Re: Palestine cemetery research #general

Dahn Cukier

A few remarks.

find-a-grave. I only upload photos when the person tells me the deceased is a relative.
I have had many requests for former soldiers and no earthly reason but the
requester has over a thousand or ten thousand soldiers in a virtual cemetery.

BillionGraves. Read the terms and privacy before uploading. I read the terms long
ago and they may have changed.

Gravez. It is a fine app and limitations need to be known. If you do not know the
limitations, you may not find the grave.

Language. I searched my father and sister, neither appears in English and no
English is on their gravestones. YMMV.

Spelling, dates. ALL indexers make mistakes, including double and triple entry

Your location assumption. The fact that you have "Jerusalem" as a location
of death and the grave, it may be elsewhere and the grave is recorded
at that cemetery.

US Embassy record of death(or whatnot), may have the wrong location,
at least the one I saw did.

Gravez and other Israeli data bases can be informed of corrections and they
are usually made.

Sorry to be repeating myself.
Dahn Zukrowicz

When you start to read readin,
how do you know the fellow that
wrote the readin,
wrote the readin right?

Festus Hagen
Long Branch Saloon
Dodge City, Kansas

On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 12:29:13 AM GMT+2, <danbrockman@...> wrote:

Subject: New useful resource for finding graves in Israel From: Miriam Bulwar David-Hay <miriambdh@...> Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:59:09 +0300 X-Message-Number: 1

I haven't seen any mention of this previously, so thought people might be interested ...

The Israeli Chevra Kadisha forum has just launched a website and app called Gravez which enables people to search for graves, see photos and info about them online, and (using the app, which works like Waze) navigate to visit them physically. At the moment they cover around 25 cemeteries in Israel with thousands of burials.

This seems to be a very useful resource in addition to the long-running and even bigger BillionGraves website, which covers a large number of cemeteries in Israel. (Of course, another major grave-finding website is Find A Grave, but this has very few records from Israel.)

There seems to be some overlap between Gravez and BillionGraves in the cemeteries they cover, but each also has cemeteries the other doesn't have, so it's worth searching both sites! I personally have been able to find the graves of many people in one or the other or both.

Please note that in the case of Gravez, their platform works in English (and looks very nice!) but you have to search for names in Hebrew. In BillionGraves, you can search for names in English but the only results you'll get will be from other countries, so you'll need to search in Hebrew for people buried in Israel.

I have no affiliation with or special knowledge about any of the organizations mentioned above and am just posting to let people know about these useful resources!



Shana Tova Umetuka and Gmar Hatima Tova to all, Yours Sincerely, Miriam Bulwar David-Hay, Raanana, Israel.

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