New useful resource for finding graves in Israel #galicia


Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

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!

Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/

BillionGraves:
https://billiongraves.com

Shana Tova Umetuka and Gmar Hatima Tova to all,

Yours Sincerely,

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
Raanana, Israel


Madeleine Isenberg
 

To all,

Great suggestion >from Miriam, and thanks to her. (Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/)

For those who would need help in entering the Hebrew spelling of a
name, I suggest one of Stephen Morse's great applications. This
converts English words, names, etc., into Hebrew. Even if your name
is Ashkenazic, because these burials are in Israel, Sephardic would
probably be a better choice in any case.

https://stevemorse.org/hebrew/eng2heb.html?english=steiner&dialect=sephardic&possibilities=all

Wishing all a Shana Tova!

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, Lopuszna,
Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or nearby
Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, Trstene, and Kosice,
Slovakia; Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania


Madeleine Isenberg
 

To all,

Great suggestion >from Miriam, and thanks to her. (Gravez:
https://gravez.me/en/)

For those who would need help in entering the Hebrew spelling of a
name, I suggest one of Stephen Morse's great applications. This
converts English words, names, etc., into Hebrew. Even if your name is
Ashkenazic, because these burials are in Israel, Sephardic would
probably be a better choice in any case.

https://stevemorse.org/hebrew/eng2heb.html?english=steiner&dialect=sephardic&possibilities=all
[MOD: Or this shorten URL -- https://tinyurl.com/SM-English2Hebrew .]

Wishing all a Shana Tova!

Madeleine Isenberg
madeleine.isenberg@gmail.com
Beverly Hills, CA

Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER
in various parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund,
Lopuszna, Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia. GOLDSTEIN in
Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, Trstene, and Kosice, Slovakia;
Tolcsva, Hungary; Possibly Timosoara, Romania