Old Cemetery in Penfield

I recently found out about an old cemetery in Penfield that I hadn’t known existed. I am transcribing an old newspaper column from 1911 and found this reference to the cemetery.: “The first school house and pioneer burying ground was situated on the southwest corner of the village, and in 1809 when the then “new …

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Forest Lawn Cem. (Buffalo) adding Genealogy Building

Construction has begun on a new 3,140 square foot building at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. It will house all the records of the cemetery dating back to 1849. Also included within the building will be the records of  Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg; St. Matthew’s Cemetery in West Seneca, and Williamsville Cemetery in Williamville which are …

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Mt Hope Cem. – 175 Years

Mt Hope Cemetery in Rochester had an anniversary last week. The cemetery was dedicated on Oct. 3, 1838. Last Saturday Mayor Tom Richards and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter were at a anniversary celebration at the cemetery. In the last 175 years the cemetery has grown in size. Originally it was about 54 acres and now it is about …

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Tombstone Tuesday; Martha Ford

I went on a genealogy trip yesterday. I made stops at a few cemeteries and one of those was Maple Lawn Cemetery in Akron, Erie Co., NY. Buried there is my ancestor Mary (Holcomb) Ford. She was born in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Conn. on 11 Jan. 1756. On 24 Aug. 1772 she was married to …

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Another Cemetery in Rush, NY

I have found out that there is a cemetery in the Town of Rush that very few people knew about. It is called the Valley View Cemetery and is on the grounds of the School of Industry. There were only 13 boys buried there between 1903 and 1940. All graves are marked with tombstones. The …

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New Local Cemetery Records

I recently added a new cemetery transcription list to the GenWeb of Monroe County website. It is for the Stone Road Cemetery which is a Jewish Cemetery which in NOT on Stone Road. When it opened about 1895 it was then Stone Road but that changed in 1935 when Stonewood Avenue opened. Portions of the …

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Mt. Hope Cemetery Book

Last night during the WXXI-TV documentary “A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery” there were several pledge breaks. One of the gifts that they would give for a pledge was the book Buried Treasures by Richard Reisem. The book tells the stories of some 500 individuals buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester. The …

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Mt Hope Cemetery on TV

Had I known beforehand, I would have posted about the documentary that was on tonight about Mt. Hope Cemetery. As it turned out, I only saw that it was on about 10 minutes before it started. “A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery” was on WXXI-TV. Great nature photography in all 4 seasons help …

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Hurricane Upearths Bones in New Haven, CT

Hurricane Sandy knocked down a historic tree called the “Lincoln Oak” on Monday. That tree on the Upper Green (commons) was planted in 1909 in honor of President Lincoln’s 100th birthday. As the hurricane blew through the northeast on Monday, the tree was uprooted. Later a lady passing by the destroyed tree noticed the back …

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Arlington National Cemetery Online

Back in 2010 there were reports that the record keeping for Arlington National Cemetery were a mess. Reports said that some graves that have a headstone were recorded as vacant. Cemetery workers dug graves only to find that someone was already buried there. They were keeping all their records on paper and some records were …

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