Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Yizkor Book Update: December 2008

By: Joyce Field

During the month of December 2008 the Yizkor Book Translation Project added two new books, two new entries, and six updates. All additions have been flagged here.

New books:

New entries:
  • Kolki, Ukraine, Pinkas HaKehillot, POLIN, vol. V
  • Stod, Czech Republic

Updates:
  • Bedzin, Poland
  • Czestochowa, Poland
  • Czyzew, Poland
  • Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
  • Lita
  • Nowy Sacz, Poland
This is the last yizkor book monthly report that I will be writing as I am leaving JewishGen at the end of this month (editor note: click here for details). It is impossible for me to describe how much I have enjoyed seeing this project grow and prosper in the past decade.  None of this success could have been possible without the dedication of all the donors,translators, and project coordinators who have contributed their talents to this
project and without the tireless devotion of the staff of this project--Lance Ackerfeld, Israel; Osnat Ramaty, Germany; Max Heffler,U.S.

Our stated goal was by translating these books into English to unlock the valuable information contained in yizkor books so that genealogists and others can learn more about their heritage.  We have, I believe, succeeded in the past ten years but there is still much to be done.

My best wishes to all for your future successes.

Joyce

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