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Pre 19th Century Jewish Related Records in Poland's Archives #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

I was recently reading an old volume of the Polin - the publication of the
Institute for Polish Jewish Studies - when I came across the following
footnote to a reference "We find the following entry in the census of the
Jewish population in Dzialoszyn (Wielun region)" and then the footnote give
the Polish State Archive [AGAD] catalogue location - Wielunskie varia,
number 6, folio 80. On further investigation I discovered that in fact the
census is a fairly detailed survey of 1765 - a very early date - which seems
to have been commissioned for the Dzialoszyn Kahal and which is in three
parts:

1. List of Jewish houses and their inhabitants in Dzialoszyn
2. List the Jewish houses and their inhabitants of Kepno
3. Lists of Jewish inhabitants (name and patronymic surname) in the whole
Wielun district, separately for each parish

This is a revelation to me as I have been digging away for information on
these communities for some time and had never realised that such a precise
early record existed.

So I am now left wondering - and this is my question to Genners - if there
is some accessible data base that exists which identifies pre 19th century
Jewish records and would be of help to those Genners researching Poland or
the old Polish/Lithuanian Commonwealth?

Martin Davis - London (UK)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pre 19th Century Jewish Related Records in Poland's Archives #general

Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

I was recently reading an old volume of the Polin - the publication of the
Institute for Polish Jewish Studies - when I came across the following
footnote to a reference "We find the following entry in the census of the
Jewish population in Dzialoszyn (Wielun region)" and then the footnote give
the Polish State Archive [AGAD] catalogue location - Wielunskie varia,
number 6, folio 80. On further investigation I discovered that in fact the
census is a fairly detailed survey of 1765 - a very early date - which seems
to have been commissioned for the Dzialoszyn Kahal and which is in three
parts:

1. List of Jewish houses and their inhabitants in Dzialoszyn
2. List the Jewish houses and their inhabitants of Kepno
3. Lists of Jewish inhabitants (name and patronymic surname) in the whole
Wielun district, separately for each parish

This is a revelation to me as I have been digging away for information on
these communities for some time and had never realised that such a precise
early record existed.

So I am now left wondering - and this is my question to Genners - if there
is some accessible data base that exists which identifies pre 19th century
Jewish records and would be of help to those Genners researching Poland or
the old Polish/Lithuanian Commonwealth?

Martin Davis - London (UK)


Re: Family KIWI from Samter / Golub-Dobzryn #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Gunther Roth mentioned that his grandmother was born in Golub-Dobrzyn
in 1862, and Roger Lustig commented that these towns were not combined
at that time.

Roger is correct - the two were not joined together until 1951. Golub
was more industrial, and Dobrzyn had many more Jewish residents. There
is also a town Dobrzyn nad Wisla, but this is a distinct town located
not too far away >from the present Golub-Dobrzyn.

The landsmanshaft for Dobrzyn is still around, having merged with the
one >from nearby Rypin in 1977. I have many of the old records and have
visited the cemetery plots, but the surname KIWI, or others like it, is
not in our records. It's possible that her family was >from Dobrzyn but
didn't join the landsmanshaft, or that they were >from Golub.

There is one entry for KIEWE >from Golub-Dobrzryn in the Jewish Gen
Family Finder.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Family KIWI from Samter / Golub-Dobzryn #general

Ira Leviton
 

Dear Cousins,

Gunther Roth mentioned that his grandmother was born in Golub-Dobrzyn
in 1862, and Roger Lustig commented that these towns were not combined
at that time.

Roger is correct - the two were not joined together until 1951. Golub
was more industrial, and Dobrzyn had many more Jewish residents. There
is also a town Dobrzyn nad Wisla, but this is a distinct town located
not too far away >from the present Golub-Dobrzyn.

The landsmanshaft for Dobrzyn is still around, having merged with the
one >from nearby Rypin in 1977. I have many of the old records and have
visited the cemetery plots, but the surname KIWI, or others like it, is
not in our records. It's possible that her family was >from Dobrzyn but
didn't join the landsmanshaft, or that they were >from Golub.

There is one entry for KIEWE >from Golub-Dobrzryn in the Jewish Gen
Family Finder.

Ira
Ira Leviton
New York, N.Y.


1795 Ostroh Census Translation #general

mel@...
 

We are now in the process of translating the entire 1795 census
of the Jewish residents of Ostroh. While just enough money has
been contributed to fund the translation of the listings, we need
additional funds to be able to fund the translation of the
remaining text which apparently provides some explanation of the
listings and of the census procedure.

Contributors will not only receive a copy of the actual sortable
Excel spreadsheet of all the census listings well before it is
released to the public with much more limited sorting on JewishGen,
but they will also receive a copy of this additional material.
(Since this census was taken before surnames, sorting is
particularly helpful for identifying family members.)

In order to make a contribution, go to the Ukraine SIG Fundraising
page
(http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22).
Fill in the box to the right of the line labeled "Ostroh (Ostrog)
Document Acquisition and Translation Projects" with the amount you
wish to donate and press "Donate," then follow the instructions that
come up.

Thank you for whatever help you can provide to make this full
translation possible. You should be getting your copy of the translated
materials within the next few weeks!

Mel Werbach
1795 Ostroh census coordinator for UkraineSIG


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1795 Ostroh Census Translation #general

mel@...
 

We are now in the process of translating the entire 1795 census
of the Jewish residents of Ostroh. While just enough money has
been contributed to fund the translation of the listings, we need
additional funds to be able to fund the translation of the
remaining text which apparently provides some explanation of the
listings and of the census procedure.

Contributors will not only receive a copy of the actual sortable
Excel spreadsheet of all the census listings well before it is
released to the public with much more limited sorting on JewishGen,
but they will also receive a copy of this additional material.
(Since this census was taken before surnames, sorting is
particularly helpful for identifying family members.)

In order to make a contribution, go to the Ukraine SIG Fundraising
page
(http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22).
Fill in the box to the right of the line labeled "Ostroh (Ostrog)
Document Acquisition and Translation Projects" with the amount you
wish to donate and press "Donate," then follow the instructions that
come up.

Thank you for whatever help you can provide to make this full
translation possible. You should be getting your copy of the translated
materials within the next few weeks!

Mel Werbach
1795 Ostroh census coordinator for UkraineSIG


new member #poland

Sheldon Solovy <shelsol@...>
 

Dear Bialystok researchers, My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Sarah
Novick. My paternal Grandfather's name was Mendel Kotz, later changed to
Max Cohen. They came >from Bialystok, going first to New Jersey, then to
Chicago, IL. My paternal grandfather Jacob Soloveitchik, later changed
to Jacob Solovy, came >from Amdur or Krinki. My maternal grandmother
Sarah Pohnimonski came >from Bialystok.

I seek information that leads to further knowledge of my grandparents.
Thank you for your help.

Sincerely, Sheldon Solovy


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland new member #poland

Sheldon Solovy <shelsol@...>
 

Dear Bialystok researchers, My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Sarah
Novick. My paternal Grandfather's name was Mendel Kotz, later changed to
Max Cohen. They came >from Bialystok, going first to New Jersey, then to
Chicago, IL. My paternal grandfather Jacob Soloveitchik, later changed
to Jacob Solovy, came >from Amdur or Krinki. My maternal grandmother
Sarah Pohnimonski came >from Bialystok.

I seek information that leads to further knowledge of my grandparents.
Thank you for your help.

Sincerely, Sheldon Solovy


Looking for Irena SOKOTOUSKA Targowa 15/46 Warschau #poland

Charles Mahler
 

Hello Everybody,

During the war Karol BUSCHEL, born in Kolomeyya and an importer-exporter
ofeggs in Lemberg, was in Poland as he was mobilised as an officer in
the Polish army. His wife, Ella MAHLER, my aunt, was living with her two
children Liliane and Armand, in the house of my grand-parents MAHLER in
Antwerp Belgium. I recently discovered some correspondence between them
from 1940 to July 1944. This letters were written and addressed to
non-Jewish intermediaries: a Madeleine DURT in Antwerp and Irena
SOKOTOUSKA living in Warschau Targowa 15/46. Irena's mother's given name
was Wlada.

Is there any possibility to discover some information about this brave
woman in Warschau?

Best regards
Charles Mahler
Antwerp Belgiumer


JRI Poland #Poland Looking for Irena SOKOTOUSKA Targowa 15/46 Warschau #poland

Charles Mahler
 

Hello Everybody,

During the war Karol BUSCHEL, born in Kolomeyya and an importer-exporter
ofeggs in Lemberg, was in Poland as he was mobilised as an officer in
the Polish army. His wife, Ella MAHLER, my aunt, was living with her two
children Liliane and Armand, in the house of my grand-parents MAHLER in
Antwerp Belgium. I recently discovered some correspondence between them
from 1940 to July 1944. This letters were written and addressed to
non-Jewish intermediaries: a Madeleine DURT in Antwerp and Irena
SOKOTOUSKA living in Warschau Targowa 15/46. Irena's mother's given name
was Wlada.

Is there any possibility to discover some information about this brave
woman in Warschau?

Best regards
Charles Mahler
Antwerp Belgiumer


Birzai District Internal Passport files #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Over 10,000 Panevezys District internal passport records, 1919-1940, have
been translated. However, some towns are not included even though they were
in the Panevezys District prior to World War I.

Many towns in the Panevezys district were in the Birzai District during
the 1919-1940 period. We have discovered a separate Birzai District internal
passport file in the Central Archive in Vilnius. Work has just started on
translating those files.

Towns in Birzai District in 1919-1940 - Birzai - Joniskelis - Kirkilai -
Kvetkai - Nemunelio Radviliskis - Papilys - Pasvalys - Pumpenai - Pusalotas
- Salociai - Vabalninkas - Vaskai.

I cannot guarantee that internal passports were applied for in every one
of those towns but there is a good chance that all of them are represented.
If you would like to receive all of the Birzai District internal passport
records, as they are translated, please contribute $100 to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute/ designated for internal passport project
and, in the NOTES Block, key in Birzai District. You can use your credit
card as the site is secure.

Even though your family may have left Lithuania before 1914, everyone did
not leave. Siblings, Uncles, Aunts, cousins, etc, remained. Many
researchers have found relatives in the 1919-1940 files even though their
immediate family members left before then.

If you do decide to contribute, please let me know so I can send you the
records as soon as they are translated.

Howard Margol
Founder - Coordinator - Internal Passport Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Birzai District Internal Passport files #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

Over 10,000 Panevezys District internal passport records, 1919-1940, have
been translated. However, some towns are not included even though they were
in the Panevezys District prior to World War I.

Many towns in the Panevezys district were in the Birzai District during
the 1919-1940 period. We have discovered a separate Birzai District internal
passport file in the Central Archive in Vilnius. Work has just started on
translating those files.

Towns in Birzai District in 1919-1940 - Birzai - Joniskelis - Kirkilai -
Kvetkai - Nemunelio Radviliskis - Papilys - Pasvalys - Pumpenai - Pusalotas
- Salociai - Vabalninkas - Vaskai.

I cannot guarantee that internal passports were applied for in every one
of those towns but there is a good chance that all of them are represented.
If you would like to receive all of the Birzai District internal passport
records, as they are translated, please contribute $100 to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute/ designated for internal passport project
and, in the NOTES Block, key in Birzai District. You can use your credit
card as the site is secure.

Even though your family may have left Lithuania before 1914, everyone did
not leave. Siblings, Uncles, Aunts, cousins, etc, remained. Many
researchers have found relatives in the 1919-1940 files even though their
immediate family members left before then.

If you do decide to contribute, please let me know so I can send you the
records as soon as they are translated.

Howard Margol
Founder - Coordinator - Internal Passport Project


HUTTER and REISER family photos -- ViewMate 15777 and ViewMate 21247 (correction) #galicia

Galicia Moderator <ggsigmod@...>
 

Cyber dybbuks interfered with the transmission of the URLs for Shaul
Berger's ViewMate postings.

You can find Shaul's first photo at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15777>

<<This picture shows in the front row 3 brothers of my grandfather
Leo Hutter (last one in the back row, x sign above him) born in
Jaroslaw (near Przemysl) in 1879. Next to him are Max and Isaac
Reiser (both are much younger), his relatives who lived in Lviv.
One of them was engineer and one was professor. I would like to
know if anyone recognizes one of the Hutter brothers in the front
row or one of the Reiser brothers.>>

His second photo is at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21247>

<<This photo shows my grandfather Leo Hutter (first to the right) and
grandmother Charlotte Hutter (6th >from the right), Itzhak Reiser
(her cousin) and his wife Rosa Reiser (most left). This picture was
taken in the 1930s, possibly in Lwow or Przemysl. My
grandparents were originally >from Przemysl/Jaroslaw in Galizia and
moved after WW I to Slovakia, Nograd area. I would like to know if
somebody recognizes the other people in the picture who must be
my relatives. The young person is called Klara ??????.>>

Alternatively, go to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/view.asp>
and search for images 15777 and 21247.

Please reply to Shaul on ViewMate.

Moderator on Duty
Gesher Galicia Mailing List


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia HUTTER and REISER family photos -- ViewMate 15777 and ViewMate 21247 (correction) #galicia

Galicia Moderator <ggsigmod@...>
 

Cyber dybbuks interfered with the transmission of the URLs for Shaul
Berger's ViewMate postings.

You can find Shaul's first photo at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=15777>

<<This picture shows in the front row 3 brothers of my grandfather
Leo Hutter (last one in the back row, x sign above him) born in
Jaroslaw (near Przemysl) in 1879. Next to him are Max and Isaac
Reiser (both are much younger), his relatives who lived in Lviv.
One of them was engineer and one was professor. I would like to
know if anyone recognizes one of the Hutter brothers in the front
row or one of the Reiser brothers.>>

His second photo is at
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=21247>

<<This photo shows my grandfather Leo Hutter (first to the right) and
grandmother Charlotte Hutter (6th >from the right), Itzhak Reiser
(her cousin) and his wife Rosa Reiser (most left). This picture was
taken in the 1930s, possibly in Lwow or Przemysl. My
grandparents were originally >from Przemysl/Jaroslaw in Galizia and
moved after WW I to Slovakia, Nograd area. I would like to know if
somebody recognizes the other people in the picture who must be
my relatives. The young person is called Klara ??????.>>

Alternatively, go to
<http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/view.asp>
and search for images 15777 and 21247.

Please reply to Shaul on ViewMate.

Moderator on Duty
Gesher Galicia Mailing List


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland New Genealogy Society Formed in Israel #warsaw #poland

Daniel Hanoch Wagner
 

New Genealogy Society Formed in Israel

Some of the top genealogists in Israel have formed a new genealogical society
called the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). They include:
* Esther Ramon, founding president of the Israel Genealogical Society
* Mathilde Tagger, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), member of Founding
Committee of International Institute for Jewish Genealogy, author and lecturer
on Sephardic genealogy.
* Martha Lev-Zion, past member of the IAJGS Board of Directors, founder and
president of the Negev Genealogical Society and past president of the Latvia
SIG of JewishGen.
* Jean-Pierre Stroweis, past president of the Israel Genealogical Society,
member of the academic committee of the International Institute for Jewish
Genealogy, and co-chair of the 2004 IAJGS conference held in Jerusalem.
* Daniel Horowitz, chief genealogist of MyHeritage.com and member of the
IAJGS Board of Directors.
* H. Daniel Wagner, co-chair of the 2004 IAJGS conference held in Jerusalem,
member of Academic Committee of International Institute for Jewish Genealogy.
* Rose Lerer Cohen, professional family history researcher and co-author of
The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance.
* Rose Feldman, past webmistress of the Israel Genealogical Society for nine
years. She has lectured at a number of IAJGS conferences, annual seminars
of the Israel Genealogical Society and their branch meetings. She will be
responsible for developing databases for the new society.

The center of the organization will be a website located at http://www.genealogy.org.il.
The website is presented in English,but the home page provides the option to display
the pages in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian Spanish and Yiddish.
The site will host videos, webinars, articles on genealogy, research guides,
and the calendar of events for the society. There are already three research
guides: Latin America by Daniel Horowitz, Poland by Jean-Pierre Stroweis
and United Kingdom by Rosemary Eshel. Guides for Latvia,South Africa and
Sephardic research will be available in the near future.

Lectures are planned throughout Israel. The new society has already given four
lectures and three planned for the near future are noted on their homepage.

The website states the society is "dedicated to being completely open to all
groups within Israel and outside of Israel. We welcome everyone interested in
genealogy, no matter what country they were born in or what language they speak."


H Daniel Wagner
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 76100, Israel
Tel: +972 8 934 2594 (w)
http://www.weizmann.ac.il/materials/Wagner/


New Genealogy Society Formed in Israel #warsaw #poland

Daniel Hanoch Wagner
 

New Genealogy Society Formed in Israel

Some of the top genealogists in Israel have formed a new genealogical society
called the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA). They include:
* Esther Ramon, founding president of the Israel Genealogical Society
* Mathilde Tagger, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International
Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), member of Founding
Committee of International Institute for Jewish Genealogy, author and lecturer
on Sephardic genealogy.
* Martha Lev-Zion, past member of the IAJGS Board of Directors, founder and
president of the Negev Genealogical Society and past president of the Latvia
SIG of JewishGen.
* Jean-Pierre Stroweis, past president of the Israel Genealogical Society,
member of the academic committee of the International Institute for Jewish
Genealogy, and co-chair of the 2004 IAJGS conference held in Jerusalem.
* Daniel Horowitz, chief genealogist of MyHeritage.com and member of the
IAJGS Board of Directors.
* H. Daniel Wagner, co-chair of the 2004 IAJGS conference held in Jerusalem,
member of Academic Committee of International Institute for Jewish Genealogy.
* Rose Lerer Cohen, professional family history researcher and co-author of
The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance.
* Rose Feldman, past webmistress of the Israel Genealogical Society for nine
years. She has lectured at a number of IAJGS conferences, annual seminars
of the Israel Genealogical Society and their branch meetings. She will be
responsible for developing databases for the new society.

The center of the organization will be a website located at http://www.genealogy.org.il.
The website is presented in English,but the home page provides the option to display
the pages in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian Spanish and Yiddish.
The site will host videos, webinars, articles on genealogy, research guides,
and the calendar of events for the society. There are already three research
guides: Latin America by Daniel Horowitz, Poland by Jean-Pierre Stroweis
and United Kingdom by Rosemary Eshel. Guides for Latvia,South Africa and
Sephardic research will be available in the near future.

Lectures are planned throughout Israel. The new society has already given four
lectures and three planned for the near future are noted on their homepage.

The website states the society is "dedicated to being completely open to all
groups within Israel and outside of Israel. We welcome everyone interested in
genealogy, no matter what country they were born in or what language they speak."


H Daniel Wagner
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 76100, Israel
Tel: +972 8 934 2594 (w)
http://www.weizmann.ac.il/materials/Wagner/


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Yizkor Book Project, December 2011 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

With 2011 having flown past and 2012 on our doorstep, it's time to look back
at what we have achieved over the past year and look forward to even better
in the coming year. Apart >from the continued satisfaction I receive in
seeing the translations appear online, I am particularly moved by the teams
of people, literally >from all corners of the planet, who are behind these
translations and make these projects a reality. I would like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have made this all happen and hope to be in
contact with them in 2012 and see more or more people join our ranks.

During December, the last translations to be prepared for the Pinkas Lita
[Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book went online and, once
again, I salute the amazing Shaul Yannai and Shimon Joffe for the mammoth
amount of work that went into all their hundreds of translations >from this
book. There are a number of articles of communities that weren't translated
and these will be added in the near future as expanded articles >from the
"Litvak Heritage" series that were kindly donated by Joel Alpert and Josef
Rosin.

I would like note the very generous contribution of Robin O'Neil, who in
addition to other research documents appearing in the Yizkor Book Project,
has submitted the entire, mind-provoking, "Rabka Four - Instruments of
Genocide and Grand Larceny" document, the first sections of which were added
online in December and will appear in its entirety within the next few
months.

This month the Zawiercie, Poland Yizkor Book was set up as a Translations
Fund and we're looking forward to seeing this project grow as funds come in.
Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which
have been set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor
books. If you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor
Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project continues to gain momentum and is now
looking to compile a list volunteers who have access to libraries with
Yizkor book collections and are willing borrow a specific Yizkor book and
scan images for inclusion in the printed translation of these books. If you
have access to a library with Yizkor books and are willing to help out here,
please contact Joel Alpert whose contact information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Dillingen and Nalbach, Germany (The History of the Former
Synagogue-Communities of Dillingen and Nalbach)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dilligen-Nalbach/Dilligen-Nalbach.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Karcag, Hungary (History of the community of Karcag and the communities of
the district of Nagykunsag)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/karcag/karcag.html

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html

Added in 60 new entries:

- Osova, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00031.html

- Sakalyne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704.html

- Sakyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704a.html

- Sestokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676.html

- Sesuoliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704b.html

- Shikly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00687.html

- Shimak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686.html

- Shlashte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689.html

- Shmidhan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689a.html

- Shnarglin, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689b.html

- Shtanishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681b.html

- Shtarinke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681a.html

- Shvabeshik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658.html

- Siaudine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653b.html

- Siaudiniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00654.html

- Siaulenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00672.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658c.html

- Silai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683.html

- Silale, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683b.html

- Silenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686b.html

- Simkaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686c.html

- Simonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686d.html

- Sintautai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427c.html

- Skaudvile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00695.html

- Skiemonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00699.html

- Sukiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00678.html

- Sunskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676b.html

- Sveksna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673.html

- Sventezeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673b.html

- Vidiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225.html

- Vidmant, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226b.html

- Viedziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225b.html

- Viesintos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00264.html

- Viesvenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259.html

- Vievis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217a.html

- Vikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00254.html

- Vilkiautinis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251b.html

- Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_633.html

- Virstinik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259c.html

- Visakio-Ruda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251c.html

- Vistytis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00260.html

- Zadeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282b.html

- Zagrini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282.html

- Zalantz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294d.html

- Zalioji, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294.html

- Zarasai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_222.html

- Zasliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

- Zeimiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291.html

- Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294c.html

- Ziezmariai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_280.html

- Zudz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282c.html

- Zuriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00286.html

- Zvilun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282d.html

- Zvingiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282e.html

- Zvirbliniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283b.html

- Zydaviskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288.html

- Zydkaimis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291b.html

- Zydvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288b.html

- Zyedini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00289b.html

- Zykini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294e.html

We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oshmyany/oshmyany.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_rawska/biala_rawska.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

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

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

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

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

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

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

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

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

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rakow.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

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

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

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

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Happy 2012,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Yizkor Book Project, December 2011 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

With 2011 having flown past and 2012 on our doorstep, it's time to look back
at what we have achieved over the past year and look forward to even better
in the coming year. Apart >from the continued satisfaction I receive in
seeing the translations appear online, I am particularly moved by the teams
of people, literally >from all corners of the planet, who are behind these
translations and make these projects a reality. I would like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have made this all happen and hope to be in
contact with them in 2012 and see more or more people join our ranks.

During December, the last translations to be prepared for the Pinkas Lita
[Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book went online and, once
again, I salute the amazing Shaul Yannai and Shimon Joffe for the mammoth
amount of work that went into all their hundreds of translations >from this
book. There are a number of articles of communities that weren't translated
and these will be added in the near future as expanded articles >from the
"Litvak Heritage" series that were kindly donated by Joel Alpert and Josef
Rosin.

I would like note the very generous contribution of Robin O'Neil, who in
addition to other research documents appearing in the Yizkor Book Project,
has submitted the entire, mind-provoking, "Rabka Four - Instruments of
Genocide and Grand Larceny" document, the first sections of which were added
online in December and will appear in its entirety within the next few
months.

This month the Zawiercie, Poland Yizkor Book was set up as a Translations
Fund and we're looking forward to seeing this project grow as funds come in.
Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which
have been set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor
books. If you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor
Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project continues to gain momentum and is now
looking to compile a list volunteers who have access to libraries with
Yizkor book collections and are willing borrow a specific Yizkor book and
scan images for inclusion in the printed translation of these books. If you
have access to a library with Yizkor books and are willing to help out here,
please contact Joel Alpert whose contact information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Dillingen and Nalbach, Germany (The History of the Former
Synagogue-Communities of Dillingen and Nalbach)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dilligen-Nalbach/Dilligen-Nalbach.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Karcag, Hungary (History of the community of Karcag and the communities of
the district of Nagykunsag)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/karcag/karcag.html

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html

Added in 60 new entries:

- Osova, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00031.html

- Sakalyne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704.html

- Sakyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704a.html

- Sestokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676.html

- Sesuoliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704b.html

- Shikly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00687.html

- Shimak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686.html

- Shlashte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689.html

- Shmidhan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689a.html

- Shnarglin, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689b.html

- Shtanishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681b.html

- Shtarinke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681a.html

- Shvabeshik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658.html

- Siaudine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653b.html

- Siaudiniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00654.html

- Siaulenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00672.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658c.html

- Silai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683.html

- Silale, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683b.html

- Silenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686b.html

- Simkaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686c.html

- Simonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686d.html

- Sintautai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427c.html

- Skaudvile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00695.html

- Skiemonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00699.html

- Sukiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00678.html

- Sunskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676b.html

- Sveksna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673.html

- Sventezeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673b.html

- Vidiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225.html

- Vidmant, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226b.html

- Viedziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225b.html

- Viesintos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00264.html

- Viesvenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259.html

- Vievis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217a.html

- Vikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00254.html

- Vilkiautinis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251b.html

- Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_633.html

- Virstinik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259c.html

- Visakio-Ruda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251c.html

- Vistytis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00260.html

- Zadeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282b.html

- Zagrini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282.html

- Zalantz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294d.html

- Zalioji, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294.html

- Zarasai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_222.html

- Zasliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

- Zeimiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291.html

- Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294c.html

- Ziezmariai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_280.html

- Zudz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282c.html

- Zuriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00286.html

- Zvilun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282d.html

- Zvingiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282e.html

- Zvirbliniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283b.html

- Zydaviskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288.html

- Zydkaimis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291b.html

- Zydvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288b.html

- Zyedini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00289b.html

- Zykini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294e.html

We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oshmyany/oshmyany.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_rawska/biala_rawska.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

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

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

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

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

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

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

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

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

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rakow.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

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

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

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

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

Happy 2012,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


BRCA2 Turchinovich #belarus

jessicahirshorn@...
 

Hello,
I inherited the BRCA2 gene mutation >from my father which makes me
high risk for a number of types of cancer (specifically breast and ovarian
among others) and am interested in trying to trace to origins of the gene
mutation in general and in my family. I can trace the mutation in my family
back to my Great Grandmother Sarah Turchinovich Rubin because she died
of breast cancer in her 40s back in the 1920s. I also know that Sarah
had immigrated to the US >from Pinsk and that her father's name was Sholom
Turchinovich but what I don't know is if her mutation came >from her father
or her mother's side and I don't know her mother's last name.
Recently a hereditary cancer support organization that I belong to called
FORCE started a database where people list their exact mutation and where
their ancestors came from. I noticed that a number of people with my mutation
BRCA2 - 6174delT said that their mutation came >from Belarus (or they said
Poland/ Russia) and that their ancestors were >from either Minsk or Pinsk
I emailed a number of the people with the same mutation and they are now
also trying to find out more about their families.Since it is a genetic
mutation or "marker" we know at some point in history we all had a common
on ancestor.
I would like to create a huge family tree that shows the interrelationships
and possible origins of the gene. Of course the problem is that I know very
little about my own family (on this side) and my genealogy skills aren't
as strong as they could be.Which is why I thought that posting to this
discussion board might lead me somewhere since the gene (at least in my
family) is coming >from the Jewish communities of Pinsk and Minsk.Does anyone
else in this group have the BRCA2 mutation in your family?
I would appreciate it if you could share any ideas that you might have or
additional resources that you know about.

Best,

Jessica Hirshorn
Scottsdale,AZ USA
jessicahirshorn@...

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Belarus SIG #Belarus BRCA2 Turchinovich #belarus

jessicahirshorn@...
 

Hello,
I inherited the BRCA2 gene mutation >from my father which makes me
high risk for a number of types of cancer (specifically breast and ovarian
among others) and am interested in trying to trace to origins of the gene
mutation in general and in my family. I can trace the mutation in my family
back to my Great Grandmother Sarah Turchinovich Rubin because she died
of breast cancer in her 40s back in the 1920s. I also know that Sarah
had immigrated to the US >from Pinsk and that her father's name was Sholom
Turchinovich but what I don't know is if her mutation came >from her father
or her mother's side and I don't know her mother's last name.
Recently a hereditary cancer support organization that I belong to called
FORCE started a database where people list their exact mutation and where
their ancestors came from. I noticed that a number of people with my mutation
BRCA2 - 6174delT said that their mutation came >from Belarus (or they said
Poland/ Russia) and that their ancestors were >from either Minsk or Pinsk
I emailed a number of the people with the same mutation and they are now
also trying to find out more about their families.Since it is a genetic
mutation or "marker" we know at some point in history we all had a common
on ancestor.
I would like to create a huge family tree that shows the interrelationships
and possible origins of the gene. Of course the problem is that I know very
little about my own family (on this side) and my genealogy skills aren't
as strong as they could be.Which is why I thought that posting to this
discussion board might lead me somewhere since the gene (at least in my
family) is coming >from the Jewish communities of Pinsk and Minsk.Does anyone
else in this group have the BRCA2 mutation in your family?
I would appreciate it if you could share any ideas that you might have or
additional resources that you know about.

Best,

Jessica Hirshorn
Scottsdale,AZ USA
jessicahirshorn@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately with specific information. General
information may be posted to the list.
You may want to check JewishGen Info files at JewishGen.org and scroll down to
genetics. JewishGen also offers genealogy courses for beginners and others.
You may also want to check familytreedna.com

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