JRI Poland #Poland Lodz, Poland Cemetery databases #poland
Roni S. Liebowitz
I would like to expand on the information previously posted by Nolan
Altman, JOWBR Coordinator, on the updated Lodz Cemtery Database. The
JRI-Poland/JewishGen joint project indexing the burial registers
obtained >from the "Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in Israel"
has been completed. Approximately 70,500 records were indexed and added
to both the JRI-Poland database and JOWBR. This data is for the New
For those researching their roots in Lodz, there are several
overlapping Lodz New Cemetery databases and it is recommended that all
be searched as part of your research.
1. The database complied by the Lodz Jews Heritage Foundation which
can be found at
It is recommended that you use Steven Morse's "One Step" search site
for ease of use.
2. The Tahara Boards database >from the Lodz Cemetery Purification room
can be searched at
and on JOWBR at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
3. The Lodz Ghetto Cemetery Burial List which was compiled by
Yad LeZahava is searchable on JOWBR and on the Museum of Family History
JRI-Poland has a searchable database >from the Old Cemetery Chevra
Kadisha List. http://www.jri-poland.org
Burials in the Old Cemetery began in 1811 and while the cemetery closed
in 1892, burials continued until 1922. This cemetery was destroyed.
The New Cemetery on Bracka Street was established in 1892 and contains
over 160,000 burials.
Good luck with your research!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz