Bialystok Jewish Cemetery has been Indexed #poland


Mark Halpern
 

The Foundation for Documentation of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland has
announced an update to the database of Polish Jewish cemetery
inscriptions. which includes GPS data and transcriptions of personal
data extracted directly >from the tombstones.

This update includes an almost complete index of the cemetery in
Bialystok (2400 inscriptions). 500 more inscriptions for Bialystok will
be added to the database in Summer 2016.

As you can see >from the data, there are fewer than 3,000 legible
tombstones in the one remaining Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok. This
represents about 6 to 8% of the number of people buried in the Cemetery
from about 1890 through about 1965.
Already included in this database are inscriptions for the Bialystok
area towns of Bielsk Podlaski, Bransk, Choroszcz, Ciechanowiec,
Drohiczyn, Goniadz, Jalowka, Jasionowka, Knyszyn, Krynki, Michalowo,
Narew, Narewka, Sidra, Siemiatycze, Tykocin, Wasilkow, and Zabludow.

Through collaboration with JRI-Poland, this data will be easily
available to all researchers, historians and descendants of Polish Jews.
See
http://www.jri-poland.org/foundation-for-documentation-jewish-cemeteries.htm.

Witold Wrzosinski, Remigiusz Sosnowski and Alicja Mroczkowska are the
principals of the Foundation for Documentation of Jewish Cemeteries. The
Foundation was awarded the IAJGS Stern Grant in 2015. For direct access
to the Foundation's website and database, see
http://cemetery.jewish.org.pl/lang_en/

Mark Halpern

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