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Why More Pakistanis Should Be Using ‘Find A Grave’

Here is an online resource that should be on everyone’s list:

Find A Grave is a website that helps genealogists locate their ancestor’s graves. The above shows an example of a memorial and includes information such as death date and details about the person’s life as well as the burial location. It has been added by myself (a volunteer) and can be viewed by anyone who visits the site.

Find A Grave, therefore, acts as a genealogy research tool as it holds some cemetery records that might not otherwise be available.

I’ve heard about a ‘request a photo’ button on the website but haven’t actually seen one. If anyone could point it out to me that would be great. (yes, I can be dim sometimes -.-) Apparently, this is a way for researchers to ask a volunteer to take a picture of a grave stone/marker.

You can even search for specific burial locations for example, Pakistan and England. Unfortunately, Pakistan is only listed as having 21 records on the site whereas England has 4,104.

So, go forth all Pakistanis and explore this amazing website and perhaps even contribute!

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Do you have ancestors buried in Canada?


I came across Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on interment.com which lists some Muslims that are buried there (note the ‘some’). Although one or two did sound like Hindu names the gravestones were recorded as having Quranic verses on them.

Devji, Satbai K., b. 1894, d. 1981, 786 Verily We Belong to God and to Him we will Return Holy Quran 2:156, [MB]

Karam, Pierre, b. u/k, d. u/k, and Baby Pierre 1 Day (s/o Shadia Abou-Memme Karam), [MB]
Karam, Shadia Abou-Mehme, b. 1957, d. 1984, (w/o Wahib Karam), [MB]
Karam, Wahib, b. 1950, [MB]

Khoja, Madatalli M., b. 1934, d. 1976, Inna Li Lahe Wa Inna Ilehe Rajeun, [MB]
Khoja, Sherbanu M.A., b. 1914, d. 1984, 786 Verily We Belong to God and to Him We will Return Holy Quran 2.156 Alijabanu, [MB]

Prabtani, Dolatkhanu, b. 1921, d. 1975, [MB]
Prabtani, Naseem M., b. 1953, d. 1981, 786 Verily We Belong to God and to Him We will Return Holy Quran 2.156, [MB]

Sayani, Fatma, b. 1917, d. 1978, Inna Li Lahe Wa, Inna Ilehe Ra Jeun, We belong to Allah and to Him we Return (w/o Hassambhai Devraj Sayani), [MB]
Sayani, Hassambhai Devraj, b. 1909, d. 1981, Inna Li Lahe Wa, Inna Ilehe Ra Jeun, We belong to Allah and to Him we Return, [MB]

These names were contributed by Marty Byzewski.

It would be useful for researchers to locate other Muslim graves for interment.com and findagrave.com. So we need more people volunteering this information to these sites by visting graves and transcribing.

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