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Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

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

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

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

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

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

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

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

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

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

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

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

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

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

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

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

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

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

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

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

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

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

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Rabbi Isaac Meir LEVIN died 1971 #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking for descendants of R. Isaac Meir HaKohen LEVIN, born in Góra
Kalwaria on Janaury 30, 1893 and died on August 7, 1971, married his
first cousin, Matel, daughter of R. Abraham Mordecai Alter.

--
Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Isaac Meir LEVIN died 1971 #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking for descendants of R. Isaac Meir HaKohen LEVIN, born in Góra
Kalwaria on Janaury 30, 1893 and died on August 7, 1971, married his
first cousin, Matel, daughter of R. Abraham Mordecai Alter.

--
Neil Rosenstein


Rebbe Moshe LEINER of Radzyn #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to contact him or someone in his family.

R. Moshe LEINER, Admur Radzyn-Bayit VeGan, Jerusalem, married daughter
of R. Silverberg who was a rabbi in Bayit VeGan.

--
Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rebbe Moshe LEINER of Radzyn #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to contact him or someone in his family.

R. Moshe LEINER, Admur Radzyn-Bayit VeGan, Jerusalem, married daughter
of R. Silverberg who was a rabbi in Bayit VeGan.

--
Neil Rosenstein


Re: Rav Moses S. SIVITZ Pittsburgh #rabbinic

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Debbie Lifshitz wrote that she is looking for a publishable
quality photograph of Rabbi Moses S. SIVITZ of Pittsburgh. I do
not have a photo, but if anyone needs to trace Pittsburgh Jewish
roots, be sure to check the marvelous Jewish Newspapers Project at
http://digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu/pjn/search.jsp# .

I did a quick search for Moses SIVITZ, and dozens of articles came up,
including this charming 1952 homage by Dr. Herman Hailperin:
http://doi.library.cmu.edu/10.1184/pmc/OUT/OUT_1952_037_005_11211952/OUT_1952_037_005_11211952
[or http://tinyurl.com/o35od6h --Mod.]

Good luck!

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Özery, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in Vilna
and Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool;
ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ in Warsaw; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER
in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Rav Sivitz #rabbinic

Debbie Lifshitz
 

I have replied personally to all Jewishgenners who have helped with
suggestions and information. However, I would like to add here that
several of these replies have also led to incredibly interesting
conversations and discussions, to say nothing of treasure troves of
information and that in itself is something to thank you for again!
Shabbat Shalom,
Debbie Lifschitz
PS ... and I now have a publishable copy of a photograph of Rav Sivitz.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Rav Moses S. SIVITZ Pittsburgh #rabbinic

Lisa Grayson <lisa@...>
 

Debbie Lifshitz wrote that she is looking for a publishable
quality photograph of Rabbi Moses S. SIVITZ of Pittsburgh. I do
not have a photo, but if anyone needs to trace Pittsburgh Jewish
roots, be sure to check the marvelous Jewish Newspapers Project at
http://digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu/pjn/search.jsp# .

I did a quick search for Moses SIVITZ, and dozens of articles came up,
including this charming 1952 homage by Dr. Herman Hailperin:
http://doi.library.cmu.edu/10.1184/pmc/OUT/OUT_1952_037_005_11211952/OUT_1952_037_005_11211952
[or http://tinyurl.com/o35od6h --Mod.]

Good luck!

Yours sincerely,
Lisa Grayson
Chicago, Illinois USA

Researching: MARUCHES, FINK, ROSENTHAL in Vilna, Moletai, Grodno,
Sopotskin, Özery, Liverpool; LEVIN in Grodno; HIRSCHBERG in Vilna
and Grodno; GOLDMAN in Danzig/Gdansk; ROSENBLOOM in Liverpool;
ROSEN and ROSENKRANTZ in Warsaw; BARMON in Lipno and Rypin; WEINER
in Berdichev; GOLDBERG in Berdichev and Kiev


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rav Sivitz #rabbinic

Debbie Lifshitz
 

I have replied personally to all Jewishgenners who have helped with
suggestions and information. However, I would like to add here that
several of these replies have also led to incredibly interesting
conversations and discussions, to say nothing of treasure troves of
information and that in itself is something to thank you for again!
Shabbat Shalom,
Debbie Lifschitz
PS ... and I now have a publishable copy of a photograph of Rav Sivitz.


IAJGS Awards Nominations 2014 #latvia

Henry Blumberg
 

Placed on the LatviaSig List Serve on behalf of Harvey Glasner,
the 2014 Awards Committee Chairperson.

Henry Blumberg.

---
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) is now accepting applications for their annual awards.

They include:

1. IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award

2. Outstanding contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet,
Print or Electronic Product

3. Outstanding Publication by an IAJGS member organization

4. Outstanding Programming or Project that Advanced the Objectives of
Jewish Genealogy

All four Awards must be nominated by an IAJGS member organization,
although it is not uncommon for individuals or other organizations to
provide letters supporting the nomination. The deadline for
nominations has been extended to May 15. A full explanation of the
Awards and the nomination process can be found at
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/awards.html.

Note: It is permissible for an individual to put forth a nomination
or for a member to self-nominate.

--
Harvey Glasner
2014 Awards Committee chairperson


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

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

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

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

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

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

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

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

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

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

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

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia IAJGS Awards Nominations 2014 #latvia

Henry Blumberg
 

Placed on the LatviaSig List Serve on behalf of Harvey Glasner,
the 2014 Awards Committee Chairperson.

Henry Blumberg.

---
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS) is now accepting applications for their annual awards.

They include:

1. IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award

2. Outstanding contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet,
Print or Electronic Product

3. Outstanding Publication by an IAJGS member organization

4. Outstanding Programming or Project that Advanced the Objectives of
Jewish Genealogy

All four Awards must be nominated by an IAJGS member organization,
although it is not uncommon for individuals or other organizations to
provide letters supporting the nomination. The deadline for
nominations has been extended to May 15. A full explanation of the
Awards and the nomination process can be found at
http://www.iajgs.org/awards/awards.html.

Note: It is permissible for an individual to put forth a nomination
or for a member to self-nominate.

--
Harvey Glasner
2014 Awards Committee chairperson


Latvia SIG #Latvia Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

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

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

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

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

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

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

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

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

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

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

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Deciphering Raduraksti record #latvia

nk
 

Hello,

I recently joined this SIG group. I found a death record in the
Raduraksti website. I was aware of the translated record on
JewishGen. I think this man was my ggf. There were at least 3 men
with the same name in his shtetl. He was >from Ponidel, Lithuania, and
died in Bauska. I found the handwritten record in both Russian and
Hebrew. When I enlarge the font to read the Hebrew, I lose clarity and
cannot read the writing. I cannot even read the typewritten titles of
the columns.

1) Does anyone have any recommendations on how to obtain a clearer,
legible copy?
2) Is there a Jewish cemetery in Bauska? Are their legible headstones?

This is my ggf's information: His name was Feivish Reuven Zelbovich
the son of Leib. The Raudraksti website lists the name Rubin
Zelbovich, son of Leib. He died November 24, 1897
LVVA Record # M20
FOND 4348
Aprakst [List] 2
Lieta 12
Image 14
Bauska

Thank you for your help.

Michele Zell Kanter

Researching:
GREENBERG - Khomne Brod, Ukraine
KARLIK, LAVINTMAN - Kitay Gorod, Ukraine
ZELBOVICH, ZILBER - Ponidel, Lithuania
KORB, LEVIN - Skopishok, Lithuania


Latvia SIG #Latvia Deciphering Raduraksti record #latvia

nk
 

Hello,

I recently joined this SIG group. I found a death record in the
Raduraksti website. I was aware of the translated record on
JewishGen. I think this man was my ggf. There were at least 3 men
with the same name in his shtetl. He was >from Ponidel, Lithuania, and
died in Bauska. I found the handwritten record in both Russian and
Hebrew. When I enlarge the font to read the Hebrew, I lose clarity and
cannot read the writing. I cannot even read the typewritten titles of
the columns.

1) Does anyone have any recommendations on how to obtain a clearer,
legible copy?
2) Is there a Jewish cemetery in Bauska? Are their legible headstones?

This is my ggf's information: His name was Feivish Reuven Zelbovich
the son of Leib. The Raudraksti website lists the name Rubin
Zelbovich, son of Leib. He died November 24, 1897
LVVA Record # M20
FOND 4348
Aprakst [List] 2
Lieta 12
Image 14
Bauska

Thank you for your help.

Michele Zell Kanter

Researching:
GREENBERG - Khomne Brod, Ukraine
KARLIK, LAVINTMAN - Kitay Gorod, Ukraine
ZELBOVICH, ZILBER - Ponidel, Lithuania
KORB, LEVIN - Skopishok, Lithuania


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #yizkorbooks

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

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

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

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

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

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

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

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

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

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

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

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #yizkorbooks

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

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

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

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

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

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

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

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

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

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

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

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

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

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

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

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

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

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

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

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

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

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

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...


Re: Klyosov's article, Thoughts about Jewish DNA Genealogy #dna

Sam Vass <SVass@...>
 

Population geneticists still use an erroneous mutation rate in their
publications that makes their age computations too long. Several
years ago, Anatole Klyosov and I computed the age of R1b-V88 groups
in the Levant and North Africa with him getting 4k years and me 4.5k
years each using our own methods. His results are within the
commonly accepted error range.

The origin of a single subclade is computed using the least squared
average variance for their common markers. The nodal branch date
estimate between two branches is computed then back >from there. I
use a formula developed by the physicist, Ken Nordtvedt.

Abraham could just as easily have been an R1b as a J. I think
Anatole is just trying to avoid a diversionary argument.

Sam Vass
Kent, Wa, USA

From: sachs@...
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014
Thanks to Jeff Wexler for telling us ....However, I wished he went into
more details (including where he got his samples from) about the
haplogroups other then the R. For example he wrote "The remaining
haplogroups of Jews were acquired later, many in Europe during the time of
the Diaspora. These are primarily haplogroups I1, I2, Q, R2, X, and T and
subclades. European haplogroups of Jews often date back to about 650
years ago or even later; possible reasons for this are given above." and
"the common ancestor of the Kohanim haplogroup J1 lived only 1,050 years
ago." The dates seem much later then what others are estimating for
them.