• New useful resource for finding graves in Israel

    From Miriam Bulwar David-Hay miriambdh@g@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 25 11:06:00 2019
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    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!



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    Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
    Raanana, Israel.
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