Date   

Rootsweb Review Ceases Operation #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The current issue of Rootsweb Review is the last issue. This does not mean
that Rootsweb itself has ceased operation. The Rootsweb mailing lists,
message boards and search engines and their Facebook group of Rootsweb
Genealogists are still viable. To read more go to:
http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/review/2011/1214.html

Thank you to Megan Smolenyak and her Genealogy Round Up for alerting us to
this latest change at Rootsweb.

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


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rootsweb Review Ceases Operation #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The current issue of Rootsweb Review is the last issue. This does not mean
that Rootsweb itself has ceased operation. The Rootsweb mailing lists,
message boards and search engines and their Facebook group of Rootsweb
Genealogists are still viable. To read more go to:
http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/review/2011/1214.html

Thank you to Megan Smolenyak and her Genealogy Round Up for alerting us to
this latest change at Rootsweb.

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


Connecticut genealogy research help needed. #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I've read that Connecticut birth records that are not more than 100
year old, are not available to the public, except if you are an
immediate relative. However, I've also read that " y becoming a member
of a local Connecticut genealogy society, you are then permitted to
access any records at all." Can one join one of these societies, and
have access to city hall records than are later than 100 years ago?
Does one have to be a Connecticut resident?

Also, I am looking for someone to hire who has experience looking for a
divorce record, that might have occurred in either Hartford or Rocky Hill,
in the 1920s. I don't even know though, if such a record is possible to
find or not, especially without knowing the exact year, or specific court,
and whether those would be available for public viewing or not.

Thanks for any information that anyone can provide.

Mark London
Natick, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Connecticut genealogy research help needed. #general

Mark London <mrl@...>
 

Hi - I've read that Connecticut birth records that are not more than 100
year old, are not available to the public, except if you are an
immediate relative. However, I've also read that " y becoming a member
of a local Connecticut genealogy society, you are then permitted to
access any records at all." Can one join one of these societies, and
have access to city hall records than are later than 100 years ago?
Does one have to be a Connecticut resident?

Also, I am looking for someone to hire who has experience looking for a
divorce record, that might have occurred in either Hartford or Rocky Hill,
in the 1920s. I don't even know though, if such a record is possible to
find or not, especially without knowing the exact year, or specific court,
and whether those would be available for public viewing or not.

Thanks for any information that anyone can provide.

Mark London
Natick, MA


FRIEDMAN/LEVY in Dublin #general

monicamcmullin@mac.com
 

Researching Ralf FRIEDMAN father T. FRIEDMAN. "T" is possibly Tobias
FRIEDMAN. Married Sarah LEVY daughter of David LEVY in Dublin in 1880.

If these names ring any bells, please contact me for further details.

Thank you & Harry Chanukah

Monica McMullin
Liverpool UK

monicamcmullin@mac.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FRIEDMAN/LEVY in Dublin #general

monicamcmullin@mac.com
 

Researching Ralf FRIEDMAN father T. FRIEDMAN. "T" is possibly Tobias
FRIEDMAN. Married Sarah LEVY daughter of David LEVY in Dublin in 1880.

If these names ring any bells, please contact me for further details.

Thank you & Harry Chanukah

Monica McMullin
Liverpool UK

monicamcmullin@mac.com


Re: Help with patronymics and cemetery record #general

tom
 

Granted that your probably dealing with the same family, you still
only have names, but no dates or places.

Clearly, Mordechai ben Chaim is not the same person as Mordechai ben Yosef
Aryeh, but since names "run in families", he could be a cousin or nephew.

I think that some, even approximated, dates might help to sort this out.

tom klein, Toronto

David Schreiber <dbschreiber@yahoo.com> wrote:

I have just found what appears to be a newly entered record in the JOWBR
database for a Mordechai GOKILO which looking at the Hebrew on the
headstone in Israel URL: http://goo.gl/kv6tR and given how uncommon this
family of names is, Mordechai seems to be one of the people in the Kiev
Duma database records

Name Patronymic
GUKAJLO, Avrum
GUKAJLO, Mordko Khaimov
GUKAJLO, Shama
GUKAJLO, Arij Srulev
GUKAJLO, Alter Mordkov
GUKAJLO, Mordko Khaimov
GUKAILO, Nukhim Moishe

However, the Gokilo record says that Mordechai's father's name was Yosef
Aryeh. The Mordko Gukajlo records say, if I understand patronymics
correctly, that his father was Khaim. One of the people here is Arij which
would seem to be close to the name Yosef Aryeh, but then this couldn't be
Mordechai's father.

My maternal grandfather's records seem to indicate that his father's name
was Chaim Aron, which I suppose could have made him Mordko's brother, but
then there's that inconsistency with Yosef Aryeh. In any case, all of these
people seem to have been located within a reasonably short distance of Uman
and Buki. Can anyone help me resolve these records?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Help with patronymics and cemetery record #general

tom
 

Granted that your probably dealing with the same family, you still
only have names, but no dates or places.

Clearly, Mordechai ben Chaim is not the same person as Mordechai ben Yosef
Aryeh, but since names "run in families", he could be a cousin or nephew.

I think that some, even approximated, dates might help to sort this out.

tom klein, Toronto

David Schreiber <dbschreiber@yahoo.com> wrote:

I have just found what appears to be a newly entered record in the JOWBR
database for a Mordechai GOKILO which looking at the Hebrew on the
headstone in Israel URL: http://goo.gl/kv6tR and given how uncommon this
family of names is, Mordechai seems to be one of the people in the Kiev
Duma database records

Name Patronymic
GUKAJLO, Avrum
GUKAJLO, Mordko Khaimov
GUKAJLO, Shama
GUKAJLO, Arij Srulev
GUKAJLO, Alter Mordkov
GUKAJLO, Mordko Khaimov
GUKAILO, Nukhim Moishe

However, the Gokilo record says that Mordechai's father's name was Yosef
Aryeh. The Mordko Gukajlo records say, if I understand patronymics
correctly, that his father was Khaim. One of the people here is Arij which
would seem to be close to the name Yosef Aryeh, but then this couldn't be
Mordechai's father.

My maternal grandfather's records seem to indicate that his father's name
was Chaim Aron, which I suppose could have made him Mordko's brother, but
then there's that inconsistency with Yosef Aryeh. In any case, all of these
people seem to have been located within a reasonably short distance of Uman
and Buki. Can anyone help me resolve these records?


Yiddish letter on ViewMate translation request #belarus

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear Genners,

A cousin of mine, Smadar Gilboa-Nonacs has posted the front and back of
a letter in Yiddish on Viewmate. The letter was sent after World War II
and supposedly related the fates of family in Yanova now Ivanovo,
Belarus, during the war. It was sent to members of the Adler family of
Yanova who lived in Chicago, Illinois. Last names in the letter may
include Adler, Kravets/Kravitz, Sasky, and Pinche. The links are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21099

and

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21100

Please take a look and see if you can help translate the letter.

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, Illinois
MODERATOR NOTE: Pleas reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Yiddish letter on ViewMate translation request #belarus

Jenny Schwartzberg
 

Dear Genners,

A cousin of mine, Smadar Gilboa-Nonacs has posted the front and back of
a letter in Yiddish on Viewmate. The letter was sent after World War II
and supposedly related the fates of family in Yanova now Ivanovo,
Belarus, during the war. It was sent to members of the Adler family of
Yanova who lived in Chicago, Illinois. Last names in the letter may
include Adler, Kravets/Kravitz, Sasky, and Pinche. The links are:

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21099

and

http://www.jewishgen.org/ViewMate/viewmateview.asp?key=21100

Please take a look and see if you can help translate the letter.

Yours,
Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, Illinois
MODERATOR NOTE: Pleas reply privately


Raducaneni Civil Records for 1882 #romania

marcelg@...
 

Raducaneni Civil Records for 1882 - 70 individual Jewish families have been
identified in the Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Records for Raducaneni in
the year 1882.

If you would like to receive a list of the names, contact Marcel Glaskie
marcelg@netvision.net.il
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/raducaneni/


Romania SIG #Romania Raducaneni Civil Records for 1882 #romania

marcelg@...
 

Raducaneni Civil Records for 1882 - 70 individual Jewish families have been
identified in the Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Records for Raducaneni in
the year 1882.

If you would like to receive a list of the names, contact Marcel Glaskie
marcelg@netvision.net.il
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/raducaneni/


Genealogy: Toronto Jewish History is focus of new website #general

B Gladstone <billgladstone@...>
 

Jewish genealogy and the history of the Toronto Jewish community are key
themes of my new website, www.billgladstone.ca.

The site offers many articles on Jewish genealogy and other subjects. It
also features a growing number of online resources such as the newly-added
McCaul Street Synagogue Golden Anniversary Book (1938) which contains
genealogical information for many Toronto families.

If you're researching a Jewish family >from Toronto, the site is a must. New
resources and articles are being added all the time. Please visit and sample
the rich assortment of material.

BILL GLADSTONE
www.billgladstone.ca


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genealogy: Toronto Jewish History is focus of new website #general

B Gladstone <billgladstone@...>
 

Jewish genealogy and the history of the Toronto Jewish community are key
themes of my new website, www.billgladstone.ca.

The site offers many articles on Jewish genealogy and other subjects. It
also features a growing number of online resources such as the newly-added
McCaul Street Synagogue Golden Anniversary Book (1938) which contains
genealogical information for many Toronto families.

If you're researching a Jewish family >from Toronto, the site is a must. New
resources and articles are being added all the time. Please visit and sample
the rich assortment of material.

BILL GLADSTONE
www.billgladstone.ca


Help Finding Burials In Manchester Area #unitedkingdom

peterdt1@...
 

I am looking for information about locating graves in Jewish cemeteries in
Manchester. I have many family members who died in the Manchester area in the
early 20th century and am hoping to discover what cemeteries they may have been
buried so that I may be able to obtain photos of their gravestones. Any help
would be appreciated.

Researching COHEN, MOSES >from the Manchester area.

Thanks!

Pete Tanner
Safety Harbor, FL


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Help Finding Burials In Manchester Area #unitedkingdom

peterdt1@...
 

I am looking for information about locating graves in Jewish cemeteries in
Manchester. I have many family members who died in the Manchester area in the
early 20th century and am hoping to discover what cemeteries they may have been
buried so that I may be able to obtain photos of their gravestones. Any help
would be appreciated.

Researching COHEN, MOSES >from the Manchester area.

Thanks!

Pete Tanner
Safety Harbor, FL


JOWBR Update #latinamerica

bounce-2335841-772964@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2011 year-end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're
a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 60,000 new records and 16,000 new
photos. The database is adding 120 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 225 cemeteries.

In what may be our most diversified update, we are adding or updating
records to cemeteries >from 37 countries literally spanning >from A to Z,
Australia to Zambia. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.76 million
records >from more than 3,350 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 64
countries!

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include a mix
of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and
museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration
work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
. Brno & Ivanèice, Czech Republic. Thanks to Jaroslav Klenovsky of the
Jewish Community of Brno (http://zob.cz/ ) for more than 11,900 Bruno and
900 Ivanèice records for these two cemeteries.
. Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for submitting
and updating approximately 200 cemeteries with 4,900 records >from various
cemeteries. In addition to the records, over 3,900 photos >from Dawes Road
Cemetery are included in this update thanks to the efforts of Robert
Lubinski.
. Albany, NY. Thanks to Professor Barry Trachtenberg and the students in
his fall 2011 course: American Jewish Experience at the University at
Albany, State University of New York. The students photographed and indexed
3 cemeteries and 2 synagogues' memorial plaques resulting in a contribution
in excess of 4,000 records. (Look for an upcoming article on this model
which I think could be successfully replicated in other schools.)
. Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Savyon, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for
her ongoing submissions of 3,900 new records and 2,600 new photos. The
Petach Tikvah cemetery is represented by 62,600 records and 19,800 photos.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting an additional 3,200 records and photos bringing the total for the
Czernovitsi cemetery to more than 19,300.
. Czech Republic. Thanks to Achab Haidler for the first installment of 15
cemeteries >from his site at www.chewra.com
. Balassagyarmat, Hungary. Thanks to Ruben Weiser for 2,700 burial records
from this Hungarian town.
. Tiraspol, Moldova. Thanks to Roberta Solit for her submission of 2,500
records >from Tiraspol.
. Mexico City, Mexico. Thanks to the "Hebra Kadisha, Comunidad Maguen
David" in Mexico City and Liz Hamui Sutton for arranging the submission of
information for two Mexico City cemeteries totaling approximately 1,700
records.
. Wroclaw, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Marcin Wodzinsk who submitted 1,700
records >from the Polish town of Wroclaw.
. Catskills, New York. Thanks to David Preiver for submitting more than
1,600 records >from 9 cemeteries in the Montecello / Liberty / Catskills area
of NY State.
. Soroca, Moldova. Thanks to the efforts of Brock Bierman we are adding more
than 1,600 records >from this town. Brock is also coordinating efforts to
photograph and index other Moldovan cemeteries and would appreciate hearing
from researchers interested in this area through his website
www.civicancestry.com
. Rhodes, Greece. Thanks to Aron Hasson of the Rhodes Jewish Historical
Foundation we are adding 1,400 records. For photos of the headstones and
more information on the Jewish community of Rhodes, please see
http://www.rhodesjewishmuseum.org/
. Suriname. Thanks to Aviva Ben-Ur and Rachel Frankel, authors of "Remnant
Stones: The Jewish Cemeteries of Suriname, Volume One: Epitaphs", we are
adding more than 1,300 records of stones in the 4 Jewish cemeteries in
Suriname.
. Various Countries. Our thanks to Hana Holland, director of "Journey into
Jewish Heritage" a student based group that is sharing their indexing
records >from various countries throughout Europe and Asia. This installment
includes records >from Greece, India and Turkey. For more information,
please see http://www.jewish-heritage.org.il/default.aspx
. New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Bolivia,
Haiti, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, Slovenia,
Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. Although some are small in number, these
listings help achieve JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish
communities around the world.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

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

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque
project. We currently have approximately 7,500 records to start with and
are very interested in your help to add to those figures. We're actively
looking for more records for the launch. Please contact me to find out more
about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
December, 2011


Volunteer help for Yizkor Books In Print Project #latinamerica

bounce-2337355-772964@...
 

Shalom,

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is a new initiative to print and publish
Yizkor Books that are fully translated, so hard copies will be available for
purchase by the descendants of these communities, university and temple
libraries and museums.

The Yizkor Books In Print Project is looking for volunteer help for the
following:

Document Coordinator:

Submit application for Copyright, Library of Congress Number, ISBN number.
Keep track of submittals and responses.

Publicity Specialist:

Deal with publicity for books. Send out announcements to all researchers
signed up for each community covered in the book to be published. Develop a
list of libraries, university libraries with Judaic collections, Holocaust
Memorials, temple libraries, etc. that would likely be interested in
purchasing copies of the "Yizkor Books in Print." Send off periodic
announcements to these institutions about new translations of Yizkor books
now available in print.

If you feel that you are able to take on one of these tasks and devote an
hour or two a week, please contact the "Yizkor Books in Print" Advisor -
Joel Alpert whose contact details can be found at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Hannuka full of
light,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


32nd IAJGS conference Paris 2012 #latinamerica

bounce-2337383-772964@...
 

Dear friends,

The organizing team of the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy -
Paris 2012 - and its partners welcome you and are happy to send you this
third newsletter.

- Don't forget to *register now* to attend the 32nd International Conference
on Jewish Genealogy in order to benefit of the reduced fees. After reading
the FAQs explaining how to register, visit:
http://www.paris2012.eu/products.

- CALL FOR PAPERS: Go to www.paris2012.eu and then to the "Contact" page.
Select " Propose a lecture, a workshop or a BOF" and send an email with your
proposal (http://www.paris2012.eu/contact_messages/new). You can speak
French or English.

- BOOK A ROOM at the Marriott Paris Rive-gauche: click on "Hotel", Enjoy
very attractive conference rates with the specific code zx4zx4a. This
discount is valid for the Congress as well as 5 days before and 5 days after
if you want to extend your stay in Paris.

- THE SIGS AND BOFS IN PARIS 2012: The Paris 2012 program will include usual
SIG's and BOF's meetings / meals. The application form has been sent
to the responsible of each group for them to ascertain their specific
requests or their guest speakers. They must be sent back by February 1st. If
you did not receive this form write to contact@paris2012.eu, we will send it
to you.

- THE SPEAKERS: The speakers invited by us or by the SIGs and BOFs are
entirely exempt >from fees. They can register >from now on by going to
http://www.paris2012.eu/products and clicking on "subscription
(distinguished guests)".
If you answered to the call for papers, and if your submission is accepted,
you are exempt >from 50% of the fees. You must not register till you have not
received an answer (after February 1rst).

- THE PROGRAM: A provisional list of speakers who have accepted our
invitation is already online on our website
(http://www.paris2012.eu/events). ***This program is "under construction" and
all your further submissions are welcome.*** The times and dates indicated on
the website may be changed.
You will meet with experts >from Eastern Europe: Archivists >from all these
countries will help you. Mrs Diana PELTS, Chef Archivist of Ukrainian State
archives in Lviv will be sponsored by the Lucille Gudis memorial found. The
session concerning the 50th anniversary of the coming to France of Jews >from
Algeria at Paris 2012 has been enriched. Don't miss either the Round Table
"The share of genetics versus cultural" and our important session about
Holocaust and genealogy, with Patrice Bensimon representing the association
of Father Desbois .

- Our program of TOURS IN PARIS is now online
http://www.paris2012.eu/events. Our two graduated guides, Danielle Malka and
Mathieu Beaufils have tried to offer you a daily program combining tourism,
artistic and Jewish interests, including a full day walk on July 19th.

We are working on post conference tours, Gala, festive program: we will
inform you about all these offers as soon as possible. Come regularly to
www.paris2012.eu to be informed of our "last minutes".

See you soon in Paris!
The Organizing Committee
www.paris2012.eu


Latin America #LatinAmerica JOWBR Update #latinamerica

bounce-2335841-772964@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2011 year-end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're
a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at the first two
explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds approximately 60,000 new records and 16,000 new
photos. The database is adding 120 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 225 cemeteries.

In what may be our most diversified update, we are adding or updating
records to cemeteries >from 37 countries literally spanning >from A to Z,
Australia to Zambia. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.76 million
records >from more than 3,350 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 64
countries!

Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include a mix
of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and
museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration
work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
. Brno & Ivanèice, Czech Republic. Thanks to Jaroslav Klenovsky of the
Jewish Community of Brno (http://zob.cz/ ) for more than 11,900 Bruno and
900 Ivanèice records for these two cemeteries.
. Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for submitting
and updating approximately 200 cemeteries with 4,900 records >from various
cemeteries. In addition to the records, over 3,900 photos >from Dawes Road
Cemetery are included in this update thanks to the efforts of Robert
Lubinski.
. Albany, NY. Thanks to Professor Barry Trachtenberg and the students in
his fall 2011 course: American Jewish Experience at the University at
Albany, State University of New York. The students photographed and indexed
3 cemeteries and 2 synagogues' memorial plaques resulting in a contribution
in excess of 4,000 records. (Look for an upcoming article on this model
which I think could be successfully replicated in other schools.)
. Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Savyon, Israel. Thanks to Gilda Kurtzman for
her ongoing submissions of 3,900 new records and 2,600 new photos. The
Petach Tikvah cemetery is represented by 62,600 records and 19,800 photos.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting an additional 3,200 records and photos bringing the total for the
Czernovitsi cemetery to more than 19,300.
. Czech Republic. Thanks to Achab Haidler for the first installment of 15
cemeteries >from his site at www.chewra.com
. Balassagyarmat, Hungary. Thanks to Ruben Weiser for 2,700 burial records
from this Hungarian town.
. Tiraspol, Moldova. Thanks to Roberta Solit for her submission of 2,500
records >from Tiraspol.
. Mexico City, Mexico. Thanks to the "Hebra Kadisha, Comunidad Maguen
David" in Mexico City and Liz Hamui Sutton for arranging the submission of
information for two Mexico City cemeteries totaling approximately 1,700
records.
. Wroclaw, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Marcin Wodzinsk who submitted 1,700
records >from the Polish town of Wroclaw.
. Catskills, New York. Thanks to David Preiver for submitting more than
1,600 records >from 9 cemeteries in the Montecello / Liberty / Catskills area
of NY State.
. Soroca, Moldova. Thanks to the efforts of Brock Bierman we are adding more
than 1,600 records >from this town. Brock is also coordinating efforts to
photograph and index other Moldovan cemeteries and would appreciate hearing
from researchers interested in this area through his website
www.civicancestry.com
. Rhodes, Greece. Thanks to Aron Hasson of the Rhodes Jewish Historical
Foundation we are adding 1,400 records. For photos of the headstones and
more information on the Jewish community of Rhodes, please see
http://www.rhodesjewishmuseum.org/
. Suriname. Thanks to Aviva Ben-Ur and Rachel Frankel, authors of "Remnant
Stones: The Jewish Cemeteries of Suriname, Volume One: Epitaphs", we are
adding more than 1,300 records of stones in the 4 Jewish cemeteries in
Suriname.
. Various Countries. Our thanks to Hana Holland, director of "Journey into
Jewish Heritage" a student based group that is sharing their indexing
records >from various countries throughout Europe and Asia. This installment
includes records >from Greece, India and Turkey. For more information,
please see http://www.jewish-heritage.org.il/default.aspx
. New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Bolivia,
Haiti, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, Slovenia,
Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. Although some are small in number, these
listings help achieve JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish
communities around the world.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

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

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque
project. We currently have approximately 7,500 records to start with and
are very interested in your help to add to those figures. We're actively
looking for more records for the launch. Please contact me to find out more
about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
December, 2011

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