Kremenets BOF at IAJGS

I attended the Kremenets Birds-of-a-Feather meeting during the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). I'm so excited to have been chosen to serve as the newest member of the Board of Directors for the Kremenets District Research Group (KDRG) a 501(c)(3) organization.
KDRG volunteers maintain the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP pages on Google https://sites.google.com/site/kdrgcontributors/ and the  https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets/web-pages/about-kremenets.html Kremenets Kehilalinks on JewishGen and most importantly collect, translate and organize records collected from the Kremenets District for use in Genealogical research.
KDRG has a number of ambitious projects that are also of great interest to me and the community.
  1. We are going to build a District family tree based on vital and other records collected over the years. Although not everyone from Kremenets is "related" there are connections through marriage and association. We will have islands of families, but the tree will provide a more visual interpretation of the data.
  2. We want to begin to provide better care of the Cemeteries of the Kremenets District, including the huge cemetery in the town of Kremenets proper. See a video of the new Kremenets Cemetery fence via Drone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B682R5W5r58
I learned that the oldest grave stone in Kremenets dates from the 1300’s. A good 10 years ago all stones were photographed and transcribed, but this was before GPS tagging. Our goal is multi-fold ... document the headstones, upright the 4000 fallen headstones and document them, and make repairs / clean stones fo future generations. 
The biggest aspect of this project is requires the creation of an endowment for the perpetual care of the 5+ acre cemetary and the 20 other much smaller cemeteries within the district.

Please consider a Donation to our efforts at https://jri-poland.org/support.htm. Note, please specify Kremenets Shtetl COOP when making a donation. Thanks!

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  1. The best place to build all the trees is on geni.com because you can all work collaboratively. We started a project for this several years ago. See https://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-of-Kremenets-Ukraine/15767

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