Cemetery Updates

I have two cemeteries that send me updated copies of their burial records every few years and both sent updates within the last couple of weeks. Oakwood Cemetery in Penfield has over 15,600 burials. It is run be an active association. The other cemetery that sent an update is Lakeview Cemetery. It has slightly over …

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Find A Grave on FamilySearch (Again)

Back in August 2013 I posted that Find A Grave records were on FamilySearch. There was a problem. Only about 15% of the records from F-A-G  were on FamilySearch. Then within a couple of weeks the F-A-G records disappeared off FamilySearch. This week FamilySearch announced that they now have Find A grave records and this …

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Valley View Cemetery, Rush, NY

Back in August of last year i wrote this blog post about Valley View Cemetery in Rush. That cemetery was used by the School of Industry which was a school for delinquent boys. Yesterday, the Democrat and Chronicle ran a long story titled “Neglected in life, abandoned in death” by David Andreatta that gives a lot …

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Poorhouse Cemetery

On July 25, 1984 a bulldozer working on terracing land in Highland Park unearthed some bones.  The operator immediately stopped working and the coroner was called. He determined that they were very old bones and that there were many burials. That first day they uncovered ten adults and two children. A team of archaeologists headed …

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Vandalism in Batavia Cemetery

Twenty five tombstones were toppled over the weekend of April 5-6 in the Elmwood Cemetery on Harvester Ave. in Batavia, NY. Then it happened again over last weekend with 29 more tombstones being damaged. Superintendent of the cemetery, Steven Davis, had just finished repairing the tombstones damaged the first time.  Mr. Davis has been the …

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