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The JGSI Jewish Chicago Database (JJCD) Project
Information including cemeteries and other records contained in the database, and including links to cemetery information (link).

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Given Name
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DOB contains

DOD contains

Burial contains

Burial may include plot location. For plot information. See below for details.
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Where no date exists in the database, a blank space or N.A. may be entered.

RECOMMENDATION:
Use the 'contains' option and enter the year if known. E.g. 05 or 1805 or 1905 or 2005.

EXAMPLE: If you are searching for a death year of 1934 you should consider doing two searches. First using year CONTAINS 1934, and if no results using 34. Remember, if no death year was in the cemetery source database a N.A. may be displayed.

 

Cemetery and plot abbreviations and formats

Use these cemetery abbreviations and data entry formats for your plot searches. You may use just the section abbreviation, or include any of the plot format to narrow your search. The plot format does not include the grave number because the typical plot search is of the surrounding area of the grave. The format must be used as shown. I.E. hyphens or spaces must be used as indicated. Replace the # symbol with the appropriate plot SECTION, ROW and LOT numbers.

EXAMPLES: If a relative was found in plot location Gate 3, Section 2, Row 23, Lot 173, Grave 27 you could search for other possible relatives by doing a Plot contains Gate 3 Section 2 Row 23 Lot 173 as per the format:
Gate 3 Section # Row ## Lot #.

Or, if you had a name and plot information of someone buried in the Carnation section, you could use the format of CAR and associated numbers to find possible relatives.

NOTE: THERE IS NO WILD CARD FEATURE

 

Waldheim: Gate 40 Anshe Motele Cemetery

The location information i.e. 40.15.2.3101.5. refers to gate 40, Section 15, Row 2, Lot 3101, Grave 5.

Jewish Graceland Cemetery:
Hebrew Benevolent Society Sections 2 & 3

Gate 2 Section # Row ## Lot #  
Gate 3 Section # Row ## Lot #  

Westlawn Cemetery

A-#-##-##  
B-#-##-##  
C-#-##-##  
D-#-##-##  
E-#-##-##  
CAR-#-##-## Carnation
DAH-#-##-## Dahlia
DAI-#-##-## Daisy
EAS-#-##-## Eastlake
ELM-#-##-## Elm
EVE-#-##-## Evergreen
GAR-#-##-## Gardenia
MAP-#-##-## Maple
MEM-#-##-## Memorial
NC1  
NC2  
NC3  
NC4  
NC5  
NC6  
ORC-#-##-## Orchid
PET-#-##-## Petunia
POP-#-##-## Poppy
Sec-POP Row-# Lot# Poppy
ROS-#-##-## Rose
VIO-#-##-## Violet
Sec-VIO Row-# Lot# Violet
WES-#-##-## Westlake
 
 
 
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