Due to the diligent work of Dr. Szpek, a database of vital details from Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok, present-day Poland was started in 2007. Initially, as a means to organize the biblical texts recorded in inscriptions for academic research, however, it has also become a way for family to connect with ancestors. The original database eventually grew from 1200 to about 1800 entries, with about 1200 surnames and an additional 600 with other data. The current registry preserves nearly 2600 surnames with related data (given name, father’s name, most often date of death); and an additional 900 entries without surnames but recording given name, father’s name and related data. That’s over 3500 valuable entries. The registry will be rechecked and updated each summer until restoration is complete.
This updated database is not yet available on this site, but can be accessed from her website: www.jewishepitaphs.org/bagnowka-jewish-cemetery-bur…/