Monday, July 28, 2008

What is JOWBR?

JOWBR is the acronym for JEWISHGEN'S ONLINE WORLWIDE BURIAL REGISTRY. JOWBR is a database of names and other identifying information from cemeteries and burial records worldwide, from the earliest records to the present.

Currently there are over a million records from over 1900 cemeteries and landsmanschaft plots all over the world.

JOWBR is a searchable database of burial records and photos of matzevot (tombstones). The database is searchable here. The contents of the database are listed here. The cemetery inventory is arranged by country, then region or state, then city. The number of burials in each country is given.

Click here to view the contents of the database.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are welcome. Please post responsibly.