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Yizkor Book Project, February 2019 #lodz #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

There seems to be some unwritten law that despite its shortness,
February always seems to be one of the busiest times in the Yizkor
Book Project and this last one, didn't disappoint.

To begin with, I am more than very pleased to let you know that we
have just completely translated and placed online, another Yizkor
book. This time it is the "Czyzewo Memorial Book" covering the
Czyzew-Osada, Poland community and considering that it entails 1190
columns of text (around 585 pages), this is definitely no mean feat.
Our grateful thanks go out Jennifer Mohr who, >from the outset, has
coordinated the translation of this book with great energy and
dedication. Although the book is now completely translated, Jen is
now arranging for an index to be prepared for the book which is always
an invaluable additional tool that researchers can be good use of.

Continuing on with the good news, I am pleased to let you know that
the 80th book published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project has
recently hit the shelves. The book, "The Jews of Kishinev" covering
the lost Jewish community of Chisinau, Moldova has become a reality
through the enthusiastic coordination of Yefim Kogan and the wonderful
translations of volunteer, Sheli Fain, and of course, the YBIP team
led by Joel Alpert. Our grateful thanks goes out to all those involved
in the translation and publication of this book and for those
interested in learning more about the other 79 books that have been
published, please see the link to the YBIP project at the end of this
report.

Other good news. The New York Public Library has done wonders over
the years to allow us ready online access to an enormous number of
Yizkor books. It has now gone an extra step further and provided the
public with a very useful guide for viewing the online books and also
has provided useful links to other online sites, including our very
own Yizkor Book Project. In my humble opinion, a worthwhile site to
bookmark: https://libguides.nypl.org/yizkorbooks

As Purim is just around the corner, I would like to wish you dear
readers and your families, a very enjoyable time over this upbeat
holiday and wish you a Happy Purim and/or a Purim Sameach.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out
during February:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Kamelishki, Belarus (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1449.html

- Lagow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VII)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00267a.html

- Leipalingis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_140.html

- Mykolayivka-Novorosiyska, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk357.html

- Shabo, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk367.html

- Siluva, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_313.html

- Vidukle, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_389.html

- Zaskiewicz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00350.html


And we have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

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

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

- Kalush, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kalusz.html

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

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

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

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

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

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

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

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

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

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

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

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


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
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
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Happy Purim/Purim Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Yizkor Book Project, February 2019 #lodz #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

There seems to be some unwritten law that despite its shortness,
February always seems to be one of the busiest times in the Yizkor
Book Project and this last one, didn't disappoint.

To begin with, I am more than very pleased to let you know that we
have just completely translated and placed online, another Yizkor
book. This time it is the "Czyzewo Memorial Book" covering the
Czyzew-Osada, Poland community and considering that it entails 1190
columns of text (around 585 pages), this is definitely no mean feat.
Our grateful thanks go out Jennifer Mohr who, >from the outset, has
coordinated the translation of this book with great energy and
dedication. Although the book is now completely translated, Jen is
now arranging for an index to be prepared for the book which is always
an invaluable additional tool that researchers can be good use of.

Continuing on with the good news, I am pleased to let you know that
the 80th book published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project has
recently hit the shelves. The book, "The Jews of Kishinev" covering
the lost Jewish community of Chisinau, Moldova has become a reality
through the enthusiastic coordination of Yefim Kogan and the wonderful
translations of volunteer, Sheli Fain, and of course, the YBIP team
led by Joel Alpert. Our grateful thanks goes out to all those involved
in the translation and publication of this book and for those
interested in learning more about the other 79 books that have been
published, please see the link to the YBIP project at the end of this
report.

Other good news. The New York Public Library has done wonders over
the years to allow us ready online access to an enormous number of
Yizkor books. It has now gone an extra step further and provided the
public with a very useful guide for viewing the online books and also
has provided useful links to other online sites, including our very
own Yizkor Book Project. In my humble opinion, a worthwhile site to
bookmark: https://libguides.nypl.org/yizkorbooks

As Purim is just around the corner, I would like to wish you dear
readers and your families, a very enjoyable time over this upbeat
holiday and wish you a Happy Purim and/or a Purim Sameach.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out
during February:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Kamelishki, Belarus (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1449.html

- Lagow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VII)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00267a.html

- Leipalingis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_140.html

- Mykolayivka-Novorosiyska, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk357.html

- Shabo, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk367.html

- Siluva, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_313.html

- Vidukle, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_389.html

- Zaskiewicz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00350.html


And we have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

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

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

- Kalush, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kalusz.html

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

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

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

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

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

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

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

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

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

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

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

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


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
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
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Happy Purim/Purim Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Yizkor Book Project, February 2019 #lithuania

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

There seems to be some unwritten law that despite its shortness,
February always seems to be one of the busiest times in the Yizkor
Book Project and this last one, didn't disappoint.

To begin with, I am more than very pleased to let you know that we
have just completely translated and placed online, another Yizkor
book. This time it is the "Czyzewo Memorial Book" covering the
Czyzew-Osada, Poland community and considering that it entails 1190
columns of text (around 585 pages), this is definitely no mean feat.
Our grateful thanks go out Jennifer Mohr who, >from the outset, has
coordinated the translation of this book with great energy and
dedication. Although the book is now completely translated, Jen is
now arranging for an index to be prepared for the book which is always
an invaluable additional tool that researchers can be good use of.

Continuing on with the good news, I am pleased to let you know that
the 80th book published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project has
recently hit the shelves. The book, "The Jews of Kishinev" covering
the lost Jewish community of Chisinau, Moldova has become a reality
through the enthusiastic coordination of Yefim Kogan and the wonderful
translations of volunteer, Sheli Fain, and of course, the YBIP team
led by Joel Alpert. Our grateful thanks goes out to all those involved
in the translation and publication of this book and for those
interested in learning more about the other 79 books that have been
published, please see the link to the YBIP project at the end of this
report.

Other good news. The New York Public Library has done wonders over
the years to allow us ready online access to an enormous number of
Yizkor books. It has now gone an extra step further and provided the
public with a very useful guide for viewing the online books and also
has provided useful links to other online sites, including our very
own Yizkor Book Project. In my humble opinion, a worthwhile site to
bookmark: https://libguides.nypl.org/yizkorbooks

As Purim is just around the corner, I would like to wish you dear
readers and your families, a very enjoyable time over this upbeat
holiday and wish you a Happy Purim and/or a Purim Sameach.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out
during February:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Kamelishki, Belarus (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1449.html

- Lagow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VII)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00267a.html

- Leipalingis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_140.html

- Mykolayivka-Novorosiyska, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk357.html

- Shabo, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk367.html

- Siluva, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_313.html

- Vidukle, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_389.html

- Zaskiewicz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00350.html


And we have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

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

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

- Kalush, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kalusz.html

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

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

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

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

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

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

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

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

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

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

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

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


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
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
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Happy Purim/Purim Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Yizkor Book Project, February 2019 #lithuania

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

There seems to be some unwritten law that despite its shortness,
February always seems to be one of the busiest times in the Yizkor
Book Project and this last one, didn't disappoint.

To begin with, I am more than very pleased to let you know that we
have just completely translated and placed online, another Yizkor
book. This time it is the "Czyzewo Memorial Book" covering the
Czyzew-Osada, Poland community and considering that it entails 1190
columns of text (around 585 pages), this is definitely no mean feat.
Our grateful thanks go out Jennifer Mohr who, >from the outset, has
coordinated the translation of this book with great energy and
dedication. Although the book is now completely translated, Jen is
now arranging for an index to be prepared for the book which is always
an invaluable additional tool that researchers can be good use of.

Continuing on with the good news, I am pleased to let you know that
the 80th book published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project has
recently hit the shelves. The book, "The Jews of Kishinev" covering
the lost Jewish community of Chisinau, Moldova has become a reality
through the enthusiastic coordination of Yefim Kogan and the wonderful
translations of volunteer, Sheli Fain, and of course, the YBIP team
led by Joel Alpert. Our grateful thanks goes out to all those involved
in the translation and publication of this book and for those
interested in learning more about the other 79 books that have been
published, please see the link to the YBIP project at the end of this
report.

Other good news. The New York Public Library has done wonders over
the years to allow us ready online access to an enormous number of
Yizkor books. It has now gone an extra step further and provided the
public with a very useful guide for viewing the online books and also
has provided useful links to other online sites, including our very
own Yizkor Book Project. In my humble opinion, a worthwhile site to
bookmark: https://libguides.nypl.org/yizkorbooks

As Purim is just around the corner, I would like to wish you dear
readers and your families, a very enjoyable time over this upbeat
holiday and wish you a Happy Purim and/or a Purim Sameach.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out
during February:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Kamelishki, Belarus (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1449.html

- Lagow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VII)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00267a.html

- Leipalingis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_140.html

- Mykolayivka-Novorosiyska, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk357.html

- Shabo, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk367.html

- Siluva, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_313.html

- Vidukle, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_389.html

- Zaskiewicz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00350.html


And we have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

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

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

- Kalush, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kalusz.html

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

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

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

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

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

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

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

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

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

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

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

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


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
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
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Happy Purim/Purim Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Yizkor Book Project, February 2019 #bessarabia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

There seems to be some unwritten law that despite its shortness,
February always seems to be one of the busiest times in the Yizkor
Book Project and this last one, didn't disappoint.

To begin with, I am more than very pleased to let you know that we
have just completely translated and placed online, another Yizkor
book. This time it is the "Czyzewo Memorial Book" covering the
Czyzew-Osada, Poland community and considering that it entails 1190
columns of text (around 585 pages), this is definitely no mean feat.
Our grateful thanks go out Jennifer Mohr who, >from the outset, has
coordinated the translation of this book with great energy and
dedication. Although the book is now completely translated, Jen is
now arranging for an index to be prepared for the book which is always
an invaluable additional tool that researchers can be good use of.

Continuing on with the good news, I am pleased to let you know that
the 80th book published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project has
recently hit the shelves. The book, "The Jews of Kishinev" covering
the lost Jewish community of Chisinau, Moldova has become a reality
through the enthusiastic coordination of Yefim Kogan and the wonderful
translations of volunteer, Sheli Fain, and of course, the YBIP team
led by Joel Alpert. Our grateful thanks goes out to all those involved
in the translation and publication of this book and for those
interested in learning more about the other 79 books that have been
published, please see the link to the YBIP project at the end of this
report.

Other good news. The New York Public Library has done wonders over
the years to allow us ready online access to an enormous number of
Yizkor books. It has now gone an extra step further and provided the
public with a very useful guide for viewing the online books and also
has provided useful links to other online sites, including our very
own Yizkor Book Project. In my humble opinion, a worthwhile site to
bookmark: https://libguides.nypl.org/yizkorbooks

As Purim is just around the corner, I would like to wish you dear
readers and your families, a very enjoyable time over this upbeat
holiday and wish you a Happy Purim and/or a Purim Sameach.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out
during February:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Kamelishki, Belarus (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1449.html

- Lagow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VII)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00267a.html

- Leipalingis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_140.html

- Mykolayivka-Novorosiyska, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk357.html

- Shabo, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk367.html

- Siluva, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_313.html

- Vidukle, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_389.html

- Zaskiewicz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00350.html


And we have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

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

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

- Kalush, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kalusz.html

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

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

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

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

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

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

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

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

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

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

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

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


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
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
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Happy Purim/Purim Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Yizkor Book Project, February 2019 #bessarabia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

There seems to be some unwritten law that despite its shortness,
February always seems to be one of the busiest times in the Yizkor
Book Project and this last one, didn't disappoint.

To begin with, I am more than very pleased to let you know that we
have just completely translated and placed online, another Yizkor
book. This time it is the "Czyzewo Memorial Book" covering the
Czyzew-Osada, Poland community and considering that it entails 1190
columns of text (around 585 pages), this is definitely no mean feat.
Our grateful thanks go out Jennifer Mohr who, >from the outset, has
coordinated the translation of this book with great energy and
dedication. Although the book is now completely translated, Jen is
now arranging for an index to be prepared for the book which is always
an invaluable additional tool that researchers can be good use of.

Continuing on with the good news, I am pleased to let you know that
the 80th book published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project has
recently hit the shelves. The book, "The Jews of Kishinev" covering
the lost Jewish community of Chisinau, Moldova has become a reality
through the enthusiastic coordination of Yefim Kogan and the wonderful
translations of volunteer, Sheli Fain, and of course, the YBIP team
led by Joel Alpert. Our grateful thanks goes out to all those involved
in the translation and publication of this book and for those
interested in learning more about the other 79 books that have been
published, please see the link to the YBIP project at the end of this
report.

Other good news. The New York Public Library has done wonders over
the years to allow us ready online access to an enormous number of
Yizkor books. It has now gone an extra step further and provided the
public with a very useful guide for viewing the online books and also
has provided useful links to other online sites, including our very
own Yizkor Book Project. In my humble opinion, a worthwhile site to
bookmark: https://libguides.nypl.org/yizkorbooks

As Purim is just around the corner, I would like to wish you dear
readers and your families, a very enjoyable time over this upbeat
holiday and wish you a Happy Purim and/or a Purim Sameach.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out
during February:

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Kamelishki, Belarus (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Svencionys/sve1449.html

- Lagow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VII)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00267a.html

- Leipalingis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_140.html

- Mykolayivka-Novorosiyska, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk357.html

- Shabo, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/akk367.html

- Siluva, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_313.html

- Vidukle, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lit6_389.html

- Zaskiewicz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00350.html


And we have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

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

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

- Kalush, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kalusz/kalusz.html

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

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolki/kolki.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lipkany2/lipkany2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania6/lithuania6.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

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

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

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ozeryany/ozeryany.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

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

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

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

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Turobin/Turobin.html

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

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

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


Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
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
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Happy Purim/Purim Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


MyHeritage DNA Quest Initiative Extended -- Reuniting Adoptees with Their Biological Families #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

MyHeritage has extended its pro bono initiative to reunite adoptees with
their biological families. It was one year ago, March 2018, that MyHeritage
first launched its DNA Quest initiative when they donated 15,000 DNA kits to
adoptees and those seeking to reunite with their families. Due to the
success of the first initiative, MyHeritage announced today that they are
donating an additional 5,000 MyHeritage DNA kits for free for eligible
participants.

Adoptees and family members searching for their biological relatives can
apply through April 20, 2019. Applicants that are selected and the DNA kit
will be mailed to them by June 16, 2019. Results are expected by August
2019. Go to: https://www.dnaquest.org/

If you have taken a DNA test with another DNA testing company you can upload
your DNA data to MyHeritage for free and participate. Go to:
https://www.myheritage.com/dna/upload

Preference will be given to people who are not able to afford genetic
testing, and to those who sign up first.

Those who are on the waitlist >from the earlier initiative are invited to
return to the site and submit a full application while the DNA kits are
still available.

To read more see:
https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/03/dna-quest-initiative-is-extended

If you have any questions please ask MyHeritage and not me.

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


DNA Research #DNA MyHeritage DNA Quest Initiative Extended -- Reuniting Adoptees with Their Biological Families #dna

Jan Meisels Allen
 

MyHeritage has extended its pro bono initiative to reunite adoptees with
their biological families. It was one year ago, March 2018, that MyHeritage
first launched its DNA Quest initiative when they donated 15,000 DNA kits to
adoptees and those seeking to reunite with their families. Due to the
success of the first initiative, MyHeritage announced today that they are
donating an additional 5,000 MyHeritage DNA kits for free for eligible
participants.

Adoptees and family members searching for their biological relatives can
apply through April 20, 2019. Applicants that are selected and the DNA kit
will be mailed to them by June 16, 2019. Results are expected by August
2019. Go to: https://www.dnaquest.org/

If you have taken a DNA test with another DNA testing company you can upload
your DNA data to MyHeritage for free and participate. Go to:
https://www.myheritage.com/dna/upload

Preference will be given to people who are not able to afford genetic
testing, and to those who sign up first.

Those who are on the waitlist >from the earlier initiative are invited to
return to the site and submit a full application while the DNA kits are
still available.

To read more see:
https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/03/dna-quest-initiative-is-extended

If you have any questions please ask MyHeritage and not me.

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


(US) Harvard Library Immigration to the United States 1789-1930 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Harvard Library has a collection on voluntary immigration to the United
States 1789-1930. This period covers >from the signing of the US Constitution
to the start of the Great Depression. The digital collection of historical
documents emanates >from Harvard's libraries, archives and museums. The
collection includes over 400,000 pages >from 2,200 books, pamphlets and
serials; 7,800 photographs and over 9,600 pages >from manuscript and archival
collections. You can view the articles directly.

To access the collection go to: https://tinyurl.com/y3zcpprj
Original url:

https://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu/immigration-to-the-united-states-1789-1930

By placing the word "Jewish" in the search field there were many hits,
including correspondence, a list of old Jewish cemeteries in South Carolina,
reports >from United Hebrew Charities of New York City, Jewish musicians,
evidence of pogroms in Poland and Ukraine, Jewish Immigration to the United
States >from 1881 to 1910 and many more.

Please read the terms of use abut copyright and public domain content before
using any of the materials.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US) Harvard Library Immigration to the United States 1789-1930 #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Harvard Library has a collection on voluntary immigration to the United
States 1789-1930. This period covers >from the signing of the US Constitution
to the start of the Great Depression. The digital collection of historical
documents emanates >from Harvard's libraries, archives and museums. The
collection includes over 400,000 pages >from 2,200 books, pamphlets and
serials; 7,800 photographs and over 9,600 pages >from manuscript and archival
collections. You can view the articles directly.

To access the collection go to: https://tinyurl.com/y3zcpprj
Original url:

https://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu/immigration-to-the-united-states-1789-1930

By placing the word "Jewish" in the search field there were many hits,
including correspondence, a list of old Jewish cemeteries in South Carolina,
reports >from United Hebrew Charities of New York City, Jewish musicians,
evidence of pogroms in Poland and Ukraine, Jewish Immigration to the United
States >from 1881 to 1910 and many more.

Please read the terms of use abut copyright and public domain content before
using any of the materials.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


New SUCCESS STORIES Posted! #general

Nancy Siegel
 

We invite you to read four 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/

Rashi Rosenzweig: "Two yellow Stars of David with the word 'Juif'
are taped to the middle of Paulette's bureau. She told me that these
were patched to her clothes when she was a young girl in Nazi occupied
France."

Martin Tompa: The most intriguing part came in the last sentence of
the article. It mentions Viennese nephews with the surname
Granichstaetten, a name that was previously unknown to me."

Helene Schwartz Kenvin: "After years of searching for Harris Cohen's
descendants with no success, in 1998 I saw this email on the JewishGen
Discussion Group..."

Jessica Feinstein: "I have been told that all the family letters and
photos they had received were torn up during the period of repression,
because they were very afraid that somebody would find them."

We welcome our new Success Stories Webmaster, Richard Baum, and thank
Colin Mathias Justin for his work as our Webmaster during the past two
years.

We encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel, Editor
JewishGen Success Stories
San Francisco, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New SUCCESS STORIES Posted! #general

Nancy Siegel
 

We invite you to read four 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/

Rashi Rosenzweig: "Two yellow Stars of David with the word 'Juif'
are taped to the middle of Paulette's bureau. She told me that these
were patched to her clothes when she was a young girl in Nazi occupied
France."

Martin Tompa: The most intriguing part came in the last sentence of
the article. It mentions Viennese nephews with the surname
Granichstaetten, a name that was previously unknown to me."

Helene Schwartz Kenvin: "After years of searching for Harris Cohen's
descendants with no success, in 1998 I saw this email on the JewishGen
Discussion Group..."

Jessica Feinstein: "I have been told that all the family letters and
photos they had received were torn up during the period of repression,
because they were very afraid that somebody would find them."

We welcome our new Success Stories Webmaster, Richard Baum, and thank
Colin Mathias Justin for his work as our Webmaster during the past two
years.

We encourage you to submit your own success stories to us at
success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Nancy Siegel, Editor
JewishGen Success Stories
San Francisco, California


This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt, >from the Yizkor book of Horodenka (now part of
Ukraine) is one of the most gripping among the accounts I've posted
here of the many horrors that befell the Jews of Eastern Europe. I
want to say it is "beautifully written," but "beautiful" seems an
inappropriate word to describe such events. The outbreak of the First
World War inflicted constant fear, brutality and death as the Russian
army and the soon-to-crumble Austrian-Hungarian empire battled over
towns in Galicia. The resulting devastation all but wiped out
Horodenka and its Jews. "A town languishes in the midst of unending
suffering," wrote Leon Yurman about this period in his chapter titled
"Blue-green Tongues." As combatants on both sides ravaged the town,
Yurman captured it this way: "War roared. An orgy of celebration.
Swarms of soldiers. The earth became black and scorched. The broad
fields, the 'breadbasket of Galicia,' was bleeding to death."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2157223657633111

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

This week's excerpt, >from the Yizkor book of Horodenka (now part of
Ukraine) is one of the most gripping among the accounts I've posted
here of the many horrors that befell the Jews of Eastern Europe. I
want to say it is "beautifully written," but "beautiful" seems an
inappropriate word to describe such events. The outbreak of the First
World War inflicted constant fear, brutality and death as the Russian
army and the soon-to-crumble Austrian-Hungarian empire battled over
towns in Galicia. The resulting devastation all but wiped out
Horodenka and its Jews. "A town languishes in the midst of unending
suffering," wrote Leon Yurman about this period in his chapter titled
"Blue-green Tongues." As combatants on both sides ravaged the town,
Yurman captured it this way: "War roared. An orgy of celebration.
Swarms of soldiers. The earth became black and scorched. The broad
fields, the 'breadbasket of Galicia,' was bleeding to death."

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/2157223657633111

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


Responses re: Travel of Jews from Russia 19th-20th Centuries #general

Gail Patterson
 

I received a multitude of responses to my inquiry (published 23 Feb 2019
in JewishGen Digest) about travel of Jews to/>from Russia in the late 19th
and early 20th Centuries. 

Many thanks to the
multiple respondents to my inquiry about travel of Jews from/back to
Russia in the late 19th-early 20th Centuries.  Responses were diverse
but seemed to boil down to this:  exit permits were always required for
Jews who wished to leave Russia but the permits were dependent on
availability of money (or bribes) to pay for them, and whether or not
the requesting Jew had fulfilled military conscription requirements and
paid taxes.  Beyond the permit issue, responses indicated not many
problems exiting and returning to Russia in the 19th Century, but
several respondents said their ancestors had to escape >from Russia
undetected (usually to Germany) in the early 20th Century, with fear of
retaliation >from Russian soldiers if they dared to return.  The Hebrew
International Aid Society (HIAS) was identified as a potential source of
additional information. Thanks again.

Gail M. Patterson, Boerne, TX
gpatterson69@gvtc.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Responses re: Travel of Jews from Russia 19th-20th Centuries #general

Gail Patterson
 

I received a multitude of responses to my inquiry (published 23 Feb 2019
in JewishGen Digest) about travel of Jews to/>from Russia in the late 19th
and early 20th Centuries. 

Many thanks to the
multiple respondents to my inquiry about travel of Jews from/back to
Russia in the late 19th-early 20th Centuries.  Responses were diverse
but seemed to boil down to this:  exit permits were always required for
Jews who wished to leave Russia but the permits were dependent on
availability of money (or bribes) to pay for them, and whether or not
the requesting Jew had fulfilled military conscription requirements and
paid taxes.  Beyond the permit issue, responses indicated not many
problems exiting and returning to Russia in the 19th Century, but
several respondents said their ancestors had to escape >from Russia
undetected (usually to Germany) in the early 20th Century, with fear of
retaliation >from Russian soldiers if they dared to return.  The Hebrew
International Aid Society (HIAS) was identified as a potential source of
additional information. Thanks again.

Gail M. Patterson, Boerne, TX
gpatterson69@gvtc.com


More Information on Ellis Island WPA cards 1897-1902 #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Sherri Venditti who posted recently on her missing manifest page started to
work with the online 1897-1902 Ellis Island WPA cards and ran into some
confusing situations. I'll try to clear that up here without giving you too
much of a headache. See my recent post on JewishGen on the WPA
transcription program at Ellis Island and the two film series.

Now here's abbreviations I'll use in this post. Those 1897-1902 cards are
in a series of 115 films on NARA (National Archives & Records
Administration) series T519. I'll call those films "NARA rolls". They are
also online at FamilySearch.org (FS) but they are not in the same format,
thus I'll use the term "FS reels". Note: I have worked with only a few of
these online FS reels but think my experience may pertain to all of the FS
reels for T519. The reels/rolls show for that time period a card for each
immigrant arriving at Ellis Island, transcribed directly >from the original
manifest. The WPA cards were transcribed in late 1930s to early 1940s.

You find the FS reels you want by the last name of the person you are
searching for. It's not a Soundex search as it is for the 1902 to 1943 part
of the WPA card films. The catalogue of these FS reels is at
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/341057 You need to register to
see the films. Use a fast browser to access this website page as this link
may freeze on you or produce garbled lines with slow browsers such as
Firefox.

I'll use a real example, searching for Weintraub cards on these FS reels.
Once you are on the website page shown previously, scroll down to the T519
reel descriptions. Click on the camera image on the right to open up images
on that reel. Weintraub should be in reel 112 but there is a mislink here,
and it is actually found at the reel 113 link.

Then your next step is to find where on the film is the start of your
surname's cards. The one reel containing Weintraub cards has over 18,000
images (that's not a typo). Where to start? But before I tell you that,
let's visualize how the cards are on the original NARA roll 112 (which I
have as well as all the other rolls in this series). The NARA rolls are only
5/8" wide. So how are the 18,000 plus cards packed on the roll? If you
look at the original NARA film, you will see two columns of cards running
along the film length. Cards are lined up horizontally to the right edge of
the film, run up the right side of the film, and at the film end, reverse
direction, and run upside down along the left side of the film. The cards
then are in alphabetical order by last name and then first name and age >from
the beginning of the roll, around the end, and back to the beginning again.
Now you would think when this original NARA film was scanned and then
digitized to be put online by FS, that they would first scan one side of the
original film roll and then the other side. I don't think that happened but
instead I think they filmed both sides at once and then manipulated the
images so the online view of the film at FamilySearch is more like viewing a
microfiche (many rows and ten columns of images) rather than the original
NARA film format. That's why I'm using "reel" for FS and "roll" for NARA
to make that distinction.

So how are these images sequenced on the FS reel (microfiche format)? The
first Weintraub card on FS reel 112 is at image 16105 and it's Abe
Weintraub, a child. All the images at FS were given numbers so one can go
to a specific number with the search tools provided, and the numbers
increase by one as you move along each image in each row. I found 16105 by
jumping around the film. So one would expect that the next image, 16106,
which is to the right of 16105 (on the same row) should be an older Abe
Weintraub passenger or another Weintraub like Abraham in alphabetical or age
order. It's not. It's Gottfried Weisshaar! Then moving to the right comes
a Weintraub card image, then a Weisshaar card image, then a Weintraub card
image, and so on along the row.

If you look at the original NARA roll 112 for the same Abe Weintraub card
image, the Weintraub cards are running along the right side of the film,
going up the alphabet of first names. And directly opposite of this column
of cards on the roll are the upside down Weisshaar cards going down the
alphabet for first names. Somehow the online FS reel 112 has taken a
Weintraub card image, then the adjacent (but not on the same side of the
film) Weisshaar card image now turned the same way, then a Weintraub card
image, etc. along the rows of images.

If you follow this complicated sequence of cards and how it impacts the
sequence of names, then if Weintraub cards/images were at the end of the
original NARA roll, then made the turn, and continued upside down, we would
see on the FS reel (microfiche format) Weintraub cards going up the alphabet
for first names regularly interspersed with Weintraub cards going down the
alphabet as to first names. If you don't understand what is happening you
may abandon the whole search on this resource as too confusing to use. In
any case it's going to take patience to use the reel.

This also makes things difficult when you are trying to find the first card
for a surname among the thousands of images on the FS reel. My suggestion
is to arrive at a random card on the FS reel, look at the surname on the
card, and then look at the next card or two in the sequence and do it again
for some images a little way away, to determine where you are in the reel,
where you are in the sequence of each surname, and then decide whether you
will go towards the higher or lower image numbers to find your surname in
the sequence.

If you find a reel of the FS WPA 1897-1902 material that has a different
presentation of the information, please let me know.

Enjoy?

Joel Weintraub


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen More Information on Ellis Island WPA cards 1897-1902 #general

Joel Weintraub
 

Sherri Venditti who posted recently on her missing manifest page started to
work with the online 1897-1902 Ellis Island WPA cards and ran into some
confusing situations. I'll try to clear that up here without giving you too
much of a headache. See my recent post on JewishGen on the WPA
transcription program at Ellis Island and the two film series.

Now here's abbreviations I'll use in this post. Those 1897-1902 cards are
in a series of 115 films on NARA (National Archives & Records
Administration) series T519. I'll call those films "NARA rolls". They are
also online at FamilySearch.org (FS) but they are not in the same format,
thus I'll use the term "FS reels". Note: I have worked with only a few of
these online FS reels but think my experience may pertain to all of the FS
reels for T519. The reels/rolls show for that time period a card for each
immigrant arriving at Ellis Island, transcribed directly >from the original
manifest. The WPA cards were transcribed in late 1930s to early 1940s.

You find the FS reels you want by the last name of the person you are
searching for. It's not a Soundex search as it is for the 1902 to 1943 part
of the WPA card films. The catalogue of these FS reels is at
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/341057 You need to register to
see the films. Use a fast browser to access this website page as this link
may freeze on you or produce garbled lines with slow browsers such as
Firefox.

I'll use a real example, searching for Weintraub cards on these FS reels.
Once you are on the website page shown previously, scroll down to the T519
reel descriptions. Click on the camera image on the right to open up images
on that reel. Weintraub should be in reel 112 but there is a mislink here,
and it is actually found at the reel 113 link.

Then your next step is to find where on the film is the start of your
surname's cards. The one reel containing Weintraub cards has over 18,000
images (that's not a typo). Where to start? But before I tell you that,
let's visualize how the cards are on the original NARA roll 112 (which I
have as well as all the other rolls in this series). The NARA rolls are only
5/8" wide. So how are the 18,000 plus cards packed on the roll? If you
look at the original NARA film, you will see two columns of cards running
along the film length. Cards are lined up horizontally to the right edge of
the film, run up the right side of the film, and at the film end, reverse
direction, and run upside down along the left side of the film. The cards
then are in alphabetical order by last name and then first name and age >from
the beginning of the roll, around the end, and back to the beginning again.
Now you would think when this original NARA film was scanned and then
digitized to be put online by FS, that they would first scan one side of the
original film roll and then the other side. I don't think that happened but
instead I think they filmed both sides at once and then manipulated the
images so the online view of the film at FamilySearch is more like viewing a
microfiche (many rows and ten columns of images) rather than the original
NARA film format. That's why I'm using "reel" for FS and "roll" for NARA
to make that distinction.

So how are these images sequenced on the FS reel (microfiche format)? The
first Weintraub card on FS reel 112 is at image 16105 and it's Abe
Weintraub, a child. All the images at FS were given numbers so one can go
to a specific number with the search tools provided, and the numbers
increase by one as you move along each image in each row. I found 16105 by
jumping around the film. So one would expect that the next image, 16106,
which is to the right of 16105 (on the same row) should be an older Abe
Weintraub passenger or another Weintraub like Abraham in alphabetical or age
order. It's not. It's Gottfried Weisshaar! Then moving to the right comes
a Weintraub card image, then a Weisshaar card image, then a Weintraub card
image, and so on along the row.

If you look at the original NARA roll 112 for the same Abe Weintraub card
image, the Weintraub cards are running along the right side of the film,
going up the alphabet of first names. And directly opposite of this column
of cards on the roll are the upside down Weisshaar cards going down the
alphabet for first names. Somehow the online FS reel 112 has taken a
Weintraub card image, then the adjacent (but not on the same side of the
film) Weisshaar card image now turned the same way, then a Weintraub card
image, etc. along the rows of images.

If you follow this complicated sequence of cards and how it impacts the
sequence of names, then if Weintraub cards/images were at the end of the
original NARA roll, then made the turn, and continued upside down, we would
see on the FS reel (microfiche format) Weintraub cards going up the alphabet
for first names regularly interspersed with Weintraub cards going down the
alphabet as to first names. If you don't understand what is happening you
may abandon the whole search on this resource as too confusing to use. In
any case it's going to take patience to use the reel.

This also makes things difficult when you are trying to find the first card
for a surname among the thousands of images on the FS reel. My suggestion
is to arrive at a random card on the FS reel, look at the surname on the
card, and then look at the next card or two in the sequence and do it again
for some images a little way away, to determine where you are in the reel,
where you are in the sequence of each surname, and then decide whether you
will go towards the higher or lower image numbers to find your surname in
the sequence.

If you find a reel of the FS WPA 1897-1902 material that has a different
presentation of the information, please let me know.

Enjoy?

Joel Weintraub


A Yiddish Translation and Photo Identification Requests, from Ostrow Mazowiecka #general

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Dear All,

I've posted a page >from a sort of diary in Yiddish for which I need a
translation. It was written by my husband's aunt, a student at the
time at a Bais Yaakov school, probably around 1928, before the family
left for the USA in 1929, (You can see her and her two sisters in
this photograph I provided on
http://www.ostrow-mazowiecka.com/Bais_Yaakov_School.html)

Please see the page on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72131

Another issue is a fine photograph of four people with the only
identification being the date, August 1, 1928. I believe this is also
from the same place or possibly a nearby town, but we don't know who
they are. Could they be >from the EDEL family?

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72132

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image pages.

Thank you very much,

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, California


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen A Yiddish Translation and Photo Identification Requests, from Ostrow Mazowiecka #general

Madeleine Isenberg
 

Dear All,

I've posted a page >from a sort of diary in Yiddish for which I need a
translation. It was written by my husband's aunt, a student at the
time at a Bais Yaakov school, probably around 1928, before the family
left for the USA in 1929, (You can see her and her two sisters in
this photograph I provided on
http://www.ostrow-mazowiecka.com/Bais_Yaakov_School.html)

Please see the page on ViewMate at the following address

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72131

Another issue is a fine photograph of four people with the only
identification being the date, August 1, 1928. I believe this is also
from the same place or possibly a nearby town, but we don't know who
they are. Could they be >from the EDEL family?

https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM72132

Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image pages.

Thank you very much,

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, California

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