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The "Galitzianer": Introducing New Editor #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

On behalf of Gesher Galicia's board of directors, it is my pleasure to
introduce Jodi Benjamin, the new editor of the "Galitzianer," the
quarterly research journal of our organization.

Jodi is an experienced writer and editor with a long freelance writing
career. She performed editorial tasks for "The Philadelphia Jewish
Voice." She drafted articles and press releases for Gratz College,
Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, and has written pieces that have
appeared in a variety of local publications. I am delighted that Jodi
will now bring her editorial acumen and commitment to quality
writing to the "Galitzianer" in her new role as editor of the journal.

It has been a privilege for me to serve as your editor for the last
three years. Learning about our authors' Galician roots has been a
rewarding experience, and I have been deeply touched by their
stories and personal accounts. I am grateful to all who have
contributed to our journal in the past or provided valuable feedback,
and I look forward to more robust content and quality writing >from
the "Galitzianer" in the future.

Andrew Zalewski
Gesher Galicia Board Member
Public Education Subsection

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia The "Galitzianer": Introducing New Editor #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

On behalf of Gesher Galicia's board of directors, it is my pleasure to
introduce Jodi Benjamin, the new editor of the "Galitzianer," the
quarterly research journal of our organization.

Jodi is an experienced writer and editor with a long freelance writing
career. She performed editorial tasks for "The Philadelphia Jewish
Voice." She drafted articles and press releases for Gratz College,
Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, and has written pieces that have
appeared in a variety of local publications. I am delighted that Jodi
will now bring her editorial acumen and commitment to quality
writing to the "Galitzianer" in her new role as editor of the journal.

It has been a privilege for me to serve as your editor for the last
three years. Learning about our authors' Galician roots has been a
rewarding experience, and I have been deeply touched by their
stories and personal accounts. I am grateful to all who have
contributed to our journal in the past or provided valuable feedback,
and I look forward to more robust content and quality writing >from
the "Galitzianer" in the future.

Andrew Zalewski
Gesher Galicia Board Member
Public Education Subsection

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Jewish Genealogical conference in Cleveland, in summer of 2019 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

I am back trying to promote our genealogical conference:  http://www.iajgs2019.org .   In my
personal experience, such conferences were always very helpful, and I learned a lot on each of them.

I want to ask all our members,  and there are more than 800 members of
Bessarabia Discussion group, if you are planning to come to the conference
in summer of 2019.  I would be glad to know that.  We may need your help as
volunteers for our SIG and many activities.

Also if you are thinking of presenting at the conference, we can talk about it, and that would be
great to know.

We definitely will participate in Share Fair, will have our regular Bessarabia SIG Meeting, hope
will have several presentations on topics close to our region.

Depending on how many people even thinking to come,  we can plan our participation at the
conference:

- Do we want to have Bessarabia SIG Lunch or Breakfast?
- Do you want to participate in a Computer Workshop, to learn many method of the Genealogical
research?
- Please let us know if you are going to participate and you are looking for a specific topic to discuss.
- Do you like our several panel discussions at previous conferences and want another one this year?

Any ideas of better participation in the conference are very welcome.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan and Inna Vayner
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Jewish Genealogical conference in Cleveland, in summer of 2019 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hello everybody,

I am back trying to promote our genealogical conference:  http://www.iajgs2019.org .   In my
personal experience, such conferences were always very helpful, and I learned a lot on each of them.

I want to ask all our members,  and there are more than 800 members of
Bessarabia Discussion group, if you are planning to come to the conference
in summer of 2019.  I would be glad to know that.  We may need your help as
volunteers for our SIG and many activities.

Also if you are thinking of presenting at the conference, we can talk about it, and that would be
great to know.

We definitely will participate in Share Fair, will have our regular Bessarabia SIG Meeting, hope
will have several presentations on topics close to our region.

Depending on how many people even thinking to come,  we can plan our participation at the
conference:

- Do we want to have Bessarabia SIG Lunch or Breakfast?
- Do you want to participate in a Computer Workshop, to learn many method of the Genealogical
research?
- Please let us know if you are going to participate and you are looking for a specific topic to discuss.
- Do you like our several panel discussions at previous conferences and want another one this year?

Any ideas of better participation in the conference are very welcome.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan and Inna Vayner
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Re: DNA tests in Israel #dna

Eric Mack
 

I live in Israel and am a paid subscribe to MyHeritage, because of their
extensive genealogy data base and their matching features.

I just (re-)tried to upload my DNA kit >from Ancestry.

The MyHeritage screen tells me: "DNA tests are not available in Israel."

Eric Mack, Jerusalem


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA tests in Israel #dna

Eric Mack
 

I live in Israel and am a paid subscribe to MyHeritage, because of their
extensive genealogy data base and their matching features.

I just (re-)tried to upload my DNA kit >from Ancestry.

The MyHeritage screen tells me: "DNA tests are not available in Israel."

Eric Mack, Jerusalem


Researching the KATZ family from the Pandelys Stetl and the DERMAN family from Kaunas #general

jonathan goldstine
 

My grandfather, William KATZ, was born in Pandelys around 1886 and
emigrated to NYC in the early 1900's. He owned a shoe store in Manhattan
for many years on Columbus Ave. his parents were Joseph and Fannie BRILL.
His sister, Sara Mashe, married Louis DERMAN, who I think was >from Kaunas
stetl based on NYC records. William had a younger brother, Nathan, who
emigrated to NYC in the early 1900's. Any advice or pointers on research
are much appreciated.
I have joined the Kaunas and Karasai sigs and am working to learn about
Lithuanian Jewish genealogy.
I have done autosomal dna with family tree dna.

Jonathan Goldstine
Knoxville, TN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Researching the KATZ family from the Pandelys Stetl and the DERMAN family from Kaunas #general

jonathan goldstine
 

My grandfather, William KATZ, was born in Pandelys around 1886 and
emigrated to NYC in the early 1900's. He owned a shoe store in Manhattan
for many years on Columbus Ave. his parents were Joseph and Fannie BRILL.
His sister, Sara Mashe, married Louis DERMAN, who I think was >from Kaunas
stetl based on NYC records. William had a younger brother, Nathan, who
emigrated to NYC in the early 1900's. Any advice or pointers on research
are much appreciated.
I have joined the Kaunas and Karasai sigs and am working to learn about
Lithuanian Jewish genealogy.
I have done autosomal dna with family tree dna.

Jonathan Goldstine
Knoxville, TN


Finding Your Roots Begins New Season January 8 at 8:00PMP ET #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Finding Your Roots, with Henry Louis Gates, begins its new season on
January 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET on your local PBS station. Check your local
station guide. This is the fifth season of the show-the episode guide may be
found at:
http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/about/season-5-episode-guide/
The new season includes Andy Samberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Sarah Silverman and
many more. The ten episodes will have 26 guests learning about their family
history.
see: https://www.pbs.org/video/season-5-preview-uv6am6/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding Your Roots Begins New Season January 8 at 8:00PMP ET #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Finding Your Roots, with Henry Louis Gates, begins its new season on
January 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET on your local PBS station. Check your local
station guide. This is the fifth season of the show-the episode guide may be
found at:
http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/about/season-5-episode-guide/
The new season includes Andy Samberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Sarah Silverman and
many more. The ten episodes will have 26 guests learning about their family
history.
see: https://www.pbs.org/video/season-5-preview-uv6am6/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Chicago area burial #general

bernerfolk
 

I'm trying to learn the father's name >from a burial near Chicago and
haven't had any luck with online resources. The information I have is:
Hyman SCHNEIDER, died 24 Dec, 1957 in Oak Park, Ill.
Burial place: Chicago & Suburban Cemetery, Maywood, Ill

I can't find any information on Chicago & Suburban Cemetery, is anyone
familiar with it?

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chicago area burial #general

bernerfolk
 

I'm trying to learn the father's name >from a burial near Chicago and
haven't had any luck with online resources. The information I have is:
Hyman SCHNEIDER, died 24 Dec, 1957 in Oak Park, Ill.
Burial place: Chicago & Suburban Cemetery, Maywood, Ill

I can't find any information on Chicago & Suburban Cemetery, is anyone
familiar with it?

Sherri Venditti
The Berkshires, USA


Multiple marriages to the same person #general

Paul Blumstein
 

As I'm adding info to my tree >from online record sources, I've been
encountering something that has happened several times recently but not
in the past.

I'm finding marriage records and licenses for couples that have already
been married. For example, a couple may get married in the '50s, have
several kids and get a marriage license again in the '70s. Usually, but
not always, in the same city.

So, my question is why does this happen? Was the first for religious
reasons and the second for civil reasons? Or, did they separate and get
back together? Or need paperwork to prove their marriage that they didn't
get the first time? All of the above?

I don't know if it is odder that I haven't seen that before or that it
happens at all.

Paul Blumstein

Researching Poland: BLUMSTEIN, KRET; Hungary: EIDELHOCH, LOVINGER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Multiple marriages to the same person #general

Paul Blumstein
 

As I'm adding info to my tree >from online record sources, I've been
encountering something that has happened several times recently but not
in the past.

I'm finding marriage records and licenses for couples that have already
been married. For example, a couple may get married in the '50s, have
several kids and get a marriage license again in the '70s. Usually, but
not always, in the same city.

So, my question is why does this happen? Was the first for religious
reasons and the second for civil reasons? Or, did they separate and get
back together? Or need paperwork to prove their marriage that they didn't
get the first time? All of the above?

I don't know if it is odder that I haven't seen that before or that it
happens at all.

Paul Blumstein

Researching Poland: BLUMSTEIN, KRET; Hungary: EIDELHOCH, LOVINGER


Re: DNA tests in Israel #dna

Patricia Kreel
 

I had my genetic dna test with LivingDNA however I cannot download it on
any of the sites. They claim that one can but it is not working . I
belong to MyHeritage and Ancestry.com and am contemplating doing a test
with Ancestry. My Heritage says no dna downloads or tests are available
for Israel.

Patsy Kreel
Sede Ilan Israel


DNA Research #DNA Re: DNA tests in Israel #dna

Patricia Kreel
 

I had my genetic dna test with LivingDNA however I cannot download it on
any of the sites. They claim that one can but it is not working . I
belong to MyHeritage and Ancestry.com and am contemplating doing a test
with Ancestry. My Heritage says no dna downloads or tests are available
for Israel.

Patsy Kreel
Sede Ilan Israel


Re: DNA tests in Israel #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

Friends,
This is my understanding of the situation:
1. Israeli law (due to concern about mamzerim) has a law that prohibits DNA
testing for the purpose of "finding family". As far as I know paternity
tests and health tests are still permitted. This law is about 2 years old.
2. My Heritage does not sell to Israelis or allow uploads >from Israeli
computers. Some people have their data uploaded >from the US or elsewhere.
3. I have purchased and sent DNA kits >from FTDNA to Israel, that were
returned directly to the lab in Houston. Some were prior to the passage of
this law. Since I live in the US, I was able to upload the results of the
Israeli kits to MyHeritage.
4. I have a number of Israeli matches on MyHeritage to my own kit - and
their MyHeritage site and information is in Hebrew

Sarah Meyer
Georgetown, TX
https://www.sarahsgenies.com

^^^
Martin Davis martindavis@hotmail.com wrote:

Yohanan Loeffler: "My understanding is that the tests are prohibited by
the Israeli law. Therefore MyHeritage, as an Israeli company, can't
sell a kit to anyone with address in Israel. An Israeli can do a test
only if someone >from overseas order the kit to their overseas address
and send it back >from overseas, and the account should be linked to an
overseas email. I wonder what does the law say and what is the rule for
kits >from other companies, e.g. FamilyTreeDNA."

Is that really so - no statement like that should be published without
citing the actual facts - it is just hearsay.

I would, at a minimum, want to know which Israeli 'law' this is -
definitely not the one that has been proposed to be used to establish
the right of return for former citizens of the FSU. I match with dozens
of Israeli kits on myHeritage and FTDNA and cannot imagine they, or the
various DNA testing centres based in Israel, are breaking or bending
the law but I'm happy to learn new facts!


DNA Research #DNA RE: DNA tests in Israel #dna

Sarah L Meyer
 

Friends,
This is my understanding of the situation:
1. Israeli law (due to concern about mamzerim) has a law that prohibits DNA
testing for the purpose of "finding family". As far as I know paternity
tests and health tests are still permitted. This law is about 2 years old.
2. My Heritage does not sell to Israelis or allow uploads >from Israeli
computers. Some people have their data uploaded >from the US or elsewhere.
3. I have purchased and sent DNA kits >from FTDNA to Israel, that were
returned directly to the lab in Houston. Some were prior to the passage of
this law. Since I live in the US, I was able to upload the results of the
Israeli kits to MyHeritage.
4. I have a number of Israeli matches on MyHeritage to my own kit - and
their MyHeritage site and information is in Hebrew

Sarah Meyer
Georgetown, TX
https://www.sarahsgenies.com

^^^
Martin Davis martindavis@hotmail.com wrote:

Yohanan Loeffler: "My understanding is that the tests are prohibited by
the Israeli law. Therefore MyHeritage, as an Israeli company, can't
sell a kit to anyone with address in Israel. An Israeli can do a test
only if someone >from overseas order the kit to their overseas address
and send it back >from overseas, and the account should be linked to an
overseas email. I wonder what does the law say and what is the rule for
kits >from other companies, e.g. FamilyTreeDNA."

Is that really so - no statement like that should be published without
citing the actual facts - it is just hearsay.

I would, at a minimum, want to know which Israeli 'law' this is -
definitely not the one that has been proposed to be used to establish
the right of return for former citizens of the FSU. I match with dozens
of Israeli kits on myHeritage and FTDNA and cannot imagine they, or the
various DNA testing centres based in Israel, are breaking or bending
the law but I'm happy to learn new facts!


Yizkor Book Project, December 2018 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I seem to have surprised myself by what we managed to achieve over
December in the Yizkor Book Project and the long list of new entries
and updates at the end of this report does bear witness to this.

I am pleased to say that, once again, we completely uploaded another
Yizkor book and this time for Monor, Hungary. Judith Lipmanson was
behind this project becoming a reality and we do thank her sincerely
for this. In addition, we were able to complete the online version of
the "Preserving Our Litvak Heritage" book which is also available as a
hard copy via the Yizkor Books in Print Project.

And regarding this project, it also provided some additional welcome
surprises for us - over the last month, no less than three new published
books became available. They are:

- The "Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book" on the Dnipropetrovsk
(Dnipro), Ukraine community
- The "The Zbaraz Memorial Book" on the Zbarazh, Ukraine community
- The "Resistance and Death in the Czenstochower Ghetto" on the
Czestochowa, Poland community

I'm really in awe of this remarkable achievement by Joel Alpert's
dedicated team and wish them "yeshar koach" and, at the same time, thank
them for the wonderful books that they continue to publish on a regular
basis. By-the-way, purchase details of these and all the other published
books can be found on YBIP page, the link for which appears at the end of
this report.

Being that it is the end of 2018, it seems appropriate to note a few
facts and figures about our project. Within the Yizkor Book Project,
there are now:

- over 900 translation projects of which 154 are complete projects with
many others heading towards completion.
- 2,255 entries - which are complete articles covering particular
communities. Notably, many of these come >from the Pinkasei Hakehillot
(Encyclopaedias of Jewish Communities) volumes translated >from the
original Hebrew.
- 78 published books by the YBIP Project.

I don't wish to overwhelm you with too many facts & figures but at the
same time, do want you to appreciate the extent of the YB Project that we
volunteers and professional translators continue to make progress with,
month in and month out.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out during
December:

We have added in one new book:

- Torchin, Ukraine (Torchin, our lost but not forgotten town)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Torchin/Torchin.html

We have added in 10 new entries:

- Akmene, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_001.html

- Cekiske, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_006.html

- Erzvilkas, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_020.html

- Garliava, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_025.html

- Gelvonai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_031.html

- Grinkiskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_043.html

- Kudirkos-Naumiestis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage -
Volume I) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_119.html

- Kybartai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_142.html

- Lazdijai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_234.html

- Seirijai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_431.html

And we have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

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

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochover Landsmanschaft in Montreal)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa3/Czestochowa3.html

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

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

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

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kremenets3/Kremenets3.html

- Monor, Hungary (Bound by Fate: In Memory of the Jewish Community of
Monor) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Monor/Monor.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memories >from Nowy-Dwor)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nowy_dwor1/nowy_dwor1.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins
of an annihilated Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

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

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the
neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

- We want to live www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
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
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Wishing you all a peaceful, successful and healthful 2019,
Lance Ackerfeld, Yizkor Book Project Manager


Early American SIG #USA Yizkor Book Project, December 2018 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I seem to have surprised myself by what we managed to achieve over
December in the Yizkor Book Project and the long list of new entries
and updates at the end of this report does bear witness to this.

I am pleased to say that, once again, we completely uploaded another
Yizkor book and this time for Monor, Hungary. Judith Lipmanson was
behind this project becoming a reality and we do thank her sincerely
for this. In addition, we were able to complete the online version of
the "Preserving Our Litvak Heritage" book which is also available as a
hard copy via the Yizkor Books in Print Project.

And regarding this project, it also provided some additional welcome
surprises for us - over the last month, no less than three new published
books became available. They are:

- The "Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book" on the Dnipropetrovsk
(Dnipro), Ukraine community
- The "The Zbaraz Memorial Book" on the Zbarazh, Ukraine community
- The "Resistance and Death in the Czenstochower Ghetto" on the
Czestochowa, Poland community

I'm really in awe of this remarkable achievement by Joel Alpert's
dedicated team and wish them "yeshar koach" and, at the same time, thank
them for the wonderful books that they continue to publish on a regular
basis. By-the-way, purchase details of these and all the other published
books can be found on YBIP page, the link for which appears at the end of
this report.

Being that it is the end of 2018, it seems appropriate to note a few
facts and figures about our project. Within the Yizkor Book Project,
there are now:

- over 900 translation projects of which 154 are complete projects with
many others heading towards completion.
- 2,255 entries - which are complete articles covering particular
communities. Notably, many of these come >from the Pinkasei Hakehillot
(Encyclopaedias of Jewish Communities) volumes translated >from the
original Hebrew.
- 78 published books by the YBIP Project.

I don't wish to overwhelm you with too many facts & figures but at the
same time, do want you to appreciate the extent of the YB Project that we
volunteers and professional translators continue to make progress with,
month in and month out.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out during
December:

We have added in one new book:

- Torchin, Ukraine (Torchin, our lost but not forgotten town)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Torchin/Torchin.html

We have added in 10 new entries:

- Akmene, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_001.html

- Cekiske, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_006.html

- Erzvilkas, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_020.html

- Garliava, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_025.html

- Gelvonai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_031.html

- Grinkiskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_043.html

- Kudirkos-Naumiestis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage -
Volume I) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_119.html

- Kybartai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_142.html

- Lazdijai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_234.html

- Seirijai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_431.html

And we have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

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

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Podlaska/Biala_Podlaska.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochover Landsmanschaft in Montreal)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa3/Czestochowa3.html

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

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

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

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kremenets3/Kremenets3.html

- Monor, Hungary (Bound by Fate: In Memory of the Jewish Community of
Monor) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Monor/Monor.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memories >from Nowy-Dwor)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nowy_dwor1/nowy_dwor1.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins
of an annihilated Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

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

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the
neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

- We want to live www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
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
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Wishing you all a peaceful, successful and healthful 2019,
Lance Ackerfeld, Yizkor Book Project Manager

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