Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 230,000 Records. Please help us grow! #JewishGenUpdates

Nolan Altman

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2022 Summer update for the Memorial Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at   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 4,600 records and 4,000 photos from 15 new organizations and 3 updated sets. This update brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 230,400 records and 154,600 photos from 432 synagogues, institutions and memorials representing 43 countries. 


Additions during this period came from Brazil, Hungary, Romania and 8 states in the US; Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas. Our thanks to volunteers from the Iowa Jewish Historical Society, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island.


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   If you have additional questions, please contact me directly.


For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please see



Nolan Altman


JewishGen Director for Special Projects – Memorial Plaques

July, 2022