Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 190,000 Records. Please help us grow! #general


Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2019 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 12,600 records and 11,200 photos >from 93
organizations and war memorials worldwide. This update brings the Memorial
Plaques holdings to 190,100 records and 135,300 photos >from 356 synagogues,
institutions and memorials representing 37 countries.

Of particular note in this update is a collection of approximately 1,400
records for UK related war memorials >from 29 countries. Other large
collections come >from Colorado, Indiana and Louisiana.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
July, 2019

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