JOWBR Announcement #scandinavia
JewishGen is very proud to announce its 2011 pre-IAJGS Conference
update to the JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.
The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new user, we
recommend that you take a look at the first two explanatory screencasts at
This update adds over 120,000 new records and 49,000 new photos.
The database is adding 182 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 130 cemeteries >from 26 countries. Since last year's
conference, JOWBR has added close to 300,000 records to the database which
brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.7 million records >from more than 3,200
cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 51 countries! (Although the burial
records are now "live" additional description files, maps and overview
photos for these new cemeteries will be made available shortly.)
Once again, you will see that the donors for this update include a
mix of individuals, Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and
museums. We appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration
work done by a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers. Of particular note
in this update are the following additions:
. Star of David, North. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks to the joint
efforts of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Broward County (JGSBC)
www.jgsbc.org (Coordinator - Susan Steinfeld) and Record-A-Grave
www.recordagrave.com (Coordinator - Jon Andersen) we are adding almost
30,000 records and photo >from many of the cemeteries sections.
. Lodz, Poland. Thanks to a dedicated team of data entry and
validation volunteers, we are adding the final installment of approximately
19,000 records to those that are currently live. JOWBR now includes
approximately 70,500 records >from the "Organization of Former Residents of
Lodz in Israel" burial registers. These records will also be added to the
. Mt. Carmel, Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to the efforts of James Gross
and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia for obtaining and submitting the
cemetery indexing work of Eagle Scout Ian Montgomery.
. San Diego / Oceanside, CA Thanks to Roberta Berman and the San
Diego Genealogical Society for submitting approximately 6,600 records >from 6
cemeteries in the San Diego area.
. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks to Ada Green for
indexing the largest Jewish Cemetery in Vancouver, 4,300 records, and
updating 5 other area cemeteries. Ada has also updated NY area cemeteries
with Nadworner and Bialystoker plots. Total new submitted records,
. Columbus / Bellaire, OH and West Virginia Thanks to Jules Duga for
continuing to submit records >from Columbus area cemeteries. This update
contains approximately 7,399 records >from 13 cemeteries.
. Arlington National Cemetery. Thanks to Harvey Kabaker and the JGS
of Greater Washington for their final installment of burials and photos from
Arlington National Cemetery bringing the total to 5,200.
. Satu Mare, Romania. Thanks to Alexander Huzau for submitting over
4,500 records >from the Orthodox and Staus Quo Ante cemeteries in Satu Mare.
. Ottawa, Canada. Thanks to John Diener and the JGS of Ottawa for
submitting approximately 4,500 records >from the Jewish Memorial Garden
cemeteries and Bank Street cemeteries in Ottawa.
. Czernovitsi, Ukraine. Thanks to Bruce Reich and the JGS of Ottawa
for submitting an additional 3,600 records and photos bringing the total for
the Czernovitsi Cemetery to more than 16,000.
. Lima, Peru. Thanks to Peter Salamon (http://cjp.salamon.net) for
submitting 3,100 records >from Jewish cemetery in Lima.
. Richmond, VA. Thanks Congregation Beth Ahabah
(http://www.bethahabah.org/hebrew-cemetery.htm) for submitting 2,700 records
for the Hebrew Cemetery in Richmond along with the cemetery's Confederate
Section, "the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside of Israel."
. Szydlowiec, Poland. Thanks to Mel Fishman for his 2,100 data
records and accompanying photos.
. Germany - Various. Thanks to Rolf Hoffman
(http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/harburgproject.htm) for submitting 1,500
records >from his research representing a number of German cemeteries.
. Youngstown, OH. Thanks to Marcia Levy for coordinating the receipt
of 1,200 records >from the Children of Peace cemetery in Youngstown, OH.
. Germany / Poland. Thanks to David Lewin for submitting more than
1,000 records >from various cemeteries in Germany and Poland.
. Nassau / Suffolk, Long Island, NY. Thanks to the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Long Island for updates to all the Long Island cemeteries
originally submitted 5 years ago.
. New Countries.
o Barbados and Suriname. Thanks Todd Knowles for submitting
records for the Jewish Burial Grounds in Barbados and the Cassipora Creek
Cemetery and Old Sephardi cemeteries in Suriname.
o Kenya. Thanks to David Lichtenstein and Charles Szlapak for
submitting records >from 3 Kenyan cemeteries as a result of a conversation
started by Avigdor Ben-Dov on the JG Discussion List regarding Jewish
cemeteries in sub-Saharan Africa.
o Eritrea. Thanks to Mae Goder, Sami Cohen and Mansoor Cohen
for their work at the Asmara Jewish Cemetery.
. Jewish Veterans - Nationwide. Thanks to Hershel Sheiness for
submitting burial records for Jewish veterans interred in National
Cemeteries around the country.
. Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all
your submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information
for this update.
We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations
you may be affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that
would consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator