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(Lithuania) New York Times Article on Spending 36 Hours in Vilnius #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Times has both an article
[ http://tinyurl.com/q3veddt
- original url: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/travel/what-to-do-in-36-hours-in-vilnius-lithuania.html?_r=0
and a travel video [ http://tinyurl.com/n9gywuz
- original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/video/travel/100000003763741/36-hours-in-vilnius.html?emc=edit_ee_20150709&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=60516011 ]
on spending 36 hours in Vilnius.

It does mention, albeit briefly, under "history lesson" the country's
previous Jewish population, but the focus is what to see there in three
days. It is of interest to those who are researching Vilnius and may be
traveling there.

There are also links to 36-hours in Split, Croatia; Zagreb, Croatia;
Lima, Peru; and Chengdu, China.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR: There are also "36 Hours In" NYT articles on such other
cities of potential interest as Vienna, Casablanca and Strasbourg.
The complete list is at
http://www.nytimes.com/column/36-hours?action=click&contentCollection=Travel&module=Collection&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article
-- or at http://tinyurl.com/qdav2zt


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Lithuania) New York Times Article on Spending 36 Hours in Vilnius #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Times has both an article
[ http://tinyurl.com/q3veddt
- original url: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/travel/what-to-do-in-36-hours-in-vilnius-lithuania.html?_r=0
and a travel video [ http://tinyurl.com/n9gywuz
- original url:
http://www.nytimes.com/video/travel/100000003763741/36-hours-in-vilnius.html?emc=edit_ee_20150709&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=60516011 ]
on spending 36 hours in Vilnius.

It does mention, albeit briefly, under "history lesson" the country's
previous Jewish population, but the focus is what to see there in three
days. It is of interest to those who are researching Vilnius and may be
traveling there.

There are also links to 36-hours in Split, Croatia; Zagreb, Croatia;
Lima, Peru; and Chengdu, China.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

MODERATOR: There are also "36 Hours In" NYT articles on such other
cities of potential interest as Vienna, Casablanca and Strasbourg.
The complete list is at
http://www.nytimes.com/column/36-hours?action=click&contentCollection=Travel&module=Collection&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article
-- or at http://tinyurl.com/qdav2zt


ViewMate translation request-French #general

Fred Half
 

I've posted a vital record in French for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=41134

It is a small portion of a marriage vital record. Please provide a
complete translation and please respond via the form provided in
the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Fred Half
Palo Alto, CA USA
fredhalf@...

MODERATOR: Family names associated with Fred's record are UHRI
and FEISTEL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request-French #general

Fred Half
 

I've posted a vital record in French for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=41134

It is a small portion of a marriage vital record. Please provide a
complete translation and please respond via the form provided in
the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Fred Half
Palo Alto, CA USA
fredhalf@...

MODERATOR: Family names associated with Fred's record are UHRI
and FEISTEL


IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I am very happy to let you know that Judy Baston won this year's IAJGS
Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was announced and bestowed at the
Banquet in Jerusalem on Thursday evening, July 9.

Judy is very involved in numerous genealogy organizations besides LitvakSIG.
The inscription on the award reads: "In recognition of Judy's tireless work
as: a LitvakSIG board member; moderator of the LitvakSIG Discussion Group;
membership of the JRI-Poland Board; Lomza Archive Coordinator; and moderator
of the Lodz Area Research Group and BialyGen discussion groups. Judy was
also involved in editing/proofreading Yizkor Book translations for
Ciechanowiec, Eisiskes and Ostrow Mazowiecka, and is a sought after
speaker."

Judy is also District Coordinator of the Lida and Oshmiany District Research
Groups of LitvakSIG and the moderator of the JRI-Poland discussion Group. I
probably missed something, so I apologize in advance.

In her "spare" time back home in California, Judy is very involved with the
Jewish Community Library of San Francisco where she volunteers and helps
conduct monthly genealogy workshops.

I am very proud to call Judy my friend and to say Mazel Tov!

Eden Joachim
President


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award #lithuania

Eden Joachim <esjoachim@...>
 

I am very happy to let you know that Judy Baston won this year's IAJGS
Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was announced and bestowed at the
Banquet in Jerusalem on Thursday evening, July 9.

Judy is very involved in numerous genealogy organizations besides LitvakSIG.
The inscription on the award reads: "In recognition of Judy's tireless work
as: a LitvakSIG board member; moderator of the LitvakSIG Discussion Group;
membership of the JRI-Poland Board; Lomza Archive Coordinator; and moderator
of the Lodz Area Research Group and BialyGen discussion groups. Judy was
also involved in editing/proofreading Yizkor Book translations for
Ciechanowiec, Eisiskes and Ostrow Mazowiecka, and is a sought after
speaker."

Judy is also District Coordinator of the Lida and Oshmiany District Research
Groups of LitvakSIG and the moderator of the JRI-Poland discussion Group. I
probably missed something, so I apologize in advance.

In her "spare" time back home in California, Judy is very involved with the
Jewish Community Library of San Francisco where she volunteers and helps
conduct monthly genealogy workshops.

I am very proud to call Judy my friend and to say Mazel Tov!

Eden Joachim
President


My file is on ViewMate: A gravestone in Hebrew #general

Lin <lin2@...>
 

My viewmate file is my grandfather, Max LEVI's, headstone.
It is all in Hebrew except for his name and birth and death
dates. I'd like a complete translation. Thank you so very
much. I so appreciate it.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=41085

Thank you so very much.

Sincerely,
Lin Herz
Palm Bay, Florida

MODERATOR: Please communicate with Lin directly or via the
form included in the ViewMate program.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My file is on ViewMate: A gravestone in Hebrew #general

Lin <lin2@...>
 

My viewmate file is my grandfather, Max LEVI's, headstone.
It is all in Hebrew except for his name and birth and death
dates. I'd like a complete translation. Thank you so very
much. I so appreciate it.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=41085

Thank you so very much.

Sincerely,
Lin Herz
Palm Bay, Florida

MODERATOR: Please communicate with Lin directly or via the
form included in the ViewMate program.


Blogs about the IAJGS conference #general

Emily Garber
 

I have published a blog post that will be updated daily compiling all
the blog posts >from those in attendance at IAJGS 2015 Jerusalem. These
are not conference-sanctioned posts, but posts >from participants.

http://extrayad.blogspot.co.il/2015/07/iajgs-2015-blogger-compendium.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/pytwqks - MODERATOR]

Please check back daily - and for several days after the conference is
over - as additional posts are added.

Emily Garber


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Blogs about the IAJGS conference #general

Emily Garber
 

I have published a blog post that will be updated daily compiling all
the blog posts >from those in attendance at IAJGS 2015 Jerusalem. These
are not conference-sanctioned posts, but posts >from participants.

http://extrayad.blogspot.co.il/2015/07/iajgs-2015-blogger-compendium.html
[or http://tinyurl.com/pytwqks - MODERATOR]

Please check back daily - and for several days after the conference is
over - as additional posts are added.

Emily Garber


Sculeni - Jewish Cemetery? #romania

Carol Hochstadt
 

Some time ago, a Romanian tour guide with whom I was emailing told me
that the Jewish cemetery in Sculeni had been destroyed in 1970. I
just found an article >from 2009 (online) saying that the Iasi Jewish
community is responsible for the Jewish cemetery in Sculeni; this
makes me think that perhaps the tour guide was misinformed - and that
there is some hope of locating the cemetery.

My GREENBERG/GRUNBERG family originated in Sculeni, and I have a
relative who may be able to visit there. It would be very helpful to
know whether the relative should search for a cemetery. I found some
references to a Jewish cemetery in Chisinau - perhaps used by people
from Sculeni, but this was unclear.
I would be most appreciative to receive any information on this subject!
Carol Hochstadt
Salt Lake City, UT


Romania SIG #Romania Sculeni - Jewish Cemetery? #romania

Carol Hochstadt
 

Some time ago, a Romanian tour guide with whom I was emailing told me
that the Jewish cemetery in Sculeni had been destroyed in 1970. I
just found an article >from 2009 (online) saying that the Iasi Jewish
community is responsible for the Jewish cemetery in Sculeni; this
makes me think that perhaps the tour guide was misinformed - and that
there is some hope of locating the cemetery.

My GREENBERG/GRUNBERG family originated in Sculeni, and I have a
relative who may be able to visit there. It would be very helpful to
know whether the relative should search for a cemetery. I found some
references to a Jewish cemetery in Chisinau - perhaps used by people
from Sculeni, but this was unclear.
I would be most appreciative to receive any information on this subject!
Carol Hochstadt
Salt Lake City, UT


Yizkor Book Project, July 2015 #latinamerica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As you will see below, the Yizkor Book Project added in quite a few new
projects over the previous month. I would like point out two of these in
particular - the first, a book prepared by Melvyn Conroy on eugenics and how
it relates to the Holocaust - an amazing document and the second book, an
amazing document for different reasons, written by a Holocaust survivor,
Mordechai Lustig >from Novy Sacz, which has been translated and kindly
donated to our project by Bill Liebner.

June 2015, also saw the culmination of 15 years of dedicated work by Suzanne
Scheraga as the book she has coordinated over all those years - the Goniadz
Yizkor book "Our Hometown Goniondz" - has now been completely translated and
appears online. My congratulations go out to Suzanne for pressing on
regardless and seeing her goal achieved, bringing undoubted benefit to those
of you with roots in this community.

And on complete translations - we have kindly received the complete
translation >from Nathen Gabriel of the Ternivka, Ukraine Yizkor Book - "Our
town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a monument" - which is also now
completely online. With two additional books added to our "completed
projects" list, we now have well over 100 such projects online and,
hopefully, within the next few months a number of other projects will join
this group. Yes, the work goes on with volunteer and paid translators
continuing their important work every month, and through them, we meet our
goals.

Finally, for those attending the IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem, I wish you a
rewarding and enjoyable experience and for those who plan to be at the
Yizkor Book Birds of a Feather meeting on Thursday the 9th, I definitely
look forward to meeting up with you.

Now to facts and figures for July.

During this last month we have added in 7 new projects:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Bardejov remembered)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bardejov/Bardejov.html

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

- Bulgaria (Bulgarian Jewry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bulgaria/bulgaria.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah
Survivor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

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

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bobrka, Ukraine (Boiberke Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobrka/bobrka.html

- Cakovec, Croatia (Holocaust scroll of the holy community of Cakovec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Cakovec/Cakovec.html

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

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

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

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Oskar Schindler: Stepping Stone to Life
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/schindler/schindler.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Salaj (Region), Romania (Memorial Book of Salaj-Szilagy Jewry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/salaj/salaj.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

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

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

- Ternivka, Ukraine (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a
monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized July 11 - July 25 2015
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

This is the third class in the Value Added Series. It is free to
those of you who have contributed $100. to the General Fund in the
past 12 months. It is now open for registration.

Basic 3 - Let's Get Organized!
Drowning in Paper?

Time to get your genealogical projects organized?

JewishGen offers a two week course with 10 easy lessons on files
and folders, handling your media files, getting ready to publish
and much more. This course is open 24/7 on the private JewishGen
forum. Here you can download the lessons and work on the exercises
at your own speed.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.
Registration limited.

For questions, please email Nancy Holden, Instructor
nholden@...


KehilaLinks Project Report for May / June 2015 #latinamerica

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting=
=20
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a=20
valuable resource for future generations of their descendants:

Druskininkai (Drosknik, Druskiniki), Lithuania
Created by Eli Rabinowitz=20
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/druskininkai
~~~=20

Ozeryany (Aziran, Koloniya Ozerany), Ukraine
Created by Roy Gerber
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ozeryany/=20

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Chepa (Csepe, Cepa), (S-C), Ukraine=20
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Chepa/
~~~

Edeleny, Hungary
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Edeleny/Edeleny.html
~~~

Hotin (Khotin, Khotyn) (B)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Hotin/
~~~

Husi (Khush) Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/husi/
~~~

Il'nytsia (Iloncza, Ilnice), (S-C), Ukraine=20
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ilnytsia/
~~~

Irshava (Ilosva, Irsava), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Irshava/
~~~

Kraziai (Krozh), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kraziai/
~~~

Kosice (Kassau, Kashoi), Slovakia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kosice/
~~~

Nyzhnya Apsha (Alsoapsa, Nizni Apsa), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nyzhnya_Apsha/
~~~

Plonsk (Plintsk), POland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Plonsk/
~~~
=20
Velyikyiy Bychkiv (Nagybocsko), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Velyikyiy_Bychkiv/
~~~
=20
Vil'khivtsy (Irhocz, Vulchovce), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Vilkhivtsy/
~~~

ORPHAN WEBPAGES
=20
Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer=20
able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts and wish=20
them luck on their future endeavors. The following webpages are=20
"orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamennyy_Brod/
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpages was adopted:

Alytus (Olita)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Alytus/alite.html
~~~

Birzai (Birzh), Ukraine
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/birzai/Home.html
~~~

Kaisiadorys (Koshedar) =20
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Koshedar/Koshedar.html
~~~

Kapciamiestis (Kopcheve)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kopcheve/kopcheve.html
~~~

Klaipeda (Memel)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/memel/Home.html
~~~

Kybartai (Kibart)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kibart/Kibart.html
~~~

Marijampole (Mariampol)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/mariampol/mariampol.html
~~~

Kudirkos Naumiestis (Naishtot)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Naishtot/naishtot.html
~~~

Panevezys (Ponavesh)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Panevezys/ponievez.html
~~~

Varena (Aran)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/aran/aran.html

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us at:
<bloch@...>

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated=20
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.=20

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


Latin America #LatinAmerica Yizkor Book Project, July 2015 #latinamerica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As you will see below, the Yizkor Book Project added in quite a few new
projects over the previous month. I would like point out two of these in
particular - the first, a book prepared by Melvyn Conroy on eugenics and how
it relates to the Holocaust - an amazing document and the second book, an
amazing document for different reasons, written by a Holocaust survivor,
Mordechai Lustig >from Novy Sacz, which has been translated and kindly
donated to our project by Bill Liebner.

June 2015, also saw the culmination of 15 years of dedicated work by Suzanne
Scheraga as the book she has coordinated over all those years - the Goniadz
Yizkor book "Our Hometown Goniondz" - has now been completely translated and
appears online. My congratulations go out to Suzanne for pressing on
regardless and seeing her goal achieved, bringing undoubted benefit to those
of you with roots in this community.

And on complete translations - we have kindly received the complete
translation >from Nathen Gabriel of the Ternivka, Ukraine Yizkor Book - "Our
town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a monument" - which is also now
completely online. With two additional books added to our "completed
projects" list, we now have well over 100 such projects online and,
hopefully, within the next few months a number of other projects will join
this group. Yes, the work goes on with volunteer and paid translators
continuing their important work every month, and through them, we meet our
goals.

Finally, for those attending the IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem, I wish you a
rewarding and enjoyable experience and for those who plan to be at the
Yizkor Book Birds of a Feather meeting on Thursday the 9th, I definitely
look forward to meeting up with you.

Now to facts and figures for July.

During this last month we have added in 7 new projects:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Bardejov remembered)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bardejov/Bardejov.html

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

- Bulgaria (Bulgarian Jewry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bulgaria/bulgaria.html

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah
Survivor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

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

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bobrka, Ukraine (Boiberke Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobrka/bobrka.html

- Cakovec, Croatia (Holocaust scroll of the holy community of Cakovec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Cakovec/Cakovec.html

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

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

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

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Oskar Schindler: Stepping Stone to Life
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/schindler/schindler.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Salaj (Region), Romania (Memorial Book of Salaj-Szilagy Jewry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/salaj/salaj.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

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

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

- Ternivka, Ukraine (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a
monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Latin America #LatinAmerica JewishGen Education offers new value added course Basic 3: Let's Get Organized! #latinamerica

Nancy Holden
 

Basic 3: getting Organized July 11 - July 25 2015
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

This is the third class in the Value Added Series. It is free to
those of you who have contributed $100. to the General Fund in the
past 12 months. It is now open for registration.

Basic 3 - Let's Get Organized!
Drowning in Paper?

Time to get your genealogical projects organized?

JewishGen offers a two week course with 10 easy lessons on files
and folders, handling your media files, getting ready to publish
and much more. This course is open 24/7 on the private JewishGen
forum. Here you can download the lessons and work on the exercises
at your own speed.

Tuition for this class is $18. The fee will be waived if you
qualify for JewishGen's Value Added Services, having made a $100
donation to JewishGen's General Fund within the past 12 months.
Registration limited.

For questions, please email Nancy Holden, Instructor
nholden@...


Latin America #LatinAmerica KehilaLinks Project Report for May / June 2015 #latinamerica

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting=
=20
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a=20
valuable resource for future generations of their descendants:

Druskininkai (Drosknik, Druskiniki), Lithuania
Created by Eli Rabinowitz=20
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/druskininkai
~~~=20

Ozeryany (Aziran, Koloniya Ozerany), Ukraine
Created by Roy Gerber
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ozeryany/=20

KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Chepa (Csepe, Cepa), (S-C), Ukraine=20
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Chepa/
~~~

Edeleny, Hungary
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Edeleny/Edeleny.html
~~~

Hotin (Khotin, Khotyn) (B)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Hotin/
~~~

Husi (Khush) Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/husi/
~~~

Il'nytsia (Iloncza, Ilnice), (S-C), Ukraine=20
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Ilnytsia/
~~~

Irshava (Ilosva, Irsava), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Irshava/
~~~

Kraziai (Krozh), Lithuania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kraziai/
~~~

Kosice (Kassau, Kashoi), Slovakia
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kosice/
~~~

Nyzhnya Apsha (Alsoapsa, Nizni Apsa), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nyzhnya_Apsha/
~~~

Plonsk (Plintsk), POland
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Plonsk/
~~~
=20
Velyikyiy Bychkiv (Nagybocsko), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Velyikyiy_Bychkiv/
~~~
=20
Vil'khivtsy (Irhocz, Vulchovce), (S-C), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Vilkhivtsy/
~~~

ORPHAN WEBPAGES
=20
Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer=20
able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts and wish=20
them luck on their future endeavors. The following webpages are=20
"orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Kamennyy Brod, Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kamennyy_Brod/
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpages was adopted:

Alytus (Olita)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Alytus/alite.html
~~~

Birzai (Birzh), Ukraine
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/birzai/Home.html
~~~

Kaisiadorys (Koshedar) =20
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Koshedar/Koshedar.html
~~~

Kapciamiestis (Kopcheve)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kopcheve/kopcheve.html
~~~

Klaipeda (Memel)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/memel/Home.html
~~~

Kybartai (Kibart)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kibart/Kibart.html
~~~

Marijampole (Mariampol)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/mariampol/mariampol.html
~~~

Kudirkos Naumiestis (Naishtot)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Naishtot/naishtot.html
~~~

Panevezys (Ponavesh)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Panevezys/ponievez.html
~~~

Varena (Aran)
Created by Joseph Rosin z"l (webmaster: Joel Alpert)
Adopted by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/aran/aran.html

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us at:
<bloch@...>

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated=20
volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.=20

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator


5th Meeting of JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG in Jerusalem, Israel #subcarpathia

Marshall Katz
 

SUBJECT: 5th Meeting of JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG in Jerusalem, Israel

INTRODUCTION: IAJGS held its 35th annual Jewish genealogy conference in
Jerusalem, Israel, during the period of 6-10 July 2015. We would like
to express our appreciation to the IAJGS, IGRA and IGS.

Thanks for a memorable conference.

MEETING MINUTES:

The JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG meeting was held on 6 July 2012 (2 p.m.
to 3 p.m.) and we were very pleased to have 30 people attend the
meeting >from France, Israel, Belgium, USA, Australia, Canada and
elsewhere. The meeting began with a power point presentation.

Everyone attending the meeting was given a business card with the web
site address of the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG "Portal" web site, a
brochure describing the Museum of Sub-Carpathia Jewry located in
Berehove (Beregszasz) and a survey form.

I would like to thank Preeva TRAMIEL for taking notes for me during
the presentation.

I. INTRODUCTIONS. The meeting began with introductions where each
person stated their name, where they were from, their ancestral
towns and villages, the SURNAMES they were researching and other
general comments.

In attendance was a 95-year-old man who lives in Haifa today, but
was born in Munkacs (Mukacheve). One week before the conference,
I met him in Mukacheve during his visit there with his family. He
was my guest for the meeting.

Also in attendance was a representative of the "All Carpathian
Yiden" Facebook group, representing over 2,000 Jews world-wide
who formerly lived in Sub-Carpathia, including some survivors.
Most of the members are children of survivors. They are building
a Holocaust memorial to Carpathian Jews in the Ben Shemen Forest,
Israel and if you are inspired to help them financially, contact
me privately and I will provide you with their contact information.

The Shalom Foundation of Beregszasz/Berehove has completed much of
the restoration of the small synagogue and a "Museum of Carpathian
Jewry" has been established on the second floor of the synagogue.
Some work remains to be done, such as installing pavers around the
perimeter of the synagogue. If you are inspired to help them
financially, contact me privately and I will provide you with their
contact information. Their web site is:

< http://www.shalom.org.ua >

II. WHY A SUB-CARPATHIA SIG

JewishGen has many groups devoted to our former ancestral countries.
However, Sub-Carpathia found itself today outside the purview of
these countries based upon genealogical criteria, they being:

- The genealogy (and JewishGen) standard requires genealogists
to use current names of villages and towns-today in Ukraine-which
further isolates and causes confusion.

- Ukraine SIG addresses only those towns and gubernias (districts)
of the pre-1919 Russian Empire, hence Sub-Carpathia is not within its
scope despite being located in Ukraine today.

- Sub-Carpathia was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,
Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and,
today, is erroneously included in Hungary SIG, despite it not being
part of Hungary today.

- These issues cause great frustration for researchers with roots
in Sub-Carpathia Ukraine, who wish to obtain specific information on
their region.

- The Sub-Carpathia SIG was established to fill the gaps left by
Hungary SIG and Ukraine SIG.

Lastly, I am often asked why we call ourselves Sub-Carpathia SIG
rather than Transcarpathia SIG:

- Under Soviet rule, until 1991, Russia, Poland and other countries
looked "over" the Carpathian Mountains at our area, hence the archaic
term, "Transcarpathia."

- Today, as independent Ukraine, the terminology used is "under"
the Carpathian mountains, hence the term "Sub-Carpathia," the way all
Carpathians (and Hungary, Slovakia and Romania) view our area.

III. KEHILALINKS: I expressed my personal interest in creating a web
site for every village or town that had a Jewish cemetery in
Sub-Carpathia Ukraine. Later, time permitting, I may make a KehilaLink
web site for those villages and towns without a cemetery, but with
a Jewish presence.

I always contact everyone listed in JewishGen's Family Finder to
inform them that I am creating a web site for their shtetl and ask
them to participate in its development by contributing content---to
enrich the web site---to make it interesting for current and future
researchers. KehilaLink web sites mainly deal with the pre-war
Hungarian and Czechoslovak periods and, as far as the present-day
is concerned, there are also suggested items.

Currently, there are 218 Sub-Carpathia KehilaLink web sites hosted
by JewishGen for towns and villages, with a Jewish cemetery, including
cemetery views and all of the tombstones which are transcribed.
urthermore, since we have world-wide interest in Sub-Carpathia, all
of the web sites can be translated to the language of one's choice.

The complete list of content desired and those Sub-Carpathia
KehilaLink web sites that are completed or in-progress may be found
on the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG web site. If you have content for
any of the existing web sites, please contact the site owner via the
e-mail contact on the web site.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia >/
(CLICK: "KehilaLinks" in the site menu, top of the page)

IV. TRANSCRIPTION OF TOMBSTONES:

I am happy to report, through the dedication of volunteers, that we
are 97% complete in transcribing tombstones photographed between
2011 and 2015. The largest cemetery in Sub-Carpathia is in Uzhhorod
(Ungvar) and has five very large sections; we have completed two
sections and a third is in progress. I will know the total number
of tombstone images once we finish Uzhhorod, but at present, I have
photographed over 22,000 tombstones.

If you remember in my earlier trip reports, the Uhlya (Uglya)
cemetery was not maintained for several years and looked like
Jurassic Park" with weeds taller than the high walls surrounding
it. I paid $640 to clear the cemetery so I could photograph the
tombstones therein. They are now on the KehilaLink web site.

IV. ARCHIVAL RECORDS:

The archive personnel do not perform research and the earlier
Auslander list of holdings is no longer valid, as everything has
been renumbered and books are missing. In 2013, the ZAGs destroyed
duplicate records but, as I later learned, many could have been
the only record as nobody in the ZAGs checked to see if they were
actually duplicates.

This is the first time I am mentioning this on this mail list:

Through a few JewishGen donations, my personal funds and mostly
from ex-pat Carpathian sponsors, these are the records I have at
this time:

- All Rabbinical birth/marriage/death records, 1830-1895
- 1869 Census (not Zemplin county, except for Sobrance)
- Records filmed by the LDS
- Most Civil records, 1895-1930
- Hungarian Gendarmerie ghetto confiscation records

It should be clearly understood that Hungary SIG was not involved
with my efforts on behalf of Sub-Carpathia SIG and Sub-Carpathia
researchers.

No JewishGen volunteers are needed to do transcriptions (due to
legal implications regarding the images while, at the same time,
avoiding the risk of their unauthorized circulation).

A team of native language transcribers to begin the transcription
of records when sufficient funds are received >from donations. A
separate e-mail will be sent to all researchers regarding donating
towards the transcription of records. Do not e-mail me now.

Analysis of the records indicates that, as the rabbis traveled
around, they recorded the information (birth/marriage/death) in
the register of the town nearest to where they were at the time.

While one may have a date of birth, marriage or death, it may
have been registered many years later or not at all. For example,
Rabbi SPIRA of Munkacs (Mukacheve) was married, in 1938, but
his marriage was not recorded until 1941.

In 1941, the Jewish population of Sub-Carpathia had great
difficulties proving Hungarian citizenship to avoid expulsion
to the Nazi-occupied Ukrainian territory of Kamenets-Podolski,
where most were eventually murdered.

Many religious marriages were never recorded, or recorded much
later, making research difficult.

During this same period, some families changed their surnames
to the mother's maiden name to keep >from being deported to
Kamenets-Podolski---which was only a temporary reprieve, as
all Jews were deported in 1944.

This information is provided in advance so as to avoid any
eventual disappointments when particular records are not found.

V. TRIP REPORTS:

Briefly, >from 5 April to 5 July 2015, I visited over 65
villages for the first time and I passed through others for
the second or multiple times. During this period, I found
eight more cemeteries and three mass graves.

My 2015 Trip report, "Tour de Carpat," was sent to the
mail list. However, my 2011-2015 trip reports may be found
at the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG web site.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia >
[SEE Travel Planning/Trip Reports]

VI. PROJECTS:

1. Gazetteer of Sub-Carpathian villages and towns,
linked to a map, by former Hungarian or present Ukrainian name
2. Transcription of the Velikiy Bereznyy mohel book
3. Translation of the Vynogradiv yizkor book
4. Transcription of tombstones >from 2011-2015 trips (97% complete)
5. Providing guidance for travel to/>from Sub-Carpathia
6. Transcription of vital records
7. Creating a Chevra Kadisha book for the Berehove cemetery
8. Support for the Sub-Carpathia Museum of Jewish History and the
Shalom Foundation
9. Transcription of a List of Names of deportees >from Sub-Carpathia
10. Transcription of Hungarian Gendarmerie ghetto confiscation records
11. New KehilaLink web sites >from the 2015 trip

VII. OPEN DISCUSSION: The open discussion period was very informative
and there were many questions, as follows:

a. Was Dubove included as a place with a cemetery? Yes.

b. How did the mohel books work? The mohel recorded the names of
all the boys in a ledger, but we only have a ledger for one town,
Velikiy Bereznyy.

c. What is the difference between rabbinical and civil vital
records? Traveling rabbis recorded the information in the next
largest town or their home town, and they are all Jewish. Civil
records include the entire population, with Jewish entries mixed
in with everyone else.

d. How did I get the Gendarmerie Records of Confiscations?
Permission was granted to me and it cost me $2,000. for a copy
of them which I paid myself.

e. What about the ZAGs destroying records? I didn't learn
about it until a week after the event. Had someone notified
me immediately---since I was in Ukraine at the time---I would
have gone "garbage picking" for sure.

f. Are the Sub-Carpathia records safe? I presume so, but
some may be missing.

g. Regarding the 1869 census, do you have it for Ung megye
and what is the status of that project? I have it for Ung
megye and this project awaits funding.

h. There's a lady >from Beregszasz who lives in Haifa and
she doesn't want to talk to a relative(?); what can be done?
There were several suggestions made but, foremost, is to
take her to the All Carpathian Yiden picnic in Ben Shemen
Forest where there are numerous people >from Beregszasz in
attendance. This might break the ice by meeting others from
Beregszasz.

i. When will transcription of vital records occur? This
project also awaits funding which will be discussed in a
separate message to be sent to all Sub-Carpathia
researchers at a later date.

VIII. NEXT YEAR: The 36th IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference
will occur 7-12 August 2016, in Seattle, Washington, hosted
by IAJGS and JGS of Washington State and Oregon. Several
people mentioned they would be attending and others said
it was too early to decide.

IX. LIST GROUP: Information of interest to all Sub-Carpathia
researchers, especially with regard to vital records, will
be sent out to the Sub-Carpathia SIG mail list. If you know
of someone not subscribed to our SIG mail list, please refer
them to the Sub-Carpathia SIG web site:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia >
(CLICK: "Research Group" in the left-hand column)

The meeting ended at approximately 3 p.m.

Any follow-up questions to the meeting, please contact me
off list. I return to the USA on 12 August 2015 after
spending a month in Greece. I used to live there and I
also speak fluent Greek.

Best regards to all,
Marshall Katz
JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG coordinator


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia 5th Meeting of JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG in Jerusalem, Israel #subcarpathia

Marshall Katz
 

SUBJECT: 5th Meeting of JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG in Jerusalem, Israel

INTRODUCTION: IAJGS held its 35th annual Jewish genealogy conference in
Jerusalem, Israel, during the period of 6-10 July 2015. We would like
to express our appreciation to the IAJGS, IGRA and IGS.

Thanks for a memorable conference.

MEETING MINUTES:

The JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG meeting was held on 6 July 2012 (2 p.m.
to 3 p.m.) and we were very pleased to have 30 people attend the
meeting >from France, Israel, Belgium, USA, Australia, Canada and
elsewhere. The meeting began with a power point presentation.

Everyone attending the meeting was given a business card with the web
site address of the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG "Portal" web site, a
brochure describing the Museum of Sub-Carpathia Jewry located in
Berehove (Beregszasz) and a survey form.

I would like to thank Preeva TRAMIEL for taking notes for me during
the presentation.

I. INTRODUCTIONS. The meeting began with introductions where each
person stated their name, where they were from, their ancestral
towns and villages, the SURNAMES they were researching and other
general comments.

In attendance was a 95-year-old man who lives in Haifa today, but
was born in Munkacs (Mukacheve). One week before the conference,
I met him in Mukacheve during his visit there with his family. He
was my guest for the meeting.

Also in attendance was a representative of the "All Carpathian
Yiden" Facebook group, representing over 2,000 Jews world-wide
who formerly lived in Sub-Carpathia, including some survivors.
Most of the members are children of survivors. They are building
a Holocaust memorial to Carpathian Jews in the Ben Shemen Forest,
Israel and if you are inspired to help them financially, contact
me privately and I will provide you with their contact information.

The Shalom Foundation of Beregszasz/Berehove has completed much of
the restoration of the small synagogue and a "Museum of Carpathian
Jewry" has been established on the second floor of the synagogue.
Some work remains to be done, such as installing pavers around the
perimeter of the synagogue. If you are inspired to help them
financially, contact me privately and I will provide you with their
contact information. Their web site is:

< http://www.shalom.org.ua >

II. WHY A SUB-CARPATHIA SIG

JewishGen has many groups devoted to our former ancestral countries.
However, Sub-Carpathia found itself today outside the purview of
these countries based upon genealogical criteria, they being:

- The genealogy (and JewishGen) standard requires genealogists
to use current names of villages and towns-today in Ukraine-which
further isolates and causes confusion.

- Ukraine SIG addresses only those towns and gubernias (districts)
of the pre-1919 Russian Empire, hence Sub-Carpathia is not within its
scope despite being located in Ukraine today.

- Sub-Carpathia was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,
Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and,
today, is erroneously included in Hungary SIG, despite it not being
part of Hungary today.

- These issues cause great frustration for researchers with roots
in Sub-Carpathia Ukraine, who wish to obtain specific information on
their region.

- The Sub-Carpathia SIG was established to fill the gaps left by
Hungary SIG and Ukraine SIG.

Lastly, I am often asked why we call ourselves Sub-Carpathia SIG
rather than Transcarpathia SIG:

- Under Soviet rule, until 1991, Russia, Poland and other countries
looked "over" the Carpathian Mountains at our area, hence the archaic
term, "Transcarpathia."

- Today, as independent Ukraine, the terminology used is "under"
the Carpathian mountains, hence the term "Sub-Carpathia," the way all
Carpathians (and Hungary, Slovakia and Romania) view our area.

III. KEHILALINKS: I expressed my personal interest in creating a web
site for every village or town that had a Jewish cemetery in
Sub-Carpathia Ukraine. Later, time permitting, I may make a KehilaLink
web site for those villages and towns without a cemetery, but with
a Jewish presence.

I always contact everyone listed in JewishGen's Family Finder to
inform them that I am creating a web site for their shtetl and ask
them to participate in its development by contributing content---to
enrich the web site---to make it interesting for current and future
researchers. KehilaLink web sites mainly deal with the pre-war
Hungarian and Czechoslovak periods and, as far as the present-day
is concerned, there are also suggested items.

Currently, there are 218 Sub-Carpathia KehilaLink web sites hosted
by JewishGen for towns and villages, with a Jewish cemetery, including
cemetery views and all of the tombstones which are transcribed.
urthermore, since we have world-wide interest in Sub-Carpathia, all
of the web sites can be translated to the language of one's choice.

The complete list of content desired and those Sub-Carpathia
KehilaLink web sites that are completed or in-progress may be found
on the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG web site. If you have content for
any of the existing web sites, please contact the site owner via the
e-mail contact on the web site.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia >/
(CLICK: "KehilaLinks" in the site menu, top of the page)

IV. TRANSCRIPTION OF TOMBSTONES:

I am happy to report, through the dedication of volunteers, that we
are 97% complete in transcribing tombstones photographed between
2011 and 2015. The largest cemetery in Sub-Carpathia is in Uzhhorod
(Ungvar) and has five very large sections; we have completed two
sections and a third is in progress. I will know the total number
of tombstone images once we finish Uzhhorod, but at present, I have
photographed over 22,000 tombstones.

If you remember in my earlier trip reports, the Uhlya (Uglya)
cemetery was not maintained for several years and looked like
Jurassic Park" with weeds taller than the high walls surrounding
it. I paid $640 to clear the cemetery so I could photograph the
tombstones therein. They are now on the KehilaLink web site.

IV. ARCHIVAL RECORDS:

The archive personnel do not perform research and the earlier
Auslander list of holdings is no longer valid, as everything has
been renumbered and books are missing. In 2013, the ZAGs destroyed
duplicate records but, as I later learned, many could have been
the only record as nobody in the ZAGs checked to see if they were
actually duplicates.

This is the first time I am mentioning this on this mail list:

Through a few JewishGen donations, my personal funds and mostly
from ex-pat Carpathian sponsors, these are the records I have at
this time:

- All Rabbinical birth/marriage/death records, 1830-1895
- 1869 Census (not Zemplin county, except for Sobrance)
- Records filmed by the LDS
- Most Civil records, 1895-1930
- Hungarian Gendarmerie ghetto confiscation records

It should be clearly understood that Hungary SIG was not involved
with my efforts on behalf of Sub-Carpathia SIG and Sub-Carpathia
researchers.

No JewishGen volunteers are needed to do transcriptions (due to
legal implications regarding the images while, at the same time,
avoiding the risk of their unauthorized circulation).

A team of native language transcribers to begin the transcription
of records when sufficient funds are received >from donations. A
separate e-mail will be sent to all researchers regarding donating
towards the transcription of records. Do not e-mail me now.

Analysis of the records indicates that, as the rabbis traveled
around, they recorded the information (birth/marriage/death) in
the register of the town nearest to where they were at the time.

While one may have a date of birth, marriage or death, it may
have been registered many years later or not at all. For example,
Rabbi SPIRA of Munkacs (Mukacheve) was married, in 1938, but
his marriage was not recorded until 1941.

In 1941, the Jewish population of Sub-Carpathia had great
difficulties proving Hungarian citizenship to avoid expulsion
to the Nazi-occupied Ukrainian territory of Kamenets-Podolski,
where most were eventually murdered.

Many religious marriages were never recorded, or recorded much
later, making research difficult.

During this same period, some families changed their surnames
to the mother's maiden name to keep >from being deported to
Kamenets-Podolski---which was only a temporary reprieve, as
all Jews were deported in 1944.

This information is provided in advance so as to avoid any
eventual disappointments when particular records are not found.

V. TRIP REPORTS:

Briefly, >from 5 April to 5 July 2015, I visited over 65
villages for the first time and I passed through others for
the second or multiple times. During this period, I found
eight more cemeteries and three mass graves.

My 2015 Trip report, "Tour de Carpat," was sent to the
mail list. However, my 2011-2015 trip reports may be found
at the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG web site.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia >
[SEE Travel Planning/Trip Reports]

VI. PROJECTS:

1. Gazetteer of Sub-Carpathian villages and towns,
linked to a map, by former Hungarian or present Ukrainian name
2. Transcription of the Velikiy Bereznyy mohel book
3. Translation of the Vynogradiv yizkor book
4. Transcription of tombstones >from 2011-2015 trips (97% complete)
5. Providing guidance for travel to/>from Sub-Carpathia
6. Transcription of vital records
7. Creating a Chevra Kadisha book for the Berehove cemetery
8. Support for the Sub-Carpathia Museum of Jewish History and the
Shalom Foundation
9. Transcription of a List of Names of deportees >from Sub-Carpathia
10. Transcription of Hungarian Gendarmerie ghetto confiscation records
11. New KehilaLink web sites >from the 2015 trip

VII. OPEN DISCUSSION: The open discussion period was very informative
and there were many questions, as follows:

a. Was Dubove included as a place with a cemetery? Yes.

b. How did the mohel books work? The mohel recorded the names of
all the boys in a ledger, but we only have a ledger for one town,
Velikiy Bereznyy.

c. What is the difference between rabbinical and civil vital
records? Traveling rabbis recorded the information in the next
largest town or their home town, and they are all Jewish. Civil
records include the entire population, with Jewish entries mixed
in with everyone else.

d. How did I get the Gendarmerie Records of Confiscations?
Permission was granted to me and it cost me $2,000. for a copy
of them which I paid myself.

e. What about the ZAGs destroying records? I didn't learn
about it until a week after the event. Had someone notified
me immediately---since I was in Ukraine at the time---I would
have gone "garbage picking" for sure.

f. Are the Sub-Carpathia records safe? I presume so, but
some may be missing.

g. Regarding the 1869 census, do you have it for Ung megye
and what is the status of that project? I have it for Ung
megye and this project awaits funding.

h. There's a lady >from Beregszasz who lives in Haifa and
she doesn't want to talk to a relative(?); what can be done?
There were several suggestions made but, foremost, is to
take her to the All Carpathian Yiden picnic in Ben Shemen
Forest where there are numerous people >from Beregszasz in
attendance. This might break the ice by meeting others from
Beregszasz.

i. When will transcription of vital records occur? This
project also awaits funding which will be discussed in a
separate message to be sent to all Sub-Carpathia
researchers at a later date.

VIII. NEXT YEAR: The 36th IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference
will occur 7-12 August 2016, in Seattle, Washington, hosted
by IAJGS and JGS of Washington State and Oregon. Several
people mentioned they would be attending and others said
it was too early to decide.

IX. LIST GROUP: Information of interest to all Sub-Carpathia
researchers, especially with regard to vital records, will
be sent out to the Sub-Carpathia SIG mail list. If you know
of someone not subscribed to our SIG mail list, please refer
them to the Sub-Carpathia SIG web site:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia >
(CLICK: "Research Group" in the left-hand column)

The meeting ended at approximately 3 p.m.

Any follow-up questions to the meeting, please contact me
off list. I return to the USA on 12 August 2015 after
spending a month in Greece. I used to live there and I
also speak fluent Greek.

Best regards to all,
Marshall Katz
JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG coordinator