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1900s Name: Ganchesty
1900s District: Lapushna
1900s Province: Bessarabia
1900s Country: Russian Empire

Modern: Hincesti, Moldova
Modern Ukrainian:
Modern Russian:

1930s: Hancesti, Lapusna, Basarabia, Romania
1950s: Kotovskoye, Soviet Union

Other names: Hînceºtii [Mold], Ganchesty [Rus, before 1940], Kotovskoye [Rus, 1940-65], Kotovsk [Rus, 1965-90], Hânceºti [Rom], Khencheshti, Gincheshty, Gynchesht', Khynchesht'

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Project Short DescriptionStatusView
Birth records for town of Gancheshty 1859Completed
Hincesti/Gancheshty Jewish CemeteryCompleted
Coordinator: Yefim Kogan
 (April, 2016)

222 records with 160 photographs are sent to JewishGen/JOWBR. Also
there are 12 photos of unknown graves available at the website and
from Hicesti Cemetery report. There is a section at the cemetery,
which is not accessable, and it most likely has about 200-300 graves.
To photograph/index those we will need to do first restoration and
cleaning of this cemetery. Please see the overview, maps, photos, and
more at Cemetery Report and
12 photos of unknown graves.

Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Hincesti Jewish Cemetery19 and 20 centuries
Photograph of the cemetery gravestones


EpelboumGallery of Religious Leaders
YankelevichGallery of Writers

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