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The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) aims to catalog data about Jewish cemeteries and burial records worldwide, from the earliest records to the present.
JOWBR is a searchable database of names and associated information, including photographs of gravestones.
As of June 2014, JOWBR contains more than two million burial records from 4,400 cemeteries in 85 countries.
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JOWBR Updates

This page contains links to JOWBR update announcements, in reverse chronological order.

  • 2014 June Update — 124,000 new records, and 25,000 new photos.  The database added 155 new cemeteries, with updates/additions to 190 cemeteries, from 34 countries. 
    Totals: 2.27 million records, from almost 4,400 cemeteries, in 85 countries.

  • 2013 December Update — 112,000 new records, and 17,000 new photos.  The database added 172 new cemeteries, with updates/additions to 217 cemeteries, from 20 countries. 
    Totals: 2.15 million records, from more than 4,200 cemeteries, in 83 countries.

  • 2013 July Update — 75,000 new records, and 21,000 new photos.  The database added 220 new cemeteries, with updates/additions to 330 cemeteries, from 22 countries. 
    Totals: 2.03 million records, from more than 4,000 cemeteries, in 81 countries.

  • 2013 January Update — 94,000 new records, and 40,000 new photos.  The database added 216 new cemeteries, with updates/additions to 129 cemeteries, from 28 countries. 
    Totals: 1.95 million records, from more than 3,800 cemeteries, in 81 countries.

  • 2012 June Update — 105,000 new records, and 21,000 new photos.
    The database added 244 new cemeteries, with updates/additions to 343 cemeteries, from 46 countries.
    Totals: 1.86 million records, from more than 3,600 cemeteries, in 80 countries.

  • 2011 December Update — 60,000 new records, and 16,000 new photos.
    The database added 120 new cemeteries, with updates/additions to 225 cemeteries, from 37 countries.
    Totals: 1.76 million records, from more than 3,350 cemeteries, in 64 countries.

  • 2011 July Update — 120,000 new records, and 49,000 new photos.
    The database added 182 new cemeteries, with updates/additions to 130 cemeteries, from 26 countries.
    Totals: 1.7 million records, from more than 3,200 cemeteries, in 51 countries.

  • 2011 January Update — 171,000 new records and 32,700 new photos.
    The database added 360 new cemeteries, with updates/additions to 213 cemeteries, in 21 countries.
    Totals: 1.57 million records, from more than 3,050 cemeteries, in 47 countries.

  • 2010 June Update — 108,000 new records, 13,000 additional photos, in 170 new cemeteries, with updates to another 155 cemeteries, in 19 countries.
    Totals: 1.4 million records, from more than 2,700 cemeteries, in 46 countries.

  • 2010 January Update — 104,500 new records, 20,700 new photos.  118 new cemeteries, with updates to 99 cemeteries, from 15 countries.
    Totals: 1.3 million records, from more than 2,500 cemeteries, in 45 countries.

  • 2009 July Update — 94,000 new records, 12,000 new photos, from 16 countries.
    Totals: 1.2 million records, from more than 2,400 cemeteries, in 45 countries.

  • 2009 April Update — 55,000 new records, 25,000 new photos, from 17 countries.
    Totals: 1.125 million records, from more than 2,100 cemeteries, in 45 countries.

  • 2008 June - JOWBR Status
    Total: One million records, from 1,900 cemeteries, in 40 countries.

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