New Cemetery Resources!

Posted on October 8, 2009 by

We’ve just updated our records of Jewish Cemeteries in Maryland!

Cemetery burial listings are now available on-line for Rosedale, Beth Jacob-Finksburg Cemetery, Beth Tfiloh Cemetery, Mikro Kodesh-Beth Israel, Other East Baltimore cemeteries, West Baltimore cemeteries, Chevrah Ahavas Chesed, Cumberland Eastview Cemetery, and Frederick, Maryland!

Our family history collection at the Robert L. Weinberg Family History Center contains many additional primary source materials, including:

  • Baltimore Jewish Times obituaries, 1919 to present
  • Jack Lewis Funeral Home records, 1924-1939, 1956-1965
  • Published and unpublished genealogies of Maryland Jewish families
  • Baltimore City directories on microfiche/film, 1752-1930 (some years missing)
  • U.S. manuscript census, Baltimore and other parts of Maryland, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
  • Passenger index for ships that arrived in the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1952
  • Passenger manifests of ships that arrived in the Port of Baltimore, 1840-1920
  • Memoirs of Jewish Life in Maryland and Europe
  • Records of Jewish cemeteries in the Greater Baltimore area
  • Circumcision (1836-1870, 1940-1967), midwife (1892-1919) , and marriage (1850-1944) records of individual Baltimore-area mohels, midwives and rabbis
  • H.I.A.S. arrival records (1911-1914, 1938-1953)
  • Historical Database of Baltimore Religious Personnel
  • Yizkor (Memorial) books of East European towns
  • Hebrew Orphan Asylum records, 1873-1917
  • Registries of Maryland military personnel in World Wars I and II

Additional resources include: archival collections from several Baltimore-area synagogues; records of local Jewish agencies, institutions and businesses; personal papers of prominent individuals; profiles of individuals and families in A History of the Jews of Baltimore (Blum, 1910) and other locally-published books; biographical, institutional and subject files related to Baltimore and Maryland Jewry; and oral histories of Maryland Jews. Periodicals that offer information on Maryland Jewry include the Baltimore Jewish Times (1919 to present), Jewish Comment (1895-1918), Jewish Chronicle (1875), Jewish Exponent (1887-1888), Sinai (1856-1860), Generations (1978 to present) and American Jewish Year Book (1899-1985). We also maintain a photograph collection related to immigration, Jewish life in Maryland, and the many institutions of Baltimore Jewry.

Our library contains publications on Jewish genealogy, including Shtetl Finder, Where Once We Walked, A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames From the Russian Empire, Jewish Roots in Poland, and the periodical Avotaynu. We also maintain a collection of publications and newsletters from genealogical societies across the nation.

To find out more, please contact our historian, Deb Weiner, at 410.732.6400 x224 or dweiner@jewishmuseummd.org.

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