JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Week article on Bayside Cemetery #general
Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>
A cover story in the Oct. 21, 2005, issue of New York's Jewish Week is
headlined, "Shul Silent On Cemetery Database." It discusses the work of
Shane Wamsley, a Salt Lake City Mormon, to organize a cleanup of Bayside
Cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens, and to compile a database of its burials.
According to the article, the cemetery dates back to 1842 and has
approximately 35,000 graves.
The article, which appears online at
mentions JOWBR (the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry) and quotes
JewishGenners Eden Joachim and Florence Marmor, as well as Bob Friedman of
the Center for Jewish History.