Poland - Warsaw Will Return 1, 000 Gravestones to Jewish Cemetery
- Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:48
Warsaw (Poland) has announced that they are returning 1,000 matzevah’s (gravestones) to the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery (Okopowa Street) that were taken to build a structure in the city park-- part of a pergola and stairs at a park in Warsaw’s Praga district. The practices of taking matzevah’s for use for “other purposes” has been a common practice in Poland since the 1940’s. Warsaw’s change of heart is due to months of campaigning by From the Depths, whose Matzevah Project locates and restores misused Jewish gravestones across Poland.
Warsaw's Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery(Wikimedia)
Ireland - Civil Register Data Removed From New Online Site
- Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 22:14
Last week I noted that the IrishGenealogy.ie site was launched on July 3, 2014 making it the first time that the indexes have been made available online by the General Register Office.
1861 Census of Canada Database - Update
- Published on Monday, 18 August 2014 01:48
The Library and Archive Canada (LAC) announced that after their posting the 1861 Canada Census in 2013 they found a number of missing records and misplaced images. They have now corrected over 133,000 entries.