South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica RE: JOWBR Milestone: One Million Records #southafrica

Richard Ruthfield

How do I correct information in the database? For Fanny Ruthfield buried in
Knights of Zaslav cemetery in Everett Massachusetts it shows the name Binder as
a possible reference to her maiden name. That is incorrect. She was my
grandmother. Her maiden name was Banchik, and she was born in the Ukraine in the
town of Izyzlav. I have her family tree,

Richard Ruthfield

*** Contact information for a coordinator of JOWBR is provided near the end of
Joyce Field's message below.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce Field [mailto:jfield@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 2:10 PM
To: South Africa SIG
Subject: [safrica] JOWBR Milestone: One Million Records

JewishGen is pleased to announce that the JewishGen Online Worldwide
Burial Registry (JOWBR) has now reached a milestone. With the
current quarterly update, this searchable database exceeds one
million records! We have been able to accomplish this feat because
of donations of data and photographs >from hundreds of individuals and
organizations. We also want to thank the translators who assisted by
translating the inscriptions on photographs of matzevot and entering
the data into our template. In addition, as many of you know, JOWBR
could not function without Nolan Altman, Max Heffler, Michael Tobias,
and Warren Blatt.

Following are the number of records added to each country in the past
quarter. There are too many cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots
covered in this update to enumerate. The total number of cemeteries
in JOWBR is now 1,929, and total number of burials is 1,006,675.
New burial records by country follow:

Belarus: 392
Canada: 15,993
Germany: 1,214
Hungary: 28
India: 104
Moldova: 3,410
Romania: 246
Ukraine: 968
USA: 10,074

As you travel this year and visit ancestral towns or towns in your
current country of residence, please consider recording data >from the
Jewish cemeteries and/or photographing all the tombstones in the
cemetery or landsmanschaft plot for JOWBR. Following are the web
sites with information on JOWBR:

Search the database:
Cemetery inventory:
JOWBR instructions:
Photograph guidelines:
How to submit data:
Donor agreement:

We look forward to receiving burial data and photographs for the next
JOWBR update. Feel free to contact Nolan Altman <nta@...>
or me with your questions or for assistance.

Chag sameach.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition