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Jeff Kontoff (#47573388)
 member for 3 years, 1 month, 16 days
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I began using findagrave primarily to find and memorialize my family members, many of whom I do not even know the place of burial. I also enjoy fulfilling photo requests. Since many other genealogists have similar goals and issues locating family, I have expanded my efforts and have begun adding all the memorials (with grave photos) for the Jewish cemeteries in my local area.

Due to copyright rules, I do not post obituaries. However, if you have one for a memorial I have posted, e-mail it to me and I would be glad to keep it on file to help with researching family members. I do basic genealogical searches to add maiden names, missing birth or death dates, and link parents with children, where possible. In this way, I hope to provide the basics for anyone searching for family.

I will gladly transfer management of any of my memorials to family members (please provide your relationship). If I find that a person is in a family tree on, I will try and notify the tree creator that I have created a memorial on findagrave.

Please use the edit function, if you are providing additional information or corrections for a memorial.

Use of my grave photos is for non-profit purposes only, with proper photo credits to me.
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D. Cohen Grave Beth Israel Cemetary
Dear Jeff,

Thank you so much for the photographs! I am in Canada and researching the Springfield/Warren area.
A number of my relatives settled in the area and I have a big job trying to track down photos of areas they commonly went to as well as their family history.

If you ever meet someone from Beth Israel who is into helping family historians, I might love to chat with them over email.

I'd like you to know that any time someone helps me from afar, it bolsters my enthusiasm for more research.

Added by familysearcher on Aug 09, 2014 5:00 PM
Cathleen Sheibley Miller Kalin
Dorothy Bauman Kalin
Hi Jeff,

I made your links. Thanks for contacting me as I always love to link family. Harry Kalin was my husband's uncle.

Cathy Kalin
Added by Cathleen Sheibley Miller ... on Mar 10, 2014 6:41 AM
Ruth-Ellen Burack Flanagan
Bailey Chiz
Thanks for getting that photo.
Added by Ruth-Ellen Burack Flanaga... on Dec 30, 2013 12:08 PM
carol smith
Dr. Sheldon Goldberg
Hi,Jeff,I have transferred him to you.I hope that it is ok with you.I am not related to him.Thank you for all your work.
Added by carol smith on Nov 04, 2013 3:05 PM
Melvin Briskin
Thanks for this information. I've added it to the memorial page.

Added by on Sep 19, 2013 11:47 AM
marlene horne
Alexander and Lilian Berman
Thank you very much for taking a picture of my aunt and uncles headstones.
Added by marlene horne on Sep 12, 2013 4:59 PM
marlene horne
Alexander and Lilian Berman
Added by marlene horne on Sep 12, 2013 4:57 PM
Dick Knowles
RE: Bulafkin photo
There's an empty spot between Warren and Max (Aaarghh- why didn't I get that long shot!) Maybe that spot without stone?

Added by Dick Knowles on Aug 18, 2013 3:35 PM
Dick Knowles
RE: Bulafkin photo
OK. Weeks later, I went back to the Bulafkins. I have photos for Warren, Max, Ralph, and Rose. I did not see Sylvia. You said Max was father to Andrew and Warren. My guess from dates is that Ralph and Rose are parents to Max. Do you want to create memorials and than I'll add photos?

Added by Dick Knowles on Aug 18, 2013 2:32 PM
Konopka Teczar
Thank you for the great photos honoring PFC Joseph Konopka and Franciszka Konopka which you posted in May. Also Mary and Stephen Teczar's photos. Sorry this thank you is so tardy!
Added by Sue on Aug 11, 2013 9:03 PM
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