Date   

JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #dna

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
countries!

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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #dna

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
countries!

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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


DNA Research #DNA JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #dna

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
countries!

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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


DNA Research #DNA Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #dna

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Latvia SIG #Latvia JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
countries!

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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Latvia SIG #Latvia Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Danzig/Gdansk SIG meeting at Warsaw IAJGS Conference #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG will meet during the IAJGS Conference
in Warsaw on Monday, August 6, 1:30-2:30 PM in room
Katowice-Boardroom. If you think you might attend, please email me
and include the Danzig surnames you are researching and the date
ranges for which you would most like to see Danzig records (e.g.,
1930s, late 18th century). Please also let me know if you plan to
visit Gdansk during your trip to Poland.

I will discuss the known Danzig Jewish genealogical sources, focusing
on the sources most relevant to the research interests of the
attendees who emailed me and on recently acquired sources. I will
also report on some of the sources at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin, which I will examine just before
the conference.

Also, if you might be interested in volunteering to transcribe or
proofread Danzig records -- German (handwritten Kurrent-script, normal
handwritten, or typewritten) or Hebrew (handwritten cursive or print)
-- please contact me. We have several datasets that only need
proofreading before they can be added to searchable databases on
JewishGen and we have new projects waiting for volunteers.

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Danzig/Gdansk SIG meeting at Warsaw IAJGS Conference #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG will meet during the IAJGS Conference
in Warsaw on Monday, August 6, 1:30-2:30 PM in room
Katowice-Boardroom. If you think you might attend, please email me
and include the Danzig surnames you are researching and the date
ranges for which you would most like to see Danzig records (e.g.,
1930s, late 18th century). Please also let me know if you plan to
visit Gdansk during your trip to Poland.

I will discuss the known Danzig Jewish genealogical sources, focusing
on the sources most relevant to the research interests of the
attendees who emailed me and on recently acquired sources. I will
also report on some of the sources at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin, which I will examine just before
the conference.

Also, if you might be interested in volunteering to transcribe or
proofread Danzig records -- German (handwritten Kurrent-script, normal
handwritten, or typewritten) or Hebrew (handwritten cursive or print)
-- please contact me. We have several datasets that only need
proofreading before they can be added to searchable databases on
JewishGen and we have new projects waiting for volunteers.

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.


Re: Identifying a name #general

brotker@...
 

It looks to me like Zyrles, even though the Z looks different than the Z at the
bottom in Mt. Zion, I believe the bottom section was filled out by a different
person than the top section. Good luck!

Regards,

Bobby Rotker

Searching: ROTKER, ROTKER, SCHULMAN, SZULMAN, GOLDMAN and GUTMAN >from Warsaw;
KIRSCH, KERSZENBAUM & SAPERSZTEJN >from Ciechanow; ZEITLIN >from Slonim and or
Dorechin

From: Madeleine Isenberg <madeleine.isenberg@...>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Lisa Liel asked for help in identifying the name Lyrles. I am taking
a stab at this.

The first letter might be a "Z" rather than an "L." ...
...the name might be Zyrles or a poor way to have written a form of what
we might write now as "Tzirl."

From: Lisa Liel <lisa@...>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018
According to my great-great-great grandfather's death certificate, his
mother's name was "Lyrles Sacks". A relative had told me this was the
name, and I had assumed that it was a mistake. For example, another
relative was supposedly named "Swerlhaim". In the end, he turned out to
be "Yisroel Chaim", which was close. But I got a copy of the actual
certificate, and her first name really does look like "Lyrles". You can
see the certificate at:

http://starways.net/lisa/Death_ShmuelMosheAronson.jpg
...
Can anyone think what this name is, and where it might be from?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Identifying a name #general

brotker@...
 

It looks to me like Zyrles, even though the Z looks different than the Z at the
bottom in Mt. Zion, I believe the bottom section was filled out by a different
person than the top section. Good luck!

Regards,

Bobby Rotker

Searching: ROTKER, ROTKER, SCHULMAN, SZULMAN, GOLDMAN and GUTMAN >from Warsaw;
KIRSCH, KERSZENBAUM & SAPERSZTEJN >from Ciechanow; ZEITLIN >from Slonim and or
Dorechin

From: Madeleine Isenberg <madeleine.isenberg@...>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Lisa Liel asked for help in identifying the name Lyrles. I am taking
a stab at this.

The first letter might be a "Z" rather than an "L." ...
...the name might be Zyrles or a poor way to have written a form of what
we might write now as "Tzirl."

From: Lisa Liel <lisa@...>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018
According to my great-great-great grandfather's death certificate, his
mother's name was "Lyrles Sacks". A relative had told me this was the
name, and I had assumed that it was a mistake. For example, another
relative was supposedly named "Swerlhaim". In the end, he turned out to
be "Yisroel Chaim", which was close. But I got a copy of the actual
certificate, and her first name really does look like "Lyrles". You can
see the certificate at:

http://starways.net/lisa/Death_ShmuelMosheAronson.jpg
...
Can anyone think what this name is, and where it might be from?


Danzig/Gdansk SIG meeting at Warsaw IAJGS Conference #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG will meet during the IAJGS Conference
in Warsaw on Monday, August 6, 1:30-2:30 PM in room
Katowice-Boardroom. If you think you might attend, please email me
and include the Danzig surnames you are researching and the date
ranges for which you would most like to see Danzig records (e.g.,
1930s, late 18th century). Please also let me know if you plan to
visit Gdansk during your trip to Poland.

I will discuss the known Danzig Jewish genealogical sources, focusing
on the sources most relevant to the research interests of the
attendees who emailed me and on recently acquired sources. I will
also report on some of the sources at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin, which I will examine just before
the conference.

Also, if you might be interested in volunteering to transcribe or
proofread Danzig records -- German (handwritten Kurrent-script, normal
handwritten, or typewritten) or Hebrew (handwritten cursive or print)
-- please contact me. We have several datasets that only need
proofreading before they can be added to searchable databases on
JewishGen and we have new projects waiting for volunteers.

Logan Kleinwaks, Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
near Washington, D.C. kleinwaks@...


JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #germany

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
countries!

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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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.

Nolan Altman, NAltman@... JewishGen VP Data Acquisition June, 2018


Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #germany

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman, NAltman@... JewishGen VP Data Acquisition June, 2018


German SIG #Germany Danzig/Gdansk SIG meeting at Warsaw IAJGS Conference #germany

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

The JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG will meet during the IAJGS Conference
in Warsaw on Monday, August 6, 1:30-2:30 PM in room
Katowice-Boardroom. If you think you might attend, please email me
and include the Danzig surnames you are researching and the date
ranges for which you would most like to see Danzig records (e.g.,
1930s, late 18th century). Please also let me know if you plan to
visit Gdansk during your trip to Poland.

I will discuss the known Danzig Jewish genealogical sources, focusing
on the sources most relevant to the research interests of the
attendees who emailed me and on recently acquired sources. I will
also report on some of the sources at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv
Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin, which I will examine just before
the conference.

Also, if you might be interested in volunteering to transcribe or
proofread Danzig records -- German (handwritten Kurrent-script, normal
handwritten, or typewritten) or Hebrew (handwritten cursive or print)
-- please contact me. We have several datasets that only need
proofreading before they can be added to searchable databases on
JewishGen and we have new projects waiting for volunteers.

Logan Kleinwaks, Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
near Washington, D.C. kleinwaks@...


German SIG #Germany JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #germany

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR database
can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ If you're a new
JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast page at
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at the
first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 100,000 new records and 34,000 new photos.
The database is adding and/or updating 510 cemeteries. This update brings
JOWBR's holdings to 3.33 million records and 594,000 photos from
approximately 7,750 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 128
countries!

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.

Significant new and updated sets to the database include collections from
Belarus, Czech Republic, Moldova, France, Germany, England, Poland, Sweden,
Russia, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe. We've also added a large
number of Montreal, Canada headstone photos. For a complete listing please
see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for of all
cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennett, Lineke Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin Hellman,
Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord, Cori Plucer, Deborah Ross,
Marylin Shalks, and Suzanne Tarica. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would not
be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

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.

Nolan Altman, NAltman@... JewishGen VP Data Acquisition June, 2018


German SIG #Germany Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #germany

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman, NAltman@... JewishGen VP Data Acquisition June, 2018


Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #courland #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #latvia #courland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2018 pre-Conference update for the
Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 8,400 records and 6,900 photos. This update
brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 177,500 records and 124,000 photos
from 263 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018