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Davidovitch Family & The Lithuania Archives #lithuania

danielle freedman <daniellefreedman640@...>
 

Dear Group,

I was wondering if someone could help me.

I started my geneology research back in March this year and rapidly found my DAVIDOVITCH family on the ALD database. Straight away I wrote to the
Lithuanian Archives about my family giving them details and film numbers >from the ALD database and payment.

I have since learnt to be precise (last night in a conversation with my
aunt) that my own grandfather was not born in Liverpool as previously
thought, but in Russia along with his brothers and sisters. Although i did not request this information initially back in March, what shall i do? - should i write a new letter to them requesting my grandfathers information additional to the search, or will they find it anyway seeing as i am requesting my grandfathers - g grandfather information? will they send me all the details of this DAVIDOVITCH family up to the present day. -Can someone who has experince of this please advise me?

Danielle Freedman - Manchester/Liverpool UK
PASERSKY/DAVIDOVITCH/ELMAN/FREEDMAN/ZAPOROWSKI/CHOSSAID/HEFITZ


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Davidovitch Family & The Lithuania Archives #lithuania

danielle freedman <daniellefreedman640@...>
 

Dear Group,

I was wondering if someone could help me.

I started my geneology research back in March this year and rapidly found my DAVIDOVITCH family on the ALD database. Straight away I wrote to the
Lithuanian Archives about my family giving them details and film numbers >from the ALD database and payment.

I have since learnt to be precise (last night in a conversation with my
aunt) that my own grandfather was not born in Liverpool as previously
thought, but in Russia along with his brothers and sisters. Although i did not request this information initially back in March, what shall i do? - should i write a new letter to them requesting my grandfathers information additional to the search, or will they find it anyway seeing as i am requesting my grandfathers - g grandfather information? will they send me all the details of this DAVIDOVITCH family up to the present day. -Can someone who has experince of this please advise me?

Danielle Freedman - Manchester/Liverpool UK
PASERSKY/DAVIDOVITCH/ELMAN/FREEDMAN/ZAPOROWSKI/CHOSSAID/HEFITZ


Jewish cemeteries #latvia

Joyce Field
 

Many of you who saw the long article entitled "The Cemetery Nobody
Wants" in The Jewish Week of October 18, 2002 have publicly expressed
your shock and dismay at the condition of Bayside Cemetery in Ozone
Park, Queens. My reaction was to feel even more commitment to the
burial registry project, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
(JOWBR), as Bayside is not unique. There are many abandoned Jewish
cemeteries in U.S. communities which no longer have any living Jews.
These once thriving communities are now history, but the cemeteries
remain, abandoned and forlorn. They are as worthy of our attention
as the cemeteries in eastern and central Europe. However, no one
seems to care--not Jewish state historical societies, not the
descendants of the original settlers, not Jewish genealogists in
general.

The Jewish Week article quoted Allan Jordan about his reactions to
Bayside, but I want to tell another aspect of Allan. Two years ago he
volunteered to coordinate the indexing of burial records of the
Kurlander landsmanschaft plots on the East Coast, but his progress
has been slow. He has been frustrated and discouraged as few people
volunteered to help. So what hope can we have to index all the
burials in cemeteries like Bayside?

One would hope that members of the Early American SIG would take an
interest in abandoned U.S. cemeteries and create projects to index
these tombstones. One would hope that volunteers >from other SIGs
will step forward to help all over the U.S. in photographing and
indexing the records of local cemeteries, many of which are rich in
historical detail about landsmanschaftn and our ancestors. There are
a few people, whose names I will not mention here, who have been
active in indexing cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots and donating
their data to JOWBR. We need hundreds more dedicated to this task.

Please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/. If you have
any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Latvia SIG #Latvia Jewish cemeteries #latvia

Joyce Field
 

Many of you who saw the long article entitled "The Cemetery Nobody
Wants" in The Jewish Week of October 18, 2002 have publicly expressed
your shock and dismay at the condition of Bayside Cemetery in Ozone
Park, Queens. My reaction was to feel even more commitment to the
burial registry project, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
(JOWBR), as Bayside is not unique. There are many abandoned Jewish
cemeteries in U.S. communities which no longer have any living Jews.
These once thriving communities are now history, but the cemeteries
remain, abandoned and forlorn. They are as worthy of our attention
as the cemeteries in eastern and central Europe. However, no one
seems to care--not Jewish state historical societies, not the
descendants of the original settlers, not Jewish genealogists in
general.

The Jewish Week article quoted Allan Jordan about his reactions to
Bayside, but I want to tell another aspect of Allan. Two years ago he
volunteered to coordinate the indexing of burial records of the
Kurlander landsmanschaft plots on the East Coast, but his progress
has been slow. He has been frustrated and discouraged as few people
volunteered to help. So what hope can we have to index all the
burials in cemeteries like Bayside?

One would hope that members of the Early American SIG would take an
interest in abandoned U.S. cemeteries and create projects to index
these tombstones. One would hope that volunteers >from other SIGs
will step forward to help all over the U.S. in photographing and
indexing the records of local cemeteries, many of which are rich in
historical detail about landsmanschaftn and our ancestors. There are
a few people, whose names I will not mention here, who have been
active in indexing cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots and donating
their data to JOWBR. We need hundreds more dedicated to this task.

Please see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/. If you have
any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Research
jfield@jewishgen.org


Help with names from the EIDB #latvia

Stanley Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

Some time ago, I asked for help on location names. I have already
directly thanked all those who responded. This is a summary of
their replies. I have included the answers where two or more
reponders agreed or where I could find confirmation for a response
by a single responder. Please remember that the problem in some
cases was discovery of too many different possiblities. In these
cases, these identifications may not apply to your specific
inquiries.

Please feel free to comment further if you wish, my problems are
not all solved.


Stary Chutos - Probably Staryi Khutor (Old farmstead in English)
Stary Chutor - Staryi Khutor
Stara Zagore - Zagare, Lith 50 km N Siauliai 56.21N 23.15E WOWW
"old" Zhager, divided >from "new" Zhager by the
Shventa River.
Grindu - ?
Betyn - Possibly Bostyn, Byel 56 km NE Pinsk 52.23N 26.45E WOWW
Paltaway - Poltava, Ukr 126 km SW Kharkov 49.35N 34.34.E WOWW
Bakischki - Probably Rokiskis
Rakischki - Rokiskis, Lith 139 km ENE Siauliai 55.58N 25.35E WOWW
Shogari - Possibly Zagare??
Rogowo - Raguva, Lith 88 km NNE Kaunas 55.34N 24.36E WOWW
Alternative Rogow, Pol 56km NE Poznan 52.43N 17.40E WOWW
Radan - Radun, Byel 88 km SW Minsk 53.27N 26.22E WOWW
Alternative Radom, Pol 101 km w Lublin 51.25N 21.09E
Iachar - ?
Regolli - Possibly Ariogala??
Alternative Rageliai, Lith 10 km S Roskiskis

Stanley H. Judd Los Altos Hills, CA
Searching JUDELOWITZ/YUDELOWITZ, BRILLIANT, JANKOWSKY, ROTCHILD, BAER
Locations northern Lithuania and Latvia


Latvia SIG #Latvia Help with names from the EIDB #latvia

Stanley Judd <stanleyjudd@...>
 

Some time ago, I asked for help on location names. I have already
directly thanked all those who responded. This is a summary of
their replies. I have included the answers where two or more
reponders agreed or where I could find confirmation for a response
by a single responder. Please remember that the problem in some
cases was discovery of too many different possiblities. In these
cases, these identifications may not apply to your specific
inquiries.

Please feel free to comment further if you wish, my problems are
not all solved.


Stary Chutos - Probably Staryi Khutor (Old farmstead in English)
Stary Chutor - Staryi Khutor
Stara Zagore - Zagare, Lith 50 km N Siauliai 56.21N 23.15E WOWW
"old" Zhager, divided >from "new" Zhager by the
Shventa River.
Grindu - ?
Betyn - Possibly Bostyn, Byel 56 km NE Pinsk 52.23N 26.45E WOWW
Paltaway - Poltava, Ukr 126 km SW Kharkov 49.35N 34.34.E WOWW
Bakischki - Probably Rokiskis
Rakischki - Rokiskis, Lith 139 km ENE Siauliai 55.58N 25.35E WOWW
Shogari - Possibly Zagare??
Rogowo - Raguva, Lith 88 km NNE Kaunas 55.34N 24.36E WOWW
Alternative Rogow, Pol 56km NE Poznan 52.43N 17.40E WOWW
Radan - Radun, Byel 88 km SW Minsk 53.27N 26.22E WOWW
Alternative Radom, Pol 101 km w Lublin 51.25N 21.09E
Iachar - ?
Regolli - Possibly Ariogala??
Alternative Rageliai, Lith 10 km S Roskiskis

Stanley H. Judd Los Altos Hills, CA
Searching JUDELOWITZ/YUDELOWITZ, BRILLIANT, JANKOWSKY, ROTCHILD, BAER
Locations northern Lithuania and Latvia


Kaminker Dynasty #rabbinic

Alex P. Korn <apkorn@...>
 

The Kaminker Dynasty of chassidic rebbes originate in eastern
Galicia >from one of seven brothers. They are believed to be
descended >from David HaMelech and were talmidim of the Ba'al
Shem Tov.

Is there anyone who is a direct descendent - through the male
line - of any of these seven Kaminker brothers?

Alex P. Korn

URBACH, LAPIDES, BORNSZTAJN, JAKUBOWICZ, .. Dzialoszyn,
Piotrkow Tryb. Lask, Zdunska Wola, Tuszyn (Poland).

[Moderator's Note: Please reply privately, unless you believe
your answer to be of general interest]


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Kaminker Dynasty #rabbinic

Alex P. Korn <apkorn@...>
 

The Kaminker Dynasty of chassidic rebbes originate in eastern
Galicia >from one of seven brothers. They are believed to be
descended >from David HaMelech and were talmidim of the Ba'al
Shem Tov.

Is there anyone who is a direct descendent - through the male
line - of any of these seven Kaminker brothers?

Alex P. Korn

URBACH, LAPIDES, BORNSZTAJN, JAKUBOWICZ, .. Dzialoszyn,
Piotrkow Tryb. Lask, Zdunska Wola, Tuszyn (Poland).

[Moderator's Note: Please reply privately, unless you believe
your answer to be of general interest]


New Surname found -- CHIMIRINSKY & VOLL or WOLL or WAHL or WOHL #belarus

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

To all,
After a considerable amount of research that took me >from Miami Beach
to Chicago and back to New York City, I have uncovered another generation
of names for my GLAZER (or GALOSSHOFF) / GREENFIELD connection from
the Grodno Gubernia area of Russia, possibly >from Kartuz Bereza and Chomsk.

I am now looking for the following parents of these two brothers:
Nathan (Hyman or Chaim) GREENFIELD b. 1880? Chomsk, Russia
m. Minnie GLAZER? ; resided in NYC then a furrier in Chicago
died 1961 Miami Beach
William GREENFIELD b. 1884 Russia m. Ida VOLL or WAHL ; resided in
NYC & Bronx, NY, then Chicago, painter d. 1974 Chicago

I have found on l908 Marriage Certificate for William Greenfield -
parents MAX GREENFIELD and FANNY CHIMIRINSKY

I am also looking for the parents of Ida VOLL or WAHL GREENFIELD
who are Morris VOLL or WAHL and Gussie SILVERMAN.

Anyone with information of family and/or archival records of these
people in NYC, Chicago, Russia or Belarus, please e-mail me.

Thanks for your help and reading this long e-mail.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York
Researching GLAZER, GALOSSHOFF, JOSEPH, YOSSELOWITS,
RABINOWITZ, FEINBERG, SAMUELS , MORDESOWITZ, POSNER
POZNANSKI, DUBINSKI, COHEN, SINGMAN, SCHIMKOV, SHALTAKOFF,
ROSENBERG, LESNIE, LEVY, DICK , DIKOVSKY, ENGLANDER, LAUFER,
STEINBERG, STEIN, HYMES, HYMOWITZ, MULLER, BEGUN, BEGIN.


Belarus SIG #Belarus New Surname found -- CHIMIRINSKY & VOLL or WOLL or WAHL or WOHL #belarus

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

To all,
After a considerable amount of research that took me >from Miami Beach
to Chicago and back to New York City, I have uncovered another generation
of names for my GLAZER (or GALOSSHOFF) / GREENFIELD connection from
the Grodno Gubernia area of Russia, possibly >from Kartuz Bereza and Chomsk.

I am now looking for the following parents of these two brothers:
Nathan (Hyman or Chaim) GREENFIELD b. 1880? Chomsk, Russia
m. Minnie GLAZER? ; resided in NYC then a furrier in Chicago
died 1961 Miami Beach
William GREENFIELD b. 1884 Russia m. Ida VOLL or WAHL ; resided in
NYC & Bronx, NY, then Chicago, painter d. 1974 Chicago

I have found on l908 Marriage Certificate for William Greenfield -
parents MAX GREENFIELD and FANNY CHIMIRINSKY

I am also looking for the parents of Ida VOLL or WAHL GREENFIELD
who are Morris VOLL or WAHL and Gussie SILVERMAN.

Anyone with information of family and/or archival records of these
people in NYC, Chicago, Russia or Belarus, please e-mail me.

Thanks for your help and reading this long e-mail.

Diane Glazer Jacobs
New York
Researching GLAZER, GALOSSHOFF, JOSEPH, YOSSELOWITS,
RABINOWITZ, FEINBERG, SAMUELS , MORDESOWITZ, POSNER
POZNANSKI, DUBINSKI, COHEN, SINGMAN, SCHIMKOV, SHALTAKOFF,
ROSENBERG, LESNIE, LEVY, DICK , DIKOVSKY, ENGLANDER, LAUFER,
STEINBERG, STEIN, HYMES, HYMOWITZ, MULLER, BEGUN, BEGIN.


INFO FILE - Re: seeking old Breslau newspapers #germany

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

In general, in the US, THE sources for holdings in US research libraries
are the subscription on-line catalogs OCLC, also called WorldCat & RLIN.

Generally, because they cost $, access is limited to reference librarians
at college & university libraries & the interlibrary loan librarians at
whatever center city/town public libraries send their interlibrary loan
request forms to for initial processing. If you are w/in driving distance
of a college or university, go there & ask about an OCLC or RLIN search.

That said, in Ohio, you can access WorldCat >from many of the computer
terminals in college & university libraries, so before you bother a
librarian, you might try checking that near you first. [And no, I don't
know about other states - my experience is limited to states I've lived in
recently].

Even some small colleges have the Union Catalog of [something or other] &
Manuscripts, the print precursor to OCLC & RLIN & you can check there, as
well. Major public libraries should have it as well.

Holdings of this type of material can surprise you. I happen to know from
personal experience, for instance, that Syracuse University in NY has
microfilms of the Breslau Jewish Community newspaper.

In Germany, the major source of information on periodicals and newspapers
is the Zeitschriften Datenbank, called ZDB. You can search ZDB >from many
university/regional on-line catalog search engines based in Germany.

These are generally called OPAC, so if you a google search for the term
OPAC, you'll get a large set of choices. Some of these search engines
have begun adding English as an option, you should search through the hits
until you find one with an English option if you are not fluent in
German.

Many libraries with on-line catalogs in Germany now offer a long-distance
copying service called SUBITO, via which you can order photocopies. It is
NOT a research service - you have to know the pages you need.

Irene Newhouse Kihei HI

MODERATOR NOTE: I have copied this information and saved it as a research
reference guide. Suggest others might do so as well.


German SIG #Germany INFO FILE - Re: seeking old Breslau newspapers #germany

Irene Newhouse <einew@...>
 

In general, in the US, THE sources for holdings in US research libraries
are the subscription on-line catalogs OCLC, also called WorldCat & RLIN.

Generally, because they cost $, access is limited to reference librarians
at college & university libraries & the interlibrary loan librarians at
whatever center city/town public libraries send their interlibrary loan
request forms to for initial processing. If you are w/in driving distance
of a college or university, go there & ask about an OCLC or RLIN search.

That said, in Ohio, you can access WorldCat >from many of the computer
terminals in college & university libraries, so before you bother a
librarian, you might try checking that near you first. [And no, I don't
know about other states - my experience is limited to states I've lived in
recently].

Even some small colleges have the Union Catalog of [something or other] &
Manuscripts, the print precursor to OCLC & RLIN & you can check there, as
well. Major public libraries should have it as well.

Holdings of this type of material can surprise you. I happen to know from
personal experience, for instance, that Syracuse University in NY has
microfilms of the Breslau Jewish Community newspaper.

In Germany, the major source of information on periodicals and newspapers
is the Zeitschriften Datenbank, called ZDB. You can search ZDB >from many
university/regional on-line catalog search engines based in Germany.

These are generally called OPAC, so if you a google search for the term
OPAC, you'll get a large set of choices. Some of these search engines
have begun adding English as an option, you should search through the hits
until you find one with an English option if you are not fluent in
German.

Many libraries with on-line catalogs in Germany now offer a long-distance
copying service called SUBITO, via which you can order photocopies. It is
NOT a research service - you have to know the pages you need.

Irene Newhouse Kihei HI

MODERATOR NOTE: I have copied this information and saved it as a research
reference guide. Suggest others might do so as well.


Translations? #galicia

zinberg/minami <yes@...>
 

Hello:
I recently obtained two documents: a Polish marriage >from about 1900 and
a letter in Yiddish (written with English characters). The marriage
license is >from about 1900 and the letter >from 1920. The marriage
license is >from my great uncle and is the only document which names my
maternal grandmother's parents. The letter was >from my great uncle to
one of his sons, supposedly instructing him to come to the US. Can
anyone help?
Thank you,

Gail Zinberg
Canaan, NY
yes@taconic.net

ASCHENGRAU/SAUERBERG - Waniowice, Sambor, Poland

HUSIDMAN/CHUSIDMAN/JUSIDMAN/KHUSIDMAN/KESSLER/ZINBERG - Khmelnitskiy and
Deraznhya, Ukraine


Yizkor Book Project update October 2002 #galicia

Joyce Field
 

October 2002 update for Yizkor Book Project

This has been a short month as our QA Coordinator left on a
well-deserved vacation well before the end of the month. However, he
worked up to almost the last moment to get as much as possible
online. Thanks to Lance Ackerfeld we were able to produce a
prodigious amount of work during the first three weeks of October.
During that time we added 1 new book,7 new entries >from the Pinkas
HaKehillot, and updated 13 books. (Entries are chapters in books
which contain multiple towns, each of which has a separate listing on
our index page so they can be easily located.)

New Book:

-Oshmyany, Belarus

New Entries >from Pinkas HaKehillot:

-Poland
Glowno, Poland
Opatow, Poland
Opoczno, Poland
Przedborz, Poland

-Lithuania
Balbieriskis, Lithuania
Kalvarija, Lithuania
Mariampole, Lithuania

Updated Books:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brzeziny, Poland
-Czyzew, Poland
-Dubossary, Moldova
-Gorodenka (Horodenka), Ukraine
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Plock, Poland
-Przemsyl, Poland
-Slutsk, Belarus
-Szumsk, Ukraine
-Yedintsy, Moldova
-Zgierz, Poland

See http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html, the index page
for all the translations.

Before we had the Holocaust Database,
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/, there were a number of
files containing Holocaust and concentration camp data located
temporarily at the Yizkor Book site. As the Holocaust Database now
includes those files we have removed the static files >from the Yizkor
Book Page and have reorganized the translations into 3
categories--Regions, Communities, and Miscellaneous.

Morris Gradel has signed up to do a large number of translations >from
the Pinkas HaKehillot, Poland, volume 7. Thank you, Morris for your
efforts. We hope other volunteers we step forward to coordinate
translations of the other volumes. Incidentally, all the Pinkasim
translations are indexed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland.html,
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/Pinkas_Lita.html,
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/pinkas_latvia.html,
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania.html

If you find the Yizkor Book Project has been helpful and you wish it
to continue, please contribute to the fundraising projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.ihtml, where
you can easily also make a generous donation to JewishGen General
Fund. A plaque can be purchased at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/DedicationPlaque.html that
will appear on a yizkor book site. For example, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html.

JewishGen needs your help. Please step up to the challenge.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Jerusalem Post article #galicia

Joyce Field
 

Please see the informative article by Schelly Talalay Dardashti in
the Jerusalem Post,
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1036295863883.
Remember to paste the entire URL into your browser window. Or go to
www.jpost.com, scroll down to section heads, click on Jewish World,
and It's All Relative will be found on that page.

The article focuses on Rachel Karni's translation of the Shumsk,
Ukraine yizkor book in particular and the Yizkor Book Project in
general and also the EIDB on the JewishGen site.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


I need help translating letter into Slovak! #general

meyersdenn@webbox.com <meyersdenn@...>
 

Hello Fellow Jewishgenners!

I need to write a short letter to the mayor of a small town in Slovakia
and I need some help in translating my letter >from English to Slovak.

Is there anybody out there who might be able to help me with this
translation? I am guessing that I have about two or three brief
paragraphs.

Thanking you in advance,


Meyer Denn
Los Angeles, CA
meyersdenn@webbox.com

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with translation offers.


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Translations? #galicia

zinberg/minami <yes@...>
 

Hello:
I recently obtained two documents: a Polish marriage >from about 1900 and
a letter in Yiddish (written with English characters). The marriage
license is >from about 1900 and the letter >from 1920. The marriage
license is >from my great uncle and is the only document which names my
maternal grandmother's parents. The letter was >from my great uncle to
one of his sons, supposedly instructing him to come to the US. Can
anyone help?
Thank you,

Gail Zinberg
Canaan, NY
yes@taconic.net

ASCHENGRAU/SAUERBERG - Waniowice, Sambor, Poland

HUSIDMAN/CHUSIDMAN/JUSIDMAN/KHUSIDMAN/KESSLER/ZINBERG - Khmelnitskiy and
Deraznhya, Ukraine


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project update October 2002 #galicia

Joyce Field
 

October 2002 update for Yizkor Book Project

This has been a short month as our QA Coordinator left on a
well-deserved vacation well before the end of the month. However, he
worked up to almost the last moment to get as much as possible
online. Thanks to Lance Ackerfeld we were able to produce a
prodigious amount of work during the first three weeks of October.
During that time we added 1 new book,7 new entries >from the Pinkas
HaKehillot, and updated 13 books. (Entries are chapters in books
which contain multiple towns, each of which has a separate listing on
our index page so they can be easily located.)

New Book:

-Oshmyany, Belarus

New Entries >from Pinkas HaKehillot:

-Poland
Glowno, Poland
Opatow, Poland
Opoczno, Poland
Przedborz, Poland

-Lithuania
Balbieriskis, Lithuania
Kalvarija, Lithuania
Mariampole, Lithuania

Updated Books:

-Bedzin, Poland
-Brzeziny, Poland
-Czyzew, Poland
-Dubossary, Moldova
-Gorodenka (Horodenka), Ukraine
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Oradea, Romania
-Plock, Poland
-Przemsyl, Poland
-Slutsk, Belarus
-Szumsk, Ukraine
-Yedintsy, Moldova
-Zgierz, Poland

See http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/translations.html, the index page
for all the translations.

Before we had the Holocaust Database,
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/, there were a number of
files containing Holocaust and concentration camp data located
temporarily at the Yizkor Book site. As the Holocaust Database now
includes those files we have removed the static files >from the Yizkor
Book Page and have reorganized the translations into 3
categories--Regions, Communities, and Miscellaneous.

Morris Gradel has signed up to do a large number of translations >from
the Pinkas HaKehillot, Poland, volume 7. Thank you, Morris for your
efforts. We hope other volunteers we step forward to coordinate
translations of the other volumes. Incidentally, all the Pinkasim
translations are indexed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pinkas_poland.html,
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/Pinkas_Lita.html,
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/pinkas_latvia.html,
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/pinkas_romania.html

If you find the Yizkor Book Project has been helpful and you wish it
to continue, please contribute to the fundraising projects listed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/YizkorTrans.ihtml, where
you can easily also make a generous donation to JewishGen General
Fund. A plaque can be purchased at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/DedicationPlaque.html that
will appear on a yizkor book site. For example, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html.

JewishGen needs your help. Please step up to the challenge.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager
jfield@jewishgen.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Fwd: Jerusalem Post article #galicia

Joyce Field
 

Please see the informative article by Schelly Talalay Dardashti in
the Jerusalem Post,
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1036295863883.
Remember to paste the entire URL into your browser window. Or go to
www.jpost.com, scroll down to section heads, click on Jewish World,
and It's All Relative will be found on that page.

The article focuses on Rachel Karni's translation of the Shumsk,
Ukraine yizkor book in particular and the Yizkor Book Project in
general and also the EIDB on the JewishGen site.

Joyce Field
jfield@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen I need help translating letter into Slovak! #general

meyersdenn@webbox.com <meyersdenn@...>
 

Hello Fellow Jewishgenners!

I need to write a short letter to the mayor of a small town in Slovakia
and I need some help in translating my letter >from English to Slovak.

Is there anybody out there who might be able to help me with this
translation? I am guessing that I have about two or three brief
paragraphs.

Thanking you in advance,


Meyer Denn
Los Angeles, CA
meyersdenn@webbox.com

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