Additions to JOWBR #general


Joyce Field
 

JewishGen is pleased to announce the addition of over 187,000 records and over
10,000 tombstone images to the JEWISHGEN ONLINE WORLDWIDE BURIAL REGISTRY (JOWBR).
The database now contains over 800,000 records in 1,810 cemeteries and
landsmanschaft plots.

Additions were made to the records of the following countries: Belarus, Canada,
Egypt, England, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands
Antilles, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Syria, Ukraine, and United
States.

Significant contributions were made by the following persons and organizations.
While all contributors are acknowledged and appreciated, we are pointing out the
following for their extraordinary efforts.

- Carolynne Veffer (JGS Toronto) - 13 Toronto cemeteries (8,000 records)
- Bruno Segal - Botosani, Romania (~13,200 records).
- Terry Lasky - 11 Colorado cemeteries (~17,700)
- Susan Melnick (Rauh Jewish Archives) - 9 Pennslyvania cemeteries
(>5,300 records)
- Rabbi Ed Cohen - 185 Connecticut, 31 western Massachusetts
and 8 Rhode Island cemeteries (~90,000 records)
- Gilda Kurtzman -
Significant additions and revisions of Israeli cemeteries

None of these accomplishments would have been possible without
the efforts of Nolan Altman, JOWBR Technical Coordinator;
Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, JewishGen's amazing technical team;
and the encouragement of Susan King, JewishGen's founder and
Managing Director. We also want to thank the team of volunteer
translators that worked on 16 cemeteries. Finally, without the
donations of photographs and burial records by hundreds of
individuals and organizations, this project would not be possible.
Our thanks and appreciation to all.

The JOWBR database is searchable at
< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery >.

Please contact me or Nolan Altman, < nta@pipeline.com >,
about the donation of additional material to JOWBR.

Joyce Field
JewishGen Vice President, Data Acquisition

Join main@groups.jewishgen.org to automatically receive all group messages.