Cemetery Documentation Project
We will fully photograph the the Jewish cemetery in Storozhynets (Storojinets), formerly in northern Bukovina and now in southwestern Ukraine. We will map every tombstone, by section and row and number wiithin the row. And we will transcribe every tombstone into a spreadsheet and make that spreadsheet available through JewishGen. All photographs and records will be put in the public domain, without any copyrights or access restrictions, and will be made available through JOWBR and possibly other places too.
Anyone researching Jewish communities in northern Bukovina would find this useful.
No Jewish vital records from Storozhynets are known to have survived prior to the early twentieth century. However, the cemetery covers the 20th, the 19th, and possibly even the late 18th centuries, and the infomration on the tombstones can be used instead.
Description of Work
We are working with interns at the Chernivtsi Jewish Museum in the nearby city of Chernivtsi (Czernowitz), who can access the cemetery by bus. They have already photographed and mapped half the cemetery, which was in very good repair. They are in contact with a man who can and will clear thee weeds and overgrowth from the other (older) half of the cemetery so they can work there too.
Based upon what what we have been told, no further permission needs to be acquired.
We estimate a total cost of $2,000. We have arrived at this figure based upon the $1,035 is required for the cemetery clean-up and photography, as per the Cherivtsi interns, and then an estimate for the transcription and translation of the tombstones from Russian and Hebrew (and possibly a bit of Romanian).
Clean-up will hopefully take place in August 2016 so the interns can return and finish the work in the newly-cleaned section in September 2016. We don't know how long the transcription/translation part will take after that point, and we will do our best to update this page with relevant updates.
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Last Update: 22-Aug-2016 Avraham Groll