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Jeff Kontoff (#47573388)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 19 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).

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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 • 11,023 Memorials Added
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Memorial Transfer?
Hi Jeff,
Thank you for finding my Great Grand Parents!
#180937034 & #180937886
I have photos, a synagogue death notice, naturalization papers and personal stories for them.
I would love to manage their memorials if you wouldn't mind the transfer.
Added by FamilyResearch on Sep 18, 2017 9:26 AM
RE: Ida & Benjamin Superman Grave Photo
Welcome! I should be back out there before the end of the month, so I'll ask at the office to see if there are others.
I'm only related to about 6 of the graves at Mount Sinai myself (in-laws), so if you took the time to make the entries, that's good enough for me. There is family out there somewhere, and the last name is certainly unique! Best to you & yours.
Added by WiSH on Aug 20, 2017 5:15 PM
Ida & Benjamin Superman Grave Photo
Hello! As part of my personal project, I've been photographing gravestones and adding missing entries at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Miami, FL

I see you already have entries for Ida & Benjamin Superman, so I've added both the Family Marker Photo and Individual Gravestone photos to both.

Please note though that Ida's gravestone gives a birth year date of 1886..... different from your entry of 1884. I did not submit a correction, since - as with my own family - you many have more accurate information than the Informant, through your own research.

Hope you feel the photos are helpful. Best to you and your family!

Bill (WiSH)
Added by WiSH on Aug 20, 2017 12:00 PM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Dr Robert Malcolm Gipstein
Jeff, Thanks so much for the beautiful tombstone photo on the above memorial. Also, thanks for the location. I appreciate your time in visiting & photographing his gravesite. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Jul 16, 2017 1:50 PM
Jennifer Peterson
RE: Elinsky grave photos
I did not know that. I thought only the memorial owner could do that. Thanks for the info!
Added by Jennifer Peterson on Apr 02, 2017 9:31 AM
Lenore Kalotai
RE: Marks Epstein
I have no idea. I know there were relatives in New York City, because my grandmother ended up staying with them when she moved to NY. There may have been relatives in Holyoke, too, but I've never heard about any. And his original family name was Goldstein and changed it to Epstein when he came to the US. I have never known why. One child that was left in an orphanage in England and later came to the US never changed it to Epstein. Thank you!
Added by Lenore Kalotai on Mar 11, 2017 10:09 AM
Lenore Kalotai
Marks Epstein
Hello! Marks Epstein (id# 77351726)
is my great-grandfather. Are you related to him? Would you consider transferring the memorial to me? I am the administrator to other family members that I would like to link to him. Thanks!
Added by Lenore Kalotai on Mar 11, 2017 8:32 AM
Tara Elderkin
I processed the edits for Harry and Ethel Goldstein's memorials. Are they ancestors of yours? Would you like for me to send you ownership of the memorials? Just let me know - I'd be happy to transfer them to you.

Good luck in your work.
Added by Tara Elderkin on Feb 28, 2017 8:39 AM
RE: Hartnig Grave Photo
Happy to do it, Jeff.
Can you please call the cemetery and ask for the exact location? Some of the gardens are quite large so if you can repost with the lot and grave numbers in the Garden of Esther that would be most helpful.
Thanks and Happy Holidays
Added by Katy on Dec 21, 2016 12:45 PM
Helen Daly
Anna Opielowski Tyburski
Thank you for the correction.
Added by Helen Daly on Dec 02, 2016 8:05 PM
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