Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 136,000 Records (Year-End Update) #dna

Nolan Altman

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2016 Update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at 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 30,000 records and 7,900 photos from
Croatia, Israel, Italy, the United States and Wales. These records come from
24 different synagogues and other institutions.

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 If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2016

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