09 January 2010

JewishGen: Worldwide burial registry updated

The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) has been updated with some 104,500 new records and 20,700 new photos.

JOWBR has added 118 new cemeteries, and updates/additions to 99 more cemeteries in 15 countries. The database now includes more than 1.3 million records from more than 2,500 cemeteries (or sections) in 45 countries.

Two new partnerships will add data from the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Jewish Cemetery Restoration Project (JCRP).

-- At AJA, volunteers will help create searchable databases from paper holdings at the archives for inclusion in JOWBR.

-- The JCRP, which restores abandoned Jewish cemeteries in the US, will be adding burial records from those sites to JOWBR. Readers who may know of such abandoned sites, should contact Harley Felstein.

The latest database update included:


Cincinnati, Ohio - 10,800 funeral records from the Weil Funeral home and AJA.

Washington State - More than 9,100 records from 11 cemeteries.

Maryland - 6,600 records from four Baltimore-area cemeteries.

Ontario, Canada - more than 4,000 records from 70 sections of Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park and Pardes Shalom Cemetery

Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, the Dakotas, Kansas - update of more than 4,300 new records and some 3,600 photos.

Colma, California - Addition of some 4,200 records from the Home of Peace Cemetery and Emanu-El Mausoleum.

New York City Metro - Addition of 3,200 records and photos from landsmanschaft plots in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey cemeteries.

West Roxbury, Massachusetts - Update of 2,400 burial records and 3,800 photos from Shara Tfilo.

South Carolina - Some 2,100 records and 900 photos from seven cemeteries.

Mount of Olives, Israel - portions of some 7,600 records from the Israel Genealogical Society records.

Radauti, Romania - More than 5,300 records added.

Segula Cemtery, Petach Tikvah, Israel - Update of 4,300 new records and 2,300 photos.

Khotyn, Ukraine - Some 2,700 burial records and photos.

Weibstadt, Germany - Addition of 2,700 records from the old and new cemeteries.

Lodz Ghetto Victims - Some 1,400 records from three sections of the cemetery.
Other records were added for Slovakia and for Anchorage, Alaska.

For all details, check out the link above.

1 comment:

  1. Tallinn, Estonia Cemetery records are digitized and are available at the website http://www.kalmistud.ee The site contains records from the Tallinn Jewish Cemetery but can only be searched if one knows the last name of the diseased. The Jewish Cemetery records are marked as "juudi kalmistu".