JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 190,000 Records. Please help us grow! #general

Nolan Altman

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2019 pre-Conference 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 12,600 records and 11,200 photos >from 93
organizations and war memorials worldwide. This update brings the Memorial
Plaques holdings to 190,100 records and 135,300 photos >from 356 synagogues,
institutions and memorials representing 37 countries.

Of particular note in this update is a collection of approximately 1,400
records for UK related war memorials >from 29 countries. Other large
collections come >from Colorado, Indiana and Louisiana.

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
July, 2019

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