JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom JewishGen's Memorial Plaques Database Update - June 2016 #unitedkingdom
Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 125,000 Records. Please help
JewishGen is proud to announce its 2016 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 23,000 records and 20,800 photos >from Argentina,
Israel, Slovakia, the US. These records come >from 46 different synagogues
and other institutions. The MPD database now includes 128,800 records and
89,000 photos >from more than 200 organizations covering 6 countries.
Significant additions to the database include collections from
Argentina and Slovakia as well as Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and
Texas in the US. For details on the contents of the database, please check
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm for a complete
listing of our inventory by location.
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.