Jewish Burial Records Indexing Party

Date/Time Sunday 2/19/2017 12p.m. to 5p.m.
Oakland FamilySearch Library
4766 Lincoln Avenue
East Bay - Oakland
Cost Free
Age Range Mixed Ages
Categories Miscellaneous

The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society is coordinating the task of creating an index for the old burial records from San Francisco's Sherith Israel synagogue for the 1850s through 1906, to help people researching their family history in San Francisco. We are having a party to bring in volunteers to help transcribe these records. We expect that these records will uncover currently unknown death dates for this period, one that is notoriously difficult to research due to record destruction after the 1906 earthquake and fire.

We will provide snacks, computers, and instruction on this valuable service. The records are handwritten, but we'll help you learn how to read them. If you can't stay for the whole afternoon, we will be happy to have you for as long as you can help. We will be giving out prizes for first volunteer to arrive, most records entered, longest time spent working, and a few more categories we have yet to think of. Don't miss this opportunity to make burial records accessible to genealogists around the world! The ancestors you find may be your own! We would like to have an idea of how many people will be coming (so we can buy the right amount of food!), so please send a message to to let us know that you'll be there.

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