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Thank you Volunteers

Allow me a few words about our volunteer translators. Words of praise and gratitude will not suffice. 

We have three volunteers who have worked tirelessly translating records for us. We bow to Malcolm Singer, Yaacov Lipkin and Iliya Makuz. 

Permit me to share with you a real life illustration. Last summer a long standing loyal member of LitvakSIG, Barry Mann, visited the Kaunas Archives where he saw booklets about the 1940/41 Elections in Kaunas. He photocopied (with the permission of the archive) the first 6 books and gave us his images. We discussed this project and decided we would try to purchase the scans of all 72 books from the archives, extract the Jewish names from the list and database them. When Dorothy Leivers, our able and talented Records and Acquisitions Chair requested purchasing the scans, she did say that LitvakSIG would share the database with the archive. Dorothy jumped right into this project with Ralph Salinger and me doing some of the transcribing. 

We thank those who worked so diligently to complete this project in record time!