after the conference.
If you preorder now you only pay € 117 (or $ 154).

So YOU WILL SAVE € 12 ($ 15)!
http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/32-iajgs-international-conference-on-jewish-genealogy-2012.aspx
[or http://tinyurl.com/6wadmtu]

***ORDER COPIES >from OUR LIBRARY***

We suggest you to order now and BEFORE JUNE 20, photocopies of the
documentation resources of the Cercle de Genealogie Juive. You will find
your order when you arrive to the Conference in the resource room and will
only have to pay the "Special conference rate" of € 0.20 instead of 0.25 €
per page.

To prepare your order, visit the homepage of CGJ. Click "Key information"
then on "Library", and finally ask for "Catalogue". You access the search
engine allowing you to choose the documents you want by location, author,
subject or title (http://www.genealoj.org/New/texte/page053.php).

Send your order to documentaliste@genealoj.org clearly specifying the
document number and the number of pages.

***TELL YOUR FRIENDS OR COUSINS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE***


Paris 2012 newsletter 11 #courland #latvia

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive*
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

NEWSLETTER # 11 – May 30, 2012

***SIGN UP for COMPUTER WORKSHOPS (15 € -
http://www.paris2012.eu/products)***

***FAMILY TREE MAKER*** with Duff Wilson

**Getting STARTED with Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/15 at 2pm – Mac
07/16 at 2pm) :

This workshop will provide an introduction to Family Tree Maker and help you
learn basic concepts for getting started and building a family tree . This
is a beginner course for people who are not already familiar with Family
Tree Maker.

**Getting THE MOST out of Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/18 at 2pm – Mac
07/17 at 2pm)

This workshop will provide an overview of Family Tree Maker and teach
concepts such as tree building, adding and organizing media (photos,
documents, etc.), documenting source information, creating printed charts &
reports, and using Ancestry and other Internet resources to find more
information to grow your family tree. This is not a beginner course.

***MYHERITAGE: the ultimate genealogy super search engine*** with
Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage Super Search technology has been thoroughly updated recently.
Learn how this new technology works, and how it can benefit your research.
PC workshop 07/16 at 2pm

***INTRODUCTION to JEWISHGEN***: Computer Workshop with Debra
Kay-Blatt

An introduction to the use of the JewishGen website for those who are
beginners, including familiarization with search functions, databases, use
of the Family Finder and introduction to ShtetLinks pages. 07/16 at 4pm

***GETTING THE MOST of JEWISHGEN.org*** with Meredith Hoffman

Many people use one or another of the many tools on Jewishgen.org and are
not aware of the vast variety of resources and how to use them to optimize
their research. We survey the JewishGen Family Finder; reading, posting to,
and searching the Discussions Lists; the newly updated and immensely
valuable JewishGen FAQ; specific useful InfoFiles, 07/17 at 5pm

***Making the most of FAMILYSEARCH.org!*** With Todd Knowles

This workshop will show how best to find your Jewish ancestors at
www.familysearch.org. Familysearch is now home to hundreds of collections of
records >from all over the world, many with the original images attached.
Attendees will also learn how to access the genealogy wiki and helpful
training classes. 07/16 at 9am

***Break brick walls: use WORD and EXCEL to mine your data*** with
Rhoda Miller

Use Word and Excel to Mine Your Data Break through brick walls by
understanding your research better through technological organization with
easy-to-learn and use skill sets. Use Word and Excel to discover more from
information that has already been researched. Specific examples of uses of
Word tables and Excel spreadsheets will be offered. There will also be a
discussion involving securing data against loss or mismanagement. 07/16 at
11 am

***ORDER NOW THE AUDIO RECORDING OF THE LECTURES***

The lectures will be recorded by Conference Resource and proposed as a
single USB flash drive for € 129 (or $ 169) on site or after the conference.
If you preorder now you only pay € 117 (or $ 154).

So YOU WILL SAVE € 12 ($ 15)!
http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/32-iajgs-international-conference-on-jewish-genealogy-2012.aspx
[or http://tinyurl.com/6wadmtu]

***ORDER COPIES >from OUR LIBRARY***

We suggest you to order now and BEFORE JUNE 20, photocopies of the
documentation resources of the Cercle de Genealogie Juive. You will find
your order when you arrive to the Conference in the resource room and will
only have to pay the "Special conference rate" of € 0.20 instead of 0.25 €
per page.

To prepare your order, visit the homepage of CGJ. Click "Key information"
then on "Library", and finally ask for "Catalogue". You access the search
engine allowing you to choose the documents you want by location, author,
subject or title (http://www.genealoj.org/New/texte/page053.php).

Send your order to documentaliste@genealoj.org clearly specifying the
document number and the number of pages.

***TELL YOUR FRIENDS OR COUSINS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE***


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Paris 2012 newsletter 11 #courland #latvia

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive*
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

NEWSLETTER # 11 – May 30, 2012

***SIGN UP for COMPUTER WORKSHOPS (15 € -
http://www.paris2012.eu/products)***

***FAMILY TREE MAKER*** with Duff Wilson

**Getting STARTED with Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/15 at 2pm – Mac
07/16 at 2pm) :

This workshop will provide an introduction to Family Tree Maker and help you
learn basic concepts for getting started and building a family tree . This
is a beginner course for people who are not already familiar with Family
Tree Maker.

**Getting THE MOST out of Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/18 at 2pm – Mac
07/17 at 2pm)

This workshop will provide an overview of Family Tree Maker and teach
concepts such as tree building, adding and organizing media (photos,
documents, etc.), documenting source information, creating printed charts &
reports, and using Ancestry and other Internet resources to find more
information to grow your family tree. This is not a beginner course.

***MYHERITAGE: the ultimate genealogy super search engine*** with
Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage Super Search technology has been thoroughly updated recently.
Learn how this new technology works, and how it can benefit your research.
PC workshop 07/16 at 2pm

***INTRODUCTION to JEWISHGEN***: Computer Workshop with Debra
Kay-Blatt

An introduction to the use of the JewishGen website for those who are
beginners, including familiarization with search functions, databases, use
of the Family Finder and introduction to ShtetLinks pages. 07/16 at 4pm

***GETTING THE MOST of JEWISHGEN.org*** with Meredith Hoffman

Many people use one or another of the many tools on Jewishgen.org and are
not aware of the vast variety of resources and how to use them to optimize
their research. We survey the JewishGen Family Finder; reading, posting to,
and searching the Discussions Lists; the newly updated and immensely
valuable JewishGen FAQ; specific useful InfoFiles, 07/17 at 5pm

***Making the most of FAMILYSEARCH.org!*** With Todd Knowles

This workshop will show how best to find your Jewish ancestors at
www.familysearch.org. Familysearch is now home to hundreds of collections of
records >from all over the world, many with the original images attached.
Attendees will also learn how to access the genealogy wiki and helpful
training classes. 07/16 at 9am

***Break brick walls: use WORD and EXCEL to mine your data*** with
Rhoda Miller

Use Word and Excel to Mine Your Data Break through brick walls by
understanding your research better through technological organization with
easy-to-learn and use skill sets. Use Word and Excel to discover more from
information that has already been researched. Specific examples of uses of
Word tables and Excel spreadsheets will be offered. There will also be a
discussion involving securing data against loss or mismanagement. 07/16 at
11 am

***ORDER NOW THE AUDIO RECORDING OF THE LECTURES***

The lectures will be recorded by Conference Resource and proposed as a
single USB flash drive for € 129 (or $ 169) on site or after the conference.
If you preorder now you only pay € 117 (or $ 154).

So YOU WILL SAVE € 12 ($ 15)!
http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/32-iajgs-international-conference-on-jewish-genealogy-2012.aspx
[or http://tinyurl.com/6wadmtu]

***ORDER COPIES >from OUR LIBRARY***

We suggest you to order now and BEFORE JUNE 20, photocopies of the
documentation resources of the Cercle de Genealogie Juive. You will find
your order when you arrive to the Conference in the resource room and will
only have to pay the "Special conference rate" of € 0.20 instead of 0.25 €
per page.

To prepare your order, visit the homepage of CGJ. Click "Key information"
then on "Library", and finally ask for "Catalogue". You access the search
engine allowing you to choose the documents you want by location, author,
subject or title (http://www.genealoj.org/New/texte/page053.php).

Send your order to documentaliste@genealoj.org clearly specifying the
document number and the number of pages.

***TELL YOUR FRIENDS OR COUSINS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE***


Yizkor Book Project, May 2012 #latvia #courland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, another month has passed and, as usual, quite a lot to report with quite
a few new books started.

Now, >from time to time, I receive emails asking why such and such Yizkor
Book only has a small amount of translated material. As I explain, each
time, the translations in the Yizkor Book Project are online through the
help of a great deal of volunteers who have either supported the
translations financially or have carried out the translations themselves.
There are around 700 books in the project and, unfortunately, not all the
books have coordinators and many books are still waiting for volunteers to
step forward to take on their translation coordination. If you are
interested in knowing what is involved in coordinating such a project, I'm
here to answer any questions you may have in this regard.

As noted above and in most of my reports, volunteers are the essence of the
Yizkor Book Project and although I try to mention and thank as many as I can
each time, I don't always get to everyone to credit or thank them. For this
reason, it was decided to put up an online list of the all the volunteers
who have worked/are working on some aspect of the Yizkor Book Project so
that in a central location they would receive some sort of recognition for
their participation in the project. The list now appears at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and whilst the list already includes around
200 names, it is clear that this is still a drop in the ocean of the names
of volunteers involved in the project. With time, we hope to add in all the
names of people who have also been there to help out so don't be
disheartened if you don't yet appear there.

Another aspect of the Yizkor Book Project supported by volunteers is the
YBIP Project (Yizkor Books in Print) and I am pleased to inform you that
this project is definitely on a roll and last week Joel Alpert, YBIP
Coordinator, noted that 115 books had already been sold since the project's
instigation some months back. You may see what books are now available for
purchase at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html and also what books
are being prepared for publishing and also how it's possible to get involved
yourself in this initiative.

The Yizkor Book Project is also greatly assisted by donations to one of the
Translation Funds that have been set up to pay for the professional
translation of these books. This past month, a further such project was
added to the growing list - this time for Dumbraveni (Dombroven), Moldova
and if you are able to help financially to this or any other of the 58
funds, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to see receive details of the translation projects are involved and their
proposal details.

As far as the May figures go, during this last month we have added these 8
new projects:

- Didymoteichon & Orestias, Greece (Birkenau: The Camp of Death)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Birkenau/Birkenau.html

- Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary (Hodmezovasarhely victims of fascism during the
Second World War)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hodmezovasarhely/Hodmezovasarhely.html

- Leova, Moldova (A Town in Eastern Europe: Leova (Bessarabia))
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Leova1/Leova1.html

- Lokachi, Ukraine (Lokatch (Poland) Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lokachi/lokachi.html

- Nagykallo, Hungary (The Tsadik of Kalov and His Community...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nagykallo/Nagykallo.html

- Ostrow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

- Skierniewice, Poland (The book of Skierniewice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Skierniewice/Skierniewice.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor Book in Memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Grebenau, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00132.html

- Ladyzhin, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
I) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00455.html

- Lauterbach, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00220.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume
VII) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00156.html

We have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.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

- Ivanava, Belarus (Yanow near Pinsk; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ivanovo/Ivanovo.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Yizkor Book Project, May 2012 #courland #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, another month has passed and, as usual, quite a lot to report with quite
a few new books started.

Now, >from time to time, I receive emails asking why such and such Yizkor
Book only has a small amount of translated material. As I explain, each
time, the translations in the Yizkor Book Project are online through the
help of a great deal of volunteers who have either supported the
translations financially or have carried out the translations themselves.
There are around 700 books in the project and, unfortunately, not all the
books have coordinators and many books are still waiting for volunteers to
step forward to take on their translation coordination. If you are
interested in knowing what is involved in coordinating such a project, I'm
here to answer any questions you may have in this regard.

As noted above and in most of my reports, volunteers are the essence of the
Yizkor Book Project and although I try to mention and thank as many as I can
each time, I don't always get to everyone to credit or thank them. For this
reason, it was decided to put up an online list of the all the volunteers
who have worked/are working on some aspect of the Yizkor Book Project so
that in a central location they would receive some sort of recognition for
their participation in the project. The list now appears at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and whilst the list already includes around
200 names, it is clear that this is still a drop in the ocean of the names
of volunteers involved in the project. With time, we hope to add in all the
names of people who have also been there to help out so don't be
disheartened if you don't yet appear there.

Another aspect of the Yizkor Book Project supported by volunteers is the
YBIP Project (Yizkor Books in Print) and I am pleased to inform you that
this project is definitely on a roll and last week Joel Alpert, YBIP
Coordinator, noted that 115 books had already been sold since the project's
instigation some months back. You may see what books are now available for
purchase at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html and also what books
are being prepared for publishing and also how it's possible to get involved
yourself in this initiative.

The Yizkor Book Project is also greatly assisted by donations to one of the
Translation Funds that have been set up to pay for the professional
translation of these books. This past month, a further such project was
added to the growing list - this time for Dumbraveni (Dombroven), Moldova
and if you are able to help financially to this or any other of the 58
funds, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to see receive details of the translation projects are involved and their
proposal details.

As far as the May figures go, during this last month we have added these 8
new projects:

- Didymoteichon & Orestias, Greece (Birkenau: The Camp of Death)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Birkenau/Birkenau.html

- Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary (Hodmezovasarhely victims of fascism during the
Second World War)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hodmezovasarhely/Hodmezovasarhely.html

- Leova, Moldova (A Town in Eastern Europe: Leova (Bessarabia))
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Leova1/Leova1.html

- Lokachi, Ukraine (Lokatch (Poland) Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lokachi/lokachi.html

- Nagykallo, Hungary (The Tsadik of Kalov and His Community...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nagykallo/Nagykallo.html

- Ostrow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

- Skierniewice, Poland (The book of Skierniewice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Skierniewice/Skierniewice.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor Book in Memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Grebenau, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00132.html

- Ladyzhin, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
I) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00455.html

- Lauterbach, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00220.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume
VII) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00156.html

We have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.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

- Ivanava, Belarus (Yanow near Pinsk; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ivanovo/Ivanovo.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Very Big News about the All Odessa Database #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hi everybody,


More than 43000 records have been recently added to the All Odessa Database:

- I've just indexed the Ellis Island Passenger Lists (28226 records) and the Tashkent Refugees List (14747 records).
- The Project of Census and Vital Records translation continue its normal way. There are already 335 documents and more than 3500 records and its number increases every week.

The correction of the index of the 1902-1903 Real Estate Directory is touching its end and will be soon also available online.

I remind you that the All Odessa Database is accessible at the Odessa KehilaLinks (http://kehilainks.jewishgen.org/odessa)

There are other big news coming soon so stay tuned :)

Ariel PARKANSKY
JewishGen, Odessa Town Leader


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Very Big News about the All Odessa Database #ukraine

Ariel Parkansky
 

Hi everybody,


More than 43000 records have been recently added to the All Odessa Database:

- I've just indexed the Ellis Island Passenger Lists (28226 records) and the Tashkent Refugees List (14747 records).
- The Project of Census and Vital Records translation continue its normal way. There are already 335 documents and more than 3500 records and its number increases every week.

The correction of the index of the 1902-1903 Real Estate Directory is touching its end and will be soon also available online.

I remind you that the All Odessa Database is accessible at the Odessa KehilaLinks (http://kehilainks.jewishgen.org/odessa)

There are other big news coming soon so stay tuned :)

Ariel PARKANSKY
JewishGen, Odessa Town Leader


Yizkor Book Project, May 2012 #general

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, another month has passed and, as usual, quite a lot to report with quite
a few new books started.

Now, >from time to time, I receive emails asking why such and such Yizkor
Book only has a small amount of translated material. As I explain, each
time, the translations in the Yizkor Book Project are online through the
help of a great deal of volunteers who have either supported the
translations financially or have carried out the translations themselves.
There are around 700 books in the project and, unfortunately, not all the
books have coordinators and many books are still waiting for volunteers to
step forward to take on their translation coordination. If you are
interested in knowing what is involved in coordinating such a project, I'm
here to answer any questions you may have in this regard.

As noted above and in most of my reports, volunteers are the essence of the
Yizkor Book Project and although I try to mention and thank as many as I can
each time, I don't always get to everyone to credit or thank them. For this
reason, it was decided to put up an online list of the all the volunteers
who have worked/are working on some aspect of the Yizkor Book Project so
that in a central location they would receive some sort of recognition for
their participation in the project. The list now appears at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and whilst the list already includes around
200 names, it is clear that this is still a drop in the ocean of the names
of volunteers involved in the project. With time, we hope to add in all the
names of people who have also been there to help out so don't be
disheartened if you don't yet appear there.

Another aspect of the Yizkor Book Project supported by volunteers is the
YBIP Project (Yizkor Books in Print) and I am pleased to inform you that
this project is definitely on a roll and last week Joel Alpert, YBIP
Coordinator, noted that 115 books had already been sold since the project's
instigation some months back. You may see what books are now available for
purchase at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html and also what books
are being prepared for publishing and also how it's possible to get involved
yourself in this initiative.

The Yizkor Book Project is also greatly assisted by donations to one of the
Translation Funds that have been set up to pay for the professional
translation of these books. This past month, a further such project was
added to the growing list - this time for Dumbraveni (Dombroven), Moldova
and if you are able to help financially to this or any other of the 58
funds, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to see receive details of the translation projects are involved and their
proposal details.

As far as the May figures go, during this last month we have added these 8
new projects:

- Didymoteichon & Orestias, Greece (Birkenau: The Camp of Death)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Birkenau/Birkenau.html

- Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary (Hodmezovasarhely victims of fascism during the
Second World War)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hodmezovasarhely/Hodmezovasarhely.html

- Leova, Moldova (A Town in Eastern Europe: Leova (Bessarabia))
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Leova1/Leova1.html

- Lokachi, Ukraine (Lokatch (Poland) Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lokachi/lokachi.html

- Nagykallo, Hungary (The Tsadik of Kalov and His Community...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nagykallo/Nagykallo.html

- Ostrow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

- Skierniewice, Poland (The book of Skierniewice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Skierniewice/Skierniewice.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor Book in Memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Grebenau, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00132.html

- Ladyzhin, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
I) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00455.html

- Lauterbach, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00220.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume
VII) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00156.html

We have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.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

- Ivanava, Belarus (Yanow near Pinsk; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ivanovo/Ivanovo.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, May 2012 #general

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, another month has passed and, as usual, quite a lot to report with quite
a few new books started.

Now, >from time to time, I receive emails asking why such and such Yizkor
Book only has a small amount of translated material. As I explain, each
time, the translations in the Yizkor Book Project are online through the
help of a great deal of volunteers who have either supported the
translations financially or have carried out the translations themselves.
There are around 700 books in the project and, unfortunately, not all the
books have coordinators and many books are still waiting for volunteers to
step forward to take on their translation coordination. If you are
interested in knowing what is involved in coordinating such a project, I'm
here to answer any questions you may have in this regard.

As noted above and in most of my reports, volunteers are the essence of the
Yizkor Book Project and although I try to mention and thank as many as I can
each time, I don't always get to everyone to credit or thank them. For this
reason, it was decided to put up an online list of the all the volunteers
who have worked/are working on some aspect of the Yizkor Book Project so
that in a central location they would receive some sort of recognition for
their participation in the project. The list now appears at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and whilst the list already includes around
200 names, it is clear that this is still a drop in the ocean of the names
of volunteers involved in the project. With time, we hope to add in all the
names of people who have also been there to help out so don't be
disheartened if you don't yet appear there.

Another aspect of the Yizkor Book Project supported by volunteers is the
YBIP Project (Yizkor Books in Print) and I am pleased to inform you that
this project is definitely on a roll and last week Joel Alpert, YBIP
Coordinator, noted that 115 books had already been sold since the project's
instigation some months back. You may see what books are now available for
purchase at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html and also what books
are being prepared for publishing and also how it's possible to get involved
yourself in this initiative.

The Yizkor Book Project is also greatly assisted by donations to one of the
Translation Funds that have been set up to pay for the professional
translation of these books. This past month, a further such project was
added to the growing list - this time for Dumbraveni (Dombroven), Moldova
and if you are able to help financially to this or any other of the 58
funds, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to see receive details of the translation projects are involved and their
proposal details.

As far as the May figures go, during this last month we have added these 8
new projects:

- Didymoteichon & Orestias, Greece (Birkenau: The Camp of Death)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Birkenau/Birkenau.html

- Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary (Hodmezovasarhely victims of fascism during the
Second World War)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hodmezovasarhely/Hodmezovasarhely.html

- Leova, Moldova (A Town in Eastern Europe: Leova (Bessarabia))
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Leova1/Leova1.html

- Lokachi, Ukraine (Lokatch (Poland) Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lokachi/lokachi.html

- Nagykallo, Hungary (The Tsadik of Kalov and His Community...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nagykallo/Nagykallo.html

- Ostrow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

- Skierniewice, Poland (The book of Skierniewice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Skierniewice/Skierniewice.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor Book in Memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Grebenau, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00132.html

- Ladyzhin, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
I) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00455.html

- Lauterbach, Germany (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Germany, Volume
III) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger3_00220.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume
VII) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00156.html

We have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.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

- Ivanava, Belarus (Yanow near Pinsk; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ivanovo/Ivanovo.html

- Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/musicians/musicians.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Paris 2012 newsletter 11 #general

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive*
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

NEWSLETTER # 11 – May 30, 2012

***SIGN UP for COMPUTER WORKSHOPS (15 € -
http://www.paris2012.eu/products)***

***FAMILY TREE MAKER*** with Duff Wilson

**Getting STARTED with Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/15 at 2pm – Mac
07/16 at 2pm) :

This workshop will provide an introduction to Family Tree Maker and help you
learn basic concepts for getting started and building a family tree . This
is a beginner course for people who are not already familiar with Family
Tree Maker.

**Getting THE MOST out of Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/18 at 2pm – Mac
07/17 at 2pm)

This workshop will provide an overview of Family Tree Maker and teach
concepts such as tree building, adding and organizing media (photos,
documents, etc.), documenting source information, creating printed charts &
reports, and using Ancestry and other Internet resources to find more
information to grow your family tree. This is not a beginner course.

***MYHERITAGE: the ultimate genealogy super search engine*** with
Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage Super Search technology has been thoroughly updated recently.
Learn how this new technology works, and how it can benefit your research.
PC workshop 07/16 at 2pm

***INTRODUCTION to JEWISHGEN***: Computer Workshop with Debra
Kay-Blatt

An introduction to the use of the JewishGen website for those who are
beginners, including familiarization with search functions, databases, use
of the Family Finder and introduction to ShtetLinks pages. 07/16 at 4pm

***GETTING THE MOST of JEWISHGEN.org*** with Meredith Hoffman

Many people use one or another of the many tools on Jewishgen.org and are
not aware of the vast variety of resources and how to use them to optimize
their research. We survey the JewishGen Family Finder; reading, posting to,
and searching the Discussions Lists; the newly updated and immensely
valuable JewishGen FAQ; specific useful InfoFiles, 07/17 at 5pm

***Making the most of FAMILYSEARCH.org!*** With Todd Knowles

This workshop will show how best to find your Jewish ancestors at
www.familysearch.org. Familysearch is now home to hundreds of collections of
records >from all over the world, many with the original images attached.
Attendees will also learn how to access the genealogy wiki and helpful
training classes. 07/16 at 9am

***Break brick walls: use WORD and EXCEL to mine your data*** with
Rhoda Miller

Use Word and Excel to Mine Your Data Break through brick walls by
understanding your research better through technological organization with
easy-to-learn and use skill sets. Use Word and Excel to discover more from
information that has already been researched. Specific examples of uses of
Word tables and Excel spreadsheets will be offered. There will also be a
discussion involving securing data against loss or mismanagement. 07/16 at
11 am

***ORDER NOW THE AUDIO RECORDING OF THE LECTURES***

The lectures will be recorded by Conference Resource and proposed as a
single USB flash drive for € 129 (or $ 169) on site or after the conference.
If you preorder now you only pay € 117 (or $ 154).

So YOU WILL SAVE € 12 ($ 15)!
http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/32-iajgs-international-conference-on-jewish-genealogy-2012.aspx
[or http://tinyurl.com/6wadmtu]

***ORDER COPIES >from OUR LIBRARY***

We suggest you to order now and BEFORE JUNE 20, photocopies of the
documentation resources of the Cercle de Genealogie Juive. You will find
your order when you arrive to the Conference in the resource room and will
only have to pay the "Special conference rate" of € 0.20 instead of 0.25 €
per page.

To prepare your order, visit the homepage of CGJ. Click "Key information"
then on "Library", and finally ask for "Catalogue". You access the search
engine allowing you to choose the documents you want by location, author,
subject or title (http://www.genealoj.org/New/texte/page053.php).

Send your order to documentaliste@genealoj.org clearly specifying the
document number and the number of pages.

***TELL YOUR FRIENDS OR COUSINS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE***


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Paris 2012 newsletter 11 #general

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive*
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )

NEWSLETTER # 11 – May 30, 2012

***SIGN UP for COMPUTER WORKSHOPS (15 € -
http://www.paris2012.eu/products)***

***FAMILY TREE MAKER*** with Duff Wilson

**Getting STARTED with Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/15 at 2pm – Mac
07/16 at 2pm) :

This workshop will provide an introduction to Family Tree Maker and help you
learn basic concepts for getting started and building a family tree . This
is a beginner course for people who are not already familiar with Family
Tree Maker.

**Getting THE MOST out of Family Tree Maker** (PC-Windows 07/18 at 2pm – Mac
07/17 at 2pm)

This workshop will provide an overview of Family Tree Maker and teach
concepts such as tree building, adding and organizing media (photos,
documents, etc.), documenting source information, creating printed charts &
reports, and using Ancestry and other Internet resources to find more
information to grow your family tree. This is not a beginner course.

***MYHERITAGE: the ultimate genealogy super search engine*** with
Daniel Horowitz

MyHeritage Super Search technology has been thoroughly updated recently.
Learn how this new technology works, and how it can benefit your research.
PC workshop 07/16 at 2pm

***INTRODUCTION to JEWISHGEN***: Computer Workshop with Debra
Kay-Blatt

An introduction to the use of the JewishGen website for those who are
beginners, including familiarization with search functions, databases, use
of the Family Finder and introduction to ShtetLinks pages. 07/16 at 4pm

***GETTING THE MOST of JEWISHGEN.org*** with Meredith Hoffman

Many people use one or another of the many tools on Jewishgen.org and are
not aware of the vast variety of resources and how to use them to optimize
their research. We survey the JewishGen Family Finder; reading, posting to,
and searching the Discussions Lists; the newly updated and immensely
valuable JewishGen FAQ; specific useful InfoFiles, 07/17 at 5pm

***Making the most of FAMILYSEARCH.org!*** With Todd Knowles

This workshop will show how best to find your Jewish ancestors at
www.familysearch.org. Familysearch is now home to hundreds of collections of
records >from all over the world, many with the original images attached.
Attendees will also learn how to access the genealogy wiki and helpful
training classes. 07/16 at 9am

***Break brick walls: use WORD and EXCEL to mine your data*** with
Rhoda Miller

Use Word and Excel to Mine Your Data Break through brick walls by
understanding your research better through technological organization with
easy-to-learn and use skill sets. Use Word and Excel to discover more from
information that has already been researched. Specific examples of uses of
Word tables and Excel spreadsheets will be offered. There will also be a
discussion involving securing data against loss or mismanagement. 07/16 at
11 am

***ORDER NOW THE AUDIO RECORDING OF THE LECTURES***

The lectures will be recorded by Conference Resource and proposed as a
single USB flash drive for € 129 (or $ 169) on site or after the conference.
If you preorder now you only pay € 117 (or $ 154).

So YOU WILL SAVE € 12 ($ 15)!
http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/32-iajgs-international-conference-on-jewish-genealogy-2012.aspx
[or http://tinyurl.com/6wadmtu]

***ORDER COPIES >from OUR LIBRARY***

We suggest you to order now and BEFORE JUNE 20, photocopies of the
documentation resources of the Cercle de Genealogie Juive. You will find
your order when you arrive to the Conference in the resource room and will
only have to pay the "Special conference rate" of € 0.20 instead of 0.25 €
per page.

To prepare your order, visit the homepage of CGJ. Click "Key information"
then on "Library", and finally ask for "Catalogue". You access the search
engine allowing you to choose the documents you want by location, author,
subject or title (http://www.genealoj.org/New/texte/page053.php).

Send your order to documentaliste@genealoj.org clearly specifying the
document number and the number of pages.

***TELL YOUR FRIENDS OR COUSINS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE***


International Jewish Genealogy Month Poster Extends Submission Due Date to June 15th #general

Nancy Adelson <nancyadelson@...>
 

The IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month Annual Poster/Flyer
Competition due date has been extended to midnight June 15, 2012.

Sadly, our IJGM website reflected the incorrect due date of June 15th. Since
that caused some confusion, we are honoring the web site posted date and
therefore extending the due date to June 15th. (It was June 3rd.) Please get
the word out to your family and friends!

You and your sponsoring Jewish Genealogical Society (who is an IAJGS Member)
may submit one or more entries. The entry creator is not required to be a
member of that society and there's no age requirement for the entry creator.
So get your kids, parents, cousins and friends to participate!

The artist creating the winning entry will receive free registration for the
July 2012 IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference in Paris, France. In addition,
both the winning artist and IAJGS Member Society will be acknowledged on the
poster, on the IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month website, and at
the July 2012 IAJGS conference. The winning artist and design will be
announced and the winning entry will be displayed for the first time at this
international conference and electronically shared with all conference
participants and IAJGS member organization presidents.

International Jewish Genealogy Month runs October 17 to November 14, 2012,
corresponding to the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. As the title indicates, it
celebrates and supports Jewish Genealogy.

For more details and the simple Poster/flyer entry form, please go to the
International Jewish Genealogy Month web site at
http://www.iajgs.org/jgmonth.html or email nancyadelson@comcast.net .

Here's your chance to share your talent and do a mitzvah! We can't wait to
see your entries!!

Have a wonderful week,

Nancy Adelson, Washington State
Chair of the IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month Committee

Carol Shkolnik, Ohio
Diane Wainwood, California
Garri Regev, Israel
Rabbi Gary Gans, New Jersey
Howard Morris, Massachusetts
Janice Sellers, California
Jeanette Rosenberg, United Kingdom
Joanne Clements, Arizona
Members of the IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen International Jewish Genealogy Month Poster Extends Submission Due Date to June 15th #general

Nancy Adelson <nancyadelson@...>
 

The IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month Annual Poster/Flyer
Competition due date has been extended to midnight June 15, 2012.

Sadly, our IJGM website reflected the incorrect due date of June 15th. Since
that caused some confusion, we are honoring the web site posted date and
therefore extending the due date to June 15th. (It was June 3rd.) Please get
the word out to your family and friends!

You and your sponsoring Jewish Genealogical Society (who is an IAJGS Member)
may submit one or more entries. The entry creator is not required to be a
member of that society and there's no age requirement for the entry creator.
So get your kids, parents, cousins and friends to participate!

The artist creating the winning entry will receive free registration for the
July 2012 IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference in Paris, France. In addition,
both the winning artist and IAJGS Member Society will be acknowledged on the
poster, on the IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month website, and at
the July 2012 IAJGS conference. The winning artist and design will be
announced and the winning entry will be displayed for the first time at this
international conference and electronically shared with all conference
participants and IAJGS member organization presidents.

International Jewish Genealogy Month runs October 17 to November 14, 2012,
corresponding to the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. As the title indicates, it
celebrates and supports Jewish Genealogy.

For more details and the simple Poster/flyer entry form, please go to the
International Jewish Genealogy Month web site at
http://www.iajgs.org/jgmonth.html or email nancyadelson@comcast.net .

Here's your chance to share your talent and do a mitzvah! We can't wait to
see your entries!!

Have a wonderful week,

Nancy Adelson, Washington State
Chair of the IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month Committee

Carol Shkolnik, Ohio
Diane Wainwood, California
Garri Regev, Israel
Rabbi Gary Gans, New Jersey
Howard Morris, Massachusetts
Janice Sellers, California
Jeanette Rosenberg, United Kingdom
Joanne Clements, Arizona
Members of the IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month Committee


Lester & Gladys Kaplan (nee Klein)-NY NJ #general

Cindy Potter-Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

New Yorkers and New Jersey folk....

Trying to locate Gladys Kaplan (nee Klein born circa 1929-1930). She
attended Julia Richman? High School and graduated City College of NY circa
1952. Lester died in 1997.
Had two sons Jeffrey and Scott. At one time lived on Yellowstone Blvd in
Queens and perhaps Forest Hills. Gladys had a younger brother.........given
name unknown.

Surely someone remembers her and knows her present location.

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Cindy Potter Taylor
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: Yiddish or Hebrew #general

Felicity Bartak
 

From: Phyllis Blumenfeld <feigele1@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 15:00:04 -0700 (PDT)

After suggesting that your aunt had called herself and was known as
'Jenny', I would like to add that she may well have had in mind the
bird's name of 'Jenny Wren' shortened as a suitable substitute for
'Zipporah'.

Felicity Bartak
Melbourne
Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lester & Gladys Kaplan (nee Klein)-NY NJ #general

Cindy Potter-Taylor <knife-princess@...>
 

New Yorkers and New Jersey folk....

Trying to locate Gladys Kaplan (nee Klein born circa 1929-1930). She
attended Julia Richman? High School and graduated City College of NY circa
1952. Lester died in 1997.
Had two sons Jeffrey and Scott. At one time lived on Yellowstone Blvd in
Queens and perhaps Forest Hills. Gladys had a younger brother.........given
name unknown.

Surely someone remembers her and knows her present location.

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Cindy Potter Taylor
Boynton Beach, FL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish or Hebrew #general

Felicity Bartak
 

From: Phyllis Blumenfeld <feigele1@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 15:00:04 -0700 (PDT)

After suggesting that your aunt had called herself and was known as
'Jenny', I would like to add that she may well have had in mind the
bird's name of 'Jenny Wren' shortened as a suitable substitute for
'Zipporah'.

Felicity Bartak
Melbourne
Australia

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