GLENDALE - The North Shore Library now has access to Jewish Data, one of the largest professionally compiled Jewish genealogy databases on the web.
The online database at jewishdata.com contains close to 1 million Jewish genealogy records, including images of Jewish tombstones, school yearbook pages and citizen declaration documents, with new records added constantly. Residents in Bayside, Fox Point, Glendale and River Hills can now view these records from around the world through this database.
The citizens of Milwaukee have had access to Jewish Data through a Milwaukee Public Library subscription, but it wasn't until now that North Shore Library has had access. Jewish Data founder Rabbi Avraham Laber extended access to the North Shore Library after learning that his grandmother, who lives in the North Shore, couldn't access Milwaukee's system.
The Jewish Data collection includes hundreds of complete Jewish cemeteries around the world, with a listing and linked image of every monument. Many immigration documents and a number of information-rich books are included in the database. The database continues to grow.
Users can access the Jewish Data Database both in the library and remotely from the North Shore Library website at www.mcfls.org/northshorelibrary. Users will log in using their library card number and pin.