Mt. Hope Cemetery – Volume 1

Did you know that the first volume of burial records (1837 – 1860) of Mt. Hope Cemetery has burials in other cemeteries? In those early days there was a sexton for the City of Rochester and he recorded all the deaths and burial places. There are even a few deaths recorded where it is indicated …

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Cemeteries that have been Moved – Part 3 of 3

This is the last of the reports on cemeteries of Monroe County that have been moved. These are all Catholic cemeteries formerly in Rochester. When Holy Sepulchre Cemetery was started in 1871 the Rochester Diocese asked that these cemeteries no longer accept new burials except for families that already owned plots in the cemeteries. Thus …

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Cemeteries that have been Moved – Part 2 of 3

Continuing the list of cemeteries in Monroe County that have been moved. These were all within the limits of the current City of Rochester. Some of these cemeteries have partial records of burials on the cemetery page of the GenWeb of Monroe County. Plymouth Ave. Cemetery is the oldest cemetery that was in the downtown …

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Cemeteries that have been Moved – Part 1 of 3

Just in time for Halloween is a report on cemeteries in Monroe County have been moved. At one time, it was thought that it was unhealthy for people to live near cemeteries. If that was true why didn’t grave diggers die an early death?  There was a movement in the early 1800s to move cemeteries …

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