Date   

Research tip: honorary citizen #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Sometimes, when you are viewing Lithuanian, Latvian or other records, you will
see that there is a column which denotes that someone belongs to a particular
guild or level of guild. In addition, you may find the designation of an
Honorary or Hereditary Honorary Citizen which was a special class between the
nobility and the merchant or other lower classes.

The title Honorary Citizen or freeman ("Pochetnyi grazhdanin" in Russian) was
given to individuals who reached a peak of performance in government service or
did something of merit for the government or its citizens as confirmed by Galina
Baranova of the Vilnius Achives. This class could not be inherited as could the
Hereditary Honorary Citizen. Further, the following site explains who was
eligible for this type of urban status in Latvia which was similar to that in
Lithuania: http://www.roots-saknes.lv/Estates/Urban_Residents.htm.

In the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, there were 33 references to individuals who
were designated as Honorary Citizens or Hereditary Honorary Citizens in various
Jewish communities around the world. There were individuals such as Lewi
Marcus, Schwarin, Germany; Bernard Abramson, St. Petersburg, Russia; Eliezer b.
Moses Bregman, Grodno, Belarus; and Franz Chorin, Szatmar, Hungary.


Apart >from the 1906 listings, another well-known Hereditary Honorary Citizen
was Evzel Ginzburg, who provided provisioning for the Tzar's Army and was the
leader of the St. Petersburg Jewish community. Not only commercial giants were
given the designation, but also artists, musicians, teachers and scientists.
One such was Mark Antokolsky, the sculptor, who was made an Honorary Citizen for
his artistic endeavors. In addition, Antokolsky's father-in-law, Yudl Apatov,
was also given the status of Honorary Citizen as he had the concession or the
lease for the Vilna postal service which was in the pre-train era before 1860
when horses and carriages were utilized.


An early example of someone, who was given the status of an Honorary Citizen, was
Meer, the son of Aron Solts (Soltz), age 48, born 1810, registered in Voronovo,
Lida, Vilna Guberniya, May 21, 1858, Merchant of the 3rd Guild; by resolution dated
May, 1864, entered into the 1st Guild of Vilno; by resolution dated October 18,
1866, raised to rank of Honorary Citizen. This information confirmed a family
"bubbe meise" that the family were "aristocrats" and also revealed that they were
originally >from Voronovo and then went to Vilna.

My additional search into those who gained the title of Honorary Citizen, revealed
a Dr. Mendel Trakhtenberg (1792-1890), who obtained the title of Vilnius Honorary
Citizen. I determined that his daughter Marie-Camille (1839-1904) married an
Adolphe Chercheffski (1836-1916) whose original family name was Shereshevski. So,
Adolphe turned out to be part of the Shereshevski family group that I had collected
info on for many years for the late Amy Levinson. Entirely by accident, it
appeared, that I had found a new branch of the Shereshevski family that I had not
heard of before and who had migrated >from Lithuania to France.

A unique thing researchers can try is to search the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database and use the search perameter of "Any Field" then either "honorary" or
"hereditary". You will then get all of the names of individuals who were given
the status of Honorary or Hereditary Honorary Citizen in the records. You will
also note that sometimes the wives and children are mentioned as being related
to an Honorary Citizen too.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Research tip: honorary citizen #general

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Sometimes, when you are viewing Lithuanian, Latvian or other records, you will
see that there is a column which denotes that someone belongs to a particular
guild or level of guild. In addition, you may find the designation of an
Honorary or Hereditary Honorary Citizen which was a special class between the
nobility and the merchant or other lower classes.

The title Honorary Citizen or freeman ("Pochetnyi grazhdanin" in Russian) was
given to individuals who reached a peak of performance in government service or
did something of merit for the government or its citizens as confirmed by Galina
Baranova of the Vilnius Achives. This class could not be inherited as could the
Hereditary Honorary Citizen. Further, the following site explains who was
eligible for this type of urban status in Latvia which was similar to that in
Lithuania: http://www.roots-saknes.lv/Estates/Urban_Residents.htm.

In the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, there were 33 references to individuals who
were designated as Honorary Citizens or Hereditary Honorary Citizens in various
Jewish communities around the world. There were individuals such as Lewi
Marcus, Schwarin, Germany; Bernard Abramson, St. Petersburg, Russia; Eliezer b.
Moses Bregman, Grodno, Belarus; and Franz Chorin, Szatmar, Hungary.


Apart >from the 1906 listings, another well-known Hereditary Honorary Citizen
was Evzel Ginzburg, who provided provisioning for the Tzar's Army and was the
leader of the St. Petersburg Jewish community. Not only commercial giants were
given the designation, but also artists, musicians, teachers and scientists.
One such was Mark Antokolsky, the sculptor, who was made an Honorary Citizen for
his artistic endeavors. In addition, Antokolsky's father-in-law, Yudl Apatov,
was also given the status of Honorary Citizen as he had the concession or the
lease for the Vilna postal service which was in the pre-train era before 1860
when horses and carriages were utilized.


An early example of someone, who was given the status of an Honorary Citizen, was
Meer, the son of Aron Solts (Soltz), age 48, born 1810, registered in Voronovo,
Lida, Vilna Guberniya, May 21, 1858, Merchant of the 3rd Guild; by resolution dated
May, 1864, entered into the 1st Guild of Vilno; by resolution dated October 18,
1866, raised to rank of Honorary Citizen. This information confirmed a family
"bubbe meise" that the family were "aristocrats" and also revealed that they were
originally >from Voronovo and then went to Vilna.

My additional search into those who gained the title of Honorary Citizen, revealed
a Dr. Mendel Trakhtenberg (1792-1890), who obtained the title of Vilnius Honorary
Citizen. I determined that his daughter Marie-Camille (1839-1904) married an
Adolphe Chercheffski (1836-1916) whose original family name was Shereshevski. So,
Adolphe turned out to be part of the Shereshevski family group that I had collected
info on for many years for the late Amy Levinson. Entirely by accident, it
appeared, that I had found a new branch of the Shereshevski family that I had not
heard of before and who had migrated >from Lithuania to France.

A unique thing researchers can try is to search the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database and use the search perameter of "Any Field" then either "honorary" or
"hereditary". You will then get all of the names of individuals who were given
the status of Honorary or Hereditary Honorary Citizen in the records. You will
also note that sometimes the wives and children are mentioned as being related
to an Honorary Citizen too.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #yizkorbooks

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #yizkorbooks

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #rabbinic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #sephardic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Latvia SIG #Latvia Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #rabbinic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #sephardic

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


"Honorary Citizen" #latvia

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Sometimes, when you are viewing Lithuanian, Latvian or other records, you will
see that there is a column which denotes that someone belongs to a particular
guild or level of guild. In addition, you may find the designation of an
Honorary or Hereditary Honorary Citizen which was a special class between the
nobility and the merchant or other lower classes.

The title Honorary Citizen or freeman ("Pochetnyi grazhdanin" in Russian) was
given to individuals who reached a peak of performance in government service or
did something of merit for the government or its citizens as confirmed by Galina
Baranova of the Vilnius Achives. This class could not be inherited as could the
Hereditary Honorary Citizen. Further, the following site explains who was
eligible for this type of urban status in Latvia which was similar to that in
Lithuania: http://www.roots-saknes.lv/Estates/Urban_Residents.htm.

In the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, there were 33 references to individuals who
were designated as Honorary Citizens or Hereditary Honorary Citizens in various
Jewish communities around the world. There were individuals such as Lewi
Marcus, Schwarin, Germany; Bernard Abramson, St. Petersburg, Russia; Eliezer b.
Moses Bregman, Grodno, Belarus; and Franz Chorin, Szatmar, Hungary.

Apart >from the 1906 listings, another well-known Hereditary Honorary Citizen
was Evzel Ginzburg, who provided provisioning for the Tzar's Army and was the
leader of the St. Petersburg Jewish community. Not only commercial giants were
given the designation, but also artists, musicians, teachers and scientists.
One such was Mark Antokolsky, the sculptor, who was made an Honorary Citizen for
his artistic endeavors. In addition, Antokolsky's father-in-law, Yudl Apatov,
was also given the status of Honorary Citizen as he had the concession or the
lease for the Vilna postal service which was in the pre-train era before 1860
when horses and carriages were utilized.

An early example of someone, who was given the status of an Honorary
Citizen, was Meer, the son of Aron Solts (Soltz), age 48, born 1810, registered
in Voronovo, Lida, Vilna Guberniya, May 21, 1858, Merchant of the 3rd Guild; by
resolution dated May, 1864, entered into the 1st Guild of Vilno; by resolution
dated October 18, 1866, raised to rank of Honorary Citizen. This information
confirmed a family "bubbe meise" that the family were "aristocrats" and also
revealed that they were originally >from Voronovo and then went to Vilna.

My additional search into those who gained the title of Honorary Citizen,
revealed a Dr. Mendel Trakhtenberg (1792-1890), who obtained the title of
Vilnius Honorary Citizen. I determined that his daughter Marie-Camille
(1839-1904) married an Adolphe Chercheffski (1836-1916) whose original family
name was Shereshevski. So, Adolphe turned out to be part of the Shereshevski
family group that I had collected info on for many years for the late Amy
Levinson. Entirely by accident, it appeared, that I had found a new branch of
the Shereshevski family that I had not heard of before and who had migrated >from
Lithuania to France.

A unique thing researchers can try is to search the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database and use the search perameter of "Any Field" then either "honorary" or
"hereditary". You will then get all of the names of individuals who were given
the status of Honorary or Hereditary Honorary Citizen in the records. You will
also note that sometimes the wives and children are mentioned as being related
to an Honorary Citizen too.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Latvia SIG #Latvia "Honorary Citizen" #latvia

Ann Rabinowitz
 

Sometimes, when you are viewing Lithuanian, Latvian or other records, you will
see that there is a column which denotes that someone belongs to a particular
guild or level of guild. In addition, you may find the designation of an
Honorary or Hereditary Honorary Citizen which was a special class between the
nobility and the merchant or other lower classes.

The title Honorary Citizen or freeman ("Pochetnyi grazhdanin" in Russian) was
given to individuals who reached a peak of performance in government service or
did something of merit for the government or its citizens as confirmed by Galina
Baranova of the Vilnius Achives. This class could not be inherited as could the
Hereditary Honorary Citizen. Further, the following site explains who was
eligible for this type of urban status in Latvia which was similar to that in
Lithuania: http://www.roots-saknes.lv/Estates/Urban_Residents.htm.

In the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, there were 33 references to individuals who
were designated as Honorary Citizens or Hereditary Honorary Citizens in various
Jewish communities around the world. There were individuals such as Lewi
Marcus, Schwarin, Germany; Bernard Abramson, St. Petersburg, Russia; Eliezer b.
Moses Bregman, Grodno, Belarus; and Franz Chorin, Szatmar, Hungary.

Apart >from the 1906 listings, another well-known Hereditary Honorary Citizen
was Evzel Ginzburg, who provided provisioning for the Tzar's Army and was the
leader of the St. Petersburg Jewish community. Not only commercial giants were
given the designation, but also artists, musicians, teachers and scientists.
One such was Mark Antokolsky, the sculptor, who was made an Honorary Citizen for
his artistic endeavors. In addition, Antokolsky's father-in-law, Yudl Apatov,
was also given the status of Honorary Citizen as he had the concession or the
lease for the Vilna postal service which was in the pre-train era before 1860
when horses and carriages were utilized.

An early example of someone, who was given the status of an Honorary
Citizen, was Meer, the son of Aron Solts (Soltz), age 48, born 1810, registered
in Voronovo, Lida, Vilna Guberniya, May 21, 1858, Merchant of the 3rd Guild; by
resolution dated May, 1864, entered into the 1st Guild of Vilno; by resolution
dated October 18, 1866, raised to rank of Honorary Citizen. This information
confirmed a family "bubbe meise" that the family were "aristocrats" and also
revealed that they were originally >from Voronovo and then went to Vilna.

My additional search into those who gained the title of Honorary Citizen,
revealed a Dr. Mendel Trakhtenberg (1792-1890), who obtained the title of
Vilnius Honorary Citizen. I determined that his daughter Marie-Camille
(1839-1904) married an Adolphe Chercheffski (1836-1916) whose original family
name was Shereshevski. So, Adolphe turned out to be part of the Shereshevski
family group that I had collected info on for many years for the late Amy
Levinson. Entirely by accident, it appeared, that I had found a new branch of
the Shereshevski family that I had not heard of before and who had migrated >from
Lithuania to France.

A unique thing researchers can try is to search the LitvakSIG All Lithuania
Database and use the search perameter of "Any Field" then either "honorary" or
"hereditary". You will then get all of the names of individuals who were given
the status of Honorary or Hereditary Honorary Citizen in the records. You will
also note that sometimes the wives and children are mentioned as being related
to an Honorary Citizen too.

Ann Rabinowitz
annrab@bellsouth.net


Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #dna

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


DNA Research #DNA Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #dna

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #yiddish

bounce-2538886-772983@...
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #yiddish

bounce-2538886-772983@...
 

Shalom,

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects. Not
bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/yizkor/ A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/YB_History.html Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

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

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szolnok/Szolnok.html

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ternovka/Ternovka.html

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski1/Tomaszow-Lubelski1.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia
in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh049.html

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in
the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh261.html

- Stankau, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh599.html

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh584.html

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

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

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

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

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mir/mir.html

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Mogielnica/Mogielnica.html

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opatow/opatow.html

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow_lubelski/ostrow_lubelski.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Szekesfehervar/Szekesfehervar.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books that are
being translated by professional translators and would welcome your
financial support. A list of these projects can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


IAJGS Conference in Boston! #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

As the new year begins we wish you all a happy, healthy and
genealogically successful 2013!

However,as is usually the case with the beginning of the new year we
also have to take the beginning steps towards the 2013 IAJGS Conference.
Many of the plans for the SIGs must be sent in before the end of January,
even though we know that most of you are hardly ready to commit to attend!

We are now at 723 members. Surely some of you can begin to think about
plans for Boston, to help us to plan better, for this coming summer.
We need your input and assistance! We would like at least an estimate
of those of you who might plan to attend, who would like a FrenchSIg
Luncheon, or FrenchSIG meeting.

We are hoping to sponsor the Director of the Holocaust Museum in
Mechelen (Malines), Belgium. Here is some of the information about this
museum, which opened in a new building this last November.

They hold:
"> documents of the 25,000 Jews deported >from Belgium to Auschwitz.

> Belgium by edict since 1830 does not list the ethnicity nor
> religion of their citizens--they did not know which of their
> citizens were Jewish. However, 90% of the Jews deported from
> Belgium were "foreigners" -who fled to Belgium starting in the
> 1930's >from various countries. Of the 56,000 people the Nazi's had
> registered as "Jews" most had to file a "foreign police " report
> and in the 3 million files they were able to trace back the 25,000
> deported Jews. Forty percent of the 25,000 Jews were originally
> >from Poland and then there many >from Germany, Hungary and other
> countries,

> > The museum has documents such as their original country of issue
> passports, Nazi deportation lists, 17 anti-Jewish laws that were
> posted so no one could say they didn't know, photographs,
> important biographical information such as country of origin,
> occupation, birth dates, to when they fled to Belgium,
> Nazi-required municipality lists of registered Jews, letters from
> collaborators telling the Nazis which Belgians were hiding Jews,
> information on the 3,500 children that were taken to be hidden by
> the resistance, transport lists and much more. These records are
> digitized but are not on the Internet, nor will they be placed on
> the Internet to protect the living, The Museum's second phase is
> to digitze the " persecuted -hidden Jews. As this is a totally
> private not governmental museum--they rely on private donations to
> pay the staff of three--therefore, this next phase may take 5
> years to complete.
> > They were able to acquire the Nazi documents as the Nazi's left
> them behind when they fled after the Allies landed in
> Normandy-they liberated Belgium four days later."
>
> If you wish to inquire if the records hold something of interest
> on your family--remember most of the deported Jews came >from other
> European countries--so this holds a potential genealogical treasure trove.


Therefore we hope this will be a speaker of interest to many who are
researching family >from places far beyond the borders of Belgium.
We would need a good-sized turnout for either a Luncheon or SIG
meeting at which Director Adriaens would give a second talk !
A minimum of 25 for a luncheon is required. He must give two talks
in order for the Boston JGS to cover part of his expenses.
At present we have possibly enough to coverhis airfare only.

So that is our problem - and we would very much wish to hear back >from
as many of youas possible, in order to request approval to bring him
to Boston.

We look forward to your replies!

Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
Co-Coordinators
FrenchSIG


French SIG #France IAJGS Conference in Boston! #france

Rosanne Leeson
 

As the new year begins we wish you all a happy, healthy and
genealogically successful 2013!

However,as is usually the case with the beginning of the new year we
also have to take the beginning steps towards the 2013 IAJGS Conference.
Many of the plans for the SIGs must be sent in before the end of January,
even though we know that most of you are hardly ready to commit to attend!

We are now at 723 members. Surely some of you can begin to think about
plans for Boston, to help us to plan better, for this coming summer.
We need your input and assistance! We would like at least an estimate
of those of you who might plan to attend, who would like a FrenchSIg
Luncheon, or FrenchSIG meeting.

We are hoping to sponsor the Director of the Holocaust Museum in
Mechelen (Malines), Belgium. Here is some of the information about this
museum, which opened in a new building this last November.

They hold:
"> documents of the 25,000 Jews deported >from Belgium to Auschwitz.

> Belgium by edict since 1830 does not list the ethnicity nor
> religion of their citizens--they did not know which of their
> citizens were Jewish. However, 90% of the Jews deported from
> Belgium were "foreigners" -who fled to Belgium starting in the
> 1930's >from various countries. Of the 56,000 people the Nazi's had
> registered as "Jews" most had to file a "foreign police " report
> and in the 3 million files they were able to trace back the 25,000
> deported Jews. Forty percent of the 25,000 Jews were originally
> >from Poland and then there many >from Germany, Hungary and other
> countries,

> > The museum has documents such as their original country of issue
> passports, Nazi deportation lists, 17 anti-Jewish laws that were
> posted so no one could say they didn't know, photographs,
> important biographical information such as country of origin,
> occupation, birth dates, to when they fled to Belgium,
> Nazi-required municipality lists of registered Jews, letters from
> collaborators telling the Nazis which Belgians were hiding Jews,
> information on the 3,500 children that were taken to be hidden by
> the resistance, transport lists and much more. These records are
> digitized but are not on the Internet, nor will they be placed on
> the Internet to protect the living, The Museum's second phase is
> to digitze the " persecuted -hidden Jews. As this is a totally
> private not governmental museum--they rely on private donations to
> pay the staff of three--therefore, this next phase may take 5
> years to complete.
> > They were able to acquire the Nazi documents as the Nazi's left
> them behind when they fled after the Allies landed in
> Normandy-they liberated Belgium four days later."
>
> If you wish to inquire if the records hold something of interest
> on your family--remember most of the deported Jews came >from other
> European countries--so this holds a potential genealogical treasure trove.


Therefore we hope this will be a speaker of interest to many who are
researching family >from places far beyond the borders of Belgium.
We would need a good-sized turnout for either a Luncheon or SIG
meeting at which Director Adriaens would give a second talk !
A minimum of 25 for a luncheon is required. He must give two talks
in order for the Boston JGS to cover part of his expenses.
At present we have possibly enough to coverhis airfare only.

So that is our problem - and we would very much wish to hear back >from
as many of youas possible, in order to request approval to bring him
to Boston.

We look forward to your replies!

Rosanne Leeson
Pierre Hahn
Co-Coordinators
FrenchSIG

141721 - 141740 of 654950