JOWBR update #usa

Joyce Field

JewishGen is pleased to announce an update to its burial registry,
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR). Approximately
50,000 burial records and 25,000 new photos of matzevot have been
added. At
<> there
is a complete listing of the 2,033 cemeteries and plots in the
searchable database, comprising 1,074,427 records.

Noteworty additions to the database are:

-Basavilbaso, Argentina: 1,653 records
-Iasi, Romania: 18,000 new records
-Petach Tikvah/Segulah Cemetery, Israel: 2,900 additional records and
6,100 photos
-Toronto, Canada: updates and additions of photos to 60 Toronto cemeteries
-Southwest and Midwest U.S. cemeteries: 4,700 new records and 8,700 photos
-Pennsylvania cemeteries: 4,700 new records
-Alabama and Mississippi cemeteries: 1,500 records >from 13 cemeteries
in these two states
-Indianapolis, Indiana: an additional 2,100 records and 1,800 photos
-Bayside cemeteries, N.Y.: first installment of 1,100 records

The searchable database contains over 432,000 records for the United
States, over 133,000 records for Canada, over 46,000 records for
Romania,over 106,000 records for Israel, over 29,000 records foe
England, and almost 29,000 records for Poland. As can be seen,
donations of many more burial records are needed for JOWBR to reach
the 2 million mark!

Please contact Nolan Altman at <nta@...> to find out how you
can help JOWBR grow.

Best wishes for the new year.

Joyce Field

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