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JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition June 2018 #poland #ciechanow

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring success stories recently published
to our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Gary Koeppel only knew that the young girl in the photos had been
transported >from Prague to England around 1939, her name was
Alexandra, she was the daughter of his paternal grandfather's sister,
and she had been placed in the home of a British family. He then began
his long search.

** Michael Diamant was searching for any living relatives on his
father's maternal side of the family. The search had gone cold when he
received an email >from a man in Poland who had read his family
description in the JewishGen Discussion Group and recognized the name
Norbert Aleksandrowicz.

** Sherry Levy-Reiner tries to unravel the mystery of her
great-grandfather's death on a voyage to Palestine in the 1920s. The
only fact was that there were no facts: no dates, no documents, no
clues. We repost this moving story >from our Archives.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


New York Genealogy Course begins June 25 #poland #ciechanow

Phyllis Kramer
 

Our mentored courses are very special...you select one branch, set
your goals, read and research and the instructor will personally
assist you. New York Research focuses on immigrant ancestors and
their immediate families in the U.S. We assume you've gathered some
census and vital records, perhaps found a manifest; we will guide you
to organize what you've done and plan your next steps. The course
features 8 online text lessons which you can read/download at your own
pace and a unique conversational FORUM for Q&A. Our forum is open
24/7; there are no set times because our students are international.

We strongly encourage you to look at the course details, instructor's
credentials and student requirements (time, fee, prerequisites) on the
education page www.jewishgen.org/education (read our reviews!) or the
course page
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40115
Registration is open. If you have some questions, email
JewishGen-Education@...
Thankyou
Phyllis Kramer, VP Education, home page: www.JewishGen.org/education
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and New York City


Yizkor Book Project, May 2018 #ciechanow #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It is always very gratifying to look back and see what accomplishments
we've managed to achieve in the Yizkor Book Project over the previous
month. I would now like to outline some of these accomplishments:

To begin with, in what has become a regular section of our monthly
report, once again, I am pleased to announce the completion of a
further 3 Yizkor Book projects and they are:

- Children Train - An additional book written by the indefatigable,
William Leibner, which was carefully edited by Erica S. Goldman-Brodie
and Toby Bird z”l. We are extremely indebted to receive this further
addition to our project.
- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa) - This book has been
the "baby" of Gloria Berkenstat Freund over quite a few years.
Together with the many other translation projects she works on, she
has managed to completely translate this extensive volume. Our deep
appreciation goes out to Gloria for the completion of this project
which joins a number of other books previously translated by her on
the Czestochowa community that we have online.
- Roman, Romania (The Jewish Community of Roman) A book that was
kindly translated by a number of volunteer translators and has been
meticulously edited and translations supplemented by Yocheved
Klausner, allowing us to present the completed volume online.

We now have 150 completely online and if you are "concerned" that we
soon won't have nothing to do, we do have a further 750 Yizkor book
projects that are work in progress, so there are huge challenges still
ahead of us. We are always looking out for volunteer assistance and
financial support in our endeavor to advance these projects and if you
are able to assist in any manner, I would be pleased to hear >from you.
In particular, I would like to hear >from you if you are knowledgeable
in Hebrew or Yiddish and have a background in editing and, most
importantly, are able to volunteer some time to the project, this
would be assistance that would definitely help us go forward.

And on regular sections, again, we have the honor of announcing the
publishing of two new books through the auspices of the Yizkor Books
in Print Project, bringing the total number of books published by this
group to 70 - a humble hats off to them!

- Memorial Book of 13 Shtetls of Galicia - Another book written by
William Leibner (yes, the name is now very familiar) that was
attentively edited by Ingrid Rockberger and covers 13 communities, not
all of which, previously had their own Yizkor book.
- There Was A Shtetl In Lithuania: Dusiat Reflected In Reminiscences -
A quite considerable volume (960 pages) dedicated to the community of
Dusiat (Dusetos) which was laboriously compiled by Sara Weiss-Slep and
further painstakingly edited and produced by Hedva Scop and Olga
Zabludoff.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in May.

We have added in one new book:

- Monor, Hungary (Bound by Fate: In Memory of the Jewish Community of
Monor) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Monor/Monor.html

We have added in 7 new entries:

- Bolimow, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/low367.html

- Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland (Memorial Book of the Communities
Wadowice, Andrychow, Kalwarja, Myslenice, Sucha)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wadowice/wad374.html

- Lisiewice, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/low365.html

- Prienai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_368.html

- Sobota, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/low366.html

- Sokolow Malopolski, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Poland - Volume III)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol3_00276.html

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_531.html

And we have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Children Train
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Children_Train/Children_Train.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa
Gornicza and its Destruction)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

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

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html
[or https://tinyurl.com/Sefer-Mezritsh --Mod.]

- Naliboki, Belarus (Our town Nalibok, its existence and destruction)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Naliboki/Naliboki.html

- Nesvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/nesvizh.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins
of an annihilated Jewish community)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Rivne, Ukraine (Rowno; a memorial to the Jewish community of Rowno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno/rovno.html

- Roman, Romania (The Jewish Community of Roman)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Roman/Roman.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

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

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Telsiai/telsiai.html

- The Jacob Rassen Story
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JacobRassen/JacobRassen.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.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
[or https://tinyurl.com/YB-Translation --Mod.]
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #poland #ciechanow

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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 VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #ciechanow #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD 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.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


#Ciechanow #Poland JewishGen's Success! Stories -- The New Edition June 2018 #ciechanow #poland

Phyllis Kramer
 

We invite you to read the inspiring success stories recently published
to our website. You can access these accounts >from the "About Us"
button on the website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

** Gary Koeppel only knew that the young girl in the photos had been
transported >from Prague to England around 1939, her name was
Alexandra, she was the daughter of his paternal grandfather's sister,
and she had been placed in the home of a British family. He then began
his long search.

** Michael Diamant was searching for any living relatives on his
father's maternal side of the family. The search had gone cold when he
received an email >from a man in Poland who had read his family
description in the JewishGen Discussion Group and recognized the name
Norbert Aleksandrowicz.

** Sherry Levy-Reiner tries to unravel the mystery of her
great-grandfather's death on a voyage to Palestine in the 1920s. The
only fact was that there were no facts: no dates, no documents, no
clues. We repost this moving story >from our Archives.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@... .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


#Ciechanow #Poland New York Genealogy Course begins June 25 #poland #ciechanow

Phyllis Kramer
 

Our mentored courses are very special...you select one branch, set
your goals, read and research and the instructor will personally
assist you. New York Research focuses on immigrant ancestors and
their immediate families in the U.S. We assume you've gathered some
census and vital records, perhaps found a manifest; we will guide you
to organize what you've done and plan your next steps. The course
features 8 online text lessons which you can read/download at your own
pace and a unique conversational FORUM for Q&A. Our forum is open
24/7; there are no set times because our students are international.

We strongly encourage you to look at the course details, instructor's
credentials and student requirements (time, fee, prerequisites) on the
education page www.jewishgen.org/education (read our reviews!) or the
course page
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40115
Registration is open. If you have some questions, email
JewishGen-Education@...
Thankyou
Phyllis Kramer, VP Education, home page: www.JewishGen.org/education
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and New York City


#Ciechanow #Poland Yizkor Book Project, May 2018 #ciechanow #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

It is always very gratifying to look back and see what accomplishments
we've managed to achieve in the Yizkor Book Project over the previous
month. I would now like to outline some of these accomplishments:

To begin with, in what has become a regular section of our monthly
report, once again, I am pleased to announce the completion of a
further 3 Yizkor Book projects and they are:

- Children Train - An additional book written by the indefatigable,
William Leibner, which was carefully edited by Erica S. Goldman-Brodie
and Toby Bird z”l. We are extremely indebted to receive this further
addition to our project.
- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa) - This book has been
the "baby" of Gloria Berkenstat Freund over quite a few years.
Together with the many other translation projects she works on, she
has managed to completely translate this extensive volume. Our deep
appreciation goes out to Gloria for the completion of this project
which joins a number of other books previously translated by her on
the Czestochowa community that we have online.
- Roman, Romania (The Jewish Community of Roman) A book that was
kindly translated by a number of volunteer translators and has been
meticulously edited and translations supplemented by Yocheved
Klausner, allowing us to present the completed volume online.

We now have 150 completely online and if you are "concerned" that we
soon won't have nothing to do, we do have a further 750 Yizkor book
projects that are work in progress, so there are huge challenges still
ahead of us. We are always looking out for volunteer assistance and
financial support in our endeavor to advance these projects and if you
are able to assist in any manner, I would be pleased to hear >from you.
In particular, I would like to hear >from you if you are knowledgeable
in Hebrew or Yiddish and have a background in editing and, most
importantly, are able to volunteer some time to the project, this
would be assistance that would definitely help us go forward.

And on regular sections, again, we have the honor of announcing the
publishing of two new books through the auspices of the Yizkor Books
in Print Project, bringing the total number of books published by this
group to 70 - a humble hats off to them!

- Memorial Book of 13 Shtetls of Galicia - Another book written by
William Leibner (yes, the name is now very familiar) that was
attentively edited by Ingrid Rockberger and covers 13 communities, not
all of which, previously had their own Yizkor book.
- There Was A Shtetl In Lithuania: Dusiat Reflected In Reminiscences -
A quite considerable volume (960 pages) dedicated to the community of
Dusiat (Dusetos) which was laboriously compiled by Sara Weiss-Slep and
further painstakingly edited and produced by Hedva Scop and Olga
Zabludoff.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried
out in the Yizkor Book Project in May.

We have added in one new book:

- Monor, Hungary (Bound by Fate: In Memory of the Jewish Community of
Monor) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Monor/Monor.html

We have added in 7 new entries:

- Bolimow, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/low367.html

- Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland (Memorial Book of the Communities
Wadowice, Andrychow, Kalwarja, Myslenice, Sucha)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wadowice/wad374.html

- Lisiewice, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/low365.html

- Prienai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_368.html

- Sobota, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/low366.html

- Sokolow Malopolski, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Poland - Volume III)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol3_00276.html

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_531.html

And we have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Children Train
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Children_Train/Children_Train.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa
Gornicza and its Destruction)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

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

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html
[or https://tinyurl.com/Sefer-Mezritsh --Mod.]

- Naliboki, Belarus (Our town Nalibok, its existence and destruction)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Naliboki/Naliboki.html

- Nesvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/nesvizh/nesvizh.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins
of an annihilated Jewish community)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec/ostrowiec.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Rivne, Ukraine (Rowno; a memorial to the Jewish community of Rowno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno/rovno.html

- Roman, Romania (The Jewish Community of Roman)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Roman/Roman.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

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

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Telsiai/telsiai.html

- The Jacob Rassen Story
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JacobRassen/JacobRassen.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.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
[or https://tinyurl.com/YB-Translation --Mod.]
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


#Ciechanow #Poland JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #ciechanow #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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 VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


#Ciechanow #Poland Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #ciechanow #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD 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.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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 VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD 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.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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 VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #austria-czech

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD 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.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Viennese orphanages #austria-czech

helendouch@...
 

My grandmother and great aunt were in orphanages in Vienna sometime
between 1910 and 1920 as their mother was too unwell to care for them. A
Meldzettel I have >from 1916 indicates that my great aunt was in the
Israelitische Madchen Waisenhaus on Ruthgasse. Does anyone have any
advice on how I can find out more - period that they were there, whether
they were there together, etc? Are there still archives of the occupants
of these institutions, and if so, how do I go about accessing them. I
speak little German, but I have a willing translator.

Many thanks.

Helen Douch (Lowestoft, UK)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Viennese orphanages #austria-czech

helendouch@...
 

My grandmother and great aunt were in orphanages in Vienna sometime
between 1910 and 1920 as their mother was too unwell to care for them. A
Meldzettel I have >from 1916 indicates that my great aunt was in the
Israelitische Madchen Waisenhaus on Ruthgasse. Does anyone have any
advice on how I can find out more - period that they were there, whether
they were there together, etc? Are there still archives of the occupants
of these institutions, and if so, how do I go about accessing them. I
speak little German, but I have a willing translator.

Many thanks.

Helen Douch (Lowestoft, UK)


Ukraine SIG Lunch speakers at upcoming Warsaw conference #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

I want to thank so many of you for offering to speak at the Ukraine SIG
lunch on Wednesday of the conference. There are so many great trips
happening. We don't have much time for our speakers, eating and
shmoozing, but we will have 3 speakers, 2 will speak on their travels
and one about some of the challenges of archival research in Ukraine.
All three speakers are SIG volunteers. There are still some spaces
available at the lunch, so please remember to sign up. There is a month
left to register for lunches. Once that registration is closed, there
will be no opportunity to purchase a ticket through the conference.


**Lara Diamond** will be speaking about meeting people on her travels to
Ukraine who remembered her family.

Lara Diamond leads JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG, is UkraineSIG's project
director, acquires and transcribes records for UkraineSIG's
Shpikov/Krasnoye project, has indexed over 25000 records in the past
year >from Hebrew, Hungarian and Czech for the Ukraine, Subcarpathia and
Hungarian SIGs, and is a Town Leader for multiple towns. She blogs about
her research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com/ . And she also holds
a more than full-time job. Lara speaks widely at genealogy conferences
worldwide and has spoken at many IAJGS conferences.

**Phyllis Grossman** will be speaking about her travels to Derazhne, the
village where her paternal grandfather lived, and where his father is
buried in that cemetery.

Phyllis Grossman is a board member of the JGS of Washington State and
was a co-chair of the 2016 IAJGS Conference held in Seattle. She
volunteers for the Ukraine SIG as a town leader for three towns:
Zofyuvka (Trochenbrod), Derazhne, and Osova. She'll make her sixth trip
to Ukraine right after this conference.


**Anna Royzner** will speak about the challenges of researching in the
archives of eastern Ukraine (the part of Ukraine covered by Ukraine SIG).

Anna Royzner is a Ukrainian Jew who was born in the Khmelnitsky region,
Ukraine, and lives there now. She graduated >from Zhitomir State
University. Since 1995, she has been a board member of the Dunaevtsy
district Jewish community. She has been a speaker at the IAJGS
Conferences in Washington, Boston, Seattle, and Orlando. She is a
volunteer translator for Ukraine SIG, currently part of the team
translating the 60,000+ pages of the 1897 Odessa census.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Ukraine SIG Lunch speakers at upcoming Warsaw conference #ukraine

Janette Silverman
 

I want to thank so many of you for offering to speak at the Ukraine SIG
lunch on Wednesday of the conference. There are so many great trips
happening. We don't have much time for our speakers, eating and
shmoozing, but we will have 3 speakers, 2 will speak on their travels
and one about some of the challenges of archival research in Ukraine.
All three speakers are SIG volunteers. There are still some spaces
available at the lunch, so please remember to sign up. There is a month
left to register for lunches. Once that registration is closed, there
will be no opportunity to purchase a ticket through the conference.


**Lara Diamond** will be speaking about meeting people on her travels to
Ukraine who remembered her family.

Lara Diamond leads JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG, is UkraineSIG's project
director, acquires and transcribes records for UkraineSIG's
Shpikov/Krasnoye project, has indexed over 25000 records in the past
year >from Hebrew, Hungarian and Czech for the Ukraine, Subcarpathia and
Hungarian SIGs, and is a Town Leader for multiple towns. She blogs about
her research at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com/ . And she also holds
a more than full-time job. Lara speaks widely at genealogy conferences
worldwide and has spoken at many IAJGS conferences.

**Phyllis Grossman** will be speaking about her travels to Derazhne, the
village where her paternal grandfather lived, and where his father is
buried in that cemetery.

Phyllis Grossman is a board member of the JGS of Washington State and
was a co-chair of the 2016 IAJGS Conference held in Seattle. She
volunteers for the Ukraine SIG as a town leader for three towns:
Zofyuvka (Trochenbrod), Derazhne, and Osova. She'll make her sixth trip
to Ukraine right after this conference.


**Anna Royzner** will speak about the challenges of researching in the
archives of eastern Ukraine (the part of Ukraine covered by Ukraine SIG).

Anna Royzner is a Ukrainian Jew who was born in the Khmelnitsky region,
Ukraine, and lives there now. She graduated >from Zhitomir State
University. Since 1995, she has been a board member of the Dunaevtsy
district Jewish community. She has been a speaker at the IAJGS
Conferences in Washington, Boston, Seattle, and Orlando. She is a
volunteer translator for Ukraine SIG, currently part of the team
translating the 60,000+ pages of the 1897 Odessa census.


IAJGS Warsaw programming for LitvakSIG #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

In response to Carol Hoffman's message about the IAJGS Warsaw
programming for LitvakSIG, I would like to point out that neither Susana
Leistner Bloch nor Barbara Ellman will be at the conference.

Therefore, those interested in learning more about the importance
KehilaLinks play in connecting to one's heritage, are encouraged
to attend my second presentation, titled:

Back >from the Polish and Litvak Diaspora: Virtual Journeys That
Connect Us To Our Roots.

I will provide useful tips citing examples >from the 83 KehilaLinks I
write and manage, including 35 in Lithuania, 7 Poland, 9 Belarus, 20
South Africa and others in Latvia, Germany, Russia, Estonia, China,
Africa and Australia.

I will also highlight other online resources such as Wordpress,
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, please visit:

http://elirab.me/iajgs-2018/

Thanks.

Best regards and Shabbat Shalom

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia
elirab.me


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania IAJGS Warsaw programming for LitvakSIG #lithuania

Eli Rabinowitz
 

In response to Carol Hoffman's message about the IAJGS Warsaw
programming for LitvakSIG, I would like to point out that neither Susana
Leistner Bloch nor Barbara Ellman will be at the conference.

Therefore, those interested in learning more about the importance
KehilaLinks play in connecting to one's heritage, are encouraged
to attend my second presentation, titled:

Back >from the Polish and Litvak Diaspora: Virtual Journeys That
Connect Us To Our Roots.

I will provide useful tips citing examples >from the 83 KehilaLinks I
write and manage, including 35 in Lithuania, 7 Poland, 9 Belarus, 20
South Africa and others in Latvia, Germany, Russia, Estonia, China,
Africa and Australia.

I will also highlight other online resources such as Wordpress,
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, please visit:

http://elirab.me/iajgs-2018/

Thanks.

Best regards and Shabbat Shalom

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth Australia
elirab.me

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