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Yizkor Book Project, June 2012 #southafrica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As our ultimate aim in the Yizkor Book Project is to see complete
translations of books online, it's particularly gratifying when we do reach
this goal and, in this past month, we managed to achieve it twice. The first
project was the Csenger, Hungary Yizkor book (Memorial Book of the Martyrs
of Csenger, Porcsalma and Vicinity) whose translation was gratefully donated
by Renee and Stan Fishkind, and the second was the Gorodets, Belarus Yizkor
book (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942) which was translated in its
entirety by Hannah Kadmon and Eugene Sucov and my high praise goes out to
all these people for seeing these projects to their successful completion.

This means that we now have just over 80 projects that are complete books
and there are many others now that are close to completion, with yet many
others for which the road ahead to reach this goal is long and winding. Of
course, reaching this goal requires many, many hours of volunteer and
professional work but actually achieving this is very, very gratifying and
will provide a fountain of knowledge to so many. These days we are also
offering the option to print hardcopies of the completed translations,
something which has proven to be very popular and we're very encouraged by
the positive response received, so far, to these carefully prepared and
presented volumes. If you wish to learn more about the YBIP (Yizkor Books in
Print) Project, you are welcome to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Over the last month or so, a number of new Translation Fund projects have
been set up to enable people to help some of the Yizkor Book projects along
financially. The projects recently added were for the following books:

- Dumbraveni, Moldova (There once was a town - a descriptive monograph of
the town of Dombroven)
- Glinyany, Ukraine (In the Diaspora and in the Homeland)
- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

If you would like to know more about these projects or any of the others
that are currently running, you are invited to visit the JewishGen-erosity
page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Finally, I would assume that this report finds many of you preparing for
their trip to the 32nd IAJGS International Conference. Unfortunately, I will
not be there but Jan Meisels Allen has kindly agreed to lead the Yizkor Book
Birds of a Feather meeting and hope as many of you will take part and be
enriched by Jan's wide knowledge in this field. Other than that, I do wish
all of the participants in the conference a very fruitful and rewarding
experience.

Now to facts and figures As far as the June figures go, during this last
month we have added these 4 new projects:

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

- Bonyhad, Hungary (Bonyhad: a destroyed community; the Jews of Bonyhad,
Hungary) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bonyhad/Bonyhad.html

- Gyor, Hungary (Victims of Fascism in Gyor and Environs 1944-45)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gyor1/gyor1.html

- Hajduboszormeny, Hungary (Out of the depth)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hajduboszormeny/Hajduboszormeny.html

Added in 6 new entries:

- Causeni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00394.html

- Kupiskis, Lithuania (Jewish Cities, Towns and Villages in Lithuania until
1918) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yidishe_shtet/yid453.html

- Snyatyn, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00516.html

- Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo405.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00357.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00359.html

We have continued to update 30 of our existing projects:

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

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

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

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

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

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

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

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

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

- Halmeu, Romania (In memory of the communities of Halmin-Turcz and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halmeu/Halmeu.html

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

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurow/kurow.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Molchadz, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Sandzer Memorial Journal)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz1/nowy_sacz1.html

- Oradea, Romania (A city and yesterday; memorial book to the Jews of
Grosswardein) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oradea/oradea.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Rubiezewicze, Belarus (Rubiezewicze, Derevna and surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rubiezewicze/Rubiezewicze.html

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

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

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszowh.html [Hebrew]

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

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

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

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.

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


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Yizkor Book Project, June 2012 #southafrica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

As our ultimate aim in the Yizkor Book Project is to see complete
translations of books online, it's particularly gratifying when we do reach
this goal and, in this past month, we managed to achieve it twice. The first
project was the Csenger, Hungary Yizkor book (Memorial Book of the Martyrs
of Csenger, Porcsalma and Vicinity) whose translation was gratefully donated
by Renee and Stan Fishkind, and the second was the Gorodets, Belarus Yizkor
book (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942) which was translated in its
entirety by Hannah Kadmon and Eugene Sucov and my high praise goes out to
all these people for seeing these projects to their successful completion.

This means that we now have just over 80 projects that are complete books
and there are many others now that are close to completion, with yet many
others for which the road ahead to reach this goal is long and winding. Of
course, reaching this goal requires many, many hours of volunteer and
professional work but actually achieving this is very, very gratifying and
will provide a fountain of knowledge to so many. These days we are also
offering the option to print hardcopies of the completed translations,
something which has proven to be very popular and we're very encouraged by
the positive response received, so far, to these carefully prepared and
presented volumes. If you wish to learn more about the YBIP (Yizkor Books in
Print) Project, you are welcome to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Over the last month or so, a number of new Translation Fund projects have
been set up to enable people to help some of the Yizkor Book projects along
financially. The projects recently added were for the following books:

- Dumbraveni, Moldova (There once was a town - a descriptive monograph of
the town of Dombroven)
- Glinyany, Ukraine (In the Diaspora and in the Homeland)
- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

If you would like to know more about these projects or any of the others
that are currently running, you are invited to visit the JewishGen-erosity
page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Finally, I would assume that this report finds many of you preparing for
their trip to the 32nd IAJGS International Conference. Unfortunately, I will
not be there but Jan Meisels Allen has kindly agreed to lead the Yizkor Book
Birds of a Feather meeting and hope as many of you will take part and be
enriched by Jan's wide knowledge in this field. Other than that, I do wish
all of the participants in the conference a very fruitful and rewarding
experience.

Now to facts and figures As far as the June figures go, during this last
month we have added these 4 new projects:

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

- Bonyhad, Hungary (Bonyhad: a destroyed community; the Jews of Bonyhad,
Hungary) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bonyhad/Bonyhad.html

- Gyor, Hungary (Victims of Fascism in Gyor and Environs 1944-45)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gyor1/gyor1.html

- Hajduboszormeny, Hungary (Out of the depth)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hajduboszormeny/Hajduboszormeny.html

Added in 6 new entries:

- Causeni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00394.html

- Kupiskis, Lithuania (Jewish Cities, Towns and Villages in Lithuania until
1918) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yidishe_shtet/yid453.html

- Snyatyn, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00516.html

- Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo405.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00357.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00359.html

We have continued to update 30 of our existing projects:

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

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

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

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

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

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

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

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

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

- Halmeu, Romania (In memory of the communities of Halmin-Turcz and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halmeu/Halmeu.html

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

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurow/kurow.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Molchadz, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Sandzer Memorial Journal)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz1/nowy_sacz1.html

- Oradea, Romania (A city and yesterday; memorial book to the Jews of
Grosswardein) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oradea/oradea.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Rubiezewicze, Belarus (Rubiezewicze, Derevna and surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rubiezewicze/Rubiezewicze.html

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

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

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszowh.html [Hebrew]

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

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

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

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.

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


Yizkor Book Project, June 2012 #belarus

bounce-2447543-772948@...
 

Shalom,

As our ultimate aim in the Yizkor Book Project is to see complete
translations of books online, it's particularly gratifying when we do reach
this goal and, in this past month, we managed to achieve it twice. The first
project was the Csenger, Hungary Yizkor book (Memorial Book of the Martyrs
of Csenger, Porcsalma and Vicinity) whose translation was gratefully donated
by Renee and Stan Fishkind, and the second was the Gorodets, Belarus Yizkor
book (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942) which was translated in its
entirety by Hannah Kadmon and Eugene Sucov and my high praise goes out to
all these people for seeing these projects to their successful completion.

This means that we now have just over 80 projects that are complete books
and there are many others now that are close to completion, with yet many
others for which the road ahead to reach this goal is long and winding. Of
course, reaching this goal requires many, many hours of volunteer and
professional work but actually achieving this is very, very gratifying and
will provide a fountain of knowledge to so many. These days we are also
offering the option to print hardcopies of the completed translations,
something which has proven to be very popular and we're very encouraged by
the positive response received, so far, to these carefully prepared and
presented volumes. If you wish to learn more about the YBIP (Yizkor Books in
Print) Project, you are welcome to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Over the last month or so, a number of new Translation Fund projects have
been set up to enable people to help some of the Yizkor Book projects along
financially. The projects recently added were for the following books:

- Dumbraveni, Moldova (There once was a town - a descriptive monograph of
the town of Dombroven)
- Glinyany, Ukraine (In the Diaspora and in the Homeland)
- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

If you would like to know more about these projects or any of the others
that are currently running, you are invited to visit the JewishGen-erosity
page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Finally, I would assume that this report finds many of you preparing for
their trip to the 32nd IAJGS International Conference. Unfortunately, I will
not be there but Jan Meisels Allen has kindly agreed to lead the Yizkor Book
Birds of a Feather meeting and hope as many of you will take part and be
enriched by Jan's wide knowledge in this field. Other than that, I do wish
all of the participants in the conference a very fruitful and rewarding
experience.

Now to facts and figures As far as the June figures go, during this last
month we have added these 4 new projects:

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

- Bonyhad, Hungary (Bonyhad: a destroyed community; the Jews of Bonyhad,
Hungary) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bonyhad/Bonyhad.html

- Gyor, Hungary (Victims of Fascism in Gyor and Environs 1944-45)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gyor1/gyor1.html

- Hajduboszormeny, Hungary (Out of the depth)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hajduboszormeny/Hajduboszormeny.html

Added in 6 new entries:

- Causeni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00394.html

- Kupiskis, Lithuania (Jewish Cities, Towns and Villages in Lithuania until
1918) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yidishe_shtet/yid453.html

- Snyatyn, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00516.html

- Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo405.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00357.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00359.html

We have continued to update 30 of our existing projects:

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

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

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

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

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

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

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

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

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

- Halmeu, Romania (In memory of the communities of Halmin-Turcz and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halmeu/Halmeu.html

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

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurow/kurow.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Molchadz, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Sandzer Memorial Journal)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz1/nowy_sacz1.html

- Oradea, Romania (A city and yesterday; memorial book to the Jews of
Grosswardein) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oradea/oradea.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Rubiezewicze, Belarus (Rubiezewicze, Derevna and surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rubiezewicze/Rubiezewicze.html

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

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

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszowh.html [Hebrew]

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

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

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

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.

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


Belarus SIG #Belarus Yizkor Book Project, June 2012 #belarus

bounce-2447543-772948@...
 

Shalom,

As our ultimate aim in the Yizkor Book Project is to see complete
translations of books online, it's particularly gratifying when we do reach
this goal and, in this past month, we managed to achieve it twice. The first
project was the Csenger, Hungary Yizkor book (Memorial Book of the Martyrs
of Csenger, Porcsalma and Vicinity) whose translation was gratefully donated
by Renee and Stan Fishkind, and the second was the Gorodets, Belarus Yizkor
book (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942) which was translated in its
entirety by Hannah Kadmon and Eugene Sucov and my high praise goes out to
all these people for seeing these projects to their successful completion.

This means that we now have just over 80 projects that are complete books
and there are many others now that are close to completion, with yet many
others for which the road ahead to reach this goal is long and winding. Of
course, reaching this goal requires many, many hours of volunteer and
professional work but actually achieving this is very, very gratifying and
will provide a fountain of knowledge to so many. These days we are also
offering the option to print hardcopies of the completed translations,
something which has proven to be very popular and we're very encouraged by
the positive response received, so far, to these carefully prepared and
presented volumes. If you wish to learn more about the YBIP (Yizkor Books in
Print) Project, you are welcome to visit
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Over the last month or so, a number of new Translation Fund projects have
been set up to enable people to help some of the Yizkor Book projects along
financially. The projects recently added were for the following books:

- Dumbraveni, Moldova (There once was a town - a descriptive monograph of
the town of Dombroven)
- Glinyany, Ukraine (In the Diaspora and in the Homeland)
- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

If you would like to know more about these projects or any of the others
that are currently running, you are invited to visit the JewishGen-erosity
page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Finally, I would assume that this report finds many of you preparing for
their trip to the 32nd IAJGS International Conference. Unfortunately, I will
not be there but Jan Meisels Allen has kindly agreed to lead the Yizkor Book
Birds of a Feather meeting and hope as many of you will take part and be
enriched by Jan's wide knowledge in this field. Other than that, I do wish
all of the participants in the conference a very fruitful and rewarding
experience.

Now to facts and figures As far as the June figures go, during this last
month we have added these 4 new projects:

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

- Bonyhad, Hungary (Bonyhad: a destroyed community; the Jews of Bonyhad,
Hungary) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bonyhad/Bonyhad.html

- Gyor, Hungary (Victims of Fascism in Gyor and Environs 1944-45)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gyor1/gyor1.html

- Hajduboszormeny, Hungary (Out of the depth)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Hajduboszormeny/Hajduboszormeny.html

Added in 6 new entries:

- Causeni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00394.html

- Kupiskis, Lithuania (Jewish Cities, Towns and Villages in Lithuania until
1918) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yidishe_shtet/yid453.html

- Snyatyn, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol2_00516.html

- Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo405.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00357.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00359.html

We have continued to update 30 of our existing projects:

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

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

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.html

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

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

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

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

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

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

- Halmeu, Romania (In memory of the communities of Halmin-Turcz and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halmeu/Halmeu.html

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

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurow/kurow.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Molchadz, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Sandzer Memorial Journal)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz1/nowy_sacz1.html

- Oradea, Romania (A city and yesterday; memorial book to the Jews of
Grosswardein) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oradea/oradea.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rava-Ruska/Rava-Ruska.html

- Rubiezewicze, Belarus (Rubiezewicze, Derevna and surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rubiezewicze/Rubiezewicze.html

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

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

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszowh.html [Hebrew]

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

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

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

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.

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


Anyone Visiting Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY ? #belarus

sempaiira@...
 

I there anyone on this list serve who is planning to visit the (Old)
Montefiore cemetery in Queens? If so, I would like to ask a favor. My
grandparents are buried there and I would like to get information from
their headstones. I live 2 1/2 hours away and it is difficult to find
the time to make the trip to the cemetery.

If anyone is visiting and can help me, My grandparents were Nathan and
Dora Fink. They are buried in the Montefiore cemetery, 121-83
Springfield Boulevard, Springfield Gardens - Queens, NY 11413.

Congregation Anshe Ozaritz
Gate 5/10/N
Block 28
Row 017R
Graves 3 & 4

If at all possible, I would like digital pictures of the inscriptions
on the headstone. I am looking primarily for the name of each of
their fathers and if there is any indication on my grandmother's stone
of what shtetl she came from. I know she came >from the area of Pinsk,
a good distance >from Ozaritz.

By the way, for anyone who is looking for information on stones in the
central CT area, I would be most happy to go and collect the
information >from the stones for you.

Thank you.

Ira Fink
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


Belarus SIG #Belarus Anyone Visiting Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, NY ? #belarus

sempaiira@...
 

I there anyone on this list serve who is planning to visit the (Old)
Montefiore cemetery in Queens? If so, I would like to ask a favor. My
grandparents are buried there and I would like to get information from
their headstones. I live 2 1/2 hours away and it is difficult to find
the time to make the trip to the cemetery.

If anyone is visiting and can help me, My grandparents were Nathan and
Dora Fink. They are buried in the Montefiore cemetery, 121-83
Springfield Boulevard, Springfield Gardens - Queens, NY 11413.

Congregation Anshe Ozaritz
Gate 5/10/N
Block 28
Row 017R
Graves 3 & 4

If at all possible, I would like digital pictures of the inscriptions
on the headstone. I am looking primarily for the name of each of
their fathers and if there is any indication on my grandmother's stone
of what shtetl she came from. I know she came >from the area of Pinsk,
a good distance >from Ozaritz.

By the way, for anyone who is looking for information on stones in the
central CT area, I would be most happy to go and collect the
information >from the stones for you.

Thank you.

Ira Fink
MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately


JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #poland #ciechanow

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
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 more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, 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:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. 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 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files 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
June, 2012


Success Stories - July 2012 #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue, Jacob Koff is surprised to find a hand-written family
tree in the probate file of his great-grandmother's brother, which
opens new avenues of research and family connections. Marilen Pitler
unites with newly found cousins via JewishGen's Family Finder and
greatly expands her family tree. Zack Oryan helps an old friend
discover the history of his father and the family he never knew.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We are sure you will be
inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send us your own
success stories to: success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.


IAJGS Conference - Paris 2012 - Newsletter # 13 #poland #ciechanow

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )
Newsletter # 13 – June 29, 2012
***
!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT UNTIL D-Day!!!!!

Quickly join the Conference more than 600 attendees – Sign-up and make your
friends sign-up

***
EARLY REGISTRATION
will be opened
on Saturday, July 14
from 4pm to 10pm
at the Conference Centre (Foyer, ground floor level).

If you can, do not wait until Sunday morning to register and receive your
materials: you will save time.

***
REMINDERS
***Last days to sign up for workshops (www.paris2012.eu/products)***

Get trained and learn about softwares and research bases of Family Tree
Maker, MyHeritage, JewishGen, FamilySearch or use Word and Excel for
genealogy. Fee: 15 euros.

***Sign up for the Gala evening***

Only some seats left if you want to participate to this beautiful evening.

***Sign up today for an EXCEPTIONAL post-conference trip to Normandy***

Giverny (made famous by Claude Monet), Elbeuf and a rare visit to the
Factory of Knowledges (former textile factory "Blin & Blin "), and to the
synagogue, Rouen where we will be authorized - and ONLY FOR US - for special
tour of the Sublime Abode (11th century Yeshiva), Caen Memorial and the
landing beaches.
€ 350; information: Joubert-Voyages, 01 48 74 December 30

***

PURCHASE AUDIO FILES OF THE CONFERENCE

Save $15.00 (€ 12.00): Pay now and pick up at the conference the single
flash drive of the recorded lectures. Go to Conference Resource Website :
http://www.myconferenceresource.com/products/32-iajgs-international-conference-on-jewish-genealogy-2012.aspx
or http://tinyurl.com/paris2012audio

You will pay US $154 (€117) instead of US $169.00 (€129.00) if you buy it on
site or after the conference.

***
YAHAD IN UNUM

Take advantage of the Conference to take an appointment to visit their
Archives and to fill out a witness form. Contact: : Patrice Bensimon :
P.bensimon@yahadinunum.org

***
ALEXANDRE BEIDER COMMUNICATES

If you wish to purchase one of his books at the Conference, you can contact
Françoise Darmon (darmon.francoise@wanadoo.fr).
He will bring the book on the bookshop of the Conference.


#Ciechanow #Poland JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #ciechanow #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
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 more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, 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:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. 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 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files 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
June, 2012


#Ciechanow #Poland Success Stories - July 2012 #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of
JewishGen's SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories
from the "About Us" button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

In this issue, Jacob Koff is surprised to find a hand-written family
tree in the probate file of his great-grandmother's brother, which
opens new avenues of research and family connections. Marilen Pitler
unites with newly found cousins via JewishGen's Family Finder and
greatly expands her family tree. Zack Oryan helps an old friend
discover the history of his father and the family he never knew.

This issue was prepared by JewishGen volunteers -- Nancy Siegel,
Editor and Anna Blanchard, Webmaster. We are sure you will be
inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send us your own
success stories to: success@lyris.jewishgen.org.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.


#Ciechanow #Poland IAJGS Conference - Paris 2012 - Newsletter # 13 #ciechanow #poland

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

JULY 15-18 2012
32nd IAJGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on JEWISH GENEALOGY hosted by The
French Cercle de Genealogie Juive
(www.paris2012.eu – contact@paris2012.eu )
Newsletter # 13 – June 29, 2012
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Maker, MyHeritage, JewishGen, FamilySearch or use Word and Excel for
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***Sign up today for an EXCEPTIONAL post-conference trip to Normandy***

Giverny (made famous by Claude Monet), Elbeuf and a rare visit to the
Factory of Knowledges (former textile factory "Blin & Blin "), and to the
synagogue, Rouen where we will be authorized - and ONLY FOR US - for special
tour of the Sublime Abode (11th century Yeshiva), Caen Memorial and the
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You will pay US $154 (€117) instead of US $169.00 (€129.00) if you buy it on
site or after the conference.

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Take advantage of the Conference to take an appointment to visit their
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***
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If you wish to purchase one of his books at the Conference, you can contact
Françoise Darmon (darmon.francoise@wanadoo.fr).
He will bring the book on the bookshop of the Conference.


Ship manifests for Outbound US Passengers #general

David Laskin
 

I have been trying to find out when a relative (who held a Polish
passport) left the US for Palestine in the 1940s. Thanks to the great
suggestion of a Genner, I just received much fascinating information
from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, including his
"application for reentry permit." On this form it says he intended to
depart on board the ship "Marine Carp" for Egypt and Palestine on
December 15, 1946. Is there any way to ascertain whether he actually
did this sailing -- for example a manifest of outbound passengers?
His grandchildren in Israel think he came later, so I'm curious about
whether he actually made the voyage as stated on the reentry permit.
Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ship manifests for Outbound US Passengers #general

David Laskin
 

I have been trying to find out when a relative (who held a Polish
passport) left the US for Palestine in the 1940s. Thanks to the great
suggestion of a Genner, I just received much fascinating information
from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, including his
"application for reentry permit." On this form it says he intended to
depart on board the ship "Marine Carp" for Egypt and Palestine on
December 15, 1946. Is there any way to ascertain whether he actually
did this sailing -- for example a manifest of outbound passengers?
His grandchildren in Israel think he came later, so I'm curious about
whether he actually made the voyage as stated on the reentry permit.
Thanks. David Laskin, Seattle, WA


Genetic tracing #general

AUBREY JACOBUS <aajacobus@...>
 

Off topic ?
I have bend pinky fingers ( not very uncommon ) I am informed that in a
documentary called Cave of Forgotten Dreams it is mentioned that the
handprints of one artists of the cave drawings ,in the Chauvet Caves in
France, has a bent pinky and that's how they identify him. So if it is
genetic then clearly it has been passed on a long time, almost 30,000
years. So far I can go back to 1800 so I have a fair way to go .

Aubrey Jacobus
London

MODERATOR NOTE: Perhaps a bit off to the side, but short and interesting.
Readers are reminded that JewishGen's DNA list was established for discussions
about the application of DNA testing, or genetics in general, to genealogy.
Further discussion of the shape of pinky fingers might be more appropriate on
that list. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/>.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Genetic tracing #general

AUBREY JACOBUS <aajacobus@...>
 

Off topic ?
I have bend pinky fingers ( not very uncommon ) I am informed that in a
documentary called Cave of Forgotten Dreams it is mentioned that the
handprints of one artists of the cave drawings ,in the Chauvet Caves in
France, has a bent pinky and that's how they identify him. So if it is
genetic then clearly it has been passed on a long time, almost 30,000
years. So far I can go back to 1800 so I have a fair way to go .

Aubrey Jacobus
London

MODERATOR NOTE: Perhaps a bit off to the side, but short and interesting.
Readers are reminded that JewishGen's DNA list was established for discussions
about the application of DNA testing, or genetics in general, to genealogy.
Further discussion of the shape of pinky fingers might be more appropriate on
that list. See <http://www.jewishgen.org/DNA/>.


Detroit, MI help #general

Trudy Barch
 

just found that relatives came to America through Detroit, Michigan
in 1910.

How do I go about further researching this? Couldn't find a Detroit
site that had immigration records online.

Would FHL have those records?

Thank you for all suggestions and help.

Trudy Barch, Chicagoland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Detroit, MI help #general

Trudy Barch
 

just found that relatives came to America through Detroit, Michigan
in 1910.

How do I go about further researching this? Couldn't find a Detroit
site that had immigration records online.

Would FHL have those records?

Thank you for all suggestions and help.

Trudy Barch, Chicagoland


Re: Finding names of ship with date of arrival and port #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Marilyn Levinson wrote about finding and browsing the passenger manifest
for a ship arriving in Boston, MA on a particular date. Yes you can do
this - if ancestry.com "is your friend" (!). I.e. you need to have a
membership. (A free trial membership, if you haven't already used yours
up, will do.) Then you Search - subset "Immigration & Travel". Narrow
your search field down to "Massachusetts" and 1910's - and go to town.
There appear to be 16 sources in that category. Boston Passenger and
Crew Lists, 1820-1943
<http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8745> looks like a good
place to start - if you go to that link, you can search for year, month,
and ship. There are a lot, though - so I tried out your date in the
general search box. I found two ships named in the records that came
up: Burmese Prince (dep. >from Marseilles, France), and Toronto. There
may be more....

Good luck!
Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA

I believe my ancestor arrived in Boston MA on 22 March 1918. I am unsure
of thename under which he was traveling. Is there any way to find a list
of ships arriving in Boston on that date and then searching the passenger
manifest. Thank you for any help.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Finding names of ship with date of arrival and port #general

Martha Forsyth
 

Marilyn Levinson wrote about finding and browsing the passenger manifest
for a ship arriving in Boston, MA on a particular date. Yes you can do
this - if ancestry.com "is your friend" (!). I.e. you need to have a
membership. (A free trial membership, if you haven't already used yours
up, will do.) Then you Search - subset "Immigration & Travel". Narrow
your search field down to "Massachusetts" and 1910's - and go to town.
There appear to be 16 sources in that category. Boston Passenger and
Crew Lists, 1820-1943
<http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8745> looks like a good
place to start - if you go to that link, you can search for year, month,
and ship. There are a lot, though - so I tried out your date in the
general search box. I found two ships named in the records that came
up: Burmese Prince (dep. >from Marseilles, France), and Toronto. There
may be more....

Good luck!
Martha Schecter Forsyth
Newton, MA

I believe my ancestor arrived in Boston MA on 22 March 1918. I am unsure
of thename under which he was traveling. Is there any way to find a list
of ships arriving in Boston on that date and then searching the passenger
manifest. Thank you for any help.
Marilyn Levinson
Spring Lake NC

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