Date   

Re: Translation of headings on 1939 German Census Form #germany

Lande
 

The last two columns on the 1939 form read:
Haben Sie ein Hochschul. oder Fachhochschulstudiun geschlossen
(Ja oder Nein)
Wenn Ja, an welcher Hoch oder Fachhochschule oder von welchem
Pruefungsamt haben Sie Staats oder Abschlusspruefungen abgelegt?

Did you complete complete university or technical college studies.
(Yes or No)
If yes, at what university or technical college or at what testing office
did you take your state or technical college exam?

Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. pdlande@...


German SIG #Germany Re: Translation of headings on 1939 German Census Form #germany

Lande
 

The last two columns on the 1939 form read:
Haben Sie ein Hochschul. oder Fachhochschulstudiun geschlossen
(Ja oder Nein)
Wenn Ja, an welcher Hoch oder Fachhochschule oder von welchem
Pruefungsamt haben Sie Staats oder Abschlusspruefungen abgelegt?

Did you complete complete university or technical college studies.
(Yes or No)
If yes, at what university or technical college or at what testing office
did you take your state or technical college exam?

Peter Lande, Washington, D.C. pdlande@...


Rabbi SCHMIDMAN #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out who this Rabbi SCHMIDMAN is who married Miriam,
daughter of Rav Naftali Horowitz, Admor Kraly-Williamsburg

--
Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi SCHMIDMAN #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Trying to find out who this Rabbi SCHMIDMAN is who married Miriam,
daughter of Rav Naftali Horowitz, Admor Kraly-Williamsburg

--
Neil Rosenstein


Connection between ABRAMOWITZ and HUREWITZ families -- Novarodok #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to the travails of our ABRAMOWITZ family in Jerusalem,
there seems to have been a close connection between our family and a
HUREWITZ family >from Novardok. The HUREWITZ 's include Reb. Shimon H.
who came to Petach Tikva, Israel at the beginning of the 20th cent or
end of the 19th. His cousin was Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ , (d.
1936 Hartford, Ct. USA)

Another name connected to the Israeli HUREWITZ was his daughter and
son-in-law POCHOVITZ (also lived in Chicago for a few years).

I am looking for a connection between the ABRAMOWITZ and HUREWITZ
families. The connection I did find through Geni is coincidental and
much more distant than I presume is the real connection .

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Connection between ABRAMOWITZ and HUREWITZ families -- Novarodok #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to the travails of our ABRAMOWITZ family in Jerusalem,
there seems to have been a close connection between our family and a
HUREWITZ family >from Novardok. The HUREWITZ 's include Reb. Shimon H.
who came to Petach Tikva, Israel at the beginning of the 20th cent or
end of the 19th. His cousin was Rabbi Isaac Simcha HUREWITZ , (d.
1936 Hartford, Ct. USA)

Another name connected to the Israeli HUREWITZ was his daughter and
son-in-law POCHOVITZ (also lived in Chicago for a few years).

I am looking for a connection between the ABRAMOWITZ and HUREWITZ
families. The connection I did find through Geni is coincidental and
much more distant than I presume is the real connection .

TIA

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


MEIRANTZ and HOROWITZ #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking for the New York family of MEIRANTZ to get updated family
information. Rabbi Tuvia HOROWITZ of Sanok had two daughters to came
to the USA - Shfira Meirantz and Rivka.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic MEIRANTZ and HOROWITZ #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking for the New York family of MEIRANTZ to get updated family
information. Rabbi Tuvia HOROWITZ of Sanok had two daughters to came
to the USA - Shfira Meirantz and Rivka.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 105,000 Records. Please help us grow! #scandinavia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2015 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 23,000 records and 15,500 photos >from Canada
and the US. These records come >from 40 different synagogues and other
institutions. (Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the
process of being added.)

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Year End Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 2.77 Million Records! #scandinavia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2015 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 visit our screencast page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, our largest ever, adds approximately 335,000 new records
and 15,800 new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 691
cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.774 million records
from almost 6,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 121 countries!
(Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the process of being
added.)

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.

The most significant addition to JOWBR comes >from the Association of
Jewish Genealogy of Argentina (AJGA). Due to their efforts, we have been
able to add approximately 225,000 >from Argentina and an additional 25,000
records >from other South American countries. Thank you AJGA!

Along with the sets >from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, other
significant additions to the database include collections >from Slutsk
(Belarus), France, Germany, Moldova, Serbia and the United States. Please
check the cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

JOWBR continues to add thousands of records of Jewish veteran burials
in military cemeteries predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and
Belgium and other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 6 new countries, some
are for veteran burials; Chile, Iran, Macedonia, New Guinea, Nigeria, and
Zambia.

Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to
records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Sandra Bennett, Julie Bolton, Sharon Duckman, Aaron Goldberg, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Irina Roskin, Adina Schwartz, Suzanne Tarica, and Sari Tuomioja. 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.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Year End Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 2.77 Million Records! #sephardic

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2015 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 visit our screencast page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, our largest ever, adds approximately 335,000 new records
and 15,800 new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 691
cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.774 million records
from almost 6,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 121 countries!
(Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the process of being
added.)

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.

The most significant addition to JOWBR comes >from the Association of
Jewish Genealogy of Argentina (AJGA). Due to their efforts, we have been
able to add approximately 225,000 >from Argentina and an additional 25,000
records >from other South American countries. Thank you AJGA!

Along with the sets >from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, other
significant additions to the database include collections >from Slutsk
(Belarus), France, Germany, Moldova, Serbia and the United States. Please
check the cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

JOWBR continues to add thousands of records of Jewish veteran burials
in military cemeteries predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and
Belgium and other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 6 new countries, some
are for veteran burials; Chile, Iran, Macedonia, New Guinea, Nigeria, and
Zambia.

Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to
records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Sandra Bennett, Julie Bolton, Sharon Duckman, Aaron Goldberg, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Irina Roskin, Adina Schwartz, Suzanne Tarica, and Sari Tuomioja. 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.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 105,000 Records. Please help us grow! #sephardic

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2015 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 23,000 records and 15,500 photos >from Canada
and the US. These records come >from 40 different synagogues and other
institutions. (Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the
process of being added.)

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 105,000 Records. Please help us grow! #scandinavia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2015 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 23,000 records and 15,500 photos >from Canada
and the US. These records come >from 40 different synagogues and other
institutions. (Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the
process of being added.)

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Year End Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 2.77 Million Records! #scandinavia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2015 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 visit our screencast page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, our largest ever, adds approximately 335,000 new records
and 15,800 new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 691
cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.774 million records
from almost 6,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 121 countries!
(Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the process of being
added.)

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.

The most significant addition to JOWBR comes >from the Association of
Jewish Genealogy of Argentina (AJGA). Due to their efforts, we have been
able to add approximately 225,000 >from Argentina and an additional 25,000
records >from other South American countries. Thank you AJGA!

Along with the sets >from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, other
significant additions to the database include collections >from Slutsk
(Belarus), France, Germany, Moldova, Serbia and the United States. Please
check the cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

JOWBR continues to add thousands of records of Jewish veteran burials
in military cemeteries predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and
Belgium and other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 6 new countries, some
are for veteran burials; Chile, Iran, Macedonia, New Guinea, Nigeria, and
Zambia.

Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to
records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Sandra Bennett, Julie Bolton, Sharon Duckman, Aaron Goldberg, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Irina Roskin, Adina Schwartz, Suzanne Tarica, and Sari Tuomioja. 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.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 105,000 Records. Please help us grow! #sephardic

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2015 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 23,000 records and 15,500 photos >from Canada
and the US. These records come >from 40 different synagogues and other
institutions. (Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the
process of being added.)

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Year End Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 2.77 Million Records! #sephardic

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2015 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 visit our screencast page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, our largest ever, adds approximately 335,000 new records
and 15,800 new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 691
cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.774 million records
from almost 6,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 121 countries!
(Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the process of being
added.)

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.

The most significant addition to JOWBR comes >from the Association of
Jewish Genealogy of Argentina (AJGA). Due to their efforts, we have been
able to add approximately 225,000 >from Argentina and an additional 25,000
records >from other South American countries. Thank you AJGA!

Along with the sets >from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, other
significant additions to the database include collections >from Slutsk
(Belarus), France, Germany, Moldova, Serbia and the United States. Please
check the cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

JOWBR continues to add thousands of records of Jewish veteran burials
in military cemeteries predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and
Belgium and other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 6 new countries, some
are for veteran burials; Chile, Iran, Macedonia, New Guinea, Nigeria, and
Zambia.

Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to
records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Sandra Bennett, Julie Bolton, Sharon Duckman, Aaron Goldberg, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Irina Roskin, Adina Schwartz, Suzanne Tarica, and Sari Tuomioja. 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.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Year End Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 2.77 Million Records! #yizkorbooks

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2015 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 visit our screencast page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, our largest ever, adds approximately 335,000 new records
and 15,800 new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 691
cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.774 million records
from almost 6,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 121 countries!
(Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the process of being
added.)

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.

The most significant addition to JOWBR comes >from the Association of
Jewish Genealogy of Argentina (AJGA). Due to their efforts, we have been
able to add approximately 225,000 >from Argentina and an additional 25,000
records >from other South American countries. Thank you AJGA!

Along with the sets >from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, other
significant additions to the database include collections >from Slutsk
(Belarus), France, Germany, Moldova, Serbia and the United States. Please
check the cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

JOWBR continues to add thousands of records of Jewish veteran burials
in military cemeteries predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and
Belgium and other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 6 new countries, some
are for veteran burials; Chile, Iran, Macedonia, New Guinea, Nigeria, and
Zambia.

Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to
records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Sandra Bennett, Julie Bolton, Sharon Duckman, Aaron Goldberg, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Irina Roskin, Adina Schwartz, Suzanne Tarica, and Sari Tuomioja. 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.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 105,000 Records. Please help us grow! #yizkorbooks

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2015 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 23,000 records and 15,500 photos >from Canada
and the US. These records come >from 40 different synagogues and other
institutions. (Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the
process of being added.)

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Year End Update - JOWBR Grows to Over 2.77 Million Records! #dna

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2015 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 visit our screencast page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take a look at
the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, our largest ever, adds approximately 335,000 new records
and 15,800 new photos. The database is adding and/or updating 691
cemeteries. This update brings JOWBR's holdings to 2.774 million records
from almost 6,000 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 121 countries!
(Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the process of being
added.)

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.

The most significant addition to JOWBR comes >from the Association of
Jewish Genealogy of Argentina (AJGA). Due to their efforts, we have been
able to add approximately 225,000 >from Argentina and an additional 25,000
records >from other South American countries. Thank you AJGA!

Along with the sets >from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, other
significant additions to the database include collections >from Slutsk
(Belarus), France, Germany, Moldova, Serbia and the United States. Please
check the cemetery inventory at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for a complete
listing.

JOWBR continues to add thousands of records of Jewish veteran burials
in military cemeteries predominantly >from World War I in France, Italy and
Belgium and other cemeteries around the world.

This update also includes our first records >from 6 new countries, some
are for veteran burials; Chile, Iran, Macedonia, New Guinea, Nigeria, and
Zambia.

Visit http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm for
a complete listing of cemeteries currently in the JOWBR database.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been helping me to
find and gain permission to add many of the German towns in addition to
records >from under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers
includes Sandra Bennett, Julie Bolton, Sharon Duckman, Aaron Goldberg, Henry
Graupner, Ann Meddin Hellman, Maurice Kessler, Harriet Mayer, Hans Nord,
Irina Roskin, Adina Schwartz, Suzanne Tarica, and Sari Tuomioja. 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.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015


Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 105,000 Records. Please help us grow! #latvia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its year-end 2015 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 23,000 records and 15,500 photos >from Canada
and the US. These records come >from 40 different synagogues and other
institutions. (Explanatory files, maps and description files are in the
process of being added.)

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

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

Nolan Altman
NAltman@...
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2015

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