Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Clevelend Jewish Cemetery Records

A new database has been compiled by the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland's Commission on Cemetery Preservation. A dozen volunteers, some of them from the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland, spent about six years compiling some 71,000 records of burials in 14 Jewish cemeteries and in Jewish sections at two other cemeteries.

The database represents most of an estimated 85,000 plots, filled or unfilled, at the Jewish cemeteries and section. Volunteers hope to keep expanding and updating it. They're also working with a company expected to put the database on line in a few months.

For now, people seeking information should contact Susan Hyman, a federation information and referral specialist, at 216-344-3511 or shyman@jcfcleve.org.

Click here to read the entire article.

Of course, don't forget to visit JewishGen's Online Burial Registry (JOWBR) which currently has over 1.3 million records. Click here to access the database.

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