Date   

(Germany) More on German National Library Decides to Put BackOnline the Digitized Exile Press #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Since my posting on the German National Library Digitized Exile Press back
online I received several questions about how to find the collection on the
website. As the collection was available as of 1 December, which was after
my original posting I had not checked where to access it. I do not speak
nor read German, therefore, I used the Chrome browser which translates for
you. I went to the link in the original posting the portal of the German
National Library (www.dnb.de) and typed in exilpresse. On the dropdown list
in the index is "exile collections". I clicked on that which took me to:
http://www.dnb.de/EN/Wir/Projekte/Archiv/exilpresseDigital.html

I clicked on the link within that notice for information on the digitized
journals and holdings:
http://www.dnb.de/EN/DEA/Kataloge/Exilpresse/exilpresseDigital.html
which lists all the German exile press journals. Note, they are only in German.
You can go directly to this link without going through the earlier links.

If you have further questions about how to use the website or the collection
I recommend you contact the Library at the "contact" link in the upper left
hand corner.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German SIG #Germany (Germany) More on German National Library Decides to Put BackOnline the Digitized Exile Press #germany

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Since my posting on the German National Library Digitized Exile Press back
online I received several questions about how to find the collection on the
website. As the collection was available as of 1 December, which was after
my original posting I had not checked where to access it. I do not speak
nor read German, therefore, I used the Chrome browser which translates for
you. I went to the link in the original posting the portal of the German
National Library (www.dnb.de) and typed in exilpresse. On the dropdown list
in the index is "exile collections". I clicked on that which took me to:
http://www.dnb.de/EN/Wir/Projekte/Archiv/exilpresseDigital.html

I clicked on the link within that notice for information on the digitized
journals and holdings:
http://www.dnb.de/EN/DEA/Kataloge/Exilpresse/exilpresseDigital.html
which lists all the German exile press journals. Note, they are only in German.
You can go directly to this link without going through the earlier links.

If you have further questions about how to use the website or the collection
I recommend you contact the Library at the "contact" link in the upper left
hand corner.

Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Starokonstantinov, Ukraine Birth Records 1866-1916 #ukraine

Barry E Chernick
 

Larry asked for the Starokonstantinov, Ukraine Birth Records 1866-1916
translation project

Is this just:
1, births in Staro-Konstantinov, or also in the shtetlach
nearby (such as Lyubar and Ostropol)
2, just Jewish births of >from other ethnic groups
The records do include nearby communities. Some Chernick family
birth records, which I got in 2003/2004 included births for Chernick
cousins living in Krasilov, Samchiki, Reshnevka and Starok.
All the birth records are for Jewish families.
See this page
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasilov/Starokonstantinov_Birth_Record
s.html
for a sample of what I found in 2003/2004.

Barry Chernick


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Starokonstantinov, Ukraine Birth Records 1866-1916 #ukraine

Barry E Chernick
 

Larry asked for the Starokonstantinov, Ukraine Birth Records 1866-1916
translation project

Is this just:
1, births in Staro-Konstantinov, or also in the shtetlach
nearby (such as Lyubar and Ostropol)
2, just Jewish births of >from other ethnic groups
The records do include nearby communities. Some Chernick family
birth records, which I got in 2003/2004 included births for Chernick
cousins living in Krasilov, Samchiki, Reshnevka and Starok.
All the birth records are for Jewish families.
See this page
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Krasilov/Starokonstantinov_Birth_Record
s.html
for a sample of what I found in 2003/2004.

Barry Chernick


Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #ukraine

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor Book
Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and made
freely available to all of those with this interest in this community. If
you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we currently
have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this
report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk (Vitsyebsk,
Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail. Now these projects are
just waiting for coordinators to take them on and lead through the
translation of these books. If this community is important to you and you're
ready for a challenge which will provide beneficial informational rewards
for all those people like yourself, please contact me and I'll explain how
we can go forward. In fact, if there is any online Yizkor book project that
you see that has no coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to
reply to explain what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were graciously
provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same over many years, and
as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading audience of these unique
Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and appreciate his unending dedication
to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia; In memory of the
destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #ukraine

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor Book
Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and made
freely available to all of those with this interest in this community. If
you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we currently
have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this
report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk (Vitsyebsk,
Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail. Now these projects are
just waiting for coordinators to take them on and lead through the
translation of these books. If this community is important to you and you're
ready for a challenge which will provide beneficial informational rewards
for all those people like yourself, please contact me and I'll explain how
we can go forward. In fact, if there is any online Yizkor book project that
you see that has no coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to
reply to explain what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were graciously
provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same over many years, and
as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading audience of these unique
Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and appreciate his unending dedication
to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia; In memory of the
destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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


Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #subcarpathia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor Book
Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and made
freely available to all of those with this interest in this community. If
you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we currently
have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this
report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk (Vitsyebsk,
Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail. Now these projects are
just waiting for coordinators to take them on and lead through the
translation of these books. If this community is important to you and you're
ready for a challenge which will provide beneficial informational rewards
for all those people like yourself, please contact me and I'll explain how
we can go forward. In fact, if there is any online Yizkor book project that
you see that has no coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to
reply to explain what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were graciously
provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same over many years, and
as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading audience of these unique
Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and appreciate his unending dedication
to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia; In memory of the
destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #subcarpathia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor Book
Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and made
freely available to all of those with this interest in this community. If
you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we currently
have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this
report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk (Vitsyebsk,
Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail. Now these projects are
just waiting for coordinators to take them on and lead through the
translation of these books. If this community is important to you and you're
ready for a challenge which will provide beneficial informational rewards
for all those people like yourself, please contact me and I'll explain how
we can go forward. In fact, if there is any online Yizkor book project that
you see that has no coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to
reply to explain what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were graciously
provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same over many years, and
as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading audience of these unique
Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and appreciate his unending dedication
to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia; In memory of the
destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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


Re: Verkhnayaya Marianovka Mass Grave #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

I pointed you in the November Monthly report on two articles about Verkhyaya
Marianovka (Moldova) killing of disabled Jews.

There is a continuation to the article.  Person who wrote the articles, is a
local historian, resident of Kaushany, Moldova.  He helped our group in many
ways, including photographing some of the cemetery monuments.  He and
several other people were in touch with local elderly people and found Mass
Grave where the Verhnayaya Marianovka disabled Jews, and some non-Jews were
buried.  The place has about 200-300 bodies covered.  The Mass Grave is in
the open field, far >from any roads.

The question I want to ask you is how properly handle this.  Definitely
there should be a monument letting people know about this, but should the
bones be moved to other place for the burial?

I am in consultation with Jews in Israel.  Some are saying that all the
remains should be re-buried at the Jewish cemetery, because as of these
people did not have a proper burial at all.  The others are saying that we
do not have to touch the remains and leave them as is.  Also some of the
killed people were not Jewish, but majority were Jewish.

I am looking forward to hear >from you,

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia RE: Verkhnayaya Marianovka Mass Grave #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

I pointed you in the November Monthly report on two articles about Verkhyaya
Marianovka (Moldova) killing of disabled Jews.

There is a continuation to the article.  Person who wrote the articles, is a
local historian, resident of Kaushany, Moldova.  He helped our group in many
ways, including photographing some of the cemetery monuments.  He and
several other people were in touch with local elderly people and found Mass
Grave where the Verhnayaya Marianovka disabled Jews, and some non-Jews were
buried.  The place has about 200-300 bodies covered.  The Mass Grave is in
the open field, far >from any roads.

The question I want to ask you is how properly handle this.  Definitely
there should be a monument letting people know about this, but should the
bones be moved to other place for the burial?

I am in consultation with Jews in Israel.  Some are saying that all the
remains should be re-buried at the Jewish cemetery, because as of these
people did not have a proper burial at all.  The others are saying that we
do not have to touch the remains and leave them as is.  Also some of the
killed people were not Jewish, but majority were Jewish.

I am looking forward to hear >from you,

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator


Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #bessarabia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor Book
Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and made
freely available to all of those with this interest in this community. If
you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we currently
have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this
report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk (Vitsyebsk,
Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail. Now these projects are
just waiting for coordinators to take them on and lead through the
translation of these books. If this community is important to you and you're
ready for a challenge which will provide beneficial informational rewards
for all those people like yourself, please contact me and I'll explain how
we can go forward. In fact, if there is any online Yizkor book project that
you see that has no coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to
reply to explain what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were graciously
provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same over many years, and
as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading audience of these unique
Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and appreciate his unending dedication
to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia; In memory of the
destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #bessarabia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor Book
Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and made
freely available to all of those with this interest in this community. If
you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we currently
have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this
report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk (Vitsyebsk,
Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail. Now these projects are
just waiting for coordinators to take them on and lead through the
translation of these books. If this community is important to you and you're
ready for a challenge which will provide beneficial informational rewards
for all those people like yourself, please contact me and I'll explain how
we can go forward. In fact, if there is any online Yizkor book project that
you see that has no coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to
reply to explain what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were graciously
provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same over many years, and
as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading audience of these unique
Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and appreciate his unending dedication
to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia; In memory of the
destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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


Re: which company's test to use? #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

I strongly recommend FTDNA for the following reasons:
1) It keeps the sample so there is no need to re-sample if later you decide
to do a Y test (Men only) or an mtDNA test.
2) It uses a cheek swab, which is much easier to get right the first time,
especially if you are doing an elderly person
3) It is on sale now for $59 for Family finder and there are coupons out
there for Y tests
4) It has a chromosome browser so that you can see where your match matches
you (and any known cousins that have tested)
5) It does have the capability of adding a family tree
I have tested at both FTDNA and Ancestry.
Ancestry does not have a chromosome browser and only relies on public trees-
and for many of us, there are few out there - and they tend to be small.
In either case one can upload to gedmatch.com and get the top matches from
all the three main companies. That is free.
Ancestry seems to go lower on the amount of DNA required to call a person a
match. Certainly it is lower at the distant end of the match list than
FTDNA and even FTDNA will count more segments into the total than some of
the experts would include.

Sarah L M Christiansen
Georgetown Texas
http://genealogy.smcactuary.net

---
From: sachs@nova.org
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:30:21 -0500 (EST)

Mark E Strauss wrote that he recommend starting with Ancestry, and then for
a small additional charge, you can transfer the results to Family Tree DNA
(FTDNA) as well as gedmatch.com, which is a free site. However he did not
mentioned the latest to enter the field, MyHeritage DNA. You should also
upload your autosomal DNA test results to them.


DNA Research #DNA RE: which company's test to use? #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

I strongly recommend FTDNA for the following reasons:
1) It keeps the sample so there is no need to re-sample if later you decide
to do a Y test (Men only) or an mtDNA test.
2) It uses a cheek swab, which is much easier to get right the first time,
especially if you are doing an elderly person
3) It is on sale now for $59 for Family finder and there are coupons out
there for Y tests
4) It has a chromosome browser so that you can see where your match matches
you (and any known cousins that have tested)
5) It does have the capability of adding a family tree
I have tested at both FTDNA and Ancestry.
Ancestry does not have a chromosome browser and only relies on public trees-
and for many of us, there are few out there - and they tend to be small.
In either case one can upload to gedmatch.com and get the top matches from
all the three main companies. That is free.
Ancestry seems to go lower on the amount of DNA required to call a person a
match. Certainly it is lower at the distant end of the match list than
FTDNA and even FTDNA will count more segments into the total than some of
the experts would include.

Sarah L M Christiansen
Georgetown Texas
http://genealogy.smcactuary.net

---
From: sachs@nova.org
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:30:21 -0500 (EST)

Mark E Strauss wrote that he recommend starting with Ancestry, and then for
a small additional charge, you can transfer the results to Family Tree DNA
(FTDNA) as well as gedmatch.com, which is a free site. However he did not
mentioned the latest to enter the field, MyHeritage DNA. You should also
upload your autosomal DNA test results to them.


Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MOD. NOTE: Please see especially the mentions below of these Galician
towns: Dobromil, Ozerna, and Zbarazh, Ukraine.]

Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor
Book Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and
made freely available to all of those with this interest in this community.
If you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we
currently have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the
end of this report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk
(Vitsyebsk, Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't
read Hebrew or Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail.
Now these projects are just waiting for coordinators to take them on
and lead through the translation of these books. If this community is
important to you and you're ready for a challenge which will provide
beneficial informational rewards for all those people like yourself,
please contact me and I'll explain how we can go forward. In fact, if
there is any online Yizkor book project that you see that has no
coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to reply to explain
what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were
graciously provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same
over many years, and as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading
audience of these unique Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and
appreciate his unending dedication to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns
of Old Rafalowka, New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine
(Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village;
memorial book for the Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland
(Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia;
In memory of the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
(Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine
(Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MOD. NOTE: Please see especially the mentions below of these Galician
towns: Dobromil, Ozerna, and Zbarazh, Ukraine.]

Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor
Book Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and
made freely available to all of those with this interest in this community.
If you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we
currently have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the
end of this report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk
(Vitsyebsk, Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't
read Hebrew or Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail.
Now these projects are just waiting for coordinators to take them on
and lead through the translation of these books. If this community is
important to you and you're ready for a challenge which will provide
beneficial informational rewards for all those people like yourself,
please contact me and I'll explain how we can go forward. In fact, if
there is any online Yizkor book project that you see that has no
coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to reply to explain
what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were
graciously provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same
over many years, and as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading
audience of these unique Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and
appreciate his unending dedication to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns
of Old Rafalowka, New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine
(Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village;
memorial book for the Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland
(Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia;
In memory of the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
(Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine
(Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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


Joseph Feldman and more #yiddish

steve725@...
 

Hi all,

Someone who is researching the singer/entertainer Joseph Feldman is looking
for his obituary, date of death, burial info, etc. Anyone know anything?

On another note, being the archivist for the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance, I
am privy to much info regarding the Yiddish theatre. Also, for the past few
years, I have been researching Yiddish theatre and vaudeville and now have a
list of nearly 14,000! Yiddish theatre/vaudeville productions >from North
America, which I hope to put online as a free and searchable database.... So
if anyone need a lookup, write to me with the specifics, and I'll try to
answer your questions.

Also I am taking into my archive Yiddish theatre photographs, records,
documents, etc., so if you have any that you are willing to send to me,
please let me know too. Meanwhile here are a number of online exhibitions
that may interest you, which appear on my "Museum of the Yiddish Theatre"
website:

"The Celia Adler Story....her life in the Yiddish theatre, and more." This
multimedia exhibition can be found at
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/moyt/cadler.htm.

"Voices of the Yiddish Theatre" (dozens of photos of the YT folk and their
songs) at This multimedia exhibition can be found at
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/moyt/hof/vyt.htm.

The Current Exhibition page can be found at
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/moyt/exhibitions/current-exhibitions.ht
m.

And, of course, there is my virtual Museum of Family History, which can be
found at http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com.

I also have a Yiddish Theatre Facebook page, which you are invited to join,
at https://www.facebook.com/groups/196636633842178. Lots of good stuff to
read and see!

Museum of Family History Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/groups/museumoffamilyhistory/.


Best wishes,
Steve Lasky
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Joseph Feldman and more #yiddish

steve725@...
 

Hi all,

Someone who is researching the singer/entertainer Joseph Feldman is looking
for his obituary, date of death, burial info, etc. Anyone know anything?

On another note, being the archivist for the Yiddish Theatrical Alliance, I
am privy to much info regarding the Yiddish theatre. Also, for the past few
years, I have been researching Yiddish theatre and vaudeville and now have a
list of nearly 14,000! Yiddish theatre/vaudeville productions >from North
America, which I hope to put online as a free and searchable database.... So
if anyone need a lookup, write to me with the specifics, and I'll try to
answer your questions.

Also I am taking into my archive Yiddish theatre photographs, records,
documents, etc., so if you have any that you are willing to send to me,
please let me know too. Meanwhile here are a number of online exhibitions
that may interest you, which appear on my "Museum of the Yiddish Theatre"
website:

"The Celia Adler Story....her life in the Yiddish theatre, and more." This
multimedia exhibition can be found at
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/moyt/cadler.htm.

"Voices of the Yiddish Theatre" (dozens of photos of the YT folk and their
songs) at This multimedia exhibition can be found at
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/moyt/hof/vyt.htm.

The Current Exhibition page can be found at
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/moyt/exhibitions/current-exhibitions.ht
m.

And, of course, there is my virtual Museum of Family History, which can be
found at http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com.

I also have a Yiddish Theatre Facebook page, which you are invited to join,
at https://www.facebook.com/groups/196636633842178. Lots of good stuff to
read and see!

Museum of Family History Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/groups/museumoffamilyhistory/.


Best wishes,
Steve Lasky
steve@museumoffamilyhistory.com


Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #yiddish

bounce-3242640-772983@...
 

Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor Book
Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and made
freely available to all of those with this interest in this community. If
you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we currently
have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this
report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk (Vitsyebsk,
Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail. Now these projects are
just waiting for coordinators to take them on and lead through the
translation of these books. If this community is important to you and you're
ready for a challenge which will provide beneficial informational rewards
for all those people like yourself, please contact me and I'll explain how
we can go forward. In fact, if there is any online Yizkor book project that
you see that has no coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to
reply to explain what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were graciously
provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same over many years, and
as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading audience of these unique
Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and appreciate his unending dedication
to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia; In memory of the
destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #yiddish

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Shalom,

Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor Book
Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and made
freely available to all of those with this interest in this community. If
you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we currently
have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this
report.

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk (Vitsyebsk,
Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail. Now these projects are
just waiting for coordinators to take them on and lead through the
translation of these books. If this community is important to you and you're
ready for a challenge which will provide beneficial informational rewards
for all those people like yourself, please contact me and I'll explain how
we can go forward. In fact, if there is any online Yizkor book project that
you see that has no coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to
reply to explain what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were graciously
provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same over many years, and
as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading audience of these unique
Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and appreciate his unending dedication
to these projects.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over November.

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk/Vitebsk.html

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Vitebsk1/Vitebsk1.html

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom1_00077.html

- Circ, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo481.html

- Koloniya Olizarka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf277.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/akkerman/akk272.html

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo246.html

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova (Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Balti/Balti.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.html

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

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kishinev/Kishinev.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dobromil/Dobromil.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia; In memory of the
destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce/Siedlce.html

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.html

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

Some important links to note:

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

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

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