Date   

JGS of Maryland June 24 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: Tammy Hepps
Title: "Technology for Cousin Bait That Works"
Date and Time: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, June 24, 2018, to hear Tammy Hepps present
"Technology for Cousin Bait That Works."

Cousin bait is the public information trail you leave for people
researching the same ancestors as you to find you. Making connections
to fellow researchers is every genealogist's dream, not only because
it gives you a research buddy, but also because each new buddy can
provide you with information you may have never found otherwise. But
in the Internet age, creating that trail means understanding how
search engines work. Content that may seem intriguing to you as a
genealogist may fail to meet the criteria of content search engines.
This talk will begin with a basic introduction to SEO, search engine
optimization, to demonstrate the qualities your digital cousin bait
will need to have. The bulk of the talk will cover specific examples
from different, popular techniques for posting content online to
evaluate the likelihood of their making your content findable.
Finally, safety considerations around making your content findable
will be discussed.

Tammy A. Hepps is a technologist, genealogist, and storyteller. The
creator of Treelines.com, a family story-sharing website and winner of
the RootsTech Developer Challenge, she lectures internationally about
combining creative research, cutting-edge technology, and meaningful
storytelling to make family history more engaging. She is also
conducting original research into the Jewish community of Homestead,
PA, once the leading steel town in the United States. Professionally,
she has nearly two decades of experience managing the entire product
and software development life cycles in a diverse range of industries
for companies ranging >from early-stage startups to Fortune 500
corporations.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland June 24 program #general

Susan Steeble
 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: Tammy Hepps
Title: "Technology for Cousin Bait That Works"
Date and Time: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, June 24, 2018, to hear Tammy Hepps present
"Technology for Cousin Bait That Works."

Cousin bait is the public information trail you leave for people
researching the same ancestors as you to find you. Making connections
to fellow researchers is every genealogist's dream, not only because
it gives you a research buddy, but also because each new buddy can
provide you with information you may have never found otherwise. But
in the Internet age, creating that trail means understanding how
search engines work. Content that may seem intriguing to you as a
genealogist may fail to meet the criteria of content search engines.
This talk will begin with a basic introduction to SEO, search engine
optimization, to demonstrate the qualities your digital cousin bait
will need to have. The bulk of the talk will cover specific examples
from different, popular techniques for posting content online to
evaluate the likelihood of their making your content findable.
Finally, safety considerations around making your content findable
will be discussed.

Tammy A. Hepps is a technologist, genealogist, and storyteller. The
creator of Treelines.com, a family story-sharing website and winner of
the RootsTech Developer Challenge, she lectures internationally about
combining creative research, cutting-edge technology, and meaningful
storytelling to make family history more engaging. She is also
conducting original research into the Jewish community of Homestead,
PA, once the leading steel town in the United States. Professionally,
she has nearly two decades of experience managing the entire product
and software development life cycles in a diverse range of industries
for companies ranging >from early-stage startups to Fortune 500
corporations.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
JGSMD Public Relations


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

bounce-3533085-772961@...
 

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.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


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

bounce-3533085-772961@...
 

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.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


New material in the Hungarian Databases #hungary

ethnoca@...
 

I am happy to announce another large upload into the Hungarian Databases, over twenty thousand entries.  Most of it is part of the Arad project, some 14,000 entries for now, although there is more to come. A big thank you to the Arad transcribers, the most active contributor among them being Robi Koren. Much appreciated!
An update on Henry Wellisch's Nyitra project: unfortunately we have to wait a bit because some of the FS images are still not available online, thus hampering the proofing process. On the other hand we have now the Deaths segment of Henryâ??s Szekesfehervar project, uploaded and searchable. He is a very productive transcriber, working on several new projects. Thank you, Henry!

We also added new data >from Gyongyos, Szilagynagyfalu and Varmezo.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the contributions of our H-SIG members. So many of you came forward with donations of privately transcribed material (including Slovakia, Serbia) which would not be obtainable otherwise. They are all in the process of being proofed and readied for inclusion into the Hungarian databases. But that does not diminish the importance of financial assistance. We need your donations because for example we just realized that there are missing segments >from our next big project, Nagyvarad, covering the years up to WWI. We would like to acquire those missing registers and we need your help to do so.Â

Sarah Feuerstein
Hungarian Vital Records Coordinator
JewishGen

Moderator: Sarah and her team of transcribers continue to do a marvelous job generating
records to grow the astounding JewishGen Hungary database. Your support with donations
of time and, of course, funds, is vital to continuing this important work.


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

bounce-3533084-772961@...
 

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.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Hungary SIG #Hungary New material in the Hungarian Databases #hungary

ethnoca@...
 

I am happy to announce another large upload into the Hungarian Databases, over twenty thousand entries.  Most of it is part of the Arad project, some 14,000 entries for now, although there is more to come. A big thank you to the Arad transcribers, the most active contributor among them being Robi Koren. Much appreciated!
An update on Henry Wellisch's Nyitra project: unfortunately we have to wait a bit because some of the FS images are still not available online, thus hampering the proofing process. On the other hand we have now the Deaths segment of Henryâ??s Szekesfehervar project, uploaded and searchable. He is a very productive transcriber, working on several new projects. Thank you, Henry!

We also added new data >from Gyongyos, Szilagynagyfalu and Varmezo.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the contributions of our H-SIG members. So many of you came forward with donations of privately transcribed material (including Slovakia, Serbia) which would not be obtainable otherwise. They are all in the process of being proofed and readied for inclusion into the Hungarian databases. But that does not diminish the importance of financial assistance. We need your donations because for example we just realized that there are missing segments >from our next big project, Nagyvarad, covering the years up to WWI. We would like to acquire those missing registers and we need your help to do so.Â

Sarah Feuerstein
Hungarian Vital Records Coordinator
JewishGen

Moderator: Sarah and her team of transcribers continue to do a marvelous job generating
records to grow the astounding JewishGen Hungary database. Your support with donations
of time and, of course, funds, is vital to continuing this important work.


Hungary SIG #Hungary JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #hungary

bounce-3533084-772961@...
 

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.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


New York Genealogy course begins June 25th! #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Greetings fellow JewishGenners...
Just a note to say we have 3 seats available in the upcoming course.
Students will comb New York's data bases online and in the Archives,
researching a chosen family, with the assistance of the instructor,
and enjoy a field trip to selected archives.

Our JewishGen mentored courses are very special...you select one
branch, set your goals, read and research and the instructor will
personally assist you. This is an intermediate course; we assume
you've gathered some census and vital records, perhaps found a
manifest; we will guide you to organize what you've done and plan your
next steps. The course features 8 online text lessons which you can
read/download at your own pace and a unique conversational **forum** for
Q&A. Our forum is open 24/7; there are no set times because our
students are international.

We strongly encourage you to look at the course details on the
education page www.jewishgen.org/education or the course page
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40115
Registration is open.

If you have some questions, please email Thankyou

Phyllis Kramer, VP education, JewishGen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York Genealogy course begins June 25th! #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Greetings fellow JewishGenners...
Just a note to say we have 3 seats available in the upcoming course.
Students will comb New York's data bases online and in the Archives,
researching a chosen family, with the assistance of the instructor,
and enjoy a field trip to selected archives.

Our JewishGen mentored courses are very special...you select one
branch, set your goals, read and research and the instructor will
personally assist you. This is an intermediate course; we assume
you've gathered some census and vital records, perhaps found a
manifest; we will guide you to organize what you've done and plan your
next steps. The course features 8 online text lessons which you can
read/download at your own pace and a unique conversational **forum** for
Q&A. Our forum is open 24/7; there are no set times because our
students are international.

We strongly encourage you to look at the course details on the
education page www.jewishgen.org/education or the course page
https://www.jewishgen.org/education/description.asp?course=40115
Registration is open.

If you have some questions, please email Thankyou

Phyllis Kramer, VP education, JewishGen


Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - research assistance #general

lesliegut
 

Dear Genners,

It's often we see requests for cemetery photos and other research assistance
coming through this forum. I keep meaning to draw to the attention of
everyone a volunteer group which offers this and other types of assistance
to researchers in the U.S.. You might try this organization, Random Acts of
Genealogical Kindness (https://www.raogk.org/ ) for help. Go to "State
Guides" for a listing of individuals offering their services. I used them
quite successfully in the past and my cost was only what the researcher
incurred on my behalf for copying a record and mailing it to me. In fact,
my "volunteer researcher" had access to some local sites which helped me
find online records I couldn't locate elsewhere.

I hope this resource is of assistance to some of you who need extra eyes or
arms in the U.S.. Good luck!

Leslie Gut-Reiken
Zurich, Switzerland

Searching: SOLOMIANSKY/SALAMANSKY (Lida and Eisiskis), RASKIN/REIKEN/RAIKIN
(Polotsk, Vitebsk)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - research assistance #general

lesliegut
 

Dear Genners,

It's often we see requests for cemetery photos and other research assistance
coming through this forum. I keep meaning to draw to the attention of
everyone a volunteer group which offers this and other types of assistance
to researchers in the U.S.. You might try this organization, Random Acts of
Genealogical Kindness (https://www.raogk.org/ ) for help. Go to "State
Guides" for a listing of individuals offering their services. I used them
quite successfully in the past and my cost was only what the researcher
incurred on my behalf for copying a record and mailing it to me. In fact,
my "volunteer researcher" had access to some local sites which helped me
find online records I couldn't locate elsewhere.

I hope this resource is of assistance to some of you who need extra eyes or
arms in the U.S.. Good luck!

Leslie Gut-Reiken
Zurich, Switzerland

Searching: SOLOMIANSKY/SALAMANSKY (Lida and Eisiskis), RASKIN/REIKEN/RAIKIN
(Polotsk, Vitebsk)


ViewMate Translations, Russian (ERDSZNEKER, FLEK, GRYNTLYCH, Opole Lubelskie) #poland

Genealogy BLW
 

I have posted 4 vital records for translation >from Russian to English.
They are located at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68294
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68295
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68296
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68297

All are for ERDSZNEK/ERDZNEKE/ ERDSZNEKER branch of my family >from
Lublin gubernia.

Please reply using the form in the ViewMate application so that answers
are archived.


Thank you!
Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Researching in congress Poland:
KATZ/KAC, SZNAJDER, WAKSMAN, FINKIELSZTAJN, MELNIK, and spouses >from
towns near Ostrowiec and Opole Lubelskie
And, in Galicia:
WEINTRAUB, BRODE, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL, BLEIBERG


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate Translations, Russian (ERDSZNEKER, FLEK, GRYNTLYCH, Opole Lubelskie) #poland

Genealogy BLW
 

I have posted 4 vital records for translation >from Russian to English.
They are located at

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68294
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68295
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68296
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68297

All are for ERDSZNEK/ERDZNEKE/ ERDSZNEKER branch of my family >from
Lublin gubernia.

Please reply using the form in the ViewMate application so that answers
are archived.


Thank you!
Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Researching in congress Poland:
KATZ/KAC, SZNAJDER, WAKSMAN, FINKIELSZTAJN, MELNIK, and spouses >from
towns near Ostrowiec and Opole Lubelskie
And, in Galicia:
WEINTRAUB, BRODE, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL, BLEIBERG


ViewMate Translation, Polish (ERDSZNEKER, Kazimierz Dolny) #poland

Genealogy BLW
 

I have posted a birth record for translation >from Polish to English.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68293

Since my 3x great grandmother was named Masia and all of the
ERDSZNEK/ERDSZNEKE/ERDSZNEKER >from Lublin province are part of the same
family, I'm fairly certain that the child is related. Her parents names
will confirm her identify within the family. Please translate the record
completely, or extract all information including information regarding
witnesses.

Please also respond via the form in the ViewMate application so that it
is archived.

Thank you!
Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Researching in congress Poland:=20
KATZ/KAC, SZNAJDER, WAKSMAN, FINKIELSZTAJN, MELNIK, and spouses >from
towns near Ostrowiec and Opole Lubelskie
And, in Galicia:
WEINTRAUB, BRODE, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL, BLEIBERG


JRI Poland #Poland ViewMate Translation, Polish (ERDSZNEKER, Kazimierz Dolny) #poland

Genealogy BLW
 

I have posted a birth record for translation >from Polish to English.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68293

Since my 3x great grandmother was named Masia and all of the
ERDSZNEK/ERDSZNEKE/ERDSZNEKER >from Lublin province are part of the same
family, I'm fairly certain that the child is related. Her parents names
will confirm her identify within the family. Please translate the record
completely, or extract all information including information regarding
witnesses.

Please also respond via the form in the ViewMate application so that it
is archived.

Thank you!
Barbara Weintraub
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Researching in congress Poland:=20
KATZ/KAC, SZNAJDER, WAKSMAN, FINKIELSZTAJN, MELNIK, and spouses >from
towns near Ostrowiec and Opole Lubelskie
And, in Galicia:
WEINTRAUB, BRODE, HAMMER/KAMER, SPINDEL, BLEIBERG


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

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.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #poland #danzig #gdansk #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.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland JOWBR Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 3.3 Million Records! #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

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.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Memorial Plaques Update - Database Grows to More Than 177,500 Records. Please help us grow! #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

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.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
June, 2018

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