The JewishGen Memorial Plaques Database is a database of names and other identifying information, such as years of birth and death and father’s given name, from Jewish synagogues and other institutions that maintain memorial plaques (also known as Yahrzeit plaques) worldwide.
It acts as a virtual global Yahrzeit database, where records will be permanently housed for researchers and family members to access information on memorial plaques.
JewishGen launched this database in 2013. 60,000 plaques have been entered into this database, from synagogues (and other institutions) throughout the world, including the USA, Israel, Morocco and Canada.
During International Jewish Genealogy month, we hope to significantly increase this number by challenging the community of Jewish genealogists worldwide to join in and preserve these important records.
Read more here: http://www.iajgs.org/blog/memplaq/