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Photograph needed of headstone in Bloemfontein, South Africa #southafrica #photographs


Denise Fletcher
 

Just to respond regarding the website https://jewishphotolibrary.smugmug.com  and to clarify its contents.

It's certainly an interesting site, but it does not at all cover all the graves in any cemetery.  Anyone wanting to use it for genealogical purposes should also note that it's an artist's depiction of Jewish cemeteries, and many of the photographs are merely artistic arrangements, not close-ups of the information on the headstones.  

Denise Fletcher, Sydney Australia


lenhoff@...
 

There are a couple of hundred photos of tombstones in the Jewish section of the Bloemfontein Memoriam cemetery at

https://jewishphotolibrary.smugmug.com/AFRICA/AFRICASouth/SOUTHAFRICA/FreeState/ZABloemfonteinOldJewCemetery/

but I don't know if the set of photos is exhaustive in covering all the graves.  This web site also has photos of other Jewish cemeteries, synagogues and other institutions, organised geographically.  Photos of tombstones in various other Jewish cemeteries are on the web site of the Genealogical Society of SA, also organised geographically by cemetery and alphabetically within each cemetery.  Photos of tombstones in Cape Town Jewish cemeteries are accessible at the cemetery maintenance board web site.

Bramie Lenhoff
Newark, DE, USA


Denise Fletcher
 

If anybody is able to photograph the headstone of Benjamin FLETCHER (see details below) who is buried in the Bloemfontein Memorial Cemetery Jewish section, I would be most grateful if they could email me the photo.
 
Best,
Denise Fletcher, Sydney Australia  (dfletcheroz@...)
 
Site 8A:362
Surname FLETCHER
First Names Benjamin
   
Hebrew Names Benjamin b Yaacov
   
   
Date of Death 1976-09-27
Hebrew Date of Death 3 Tishrei
Age 85
   
Spouse's Name Leah Fletcher
Notes wife Leah, children, grandchildren
Region Free State
Listing Bloemfontein Memorial cemetery