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(US) National Archives Free Genealogy Programs January-February 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives (US) genealogy programs for January and February
have been announced. All programs at the National Archives are free and
open to the public. The programs will be held at the National Archives in
Washington DC in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-25), in
Washington, DC.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, January 23, noon-4 p.m., Microfilm Research Room, Research Center.

National Archives Innovation Hub, U.S. History, and You
Wednesday, February 10, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube.
Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on the corner of
Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW

Genealogy Research Using the U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Thursday, February 25, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater
(Constitution Ave. entrance) and YouTube. Attendees should use the Special Events
entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW

The National Archives has a YouTube station where you watch live or
archived those programs which say YouTube. See:
https://www.youtube.com/user/usnationalarchives/featured/

For more information about the programs see:
http://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records/

To see the list of genealogy workshops scheduled for the US National
Archives regional archives go to:
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/events/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) National Archives Free Genealogy Programs January-February 2016 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The National Archives (US) genealogy programs for January and February
have been announced. All programs at the National Archives are free and
open to the public. The programs will be held at the National Archives in
Washington DC in the National Archives Building Research Center (Room G-25), in
Washington, DC.

"Help! I'm Stuck" Genealogy Consultation
Saturday, January 23, noon-4 p.m., Microfilm Research Room, Research Center.

National Archives Innovation Hub, U.S. History, and You
Wednesday, February 10, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube.
Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on the corner of
Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW

Genealogy Research Using the U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Thursday, February 25, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater
(Constitution Ave. entrance) and YouTube. Attendees should use the Special Events
entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW

The National Archives has a YouTube station where you watch live or
archived those programs which say YouTube. See:
https://www.youtube.com/user/usnationalarchives/featured/

For more information about the programs see:
http://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records/

To see the list of genealogy workshops scheduled for the US National
Archives regional archives go to:
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/events/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Canada Research: #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group, Perhaps someone can offer me some guidance. I am a novice
when it comes to Canadian Research. I am looking for detail on Nissin
Yokel SCHWARTZ (aka Shwarz or Svartz), born in "Russia". He came to Canada
around 1948 as a widower. His late wife, Sarah Haimovici (c1880 - 1935),
was >from Botosani, Romania. Nissin passed away in 1962 and his final
resting place is Saint-Sophie, QC. I have a picture of his tombstone and
it does list his father as Yakov. How can I learn more about Nissin,
his ancestry and where he is >from in "Russia"?
Moishe Miller, Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Canada Research: #general

Moishe Miller
 

Dear Group, Perhaps someone can offer me some guidance. I am a novice
when it comes to Canadian Research. I am looking for detail on Nissin
Yokel SCHWARTZ (aka Shwarz or Svartz), born in "Russia". He came to Canada
around 1948 as a widower. His late wife, Sarah Haimovici (c1880 - 1935),
was >from Botosani, Romania. Nissin passed away in 1962 and his final
resting place is Saint-Sophie, QC. I have a picture of his tombstone and
it does list his father as Yakov. How can I learn more about Nissin,
his ancestry and where he is >from in "Russia"?
Moishe Miller, Brooklyn, NY
moishe.miller@totalben.com


Tony Blackburn - Manchester-Vilkaviskis #general

Salinger Ralph
 

I am trying to contact Tony Blackburn regarding his Dembovich
family >from Vilkaviskis. If you can help me I would be most grateful.
Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tony Blackburn - Manchester-Vilkaviskis #general

Salinger Ralph
 

I am trying to contact Tony Blackburn regarding his Dembovich
family >from Vilkaviskis. If you can help me I would be most grateful.
Ralph Salinger
Kfar Ruppin
Israel


Re: Given name Gimpel #general

Ury Link
 

Dear Genners

The given name Gimpel is not a nickname (Kinnui) to the Hebrew name
Gamliel.

Gimpel or Gumpel is a nickname to Efraim and also to Mordechai.

The source for this names is in Germany in the 15 or 16 century.

The family name Gompertz or Gumperts get out also >from this names.

This names where used in the region what is called 'Nieder Rhein=E2' in
the west part of Germany.

Best regards

Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given name Gimpel #general

Ury Link
 

Dear Genners

The given name Gimpel is not a nickname (Kinnui) to the Hebrew name
Gamliel.

Gimpel or Gumpel is a nickname to Efraim and also to Mordechai.

The source for this names is in Germany in the 15 or 16 century.

The family name Gompertz or Gumperts get out also >from this names.

This names where used in the region what is called 'Nieder Rhein=E2' in
the west part of Germany.

Best regards

Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland


Cemetery Photos - NY #general

Tracy Jones
 

I would be grateful for a couple of photos >from Mt Zion (Queens) and
Mt. Carmel (Queens).

I finally located the death certificates/burial location/society for
GGM and GGF. They are different societies so very interested any inscriptions.
The Mt. Carmel grave is long lost aunt who died at 13.

MT. ZION
Gate 1, Path 31R, Map44
Minnie Shapiro d. 1906
CHOMSKER YM

Gate 7, Path MRL, Map 54
Joseph Shapiro d. 1943
CHMELNIKER (Erste Chmelniker Unt. Verein)

MT. CARMEL

Section 1, Block A, Map 17, Line C - Grave 13
Merrion Bernstein d. 1924
INDEPENDENT STABTZER

If you prefer send photos via text/phone rather than
uploading, please contact me.
Thank you in advance.

Tracy Berns


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetery Photos - NY #general

Tracy Jones
 

I would be grateful for a couple of photos >from Mt Zion (Queens) and
Mt. Carmel (Queens).

I finally located the death certificates/burial location/society for
GGM and GGF. They are different societies so very interested any inscriptions.
The Mt. Carmel grave is long lost aunt who died at 13.

MT. ZION
Gate 1, Path 31R, Map44
Minnie Shapiro d. 1906
CHOMSKER YM

Gate 7, Path MRL, Map 54
Joseph Shapiro d. 1943
CHMELNIKER (Erste Chmelniker Unt. Verein)

MT. CARMEL

Section 1, Block A, Map 17, Line C - Grave 13
Merrion Bernstein d. 1924
INDEPENDENT STABTZER

If you prefer send photos via text/phone rather than
uploading, please contact me.
Thank you in advance.

Tracy Berns


Re: A new major source for research on Posen Jews available free and anonymously online #general

Irene Newhouse
 

One of the articles that can be downloaded >from the site
mentioned below is on the emigration of Jews >from Posen province,
written by Bernhard Breslauer. I translated this article into English
a long time ago, and I'm happy to email it to anyone who wants to read it,
but can't read the German version.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI U SA

Edward Luft wrote:
JewishGen in its Kehilalinks for Poland,
<kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/poznan/Jews_of_Posen.html>,
has just published an important new resource for genealogical research
on the Jews of Posen Province.
snip.....


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: A new major source for research on Posen Jews available free and anonymously online #general

Irene Newhouse
 

One of the articles that can be downloaded >from the site
mentioned below is on the emigration of Jews >from Posen province,
written by Bernhard Breslauer. I translated this article into English
a long time ago, and I'm happy to email it to anyone who wants to read it,
but can't read the German version.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI U SA

Edward Luft wrote:
JewishGen in its Kehilalinks for Poland,
<kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/poznan/Jews_of_Posen.html>,
has just published an important new resource for genealogical research
on the Jews of Posen Province.
snip.....


Progress on Bessarabia Cemetery projects #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Researchers,

You may see the list of Jewish cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova at the
Bessarabia SIG Website, Cemetery section:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/Cemetery.html

The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) has now index or/and
photos for 28 cemeteries in our region with total of 38,055 burials.

Here is our progress for two month, since my last cemetery progress report:

We have completed in November and December indexing/photographing of four
cemeteries:
*Rezina New Jewish Cemetery, Moldova;
*Ungheni Jewish Cemetery, Moldova;
*Grigoriopol Jewish Cemetery (Moldova, Transnistria, used to be part of
Kherson Gubernia);
*Capresti Jewish Cemetery, Moldova.
You can already find Cemetery reports >from these cemeteries and also list of
Unknown graves. Records >from first two cemeteries are now already uploaded
to JOWBR, and other two will become available in 2016.

Here is where we are with many other cemeteries:

-Ataki - photographed what was possible. There are some parts of the
cemetery in the woods. Before making photos, the sections should be cleaned
up. Maybe someone can organize such effort. Of course some additional
money will have to be collected. That work is outside of scope of
JewishGen. Please email me if you would like to participate.
The translation is in progress.

-Beltsy - did not receive yet promised photos.
-Bessarabka - translation is in progress.

-Brichani - hope be completed in February of 2016.

-Camenca - in progress, plan to finish this month.
-Dubossary Old - in progress.
-Ganshehti - was photographed, but part of the cemetery is not accessible.

-Kishinev Jewish - received almost 800 photos, we have now total of 1,400
images.
-Leovo - translation started.
-Lipkani - be completed in Spring of 2016

-Markuleshti - in progress.
-Rashkov - part was photographed, need donations to photograph the whole
cemetery.
-Rezina Old - in progress.
-Rybnitsa Old - the translation is in progress.
-Strasheni - not yet photographed, but it is our plan.

-Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy (Akkerman), received donation of 115 photos, and more
will come soon.
-Lyublin, (Nemorivka), received several photos of all of remains at the
cemetery - IF ANYONE has photos, or names of people who were buried at
that cemetery, please share with the group
-Dumbroveni, also have a few photos >from all what remains at the cemetery
now - if YOU HAVE any photos >from that cemetery and know people who were
buried there, please let me know

As I pointed many times, the cemetery projects are very important and
urgent. The monuments disappear, the inscriptions became less readable as
we speak, most of the cemeteries do not have any caretakers. If we will not
at least preserve the tombstones in the photographs, in 20 years, there will
not much to see, visit and put stones on.

We need your donations to pay for photos.
We need your help in translation >from Russian and Hebrew.
We need your help in organizing a new cemetery project.
If you know about a cemetery, which is NOT on our list (see above the link),
please let us know about it.

If the cemetery you are interested was not yet photographed or/and indexed,
you can initiate a new project by collecting about 30% of the cost. Email me
if you are interested. If you would like to get a whole list of people
buried in a cemetery - for donation of $100 to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery
Project, we will send you the whole list when it is done , before the list
is available at JOWBR.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Progress on Bessarabia Cemetery projects #general

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Researchers,

You may see the list of Jewish cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova at the
Bessarabia SIG Website, Cemetery section:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/Cemetery.html

The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) has now index or/and
photos for 28 cemeteries in our region with total of 38,055 burials.

Here is our progress for two month, since my last cemetery progress report:

We have completed in November and December indexing/photographing of four
cemeteries:
*Rezina New Jewish Cemetery, Moldova;
*Ungheni Jewish Cemetery, Moldova;
*Grigoriopol Jewish Cemetery (Moldova, Transnistria, used to be part of
Kherson Gubernia);
*Capresti Jewish Cemetery, Moldova.
You can already find Cemetery reports >from these cemeteries and also list of
Unknown graves. Records >from first two cemeteries are now already uploaded
to JOWBR, and other two will become available in 2016.

Here is where we are with many other cemeteries:

-Ataki - photographed what was possible. There are some parts of the
cemetery in the woods. Before making photos, the sections should be cleaned
up. Maybe someone can organize such effort. Of course some additional
money will have to be collected. That work is outside of scope of
JewishGen. Please email me if you would like to participate.
The translation is in progress.

-Beltsy - did not receive yet promised photos.
-Bessarabka - translation is in progress.

-Brichani - hope be completed in February of 2016.

-Camenca - in progress, plan to finish this month.
-Dubossary Old - in progress.
-Ganshehti - was photographed, but part of the cemetery is not accessible.

-Kishinev Jewish - received almost 800 photos, we have now total of 1,400
images.
-Leovo - translation started.
-Lipkani - be completed in Spring of 2016

-Markuleshti - in progress.
-Rashkov - part was photographed, need donations to photograph the whole
cemetery.
-Rezina Old - in progress.
-Rybnitsa Old - the translation is in progress.
-Strasheni - not yet photographed, but it is our plan.

-Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy (Akkerman), received donation of 115 photos, and more
will come soon.
-Lyublin, (Nemorivka), received several photos of all of remains at the
cemetery - IF ANYONE has photos, or names of people who were buried at
that cemetery, please share with the group
-Dumbroveni, also have a few photos >from all what remains at the cemetery
now - if YOU HAVE any photos >from that cemetery and know people who were
buried there, please let me know

As I pointed many times, the cemetery projects are very important and
urgent. The monuments disappear, the inscriptions became less readable as
we speak, most of the cemeteries do not have any caretakers. If we will not
at least preserve the tombstones in the photographs, in 20 years, there will
not much to see, visit and put stones on.

We need your donations to pay for photos.
We need your help in translation >from Russian and Hebrew.
We need your help in organizing a new cemetery project.
If you know about a cemetery, which is NOT on our list (see above the link),
please let us know about it.

If the cemetery you are interested was not yet photographed or/and indexed,
you can initiate a new project by collecting about 30% of the cost. Email me
if you are interested. If you would like to get a whole list of people
buried in a cemetery - for donation of $100 to Bessarabia-Moldova Cemetery
Project, we will send you the whole list when it is done , before the list
is available at JOWBR.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


German Translation Help needed #general

Lisa
 

Is there someone in the group who can read German script? I have a couple
of handwritten sentences in script on the back of what looks like a family
crest and I am curious as to what it says. Also, I have some sort of a
certificate >from the late 1800's, >from the USA but written in German, and I was
wondering if someone could please take a look and tell me what it is.
Please respond privately to REDBALL62@aol.com
and I'll forward photos. Many thanks!
Lisa Brahin Weinblatt


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen German Translation Help needed #general

Lisa
 

Is there someone in the group who can read German script? I have a couple
of handwritten sentences in script on the back of what looks like a family
crest and I am curious as to what it says. Also, I have some sort of a
certificate >from the late 1800's, >from the USA but written in German, and I was
wondering if someone could please take a look and tell me what it is.
Please respond privately to REDBALL62@aol.com
and I'll forward photos. Many thanks!
Lisa Brahin Weinblatt


Map of the region #subcarpathia

levinee55@...
 

I would like to see a map of the region.

Does anyone have it?

Esther Levine
levinee55@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE:

The JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG has paper maps for sale, $15.
Contact: Packard40@aol.com

For an on-line map, see JewishGen's Resource Mapping:

< http://data.jewishgen.org/maps/mapdist8.asp?lat=48.4167&;long=22.6500 >


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Fwd: Map of the region #subcarpathia

levinee55@...
 

I would like to see a map of the region.

Does anyone have it?

Esther Levine
levinee55@aol.com

MODERATOR NOTE:

The JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG has paper maps for sale, $15.
Contact: Packard40@aol.com

For an on-line map, see JewishGen's Resource Mapping:

< http://data.jewishgen.org/maps/mapdist8.asp?lat=48.4167&;long=22.6500 >


Yizkor Book Project, December 2015 #subcarpathia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Without really noticing, the year 2015 has whooshed past and the first days
of the new year are here. As always, it is appropriate to reflect on what
has been achieved in the last year and look forward to continuing where we
left off and set our sights on new important challenges in 2016.

If we are to summarize the achievements of the Yizkor Book Project over
2015, we see that:

- the total number of projects is now 842
- the total number of entries is now 2042
- an average of 23 existing projects were updated each month
- 11 new books published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project

As you can imagine, behind these dry facts a great deal of activity is
involved and quite a deal of burning the midnight oil by tens of volunteers
worldwide. Quite remarkable really and definitely heartwarming - all these
people donating their free time in various corners of the world contributing
to a common goal of seeing translations of the Yizkor books being made
available to a wide as possible audience.

Together with the volunteer work, there are quite a number of professional
translators laboring on the converting of the difficult Hebrew and Yiddish
articles into a very readable English (and other languages). Of course,
these professionals receive payment for their work via the Yizkor Book
Translation Funds that we set up for individual books to raise money for
this lofty goal. Just this past month, yet another such fund was set up for
the community of Kiliya, Ukraine - "Kiliya: Book of Testimony and Memory"
which joins the impressive list of such projects at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
This and the other funds appearing there are there requesting your
involvement, your financial support to help make the translation of these
wonderful sources of our lost communities, a reality and so please consider
how you might be able to assist in this meaningful effort.

And now for the changes and additions that were carried out in the Yizkor
Book Project over December.

During this last month we have added in one new project:

- Kedainiai, Lithuania (Keidan Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kedainiai/Kedainiai.html

We have continued to update 30 of our existing projects:

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

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Memorial volume for the Jews of Cluj-Kolozsvar)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Cluj-Napoca/Cluj-Napoca.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dunajska Streda, Slovakia (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of
Dunaszerdahely)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dunajska_Streda/Dunajska_Streda.html

- Golshany (Olshan), Belarus (The Life and Destruction of Olshan)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/golshany/Golshany.html

- Goworowo, Poland (Govorowo memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Goworowo/Goworowo.html

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

- Kiliya, Ukraine (Kiliya: Book of Testimony and Memory)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kiliya/Kiliya.html

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

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krosno/Krosno.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Lipnishki, Belarus (Memorial Book of the Community of Lipniszki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipnishki/Lipnishki.html

- Marijampole, Lithuania (Marijampole on the river Shewshupe)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/marijampole/marijampole.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah
Survivor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozernah.html [Hebrew]

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Radyvyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radzivilov/Radzivilov.html

- Sanok, Poland (Memorial Book of Sanok and Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sanok/sanok.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Sobrance, Slovakia (The Unlikely Hero of Sobrance)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sobrance/Sobrance.html

- Soklowa Podlaski, Poland (Memorial book Sokolow-Podlask)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokolowa_podlaski/Sokolowa_podlaski.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Jewish community book Suwalk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki/Suwalki.html

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Turets/Turets.html

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

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Wishing you all an extremely healthy and overall excellent 2016,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Yizkor Book Project, December 2015 #subcarpathia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Without really noticing, the year 2015 has whooshed past and the first days
of the new year are here. As always, it is appropriate to reflect on what
has been achieved in the last year and look forward to continuing where we
left off and set our sights on new important challenges in 2016.

If we are to summarize the achievements of the Yizkor Book Project over
2015, we see that:

- the total number of projects is now 842
- the total number of entries is now 2042
- an average of 23 existing projects were updated each month
- 11 new books published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project

As you can imagine, behind these dry facts a great deal of activity is
involved and quite a deal of burning the midnight oil by tens of volunteers
worldwide. Quite remarkable really and definitely heartwarming - all these
people donating their free time in various corners of the world contributing
to a common goal of seeing translations of the Yizkor books being made
available to a wide as possible audience.

Together with the volunteer work, there are quite a number of professional
translators laboring on the converting of the difficult Hebrew and Yiddish
articles into a very readable English (and other languages). Of course,
these professionals receive payment for their work via the Yizkor Book
Translation Funds that we set up for individual books to raise money for
this lofty goal. Just this past month, yet another such fund was set up for
the community of Kiliya, Ukraine - "Kiliya: Book of Testimony and Memory"
which joins the impressive list of such projects at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
This and the other funds appearing there are there requesting your
involvement, your financial support to help make the translation of these
wonderful sources of our lost communities, a reality and so please consider
how you might be able to assist in this meaningful effort.

And now for the changes and additions that were carried out in the Yizkor
Book Project over December.

During this last month we have added in one new project:

- Kedainiai, Lithuania (Keidan Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kedainiai/Kedainiai.html

We have continued to update 30 of our existing projects:

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

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Memorial volume for the Jews of Cluj-Kolozsvar)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Cluj-Napoca/Cluj-Napoca.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dunajska Streda, Slovakia (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of
Dunaszerdahely)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dunajska_Streda/Dunajska_Streda.html

- Golshany (Olshan), Belarus (The Life and Destruction of Olshan)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/golshany/Golshany.html

- Goworowo, Poland (Govorowo memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Goworowo/Goworowo.html

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

- Kiliya, Ukraine (Kiliya: Book of Testimony and Memory)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kiliya/Kiliya.html

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

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krosno/Krosno.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Lipnishki, Belarus (Memorial Book of the Community of Lipniszki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipnishki/Lipnishki.html

- Marijampole, Lithuania (Marijampole on the river Shewshupe)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/marijampole/marijampole.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah
Survivor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozernah.html [Hebrew]

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Radyvyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radzivilov/Radzivilov.html

- Sanok, Poland (Memorial Book of Sanok and Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sanok/sanok.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Sobrance, Slovakia (The Unlikely Hero of Sobrance)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sobrance/Sobrance.html

- Soklowa Podlaski, Poland (Memorial book Sokolow-Podlask)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokolowa_podlaski/Sokolowa_podlaski.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Jewish community book Suwalk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki/Suwalki.html

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Turets/Turets.html

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

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Wishing you all an extremely healthy and overall excellent 2016,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com

74841 - 74860 of 654980