Monday, May 17, 2010

Yizkor Book Necrology Database Update

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database has been updated with more than 8,800 additional entries from 17 Yizkor Books:

Hungary
  • Mad - 292 entries
  • Mezokovesd - 749 entries
Poland
  • Bilgoraj - 37 entries
  • Chmielnik - 1,231
  • Dabrowa Bialostocka - 183
  • Jaroslaw - 179
  • Jedrzejow - 1,975
  • Krasnystaw - 281
  • Leczyca - 468
  • Przedborz - 526
  • Raciaz - 693
  • Warka - 92
  • Zambrow - 106
Romania
  • Gherla (Szamosujvar) - 372

Slovakia
  • Sahy (Ipolysag) - 1,060

Ukraine
  • Rava-Ruska - 530 entries
  • Stavishche - 95
About the Database:
The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of
persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs --
published in the Yizkor Books (appearing on the Yizkor Book Project
site located here)

This database is only an index of names; it directs researchers back to the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information may be available.

This database currently contains over 225,000 entries from the necrologies of 258 different Yizkor Books.

Thanks to Michael Tobias, Max Heffler, Lance Ackerfeld, and all of our Yizkor Book donors and translators. Our special thanks to Yad Vashem for contributing many
of these necrologies to JewishGen.

We could use additional volunteers to continue the project. If you have HTML or experience with text parsing, or would like to help transliterate necrologies into English, please contact Warren Blatt by clicking here.

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