PLEASE READ FIRST The IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project mission is to catalogue every Jewish burial site throughout the world. Every Jewish cemetery or burial site we know of is listed here by town or city, country, and geographic region is based on current locality designation. http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/instructions-information/index.html Wed, 24 May 2017 00:28:33 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Eastern European Cemetery Survey: English http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/how-to-donate-burial-sitecemetery-information/eastern-european-cemetery-survey-english.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/how-to-donate-burial-sitecemetery-information/eastern-european-cemetery-survey-english.html Eastern European Cemetery Survey

Please submit the completed form as an attached file [extension .txt] or in the body of an email to Ellen SADOVE Renck: Phrases1@aol.com.

For each question, check all information of which you are certain. Feel free to include additional or more specific information and also to delete information that is irrelevant to your survey. Responding to this survey grants permission to IAJGS, or its designee, to post any and all of your survey responses on the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project website. Should you wish any information to remain confidential or if you have questions or comments, please contact IAJGS separately. Survey submissions become the property of the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project website on JewishGen.

The project concentrates on full cemetery or cemetery section inclusions. Please do not include comments about personal family burials in this survey. Thank you.

The Town: Present Circumstances
Current name of town or village in which cemetery is located or town/village nearest to cemetery:
Address of cemetery or location vis-a-vis above-named town or village
Alternate/former names of town or village
Yiddish:
German:
Hungarian:
Polish:
English:
other:
Province or region:
Longitude and Latitude:
Distance from larger towns or centers (specify): ___ km. or ___ miles
Present total town population:
[ ] under 1,000
[ ] 1,000 - 5,000
[ ] 5,000 - 25,000
[ ] 25,000 - 100,000
[ ] over 100,000

Present Jewish population:
[ ] none
[ ] under 10
[ ] 0 - 100
[ ] 100 - 1,000
[ ] 1,000 - 10,000
[ ] over 10,000

Contact People: (Please give complete information if possible with names, titles, addresses, telephones numbers, email address)

Names of town officials (mayor, administrator, etc.) and offices (municipal office, records office, etc.) with addresses and telephone numbers (specify title):

Local government, conservation, and religious authorities or offices responsible for site (specify names and titles):

Regional political, preservation, religious authorities or offices responsible for site(specify names and titles):

Local or regional individuals, institutions or organizations interested in site even if not responsible for site(specify names and titles):

If the Jewish cemetery is locked, give address and telephone # of keyholder:

Caretaker name and address:

List others who may have information about the cemetery:

History
Date of earliest known Jewish community in town:

Jewish population as of last census before World War II (Give date, if known.):

Noteworthy historical events involving or affecting the Jewish community:

Noteworthy individuals who lived in this Jewish community:

Date Jewish cemetery was established:

Tzadakkim and other noteworthy Jews buried in cemetery:

Date of last known Jewish burial in cemetery:

Type of Jewish community which used this cemetery:
[ ] Orthodox (If Hasidic list branch:__________________)
[ ] Orthodox (Sephardic)
[ ] Conservative
[ ] Progressive/Reform
[ ] Neolog
[ ] other (specify)

List communities from other towns and villages that used this cemetery:

Approximate distance of cemetery from congregations that used it: (miles or km?)

Is the cemetery protected as a local, regional or national landmark or monument?
[ ] yes (If yes, give details.)
[ ] no

Location, Markers, Access, Security

The cemetery location is
[ ] urban
[ ] suburban
[ ] rural (agricultural)
[ ] rural (woods/forest)
[ ] between fields and woods
[ ] other _____________________

The cemetery location is
[ ] on flat land
[ ] on a hillside
at the crown of a hill
[ ] by water
other _____________________

The cemetery is
isolated
[ ] part of a municipal cemetery
separate, but near other cemeteries
[ ] other _____________________

The cemetery is marked by
[ ] no sign or marker
[ ] a sign or plaque in local language (specify language:__________________________)

[ ] a sign or plaque in Yiddish
a sign or plaque in Hebrew
[ ] inscriptions in other languages (specify ___________________)
[ ] inscriptions in Hebrew on gate or wall
inscriptions on pre-burial house
[ ] no sign, but Jewish symbols on gate or wall (e.g., Star of David, Menorah, etc.)

If you answered the question above about a marker, does the marker mention:
[ ] Jews
[ ] the Holocaust
[ ] the Jewish Community
[ ] famous individuals buried in cemetery
[ ] other (specify:___________________________)

The cemetery is reached by
[ ] turning directly off a public road
[ ] turning directly off a private road
[ ] crossing other public property (specify:_____________________)
[ ] crossing private property
[ ] other (specify:______________________________________________)

Access to the cemetery is
[ ] open to all
[ ] open with permission
[ ] entirely closed
[ ] other __________________

The cemetery is surrounded by
[ ] a continuous masonry wall
[ ] a broken masonry wall
[ ] a continuous fence
[ ] a broken fence
[ ] no wall or fence
[ ] a hedge or row of trees or bushes
[ ] other _________________________

The cemetery has
[ ] a gate that locks
[ ] a gate that does not lock
[ ] no gate

Appearance and Condition of Cemetery

Approximate size of cemetery before World War II (specify measurement unit):

Present size of cemetery(specify measurement unit):

Approximate number of gravestones in cemetery, regardless of condition or position:
[ ] no stones visible
[ ] 1 to 20
[ ] 20 to 100
[ ] 100 - 500
[ ] 500 - 5000
[ ] more than 5000
[ ] specific number existing: _____

38. Approximate number of gravestones in original locations, regardless of condition:
[ ] none
[ ] 1 to 20
[ ] 20 to 100
[ ] 100 - 500
[ ] 500 - 5000
[ ] more than 5000
[ ] specific number existing: _____

39. Approximate number of stones in cemetery, but not in original locations
[ ] none
[ ] 1 to 20
[ ] 20 to 100
[ ] 100 - 500
[ ] 500 - 5000
[ ] more than 5000
[ ] specific number existing: _____

Approximate percentage of surviving stones toppled or broken, whether or not in original locations
[ ] none
[ ] less than 25%
[ ] 25% - 50%
[ ] 50% - 75%
[ ] more than 75%

Is the location of stones that have been removed from the cemetery from the cemetery known?
[ ] yes
[ ] no
[ ] not known

If location is known, how many stones are:
[ ] in another cemetery (location name: ___________________________)
[ ] in a museum (location name, address, etc.: ___________________________)
[ ] in a conservation laboratory (location name, address, etc.: ___________________________)
[ ] incorporated into roads or structures (location: ___________________________)
[ ] in private collections (location: ___________________________)
[ ] elsewhere (location: ___________________________)

Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is
[ ] not a problem
[ ] a seasonal problem, preventing access
[ ] a constant problem, disturbing graves
[ ] a constant problem, disturbing stones
[ ] a constant problem, damaging stones

Water drainage at the cemetery is
[ ] good all year round (not a problem)
[ ] a seasonal problem
[ ] a constant problem

Tombstones and Memorial Markers
(Note: Check as many answers as are appropriate)

Is the cemetery divided into special sections
[ ] yes
[ ] no
[ ] unable to determine
[ ] impossible to determine

[ ] If cemetery is divided into section, which sections?
[ ] men
[ ] women
[ ] unmarried men
[ ] unmarried women
[ ] rabbis
[ ] Cohanim
[ ] children
[ ] women who died during childbirth
[ ] suicides
refugees
other: _________________________

What is the date of the oldest known gravestone in the cemetery?

Tombstones in the cemetery date from
[ ] before 1500
[ ] 16th century
[ ] 17th century
[ ] 18th century
[ ] 19th century
[ ] 20th century

Tombstones and memorial markers are made of
[ ] marble
[ ] granite
[ ] limestone
[ ] sandstone
[ ] slate
[ ] iron
[ ] other ________________________

The cemetery's tombstones are
[ ] rough stones or boulders
[ ] flat shaped stones
[ ] finely smoothed and inscribed stones
[ ] flat stones with carved relief decoration
[ ] double tombstones
[ ] sculpted monuments
[ ] multi-stone monuments
[ ] horizontally set stones with Sephardic inscriptions
[ ] obelisks
[ ] other _____________________________
[ ] none of the above

The cemetery has tombstones
[ ] with traces of painting on their surfaces
[ ] with iron decorations or lettering
[ ] with bronze decorations or lettering
[ ] with other metallic elements
[ ] portraits on stones
[ ] metal fences around graves
[ ] none of the above

Inscriptions on tombstones are in
[ ] Hebrew
[ ] Yiddish
[ ] Polish
[ ] German
[ ] Czech
[ ] Slovak
[ ] Russian
[ ] Hungarian
[ ] other (specify ________________)

The cemetery contains special memorial monuments to
[ ] Holocaust victims
[ ] pogrom victims
[ ] epidemic victims
[ ] Jewish soldiers
[ ] other _________________________

The cemetery contains
[ ] marked mass graves
[ ] unmarked mass graves
[ ] no known mass graves

Current Use of Cemetery Site
(Note: Check all answers that apply)
The present owner of the cemetery property is
[ ] the local Jewish community
[ ] the national Jewish community
[ ] the municipality
[ ] a regional or national governmental agency
[ ] private individual (s)
[ ] unknown

The cemetery property is now used for
[ ] Jewish cemetery use only
[ ] agricultural use (crops or animal grazing)
[ ] recreational use (park, playground, sports field)
[ ] industrial or commercial use
[ ] storage
[ ] waste dumping
[ ] residential
[ ] other ________________________________

Properties adjacent to cemetery are
[ ] recreational
[ ] commercial or industrial
[ ] agricultural
[ ] residential
[ ] other: __________________________________

Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose
[ ] the same area
[ ] a larger area
[ ] a smaller area
[ ] not known

[ ] If the boundaries are smaller, they have been reduced as a result of:
[ ] new roads or highways
[ ] housing development
[ ] commercial or industrial development
[ ] agriculture
[ ] other ___________________________

The cemetery is visited
[ ] frequently
[ ] occasionally
[ ] rarely

The cemetery is visited by
[ ] organized Jewish group tours or pilgrimage groups
[ ] organized individual tours
[ ] private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish)
[ ] local residents
[ ] other ____________________________

Care and Restoration of the Cemetery
The cemetery was vandalized (stones overturned, broken or stolen; graffiti painted on walls or stones, etc.; graves desecrated)
[ ] never
[ ] prior to World War II
[ ] during World War II
[ ] never in last ten years (1981-1991)
[ ] occasionally, between 1981 and 1991
[ ] frequently, between 1981 amd 1991
[ ] between 1945 and 1981

What care has been taken of the cemetery?
[ ] stones re-erected
[ ] broken stones patched
[ ] stones cleaned
[ ] vegetation cleared
[ ] wall fixed
[ ] gate fixed
[ ] no maintenance
[ ] other __________________________

If restoration was carried out, who was responsible for the work?
[ ] local non-Jewish residents
[ ] other individuals or groups of non-Jewish origin
[ ] local/municipal authorities
[ ] regional/national authorities
[ ] Jewish individuals within country
[ ] Jewish individuals abroad
[ ] Jewish groups within country
[ ] Jewish groups abroad
[ ] other (specify: _______________________________________

If restoration work was carried out, when was it done?
Specify: ______________________________________

If restoration work was carried out, has there since been vandalism?
[ ] yes
[ ] no

How is the cemetery cared for now?
[ ] not at all
[ ] occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals
[ ] occasional clearing or cleaning by authorities
[ ] regular caretaker
[ ] other _________________________________

How is the caretaker paid?
[ ] not paid
[ ] paid by the Jewish Congregation of __________________
[ ] paid by a local contribution
[ ] paid regularly by Jewish survivors (specify: _________________________)
[ ] paid by contributions from visitors
[ ] paid by the government
[ ] other _______________________________________________
[ ] n/a (no caretaker)

Structures
Within the limits of the cemetery, there is:
[ ] no structures
[ ] a pre-burial house
[ ] an ohel
[ ] more than one ohel
[ ] there is a well
[ ] there are other structures (specify: _________________________________________________)

If there is a pre-burial house, its has
[ ] a tahara (table)
[ ] a catafalque
[ ] wall inscriptions
[ ] a chimney
[ ] other distinctive features (specify:__________________________________________________)

Recommendations

Please rate the problems facing this cemetery, using the following code:
1 = no threat
2 = slight threat
3 = moderate threat
4 = serious threat
5 = very serious threat

Security (uncontrolled access) 1 2 3 4 5

Weather erosion 1 2 3 4 5

Pollution 1 2 3 4 5

Vegetation 1 2 3 4 5

Vandalism destruction or defacement of stones and graves 1 2 3 4 5

Incompatible nearby development existing) 1 2 3 4 5

Incompatible development (planned or proposed) 1 2 3 4 5

When possible, provide specific information on threats rated 4 (serious) or 5 (very serious):

Survey Background

Name, address, telephone numbers, and email address of person or persons completing this survey:

Do you want only your email address shown on the IAJGS International Cemetery Project website:
[ ] yes
[ ] no


Do you want only your snail-mail address shown on the IAJGS International Cemetery Project website:
[ ] yes
[ ] no


Date this questionnaire was completed:
Basis for completing the survey

Specify documentation, if any, used to complete this survey?


Does other documentation exist?
[ ] yes
[ ] no
[ ] not known
[ ]
If yes, state reason existing documentation was not used: It was:
[ ] too old
[ ] too general
[ ] not accessible
[ ] not reliable
[ ] other _________________

Was the site visited for this survey?
[ ] yes
[ ] no
If yes, give the date(s) of the visit:


Who (name and address, email) visited the site if other than the person who completed the survey?


Were interviews conducted for this survey?
[ ] yes
[ ] no
If yes, give name(s) of person(s) interviewed, date(s) of interview and place(s) of interview:

Do you want only your email address shown on the IAJGS International Cemetery Project website:
[ ] yes
[ ] no

Do you want only your snail-mail address shown on the IAJGS International Cemetery Project website:
[ ] yes
[ ] no


Additional Comments:]]>
kitty@kittycooper.com (Kitty Cooper) How to Donate Burial Site/Cemetery Information Mon, 29 Dec 2008 06:18:19 +0000
Donor Form http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/how-to-donate-burial-sitecemetery-information/donor-form.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/how-to-donate-burial-sitecemetery-information/donor-form.html DONOR AGREEMENT

FOR INTERNATIONAL JEWISH CEMETERY PROJECT

This Agreement is between International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, a New Jersey non-profit corporation ("IAJGS"), and _______________________________________, the donor of the following materials to the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project, to be shared with JewishGen's JOWBR and/or posted on an IAJGS Cemetery Project CD or similar technology that may be developed in the future.

Section 1. Donated Burial Information Background
(If you have not already done so, please complete the INTERNATIONAL JEWISH CEMETERY PROJECT BURIAL SITE SURVEY found at http://www.jewishgen.org/Cemetery)

A. CEMETERY LOCATION:
Name of Cemetery:________________________________________
City: ___________________________________________________
State or Province:_________________________________________
Country: ________________________________________________
B. COMPILATION INFORMATION (Check all that apply.)
___ The entire cemetery has been indexed.
___ Only this section of the cemetery has been indexed: ___________________________.
___ I certify that I am the author/compiler/photographer of the donated material.
___ I am not the author/ compiler/photographer of this donated information obtained as follows:

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

For previously published material, provide the following information:

Title: ______________________________________________

Publisher and Editor: __________________________________

Publication Date (if available): ___________________________

___ The original material is in English.
___ I certify that I am the translator and/or transliterator of the material.
___ I engaged someone else to make the translation and/or transliteration and supply
[attached] the copyright holder's permission to include copyright protected material.
___ I have not obtained copyright permission for the use of this material.

C. PERMISSION TERMS
I understand that IAJGS may share materials submitted to the International Jewish Cemetery Project with the JewishGen JOWBR and that JewishGen, Inc.'s JOWBR only accepts that donation when the JOWBR Technical Coordinator confirms that all necessary procedures, which JewishGen may require, have been met.

Check all of the following that apply:
___ I agree to the display of my donation on International Jewish Cemetery Project to be shared with JewishGen's JOWBR web site.
___ I agree to the display of my donation on any future IAJGS CD or electronic format that may be created.
___ This project is a "work in progress" to which material may be added and donated to the International Jewish Cemetery Project under the same conditions as set forth below in Section 2 without the need for additional donor forms.
___ I certify that I have all rights necessary to donate the material to IAJGS as detailed in Section 2 below, including all permissions of translators, creators, authors, artists, or photographers. (If applicable, please attach copies of all necessary permissions as evidence of the Donor's right to donate the material to IAJGS and its designee.) Donor agrees to take full responsibility for damages to or costs incurred by IAJGS or JewishGen if anyone ever makes a claim of ownership of the material donated to IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project CD.

Section 2. General Requirements of the Non-Exclusive Donation

In conjunction with this agreement and for no additional consideration, the donor of Survey submissions hereby grants to IAJGS and its designee a non-exclusive perpetual right to use, publish or distribute the donated material. This grants IAJGS no exclusive rights to the underlying data or information, which remain the property of the donor. This non-exclusivity means that the Donor retains all rights to the donated data and may use, publish or distribute such data in any way the Donor chooses. This right may not be revoked after the date of this agreement. IAJGS shall in no way amend or modify donated data.

Section 3. IAJGS may engage in a data sharing agreement with JewishGen at its discretion. Donated data may be produced on another medium that will be for sale, such as an IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project CD. Please check below to show whether your material may be used for this purpose. If you check YES, your data will be incorporated. If you check NO, your data will not be released or used in another medium that will be sold.
_____ YES
_____ NO

DONOR Name (print or type): ________________________________________

DONOR Signature: __________________________________ Date:

DONOR Address: ___________________________________

__________________________________________________
(City, State, Province, Country, ZIP Code)

Telephone: ________________ E-mail: _________________

DONOR: After completing the above Donor Agreement, please sign and date two copies (original signature required on both copies.) Attach any additional forms as instructed by project manager or program coordinator and mail to:

IAJGS Intl. Jewish Cemetery Project Donor Form
JewishGen, Inc.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
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New York, NY 10280
Phone: (646) 437-4326.
FAX #: (646) 437-4328.

When all documentation has been received, IAJGS will sign and return one signed copy for your tax records.

IAJGS wishes to thank you for your generosity in donating this valuable material to the IAJGS Cemetery Project. Please consult your tax advisor to determination whether this donation constitutes a tax-deductible donation to IAJGS.

________________________________ Date: _______________________
President, IAJGS]]>
kitty@kittycooper.com (Kitty Cooper) How to Donate Burial Site/Cemetery Information Mon, 29 Dec 2008 06:13:34 +0000
Non-Eastern European Burial SITE Information: English http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/how-to-donate-burial-sitecemetery-information/non-eastern-european-burial-site-information-english.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/how-to-donate-burial-sitecemetery-information/non-eastern-european-burial-site-information-english.html Non-Eastern European Burial Site

Documentation Survey


Please submit the completed form as an attached file [extention .txt] or in the body of an email to Ellen Sadove Renck: Phrases1@aol.com. For snail-mail instructions, contact Ellen Renck.

For each question, check all information of which you are certain. Feel free to include additional or more specific information and also to delete information that is irrelevant to your survey. Responding to this survey grants permission to IAJGS, or its designee, to post any and all of your survey responses on the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project website. Should you wish any information to remain confidential or if you have questions or comments, please contact IAJGS separately. Survey submissions become the property of the IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project website on JewishGen.

Please do not include personal comments about family burials in this survey. The project concentrates on full cemetery or cemetery section inclusions.
Thank you.


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GENERAL TOWN LOCATION INFORMATION
· Country:
· State/Province:
· County/District:
· City or town:
· Alternate names: (note language)
· Latitude __ __°__ __'
· Longitude __ __°__ __'
· Current town population:
· Town's current Jewish population:
· Name of Cemetery:

· __ Cemetery destroyed in Holocaust. Skip to JEWISH COMMUNITY INFORMATION section.
· __ Cemetery destroyed in post-war Eastern Europe. Skip to JEWISH COMMUNITY INFORMATION
section.

GENERAL CEMETERY LOCATION:
· Postal address of cemetery:
· Phone number of cemetery:( ) Fax number:( )
· E-mail address of cemetery:
· URL of cemetery: http://www.
· Person to contact about grave locations:
· Names and addresses of local funeral home/s and/or monument maker/s:
· (Use additional page if necessary)
· Check all that apply:
____ Cemetery burials are indexed.
____ Index is computerized.
____ Cemetery is willing to share database/index with the Online World Burial Registry. (If so, please contact the JOWBR.)
· Cemetery Hours if applicable:
· Flower Policy: __ Flowers Permitted __ Flowers Prohibited __ Other:
· Information/burial cards exist only after this date:
Choose one from each set:
____ Some burial cards have biographical data.
____ All burial cards have biographical data.
____ No burial cards have biographical data.

____ Some burial cards have next-of-kin information.
____ All burial cards have next-of-kin information.
____ No burial cards have next-of-kin information.

____ Some burial cards have funeral director information.
____ All burial cards have funeral director information.
____ No burial cards have funeral director information.

____ Some burial cards have health department information.
____ All burial cards have health department information.
____ No burial cards have health department information.

JEWISH COMMUNITY INFORMATION:
· Date of earliest known Jewish community in town:
· Date cemetery was established:
· Any noteworthy historical events effecting the Jewish community, excluding the Holocaust:
· Other towns/villages that use/d this cemetery or name/s, address/es, and telephone of congregations that use/d this cemetery:
· Name, address-location, and telephone and/or email of other individual(s) interested in site, who may share information:
· The cemetery __is or __is not land-marked. If land-marked, controlling land-mark organization:
· Caretaker? __ no __ yes: Caretaker's name, address, and telephone:
Does caretaker have the key? __ yes __ no
· Any noteworthy individuals buried in cemetery:
· The cemetery is __active __inactive.
· If inactive, date of the last known Jewish burial:
· Type of Jewish community that uses/used this cemetery: (Check all that apply.)
__Orthodox __Orthodox-Hassidic __Conservative __Reform __Reconstructionist __Sephardic __Neolog · The cemetery __ does ___does not contain mass graves.

CEMETERY LOCALE:
· The cemetery location is __ urban __ suburban __ rural (agricultural) __wood/forest.
· The cemetery is located __ on flat land __ on a hillside __ at the crown of a hill __ by water.
· The cemetery is __isolated __part of a municipal cemetery __separate, but near other cemeteries.
· A sign in __English __Hebrew __other language (specify other language): _____________ marks the cemetery. The sign reads as follows:
· The cemetery is reached by __turning directly off a public road __turning off a private road __crossing public property __crossing private property.
· Access to the cemetery is __open to all ___entirely closed __open with permission of _____________.
· The cemetery is surrounded by __a continuous masonry wall __a broken masonry wall __a continuous fence __a broken fence __no wall or fence __a hedge or row of trees.
· The cemetery has __a locking gate __a gate that does not lock __no gate.
· Current size of cemetery (specify measurement unit): _______________.
· Is the cemetery divided into special sections? __yes* __no __unable to determine. *If the answer is yes, check all that apply: __burial societies __men __women __unmarried men __unmarried women __rabbis __Cohanim __children ___women who died childbirth __suicides __other:

GRAVESTONES/MEMORIAL MARKERS (Please check all that apply.)
· Date of oldest known gravestone:
· Tombstones in the cemetery date from the following century:
__16th __17th __18th __19th __20th century or exact date:
· __-0 __1-20 __20-100 __100-500 __500-1000 __1000-5000
__>5000 gravestones are in cemetery, regardless of condition or position or __ exact number:
· __-0 __1-20 __20-100 __100-500 __500-1000 __1000-5000 __>5000 gravestones are in original location or __ exact number:
· __-0 __1-20 __20-100 __100-500 __500-1000 __1000-5000 __>5000 gravestones are not in original locations. __ exact number:
· __0 __<25% __25%-50% __50%-75% __75% of surviving stones are toppled or broken or __ exact number:
· If stones were removed from the cemetery, they are in:
__ another cemetery, Name:
__ a museum or conservation laboratory, Name:
__ private collection/s
__ other location: _________________________________________________

Check all that apply:
· THE GRAVESTONES AND MEMORIAL MARKERS ARE __marble __granite __limestone __sandstone __slate __iron __other (specify)__________.
· GRAVESTONES AND MEMORIAL MARKERS ARE __rough stones or boulders __flat, shaped stones __finely smoothed and inscribed stones __flat stones with carved relief decoration __double tombstones __sculpted monuments __multi-stone monuments __horizontally set stones __with Sephardic inscriptions __flat, low in-ground plaques __obelisks __mausoleums __other (specify): .
· SOME OF THE TOMBSTONES HAVE
__traces of painting on their surfaces __iron decorations or lettering __bronze decorations or lettering other than metallic elements __portraits/photographs on stones __metal fences around graves __only common gravestones __none of the above.
· INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES ARE IN __English __Hebrew __Yiddish __other (specify other)___________________.
· The cemetery contains special memorial monuments to __Holocaust victims __epidemic victims __Jewish soldiers __none __other (specify):

CURRENT USE OF CEMETERY SITE (Check all appropriate answers.)
· The present owner of the cemetery property is __the local Jewish community __the municipality __private individual(s) or corporation __unknown __local synagogue, name:
· The cemetery property is now used for __Jewish cemetery purposes only __other: ___________________
· Properties adjacent to the cemetery are __recreational __commercial or industrial __agricultural __residential __ other cemeteries __other: _______________.
· VISITS TO THE CEMETERY ARE __frequent __occasional __ rare AND MADE BY
__organized Jewish groups/tours __organized individual tours __private visitors __other (specify)_____________________.

MAINTENANCE AND CARE (Check all that apply.)
· The cemetery is known to have been vandalized __never __between 50 and 10 years ago __occasionally in the last ten years __frequently in the last ten years.
· Past maintenance: __re-erecting stones __patching broken stones __ cleaning stones __clearing vegetation __repairing wall __ repairing gate __no maintenance* __other.
*If answer is "no maintenance", skip to section: "Current Care"
· If restoration has been carried out, who was responsible for the work? __cemetery owners __local Jewish congregation NAME:
__individuals or groups of non-Jewish origin __local or municipal authorities __regional or national authorities __Jewish individuals (within the __city __county __state ___region) __other ______________.
· Restoration work was carried out on: (Include DATE and NAME of person responsible if known.)

Current Care: · __none __no caretaker __occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals __occasional clearing or cleaning by authorities __regular caretaker __paid perpetual care __other: __________________.
· If there is a caretaker, how is he/she paid? __not paid __by cemetery __paid by the Jewish Congregation of _________________ __paid by contributions from visitors __paid by the government __other _______________.

STRUCTURES: (Please check all that apply.)
Structures within the limits of the cemetery, include
__no structures. __a chapel. __an ohel [open structure above grave with or without canopy]. __more than one ohel. __sarcophagus [above-ground box]. __ a well. __a mausoleum building. __a mortuary. __a cemetery office. __caretaker's residence. __pre-burial house*. __other structures (specify)__________________.
*If there is a pre-burial house, it has __a tahara (table) __a catafalque __wall inscriptions __a chimney __other distinctive features (specify features):
________________________________________________.

RECOMMENDATIONS/THREATS
Please rate problems facing this cemetery, by using the following code:
1. no threat, 2. slight threat, 3. moderate threat, 4. serious threat, 5. very serious threat. If possible, provide specific information on ratings 4 (serious) and 5 (very serious).

· __Vandalism (destruction/defacement of stones/graves): 1 2 3 4 5
· __Security (uncontrolled access): 1 2 3 4 5
· __Weather erosion: 1 2 3 4 5
· __Pollution: 1 2 3 4 5
· __Incompatible nearby development: __existing ___planned ___proposed) 1 2 3 4 5
· The vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is ___not a problem ___a seasonal problem preventing __a constant problem, disturbing graves __a constant problem, disturbing stones __a constant problem, damaging stones.
· Water drainage at the cemetery is __good all year __a seasonal problem __a constant problem, disturbing tombstones or graves.

SURVEY BACKGROUND:
· Person/s completing this survey, if other than cemetery office listed above:
NAME/S:
ADDRESS:
TELEPHONE NUMBER:( )
EMAIL ADDRESS:


Do you want only your email address shown on the IAJGS International Cemetery Project website:
  [ ] yes
  [ ] no


Do you want only your snail-mail address shown on the IAJGS International Cemetery Project website:
  [ ] yes
  [ ] no
__Cemetery office
· Date of completion:
· The following documentation was used:
__other documentation exists but was not used because it was __too old __too general __inaccessible __not reliable __other reasons (specify)
· If respondent visited for this survey, give date of visit: _______
· If interviews were conducted for this survey, please give date and name/address/telephone/email of interviewer (if other than respondent) and interviewee:

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
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kitty@kittycooper.com (Kitty Cooper) How to Donate Burial Site/Cemetery Information Mon, 29 Dec 2008 06:10:36 +0000
Useful Burial Information Links http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/additional-useful-jewish-burial-information-and-cu/useful-burial-information-links.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/additional-useful-jewish-burial-information-and-cu/useful-burial-information-links.html HOW TO ORGANIZE THE DOCUMENTATION OF A CEMETERY:
  • Documentation Day for a Cemetery
  • Cemetery Software Genealogy Tool for Palm "Cemetery"
    This inexpensive, shareware application helps you keep track of the records gathered in the cemetery. Enter information about the type of burial, information about the cemetery itself, any dates and inscriptions found and information
    about any images taken at the grave.
    http://keifferusa.com

INFORMATION FOR CEMETERIES, FUNERAL HOMES, AND SYNAGOGUES WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE:

  • Under Construction

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH A TOMBSTONE:

HOW TO DO A GRAVE RUBBING:

HOW TO INTERPRET SYMBOLS ON JEWISH TOMBSTONES:

HOW TO TRANSLITERATE HEBREW TOMBSTONES:

HOW TO TRANSLITERATE YIDDISH TOMBSTONES:

HOW TO CARE FOR A TOMBSTONE:

JEWISH FUNERALS, BURIALS, AND MOURNING CUSTOMS:

PEBBLES ON JEWISH GRAVES:

CEMETERY RECORDS ON THE WEB:

FUNERAL HOMES ON THE WEB:

CEMETERIES ON THE WEB:

LANDSMANSCHAFTEN:

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kitty@kittycooper.com (Kitty Cooper) More Useful Jewish Customs and Burial Information Mon, 29 Dec 2008 06:02:13 +0000
Books http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/additional-useful-jewish-burial-information-and-cu/books.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/additional-useful-jewish-burial-information-and-cu/books.html
A FIELD GUIDE TO VISITING A JEWISH CEMETERY

A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery, by Rabbi Joshua L. Segal, clearly offers something missing in Jewish genealogical research: a good book on understanding the ways of Jewish cemeteries and how to interpret the Hebrew inscriptions on tombstones.

The fact that tombstone inscriptions are in Hebrew can be a challenge to some researchers. But the material presented in the book is simple enough that it can be understood by those with the most minimal exposure to Hebrew. Yet the book is comprehensive enough to be a valuable resource to the most sophisticated Jewish readers.

There is a dictionary of Hebrew words and common expressions that appear on tombstones. Since the carving of a tombstone can be expensive, sometimes Hebrew expressions are represented in abbreviated form. An appendix shows commonly used abbreviations.

The book is 220 pages, softcover, and lists for $19.95. Avotaynu is currently offering it for $18.00 plus shipping. Additional information, including the Table of Contents and a sample chapter can be found at http://www.avotaynu.com/books/cemeteryfield.htm.

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kitty@kittycooper.com (Kitty Cooper) More Useful Jewish Customs and Burial Information Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:50:59 +0000