The Rauh Jewish Archives launched the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Cemetery Project in 1998. The goal was to create a comprehensive collection of burial records from Jewish cemeteries across the region. Volunteers walked through cemeteries, writing down the names and dates inscribed on gravestones. Over a period of fifteen years, the information was compiled into a database of approximately 50,000 burial records from 78 Jewish cemeteries. This portal provides direct access to the information as it was originally collected, without more recent updates.