Welcome to Grave Finder At St.Stans
Through my image locator you will be able to find photos & information regarding lost friends or relatives & their final resting places. The search feature allows you to submit a query by last name or date of birth or death. I display all of the information that I’ve compiled including multiple photos of a grave site, plot where it’s located, date deceased, military service if any, any possible alternative or Americanized spellings of the name. The information from my index does NOT coordinate with the official St Stanislaus map. I have created my own that do coordinate. In many instances I have REVERSED LINES IN ORDER to make FINDING STONES EASIER! My maps are intended to find stones only. On the Old Side after decades of rain, mud and small stones moving downhill as well as stones falling the only person who can truly tell you where bodies are buried is David Szyjka.
I welcome you to enjoy & share this resource.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people that helped to make this project possible. David Szyjka, the Director of St. Stanislaus Cemetery allowed this project to happen. David’s secretaries, Julie and Joanne, for their patience and time searching dates. The cemetery workers hard work keeping up the grounds helped me to take great pictures. Doug Nichy, my I.T. person, who taught me Excel and kept my computer running. Lillia Biszko Leszczynski spent many hours translating my Cyrillic stone’s. Dolores Ferguson a member of the P.G.S. (Polish Genealogy Society) helped me with Polish translations. Maureen Gleason, a P.G.S. member, spent many hours in the cemetery brainstorming. Sharon Umiker, Bonnie Luce, Steve Cornelius and Greg Wadsworth from the Maple Rd. Family Research Center; all of these people are dedicated researchers who have all shared their experience while brainstorming, and helped to keep my spirit positive. JB Thomas gave me encouragement and advice about creating a website. Jackie Choninski for her valued tech support. A Thank you to my family Zachary Ruppert, Jaxon Conlon, Paul Noreck and to little Ethan Nichy who calls me Aunt. A big thank-you to family members for their understanding of the huge amount of hours I have spent over many years at St Stan’s Cemetery creating this project. Lastly to Rick Dombkiewicz who took my vision and turned my index into a searchable website. Rick spent many daunting hours creating the codes needed to take my data and create this searchable website. Thanks to ALL!