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JOWBR Announcement #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the 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. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."

. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JOWBR Announcement #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the 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. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."

. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@...


MELER Family, Lithuania #lithuania

Joan Kramer
 

Hello again,

I am still not having any luck in finding the maiden name of my great
great grandmother, whose married name was Shifra Ella MELER. She was
married to my great great grandfather, Shlioma Haim MELER, (son of
Mordtkhel, son of Daniel). and they had four children:

Gita or Gittel MELER, who married Zvi Hirsh/Harris SHUR/SHURE. They
were my great grandparents;
Tirtza or Celia MELER , who married Hyman NEVIS (originally NOWJASKI)
Chaya MELER, who married Yakov/Jacob ABRAMOVITCH (spelling may vary);
Daniel MELER/MELLER, who married Dora RUBENSTEIN.

Shlioma Haim MELER was born about 1841 and records show the family
moving >from Zemaiciu Naumiestis to Svenczionys. They eventually lived
in Kvedarna, with some in Memel/Klaipeda, and some eventually
emigrating to Israel, the US and South Africa.

However, Shifra Ella, who I believe must have been born within a year
or two of Shlioma Haim, died in Lithuania some time before 1907, since
at least two relatives that I know about were named after her...two
cousins who were born in 1908.

I am a member of the Raseiniai Group and have combed through all the
files, but still haven't found the answer to this mystery.

I do know that there is a connection between the MELER family and the
following families: GORDON, MESSIE, LURIE, SHUR/SHURE, RABINOVITCH (or
alternate spelling), ENDLIN, ABRAMOVITCH, LEVIN, WOLPERT,
KATZENELLENBOGEN, FRIEDMAN, COHEN, among others.

I did find a record for a NULER family, showing a daughter, Shifra,
born in about 1849. If that, which has led me to consider whether or
not NULER was an alternate spelling for MELER or vice versa. And if it
is, then it's possible that that Shifra was my Shifra Ella, whose
married into her own family and therefore, may have had the same maiden
surname as her married surname. The names of her family listed on the
NULER record all ring throughout my family: Mordkhel, Rose, Nechemiash
and Shifra.

Can anyone tell me if they are related to any of the families above and
can confirm what Shifra Ella's maiden name was?

A note of explanation about the two people named for her: One was
Shifra/Sophia GORDON, who married her nephew, Nathan ENDLIN. The other
was Shifra ABRAMOVITCH, who married Eliezer Tatz. The two cousins had a
life long correspondence with each other between South Africa and
Israel. I believe that the root of their "cousin-ship" was through
Shifra Ella.

Please respond to me privately at:

jpk400@...

Many thanks again...

Joan Kramer
NYC


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania MELER Family, Lithuania #lithuania

Joan Kramer
 

Hello again,

I am still not having any luck in finding the maiden name of my great
great grandmother, whose married name was Shifra Ella MELER. She was
married to my great great grandfather, Shlioma Haim MELER, (son of
Mordtkhel, son of Daniel). and they had four children:

Gita or Gittel MELER, who married Zvi Hirsh/Harris SHUR/SHURE. They
were my great grandparents;
Tirtza or Celia MELER , who married Hyman NEVIS (originally NOWJASKI)
Chaya MELER, who married Yakov/Jacob ABRAMOVITCH (spelling may vary);
Daniel MELER/MELLER, who married Dora RUBENSTEIN.

Shlioma Haim MELER was born about 1841 and records show the family
moving >from Zemaiciu Naumiestis to Svenczionys. They eventually lived
in Kvedarna, with some in Memel/Klaipeda, and some eventually
emigrating to Israel, the US and South Africa.

However, Shifra Ella, who I believe must have been born within a year
or two of Shlioma Haim, died in Lithuania some time before 1907, since
at least two relatives that I know about were named after her...two
cousins who were born in 1908.

I am a member of the Raseiniai Group and have combed through all the
files, but still haven't found the answer to this mystery.

I do know that there is a connection between the MELER family and the
following families: GORDON, MESSIE, LURIE, SHUR/SHURE, RABINOVITCH (or
alternate spelling), ENDLIN, ABRAMOVITCH, LEVIN, WOLPERT,
KATZENELLENBOGEN, FRIEDMAN, COHEN, among others.

I did find a record for a NULER family, showing a daughter, Shifra,
born in about 1849. If that, which has led me to consider whether or
not NULER was an alternate spelling for MELER or vice versa. And if it
is, then it's possible that that Shifra was my Shifra Ella, whose
married into her own family and therefore, may have had the same maiden
surname as her married surname. The names of her family listed on the
NULER record all ring throughout my family: Mordkhel, Rose, Nechemiash
and Shifra.

Can anyone tell me if they are related to any of the families above and
can confirm what Shifra Ella's maiden name was?

A note of explanation about the two people named for her: One was
Shifra/Sophia GORDON, who married her nephew, Nathan ENDLIN. The other
was Shifra ABRAMOVITCH, who married Eliezer Tatz. The two cousins had a
life long correspondence with each other between South Africa and
Israel. I believe that the root of their "cousin-ship" was through
Shifra Ella.

Please respond to me privately at:

jpk400@...

Many thanks again...

Joan Kramer
NYC


Re: Kovno gymnasium #lithuania

Tessa Rajak <tessa.rajak@...>
 

I too considered this question, and concluded it must be Schwabe's,
for which a volume of reminiscences (which I possess) was published
in Israel, naturally in Hebrew. I am hoping to do the translation
(as I believe I suggested I might in a message a few months ago!).

Tessa

Tessa Rajak
Professor of Ancient History Emeritus
University of Reading.
Senior Research Fellow
Somerville College Oxford.


----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: Kovno gymnasium
From: "Ted Ashkenazy" <tia@...>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:37:12 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

I am referring to Susan Goldsmith' post.
Which Gymnasium is she referring to? There were two there: Schwabe and
Real.

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Kovno gymnasium #lithuania

Tessa Rajak <tessa.rajak@...>
 

I too considered this question, and concluded it must be Schwabe's,
for which a volume of reminiscences (which I possess) was published
in Israel, naturally in Hebrew. I am hoping to do the translation
(as I believe I suggested I might in a message a few months ago!).

Tessa

Tessa Rajak
Professor of Ancient History Emeritus
University of Reading.
Senior Research Fellow
Somerville College Oxford.


----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: Kovno gymnasium
From: "Ted Ashkenazy" <tia@...>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:37:12 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

I am referring to Susan Goldsmith' post.
Which Gymnasium is she referring to? There were two there: Schwabe and
Real.

Ted Ashkenazy
tia@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine JOWBR Announcement #ukraine

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the 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. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."

. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@...


Largest submission of VRT records sent for upload to the ALD #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The LitvakSIG Vilna Gubernia Vital Records Translation Project (VRT) is
pleased to announce the largest single submission of Litvak vital records
for incorporation into LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database, as well as the
JewishGen Lithuania Database. Last week, 89,168 records were sent to JGen
for testing prior to making these records live in the aforementioned
databases. These records will go "live" in several days.

The submitted records include those in the following list:

Town Record Year(s)

Bagaslaviskis B 1873, 1877 - 1879, 1885, 1886
M 1854 - 1861, 1863 - 1870, 1872
D 1854 - 1856, 1858 - 1870, 1872


Butrimonys B 1866 - 1884, 1888 - 1890, 1893 - 1912, 1914


Gelvan B 1854 - 1872
M 1854, 1856 - 1860, 1863, 1865 - 1872
D 1854 - 1872

Merkine B 1856, 1860, 1863 - 1867, 1869, 1872 - 1875, 1877


Mikailiskis B 1854 - 1872, 1884 - 1887, 1923 - 1938

Nemunaitis M 1857, 1861, 1865 - 1867, 1870 - 1877, 1883 - 1889,
1891 - 1894, 1896 - 1903, 1906, 1909, 1912, 1913
D 1863, 186, 1867, 1870 - 1877, 1889 - 1892, 1894,
1896 - 1911, 1913
V 1871

Shchuchin B 1896 - 1914

Snipiskes B 1894, 1895, 1899

Stakliskes B 1854, 1855, 1857, 1871 - 1886, 1889 - 1893,
1895 - 1897, 1899 - 1908, 1910 - 1914
D 1854 - 1857, 1871 - 1887, 1889 - 1896, 1898 - 1900,
1902 - 1908, 1910 - 1913

Vilna B 1839 - 1853, 1860, 1866 - 1873, 1891 - 1900
D 1837 - 1850, 1861 - 1871, 1878, 1879, 1881 - 1884, 1886 - 1900

Zasliai B 1873, 1877 - 1879, 1885, 1886
D 1871, 1874

Ziezmariai B 1878 - 1885, 1887 - 1893, 1896 - 1904, 1906 - 1914, 1915
D 1855, 1866, 1878 - 1891, 1893 - 1896, 1900 - 1906, 1909,
1910, 1912 - 1914

Other Vilna gubernia towns represented in the filmed records include:

Antokol
Darshunishok
Daugai
Eishishok
Kernave
Moletai
Nemencine
Novodvor
Novygorod
Olkeniki
Orlya
Podberezhe
Radun
Shirvint
Varena
Vieves
Vilna County

Additional unfiilmed records exist for many towns in what was Vilna
gubernia in Imperial times. Additional information on the records
submitted as well as other existing Vilna gubernia vital records can
be obtained by sending an inquiry to joelrat1@...

Joel Ratner

Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group
Coordinator, LitvakSIG Vilna gubernia Vital Records Translation Project


JOWBR Announcement #ukraine

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the 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. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."

. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@...


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Largest submission of VRT records sent for upload to the ALD #lithuania

Joel Ratner
 

The LitvakSIG Vilna Gubernia Vital Records Translation Project (VRT) is
pleased to announce the largest single submission of Litvak vital records
for incorporation into LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database, as well as the
JewishGen Lithuania Database. Last week, 89,168 records were sent to JGen
for testing prior to making these records live in the aforementioned
databases. These records will go "live" in several days.

The submitted records include those in the following list:

Town Record Year(s)

Bagaslaviskis B 1873, 1877 - 1879, 1885, 1886
M 1854 - 1861, 1863 - 1870, 1872
D 1854 - 1856, 1858 - 1870, 1872


Butrimonys B 1866 - 1884, 1888 - 1890, 1893 - 1912, 1914


Gelvan B 1854 - 1872
M 1854, 1856 - 1860, 1863, 1865 - 1872
D 1854 - 1872

Merkine B 1856, 1860, 1863 - 1867, 1869, 1872 - 1875, 1877


Mikailiskis B 1854 - 1872, 1884 - 1887, 1923 - 1938

Nemunaitis M 1857, 1861, 1865 - 1867, 1870 - 1877, 1883 - 1889,
1891 - 1894, 1896 - 1903, 1906, 1909, 1912, 1913
D 1863, 186, 1867, 1870 - 1877, 1889 - 1892, 1894,
1896 - 1911, 1913
V 1871

Shchuchin B 1896 - 1914

Snipiskes B 1894, 1895, 1899

Stakliskes B 1854, 1855, 1857, 1871 - 1886, 1889 - 1893,
1895 - 1897, 1899 - 1908, 1910 - 1914
D 1854 - 1857, 1871 - 1887, 1889 - 1896, 1898 - 1900,
1902 - 1908, 1910 - 1913

Vilna B 1839 - 1853, 1860, 1866 - 1873, 1891 - 1900
D 1837 - 1850, 1861 - 1871, 1878, 1879, 1881 - 1884, 1886 - 1900

Zasliai B 1873, 1877 - 1879, 1885, 1886
D 1871, 1874

Ziezmariai B 1878 - 1885, 1887 - 1893, 1896 - 1904, 1906 - 1914, 1915
D 1855, 1866, 1878 - 1891, 1893 - 1896, 1900 - 1906, 1909,
1910, 1912 - 1914

Other Vilna gubernia towns represented in the filmed records include:

Antokol
Darshunishok
Daugai
Eishishok
Kernave
Moletai
Nemencine
Novodvor
Novygorod
Olkeniki
Orlya
Podberezhe
Radun
Shirvint
Varena
Vieves
Vilna County

Additional unfiilmed records exist for many towns in what was Vilna
gubernia in Imperial times. Additional information on the records
submitted as well as other existing Vilna gubernia vital records can
be obtained by sending an inquiry to joelrat1@...

Joel Ratner

Coordinator, Vilna District Research Group
Coordinator, LitvakSIG Vilna gubernia Vital Records Translation Project


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #southafrica

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@...


Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #southafrica

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@...


Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #courland #latvia

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@...


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #courland #latvia

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@...


Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #poland

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@...


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #poland

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@...


JOWBR Announcement #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the 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. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."

. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@...


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland JOWBR Announcement #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)

Once again, you will see that the 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. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
JRI-Poland database.
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
approximately 6,500.
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."

. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
July, 2011
NAltman@...


Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #lodz #poland

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@...


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Less than three weeks left for pre-registration! #lodz #poland

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Our program has grown to *more than 230 events* that offer to enrich,
educate, enlighten, amuse and please the palate of Jewish family
researchers coming >from many countries to this singular international
conference. Time is growing short to register on line for these six days
of --

* hearing informative *lectures and panel discussions*
* learning and refining *research techniques*
* doing on-line research with *free access* in the Resource Center to
many databases that normally require paid subscriptions
* watching fine professional*films* with themes of Jewish heritage
* enjoying a kosher *lunch* or *breakfast* with a *Special Interest Group*
* getting together with genealogical *Birds of a Feather*
* *visiting embassies* of nations with historical and ongoing
importance for Jews
* *mixing and networking* with old and new friends who have common
interests in Jewish genealogy
* taking in a special performance of *Theater J's "The Moscows of
Nantucket"*
* hearing about resources available at the *National Archives*
and *U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*
* attending *workshops* to enhance your on-line research successes

Registration closes for the pre-conference dinners, Breakfasts with the
Experts, SIG meals and the Gala at midnight EST *July 31*, less than
three weeks away. You can't add meals to your agenda on site.

Embassy visits and computer workshops will be open for new sign-ups only
until they reach capacity. If you procrastinate, you might miss out.

If you haven't registered yet, start by going to the Registration
<http://dc2011.org/index.php/register> page on the DC2011 site.

If you have registered, follow the instructions in your confirmation
email to return to your record so you can add your choice of special events.

Sincerely,
Marlene Katz Bishow, Vic Cohen and Sue Isman, co-chairs
info@...