[Cz-L] Update on Czernowitz Cemetery Indexing Project

From: Bruce Reisch <bir1_at_nysaes.cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 10:29:20 -0400
To: Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu
Reply-to: Bruce Reisch <bir1_at_nysaes.cornell.edu>

Dear Friends:

The project to index photos of nearly every tombstone in the
Czernowitz cemetery is proceeding at a good clip, and though you
don't hear frequent updates, much progress is being made.

The most recent update was from 20 November 2007 (see:
http://czernowitz.ehpes.com/newcemetery/oldproject/chrono.html ), so
I am providing here another summary of recent progress.

Last August, over 4,200 lines of data (each corresponding to either
an individual burial or to a single tombstone) were sent to JGS
Ottawa, initiators of this project. All of these data have since been
posted to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry.

Over the weekend, I sent a second data set including 3,739 lines of
data to JGS Ottawa, bringing the total number to 8,032. I expect
this second data set will be posted online (with complete tombstone
photos) in the near future.

Areas posted online already include:

38, 39, 42, 44, 45, 47, 49, 50
13D, 13G, 13H, 20, 21a, 21b, 23, 24, 25
66, 73, 75, 76, 80, 81

Areas included in the new data submission just sent to JGS Ottawa are:
35, 51, 57, 62, 11, 4, 4a, 5, 8, 9, 31, 32, 56
26, 27, 30, 34, 36, and 37

Genealogists in the group will be glad to know that a married women's
maiden name is often listed on the tombstone. A surname search on
JOWBR will also search through the maiden names listed in the

Continuing thanks go to the following transcribers for their long
term efforts on this project: Osnat Hazan, Lea Haber-Gedalia, Marc
Goldberger, and Kurt Nachman.

New transcribers contributing in recent months are also to be
thanked: Anna Reuter, Elan Caspi, and Robert Zavos.

Eddy and Stella Mitelsbach of Brussels have double checked nearly all
of the submitted data, and have done so quickly and efficiently,
while adding names to 10-20% of the difficult to read tombstones that
could not be determined by the primary transcribers. They deserve
very special thanks from all of us. I spent a day with them in
Antwerp a few weeks ago, and though they don't have any family from
Bukovina, they are devoted to this project of ours! Their
multi-lingual talents in German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Romanian and
Russian are being well utilized.

We still have considerable work to do - there are over 28,000
tombstone photos in the collection. But we're moving along.

Best wishes,


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