Re: [Cz-L] Update on Czernowitz Cemetery Indexing Project

From: Lucca <>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 07:43:27 +0300
To: Bruce Reisch <>,
Reply-to: Lucca <>

Dear Bruce,
during my last visit in Czernowitz in 1996, I stood in the cemetery with a
picture of my grandmother's headstone in hand. I realized that trying to
find her grave would be impossible - at least for me. Next to me stood
Matthias Zwilling, whose name must be known to you and he too said:
"You can't do it, it's impossible!"
Now knowing about your cemetery project, I would like to enter the name of
my grandmother, just in case the grave is found. Her name was Malka
Weisinger, died in the year 1931.
I don't think that I will ever go to Czernowitz again. My last visit,
accompanied by a very sick husband, was heart-breaking and not only due to
my husband's situation. I walked the once beloved streets with tears running
down my face - and although the yearning is still there - I could never do
that again!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Reisch" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 5:29 PM
Subject: [Cz-L] Update on Czernowitz Cemetery Indexing Project

> 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:
> ), 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 database.
> 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,
> Bruce
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