possible errors on tombstones #belarus


I have been doing research into my father's side of the family and my
mother's side. Recently, I discovered that my paternal grandparents
are the only relatives with our spelling of the name buried in the
Shklov Benevolent Society section of the Mt. Zion Cemetery in New York.
On the tombstones for every other relative buried there, the name is
spelled slightly differently. An official at the cemetery advised me
that the name could have been changed at some point as a clerical error
and carried over >from there on in.

The bigger errors, however, are what my cousin and I have been uncovering
on my mother's side of the family. My cousin checked for the graves of
our maternal grandparents. At first, whomever she spoke with at Beth
David Cemetery gave her the site of a different person with the same name
as our grandmother buried in a separate plot >from our grandfather. My
husband and I then went with this cousin to the correct plot, where both
of our grandparents are buried.

Now, cousin says that she found the graves of our maternal great-
grandparents, but that they, too are buried separately.

Furthermore, the great-grandfather is buried with another woman, and some
dates don't seem to be what we knew. I wonder if we are having this
confusion because there is more than one person of similar age with a
similar date of birth or death buried in the same cemetery.

Also, I plan on going to check it out myself, but I am not sure if I can
clarify matters once I do.

Laureen Glicklin Sussman
researching Glicklin/Glickin/Glikin >from Shklov, Bykhov and Korma
researching Greenfield and Dasheff >from Berdichev

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