Polish Cemetery Project and Searchable Database
Starting in 1981, volunteers from the PGSCTNE began collecting names and dates from  cemeteries in their ancestral villages.  To date, we have over 3,800 surnames in our index alone. The actual number of individuals we have recorded is in the hundreds of thousands!

At present, our database covers the following areas:  Czarna Białostocka, Dąbrowa Białostocka, Grodzisk, Poryte, Przytuły, Rożanystok, Majewo, Myszyniec, Stawiski, and Wola Raniżowska.
Although we copy all information on every stone, we have created an index for easy searching. Each plot in each cemetery is given a specific Plot Code number. This code number consists of the Cemetery Code, which designates a specific cemetery and a Plot Number, assigned by the society.

For example:  Plot Code number LOD100

LOD is the cemetery code assigned to the cemetery in Myszyniec, Mazowieckie province.

100 is the plot number we have assigned a specific plot which contains information on everyone buried in this plot.

Each plot number can contain any amount of names, various surnames and first names.

Sample Plot Number LOD100
śp. Jan Kozakiewicz
zm. 14 VI 1926
jego żona
zm16 IV 1937
ich corka
zm śmiercia tragiczną
22 VII 1944

The cemeteries in our listings are all in rural areas.  Some were overgrown with dense vegetation during our visits and it was not always possible to get to all the headstones. We copied all the gravesites that were accessible.

Please note that monuments in many of these cemeteries date only from the late 1800s.  In rural areas, wooden crosses and metal plates were commonly used as grave markers, most of which have decayed and rusted with the passage of time.  thus, although these cemeteries are hundreds of years old, most of the surviving monuments are a century old or less.  the older monuments that survived were constructed of stone and wrought iron.

Searching the Database

Click here to search our Cemetery Surname Index Database

Type in the Surname (last name) of the person for which you are searching. (There are only last names in our searchable database.

Click OK.  If the surname is not found, you will be told so.  Try various spellings.  Click here to view our TIPS page containing some hints on searching.

If the surname is found in our index, you will see the plot number.  If you have found your surname with plot number, you can order all of the information found in that specific plot.  Simply go to our Request Form Print the form, fill it out and mail this form to us, enclosing $3 per plot number.  Main the form and check/money order (made out to PGSCTNE) to:

Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc.
Cemetery Inscription Project
8 Lyle Road
New Britain, CT 06053-2104

The money we receive for such services will go immediately into our Cemetery Project Fund allowing us to continue this massive project, collecting more names and information to help all of us search for our missing ancestors.

Become a Volunteer!

Write to us if you wish to become a volunteer in our Cemetery Project .  You can help copy cemeteries in your ancestral area or type up the information for cemeteries which we have already hand copied.  Although we have made massive strides in copying this information and providing this valuable database, there is still lot to do.  We look to our veteran members and new friends to help us continue our ambitious Cemetery Project.