Date   

Ukraine SIG December 2014 report #general

Janette Silverman
 

Ukraine SIG volunteers have been very busy during December. The
following represents what has been accomplished over the last 31 days:

**Records Submitted to JewishGen for inclusion in Ukraine Databases**
2,337 birth records >from Nikolayev and Priluki
2,126 records >from the Odessa 1876 birth index

**Translations begun**
Vinnitsa Archives, Ternivka, 1903 census (50 pages)
Nezhin 486 images >from microfilm 2091574 -3

**In proofreading process**
2,350 records >from EIDB project
1,561 records >from Nikolayev 1875 census
128 records >from 1818 census Rozhev and Chabno, Radomysl'

**Translations/Transcriptions ready for proofreading**
Priluki 2192584
Item 28, deaths 1865 - males 20, females 33
item 30, deaths 1866 - males 42, females 33
item 33, deaths 1868 - males 54, females 38

Priluki 2192583
Item 4, divorces 1855 - 2

**Awaiting donations to complete translation project**
1875 Zinkov revision list: 8680 names

**EIDB towns**
Sumy, Kharkov

**Scans of Microfilms Acquired**
Priluki 2423897:
Item 14 Volume 1530-6/119 Deaths 1896 - 38 images
Item 15 Volume 1530-6/120 Divorces 1896 - 12 images
Item 16 Volume 1530-6/121 Births 1897 - 7 images
Item 17 Volume 1530-6/122 Deaths 1897 - 35 images
Item 18 Volume 1530-6/123 Marriages 1897 - 37 images
Item 19 Volume 1530-6/124 Births 1898 - 69 images
Item 20 Volume 1530-6/125 Deaths 1898 - 35 images
Item 21 Volume 1530-6/126 Marriages 1898 - 34 images

Priluki 2323898
Item 1 Volume 1530-6/126 (cont.) Marriages 1898 - 21 images
Item 2 Volume 1530-6/127 Births 1899 -170 images
Item 3 Volume 1530-6/128 Deaths 1899 - 71 images
Item 4 Volume 1530-6/129 Marriages 1899 - 44 images
Item 5 Volume 1530-6/130 Divorces 1899 - 9 images

Moshny 2289406
Item 2 1886 births - 30 images

Moshny 2289407
Item 4 1889 births- 50 images
Item 5 1890 births - 46 images

**Records acquired**
Metrical (vital) records for Letichev uyezd, >from the Khmielnitsky
archives. There are a total of 1,430 images, about 4.5 gigabytes. They
include most (but not all) years between 1838 and 1852. These records
cover many towns including Zinkov, Medzhibozh, Letichev, Derazhnya and
other towns

"Di Yidn fun Mayn Benkshaft" (The Jews I remember), by Mordechai (Max)
Cooper, a Yiddish memoir of the local personalities and life in Shargorod

**Town Leaders (added since August)**
Mel Grizer & Roy Gerber - Ozeryany, Rivnenski oblast, Volhnya Guberiya
Scott Whittman - Gaysin
Les Shipnuck - Ignatovka, Kiev
Vladimir Talsky - Ovruch
Steve Wernick - Vinnitsa

**New members of discussion list (since August)**
81 (we now have 3491 members)

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@...
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukraine SIG December 2014 report #general

Janette Silverman
 

Ukraine SIG volunteers have been very busy during December. The
following represents what has been accomplished over the last 31 days:

**Records Submitted to JewishGen for inclusion in Ukraine Databases**
2,337 birth records >from Nikolayev and Priluki
2,126 records >from the Odessa 1876 birth index

**Translations begun**
Vinnitsa Archives, Ternivka, 1903 census (50 pages)
Nezhin 486 images >from microfilm 2091574 -3

**In proofreading process**
2,350 records >from EIDB project
1,561 records >from Nikolayev 1875 census
128 records >from 1818 census Rozhev and Chabno, Radomysl'

**Translations/Transcriptions ready for proofreading**
Priluki 2192584
Item 28, deaths 1865 - males 20, females 33
item 30, deaths 1866 - males 42, females 33
item 33, deaths 1868 - males 54, females 38

Priluki 2192583
Item 4, divorces 1855 - 2

**Awaiting donations to complete translation project**
1875 Zinkov revision list: 8680 names

**EIDB towns**
Sumy, Kharkov

**Scans of Microfilms Acquired**
Priluki 2423897:
Item 14 Volume 1530-6/119 Deaths 1896 - 38 images
Item 15 Volume 1530-6/120 Divorces 1896 - 12 images
Item 16 Volume 1530-6/121 Births 1897 - 7 images
Item 17 Volume 1530-6/122 Deaths 1897 - 35 images
Item 18 Volume 1530-6/123 Marriages 1897 - 37 images
Item 19 Volume 1530-6/124 Births 1898 - 69 images
Item 20 Volume 1530-6/125 Deaths 1898 - 35 images
Item 21 Volume 1530-6/126 Marriages 1898 - 34 images

Priluki 2323898
Item 1 Volume 1530-6/126 (cont.) Marriages 1898 - 21 images
Item 2 Volume 1530-6/127 Births 1899 -170 images
Item 3 Volume 1530-6/128 Deaths 1899 - 71 images
Item 4 Volume 1530-6/129 Marriages 1899 - 44 images
Item 5 Volume 1530-6/130 Divorces 1899 - 9 images

Moshny 2289406
Item 2 1886 births - 30 images

Moshny 2289407
Item 4 1889 births- 50 images
Item 5 1890 births - 46 images

**Records acquired**
Metrical (vital) records for Letichev uyezd, >from the Khmielnitsky
archives. There are a total of 1,430 images, about 4.5 gigabytes. They
include most (but not all) years between 1838 and 1852. These records
cover many towns including Zinkov, Medzhibozh, Letichev, Derazhnya and
other towns

"Di Yidn fun Mayn Benkshaft" (The Jews I remember), by Mordechai (Max)
Cooper, a Yiddish memoir of the local personalities and life in Shargorod

**Town Leaders (added since August)**
Mel Grizer & Roy Gerber - Ozeryany, Rivnenski oblast, Volhnya Guberiya
Scott Whittman - Gaysin
Les Shipnuck - Ignatovka, Kiev
Vladimir Talsky - Ovruch
Steve Wernick - Vinnitsa

**New members of discussion list (since August)**
81 (we now have 3491 members)

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator
ukrainesig.coordinator@...
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukraine-SIG/180102942060505


Memorial Plaques Project Grows to More Than 75,000 Records. Please help us grow! #yiddish

bounce-2893940-772983@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year-end report for the
Memorial Plaques Project database. The MPP database can be accessed
at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

The MPP database includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from
synagogue and other organizations. Many of these sources include
patronymic information.

This update adds approximately 15,000 new records and 11,000 new
photos >from 20 synagogues/organizations. The database now includes
more than 75,500 records >from the US, Israel Canada and Morocco.
These records come >from 111 different synagogues and other
institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or
other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please
consider helping us to grow this database. You can find more
information on submitting data at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

This update includes US data sets >from California, Connecticut,
District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina and Texas. Also included is a new data set >from
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Memorial Plaques Project Grows to More Than 75,000 Records. Please help us grow! #yiddish

bounce-2893940-772983@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year-end report for the
Memorial Plaques Project database. The MPP database can be accessed
at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

The MPP database includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from
synagogue and other organizations. Many of these sources include
patronymic information.

This update adds approximately 15,000 new records and 11,000 new
photos >from 20 synagogues/organizations. The database now includes
more than 75,500 records >from the US, Israel Canada and Morocco.
These records come >from 111 different synagogues and other
institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or
other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please
consider helping us to grow this database. You can find more
information on submitting data at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

This update includes US data sets >from California, Connecticut,
District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina and Texas. Also included is a new data set >from
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


JOWBR Grows to Over 2.37 Million Records! #yiddish

bounce-2893939-772983@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year end update to the
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update adds approximately 102,100 new records and 45,200
new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 639 cemeteries.
This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.37 million records >from
almost 4,970 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 104 countries!

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 German towns in
addition to records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of
volunteers includes Alla Aizenberg, Sharon Duckman, Helen Furnell,
Henry Graupner, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Amit Pinsler, Guy Haber,
Sari Tuomioja, and Paula Zieselman. 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.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Johannesburg Cemeteries - Braamfontein Cemetery, Brixton Cemetery,
and West Park Cemetery.
Moldovan Cemeteries - Balti, Doyna Cemetery (Saint Lazarus Cemetery,
and Tiraspol.
Berlin, Germany's Weissensee Cemetery.
Stockholm, Sweeden's Sodra Judiska Begravningsplatsen.
Switzerland's Jewish cemetery in Veyrier.
Rabat, Morocco's Cimetiere Israelite (Vieux) in Rabat
Lomza, Poland's Jewish Cemetery
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Home of Peace (San Jose) Cemetery in San Jose, California
Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, NY
Also included in this update are thousands of records in the
first installment of Jewish veteran burials in military cemeteries
predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and Belgium and
other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 19 new
countries, many are for veteran burials; Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria,
Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland,
Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan,
Philippines, and Uzbekistan.

Visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

for a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

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.
Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre JOWBR Grows to Over 2.37 Million Records! #yiddish

bounce-2893939-772983@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year end update to the
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update adds approximately 102,100 new records and 45,200
new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 639 cemeteries.
This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.37 million records >from
almost 4,970 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 104 countries!

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 German towns in
addition to records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of
volunteers includes Alla Aizenberg, Sharon Duckman, Helen Furnell,
Henry Graupner, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Amit Pinsler, Guy Haber,
Sari Tuomioja, and Paula Zieselman. 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.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Johannesburg Cemeteries - Braamfontein Cemetery, Brixton Cemetery,
and West Park Cemetery.
Moldovan Cemeteries - Balti, Doyna Cemetery (Saint Lazarus Cemetery,
and Tiraspol.
Berlin, Germany's Weissensee Cemetery.
Stockholm, Sweeden's Sodra Judiska Begravningsplatsen.
Switzerland's Jewish cemetery in Veyrier.
Rabat, Morocco's Cimetiere Israelite (Vieux) in Rabat
Lomza, Poland's Jewish Cemetery
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Home of Peace (San Jose) Cemetery in San Jose, California
Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, NY
Also included in this update are thousands of records in the
first installment of Jewish veteran burials in military cemeteries
predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and Belgium and
other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 19 new
countries, many are for veteran burials; Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria,
Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland,
Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan,
Philippines, and Uzbekistan.

Visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

for a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

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.
Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG 2014 Update #subcarpathia

Marshall Katz
 

Dear fellow Sub-Carpathia researchers,

As another successful year comes to a close, I wanted to issue a year-end
wrap-up:

1. All Sub-Carpathia researchers are strongly encouraged to subscribe to
this list, so they do not miss important announcements in the future. As
of this writing, we have 395 researchers registered. Every e-mail I receive
is checked against the member list and I have noticed that there are still
many more Sub-Carpathia researchers who are not subscribed to it. I
encourage them to join the Sub-Carpathia SIG list because it will be important at
some point in the future. I follow-up on all who contact me for one reason
or another and, as a result, many have joined the list.

2. We now have 222 Sub-Carpathia KehilaLink web sites for those villages
and towns, most of which where a Jewish cemetery was found and
photographed. [Six KehilaLink web sites have been created by others.] Of particular
note, the Sub-Carpathia SIG portal indicates great worldwide interest in
this area. With that in mind, all of the web sites I have created can be
translated now to other languages for everyone's world-wide benefit. I should
explain my zeal in creating these web sites: When I first started
researching my shtetl on the Internet, I found nothing, so I created a KehilaLink
web site on JewishGen for it. Since then, it has become my passion to
create KehilaLink web sites so that others do not hit a brick wall when
attempting to research their shtetl, as I did. Furthermore, because many of you
are not able to travel to Sub-Carpathia to visit your ancestral village or
town, you can do so virtually via the KehilaLink web site, even performing a
"kavarous" finding your ancestors' tombstones. I wish to thank all
researchers who have contributed photos, documents, etc., to memorialize their
family members and to enhance the KehilaLink web sites for current and future
researchers.

3. I, and many other Sub-Carpathia researchers, attended the 34th IAJGS
Jewish Genealogy Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, this year. We had
quite a few people stop by our table during the Share Fair, and the
Sub-Carpathia SIG meeting went very well. At the end of my presentation, we had a
roundtable discussion which was enjoyed by all. I will be attending the 35th
IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference, 6-10 July 2015, in Jerusalem, Israel.
If you plan on attending, please contact me, off-list. During the
conference week, I will be meeting with a very large group of Carpathia Jewish
ex-pats who now live in Israel as well as visiting several museums and
libraries. In 2008, I visited Yad Vashem with my cousin, Rudy KATZ, a Holocaust
survivor. Of particular note, Abraham SPIEGEL, who funded the children's
memorial at Yad Vashem, was in camps with Rudy and it was Rudy who pulled out
his gold teeth so they could be traded with the camp guards for a few rotten
potatoes.

4. The transcription of tombstones is progressing very nicely due to the
terrific group of volunteers helping me. As of this writing, only two (of
26) remain that are in-progress >from 2011. >from 2012, only 11 (of 60)
remain that are in-progress. >from 2013, four are in-progress and 52 (of 89)
remain to be transcribed. >from 2014, eight are in progress and 22 (of 32)
remain to be transcribed. If you are not already transcribing tombstones and
can help with this very important project, please contact me. I can also
use help with transcribing the Russian inscriptions on the tombstones. In
case you missed my previous announcement, I completed photographing the
Uzhhorod (Ungvar) cemetery this year. It took three weeks, over a span of two
years, to photograph all the nearly 5,000 tombstones in Sub-Carpathia's
largest cemetery (over 13,000 images).

5. I am currently organizing my travel plans for Sub-Carpathia in 2015.
There are a few places I will be returning to since I have learned the
exact location of their Jewish cemeteries. Also, one researcher informed me
that where I had said there was no (visible) cemetery, there was, in fact, a
family member buried there, so I will return and consult the village elders
again, since I saw no visible cemetery at the spot where they indicated
the cemetery was located. If I have not visited your ancestral village or
town, to date, contact me, but first, please review the list of hamlets
visited in previous years which are documented in my 2011-2014 Trip Reports on
the Sub-Carpathia SIG portal.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia/ > SEE: Travel Planning, then
Trip Reports

6. Several ongoing projects are taking much longer than expected,
primarily due to their sheer scope and cost. That having been stated, if you can
help financially, please contribute to the Sub-Carpathia SIG General Fund
here:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=50 >

7. The Sub-Carpathia SIG portal has been updated in the following areas:
Event Calendar, Current Weather, Synagogues, Cemeteries, Photo Gallery, SIG
Survey, KehilaLinks and Interview. I was interviewed by Ukraine TV
(Tysa-1) in 2013, and again in the studio in 2014. That interview can now be
found on the Sub-Carpathia SIG portal. There are three segments to the
interview: a brief introduction in Ukrainian, followed by background information
filmed in 2013, then an in-studio interview in English and Ukrainian.
Lastly, I am working on adding missing villages and towns to the Sub-Carpathia
Gazetteer of villages and towns today. The Latin-character spellings have
been changing due to the gradual switchover >from the Russian-based
orthography to the Ukrainian-based one. Today, there are over 750 villages and
towns in Sub-Carpathia and I am informed that JewishGen will soon update its
Gazetteer with missing Sub-Carpathia villages and towns, some with
Ukrainian-based orthography changes.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia/ >

8. I mentioned in my 2014 Trip Report that I would be willing to set up a
tour for researchers and two people have responded positively. For this
to come to fruition, and to be cost-effective, we need a group of at least
10 people to undertake a tour in Sub-Carpathia. If you are interested,
please notify me off-list by 15 January 2015. Our region is far removed >from
the unrest in Eastern Ukraine. It is business as usual and there is no cause
for alarm. U.S. and European passport holders do not need a visa. I am
not sure about other countries, but you can check if you need a visa on the
Sub-Carpathia portal.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia/ > SEE: Travel Planning,
General Information

9. In 2014, the 70th anniversary of the deportations in Sub-Carpathia, I
attended several remembrance events in Sub-Carpathia, including being
invited to make a presentation at the Hungarian University in Berehove
(Beregszasz). In 2015, there will be additional events to commemorate the
liberations, and once again I have been invited to give a presentation on my work in
Sub-Carpathia.

10. Lastly, until now, this has been a two-person effort by myself and
Amos Israel ZEZMER to establish and sustain a Sub-Carpathia SIG. We started
this process in late 2009 and it took until May of 2011, against strong
resistance and great interference to get this SIG established. We are now
looking for others to step up and become members of a board that will sustain
the SIG in the years to come. This requires little or no work on your
part, but will ensure the continuity of our SIG. If you are moved to
volunteer, please contact me, off-list.

Respectfully,
Marshall Katz
JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG coordinator


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG 2014 Update #subcarpathia

Marshall Katz
 

Dear fellow Sub-Carpathia researchers,

As another successful year comes to a close, I wanted to issue a year-end
wrap-up:

1. All Sub-Carpathia researchers are strongly encouraged to subscribe to
this list, so they do not miss important announcements in the future. As
of this writing, we have 395 researchers registered. Every e-mail I receive
is checked against the member list and I have noticed that there are still
many more Sub-Carpathia researchers who are not subscribed to it. I
encourage them to join the Sub-Carpathia SIG list because it will be important at
some point in the future. I follow-up on all who contact me for one reason
or another and, as a result, many have joined the list.

2. We now have 222 Sub-Carpathia KehilaLink web sites for those villages
and towns, most of which where a Jewish cemetery was found and
photographed. [Six KehilaLink web sites have been created by others.] Of particular
note, the Sub-Carpathia SIG portal indicates great worldwide interest in
this area. With that in mind, all of the web sites I have created can be
translated now to other languages for everyone's world-wide benefit. I should
explain my zeal in creating these web sites: When I first started
researching my shtetl on the Internet, I found nothing, so I created a KehilaLink
web site on JewishGen for it. Since then, it has become my passion to
create KehilaLink web sites so that others do not hit a brick wall when
attempting to research their shtetl, as I did. Furthermore, because many of you
are not able to travel to Sub-Carpathia to visit your ancestral village or
town, you can do so virtually via the KehilaLink web site, even performing a
"kavarous" finding your ancestors' tombstones. I wish to thank all
researchers who have contributed photos, documents, etc., to memorialize their
family members and to enhance the KehilaLink web sites for current and future
researchers.

3. I, and many other Sub-Carpathia researchers, attended the 34th IAJGS
Jewish Genealogy Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, this year. We had
quite a few people stop by our table during the Share Fair, and the
Sub-Carpathia SIG meeting went very well. At the end of my presentation, we had a
roundtable discussion which was enjoyed by all. I will be attending the 35th
IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Conference, 6-10 July 2015, in Jerusalem, Israel.
If you plan on attending, please contact me, off-list. During the
conference week, I will be meeting with a very large group of Carpathia Jewish
ex-pats who now live in Israel as well as visiting several museums and
libraries. In 2008, I visited Yad Vashem with my cousin, Rudy KATZ, a Holocaust
survivor. Of particular note, Abraham SPIEGEL, who funded the children's
memorial at Yad Vashem, was in camps with Rudy and it was Rudy who pulled out
his gold teeth so they could be traded with the camp guards for a few rotten
potatoes.

4. The transcription of tombstones is progressing very nicely due to the
terrific group of volunteers helping me. As of this writing, only two (of
26) remain that are in-progress >from 2011. >from 2012, only 11 (of 60)
remain that are in-progress. >from 2013, four are in-progress and 52 (of 89)
remain to be transcribed. >from 2014, eight are in progress and 22 (of 32)
remain to be transcribed. If you are not already transcribing tombstones and
can help with this very important project, please contact me. I can also
use help with transcribing the Russian inscriptions on the tombstones. In
case you missed my previous announcement, I completed photographing the
Uzhhorod (Ungvar) cemetery this year. It took three weeks, over a span of two
years, to photograph all the nearly 5,000 tombstones in Sub-Carpathia's
largest cemetery (over 13,000 images).

5. I am currently organizing my travel plans for Sub-Carpathia in 2015.
There are a few places I will be returning to since I have learned the
exact location of their Jewish cemeteries. Also, one researcher informed me
that where I had said there was no (visible) cemetery, there was, in fact, a
family member buried there, so I will return and consult the village elders
again, since I saw no visible cemetery at the spot where they indicated
the cemetery was located. If I have not visited your ancestral village or
town, to date, contact me, but first, please review the list of hamlets
visited in previous years which are documented in my 2011-2014 Trip Reports on
the Sub-Carpathia SIG portal.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia/ > SEE: Travel Planning, then
Trip Reports

6. Several ongoing projects are taking much longer than expected,
primarily due to their sheer scope and cost. That having been stated, if you can
help financially, please contribute to the Sub-Carpathia SIG General Fund
here:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=50 >

7. The Sub-Carpathia SIG portal has been updated in the following areas:
Event Calendar, Current Weather, Synagogues, Cemeteries, Photo Gallery, SIG
Survey, KehilaLinks and Interview. I was interviewed by Ukraine TV
(Tysa-1) in 2013, and again in the studio in 2014. That interview can now be
found on the Sub-Carpathia SIG portal. There are three segments to the
interview: a brief introduction in Ukrainian, followed by background information
filmed in 2013, then an in-studio interview in English and Ukrainian.
Lastly, I am working on adding missing villages and towns to the Sub-Carpathia
Gazetteer of villages and towns today. The Latin-character spellings have
been changing due to the gradual switchover >from the Russian-based
orthography to the Ukrainian-based one. Today, there are over 750 villages and
towns in Sub-Carpathia and I am informed that JewishGen will soon update its
Gazetteer with missing Sub-Carpathia villages and towns, some with
Ukrainian-based orthography changes.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia/ >

8. I mentioned in my 2014 Trip Report that I would be willing to set up a
tour for researchers and two people have responded positively. For this
to come to fruition, and to be cost-effective, we need a group of at least
10 people to undertake a tour in Sub-Carpathia. If you are interested,
please notify me off-list by 15 January 2015. Our region is far removed >from
the unrest in Eastern Ukraine. It is business as usual and there is no cause
for alarm. U.S. and European passport holders do not need a visa. I am
not sure about other countries, but you can check if you need a visa on the
Sub-Carpathia portal.

< http://www.jewishgen.org/Sub-Carpathia/ > SEE: Travel Planning,
General Information

9. In 2014, the 70th anniversary of the deportations in Sub-Carpathia, I
attended several remembrance events in Sub-Carpathia, including being
invited to make a presentation at the Hungarian University in Berehove
(Beregszasz). In 2015, there will be additional events to commemorate the
liberations, and once again I have been invited to give a presentation on my work in
Sub-Carpathia.

10. Lastly, until now, this has been a two-person effort by myself and
Amos Israel ZEZMER to establish and sustain a Sub-Carpathia SIG. We started
this process in late 2009 and it took until May of 2011, against strong
resistance and great interference to get this SIG established. We are now
looking for others to step up and become members of a board that will sustain
the SIG in the years to come. This requires little or no work on your
part, but will ensure the continuity of our SIG. If you are moved to
volunteer, please contact me, off-list.

Respectfully,
Marshall Katz
JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG coordinator


Kovel Yizkor book #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

A new chapter has been added to the Kovel Yizkor book: "Under Soviet rule,
in captivity and return to Kovel" http://bit.ly/1I0arXF


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK, TURKENITCH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kovel Yizkor book #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

A new chapter has been added to the Kovel Yizkor book: "Under Soviet rule,
in captivity and return to Kovel" http://bit.ly/1I0arXF


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK, TURKENITCH


Gesher Galicia Update for 2015, new databases, maps, inventories & collections... #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Were your ancestors barkeepers? Rabble-rousers? Pedlars, attorneys, or casino
operators in Galicia?

Gesher Galicia, the special interest group focusing on Jewish research in the
former Austrian province of Galicia (today Poland and Ukraine)has just uploaded two
new databases to our award-winning search engine, The All Galicia Database, that
might help you discover some intriguing facts about your Galitzianers:

http://www.search.geshergalicia.org

1. The Austrian Ministry of the Interior (K.K. Ministerium Des Innern)License
Applications for Production and Sale of Alcohol for the years 1900-1909 and

2. Skala, Galicia, Jewish Innkeepers/Barkeepers' Complaint Regarding the Rate of
Tax on Alcohol Sale, 1812

You can see who applied for what type of license, who complained about being
wronged in a tax dispute, and who appealed governmental decisions, all of which
can add a new twist to your research. The Austrian Ministries files cover the
entire province of Galicia...and women were also in the booze business, not just
men! (Or...should we say, widows who inherited their husbands' inns and taverns.)
Perhaps your relative was Benjamin Spiegelmann who, >from 1902-1909, operated the
Bruderlicher and Braciszko Casino-Clubs in Kolomea or Selig Falk in Stanislawow
who ran the "Hotel Centrale" in 1908.

These similar record group indexes will be uploaded to the AGD starting in 2015:

Ministry of Interior, Peddlers, 1900-1905, 1908
Ministry of Justice, Personal Records of Attorneys and State Clerks (Notaries
Public), 1887-1918
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Peddlers, 1902, 1905-1909
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Matters relating to the sale of alcohol without
license, 1905-1907
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Files relating to licenses, 1900, 1905-1907,
1912-1914

We recently added over 20,000 Jewish census records for Tarnopol >from 1890 and 1910
(with the 1890 records linked to images >from the Polish State Archives.) Soon we
will be adding Tarnopol 1930 census records.

These are just a few examples of the unusual records on the All Galicia Database,
which can help you flesh out details of your ancestors' lives when vital records
are missing or scarce and help you learn more about the schools they attended, the
taxes they paid, how they voted, who they gave charity to and exactly where in
town they lived, ran a business or tilled a field (found in our cadastral maps and
landowner records collections.)

Gesher Galicia has accomplished phenomenal growth this year and our website now
features 320,072 records >from 135 different data sources, covering birth, death,
marriage and divorce records to business directories, school and landowner records,
with more coming soon, including files of lawyers and state clerks, small business
licenses and peddlers >from the Austrian Ministries Collections.

Wondering which town in Galicia was yours? Confused about town spellings? We now
offer a "Galician Town Locator" at:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/

This is an easy-to-use alphabetical list of every town, village and city in the
year 1900, including their judicial and administrative districts, and the
location of the Jewish, Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic congregations.
If you have had trouble finding your shtetl on the Jewish Communities
database, and you know it was in Galicia, it will be on this list.

Wondering about how to find out which archives hold the cadastral maps and records
for your towns? Take a look at our new "Guide to Galician Inventories" here:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/

The guide provides links to the map inventories of the Przemysl and Rzeszow
archives, as well as a link to the inventory of Fond 300 AGAD (Warsaw) online
records collections here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/agad_fond_300/

And an explanation of the "Jewish Metrical Records >from Eastern Galicia Held in
Warsaw" here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/jewish-metrical-records-from-eastern-galicia-held-in-warsaw/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ljgjxgb )

Gesher Galicia has also expanded our research into unique collections,including
visas and passport applications for the Stanislawow District towns in the
1920s and 30s, and as far back as a 1788 document concerning the marriage between
"Hersch Shlome," a Jewish man >from Tarnopol and a Christian woman from
Bessarabia who converted, seeking permission to reside in Galicia.

Many new maps have been added to our Cadastral Map Room in the last few
months, searchable here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

We also have many vital records >from 1914 - 1942, which are essential to Holocaust
-era researchers. The indexing of the important 1939 Stanislawow Census
is in progress -- due to be completed in another six months. In Janurary we will
also be offering images >from the world-famous collection of Rabbi MoisheLeib
Kolesnik for the Stanislawow (today Ivano Frankivsk) District with documents
and photographs ranging >from architectural blueprints, voter lists, cemetery
diagrams, passport applications, tax lists, and historical maps
from the 1900s through the 1960s. Qualifying donations allow you to view the
images and scans for the original records for your town.

On behalf of the entire board of directors of Gesher Galicia, we wish you a
new year of exciting new Galician research breakthroughs. If you haven't visited
our website in a while, come see what we have to offer. 2015 promises to be an
exciting year for our members: http://www.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
www.geshergalicia.org
http://search.geshergalicia.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gesher Galicia Update for 2015, new databases, maps, inventories & collections... #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Were your ancestors barkeepers? Rabble-rousers? Pedlars, attorneys, or casino
operators in Galicia?

Gesher Galicia, the special interest group focusing on Jewish research in the
former Austrian province of Galicia (today Poland and Ukraine)has just uploaded two
new databases to our award-winning search engine, The All Galicia Database, that
might help you discover some intriguing facts about your Galitzianers:

http://www.search.geshergalicia.org

1. The Austrian Ministry of the Interior (K.K. Ministerium Des Innern)License
Applications for Production and Sale of Alcohol for the years 1900-1909 and

2. Skala, Galicia, Jewish Innkeepers/Barkeepers' Complaint Regarding the Rate of
Tax on Alcohol Sale, 1812

You can see who applied for what type of license, who complained about being
wronged in a tax dispute, and who appealed governmental decisions, all of which
can add a new twist to your research. The Austrian Ministries files cover the
entire province of Galicia...and women were also in the booze business, not just
men! (Or...should we say, widows who inherited their husbands' inns and taverns.)
Perhaps your relative was Benjamin Spiegelmann who, >from 1902-1909, operated the
Bruderlicher and Braciszko Casino-Clubs in Kolomea or Selig Falk in Stanislawow
who ran the "Hotel Centrale" in 1908.

These similar record group indexes will be uploaded to the AGD starting in 2015:

Ministry of Interior, Peddlers, 1900-1905, 1908
Ministry of Justice, Personal Records of Attorneys and State Clerks (Notaries
Public), 1887-1918
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Peddlers, 1902, 1905-1909
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Matters relating to the sale of alcohol without
license, 1905-1907
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Files relating to licenses, 1900, 1905-1907,
1912-1914

We recently added over 20,000 Jewish census records for Tarnopol >from 1890 and 1910
(with the 1890 records linked to images >from the Polish State Archives.) Soon we
will be adding Tarnopol 1930 census records.

These are just a few examples of the unusual records on the All Galicia Database,
which can help you flesh out details of your ancestors' lives when vital records
are missing or scarce and help you learn more about the schools they attended, the
taxes they paid, how they voted, who they gave charity to and exactly where in
town they lived, ran a business or tilled a field (found in our cadastral maps and
landowner records collections.)

Gesher Galicia has accomplished phenomenal growth this year and our website now
features 320,072 records >from 135 different data sources, covering birth, death,
marriage and divorce records to business directories, school and landowner records,
with more coming soon, including files of lawyers and state clerks, small business
licenses and peddlers >from the Austrian Ministries Collections.

Wondering which town in Galicia was yours? Confused about town spellings? We now
offer a "Galician Town Locator" at:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/galician-town-locator/

This is an easy-to-use alphabetical list of every town, village and city in the
year 1900, including their judicial and administrative districts, and the
location of the Jewish, Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic congregations.
If you have had trouble finding your shtetl on the Jewish Communities
database, and you know it was in Galicia, it will be on this list.

Wondering about how to find out which archives hold the cadastral maps and records
for your towns? Take a look at our new "Guide to Galician Inventories" here:

http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/

The guide provides links to the map inventories of the Przemysl and Rzeszow
archives, as well as a link to the inventory of Fond 300 AGAD (Warsaw) online
records collections here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/inventory/agad_fond_300/

And an explanation of the "Jewish Metrical Records >from Eastern Galicia Held in
Warsaw" here:
http://www.geshergalicia.org/jewish-metrical-records-from-eastern-galicia-held-in-warsaw/
(MODERATOR: https://tinyurl.com/ljgjxgb )

Gesher Galicia has also expanded our research into unique collections,including
visas and passport applications for the Stanislawow District towns in the
1920s and 30s, and as far back as a 1788 document concerning the marriage between
"Hersch Shlome," a Jewish man >from Tarnopol and a Christian woman from
Bessarabia who converted, seeking permission to reside in Galicia.

Many new maps have been added to our Cadastral Map Room in the last few
months, searchable here: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

We also have many vital records >from 1914 - 1942, which are essential to Holocaust
-era researchers. The indexing of the important 1939 Stanislawow Census
is in progress -- due to be completed in another six months. In Janurary we will
also be offering images >from the world-famous collection of Rabbi MoisheLeib
Kolesnik for the Stanislawow (today Ivano Frankivsk) District with documents
and photographs ranging >from architectural blueprints, voter lists, cemetery
diagrams, passport applications, tax lists, and historical maps
from the 1900s through the 1960s. Qualifying donations allow you to view the
images and scans for the original records for your town.

On behalf of the entire board of directors of Gesher Galicia, we wish you a
new year of exciting new Galician research breakthroughs. If you haven't visited
our website in a while, come see what we have to offer. 2015 promises to be an
exciting year for our members: http://www.geshergalicia.org

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
www.geshergalicia.org
http://search.geshergalicia.org


IAJGS Seattle 2016 Conference Leaders Appointed #general

Michael Goldstein
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)announces the
appointment of the leadership for the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, 7-12 August, 2016:

Dr. Janette Silverman, IAJGS Lead Conference Co-Chair
Phyllis Grossman, Conference Co-Chair
Chuck Weinstein, Conference Co-Chair

The conference co-chairs have strong leadership, education, financial, and
organizational skills. Get to know the IAJGS 2016 co-chairs at
www.iajgs.org/blog/posts/2016-cochair-bios/. Volunteers interested in assisting the
conference committee can email cochairs@....

About the IAJGS
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) is an
umbrella organization of 74 Jewish genealogical organizations worldwide. The IAJGS
serves the shared needs of its members, coordinates and organizes activities such
as the annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, and provides a
unified voice and acts as the spokesperson on behalf of its members. The IAJGS's
vision is of a worldwide network of Jewish genealogical research organizations and
partners working together as one coherent, effective and respected community
enabling people to succeed in researching Jewish ancestry and heritage. Find us at
www.iajgs.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iajgsjewishgenealogy, and
follow us on www.twitter.com/iajgsconf. Attend the 35th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Jerusalem, Israel, 6-10 July, 2015
www.iajgs2015.org.

Contact Information:
Mark Nicholls, IAJGS Secretary
secretary@...


Nasz Przeglad Project Updates #general

hadassahlipsius
 

In lieu of the availability of 20th century Warszawa vital records,
Jewishgen's Warszawa Research Group has been indexing the death notices and
memorial service notices >from the Polish-language Jewish periodical Nasz
Przeglad ("Our Review"). Nasz Przeglad was a Polish-language Zionist
newspaper, published daily in Warszawa >from March 1923 until August 1939.

The vast majority of the death notices are for Warszawa residents. However,
there were also notices for people in other cities in Poland, as well as in
other countries. It is believed that the out-of-country notices were usually
for people whose original residence was Warszawa, or who had family living
in Warszawa at the time that the notice was published. Out-of-country
notices were published for people living in places such as the United
States, Palestine, Argentina and Canada.

The Database was recently updated by an additional 4000 records and the
database now covers the following years 1923-1927, 1929 -1938. We are
just missing 1928 and hopefully that will be added in 2015.

For more information on this database, go to
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/NaszPrzeglad.htm The website has not
yet been updated to indicate the new years but it will happen soon.

The Nasz Przeglad database can be searched using Jewishgen's All Poland
Database www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

Best of luck in your search.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Seattle 2016 Conference Leaders Appointed #general

Michael Goldstein
 

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS)announces the
appointment of the leadership for the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, 7-12 August, 2016:

Dr. Janette Silverman, IAJGS Lead Conference Co-Chair
Phyllis Grossman, Conference Co-Chair
Chuck Weinstein, Conference Co-Chair

The conference co-chairs have strong leadership, education, financial, and
organizational skills. Get to know the IAJGS 2016 co-chairs at
www.iajgs.org/blog/posts/2016-cochair-bios/. Volunteers interested in assisting the
conference committee can email cochairs@....

About the IAJGS
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) is an
umbrella organization of 74 Jewish genealogical organizations worldwide. The IAJGS
serves the shared needs of its members, coordinates and organizes activities such
as the annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, and provides a
unified voice and acts as the spokesperson on behalf of its members. The IAJGS's
vision is of a worldwide network of Jewish genealogical research organizations and
partners working together as one coherent, effective and respected community
enabling people to succeed in researching Jewish ancestry and heritage. Find us at
www.iajgs.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iajgsjewishgenealogy, and
follow us on www.twitter.com/iajgsconf. Attend the 35th IAJGS International
Conference on Jewish Genealogy to be held in Jerusalem, Israel, 6-10 July, 2015
www.iajgs2015.org.

Contact Information:
Mark Nicholls, IAJGS Secretary
secretary@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nasz Przeglad Project Updates #general

hadassahlipsius
 

In lieu of the availability of 20th century Warszawa vital records,
Jewishgen's Warszawa Research Group has been indexing the death notices and
memorial service notices >from the Polish-language Jewish periodical Nasz
Przeglad ("Our Review"). Nasz Przeglad was a Polish-language Zionist
newspaper, published daily in Warszawa >from March 1923 until August 1939.

The vast majority of the death notices are for Warszawa residents. However,
there were also notices for people in other cities in Poland, as well as in
other countries. It is believed that the out-of-country notices were usually
for people whose original residence was Warszawa, or who had family living
in Warszawa at the time that the notice was published. Out-of-country
notices were published for people living in places such as the United
States, Palestine, Argentina and Canada.

The Database was recently updated by an additional 4000 records and the
database now covers the following years 1923-1927, 1929 -1938. We are
just missing 1928 and hopefully that will be added in 2015.

For more information on this database, go to
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/NaszPrzeglad.htm The website has not
yet been updated to indicate the new years but it will happen soon.

The Nasz Przeglad database can be searched using Jewishgen's All Poland
Database www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

Best of luck in your search.

Hadassah Lipsius
Kew Gardens Hills, NY, USA


Viewmate translation from Polish #poland

Olivier Szlos <olivierszlos@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
Akta #10 death certificate for Zysla SZTETELMAN >from Lublin is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37264

I am looking of the names of her relatives, spouse, parents, children

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Olivier Szlos, New York


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate translation from Polish #poland

Olivier Szlos <olivierszlos@...>
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
Akta #10 death certificate for Zysla SZTETELMAN >from Lublin is on
ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37264

I am looking of the names of her relatives, spouse, parents, children

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.
Olivier Szlos, New York


Memorial Plaques Project Grows to More Than 75,000 Records. Please help us grow! #latinamerica

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year-end report for the
Memorial Plaques Project database. The MPP database can be accessed
at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/

The MPP database includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from
synagogue and other organizations. Many of these sources include
patronymic information.

This update adds approximately 15,000 new records and 11,000 new
photos >from 20 synagogues/organizations. The database now includes
more than 75,500 records >from the US, Israel Canada and Morocco.
These records come >from 111 different synagogues and other
institutions.

We believe that the MPP is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or
other organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please
consider helping us to grow this database. You can find more
information on submitting data at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm

If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.

This update includes US data sets >from California, Connecticut,
District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina and Texas. Also included is a new data set >from
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014


JOWBR Grows to Over 2.37 Million Records! #latinamerica

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2014 year end update to the
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The
JOWBR database can be accessed at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

and take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update adds approximately 102,100 new records and 45,200
new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 639 cemeteries.
This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.37 million records >from
almost 4,970 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 104 countries!

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 German towns in
addition to records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of
volunteers includes Alla Aizenberg, Sharon Duckman, Helen Furnell,
Henry Graupner, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Amit Pinsler, Guy Haber,
Sari Tuomioja, and Paula Zieselman. 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.

Significant additions to the database include collections from
Johannesburg Cemeteries - Braamfontein Cemetery, Brixton Cemetery,
and West Park Cemetery.
Moldovan Cemeteries - Balti, Doyna Cemetery (Saint Lazarus Cemetery,
and Tiraspol.
Berlin, Germany's Weissensee Cemetery.
Stockholm, Sweeden's Sodra Judiska Begravningsplatsen.
Switzerland's Jewish cemetery in Veyrier.
Rabat, Morocco's Cimetiere Israelite (Vieux) in Rabat
Lomza, Poland's Jewish Cemetery
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Home of Peace (San Jose) Cemetery in San Jose, California
Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, NY
Also included in this update are thousands of records in the
first installment of Jewish veteran burials in military cemeteries
predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and Belgium and
other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 19 new
countries, many are for veteran burials; Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria,
Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland,
Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Monaco, Mongolia, Norway, Pakistan,
Philippines, and Uzbekistan.

Visit

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm

for a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

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.
Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen Acting VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2014