"They should know that there was once a shtetl named Dokshitz, where Jewish life flourished." Shechina Kantorovitch monuments erected by the Friends of Jewish Dokshitsy with your help
There are 134 tombstones in the first cemetery. The stones that can be dated go back to 1760, and are as recent as 1924. Many of the stones do not have last names. The stones do not appear to be a random sample. There are quite a few Rabbis, which indicate that the stones come from the dignitaries' section.
David Freedman translated and transliterated the text of the tombstones into English. He used pictures picassa gallery; the translations are in the comments, which can be seen by scrolling down. David also looked to see if any of the stones could be identified with known people. In several cases he found people had been mentioned in revision lists (censuses) In the case of Rabbi Yehoshua Zelig Kabakoff, whose stone is on the left, there were several sources of information- the Yizkor book by a granddaughter, and in the family memory of the Kabokoff family in the United States. These translations are posted in spreadsheet format by picassa picture number, last name, and date. Click on the picture to the right, and scroll down to read the comments and reveal a fascinating story.
Aaron Ginsburg briefly visited the second cemetery in May 2008. It is now the site of a power transmission station. When Lew Michelson went to Dokshitsy in August, 2008, he made a thorough exploration of the perimeter of the second cemetery. At least three tombstones were discovered, one of which David Freedman has translated:
 m. Shmuel
 Zanvil b.?r.?
 Moshe z.l.
 18 Tevet, 500+
 80 l.q. t.n.tz.b.h.
 Buried here is
 Mr. Shmuel
 Zanvil son of
 Moshe of blessed memory.
 He died
 18 (written as Hai) Tevet, 500+
 80 of the millennium (= 5 January 1820). May his soul be bound in the bonds of eternal life.
In addition to the cemeteries in Dokshitsy, there are many graves in the Dokshitsy Diaspora whose tombstones may provide information of value to Dokshitsy descendants. See Other Cemeteries for more information. In Maspeth, NY there is a Dokshitzer section in the Mount Zion Cemetery. A search revealed 194 burials There is also a section in the In addition, places like Newport, RI and Sheboygan Wisconsin have a large concentration of such stones. Other cemeteries of interest include the Dokshitzer section of the Mount Zion Cemetery in Masspeth, NY, the Jewish cemetery on Farewell St in Newport RI, and others.