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This site is created as a way to further research and publication of materials on the history of Lyakhovichi.If you have been aided in your research and wish to contribute materials and resources to further our knowledge, contact Gary Palgon and ask how you can help.

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Matsevot, Cemetery Inscriptions
for those "from" Workman's Circle Branch #260 - Lechovicher, Baranovicher, Mirer Lodge
at Beth El-Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus NJ
Photography by Tina Levine
Table and Database creation by Deborah Glassman, copyright 2008.

by Deborah G. Glassman,
copyright 2008


This is a page in our Documents section. Click the button labeled "Documents" in the left-hand column to reach all of the other resources of the Document area. It is also a part of the Current Projects listed in the Welcome section, so you may also click that button to read about other current collaborative projects on which we are working.

Workman's Circle Branch 260 - Baranovicher, Lechovicher, and Mirer - at Beth-El Cedar Park, Paramus NJ
Look for the Content in Spring 2009!


Israel Proschansky's Membership 1909
The image is shared by the generosity of Emile Kutash and Frank Proschan. Thank-you!


Cemetery Documentation of Branch 260
Again, thanks to Emile Kutash and Frank Proschan.

The Cemetery Stone Project now encompasses around two dozen pages. Please go to Cemetery Stones, page 1 to find out what is included in these pages, to find the links to all of the pages we have created documenting Lechovicher burials, and to learn about the key role of Tina Levine in creating this tremendous collection of data for Lyakhovichi researchers. She photographed every stone in every NYC plot related to Lyakhovichi and Baranovichi, over 1200 photographs and hopes to add the ones for this page. The database of stones that the webmaster creates is based on the info you share, and photos by the indomitable Tina Levine from the lots of Workman's Circle Branch 260 at Beth-El Cedar Park in Paramus New Jersey..

You may be able to offer some insight! This is a large cemetery and the Workman's Circle graves divisions by lodge are not reported in the cemetery office records. We have a particular gravesite to start from - Any suggestions? Our starting point is the grave of Israel Pruschansky. In August 2008, a reader in France took the time to look over our photograph of the Lechovicher-Baranovicher Workman's Circle Group in NYC in 1923. He knew his grandfather was a member because he had his 1909 membership certificate! I thank Frank Proschan for contributing both the pictures so far included on this page for Branch 260 of the Workman's Circle and for sharing his information that helped us expand our common knowledge-base. We now know of the burials from Branch 260 and have a greater sense of the locality diversity of this organization from its earliest days. Click on the picture to go to a readable version.

Repeated Information across the Cemetery Database

If your ancestor is buried in a Lechovicher plot

Does that mean they were definitely from Lyakhovichi? No, it could mean that they were married to a Lechovicher or that a child-in-law was a Lechovicher. Some of the graves used in more recent years could have been donated to someone who had a pressing need, or sold when the original lot holder was buried elsewhere.

If your ancestor is not buried in a Lechovicher plot

Does that mean they were definitely not from Lyakhovichi? No, there are many reasons someone would not be buried in a plot owned by one of the known landsmanschaften. They could have had plots from a spouse's society. They could have enjoyed the company of one group more than another. They could have associated with a non-origin specific group that offered burial plots, they could have lived and died in a city where no such organization existed, they could have died while resident elsewhere. Even when buried amidst a group of landsmen such affiliation might not be immediately obvious if the group to which they belonged identified itself as Minsker, Russian, or some larger group to which Lechovichers also belonged.

Beth El Cemetery - Paramus NJ

Name, Photo, Plot #

Hebrew Name
with Father's Name

Date
Heb Date

Comments English+ Hebrew

Art

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Name, Photo, Plot #

Hebrew Name
with Father's Name

Date
Heb Date

Comments English+ Hebrew

Art


 

 

 

 

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