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Re: The Name Faike #general

Felicity Bartak
 

From: Cindy Gallard <gallardc@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:49:48 -0600

Can anyone tell me what original name of someone called Faike might
be?

--
It sounds like a non-Yiddish speaking person's recording of the female
Yiddish given name 'Feige', (pronounced Faygeh), which means 'Bird'.
My Yiddish speaking grandmother's given name was Feige, and her Hebrew
name was Zipporah - 'Bird' in Hebrew.

Felicity Bartak
Melbourne
Australia


JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #general

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Name Faike #general

Felicity Bartak
 

From: Cindy Gallard <gallardc@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:49:48 -0600

Can anyone tell me what original name of someone called Faike might
be?

--
It sounds like a non-Yiddish speaking person's recording of the female
Yiddish given name 'Feige', (pronounced Faygeh), which means 'Bird'.
My Yiddish speaking grandmother's given name was Feige, and her Hebrew
name was Zipporah - 'Bird' in Hebrew.

Felicity Bartak
Melbourne
Australia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #general

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


announcing the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards for 2013 #general

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The German Jewish Community History Council, the German Jewish Special
Interest Group of JewishGen (GerSIG) and the Berlin Parliament are
pleased to announce their Call for Nominations for the annual Obermayer
German Jewish History Awards to be given to non-Jewish Germans who have
made extraordinary contributions to preserving vestiges of former
Jewish life in their local communities, including historical records,
cultural material, cemeteries and synagogues.

The Call for Nominations can be obtained at
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm, and the deadline for
submission is September 24, 2012.

Thousands of Germans have carried out such activities as volunteers
because they feel it is the right thing to do. The preservation of
Jewish material is one of the few ways in which they can respond
constructively to their country's horrible past.

This award provides Jews throughout the world with the opportunity to
recognize and honor German individuals who, in many cases, have devoted
their lifetimes to such important endeavors. As Jewish genealogists, we
have been the recipients of their good work.

Many of you previously submitted worthy nominations. Those nominees who
have already received Certificates of Commendation are prime candidates
for this year's awards. They will only require updating of the prior
submissions.

This will be the 13th year for such awards, which will be given on
January 28, 2013 in Berlin. Each awardee and his/her spouse will be
invited on an all expenses paid trip to Berlin to receive the award at
the elegant Plenary Chamber of the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the
Berlin Parliament. Successful nominators are also invited to attend all
of the award ceremony events in Berlin, where they will meet with the
award recipients they have chosen to honor.

The honorees will receive a framed certificate and an honorarium to be
used for the furtherance of their work. Awardees' contributions will be
described to attendees and to the local, national and international news
media. These awards have in the past received extensive worldwide media
coverage (http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm).

If you know someone who may be appropriate for nomination, further
information -- including the Call for Nominations and profiles of
previous award winners and the jury -- can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email to:

germanaward@hotmail.com

or a letter to the:

German Jewish Community History Council
239 Chestnut Street
West Newton, MA 02465 USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September
24, 2012.

Arthur Obermayer
West Newton, Mass.
obermayer@alum.mit.edu


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen announcing the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards for 2013 #general

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The German Jewish Community History Council, the German Jewish Special
Interest Group of JewishGen (GerSIG) and the Berlin Parliament are
pleased to announce their Call for Nominations for the annual Obermayer
German Jewish History Awards to be given to non-Jewish Germans who have
made extraordinary contributions to preserving vestiges of former
Jewish life in their local communities, including historical records,
cultural material, cemeteries and synagogues.

The Call for Nominations can be obtained at
http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm, and the deadline for
submission is September 24, 2012.

Thousands of Germans have carried out such activities as volunteers
because they feel it is the right thing to do. The preservation of
Jewish material is one of the few ways in which they can respond
constructively to their country's horrible past.

This award provides Jews throughout the world with the opportunity to
recognize and honor German individuals who, in many cases, have devoted
their lifetimes to such important endeavors. As Jewish genealogists, we
have been the recipients of their good work.

Many of you previously submitted worthy nominations. Those nominees who
have already received Certificates of Commendation are prime candidates
for this year's awards. They will only require updating of the prior
submissions.

This will be the 13th year for such awards, which will be given on
January 28, 2013 in Berlin. Each awardee and his/her spouse will be
invited on an all expenses paid trip to Berlin to receive the award at
the elegant Plenary Chamber of the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the
Berlin Parliament. Successful nominators are also invited to attend all
of the award ceremony events in Berlin, where they will meet with the
award recipients they have chosen to honor.

The honorees will receive a framed certificate and an honorarium to be
used for the furtherance of their work. Awardees' contributions will be
described to attendees and to the local, national and international news
media. These awards have in the past received extensive worldwide media
coverage (http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm).

If you know someone who may be appropriate for nomination, further
information -- including the Call for Nominations and profiles of
previous award winners and the jury -- can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award

You may obtain a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email to:

germanaward@hotmail.com

or a letter to the:

German Jewish Community History Council
239 Chestnut Street
West Newton, MA 02465 USA

Remember that the deadline for submission of nominations is September
24, 2012.

Arthur Obermayer
West Newton, Mass.
obermayer@alum.mit.edu


JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #rabbinic

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #rabbinic

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #scandinavia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #sephardic

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #yizkorbooks

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #scandinavia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #sephardic

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #yizkorbooks

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #germany #poland #danzig #gdansk

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #dna

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


DNA Research #DNA JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #dna

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #ukraine

bounce-2446188-772980@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine JewishGen's JOWBR Update Announcement #ukraine

bounce-2446188-772980@...
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 pre-Conference update to
JOWBR (JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database.

The JOWBR database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/

If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/

This update adds more than 105,000 new records and 21,000 new photos.
The database is adding 244 new cemeteries along with updates or
additions to an additional 343 cemeteries.

In our continuing effort to broaden JOWBR's coverage worldwide,
we are adding or updating records to cemeteries >from 46 countries,
literally spanning >from A to Z -- Algeria to Zimbabwe.

This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.86 million records >from
almost 3,600 cemeteries / cemetery sections. We've also added
initial data sets for 16 new countries -- bringing the number of
countries represented in JOWBR to 80 on 6 continents!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals,
Jewish genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We
appreciate all our donor's submissions and the transliteration work done by
a faithful group of JewishGen volunteers.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many of the records >from under-represented
countries. In addition, without our volunteer transliterators, led by
Gilberto Jugend, we would not be able to add the information >from some very
difficult to read photos.

Of particular note in this update are the following additions:
1) US Veterans buried in Non-Veterans Administration Federal and State
cemeteries. Thanks to Randy and Aliza Fishbein who have been working on US
veteran records, we are adding 20,700 records for US veterans who requested
VA markers and buried in local cemeteries.
2) Czech Republic. We are adding close to 10,000 records >from 34 different
cemeteries thanks to Achab Haidler >from the Chewra organization in the Czech
Republic. http://www.chewra.com/ [This website is in Czech --Mod.]
3) Switzerland. Thanks to Eduard Benjamin of the Israelitische
Cultusgemeinde Zurich (ICZ), we have added 7,200 records >from 2 Zurich
cemeteries.
4) St. Louis, Missouri. Our thanks to the United Hebrew Congregation for
permission to add 7,000 records >from the United Hebrew Cemetery.
5) Morocco. Thanks to Guy Dvir-Ovadia for his submission of 6,100 records
from cemeteries in Fez, Meknes, and Sefrou.
6) Massachusetts Cemeteries.
Thanks to David Rosen of the JGS of Greater Boston for submissions
of 5,750 records and 950 photos >from 2 Lynn and 1 West Roxbury cemeteries.
Thanks to Diane Lurie Berg for her submission of 1,050 records and
photos >from the Jewish Benevolent Cemetery in West Roxbury
Thanks to Marjorie Duby for adding 800 records and 2,700 photos from
3 cemeteries in Waltham, Woburn and West Roxbury.
Thanks to Jeff Kontoff for submitting 400 records and 2,300 photos
from 3 Springfield and 1 Chicopee cemeteries.
7) Passaic Junction Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Thanks to Mark Pollack who
has already submitted 3,500 records >from this cemetery and continues to work
on indexing remaining sections.
8) Quebec, Canada. Thanks to Alan Greenberg and the JGS of Montreal for
updating 129 sections and adding 3,200 records >from the Back River and Baron
De Hirsh cemeteries in Quebec.
9) Venezuela. Thanks to Ignacio Sternberg, founder and president of the
Asociacion De Genealogia Judia De Venezuela for submitting 2,900 records
from 5 cemeteries in the Caracas area.
10) Italy. Thanks to Angelica Bertinelli of the "Mantova Ebraica"
Associazione Culturale and the Jewish Community of Mantova, Italy for
submitting 2,500 records >from 11 cemeteries in Italy.
11) Austria. Thanks to Charlotte Lugmayr-Frantz >from Linz, Austria for
submitting 2,300 records >from cemeteries in Ebensee, Hohenems, Linz and
Steyr.
12) Zdunska Wola, Poland. Thanks to Dr. Kamila Klauzinska and Prof. Daniel
Wagner who have completely indexed and submitted an additional 2,100 records
bringing the total number Zdunska Wola records to 3,100.
13) Aachen, Germany. Thanks to Dieter Peters for submitting his 2.050
Aachen records.
14) Brazil. Thanks to Denis Minev, grandson of Samuel Benchimol, professor
emeritus of the Universidade Federale do Amazonas, who wrote Eretz Amazonia:
Os judeus na Amazonia, which includes cemetery burial records >from 17
cemeteries throughout Amazonia.
15) Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for updating 165
cemetery sections resulting in 1,400 additional records >from various
cemeteries.
16) Petach Tikvah / Segulah and Trumpeldor, Israel. Thanks to Gilda
Kurtzman for her ongoing submissions of 600 new records and 2,600 new
photos.
17) New Countries. This update includes our first listings for Algeria,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Martinique, Morocco,
Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad, Venezuela and
Zimbabwe. Although some are small in number, these listings help achieve
JewishGen's goal of permanently memorializing Jewish communities around the
world.

Whether your name or records are listed above, we appreciate all your
submissions! Thank you to all the donors that submitted information for
this update.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to make
additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery section
individually or consider a group project for your local Society, temple or
other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR database and
make it possible for researchers and family members to find answers they
otherwise might not. Please also consider other organizations you may be
affiliated with that may already have done cemetery indexing that would
consider having their records included in the JOWBR database.

Stay tuned for our inaugural upload for JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project.
We currently have approximately 9,000 records to start with and are very
interested in your help to add to those figures. We're still actively
looking for additional files for the launch. Please contact me to find out
more about this project and how you or your JGS can help.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR -- Coordinator
June, 2012

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