Date   

The history of Jews in Biblis, Hessen - COMMUNITY HISTORY BOOKLET #germany

Uri Rosenan <rosenan@...>
 

Rudi Doerr is a local historian in Biblis, near Worms in Hessen. In the last
years he is researching the history of the Jewish families in this little
town.

Recently M. Doerr compiled a booklet on the subject, currently only in
German, including many photos of people, houses, graves and documents.
Anyone interested, please contact Rudi Doerr privately at:
rudi.doerr@....

Biblis Families include: BODENHEIMER, DREIFUSS, FLEHINGER, FRAENKEL,
HEINMANN, HOCHSCHILD, JOSEPH, MAYER (MEYER), MICHEL, SCHOENAUER, SOMMER,
SPIESS, STEIERMANN

Regards, Uri Rosenan, Yehud, Israel uri@...


German SIG #Germany The history of Jews in Biblis, Hessen - COMMUNITY HISTORY BOOKLET #germany

Uri Rosenan <rosenan@...>
 

Rudi Doerr is a local historian in Biblis, near Worms in Hessen. In the last
years he is researching the history of the Jewish families in this little
town.

Recently M. Doerr compiled a booklet on the subject, currently only in
German, including many photos of people, houses, graves and documents.
Anyone interested, please contact Rudi Doerr privately at:
rudi.doerr@....

Biblis Families include: BODENHEIMER, DREIFUSS, FLEHINGER, FRAENKEL,
HEINMANN, HOCHSCHILD, JOSEPH, MAYER (MEYER), MICHEL, SCHOENAUER, SOMMER,
SPIESS, STEIERMANN

Regards, Uri Rosenan, Yehud, Israel uri@...


Re: Letter from a Brandenburg prison inmate- ViewMate #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

The prison >from which Gerhard Jacob is writing is a regular prison, not a
concentration camp. People, especially Jews, could be incarcerated for
quite minor infringements of the rules and only released if they had
influence. A relative of mine was imprisoned in 1939 for forgetting to
report to the local police as he was required, because it was his birthday
(he was a poet!), and had to pull strings before he could get out again.

The rules for letters at this prison are on the letterhead: no letters for
6 months, then one of not more than 4 'reasonable' sides every six weeks.
Letters to be typed or clearly written in ink, otherwise they would not be sent.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK eva.lawrence@...

Hannah Shani Ontario, Canada hnshani@... wrote:
I have posted a document in German on ViewMate at the following
address: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25584
This is a scan of a copy of a letter written towards the end of 1942
from a prison (Zuchthaus und Sicherungsanstalt Brandenburg (Havel)
Goerden) not far >from Berlin in Germany.
The letter ended up in Palestine. This is the last letter >from the
writer, Gerhard Jacob, before he was murdered in Auschwitz concentration
camp three months later. It is written on the prison letter-head/form.
I'd appreciate your help with:
1.Deciphering the hand written part. Although I read German, there are
some words I cannot make out.
2.Deciphering the printed part.
3.Why would the writer have been imprisoned there?
4.As far as I know, during the Second Would War one could only write a
maximum of 25 words in a written communication destined to enemy
countries. Does anyone know why the writer was allowed to write a
longer letter?


German SIG #Germany Re: Letter from a Brandenburg prison inmate- ViewMate #germany

Eva Lawrence
 

The prison >from which Gerhard Jacob is writing is a regular prison, not a
concentration camp. People, especially Jews, could be incarcerated for
quite minor infringements of the rules and only released if they had
influence. A relative of mine was imprisoned in 1939 for forgetting to
report to the local police as he was required, because it was his birthday
(he was a poet!), and had to pull strings before he could get out again.

The rules for letters at this prison are on the letterhead: no letters for
6 months, then one of not more than 4 'reasonable' sides every six weeks.
Letters to be typed or clearly written in ink, otherwise they would not be sent.

Eva Lawrence, St Albans, UK eva.lawrence@...

Hannah Shani Ontario, Canada hnshani@... wrote:
I have posted a document in German on ViewMate at the following
address: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM25584
This is a scan of a copy of a letter written towards the end of 1942
from a prison (Zuchthaus und Sicherungsanstalt Brandenburg (Havel)
Goerden) not far >from Berlin in Germany.
The letter ended up in Palestine. This is the last letter >from the
writer, Gerhard Jacob, before he was murdered in Auschwitz concentration
camp three months later. It is written on the prison letter-head/form.
I'd appreciate your help with:
1.Deciphering the hand written part. Although I read German, there are
some words I cannot make out.
2.Deciphering the printed part.
3.Why would the writer have been imprisoned there?
4.As far as I know, during the Second Would War one could only write a
maximum of 25 words in a written communication destined to enemy
countries. Does anyone know why the writer was allowed to write a
longer letter?


JOWBR Update Announcement #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JOWBR Update Announcement #warsaw #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


Prussian passport 1851 (SCHNAPPER) #germany

Miriam Margolyes
 

I have found at the UK National Archives, the UK alien registration of
arrivals -in particular - the Certificate of Arrival, dated Hull 1851, of M.
SCHNAPPER, whom I believe to be a relative. The Cert. states that he arrived
with a Passport >from the Prussian Government.

My question: has anyone had experience of tracing documentation relating to
the issuing of these Prussian passports?

Would the Prussian Privy State Archives in Berlin be a useful place to
search?

Miriam Margolyes, Kuala Lumpur @garmolyes


German SIG #Germany Prussian passport 1851 (SCHNAPPER) #germany

Miriam Margolyes
 

I have found at the UK National Archives, the UK alien registration of
arrivals -in particular - the Certificate of Arrival, dated Hull 1851, of M.
SCHNAPPER, whom I believe to be a relative. The Cert. states that he arrived
with a Passport >from the Prussian Government.

My question: has anyone had experience of tracing documentation relating to
the issuing of these Prussian passports?

Would the Prussian Privy State Archives in Berlin be a useful place to
search?

Miriam Margolyes, Kuala Lumpur @garmolyes


JOWBR Update Announcement #lodz #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland JOWBR Update Announcement #lodz #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


JOWBR Update Announcement #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland JOWBR Update Announcement #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


Re: Looking for info on children of Abraham and Feige Rivka Mankuta #poland

Israel P
 

I went to http://db.yadvashem.org/names/search.html?language=en and
searched Mankuta >from Bialystok and got fourteen results. Perhaps there is
something useful there.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
(blogging weekly at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com )

Hello
I am looking for any information on the family of Abraham Lazarus
Mankuta & Feige Rivka Mankuta (my great grandparents).


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Looking for info on children of Abraham and Feige Rivka Mankuta #poland

Israel P
 

I went to http://db.yadvashem.org/names/search.html?language=en and
searched Mankuta >from Bialystok and got fourteen results. Perhaps there is
something useful there.

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem
(blogging weekly at http://allmyforeparents.blogspot.com )

Hello
I am looking for any information on the family of Abraham Lazarus
Mankuta & Feige Rivka Mankuta (my great grandparents).


JOWBR Update Announcement #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


JRI Poland #Poland JOWBR Update Announcement #poland

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


JOWBR Update Announcement #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: See especially the mention below of 6,200 photos
and records >from Brody, Ukraine.]

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new
photos. The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates
or additions to an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's
holdings to 1.95 million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries /
cemetery sections >from 81 countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps
and overview photos are being processed and should be completed by the
end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from
the Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in
the future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in
Berlin. This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also
submitted records for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of
volunteers for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new
cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery
Description field within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various
cemeteries along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and
Kevin Hanit for their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of
the Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800
records >from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records
are in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki"
added approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D.
Barnett and Philip Wright's book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of
Jamaica, Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450
records >from 19 cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz
Chaim Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000
records and photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of
volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president
and founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria), the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600
records and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle
Brook, New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the
burial register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records
from the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll
CSW for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various
sections of the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part
of the Rose Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from
the Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the
summer conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records
online with an additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JOWBR Update Announcement #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: See especially the mention below of 6,200 photos
and records >from Brody, Ukraine.]

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new
photos. The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates
or additions to an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's
holdings to 1.95 million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries /
cemetery sections >from 81 countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps
and overview photos are being processed and should be completed by the
end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Jüdische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from
the Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in
the future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in
Berlin. This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also
submitted records for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of
volunteers for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new
cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery
Description field within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various
cemeteries along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and
Kevin Hanit for their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of
the Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800
records >from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records
are in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki"
added approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D.
Barnett and Philip Wright's book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of
Jamaica, Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450
records >from 19 cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz
Chaim Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000
records and photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of
volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president
and founder of Mémoire Active d'Algérie (Active Memory of Algeria), the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600
records and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle
Brook, New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the
burial register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records
from the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll
CSW for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various
sections of the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part
of the Rose Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from
the Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the
summer conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records
online with an additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


JOWBR Update Announcement #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Judische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Memoire Active d'Algerie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania JOWBR Update Announcement #lithuania

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2012 year-end update to the 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 approximately 94,000 new records and 40,000 new photos.
The database is adding 216 new cemeteries along with updates or additions to
an additional 129 cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 1.95
million records >from more than 3,800 cemeteries / cemetery sections >from 81
countries! (Cemetery Description files, maps and overview photos are being
processed and should be completed by the end of the month.)

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to find
and gain permission to add many data sets >from around the world. 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:
-- Hamburg, Germany. Thanks to Herr Gerold Helmts of the Judische
Gemeinde Hamburg (www.jfhh.org) for more than 14,500 records >from the
Hamburg cemetery. More records will be added to this collection in the
future.
-- Berlin, Germany. Thanks to Bert de Jong who has been working on
photographing and indexing the stones at the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin.
This update includes 7,200 records and photos. Bert also submitted records
for other smaller German and Dutch cemeteries.
-- Brody, Ukraine. Thanks to Ami Elyasaf, Project Leader, Pam
Weisberger, Gesher Galicia Project Coordinator, and their team of volunteers
for submitting 6,200 photos and records >from Brody's new cemetery. An
entire list of volunteers can be found >from the Cemetery Description field
within JOWBR.
-- Miskolc, Hungary. Thanks to John Kovacs, Project Leader, and his
team of volunteer data entry and translators for submitting 6,100 records
from the Miskolc Chevra Kadisha register. An entire list of volunteers can
be found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Allen Halberstadt, coordinator for the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, Toronto's Cemetery Project, for
submitting and updating approximately 4,200 records >from various cemeteries
along with 850 photos. We also than Robert Lubinski and Kevin Hanit for
their help with Ontario cemeteries.
-- Magdeburg and Halle, Germany. Thanks to Max Privorozki head of the
Jewish community of Halle/Salle who submitted approximately 3,800 records
from 3 cemeteries in the towns of Halle and Magdeburg.
-- Thessaloniki, Greece and Jamaica. Thanks to Michael Glatzer of the
Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, publishers of two volumes whose records are
in this update. Isaac Samuel Emmanuel's, book "Matzevot Saloniki adding
approximately 1,900 records >from Thessaloniki and Richard D. Barnett and
Philip Wright?s book (edited by Oron Yoffe), "The Jews of Jamaica,
Tombstone inscriptions 1663 - 1880" added more than 1,450 records >from 19
cemeteries throughout the island of Jamaica.
-- Leeds, England. We wish to thank the Leeds UHC, BHH and Eitz Chaim
Synagogues for permitting us to include approximately 3,000 records and
photos >from the Gelderd Road cemetery. An entire list of volunteers can be
found >from the Cemetery Description field within JOWBR.
-- Algeria. Thanks to Bernard Haddad for submitting approximately
2,800 records >from 4 Algerian cemeteries. Mr. Haddad is the president and
founder of Memoire Active d'Algerie (Active Memory of Algeria,) the
association to safeguard and preserve Jewish cemeteries in Algeria.
-- Bender, Moldova. Thanks to Yefim Kogan, Cemetery Project
Coordinator for the Bessarabia SIG for submitting more than 2,600 records
and photos >from the Zagorodnaya Street cemetery.
-- Passaic Cemetery, New Jersey. Thanks to Mark Pollack for adding an
additional 2,400 records >from the Passaic Junction cemetery in Saddle Brook,
New Jersey.
-- Trebic, Czech Republic. Thanks to Lubor Herzan of the municipality
of Trebic and the Mayor of Trebic, Mr. Pavel Herman. More than 2,300
records were submitted >from information on headstones and >from the burial
register >from the town.
-- Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Jakob Finci, President of
the Jewish Community of Sarajevo for access to more than 2,000 records from
the Sarajevo Cemetery.
-- King David Cemetery, Putnam, New York. Thanks to Gene Baumwoll CSW
for adding an additional 1,800 records and photos >from various sections of
the King David Cemetery (Beth David Cemetery) which is part of the Rose
Hills Memorial Park.
-- Mishawaka, Indiana. Thanks to Mike Kring for submitting 1,600
records and photos >from the Hebrew Orthodox Cemetery.
-- Harrisburg, PA. Thanks to Rabbi Akiva Males of Kesher Israel
Congregation in Harrisburg for submitting more than 1,500 records >from the
Kesher Israel Cemetery on 34th Street.
-- 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.

We plan on updating JewishGen's Memorial Plaque project before the summer
conference. We currently have approximately 10,000 records online with an
additional 10,000 to add. 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 VP for Data Acquisition
JOWBR - Coordinator
January, 2013