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Re: Photos of graves - I have photos from Graves in Brueel, Krakow a. S., and Roebel #germany

Juergen_Gramenz <juergen@...>
 

Hello Bert, hello GerSigers,

Additionally to Bert's suggestion I can offer photographs of the
gravestones of the Jewish cemeteries of Bruel, Krakow am See and Roebel
in Mecklenburg I've taken this summer (and the buildings of the former
Synagogues of Crivitz and Krakow am See).

These are the family names on the gravestones:

Brüel (Brueel):
LADEWIG, LICHENHEIM, HEYNSSEN, JOEL, LOEWENHELM, HERZFELD

Krakow am See:
SALOMON, WOLFSON, ARONS, GALITZIEN, DRAGENHEIM, ROSENBERG, FELDMANN,
SUSSMANN, EHRENBERG, RADEMACHER, NATHAN, MARCUS, GOLDSTEIN, LILIENTHAL,
BLUMENTHAL, BURGHEIM

Röbel (Roebel): Benjamin ENGEL (just one)

If you recognize some of these families and are interested in a
photograph, I would be glad to help. Just email me. I have not had the time
to upload my data to JOWBR yet.

If someone has got a connection to the Jewish families LADEWIG and
LEVISSOHN >from Crivitz, Brueel, Schwerin, Grevesmuehlen, Rehna (all
Schwerin-Mecklenburg area; later Hamburg, Berlin, Buenos Aires,
Sheffield and the US) and we were not already in contact before I would
be very happy about a message. I'm currently writing a book about the
LADEWIG family and there are still some loose ends. So any additional
help would be very much appreciated.

Best regards. Juergen Gramenz, Halle, Germany uergen@...


German SIG #Germany Re: Photos of graves - I have photos from Graves in Brueel, Krakow a. S., and Roebel #germany

Juergen_Gramenz <juergen@...>
 

Hello Bert, hello GerSigers,

Additionally to Bert's suggestion I can offer photographs of the
gravestones of the Jewish cemeteries of Bruel, Krakow am See and Roebel
in Mecklenburg I've taken this summer (and the buildings of the former
Synagogues of Crivitz and Krakow am See).

These are the family names on the gravestones:

Brüel (Brueel):
LADEWIG, LICHENHEIM, HEYNSSEN, JOEL, LOEWENHELM, HERZFELD

Krakow am See:
SALOMON, WOLFSON, ARONS, GALITZIEN, DRAGENHEIM, ROSENBERG, FELDMANN,
SUSSMANN, EHRENBERG, RADEMACHER, NATHAN, MARCUS, GOLDSTEIN, LILIENTHAL,
BLUMENTHAL, BURGHEIM

Röbel (Roebel): Benjamin ENGEL (just one)

If you recognize some of these families and are interested in a
photograph, I would be glad to help. Just email me. I have not had the time
to upload my data to JOWBR yet.

If someone has got a connection to the Jewish families LADEWIG and
LEVISSOHN >from Crivitz, Brueel, Schwerin, Grevesmuehlen, Rehna (all
Schwerin-Mecklenburg area; later Hamburg, Berlin, Buenos Aires,
Sheffield and the US) and we were not already in contact before I would
be very happy about a message. I'm currently writing a book about the
LADEWIG family and there are still some loose ends. So any additional
help would be very much appreciated.

Best regards. Juergen Gramenz, Halle, Germany uergen@...


Re: O.S.D. Mark Lazarus Lodge No.33, London #general

Susan&David
 

In the US there was a fraternal organization called Order of Sons of Benjamin.
O.S.B. I'm guessing that O.S.D. is something similar, maybe Order of Sons of
David.

David Rosen
Boston MA

Roy Star wrote:

At the foot of the headstone, the inscription is O.S.D. Mark Lazarus Lodge No.33


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: O.S.D. Mark Lazarus Lodge No.33, London #general

Susan&David
 

In the US there was a fraternal organization called Order of Sons of Benjamin.
O.S.B. I'm guessing that O.S.D. is something similar, maybe Order of Sons of
David.

David Rosen
Boston MA

Roy Star wrote:

At the foot of the headstone, the inscription is O.S.D. Mark Lazarus Lodge No.33


Re: NYC Divorce Record 1900-1905 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Jerry Schneider asked:
Does anyone have any experience with researching and obtaining Divorce Decrees in
New York City? For what years are records available?

A sticky subject, as each state has different protective laws. Often they are
sealed by the court, like adoptions, or available to immediate parties only.

Manhattan divorce cases are filed in the Division of Old Records at the NY County
Clerk's Office 31 chambers st. First stop is the alphabetical card index (which
must be searched on-site); it contains cases brought in New York State Supreme
Court and Court of Chancery through 1940. The privacy restrictions are 100 years,
but apparently this case avoids that barrier. I would suggest you engage a fellow
genner or private genealogist to research the case.

Personally I have had success getting the divorce records in New York City because
after 1908 the license for the second marriage requires a copy; these licenses are
not searchable by mail, only in person at the Municipal Archives at 31 Chambers St.
(rear cabinets).

Maybe you should consider the New York Genealogy class which begins August 10 (see
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/).

happy hunting!
Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education: www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: www.KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NYC Divorce Record 1900-1905 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Jerry Schneider asked:
Does anyone have any experience with researching and obtaining Divorce Decrees in
New York City? For what years are records available?

A sticky subject, as each state has different protective laws. Often they are
sealed by the court, like adoptions, or available to immediate parties only.

Manhattan divorce cases are filed in the Division of Old Records at the NY County
Clerk's Office 31 chambers st. First stop is the alphabetical card index (which
must be searched on-site); it contains cases brought in New York State Supreme
Court and Court of Chancery through 1940. The privacy restrictions are 100 years,
but apparently this case avoids that barrier. I would suggest you engage a fellow
genner or private genealogist to research the case.

Personally I have had success getting the divorce records in New York City because
after 1908 the license for the second marriage requires a copy; these licenses are
not searchable by mail, only in person at the Municipal Archives at 31 Chambers St.
(rear cabinets).

Maybe you should consider the New York Genealogy class which begins August 10 (see
http://www.jewishgen.org/education/).

happy hunting!
Phyllis Kramer
VP, Education: www.JewishGen.org/education
family web site: www.KehilaLinks.JewishGen.org/Krosno/Kramer.htm


Re: O.S.D. Mark Lazarus Lodge No.33, London #general

Snillop47@...
 

roystar20@... writes:
At the foot of the headstone, the inscription is O.S.D. Mark Lazarus Lodge No.33.
This is on the headstone of Max GOLD (1862-1919) in Edmonton, London.He originally
came >from Vienna,Austria. Is it possibly a reference to him being a Freemason? If
it is, can anyone shed light on whether it is practice to put this on the
headstone? Where is this Lodge? If it isn't, can anyone shed light on the
reference, and what does O.S.D. stand for?

I imagine that OSD stood for Order of the Shield of David. This was a Jewish
Friendly Society and its branches, like those of other such Friendly Societies,
were called Lodges and were also often named after a person of eminence or who was
associated with the Society. The documents of the OSD are at the London
Metropolitan Archives.

Harold Pollins
Oxford


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: O.S.D. Mark Lazarus Lodge No.33, London #general

Snillop47@...
 

roystar20@... writes:
At the foot of the headstone, the inscription is O.S.D. Mark Lazarus Lodge No.33.
This is on the headstone of Max GOLD (1862-1919) in Edmonton, London.He originally
came >from Vienna,Austria. Is it possibly a reference to him being a Freemason? If
it is, can anyone shed light on whether it is practice to put this on the
headstone? Where is this Lodge? If it isn't, can anyone shed light on the
reference, and what does O.S.D. stand for?

I imagine that OSD stood for Order of the Shield of David. This was a Jewish
Friendly Society and its branches, like those of other such Friendly Societies,
were called Lodges and were also often named after a person of eminence or who was
associated with the Society. The documents of the OSD are at the London
Metropolitan Archives.

Harold Pollins
Oxford


Re: when and why is someone mentioned as a stowaways in the manifests at ellis Island? #general

Susan&David
 

A person is a stowaway if he didn't pay for passage. Some stowaways were allowed
to work off their passage during the voyage, assuming they were found out early
enough.

With all the comings and goings of delivery persons, clean-up crews, maintenance
men, etc. there were many opportunities for someone to come on board a day or so
ahead of sailing and hide out for a while.

On the website of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, immigrantships.net you
can search the term Stowaway and see many examples. Not all stowaways were
denied admittance. Search immigrantships.net for the ship Porteus.

David Rosen
Bostonl, MA

Gershon Lehrer wrote:
... These stowaways were found on board at 4 p.m. March 24, 1921 the day after
arrival in New York I am really curious to know if there is a list of reasons why
and when some one would be considered a stowaway and also how s/he could board
the ship? Where they deported back to the old country or were they allowed
admittance to the Us just like every other passenger who had to go through the
regular process before being admitted to the US?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: when and why is someone mentioned as a stowaways in the manifests at ellis Island? #general

Susan&David
 

A person is a stowaway if he didn't pay for passage. Some stowaways were allowed
to work off their passage during the voyage, assuming they were found out early
enough.

With all the comings and goings of delivery persons, clean-up crews, maintenance
men, etc. there were many opportunities for someone to come on board a day or so
ahead of sailing and hide out for a while.

On the website of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, immigrantships.net you
can search the term Stowaway and see many examples. Not all stowaways were
denied admittance. Search immigrantships.net for the ship Porteus.

David Rosen
Bostonl, MA

Gershon Lehrer wrote:
... These stowaways were found on board at 4 p.m. March 24, 1921 the day after
arrival in New York I am really curious to know if there is a list of reasons why
and when some one would be considered a stowaway and also how s/he could board
the ship? Where they deported back to the old country or were they allowed
admittance to the Us just like every other passenger who had to go through the
regular process before being admitted to the US?


Louis KRAMER; BIALOGURSKY-to-LEVINSKY; and YISHAIYA #general

Ricki Zunk
 

To all of you very kind and generous folk to responded to my emails last week, I
tried to send an individual "Thank You" to each and every one of you, but sometimes
I miss, and that's just not right. So, I'm posting to the group to say Thank you
to all who sent responses and tried to help me out. I got some really interesting
and helpful stuff. Copies of my mgf's WW1 and WW2 draft registration cards, a
lesson in linguistics, and enough information to confuse me even more about my
mgf's Hebrew name vs. his birth name vs. his "adopted" name. It's enough mystery
to keep me going a while longer.

To all of you, thank you very much. I truly appreciate your consideration and
willingness to help.

(Mrs.) Ricki Randall Zunk


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Louis KRAMER; BIALOGURSKY-to-LEVINSKY; and YISHAIYA #general

Ricki Zunk
 

To all of you very kind and generous folk to responded to my emails last week, I
tried to send an individual "Thank You" to each and every one of you, but sometimes
I miss, and that's just not right. So, I'm posting to the group to say Thank you
to all who sent responses and tried to help me out. I got some really interesting
and helpful stuff. Copies of my mgf's WW1 and WW2 draft registration cards, a
lesson in linguistics, and enough information to confuse me even more about my
mgf's Hebrew name vs. his birth name vs. his "adopted" name. It's enough mystery
to keep me going a while longer.

To all of you, thank you very much. I truly appreciate your consideration and
willingness to help.

(Mrs.) Ricki Randall Zunk


Istvan GANSLER Baptism and Marriage LOOKUP for parents in any County near Gyor, Hungary in 1884 #hungary

czsadie@...
 

Hello Friends,

My GGGRandparents Erzse VARGA and Jozsef GANSLER had 3 children Baptized in mid 1880's in Gyarmat, Gyor County, Hungary.  I am trying to locate their Marriage records (they are not in Gyor, Hunmgary Catholic Records) prior to 1884. 

Also, I have found Baptisms in the Hungary Catholic records for 3 of the siblings to Istvan Gansler in Gyor, Hungary beginning in 1886 with my GGGrandfather Jozsef GANSLER,then Janos  GANSLER IN 1888, and finally Mari  GANSLER IN 1893.

Now if there is anyone that knows the counties of Sopron, Tolna, and Verszprem and could help me by seeing if the GANSLER Name is in any indexes(marriage  or Baptism or anything you may find), I would be so grateful.  

Thank you in advance if anyone can help me.

Cindy Gonsler Zofchak
czsadie@...

Moderator: Although Cindy's message does not indicate whether she has found evidence that her family was
Jewish, this message is being posted based on the assumption that she has some information to that effect.
Please contact Cindy off-list if you can help.


Hungary SIG #Hungary Istvan GANSLER Baptism and Marriage LOOKUP for parents in any County near Gyor, Hungary in 1884 #hungary

czsadie@...
 

Hello Friends,

My GGGRandparents Erzse VARGA and Jozsef GANSLER had 3 children Baptized in mid 1880's in Gyarmat, Gyor County, Hungary.  I am trying to locate their Marriage records (they are not in Gyor, Hunmgary Catholic Records) prior to 1884. 

Also, I have found Baptisms in the Hungary Catholic records for 3 of the siblings to Istvan Gansler in Gyor, Hungary beginning in 1886 with my GGGrandfather Jozsef GANSLER,then Janos  GANSLER IN 1888, and finally Mari  GANSLER IN 1893.

Now if there is anyone that knows the counties of Sopron, Tolna, and Verszprem and could help me by seeing if the GANSLER Name is in any indexes(marriage  or Baptism or anything you may find), I would be so grateful.  

Thank you in advance if anyone can help me.

Cindy Gonsler Zofchak
czsadie@...

Moderator: Although Cindy's message does not indicate whether she has found evidence that her family was
Jewish, this message is being posted based on the assumption that she has some information to that effect.
Please contact Cindy off-list if you can help.


viewmate translations request- yiddish/judaeo-german #hungary

davidarik1967@...
 

I've posted a postcard and a letter in Yiddish or Judeo-German which originated in Mukacevo for which =
I need a loose translations. They are on ViewMate at the following =
addresses ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM23758
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM23763

It would be especially helpful if, for the postcard, someone can make =
out the signature and tell me if it might be "Eli Heshl" or maybe "Alte =
Shera".

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

David Ari Klein


Hungary SIG #Hungary viewmate translations request- yiddish/judaeo-german #hungary

davidarik1967@...
 

I've posted a postcard and a letter in Yiddish or Judeo-German which originated in Mukacevo for which =
I need a loose translations. They are on ViewMate at the following =
addresses ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM23758
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM23763

It would be especially helpful if, for the postcard, someone can make =
out the signature and tell me if it might be "Eli Heshl" or maybe "Alte =
Shera".

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.
Thank you very much.

David Ari Klein


Else GRUN nee LINDNER #galicia

Roy Star
 

I have a relative by the name of Else GRUN nee LINDNER (1888-1943) >from
Poland, buried in East Ham, London. Her maiden name is also given on the
headstone, but no details of husband, children or father as there is no
Hebrew inscription.

This lady was known to my late father. His Grandmother's family were
GRUN so I must assume this lady was married to a brother of my Great
Grandmother. (Not known if married in Poland or UK). The brothers' names
cannot be found in Polish or UK searches.

I cannot trace how we are related. She does not feature in any Census',
either married or maiden name. I cannot find her on any passenger lists
or marriage or naturalisation papers. She seems to be totally 'off radar'.

Has anybody any suggestions for searches that I may have missed?

Roy Star


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Else GRUN nee LINDNER #galicia

Roy Star
 

I have a relative by the name of Else GRUN nee LINDNER (1888-1943) >from
Poland, buried in East Ham, London. Her maiden name is also given on the
headstone, but no details of husband, children or father as there is no
Hebrew inscription.

This lady was known to my late father. His Grandmother's family were
GRUN so I must assume this lady was married to a brother of my Great
Grandmother. (Not known if married in Poland or UK). The brothers' names
cannot be found in Polish or UK searches.

I cannot trace how we are related. She does not feature in any Census',
either married or maiden name. I cannot find her on any passenger lists
or marriage or naturalisation papers. She seems to be totally 'off radar'.

Has anybody any suggestions for searches that I may have missed?

Roy Star


Yizkor Book Project, July 2012 #ciechanow #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I would like to hope that those of you who attended the IAJGS International
Conference returned home with their genealogy "tank" refilled and eager to
become involved in one of the JewishGen projects - for instance, let's say
the Yizkor Book Project <g> I'm quite sure that those of you who attended
the Yizkor Book Birds of a Feather meeting under the leadership of Jan
Meisels Allen are particularly inspired by her to become involved in our
project. Anyway, if you were or weren't at the conference and would like to
take some part in the Yizkor Book Project in some fashion - translating,
transliterating, coordinating, editing or... I would certainly like hear
from you and discuss what part of the project calls out to you.
Once again, I am pleased to let you know that a further book is now
completely online - "Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny"
that was written by Robin O'Neil, who researches the Holocaust with insights
and skills he acquired in his years as police major crimes investigator at
Scotland Yard. Robin has generously donated a number of his manuscripts and
for those who are yet to be familiar with this unique research, I'm sure you
will find them a real eye-opener.

We are very fortunate to have a long-standing arrangement with Yad Vashem,
Jerusalem, which enables us to receive Excel files of necrologies extracted
from a wide range of Yizkor books. On our side, a team of conscientious
volunteers transliterate these lists into English and allow us to make them
available to the general public. This month, in particular, we've added in a
number of necrologies which come >from books that are not widely available
and are particularly important for researchers and, at the same time, allow
us to immortalize the names of our people who met their death during the
Holocaust. Later on, yet another team of conscientious volunteers led by Max
Heffler, convert these lists into a format which can be uploaded to our
necrology database and the help of all these volunteers is very much
appreciated and allow us this wide range of research options.

Now to facts and figures - as far as the July figures go, during this last
month we have added these 5 new projects:

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

- Regierungsbezirk Schwaben (region), Germany (The ordeal of the Jews in
Swabia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/schwaben/schwaben.html

- Satoraljaujhely, Hungary (Vanished Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Satoraljaujhely/Satoraljaujhely.html

- Secovce, Slovakia (The History of the Jewish community in Secovce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/secovce/secovce.html

- Skala Podolskaya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Skala)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/skala/skala.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cepeleuti, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00394a.html

- Lyublino, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00361.html

- Telice, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh113.html

- Tuchola, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume VI)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol6_00071.html

We have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bedzin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bedzin/Bedzin.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Rawska/Biala_Rawska.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

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

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

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

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

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

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

- Jaroslaw, Poland (Jaroslaw Book: a Memorial to Our Town)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jaroslaw/Jaroslaw.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Korets/Korets.html

- Krivichi, Belarus (Kryvitsh Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krzywicze/Krzywicze.html

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

- Molchadz, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

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

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

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

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

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

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

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


#Ciechanow #Poland Yizkor Book Project, July 2012 #ciechanow #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I would like to hope that those of you who attended the IAJGS International
Conference returned home with their genealogy "tank" refilled and eager to
become involved in one of the JewishGen projects - for instance, let's say
the Yizkor Book Project <g> I'm quite sure that those of you who attended
the Yizkor Book Birds of a Feather meeting under the leadership of Jan
Meisels Allen are particularly inspired by her to become involved in our
project. Anyway, if you were or weren't at the conference and would like to
take some part in the Yizkor Book Project in some fashion - translating,
transliterating, coordinating, editing or... I would certainly like hear
from you and discuss what part of the project calls out to you.
Once again, I am pleased to let you know that a further book is now
completely online - "Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny"
that was written by Robin O'Neil, who researches the Holocaust with insights
and skills he acquired in his years as police major crimes investigator at
Scotland Yard. Robin has generously donated a number of his manuscripts and
for those who are yet to be familiar with this unique research, I'm sure you
will find them a real eye-opener.

We are very fortunate to have a long-standing arrangement with Yad Vashem,
Jerusalem, which enables us to receive Excel files of necrologies extracted
from a wide range of Yizkor books. On our side, a team of conscientious
volunteers transliterate these lists into English and allow us to make them
available to the general public. This month, in particular, we've added in a
number of necrologies which come >from books that are not widely available
and are particularly important for researchers and, at the same time, allow
us to immortalize the names of our people who met their death during the
Holocaust. Later on, yet another team of conscientious volunteers led by Max
Heffler, convert these lists into a format which can be uploaded to our
necrology database and the help of all these volunteers is very much
appreciated and allow us this wide range of research options.

Now to facts and figures - as far as the July figures go, during this last
month we have added these 5 new projects:

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

- Regierungsbezirk Schwaben (region), Germany (The ordeal of the Jews in
Swabia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/schwaben/schwaben.html

- Satoraljaujhely, Hungary (Vanished Communities in Hungary)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Satoraljaujhely/Satoraljaujhely.html

- Secovce, Slovakia (The History of the Jewish community in Secovce)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/secovce/secovce.html

- Skala Podolskaya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Skala)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/skala/skala.html

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cepeleuti, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00394a.html

- Lyublino, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00361.html

- Telice, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh113.html

- Tuchola, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume VI)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol6_00071.html

We have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bedzin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bedzin/Bedzin.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Biala_Rawska/Biala_Rawska.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

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

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

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

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

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

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

- Jaroslaw, Poland (Jaroslaw Book: a Memorial to Our Town)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jaroslaw/Jaroslaw.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Korets/Korets.html

- Krivichi, Belarus (Kryvitsh Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krzywicze/Krzywicze.html

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

- Molchadz, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

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

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

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

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

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

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

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager