Re: Researching cremations #general

David Harrison <djh_119@...>

Cremations are quite common amongst my family (all Jewish) and within the congregation within which I worship with services by our Rabbi.  Many ashes have been spread in different places, possibly with no record, others recorded in books of remembrance in civil Cemetry grounds.  But starting with my father in 1952, his ashes are under a rose bush in a rose garden within a Jewish Cemetry in London (close by is another bush with the ashes of another branch of our family), followed by those of my mother and my first wife, the family brass plate shows all those names and dates, it will be modified for me.  They are among several hundreds in that rose garden.  I hope that this might help members to widen their searches beyond the bound of the strict orthodox members of our widespread faith.
David Harrison
Birmingham, England

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Hi all:

Cremation is an option that secular families occasionally choose now-a-days. 
I know of a couple, who were holocaust survivors. They both requested to be cremated.
I do wonder if cremations of Jews are recorded on sites at all. Most of us would not even know to consider that as a possible reason for not  locating a person in Jewish cemeteries.
That is a potential genealogical brickwall.
Has any group member actually experienced this in your own research? Please share how you worked through the research process.
Many thanks in advance.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
GRUSZECKI/GRUSZECKA from Warszawa and possibly Zelechow


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