25 December 2007

Honor your ancestral village

ShtetLinks is a great way to commemorate your ancestral shtetl and provide valuable resources for future generations as descendants of each community collaborate to preserve information and documents, while sharing information.
ShtetLinks project coordinator Susana Leistner Bloch of Winnipeg and I share the shtetl of Suchastow near Skalat (Austria-Hungary->Poland->Ukraine). She has done a great job in organizing data from the Suchastow-area communities, and presents an update at each international conference of Jewish genealogy.

If you've been thinking of doing something similar for your own ancestral village, take a look at JewishGen's ShtetLinks for ideas, or look at these new pages from Bloch's latest update:

Beckum, Germany: Created by Zeev Raphael

Lunna (Lunna Wola): Created by Ruth Marcus

Schwanfeld, Germany: Created by Judith Berlowitz

Gorodok (Grodek, Horodok): Created by Eilat Gordin Levitan

Calarasi (Kalarash): Created by Helene Kevin

Wielun (Velyun): Created by Merle Kastner

For information on creating a webpage for your shtetl, email shtetl-help@jewishgen.org.

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