07 May 2008

Tel Aviv: Dutch Ashkenazi cemeteries project

The next meeting of the Israel Genealogical Society's Tel Aviv branch will focus on the digitization project of Ashkenazi cemeteries in the Netherlands.

The meeting - in Hebrew - begins at 7pm, Monday, May 12, at Bet HaTanakh, 16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv. Non-members, NIS 20. The library will be open from 6-7pm.

Ben Noach of Akevoth (specialized in Dutch-Jewish genealogy) and the Nederlands-Israelitisch Kerkgenootschap (Organization of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands) will present a new website, Stenenarchief.org.

Launched in January 2008, it focuses on photographs of all Jewish gravestones in the Netherlands. Currently, the photographs and accompanying data for the first group of 18 Jewish cemeteries are available online. Each gravestone's Hebrew text is transcribed to Dutch and also contains the Dutch texts on the photographs.

For more information, click here.

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