July 2019
Dear Kremenets district friends,
I'm pleased to announce that we've posted some additional Kremenets-district-related material:

Personal names and associated town names in these resources will soon be searchable in our online Concordance of Personal Names and Town Names (our master name index, covering all our translations and compilations). Meanwhile, you can search in the downloadable Excel version of the Concordance.

The Concordance now includes more than 370,000 entries extracted from various documents and other resources relating to Jews of Kremenets District towns. Of the 1,224 towns cited, the most commonly mentioned are Kremenets, Vishnevets, RadzivilovShumsk, Katerburg, Yampol, Ostrog, Vyshgorodok, Lanovtsy, Belozirka, Oleksinets, Pochayev, Berezhtsy, and Rokhmanov.

As a reminder, the group decided several years ago that proofed records would be available publicly. Unproofed translations are posted on our Contributors Site (available to those who have donated money or services during the previous two years).

Many thanks to all the volunteers who have contributed to our work. If you'd like to help, please consider

  1. Making a contribution to the Kremenets account via JRI Poland. Donations fund the acquisition and translation of additional documents and records. Please see below for ways to donate.
  2. Translating documents, providing us with new documents and datasets, volunteering to help input and/or process new data, or providing technical web services. If you can help, please send us an email (KremenetsDRG@gmail.com).

Finally, here's a reminder of two Kremenets events at the 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, to be held July 28-August 2 in Cleveland, Ohio:

  • The ShareFair, Sunday, July 28, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. At this event, we'll staff a Kremenets table and answer questions from people who stop by.
  • The Kremenets Birds of a Feather meeting, Tuesday, July 30, 9:15-10:30 a.m. Here, we'll meet as a group and share news and progress.

Will you be attending the conference? If so, please write and tell us (rddpdx@gmail.com and ellengarshick@yahoo.com).
Many thanks for your continued interest in our work.

Ellen Garshick
Silver Spring, Maryland

Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP
an activity of the Kremenets District Research Group
Researching BAT, AVERBAKH from Kremenets, Shumsk, Katerburg, and Folvarki, Ukraine; GERSHIK, HURWITCH from Staryye Dorogi and Bobruisk, Belarus; ROTHKOPF (ROTKOP), GOLDBERG from Bialystok, Poland, and Baranivichi and Slonim, Belarus



How to Donate to the the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP

Credit card: Follow the instructions at http://jri-poland.org/support.htm. Be sure to specify that your contribution is for the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP.

Mail: Fill out this form and mail it it with your check. Be sure to specify that your contribution is for the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP.

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When you send your donation, please also send an e-mail message to kremenetsdrg@gmail.com with the amount and date of your contribution so that we can be sure the donation gets applied properly. If your employer has a matching gift program, please think about matching your donation through that program.

The Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP is affiliated with Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. (JRI-Poland), which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible in the U.S. to the extent permitted by law.