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Ray Cannata (#46894163)
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Bio Photo Presbyterian pastor in New Orleans of (mostly) Russian-Jewish, Norwegian and French descent.

I am currently most interested in research on my family's::
1. Elizavetgrad Jews
Siebel (Siebelewky, Tsibulevsky)
Pober (Poberesky, Poberezsky)
Dashevsky (Dashewsky)

2. Orla / Grodno Jews
Kirzner (Kirsner, Kirschner)
Lifsitz (Lipshitz)

3. New Orleans French

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Charles Zar
RE: Israel Dashevsky
Let me know if there's any other photos you'd like taken at Montefiore. I walk through there about 3 times a week, so it would be no problem.

Added by Charles Zar on May 25, 2015 9:10 PM
Charles Zar
RE: Israel Dashevsky
While I was there this afternoon, I also took photos of Michael and Jennie Dashevsky. Michael looks to be the son of Israel. I did not take a photo of Murial's stone as it had toppled over.

I will post the two photo's shortly.

One last thing.
This group of Dashevsky's was buried in a section reserved for members of Congregation Ohavas Chesed of Germantown (section of Philadelphia)

On the stone posts that mark that section, Congregational officers are listed. Among them: E. Dashevsky (Hon. Pres.) Mrs. R. Dashevsky Ladies Auxilary (Hon. Pres.)


Added by Charles Zar on May 25, 2015 6:57 PM
Barbara Munson
RE: Louis MOSS' middle names
That's no problem, Ray.
Added by Barbara Munson on May 22, 2015 11:47 AM
Re: Sarah Goldsticker Levy's two death certificates
Ray, For many years Orleans Parish issued death records for individuals who were buried in a local cemetery but had died outside the parish limits, whether in a neighboring parish or in another state. If I am unable to attain a copy of the death certificate of the individual whom I'm researching, I always look for an obituary to confirm that he or she did in fact die in the New Orleans area.
Added by CemeteryRose on May 18, 2015 11:40 AM
Antonia Demaris Collins
Babette "Barbara" Feitel Heidenheim 146504882
I just wanted to thank you for making the edits to Babette. You are Johnny on the spot! I have never had one of my edits done so fast. Her birth date is 12 Apr 1830 in Metthenhein, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany.

Anyway, thanks again! Your the best!
Added by Antonia Demaris Collins on May 15, 2015 1:47 PM
Michele Resnick
Verbitsky Family Information
Hi Ray- I am the granddaughter of Anna Lerner (her maternal family name Verbitsky).
I am conducting ancestory research on my family and found your name in this website. If interested I can be reached at Thank you!
Added by Michele Resnick on Apr 20, 2015 10:39 AM
Arthur Leo Bear
Thanks so much!
Added by nuorlenzgal on Mar 12, 2015 3:07 PM
Arthur Leo Bear
Hi, Ray,
Thanks for all your hard work recording this wonderful information on findagrave.

I think perhaps there is an error in the name of the link for Arthur Leo Bear in Gates of Prayer Cemetery, New Orleans LA. The link is titled Arthur Leopold Bear, but I believe his name is Arthur Leo Bear.

I know I'd want someone to let me know, so I'm letting you know. Obviously you care or you wouldn't be doing this wonderful work.

Again, many many thanks!
Added by nuorlenzgal on Mar 12, 2015 1:10 PM
Old Waco
Jewish Cemeteries in Eastern Europe

Hello Ray,

I read an article in the A.D.A. Newsletter about a NY orthodontist who is preserving East European Jewish Cemeteries. Didn't know if you had seen it.

I saw some of your memorials in European cemeteries.

Thanks for preserving their memory.
TB Willis
Added by Old Waco on Feb 01, 2015 9:22 PM
Steven Matthew Hahn
Alverda Sara Hahn (1890-1905)
It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). If I was not so busy working on my own ancestors and relatives, I would be spending more time doing what you are doing, working to benefit others. Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Steven Matthew Hahn on Nov 20, 2014 9:37 AM
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