Memorial Plaques Database Grows to More Than 205,000 Records. Please help us grow! #JewishGenUpdates
Dear JewishGen Community,
JewishGen is proud to announce its 2021 Summer 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 3,500 records and 2,100 photos from 9 organizations. This update brings the Memorial Plaques holdings to 205,700 records and 145,600 photos from 386 synagogues, institutions and memorials representing 38 countries.
Additions during this period came from Corrientes, Argentina, Sofia, Bulgaria and 6 states in the US; Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
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.
JewishGen Director for Special Projects – Memorial Plaques
To whom it may concern,
My temple may be closing its doors Oct. 2022. As any temple we have memorial plaques. Before they permanently close, I would assume that they need to be removed. How would it be done & who would like the plaques?
Harriet Ader <fishflash@...>
167 Fifty acre road south
Smithtown, ny 11787
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In recent years, my synagogue -- nor all that far from yours, Harriet! -- has been involved in two "mergers." In both cases, the synagogues that closed merged into ours and we took over responsibility for their buildings. Handling of their memorial plaques was an important aspect of the merger agreements. We created new space within our building to install the plaques.
So Harriet, if your shul joins another, perhaps its plaques will also find a new home.
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 1:27 PM fishflash@... via groups.jewishgen.org <Fishflash=AOL.COM@...> wrote: