We’re working hard to learn, share, preserve, and record Northeast Indiana’s Jewish family histories. Our goal is to make available a database of the area’s Jewish families online in this space.
To start with, we contributed information from our two local congregations to the JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database. Just the names from those two collections gave us a database of 2400 people.
We are now working to photograph gravestones at Lindenwood Cemetery and the Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery on Decatur Road. We’ll then update and add information to JewishGen’s Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR).
In addition to the cemeteries, our volunteers are working through census and vital records, obituaries, and personal recollections to get our database up and running. We will showcase what we have at our Fort Wayne Jewish Family Open House on Sunday, September 22nd.
If you are interested in helping with the project, please contact us.