JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Shtetl based burial societies. #general

Mark Jacobson

I know >from my grandfather's Drohobycz society that
there weren't restrictions on members descent >from the
Drohobycz - male and female spouses were members and
buried in the society plots. Also non related doctors
were members and eligible for benefits - they joined
to get patients. Also, when the membership began
decreasing in the late 1970's and nobody was joining,
the society started selling plots to non members.
First friends and relatives of members. Then basically
any Jew who contacted them or the cemetery office was
able to purchase a plot until I turned the society
over to New York state liquidation. There are a bunch
of Russian immigrant Jews who purchased and are buried
in the Drohobycz society plot in Mt. Lebanon and they
were never members of the society and were not from
Drohobycz. You can't assume burial in a society plot
means the person is >from that shtetl.

Mark Jacobson
Boca Raton, FL

DOGULOV - Belaya Tserkov/Kiev Ukraine;
COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine;
JACOBSON - Polotsk, Belarus; COBLENTZ - Polotsk, Belarus;
KAMERMAN - Drohobycz, Galicia;
KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz, Galicia;
JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia; ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
TUCHFELD - Brzozow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia

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