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Yizkor Book Project, May 2010 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Happily the month of May saw a continued hubbub of activity in the
Yizkor Book project. So many out there are contributing to the
success of the project and at every opportunity I send out my thanks
to the coordinators, volunteers and translators for the incredible
work they are doing in keeping the flame of our lost families and
communities alive. If there is a Yizkor Book that has yet to appear
in our index and it is close to your heart, please contact me and I
will assist, as much as possible in helping you to see translations
of this book online.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Dorohoi, Romania (Generations of Judaism and Zionism in Dorohoi,
Saveni, Mihaileni, Darabani, Herta, Radauti-Prut)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dorohoi/Dorohoi.html

- Svir, Belarus (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

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

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wierzbnik/Wierzbnik.html

Added 12 new entries:

- Batchuska, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181f.html

- Bendzingai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181g.html

- Berzai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182e.html

- Berzgainiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182f.html

- Berzininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181h.html

- Berzole, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181i.html

- Betygala, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00170.html

- Boruvka, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00168b.html

- Budvietis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00163b.html

- Butkunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00168c.html

- Novi Sad, Serbia (Pinkas Yugoslavia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_yugoslavia/yug_00178.html

- Padubysys (Bazilionai), Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00168.html

We have continued to update 18 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bedzin/Bedzin.html

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

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

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

- Dieveninskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dieveniskes/Dieveniskes.html

- Goworowo, Poland (Govorowo memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Goworowo/Goworowo.html

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

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

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

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lithuania (Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

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

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

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svinzian region; memorial book of 23 Jewish
communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/Svencionys.html

- Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow, Poland (The Community of Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tarnobrzeg/Tarnobrzeg.html

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

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) -
addition of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html

During this last month we also added two new Translation Fund Projects:
Divenishok (Dieveniskes), Lithuania and Koidonov (Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus).
These were begun in order to engage professional translators who will help
facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation of these books online.

If you are able to assist financially to these particular books them or any
of those appearing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
your donation would be very much appreciated.

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.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #warsaw #poland

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for ?Midnight with the Mavens? in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM ? Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM ?
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, ?The Photo Detective,? has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her ?the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.? If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She?ll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava ?Sherlock? Cohn, the ?Photo Genealogist? who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum?s board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM ? 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It?s not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@...


JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Yizkor Book Project, May 2010 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Happily the month of May saw a continued hubbub of activity in the
Yizkor Book project. So many out there are contributing to the
success of the project and at every opportunity I send out my thanks
to the coordinators, volunteers and translators for the incredible
work they are doing in keeping the flame of our lost families and
communities alive. If there is a Yizkor Book that has yet to appear
in our index and it is close to your heart, please contact me and I
will assist, as much as possible in helping you to see translations
of this book online.

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Dorohoi, Romania (Generations of Judaism and Zionism in Dorohoi,
Saveni, Mihaileni, Darabani, Herta, Radauti-Prut)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dorohoi/Dorohoi.html

- Svir, Belarus (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

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

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wierzbnik/Wierzbnik.html

Added 12 new entries:

- Batchuska, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181f.html

- Bendzingai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181g.html

- Berzai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182e.html

- Berzgainiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00182f.html

- Berzininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181h.html

- Berzole, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00181i.html

- Betygala, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00170.html

- Boruvka, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00168b.html

- Budvietis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00163b.html

- Butkunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_Lita/lit_00168c.html

- Novi Sad, Serbia (Pinkas Yugoslavia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_yugoslavia/yug_00178.html

- Padubysys (Bazilionai), Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00168.html

We have continued to update 18 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/bedzin/Bedzin.html

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

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

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

- Dieveninskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dieveniskes/Dieveniskes.html

- Goworowo, Poland (Govorowo memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Goworowo/Goworowo.html

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

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

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

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lithuania (Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

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

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

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svinzian region; memorial book of 23 Jewish
communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/Svencionys.html

- Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow, Poland (The Community of Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tarnobrzeg/Tarnobrzeg.html

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

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) -
addition of pictures to Polish section
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html

During this last month we also added two new Translation Fund Projects:
Divenishok (Dieveniskes), Lithuania and Koidonov (Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus).
These were begun in order to engage professional translators who will help
facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation of these books online.

If you are able to assist financially to these particular books them or any
of those appearing at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
your donation would be very much appreciated.

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.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland IAJGS 2010 Conference - June Update! #warsaw #poland

JGSLA2010 Info
 

Come one, come all!

There are only 37 days until the 30th IAJGS Conference at the JW
Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live, but it's not too late to sign up for the
genealogical event of a lifetime. We are offering over 300 programs,
films, workshops and gatherings with over 200 international lecturers,
professors and archivists. Talented performers in evening theatricals
with a genealogical bent. A resource room filled with the Jewish
microfilm collection >from the Los Angeles Family History Library and
yizkor books available to order >from the Simon Wiesenthal Library.
Come for a day or the entire week. You won't regret it! You can
register online through July 8...so if you've been on the fence about
coming...take the plunge and join us this summer. We have also
arranged opportunities for newbies to meet and dine with experienced
pros and to make new genealogical friends with ease. Our latest
highlights are:

Midnight with the Mavens! A conference first.....

Genealogists are famous for being night owls who stay up late working
into the wee small hours. For those of our with boundless energy who
want to expand these already long days by a few more hours and get up
close and personal with some of our special speakers, archivists and
know-it-alls, join us for ?Midnight with the Mavens? in the
Presidential Suite >from 10:45PM ? Midnight, Monday through Wednesday.
Enjoy wine and cheese and yummy snacks at these chatty, informal
gatherings. You can add this item on via our attendee service center
from our home page.
Scan This!

Ancestry.com is excited to provide IAJGS Conference attendees the
opportunity to have their family photos and documents scanned at the
conference, for free, on their professional scanning equipment. It?s
a unique opportunity to have your family history records digitized!
Conference attendees can sign up for these free 15 minute sessions
running >from Monday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 14, 9:00AM ?
5:00PM in a room adjacent to the Resource Room.

To help Ancestry plan go to: http://2010iajgsscanning.eventbrite.com/

Photo Consultation Services at the Conference

For the past 10 years, Maureen Taylor, ?The Photo Detective,? has
been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for
people who are researching their family histories. Maureen estimates
that she?s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall
Street Journal recently called her ?the nation?s foremost historical
photo detective.? If you would like to have her analyze your own
family photographs, she will be offering 15 minute individual
consultations at her table in the vendor room. To sign up send Maureen
an email (mtaylor@...) and attach scans of the
picture(s) you?re interested in having her examine. She?ll fill you
in on the special conference attendee rate via email. You can also
stop by her booth to watch a consultation in progress if you like!
(Or watch her solve cases on www.vimeo.com/photodetective.)

Note that we will also have another photo consultant in the vendor
room as well -- Ava ?Sherlock? Cohn, the ?Photo Genealogist? who will
also be lecturing on Sunday on photo analysis with a focus on Jewish
photographic analysis.

Tour Date Correction:

The date for the tour of the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
is Tuesday, July 13.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum
in the United States and the Museum?s board president, Randy
Schoenberg will personally guide you on a tour of the Museum's new
permanent home built into a hillside in Pan Pacific Park. You will be
one of the first official visitors to this stunning cultural
institution, in which state-of-the-art exhibits depict the history of
the Holocaust. The Museum's mission of Holocaust education and
commemoration includes opportunities for in-depth research in many
areas, including Jewish genealogy and a buffet kosher dinner will
also be served before returning to the Marriott. The tour runs from
4:15PM ? 7:15PM. Pricing is on our website--and don't forget about
our other walking tours of Jewish/historic Los Angeles, and our Jewish
heritage tour of the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Sunday and
Wednesday.

To Give is Divine?.

It?s not too late to run a tribute to a loved one, post a family tree,
thank a speaker, or to promote your business or your Jewish
genealogical society in our program guide or banquet journal. There
are also interesting sponsorship opportunities that help support our
conference. Just click this link to see all the different options.
We are accepting ads until June 20 so there's still time and your
support means the world to us!
http://www.jgsla2010.com/about/be-a-sponsor/
And remember to sign up for our excellent slate of computer classes.
Spaces are going fast!

Everything can be accessed >from our home page at: http://www.jgsla2010.com.

(And yes...conference recordings will be for sale--with the info
posted on our website soon--if you cannot make the conference but want
to listen to what went on.)

The members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles and the
conference committee look forward to welcoming you to the city of
angels in July!

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, IAJGS Conference 2010
info@...


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #romania

bounce-2042136-772976@...
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


Romania SIG #Romania JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #romania

bounce-2042136-772976@...
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, June 27, meeting.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York

Topic: "Getting The Most Out of Jewishgen"
This powerpoint presentation will teach you how to navigate the more
complex databases and facilites of Jewishgen.

Guest Speaker: Phyllis Kramer, Vice President of Education for Jewishgen,
creator of the Education Program, developer of 12 ShtetLinks web pages and
creator of the online version of the 1891 Galician Business Directory.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Resource books will be available. Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30 PM to
take your genealogy questions.

For more information please contact programming V.P., Diane Berg,
programming@...

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Long Island Meeting #general

Jackie Wasserstein
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island invites you to join us at our
Sunday, June 27, meeting.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York

Topic: "Getting The Most Out of Jewishgen"
This powerpoint presentation will teach you how to navigate the more
complex databases and facilites of Jewishgen.

Guest Speaker: Phyllis Kramer, Vice President of Education for Jewishgen,
creator of the Education Program, developer of 12 ShtetLinks web pages and
creator of the online version of the 1891 Galician Business Directory.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Resource books will be available. Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30 PM to
take your genealogy questions.

For more information please contact programming V.P., Diane Berg,
programming@...

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President


JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #courland #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #latvia #courland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #southafrica

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #unitedkingdom

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #unitedkingdom

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wasco for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


Jewish Cemetary in Sosnowiec Poland Desecrated: Info on Matzevot Requested #poland

Ann Linder
 

The Jewish Cemetery on Gospodarcza Str. in Sosnowiec, Poland was
desecrated on May 25, 2010.

As my family members may be buried there this concerns me greatly.
I think there are 2 Jewish cemeteries in Sosnowiec. The only info I
have at the moment is that the cemetery where members of my family
were buried was near the Jewish Hospital. I do not know if the
Gospodarcza Str. cemetery was near the hospital.

Previously, I have searched for photos of existing gravestones in
Sosnowiec but have not been able to locate my family gravestones. I
know that even before this May 2010 desecration, the cemetery(s) have
been vandalized and neglected over the years, and perhaps the matzevot
no longer exist. But I would very much like to know.

Can anyone direct me to a source? (I have tried findagrave.com; a
book by J. Cymbler has info on Bedzin cemetery not Sosnowiec). If anyone
from the The Sosnowiec Landsmanshaft in NY reads this and has any info that
might be helpful, I would appreciate hearing >from you. Specifically,
I am searching for family WEGIER (WENGER).

--
Ann Linder
Florida USA
Researching
In Sosnowiec: WENGER, WEGIER
In Stopnice & Nowe Korczyn: KAMIENIARZ , SZTEREN, FRYDMAN, ZYLBERBERG,
SILBERBERG, ROTENBERG, NOZYC
In UK: KAMINASH, LEVI, LEVY, KINSLER


JRI Poland #Poland Jewish Cemetary in Sosnowiec Poland Desecrated: Info on Matzevot Requested #poland

Ann Linder
 

The Jewish Cemetery on Gospodarcza Str. in Sosnowiec, Poland was
desecrated on May 25, 2010.

As my family members may be buried there this concerns me greatly.
I think there are 2 Jewish cemeteries in Sosnowiec. The only info I
have at the moment is that the cemetery where members of my family
were buried was near the Jewish Hospital. I do not know if the
Gospodarcza Str. cemetery was near the hospital.

Previously, I have searched for photos of existing gravestones in
Sosnowiec but have not been able to locate my family gravestones. I
know that even before this May 2010 desecration, the cemetery(s) have
been vandalized and neglected over the years, and perhaps the matzevot
no longer exist. But I would very much like to know.

Can anyone direct me to a source? (I have tried findagrave.com; a
book by J. Cymbler has info on Bedzin cemetery not Sosnowiec). If anyone
from the The Sosnowiec Landsmanshaft in NY reads this and has any info that
might be helpful, I would appreciate hearing >from you. Specifically,
I am searching for family WEGIER (WENGER).

--
Ann Linder
Florida USA
Researching
In Sosnowiec: WENGER, WEGIER
In Stopnice & Nowe Korczyn: KAMIENIARZ , SZTEREN, FRYDMAN, ZYLBERBERG,
SILBERBERG, ROTENBERG, NOZYC
In UK: KAMINASH, LEVI, LEVY, KINSLER


JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wascou for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010


JRI Poland #Poland JOWBR Update Announcement - June 2010 #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2010 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update includes more than 108,000 new records and approximately
13,000 new photos. The database is adding 170 new cemeteries along with
updates or additions to an additional 155 cemeteries >from 19 countries.
JOWBR's holdings now exceed 1.4 million records >from approximately 2,700
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 46 countries!

Since our last update, JewishGen was pleased to add a number of new
institutional and individual donors while continuing to work with its
existing valued donor base. An itemization of the larger submissions and
new donors are as follows:

-- Iasi, Romania. Reuven Singer and his team of data entry, translation
and proofreading volunteers have completed their work on all available
burial records for Iasi. This latest installment includes close to 32,000
records to bring the entire data set to 65,000!
-- Lodz, Poland.
o We are pleased to announce that JewishGen and JRI-Poland
have gained permission >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in
Israel" to add the names >from their burial registers to the JOWBR and
JRI-Poland databases. We estimate there will be approximately 70,000 to
75,000 total records. This update includes the first 12,000 records. Our
team of volunteers continue with the data entry and proofreading of the
remaining records. If you?re interested in helping with data entry, please
contact me at NAltman@...
o Thanks to Avigdor Ben-Dov for coordinating additional
submissions of more than 2,000 records >from burials marked by the IDF
working with the Yad LeZehava Holocaust Research Institute (YZI) Witnesses
in Uniform project at three sections of the cemetery in Lodz. This brings
the current number of identified burials to 3,400.
-- Louisville, Kentucky. Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home in
Louisville, Kentucky has compiled extensive information on burials >from 7
Louisville Jewish cemeteries. We greatly appreciate their submission of
basic information for close to 11,500 records. Additional information on
Kentucky genealogical resources and headstone photos for some of the records
can be found at their website: http://www.meyerfuneral.com/
-- Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to the Jewish Museum of Maryland
(www.jewishmuseummd.org) and Deb Weiner for an additional 9,900 records from
the Belair Road and Berrymans Lane Baltimore Hebrew Cemeteries.
-- Maine. Thanks to Harris Gleckman, Project Shammas for "Documenting
Maine Jewry", for submitting close to 6,500 records >from 16 Maine cemeteries
and cemetery sections. Additional information on Maine Jewry can be found
on their site at www.MaineJews.org
-- American Jewish Archives (AJA). We continue to work on various
cemetery records >from across the US ad the Caribbean >from the archives of
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) in
Cincinnati, Ohio, http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ This update
includes more than 6,000 records >from 36 cemeteries. We thank the
administration at the Archives and Jennie Cole for help facilitating the
arrangement.
-- Pennsauken, New Jersey. Our thanks to Rabbi Gary Gans for his
submission of 6,000 records >from the Crescent Memorial Park in Pennsauken,
NJ.
-- Liepaja, Latvia. Our thanks to Paul Berkay, Ella Barkan, and Edward
Anders for their submission of 3,600 records >from the town of Liepaja,
Latvia. Additional information on Liepaja can be found at their website
http://www.liepajajews.org/cem/CemIndex.htm
-- Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Ontario.
Thanks to Kevin Hanit and Allen Halberstadt representing the JGS of Canada
(Toronto) for more than 3,200 records >from 122 updated and new sections of
these two Canadian cemeteries.
-- South Carolina Cemeteries. Thanks to Ann Hellman, president of the
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (http://www.jhssc.org/) for
their additional submission of close to 2,200 burial records and 365 photos
from 5 South Carolina cemeteries.
-- Petach Tikvah, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for her ongoing
work at the Segulah Cemetery in Petach Tikvah for approximately 2,200
additional photos
-- Sacramento, California. Thanks to Bob Wascou for submitting
approximately 2,200 records >from the Home of Peace Cemetery in Sacramento.
-- Various US States. Thanks to Julian H. Preisler of Falling Waters,
West Virginia for submitting more than 2,100 records >from 25 cemeteries in 9
states. For more information on Mr. Preisler's cemetery indexing please see
his website t http://www.jpreisler.com/cemeteryindexes.htm
-- Colma, California. Thanks to Pierre Hahn, Rosanne Leeson, and Jeff
Lewy >from the San Francisco Bay area Jewish Genealogical Society, for adding
close to 2,100 records >from the second book of burial records >from Home of
Peace Cemetery & Emanu-El Mausoleum in, Colma.
-- New Jersey. Thanks to Jerome Nathans and the Jewish Historical
Society of North Jersey (jhsnnj@...) for more than 1,000 records from
5 New Jersey cemeteries.
-- Bavarian Cemeteries. JewishGen has been working with the Bavarian
Ministry to assist them with headstone translations >from various Jewish
cemeteries. Information >from close to 700 translations >from 7 cemeteries,
along with other civil document data >from the Ministry is included in this
update. The Ministry's websites are currently in progress and will provide
additional information and the headstone photos. Our thanks to Evamaria
Brockhoff, Head of the Department of Publications at the Bavarian State
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts / Centre of Bavarian History
www.hdbg.de
-- German Cemeteries. Our thanks to Leo Hoenig for submitting his
collection of German cemetery information >from information collected by
Klaus H.S. Schulte. This update includes 650 records >from 21 small German
cemeteries.
-- South Africa. Thanks to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, "The Traveling
Rabbi", spiritual leader of the South African Country Communities and the
African Jewish Congress for his submission of approximately 450 records and
550 photos >from 13 cemeteries. For additional information, please see
www.africanjewishcongress.com
-- Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June 2010