Gravestones can provide very important information to people researching their families. In particular Jewish gravestones usually list the first name of the person’s father (although usually just in Hebrew).
One way Jews who moved to the US found help in their adopted country was to join Landsmanshaft organizations, which included other immigrants from the same towns or regions in Europe, and helped the immigrants adapt to their new country – and also frequently bought cemetery sections and sold plots to their members.
We’ve identified two cemetery sections that were purchased by Kanczuga Landsmanshaft organizations, and have photographed all the gravestones. The two cemetery sections are from:
Photos of Erste Kanczuger Unt. Verein Section (taken by Cheryl Sandler)
Photos of First Kańczuga Society Section (taken by Philip Trauring)
Where possible we’ve already added the names of the people buried to the photo galleries. Moving forward we will be transcribing all of the information on the graves and adding this information to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) database.
We need a volunteer coordinator to manage these transcriptions. The coordinator need to be comfortable reading the Hebrew transcriptions, be able to convert Hebrew dates, etc. If you are interested in this position, please Contact Us.