The Wikipedia of Graves: Israeli App CemoMemo Brings Cemeteries Into The Digital Age – No Camels November 4, 2019

I found this today in a search – The Wikipedia of Graves: Israeli App CemoMemo Brings Cemeteries Into The Digital Age:

For the direct CemoMemo link – (choose English if it shows up in Hebrew). You can use the app on a laptop.

With a history dating back thousands of years, Israel is home to significant religious sites, landmarks and some of the oldest cemeteries in the world. Locals and tourists alike visit the country’s multitude of cemeteries to pay their respects to loved ones or reflect on the past.

CemoMemo, a collaborative documentation platform for gravestones, is undertaking the digitization of headstones to turn cemetery visitations into unique historical explorations.

The project started as a collaboration between the Software Engineering and the Land of Israel Studies departments at Kinneret Academic College. “The idea was to develop an online searchable database of cemetery headstones,” Dr. Michael J. May tells NoCamels. Dr. Efrat Kantor, a historian specialized in the study of collective memory, approached Dr. May with the plan to digitally record graves in Israel to aid remembrance, research, as well as preservation.


The initial focus is cemeteries in Israel, but at some point they will include cemeteries around the world. BillionGraves and Find-A-Grave are rivals. MyHeritage has used volunteers and employees using the BillionGraves app to photograph all of the headstones in all cemeteries in Israel.


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