Mazal Tov to Nolan Altman upon receiving the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award! #JewishGenUpdates

Avraham Groll

Dear JewishGen Community,

Earlier today, we were thrilled to learn that our colleague and friend, Nolan Altman, has been named the recipient of the 2021 IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Assuming leadership from Joyce Field upon her retirement, Nolan has worked tirelessly to build up JOWBR (the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry), the Holocaust Database, and the Memorial Plaques Database. Because of his efforts, along with many volunteers that he has recruited, overseen, and engaged, JOWBR has now surpassed the 4.1 million mark, the Holocaust Database has now surpassed the 3.6 million mark, and the (newer) Memorial Plaques Database has surpassed 205k records.

Alongside his "usual” JewishGen responsibilities, Nolan has also played a significant role in crafting strategic goals and initiatives, and constantly volunteers his time and effort towards promoting JewishGen to the broader community. And in that context, it should also be noted that Nolan has held significant leadership roles on both the IAJGS and local society levels, including his own JGS of Long Island.

Nolan represents the values of JewishGen so well, and we are proud that he joins many of his current/past JewishGen colleagues as a recipient of this award.

On behalf of the entire JewishGen team, please join me in wishing him a warm Mazal Tov!

Avraham Groll

Executive Director