JOWBR announcement #galicia

Joyce Field

Israel Pickholz is critical of my recent announcement on additions
to JOWBR. Israel wrote, "I think it would have been a more useful
announcement had it told us what cemeteries had been added. That
would probably not have made the announcement longer than say some
of the monthly yizkor book announcements."

In fact, there were several hundred additions to JOWBR and the list
would have been much too long to publish in a static list to all
JewishGen Digests. Anyone interested in knowing the cemeteries that
are online can check the cemetery inventory list at
There are 1,810 cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots listed there.

I do hope that Israel is not similarly critical of the length of
Yizkor Book Project announcements.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

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