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Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks KehilaLinks Project Report for November 2011 #YizkorBooks

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks
We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting
memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a
valuable resource for future generations of their descendants.

Blazowa (Blazev, Blazhova) (G)
Created by Susana Leistner Bloch
Webmaster: Neil Emmer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/Blazowa/blazowa1.htm
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Brownsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Created by Marshal Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Brownsville/
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Kanczuga (Kantchika) (G)
Created by Susana Leistner Bloch
Webmaster: Neil Emmer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/kanczuga/kanczuga1.html
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Luoke (Luknik), Lithuania
Created by Joel Fetter
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/luoke/
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Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA
Created by Marshal Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Monessen/
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Orla, Poland
Created by Eli Rabinowitz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/orla/Home.html
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA
Created by Marshal Katz
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Uniontown/
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Wampierzow (Vampierzuv) (G)
Created by Susana Leistner Bloch
Webmaster: Neil Emmer
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/Radomysl%20wielki/wampierzow1.html

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KehilaLinks webpages recently updated:

Nepolokivtsi (Grigore Gika Vode)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Nepolakivtsi/

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Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer
able to maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck on their
future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Borisov, Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
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Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm

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If you wish to follow their example and create a KehilaLinks webpage
or adopt an existing "orphaned" webpage please contact us at:
< bloch@...>.

Need technical help creating a webpage?: We have a team of dedicated
volunteers who will help you create a webpage. Please contact us if
you would like help in creating a KehilaLinks webpage.

~~~~~

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yizkor Book Project, November 2011 #YizkorBooks

Lance Ackerfeld
 

Shalom,

The activity during November was characterized by the addition of a large
number of new entries. As you'll see by the alphabetically ordered names of
the communities, we are rapidly approaching the last communities appearing
in the "Pinkas Lita" [Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book,
and this month's list adds to the very long list of communities that this
book contains. It is so incomprehensible that the Lithuanian communities
appearing in this list were all decimated during the Holocaust and, of
course, Lithuania is "only" a part of the whole enormous Jewish tragedy.
I see the placing the translations of these communities online as one the
major aims of the Yizkor Book Project in its endeavor to ensure that the
memories of these communities and the people that lived in them are not
forgotten.

As far as existing projects go, I am pleased to report that during November,
the online translation of three books was completed, and we now have no less
than 75 projects online which are the entire translations of the original
Yizkor books. As such, I would like to send out my deep appreciation to the
coordinators and translators of these completed projects which are:

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community),
which is coordinated and translated by Ann Belinsky and Harvey Spitzer.
- Skuodas, Lithuania (Testimony on the murder of the Jews of Shkud,
Lithuania), which is coordinated by Rachel Mines and was initiated by
Aviva Tirosh.
- Svir, Belarus (Our Townlet Swir), which is coordinated by Lee Harrison.

I would also like to note the addition of a new Translation Fund added in
this month for the Stowbtsy, Belarus Yizkor Book, and am looking forward
to seeing this project take shape. Note that a very positive way of helping
to see translations placed online is by supporting this project or one of
the many Translation Funds which have been set up to bring about the
professional translation of the Yizkor books. If you feel able to support
this effort, please go to the Yizkor Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

As always, we are always looking for volunteers to take on various tasks
within the Yizkor Book Project so that we can continue and expand on the
work done so far. So, if you have some time and would like to help out in
our continuously growing project, I would very much like to hear >from you.

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_podlaska/biala_podlaska.html

- Holovanivs'k, Ukraine (In the Time of the Revolution)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Golovanevsk/Golovanevsk.html

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

- Rivne, Ukraine (Memorial book for the Jews of Rovno)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno1/rovno1.html

Added in 60 new entries:

- Huncovce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo161.html

- Kolovec, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh274.html

- Podolinec, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo429.html

- Raiterade, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00640a.html

- Rakishetzik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653.html

- Ranishk, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00641.html

- Raskovcizna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00647.html

- Ribukai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00636.html

- Rokenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653a.html

- Romanova, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00633a.html

- Rozalimas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00632.html

- Rudnia, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00632b.html

- Rusne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00636b.html

- Sateikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00343i.html

- Serpitz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00447h.html

- Siesikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00437.html

- Simnas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00424.html

- Skaistgirys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00441b.html

- Stakiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00420.html

- Stasiunai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00420b.html

- Strevininkai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00421.html

- Surdegis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00417d.html

- Talun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00305.html

- Tartupis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00317b.html

- Taujenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00297.html

- Tauragnai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_525.html

- Tavrova, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00298a.html

- Teneniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00313b.html

- Terpitz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00317.html

- Timegola, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00304.html

- Tirksliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00304b.html

- Tolkeve, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00303.html

- Tomasheve, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00303a.html

- Traupis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00314.html

- Trepkalnis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00317c.html

- Truskava, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00316.html

- Tubines, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00297a.html

- Turiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00304c.html

- Turmantas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00304d.html

- Turzenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00304e.html

- Tzislevka, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00509.html

- Ubila, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00116e.html

- Ulinova, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00126b.html

- Upyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00126d.html

- Upyte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00126e.html

- Uzdubysis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00116f.html

- Uzuguostis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00116g.html

- Uzventis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00117.html

- Vadokliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217.html

- Vaitkiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00229b.html

- Valeisiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00268a.html

- Vasiliskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00270b.html

- Vaskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00276b.html

- Vegeriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217b.html

- Veivirzenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00274.html

- Vepriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00270c.html

- Verpena, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00276c.html

- Vezaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00229c.html

- Videniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226.html

- Yakovlevo, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00260.html

We have continued to update 26 of our existing projects:

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belchatow/Belchatow.html

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

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

- Cieszanow, Poland (Memorial book of the martyred community Cieszanow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Cieszanow/Cieszanow.html

- Dej, Romania (Des..., Bethlen, Magyarlapos, Retteg, Nagyilonda and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dej/dej.html

- Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus (Koidanov; memorial volume of the martyrs of
Koidanov) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyarzhynsk/Dzyarzhynsk.html

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

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

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

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

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia; In memory of the
destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

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

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

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

- Skuodas, Lithuania (Testimony on the murder of the Jews of Shkud,
Lithuania) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/skuodas1/skuodas1.html

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

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

- Svir, Belarus (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

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

- Zaglembia, Poland (Memorial book of Zaglembie)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zaglembia/Zaglembie.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

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

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Bessarabia Special Interest Group - a new addition to JewishGen #YizkorBooks

Warren Blatt
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the formation of a new regional
Special Interest Group -- The JewishGen Bessarabia SIG.

The JewishGen Bessarabia SIG focuses on the region of Bessarabia,
a former Gubernia in the Russian Empire, an area now comprising
most of the Moldova Republic, and two areas of Ukraine.

The prime objective of the SIG is to help users in their family
genealogical research and related information gathering.

The SIG's website is at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia

The two largest ongoing projects are:
Bessarabia Vital Records and Bessarabia Revision Lists.

There are also new projects -- some of which already begun,
others awaiting users to become involved and/or lead them.
These include:
- creation of a geographical dictionary of the Jewish communities;
- transliteration of the 1924-25 Business directory for Bessarabia;
- research in American archives for material relevant to the SIG;
- transliteration of landsmanshaftn records for towns in Bessarabia;
- obtain video testimonies of Holocaust survivors >from Bessarabia;
- conduct cemetery projects -- indexing, photographing gravestones;
- translate Bessarabia towns' Yizkor books;
- translate graduation records >from a Kishinev Gymnasium.

If you have interest, genealogical skills, knowledge of the history
and genealogy of this area, or language proficiency (especially in
Russian, Romanian, Hebrew or Yiddish) we would be most appreciative
of your input into our efforts. We are always looking for users to
propose new projects, participate in existing ones, or when possible,
lead one.

Please peruse the Bessarabia SIG's website, see what's there, and
contribute materials you may have that will enhance it.

A discussion/mailing list is the conduit through which the SIG's
members can communicate their research problems, ask for advice,
offer solutions, and share creative ways they have documented
their family heritage.

To subscribe to the discussion/mailing list, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/ListManager

CONTACTS:
* For questions concerning the discussion mailing list:
Alan Levitt - at alanmlevitt@...
* For questions concerning transcriptions and data entry, webmaster:
Joel Waters - at watersjd@...
* For new project proposals, or participation in a project:
Yefim Kogan - at yefimk@...
* Any other comments or questions of general interest should be
addressed to the Bessarabia SIG's mailing list at:
< bessarabia@... >

We welcome the active participation of all. Your suggestions for
research projects and your willingness to help or take a leadership
role is sought and always appreciated.

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks registrations for Paris 2012 are opened #YizkorBooks

Congrès Paris 2012 Généaloj
 

Dear friends,

The organizing team of the International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy - Paris 2012 - and its partners welcome you and are
happy to send you this newsletter (remember that you can receive
it regularly by clicking on "newsletter" on the homepage of our
website: www.paris2012.eu).

Register now to attend the 32nd International Conference (which
will take place in ¨ Paris Marriott Rive Gauche, >from 15 to 18
July 2012). The process is reminded to you below.
And, propose a lecture!

· Proposal of lectures, workshops…
Go to www.paris2012.eu, click on, « Contact » and then tick
« Propose a lecture, a workshop or a BOF » and send a mail with
your proposal (http://www.paris2012.eu/contact_messages/new).

· Program
Go on our website, click on « Program »
(http://www.paris2012.eu/events): you will find the draft
schedule for the Conference (days and times to be confirmed);
many other speakers and workshops are expected and the program
will thus be completed gradually.

· How to use the conference registration, currently with reduced
rates
Visit the conference website www.paris2012.eu.
Click "Registration" on the home page and make your choice.
At your first visit, you will need to create an account with an
e-mail address and a password.
You will find the different registration options for the Conference.
The most interesting one is to sign up for 4 days and if you are not
yet a member, to become a member of the Cercle de Généalogie Juive
(which can be done at the same time)!
Fill in the questionnaire, so that you can make the most of your
conference and network with other attendees who share the same
researches as yours.
And finally, pay by credit card via our secure system. You will
immediately receive a receipt.

· Booking a room at the Marriott: click on "Hotel"
Enjoy great value rates for Conference attendees, with the specific
code: zx4zx4a.
This discount is valid during the Conference and also 5 days before
and five days after the Conference, if you want to extend your stay
in Paris.

Sincerely,

The organizers of the 32nd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy - Paris 2012
www.paris2012.eu

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yizkor Book Project, October 2011 #YizkorBooks

Lance Ackerfeld
 

Shalom,

It seems fair to warn you that this report is rather long, 93 projects long
in fact, so that if you are in the middle of something you might want to
come back to this later <g>

Yes, it is quite clear that a lot went on in October in the Yizkor Book
Project and, for instance, I was excited to see that for several projects,
we are getting closer and closer to seeing the translation of whole books
online. Clearly, such a feat doesn't come about overnight and without a
dedicated team effort which usually takes months and even years but, believe
me, it is definitely worth the effort providing the researchers of today and
tomorrow, a wealth of information on our communities which were destroyed in
the Holocaust. To give you an idea of how of the number of communities
involved, at this stage in time, the Yizkor Book Project now contains
information on around 1500 communities and 650 books and we continue to
press on to cover communities, yet to be reached.

I must point out that our html team is integrally behind this month's
extraordinary achievement and so, my heartfelt thanks go out to Osnat
Ramaty, Max Heffler and Jason Hallgarten for their continued efforts, never
saying no and for maintaining such high standards of work.

Please note that the translations that are online can be reached by clicking
on blue links in the indexes and tables of contents, so that if you find
that the article you're looking for has no link, it means that it hasn't
been translated yet. If this is the case, I suggest you contact the
coordinator of the particular book you're interested in or if there is no
coordinator, please contact me and I'll see what can be done to facilitate
the translation.

Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting one of the many Translation Funds which have been set up to
bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor Books. If you feel
able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor Book JewishGen-erosity
page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

And further about translations; in recent times, I have received messages
from Hebrew speakers who would like to read the Yizkor Books but are unable
to read Yiddish sections and are not fluent enough in English to read our
online translations. For this reason, we have begun to add in Hebrew
translations - for instance, for Staszow, Poland and I would be pleased to
hear >from volunteers who are able to translate >from Yiddish to Hebrew, or
from the English into Hebrew to help make progress on this initiative for
other Yizkor books.

As far as the October figures go, during this last month we have added these
5 new projects:

- Cieszanow, Poland (Memorial book of the martyred community Cieszanow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Cieszanow/Cieszanow.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochover Landsmanschaft in Montreal)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/czestochowa3/czestochowa3.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

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

Added in 59 new entries:

- Jutrosin, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol6_00132.html

- Lasin, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol6_00132b.html

- Lubawa, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol6_00132c.html

- Michaliszki, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00420.html

- Miedzychod, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol6_00132d.html

- Murowana Goslina, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol6_00132e.html

- Parupe, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00501d.html

- Parozhnie, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00501e.html

- Pasela, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00500e.html

- Pasiaurishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00499b.html

- Pasiause, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00508b.html

- Pasvalys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00466.html

- Pasik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00499c.html

- Pasusvys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00508c.html

- Paupine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00447g.html

- Pavandene, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00448d.html

- Pelednagiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00482c.html

- Perloja, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00502.html

- Pernarava, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00505.html

- Pertzan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00506.html

- Pestininkai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00508d.html

- Pezinte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00476.html

- Pilnikaly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00482.html

- Piniava, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00482b.html

- Pivasiunai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00477a.html

- Ploksciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00495e.html

- Pociuneliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00500f.html

- Pokifina, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00472a.html

- Porpela, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00475a.html

- Povaiguva, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00448g.html

- Pratkunai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00502a.html

- Pravieniskes, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00501c.html

- Preni, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00505a.html

- Priekule, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00502b.html

- Primusa, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00502c.html

- Punia, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00453.html

- Puskelniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00470c.html

- Pusiauskely, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00470d.html

- Saldutiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427.html

- Sanesiski, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427b.html

- Seciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00439.html

- Semeliskes, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00435.html

- Sergainiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00441.html

- Slavikai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427a.html

- Skirpstauja, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00441c.html

- Skirsnemune, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00441d.html

- Skrebatiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00441e.html

- Skudutiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00439b.html

- Slovar, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427d.html

- Smalininkai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00437b.html

- Smalvos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00437c.html

- Smilgiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00435b.html

- Spernia, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00439c.html

- Tryskiai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_341.html

- Tytuvenai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_351.html

- Varniai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_206.html

- Vyzuonos, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_194.html

- Witkowo, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol6_00132f.html

- Zaniemysl, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol6_00132g.html

We have continued to update 29 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

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

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

- Czyzewo, 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

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

- Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus (Koidanov; memorial volume of the martyrs of
Koidanov)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyarzhynsk/Dzyarzhynsk.html

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

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

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

- Horodlo, Poland (The community of Horodlo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/horodlo/horodlo.html

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

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

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/luninyets/luninyets.html

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

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

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ruscova, Romania (Memorial book of the martyrs of Ruskova and Soblas,
Marmarosh District)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ruscova/ruscova.html

- Skuodas, Lithuania (Testimony on the murder of the Jews of Shkud,
Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/skuodas1/skuodas1.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and Vicinity Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/slutsk/slutsk.html

- Sokal, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Sokal Tartakow and Surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokal/sokal.html

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

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

- Svir, Belarus (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

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

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.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
lance.ackerfeld@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Advanced Education: Using JewishGen for European Research #YizkorBooks

Phyllis Kramer
 

This Advanced Course is interactive and collaborative. It is Internet
oriented and focuses on finding family records in Eastern Europe
(November 11-December 11)

Downloadable lessons include:
An overview of JewishGen, its search capabilities and component databases
Jewish customs, geography and history as they affect family research
The methodology of foreign research
Jewish European research sources
How to Hire a Researcher to search for records

Registration is by application.Please choose one family and one town
for your research project. Write a one paragraph introduction to your
family surnames (limit is one surname or two if it is a married couple
from the same town)
Outline 1 goal and 3 objectives (what you want to know at the end of four weeks)
This class is in a web based private forum made collaborative through
post and reply. It is open 24/7 for you to read, download the lessons,
ask questions and interact with an instructor about your research. It
requires about 8-10 hours per week.
Tuition is $100, payable after the application process through our
online secure web site.
Full details are at http://www.jewishgen.org/education

To apply, please email nholden@...
Nancy Holden, Instruction Manager, JewishGen Inc
Phyllis Kramer, V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc:

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks JewishGen Screencasts: A reminder #YizkorBooks

Phyllis Kramer
 

We have created a series of screencasts (5 minute videos) to help
JewishGenners.
You can find them on the first-timer page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/FirstTimer.html
or the Learning Center page: http://www.jewishgen.org/education/

Click on the webcast to view...just give us a moment to load using
chrome (other browsers may take longer)...

Prepare For Your Search (for USA researchers)
JewishGen Educational Courses
How to Navigate JewishGen
Find Your Ancestral Town
Communicate with Other Researchers using JGFF
Special Interest Groups and Hosted Organizations: Jewish Records
Indexing - Poland
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part I (JewishGen and IAJGS/JGS)
Jewish Genealogy Websites - Part II
...and feel free to comment

Phyllis Kramer
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc
phylliskramer1@...
www.JewishGen.org/education

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Next JOWBR Update #YizkorBooks

Nolan Altman
 

Hi all,

JewishGen's JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database
will be updated at year-end and will include all submissions received
through November 30th, 2011.

I know many of you did not have time to complete your projects for the
pre-conference update in July, so hopefully you will be able to submit your
data / photos for the year-end update. Also, I've received many emails
regarding new projects that were scheduled after the Washington conference
and through this fall. (Please keep in mind that we request complete
cemeteries or cemetery sections. We cannot accept individual family data.)

A listing of our current holdings can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm For
information on how to submit data / photos, please see
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Submit.htm or you can watch our
step-by-step screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact me at NAltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR Coordinator
NAltman@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks KehilaLinks Project Report for September 2011 #YizkorBooks

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen
KehilaLinks. We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages
for creating fitting memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities)
and for providing a valuable resource for future generations of
their descendants.

Gyongyos (Gondish), Hungary
Compiled by Dr. Agnes Szego
Created / Webpage Design by Marshall J. Katz
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Gyongyos/
~~~

Mohyliv-Podilskyy (Mogilev-Podol'skiy, Mohilev Podolsk), Ukraine
Created by Joan Forman
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/mohyliv_podilskyy/
~~~

Odessa, Ukraine
Created by Ariel Parkansky
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/odessa/index.asp
The original Odessa webpage was created by Nancy Holden and ceded
to Ariel. The webpage was redesigned with new material added and the
material of the original webpage incorporated into the new one.
~~~

Orlya (Orla, Orlova), Belarus
Created by Rhoda Miller
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/orlya/
~~~

Rakhiv (Rahó, Rachov), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Rakhiv/
~~~

Sil'tse (Beregkisfalud, Selce), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Sil'tse/
~~~

Sredneye (Szerednye, Seredne), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Sredneye/
~~~

Tokaj, Hungary
Created by Stuart Unger
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Tokaj/Welcome.html
~~~

Verbovets (Verbovitz), Ukraine
Created by Sandy Aaronson
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/verbovets/
~~~

Yasinya (Korosmezo, Jasina), Ukraine (S-C)
Created by Marshall J. Katz
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Yasinya/

~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer
able to maintain them. We thank them for their past efforts and wish
them luck on their future endeavors. The following webpages are
"orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~

Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm

~~~

If you wish to follow their example and create a KehilaLinks
webpage or adopt an exiting "orphaned" webpage please contact
us at: < bloch@...>.

Need technical help creating a webpage?: We have a team of
dedicated volunteers who will help you create a webpage. Please
contact us if you would like help in creating a KehilaLinks webpage.

~~~

May you and your loved ones have a safe, healthy, and joyous new year!
L'shanah tovah tikatevu v'techatemu!
Gmar Hatima Tova - May you be inscribed in the Book of Life

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator
bloch@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yizkor Book Project, September 2011 #YizkorBooks

Lance Ackerfeld
 

Shalom,

Since I wanted to be in time to wish our avid
Yizkor-Book-Project-monthly-reports readers a Shana Tova, a Gut Yor or just
a common or garden, very Happy New Year, I'm sending this out before the end
of the month. I assume, also, that most of you are quite busy with preparing
for Rosh Hashana and so I promise not to take up too much of your time.

This month we added a number of new books including the "The History of Jews
in Ujpest" with a shocking long necrology of almost 10,000 names with
important details of the martyrs >from this community. As far as new entries
go, apart >from an impressive number of new Lithuanian entries (45), we also
added in and entry on Szombathely, Hungary and Narewka, Poland. I remind
those of you who are interested in the translation of a community appearing
in any one of the Pinkasei Kehillot (Encyclopedias of Jewish Communities),
to please contact me and I will explain how this can come about.

This month we also added in a new Translation Fund to raise money to engage
a professional translator for the Tarnogrod, Poland - Yizkor Book which
whilst well underway, still requires some financial support to help us
translate the entire book. If you are interested in donating to this effort
or any other of the 45 or so projects, please go to the Yizkor Book
JewishGen-erosity page:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

As far as the September figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the
Diaspora, 1995) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets1/kre1_1900.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec/Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/luninyets/luninyets.html

- Tornala, Slovakia (The history of the Jewish community of Tornala)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tornala/tornala.html

- Ujpest, Hungary (The History of Jews in Ujpest)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ujpest/ujpest.html

Added in 47 new entries:

- Narewka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00459.html

- Palacionys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00495.html

- Pakalniskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00500.html

- Pakriaunis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00501a.html

- Pakuonis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00500c.html

- Palevene, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00483.html

- Palonai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00495c.html

- Paliuniskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00495b.html

- Paluobiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00483b.html

- Pamerkiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00451.html

- Pamusis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00495d.html

- Pandelys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00454.html

- Panemunelis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00497.html

- Panemunis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00496c.html

- Panosiskes, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00498.html

- Panoteriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00496d.html

- Paobeliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00447f.html

- Paparciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00500d.html

- Papile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00470.html

- Papilys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00470b.html

- Papyvesiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00500a.html

- Pasandravys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00449b.html

- Pasasva, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00500b.html

- Pasavona, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00499.html

- Radeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00628a.html

- Radute, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00628b.html

- Rageliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00625a.html

- Raguvele, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00631.html

- Raudenai (Marijampole), Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities:
Lithuania) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00624a.html

- Raudenai (Siauliai), Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities:
Lithuania) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00624b.html

- Raudondvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00624c.html

- Raudone, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00624d.html

- Rodzanai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00631a.html

- Rudamina, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00631b.html

- Sabonis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00411.html

- Salakas, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_152.html

- Salociai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_162.html

- Salomenka, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00417.html

- Sasnava, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00417a.html

- Sirvintos, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_166.html

- Subacius, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00411a.html

- Sujainiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00417c.html

- Svaboda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00414.html

- Svobiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00410f.html

- Szombathely, Hungary (Memorial Book of Vas County)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vas_megye/vas039.html

- Troskunai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_334.html

- Uzpaliai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_186.html

We have continued to update 22 of our existing projects:

- Bobrka, Ukraine (Boiberke Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bobrka/bobrka.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.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

- Dej, Romania (Des..., Bethlen, Magyarlapos, Retteg, Nagyilonda and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dej/dej.html

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

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

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

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

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

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/katowice/katowice.html

- Kovel', Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurow/kurow.html

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

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

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

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Sanok, Poland (Memorial Book of Sanok and Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sanok/sanok.html

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

- Skuodas, Lithuania (Testimony on the murder of the Jews of Shkud,
Lithuania) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/skuodas1/skuodas1.html

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

- Svir, Poland (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.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.

Wishing you all an extremely Sweet New Year,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks JewishGen LostNFound--a service of JewishGen #YizkorBooks

Dick Plotz
 

The JewishGen LostNFound desk, which was largely inactive for the last
few years, is up and running again. Below is a description of
LostNFound's services and needs >from the LostNFound Coordinator,
Marian Price.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists, JewishGen

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1. LostNFound is a volunteer service of JewishGen to connect a genner
with another genner whose e-mail has bounced or who is not answering
e-mails. We will try to update the "lost" genner's address.

2. When you make your request, please put the person's name or
JewishGen ID # in the subject line of your e-mail ("seeking Josef
Levy" or "seeking JGID# XXXX"). Send your request to
lostnfound@.... Spelling is important or the person
may not be found in JewishGen's database.

3. JewishGen has a privacy policy that prevents us >from revealing
someone's e-mail address or any other identifying information. You
give your permission to reveal your name and e-mail address to the
person you are seeking when you make a request through LostNFound
(otherwise there is no way to link you to the person you seek). If we
find your genner, it would be nice if you donate to JewishGen.

4. If you know of a genner who has died, please report this to
LostNFound. If you have a link to an obituary, please send it. We
will follow up and mark their profile RD (researcher deceased).

5. If you live outside the United States, we need volunteers to make
phone calls to lost genners in other countries. When a request comes,
you would be sent the information we have on that person (street
address and phone).

Marian Price
Coordinator, JewishGen LostNFound

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Yizkor Book Project, August 2011 #YizkorBooks

Lance Ackerfeld
 

Shalom,

OK, this report I won't mention statistics or the fact that the Yizkor Book
Project team carried out 73 new books, entries and updates during August.
No, I won't mention them because what is really important is that the YB
Project is continuously on the move and the list below is certainly
testimony to this fact and the people behind the statistics are much more
important, so thank you all of you good people behind these achievements.

It's not hard to see that a remarkably large number of Lithuanian
communities have been added this month. In addition to the numerous entries
that are added regularly each month >from Pinkas Lita (Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities: Lithuania), this month an impressive new book has been added -
"Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II", chapters of which have been
kindly donated by Josef Rosin and Joel Alpert, and the first articles of
which you'll find listed below.

I am very pleased to note that my call for html help brought about a very
positive response and that Jason Hallgarten has now joined our little team
and within a short space of time has helped add in a large number of
translations. We thank him for what he's done so far and hope he continues
ever onwards.

And more news. We are in the process of adding in the complete translation
of the Lyubcha, Belarus Yizkor Book - "Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the
Jewish community" and kudos go out to Ann Belinsky who also help translate
and is also coordinating this project. Hopefully, within the next few months
the whole book will appear online for the benefit of all.

And yet more news. The Yizkor Book in Print (YBIP) Project is slowly taking
shape and I'd like to take this opportunity to ask those coordinators who
have a completed online and project and are interested in seeing their
project in hard copy, please contact Joel Alpert or myself.

As always, I'd like to remind those who would like to see "their" community
Yizkor Book translated and online, to contact me and I will assist, as much
as possible, in seeing this dream become a reality. Other than that, if you
don't feel able to take on the coordination of such a project but would like
to support those that are going on, please go to the Yizkor Book
JewishGen-erosity page:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23

Perhaps you'll see that it just so happens that there is a Translation Fund
for "your" community and your financial assistance, big or small, can make
the difference in seeing the translation project go forward.

As far as the August figures go, during this last month we have added these
2 new projects:

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

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania5/lithuania5.html

Added in 48 new entries:

- Kelme, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_050.html

- Krustpils, Latvia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Latvia & Estonia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/lat_00223.html

- Kupiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00561a.html

- Mazeikiai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_086.html

- Mikalina, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00370c.html

- Mikaliskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00371e.html

- Mikloment, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00371b.html

- Milontza, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00371c.html

- Mincia, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00371d.html

- Misniunenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00374.html

- Mizuk, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00370d.html

- Morlishuk, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00367b.html

- Morovny-Panemun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00367c.html

- Musninkai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00371f.html

- Naujazeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00398a.html

- Naujokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00398b.html

- Nedinge, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00397a.html

- Neknishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00410d.html

- Nemajunai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00410a.html

- Nemunaitis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00407.html

- Nemunelio Radviliskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities:
Lithuania) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00398c.html

- Nevarenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00397c.html

- Nevieriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00397d.html

- Niklisok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00407b.html

- Nirak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00407c.html

- Nociunai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00410e.html

- Onuskis (Trakai), Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities:
Lithuania) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00147.html

- Pabaiskas, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00447.html

- Paberze, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00449a.html

- Pabirze, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00447b.html

- Padubysis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00448.html

- Padushrave, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00448b.html

- Paezereliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00447c.html

- Paezeriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00447d.html

- Pagegiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00447e.html

- Pagiriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00448f.html

- Pagramantis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00448c.html

- Pajevonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00477.html

- Pajuris, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage, Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_102.html

- Palanga, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_lita/lit_00491.html

- Raseiniai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_230.html

- Rietavas, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_260.html

- Seda, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_274.html

- Seduva, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_285.html

- Seredzius, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_307.html

- Surviliskis, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_319.html

- Suvainiskis, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_322.html

- Svedasai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania6/Lit6_327.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bukowina (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

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

- Dej, Romania (Des..., Bethlen, Magyarlapos, Retteg, Nagyilonda and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dej/dej.html

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

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

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

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

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

- Kovel', Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krynki, Poland (Memorial book of Krynki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krynki/krynki.html

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurow/kurow.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.html

- Lodz, Poland (Lodzer Yiskor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lodz/lodz.html

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

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

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

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Ruscova, Romania (Memorial book of the martyrs of Ruskova and Soblas,
Marmarosh district) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ruscova/ruscova.html

- Sanok, Poland (Memorial Book of Sanok and Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sanok/sanok.html

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

- Svir, Poland (Our Townlet Swir)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svir/svir.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.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.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks The JewishGen ShtetlSeeker is now the JewishGen Gazetteer #YizkorBooks

Groll, Avraham
 

On August 16th, at the recent IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy,
Warren Blatt announced that the "JewishGen ShtetlSeeker" was being
renamed to become the "JewishGen Gazetteer." This name was chosen to
more accurately reflect the contents of the database.

The JewishGen Gazetteer is based upon data >from the U.S. Board on
Geographic Names, and contains the names of one million localities
from 54 countries throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East,
and Central Asia.

Along with the name change, a number of significant improvements
have been made:

1. The geographic scope has been expanded to include:
a. Scandinavia: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
b. Iberia: Spain and Portugal.
c. Luxembourg.
d. Kyrgyzstan (the only former Soviet Republic not previously included).
e. Yemen.

2. Improved Search Functionality:
a. Names in non-Latin alphabets (such as Arabic and Cyrillic) are
now displayed (this is extremely useful when trying to locate towns based
upon old documents).
b. "Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching," a more advanced and accurate
form of Soundex coding, has been implemented.
c. Search results are now displayed in order of relevance, with
the most likely matches appearing first.

The JewishGen Gazetteer has helped thousands of people identify the places
where their ancestors lived. The new name of the database, along with the
technical improvements, will enable JewishGen to continue helping amateur
and professional genealogists as they research their Jewish family history
and heritage.

The database can be accessed by visiting
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp>.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please email info@....

We hope you will find this change beneficial, and thank you for your
continued support of JewishGen's important work.

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks JewishGen 2011 Update #YizkorBooks

Groll, Avraham
 

JewishGen today published its 2011 update, which highlights the efforts
of thousands of dedicated JewishGen volunteers throughout the world.
Topics include Fundraising, Communications, and general JewishGen
features, along with a special section dedicated to the accomplishments
of JewishGen's Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

The update can be viewed by visiting
<http://jewishgen.blogspot.com/2011/08/jewishgen-2011-update.html>.

If you have comments or experience any difficulty viewing the update,
please email info@....

Avraham Groll
Director of Business Operations
agroll@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Bialystok Yizkor Book #YizkorBooks

Saul Issroff
 

An online translation of Bialystok Yizkor Book is at
http://www.zchor.org/bialystok/yizkor7.htm

Saul Issroff

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks JewishGen Course: Breaking Brick Walls in the United States. #YizkorBooks

Phyllis Kramer
 

If, despite basic online research, you have not yet found the Hebrew
names, birth year or former European residence for some of your U.S.
immigrant ancestors consider this course... as it covers more complex
U.S. topics such as Naturalization, Military and Governmental records
(Passports, Visas), Death Records (obituaries, probate), Mormon
microfilms and local archival research.

The lessons can be read online and/or downloaded; read at your own
pace (we do not meet at a specific time because our students are
international). The class assumes you're comfortable with topics
covered in the Basic U.S. Course (genealogy formats, organizing and
tracking information, U.S. vital records, U.S. census, Ellis Island
manifests),browsing the internet and have 8-10 hours available each
week.

All of JewishGen's courses feature our personal mentoring program;
students use our online FORUM to post an ancestral branch, set goals
for research, and work one on one with the instructor. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements and enroll via our Learning
Center at: www.jewishgen.org/education. The course is open for
enrollment and will begin Sept. 1. Any questions, email
JewishGen-Education@...

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education
phylliskramer1@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks ShtetLinks Project Report for July / August #YizkorBooks

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen ShtetLinks.
We thank the owners and webmasters of these shtetlpages for creating fitting
memorials to the Jewish Communities that once lived in those shtetlach and
for providing a valuable resource for future generations of their descendants.

Budanov (Budzanów) (G), Ukraine
Created by Susana Leistner Bloch
Webmaster: Edward Rosenbaum
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_budzanow.htm
~~~~~

Detroit, Michigan, USA
Created by Marc D. Manson
Webpage Design by Fred Apel
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/detroit/
~~~~~

Fastov (Festiv, Chvostov), Ukraine
Created by Inna Minuk
Webpage Design by ShtetLinks volunteer Alan Raskin
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Fastov/index.html
~~~~~

Grodzisko Dolne, POland
Created by Susana Leistner Bloch
Webmaster: Neil Emmer
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Kolbuszowa/grodziskodolne/sl_grodziskodolne.htm
~~~~~

Leles (Lelesz). Slovakia
Created by Stuart Ungar
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Leles/Welcome.html
~~~~~

Mel'nytsya-Podil's'ka (Mielnica, Melnitsa Podolskaya) (G), Ukraine
Created by Susana Leistner Bloch
Webmaster: Edward Rosenbaum
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_mielnica.htm
~~~~~

Olaszliszka, Hungary
Created by Stuart Ungar
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/olaszliszka/Welcome.html
~~~~~

Sosua, Dominican Republic
Created by Jeanette Bersh
Webpage Design by ShtetLinks volunteer Sam Glaser
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/sosua/sosua.html

~~~~~

Some of our shtetlpages were created by people
who are no longer able to maintain them. We thank
them for their past efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Borisov, Belarus
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/borisov/borisov.html
~~~~~

Rozdol, Ukraine (G)
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/rozdol/rozdol.htm

~~~~~

Webpage recently adopted:

Krnov (Jaegerndorf), Czech Republic
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/krnov/krnovhomepage.html
This webpage was created by Melody Katz z"l
Adopted by Arie Schwartz

~~~~~

ShtetLinks webpages recently updated:

Belki (Bilke, Bilky) (S-C), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Belki/
~~~~~

Berdychiv (Berdichev, Barditchev), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/berdichev/berdichev1.html
~~~~~

Causeni (Kaushany), Moldova
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Causeni/Kaushany.htm

~~~~~

Krasilov (Krasyliv), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Krasilov/

~~~~~

Lackenbach (Lakompak), Austria
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lackenbach/
~~~~~

Nepolokivtsi (Grigore Gika Vode), Ukraine
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org//Nepolakivtsi/

~~~~~

If you wish to follow their example and create a ShtetLinks webpage for your
ancestral shtetl or adopt an exiting "orphaned" shtetlpage please contact us
at: < shtetl-help@... >
~~~~~

GOOD NEWS!! As a result for our appeal for HTML volunteers we now have a
team of dedicated people who will help you create a webpage for your ancestral
home. Please contact us if you would like help in
creating a ShtetLinks webpage.

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, ShtetLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, ShtetLinks Technical Coordinator
bloch@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks New Edition of Sucess Stories #YizkorBooks

Phyllis Kramer
 

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of JewishGen's
SUCCESS! STORIES webzine. You can access these stories >from the "About Us"
button on our homepage or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Testimonials/ .

Our new issue has two articles that complement each other in interesting ways.
Unlike many of our past stories, in which connections were made using the
JewishGen Family Finder or through queries and letters posted on the discussion
lists, these two tales, by Bill Schechter and Jerry Touger, feature family
reunions that came about through more varied research, but in each case also
using resources found on JewishGen.

We're sure you'll be inspired by these stories and we encourage you to send our
volunteer editors, Meredith Hoffman and Nancy Siegel, your own success stories
for possible future publication. Their email address is:
success@....

Phyllis Kramer, VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc
phylliskramer1@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Wednesday Evening At the 31st IAJGS Conference #YizkorBooks

31st IAJGS Conference <dc2011_conference@...>
 

Hi Cousins:

We have quite a varied and interesting schedule of programs planned for
Wednesday, August 17 at the Grand Hyatt, so you may not want to leave the
air conditioned comfort of the hotel Conference Center.

Here is the line-up of sessions that evening:

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
W-701 GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Directories & More - Logan
Kleinwaks
W-702 Who Are the Jews of India? - Dr. Maina Singh (wife of the
Ambassador >from India)
W-703 Israel Research Comes of Age- Michael Goldstein
W-704 Polish Records - Getting the Most >from Your Research -
Hadassah Lipsius
W-705 Honoring Women's Resistance in Voice & Music - Davi Walders
& Douglas Wolters (CONCERT)
W-EE-7 The Importance of Jewish Heritage to the History of Lithuania -
Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
W-FS5 FILM: "Candyman: The David Klein Story" (75 min.) (In the
Conference Theater)

Bonus:

- The Resource Center will remain open until 9:00 PM to accommodate
researchers using the ProQuest databases which will only be available for
one day for no fee.

- The Vendor Showcase will be open for your shopping and browsing >from 7:00
PM - 9:00 PM.

See you in DC!

Marlene Bishow, Co-Chair for Programs
Jeff Malka - Coordinator for Programs
dc2011_conference@...

Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Some subscribers missed JewishGen mailings August 2-5 #YizkorBooks

Dick Plotz
 

Some of you have noticed that you received no posts or digests between
August 2nd and 5th. An unforeseen technical problem caused about a
third of the subscribers to JewishGen and hosted lists to be cut off
during that time. The problem has been resolved, and all subscribers
should now be receiving posts and digests normally.

If you think you might have been one of those affected, you can
retrieve any posts you missed by following the directions in the
JewishGen Support Center at

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/Support.htm#q3.8

You will have to send a request for each list you are subscribed to.
Requests can be sent as separate lines in one e-mail or in separate
e-mails. You should specify the date range

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if you are a digest subscriber, and

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if you receive individual messages ("mail" mode).

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Dick Plotz
Manager of Mailing Lists
JewishGen, Inc.
rplotz@...