How do I find out where a Jewish person is buried?
Web-links for grave site searching: Jewishgen’s International Jewish Cemetery Project: provides a comprehensive list of Jewish cemeteries, with locations, access, opening times etc. Find a Grave: A site for finding out where graves are, if they have been filmed etc. Headstone Hunter: is a similar sort of site.
What is the largest Jewish cemetery in the US?
The Mount Zion Cemetery has been serving the Jewish Community since 1893. Encompassing 78 acres, it serves as the resting place for more than 210,000 and currently offers individual and family plots.
How do you find out where relatives are buried?
Find a Grave
- Go to www.Findagrave.com.
- Enter the first name (if known) and the last name of your ancestor. The last name is required.
- Enter any additional information, if known, such as year of birth and the place your ancestor may be buried. If you don’t know this information, simply leave the field blank.
How do I find a grave in a cemetery?
How to Find an Unmarked Grave in a Cemetery
- Old newspapers.
- Local historical societies.
- Death certificate.
- Family records.
- Family correspondence (letters, etc.)
- Church records.
Why do Jews cover mirrors after death?
Mirrors are also covered as a way to remind us the observation of shiva is not about ourselves but rather a time to concentrate on the deceased. The concept of vanity is shunned as this is considered a time of self-reflection, to concentrate on one’s inner self and not outward appearances.