Columbus Memory Project

The Columbus Memory Project is an online database of photos related to Columbus, Ohio history. It is a project of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. CJHS has partnered with the Library to digitize photos from the Herb Topy Collection and other items from the CJHS archives which are of interest to the general public.

The archive may be searched through the link below. Please note that the link will take you to another website.  Please contact CJHS if you need help using this resource.

Click here to search the Columbus Memory Project.

JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) is a database of names and other identifying information from Jewish cemeteries and burial records worldwide, from the earliest records to the present. It is a compilation of two linked databases: a database of burial records, and a database of information about each particular cemetery. JOWBR’s aim is to catalog extant data about Jewish cemeteries and burial records worldwide. Photographs of the gravestones (matzevot) are also included in this database. As of December 2016, JOWBR contains more than 3.05 million burial records from more than 6,800 cemeteries / cemetery sectionsrepresenting 125 countries.

Thanks to the efforts of Jules and Cyril Duga, members of the CJHS, records of Columbus burials as well as those of central and southeastern Ohio and West Virginia are a part of the JOWBR collection.

Click here to search the jowbr database on jewishgen.

Ohio Jewish Chronicle Archives.

The Ohio Jewish Chronicle is a weekly newspaper founded in 1922 that is directed to the Jewish communities of central Ohio. The newspaper was the successor to an earlier publication, The Columbus Jewish Chronicle, which appeared in 1918 and 1919.

The archive may be searched through the link below. Please note that the link will take you to another website where you should click on the words “Advanced Search” . Please contact CJHS if you need help using this resource.

Click here to search the ohio jewish chronicle archives.