Lookups in the Czernowitz burial registers
- Dear Reunion participants:
For the last few years (yes, years!) I've been involved in an effort
to computerize a burial register (now completed through 1948) for the
Jewish cemetery in Czernowitz. I also have electronic photos of all
the tombstones that remain in the Czernowitz cemetery - the one on
Zelena Street. The final goal of the project is to post to the
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry a complete set of these
tombstone photos with an index to all those that are still legible.
The project was initiated by the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Ottawa and is more completely described on the Cemetery Project
section of the Czernowitz-L web site: http://czernowitz.ehpes.com
To those of you who are hoping to visit the final resting place of
your ancestors and relatives, I would like to make the following
offer. Since the index to the burial register, and the index to the
tombstone photographs, will NOT be online prior to your trip, I'm
willing to provide you with a spreadsheet of information on burial
locations derived from the register. I only ask that you send me
your family surnames of interest and I will reply as my time permits
and in the order in which your requests are received.
Also, to aid you to find particular stones of importance, I am also
willing to attempt to find just a few images of tombstones for you.
To do so, I take the old "Parcel" locations, translate them into the
Russian era "Area" locations, and look through the image files that
are organized into folders based on the Area system. I've had good
luck doing so, but I've also had some failures. Once you receive
your spreadsheet, let me know which individuals you seek, and include
the parcel/plot locations in an email to me.
I am making this offer now so I have a chance to respond to what
might be a deluge of requests before each of you leaves for
Have a terrific reunion - wish I could be there with you.
Geneva, New York