I have been on an ongoing quest to find how more about my grandfather. as I documented in an earlier blog. Because of that blog, a family genealogist, on the other side of my family, found and sent me his death certificate. It had lots of new information to me: where he was born: Russia; his birthdate: September 6th, 1881; the cause of his death: Hodgkins Disease associated with pressure of glands on vital organs; and the cemetery of his burial: Shaary(sic) Torah Cemetary, Whitehall.
With the help of the The Rauh Jewish Archives Burial Records I was able to figure out his grave’s location. It was still challenging to actually locate the grave, but with the help of a cousin, we worked our way around the unmarked rows and were able to zero in on the location and actually find his grave. It was thrilling, really it was!