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Viewmate--Yiddish translations #general

Carol Gurstelle
 

I have reposted to Viewmate, 4 items that were originally posted last
year but did not receive any responses. They are >from two short letters,
written in 1951. Hoping for better luck this time. They are Viewmate items:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37080

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37081

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37084

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37085

Carol Gurstelle


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate--Yiddish translations #general

Carol Gurstelle
 

I have reposted to Viewmate, 4 items that were originally posted last
year but did not receive any responses. They are >from two short letters,
written in 1951. Hoping for better luck this time. They are Viewmate items:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37080

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37081

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37084

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM37085

Carol Gurstelle


ViewMate - Translation of Russian Postcards #general

Carola Murray-Seegert
 

I have posted five Russian postcards for which I'd appreciate a translation. They
are part of a collection assembled in the early 1900s by a teenaged girl who lived
in Byerazino (Berezin in Yiddish - Igumen district, Minsk gubernia). It's clear
from the images that this young lady had a precocious interest in political and
revolutionary themes; I would dearly like to know what the printed
captions and the hand-written messages say.

The postcards are on ViewMate at the following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47874

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47875

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47876

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47877

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47878

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you SO much!

Carola Murray-Seegert
Oberursel Germany
@CMS
Coordinator Moskva KehilaLInk
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Moskva/
Coordinator Byerazino-Pahost KehilaLink
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Byerazino/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate - Translation of Russian Postcards #general

Carola Murray-Seegert
 

I have posted five Russian postcards for which I'd appreciate a translation. They
are part of a collection assembled in the early 1900s by a teenaged girl who lived
in Byerazino (Berezin in Yiddish - Igumen district, Minsk gubernia). It's clear
from the images that this young lady had a precocious interest in political and
revolutionary themes; I would dearly like to know what the printed
captions and the hand-written messages say.

The postcards are on ViewMate at the following addresses

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47874

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47875

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47876

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47877

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47878

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you SO much!

Carola Murray-Seegert
Oberursel Germany
@CMS
Coordinator Moskva KehilaLInk
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Moskva/
Coordinator Byerazino-Pahost KehilaLink
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Byerazino/


Who lived on 103 Norfolk St. New York city in 1893? #general

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

My great great aunt Emma Diskin >from Grodno came to New York in 1891 at
the age of 18, and married Joseph Blank on 18.Dec.1893 in Newark NJ. On
their marriage return her address is listed as 103 Norfolk New York
city. Norfolk street is in Manhattan's Lower East Side, for which the
1892 NY state census records have not survived. Is there any other way,
in which I can find out who were the people with whom Emma was living
before her marriage?

Thank You for Your Help,
Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin,
Tel-Aviv


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Who lived on 103 Norfolk St. New York city in 1893? #general

Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
 

My great great aunt Emma Diskin >from Grodno came to New York in 1891 at
the age of 18, and married Joseph Blank on 18.Dec.1893 in Newark NJ. On
their marriage return her address is listed as 103 Norfolk New York
city. Norfolk street is in Manhattan's Lower East Side, for which the
1892 NY state census records have not survived. Is there any other way,
in which I can find out who were the people with whom Emma was living
before her marriage?

Thank You for Your Help,
Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin,
Tel-Aviv


Searching contact for'United Bialer Benevolent & Relief Society' #general

Maxwald
 

Hi Genners

I am attempting to reach any person/s who has knowledge of the 'United Bialer
Benevolent & Relief Society' which was located at 585 East 80th Street Brooklyn
N.Y. 11236, before and around 1979. At the time (1979) the president was George
Piskiel, Secretary General,William Edelman.
Other members of the committee were Helen Podolak, Noach Rodzynek, Sol Schnur,
Hanna Fleischbein and Jonah Steinman Reason for my query is that I am trying to
locate descendants of Biala Podlaska.
Any leads would be appreciated.

Max Wald
Melbourne
Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching contact for'United Bialer Benevolent & Relief Society' #general

Maxwald
 

Hi Genners

I am attempting to reach any person/s who has knowledge of the 'United Bialer
Benevolent & Relief Society' which was located at 585 East 80th Street Brooklyn
N.Y. 11236, before and around 1979. At the time (1979) the president was George
Piskiel, Secretary General,William Edelman.
Other members of the committee were Helen Podolak, Noach Rodzynek, Sol Schnur,
Hanna Fleischbein and Jonah Steinman Reason for my query is that I am trying to
locate descendants of Biala Podlaska.
Any leads would be appreciated.

Max Wald
Melbourne
Australia


ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Todd Brody
 

Hi. I have posted several records on viewmate for my Arfa family that are written
in Russian. Any help translating them would be greatly appreciated.

Here are the listings:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47884

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47883

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47882

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47881

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47879

Thanks again.

Todd Brody
(searching for Arfa, Maj, Gerlic, Tzinamon families in Sierpc, Biezun, Mlawa,
Plock, Zielun and Zuromin).


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Russian #general

Todd Brody
 

Hi. I have posted several records on viewmate for my Arfa family that are written
in Russian. Any help translating them would be greatly appreciated.

Here are the listings:

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47884

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47883

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47882

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47881

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47879

Thanks again.

Todd Brody
(searching for Arfa, Maj, Gerlic, Tzinamon families in Sierpc, Biezun, Mlawa,
Plock, Zielun and Zuromin).


ViewMate request: Mariage record in Russian #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. Hoping someone is able to provide me a full translation for
this Polish record (written in Russian) >from the 1890s. Thank you!

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47861

David Perle
Washington, DC
Researching PRZEGRODA, BLUM, PERLE, ARONOWSKY, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB,KROLL, SKORA...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate request: Mariage record in Russian #general

David W. Perle
 

Hi, all. Hoping someone is able to provide me a full translation for
this Polish record (written in Russian) >from the 1890s. Thank you!

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM47861

David Perle
Washington, DC
Researching PRZEGRODA, BLUM, PERLE, ARONOWSKY, SMOLEY/SMOLA, GOTTLIEB,KROLL, SKORA...


The Vilna Great Synagogue and Shulhoyf Research Project #general

Jon Seligman
 

Subject: The Vilna Great Synagogue and Shulhoyf Research Project

As part of the process to find a fitting memorial for the Great Synagogue of
Vilna and its associated buildings, we are conducting our second season of
research at the site to excavate, preserve and present in-situ the remains
of the Great Synagogue as part of an overall scheme for the long-lasting
safeguarding of the memory of the Jewish community of Vilna, the 'Jerusalem of
Lithuania'.

The 2016 season of excavation will take place on the site of the Vilna Great
Synagogue and Shulhoyf between the 20th June to the 1st July. We will be
concentrating our efforts this year on the exposure of the miqve (ritual
bath) of the Shulhoyf that we located last year using ground penetrating radar.

During our work at the site anybody visiting Vilna is welcome to visit the
excavation, located on Zydu Street, behind the school that now covers part
of the synagogue.

Further information concerning the project can be found on our website at -
http://www.seligman.org.il/vilna_synagogue_home.html .

Jon Seligman
Jerusalem, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Vilna Great Synagogue and Shulhoyf Research Project #general

Jon Seligman
 

Subject: The Vilna Great Synagogue and Shulhoyf Research Project

As part of the process to find a fitting memorial for the Great Synagogue of
Vilna and its associated buildings, we are conducting our second season of
research at the site to excavate, preserve and present in-situ the remains
of the Great Synagogue as part of an overall scheme for the long-lasting
safeguarding of the memory of the Jewish community of Vilna, the 'Jerusalem of
Lithuania'.

The 2016 season of excavation will take place on the site of the Vilna Great
Synagogue and Shulhoyf between the 20th June to the 1st July. We will be
concentrating our efforts this year on the exposure of the miqve (ritual
bath) of the Shulhoyf that we located last year using ground penetrating radar.

During our work at the site anybody visiting Vilna is welcome to visit the
excavation, located on Zydu Street, behind the school that now covers part
of the synagogue.

Further information concerning the project can be found on our website at -
http://www.seligman.org.il/vilna_synagogue_home.html .

Jon Seligman
Jerusalem, Israel


Upcoming IAJGS conference advertising and accommodations #bessarabia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Time is running out if you wish to advertise for the conference. We
still have ad space in the Conference Syllabus, the Family Finder, The
Conference App, and the Conference Banquet Journal. Your ad must be in
to the Conference prior to June 15 in a pdf or other format that allows
us to publish it as is. All of the printed ads will be in black and
white, and online ads can be in color. We also still have the option to
put an insert into the Conference bag which will be given to all full
attendees of the Conference. Those will have to be printed and 1,000
copies must be delivered to the hotel to the attention of the Conference
not later than August 4. For more information on advertising and to
send in your reservation, see the Advertising tab on our website,
http://www.iajgs2016.org/how-to-advertise/

Conference Planning has entered the final stages. The Sheraton has
reported to us they are no longer able to accommodate base room
reservations for the entire week of the Conference. There are some
upgraded rooms available and some individual night rooms, as well.
There are few other rooms available in downtown Seattle. You need to
search for rooms if you have not made your room reservations for the
Conference. The University of Washington and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
offer quick access by the new light rail system to the Sheraton.
Pioneer Square is also a short distance >from downtown. The Westlake
Light Rail station is less than two blocks >from the Sheraton. There may
also be few rooms left at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, three blocks from
the Conference at
https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home . They have been
gracious to offer a small block of rooms at a special rate for the
Conference. If you have already reserved rooms that you will not need,
we would appreciate it if you could release your unneeded room nights so
there is room for others.

We are looking forward to greeting you in Seattle. This will be one of
the better attended conferences in the past ten years. In addition to
the great programming lineup and entertainment, it is a great
opportunity to meet friends you may only know through online sources.
Seattle will be an exciting place to be >from August 7-12! See you then.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Upcoming IAJGS conference advertising and accommodations #bessarabia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Time is running out if you wish to advertise for the conference. We
still have ad space in the Conference Syllabus, the Family Finder, The
Conference App, and the Conference Banquet Journal. Your ad must be in
to the Conference prior to June 15 in a pdf or other format that allows
us to publish it as is. All of the printed ads will be in black and
white, and online ads can be in color. We also still have the option to
put an insert into the Conference bag which will be given to all full
attendees of the Conference. Those will have to be printed and 1,000
copies must be delivered to the hotel to the attention of the Conference
not later than August 4. For more information on advertising and to
send in your reservation, see the Advertising tab on our website,
http://www.iajgs2016.org/how-to-advertise/

Conference Planning has entered the final stages. The Sheraton has
reported to us they are no longer able to accommodate base room
reservations for the entire week of the Conference. There are some
upgraded rooms available and some individual night rooms, as well.
There are few other rooms available in downtown Seattle. You need to
search for rooms if you have not made your room reservations for the
Conference. The University of Washington and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
offer quick access by the new light rail system to the Sheraton.
Pioneer Square is also a short distance >from downtown. The Westlake
Light Rail station is less than two blocks >from the Sheraton. There may
also be few rooms left at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, three blocks from
the Conference at
https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home . They have been
gracious to offer a small block of rooms at a special rate for the
Conference. If you have already reserved rooms that you will not need,
we would appreciate it if you could release your unneeded room nights so
there is room for others.

We are looking forward to greeting you in Seattle. This will be one of
the better attended conferences in the past ten years. In addition to
the great programming lineup and entertainment, it is a great
opportunity to meet friends you may only know through online sources.
Seattle will be an exciting place to be >from August 7-12! See you then.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Yizkor Book Project, May 2016 #hungary

bounce-3156033-772961@...
 

Shalom,

After a prolonged period in which our Yizkor Books Main Name Index (YBMNI)
has been left "orphaned", Linda Richman has kindly taken the helm as
project coordinator and I'm pleased to inform you that last month quite a
few thousand entries were added to this index which now includes more than
90,000 records. For those of you unfamiliar with the YBNMNI, it was set up
as a researchers to find where particular family names appear in the various
Yizkor books. As you can imagine, a great deal of painstaking work is
required to extract the names >from the translations, setup them up in lists
and pass them on to be uploaded to the YBMNI database. If you would be
interested in joining the team carrying this out, I would be very glad to
hear >from you. In the meantime, you can check the index out for yourself at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor/Names/

Apart >from this index, I would like to remind you that we also have the
necrology index which contains the names appearing in the various Yizkor
book necrologies - another invaluable research tool. This particular project
is led by the indefatigable Max Heffler and contains more than 345,000
entries, is regularly updated and can be found at:

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

In both these projects, the hard and finicky work of volunteers is what
allows us to make these indexes available. Over the years there have been
around 600 volunteers involved in these projects and in the Yizkor Book
Project, in general, and we do like to recognize their contribution by
listing them in our list of volunteers:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/

We have made every effort to make sure all the volunteers are listed and if,
for some unknown reason, you have volunteered but you aren't listed, please
let me know. In the meantime, dear volunteers - thank you for all you do!

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

During this last month we have added in 2 new books:

- Myslenice, Poland (Scroll of Myslenice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Myslenice/Myslenice.html

- Wislica, Poland (Scroll of Wislica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wislica1/wislica1.html

We have also added in 4 new entries:

- Osiek, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/sta625.html

- Pacov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh472.html

- Szydlow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/sta648.html

- Tekovske Sarluhy, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo258.html

We have continued to updated 28 of our existing projects:

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

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

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

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

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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalisz1/kalisz1.html

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

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

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

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and
Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

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

- Oswiecim, Poland (Oswiecim; Auschwitz memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Oswiecim1/Oswiecim.html

- 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

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.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

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

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

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

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.

Happy Shavuot,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


New York Jewish Genealogy Course begins June 27 #hungary

bounce-3156283-772961@...
 

So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City...they
started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx, Brooklyn
and surrounds.

Sure we have the census >from Ancestry and FamilySearch and vital
records >from ItalianGen, but this class will focus on the more
esoteric documents our ancestors generated ...naturalization, probate,
landsmanshaften, voters registration, newspapers, court cases. This
will be useful to those who want to find that missing branch, visit or
contact NY Archives. We will have suggestions on where to research,
where to wander and how to get there..and we'll schedule a field trip
to selected archives.

This is an intermediate/advanced level genealogy course with 8 text
lessons you can download; there are no specific times for the course
as students are international. We feature a unique personal mentoring
program where students select a branch to research and work one-on-one
with the instructor. Students should have 8-10 hours per week to read
the lessons, search online and interact with the instructor.

The tuition is $125. Registration is open. Enrollment is limited.
Please...review the details under the New York course description at
www.jewishgen.org/education; and enroll on the same page.

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
VP, Education, www.JewishGen.org/education


Upcoming IAJGS conference advertising and accommodations #hungary

bounce-3156853-772961@...
 

Time is running out if you wish to advertise for the conference. We
still have ad space in the Conference Syllabus, the Family Finder, The
Conference App, and the Conference Banquet Journal. Your ad must be in
to the Conference prior to June 15 in a pdf or other format that allows
us to publish it as is. All of the printed ads will be in black and
white, and online ads can be in color. We also still have the option to
put an insert into the Conference bag which will be given to all full
attendees of the Conference. Those will have to be printed and 1,000
copies must be delivered to the hotel to the attention of the Conference
not later than August 4. For more information on advertising and to
send in your reservation, see the Advertising tab on our website,
http://www.iajgs2016.org/how-to-advertise/

Conference Planning has entered the final stages. The Sheraton has
reported to us they are no longer able to accommodate base room
reservations for the entire week of the Conference. There are some
upgraded rooms available and some individual night rooms, as well.
There are few other rooms available in downtown Seattle. You need to
search for rooms if you have not made your room reservations for the
Conference. The University of Washington and Capitol Hill neighborhoods
offer quick access by the new light rail system to the Sheraton.
Pioneer Square is also a short distance >from downtown. The Westlake
Light Rail station is less than two blocks >from the Sheraton. There may
also be few rooms left at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel, three blocks from
the Conference at
https://aws.passkey.com/event/15080205/owner/69782/home . They have been
gracious to offer a small block of rooms at a special rate for the
Conference. If you have already reserved rooms that you will not need,
we would appreciate it if you could release your unneeded room nights so
there is room for others.

We are looking forward to greeting you in Seattle. This will be one of
the better attended conferences in the past ten years. In addition to
the great programming lineup and entertainment, it is a great
opportunity to meet friends you may only know through online sources.
Seattle will be an exciting place to be >from August 7-12! See you then.

Janette Silverman
Chuck Weinstein
Phyllis Grossman
Conference Co-Chairs


Hungary SIG #Hungary Yizkor Book Project, May 2016 #hungary

bounce-3156033-772961@...
 

Shalom,

After a prolonged period in which our Yizkor Books Main Name Index (YBMNI)
has been left "orphaned", Linda Richman has kindly taken the helm as
project coordinator and I'm pleased to inform you that last month quite a
few thousand entries were added to this index which now includes more than
90,000 records. For those of you unfamiliar with the YBNMNI, it was set up
as a researchers to find where particular family names appear in the various
Yizkor books. As you can imagine, a great deal of painstaking work is
required to extract the names >from the translations, setup them up in lists
and pass them on to be uploaded to the YBMNI database. If you would be
interested in joining the team carrying this out, I would be very glad to
hear >from you. In the meantime, you can check the index out for yourself at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Yizkor/Names/

Apart >from this index, I would like to remind you that we also have the
necrology index which contains the names appearing in the various Yizkor
book necrologies - another invaluable research tool. This particular project
is led by the indefatigable Max Heffler and contains more than 345,000
entries, is regularly updated and can be found at:

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

In both these projects, the hard and finicky work of volunteers is what
allows us to make these indexes available. Over the years there have been
around 600 volunteers involved in these projects and in the Yizkor Book
Project, in general, and we do like to recognize their contribution by
listing them in our list of volunteers:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/

We have made every effort to make sure all the volunteers are listed and if,
for some unknown reason, you have volunteered but you aren't listed, please
let me know. In the meantime, dear volunteers - thank you for all you do!

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

During this last month we have added in 2 new books:

- Myslenice, Poland (Scroll of Myslenice)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Myslenice/Myslenice.html

- Wislica, Poland (Scroll of Wislica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wislica1/wislica1.html

We have also added in 4 new entries:

- Osiek, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/sta625.html

- Pacov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh472.html

- Szydlow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/sta648.html

- Tekovske Sarluhy, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo258.html

We have continued to updated 28 of our existing projects:

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

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bransk/Bransk.html

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

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

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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalisz1/kalisz1.html

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

- Less than Human
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/LessThanHuman/LessThanHuman.html

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

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and
Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

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

- Oswiecim, Poland (Oswiecim; Auschwitz memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Oswiecim1/Oswiecim.html

- 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

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ratno/Ratno.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.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

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

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish
community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Volodymyr_Volynskyy/Volodymyr_Volynskyy.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zabrze/Zabrze.html

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

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.

Happy Shavuot,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager