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The Online Genealogist: Assistance in reading gravestones in Hebrew.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Recently I have been trying to learn a little Hebrew to understand some early gravestones for clues.  Can you offer me a primer of how to read them?

 

Answer: I have bookmarked the following website: http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/tombstones.html   This will not answer all your questions, but has a good breakdown of the basics you can use.  I have also used online Hebrew to English translation applications, and turned to scholars who can read Hebrew fluently.


Posted by David Lambert at 08/13/2012 11:40:03 PM | 


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