Cemetery Project and Searchable Database
Cemetery Search Info
About the Cemetery Project - Starting in 1981, volunteers from the PGSCTNE began collecting names and dates from area cemeteries.  They drove from town to town collecting this valuable information.  After time, volunteers began pouring over the Connecticut state border in search of other Polish cemeteries in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  To date, we have over 120,000 surnames in our index alone.  The actual number of individuals we have recorded is in the hundreds of thousands. The breakdown of the Surname Index from each of the states as of today is as follows:
Connecticut 38,790 New Jersey 27,195
Delaware 208   New York 13,592
Maryland 1,656   Pennsylvania 12,342
Massachusetts 44,491   Rhode Island 5,392
Maine 79   Vermont 1,071
 New Hampshire 3,292   Total 157,069

Although we copy all information on every stone, our index only contains surnames. 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 CTA100 CTA is the cemetery code assigned to St. Joseph's Cemetery in Stratford, Connecticut.

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. A small number of plots only have a surname, as this was the only information which appeared on the gravestone.
Sample Plot Number CTA100
BRZOZOWY
Tu spoczywa Stas Brzozowy
ur. 6 list 1916-2 mar 1917
Jozef i Marcyanna BRZOZOWI
Walter Edward 1906-1964
son of Joseph and Marcyanna
Joseph 1871-1930
wife Marcyanna NODOTEK 1878-1969
son Joseph E. BROZO
Pvt USA WWI
d. May 22, 1977
wife Catherine 1900-1958

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 and cemetery code.
  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 it to us enclosing $3 per plot number. Mail your check or money order (along with the form) 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 will immediately go into our Cemetery Project Fund allowing us to continue this massive project and collect 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 area or type 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 much to do.  We look to our veteran members and new friends to help us continue our ambitious Cemetery Project.