Another Local Cemetery Vandalized

Nearly two dozen tombstones were toppled in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Perinton last Thursday. It was the second time in two weeks that vandals have attacked the cemetery. This time, a family visiting the cemetery saw several men loitering. Then one of the men toppled a tombstone. The mourners called 911 but the young men …

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Cemetery Vandalism

Over this last weekend approximately 70 tombstones in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester were toppled. At least 2 of the tombstones were destroyed beyond repair. The rest of the tombstones will be repaired by the staff of the cemetery. Broken beer bottles resting on some of the tombstones indicate that the vandals were drinking at …

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Another Cemetery Crash

It has happened again….  Back in November of last year a car crashed into the Pittsford Cemetery and knocked over and broke a bunch of tombstones. Last night at 3:30 AM a lady in her 70s crashed into the Honeoye Falls Cemetery which is on North Main Street in the Village of Honeoye Falls. Reports …

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Find A Grave

I’m surprised that I haven’t written before about Find A Grave. When I first discovered the website about 10 years ago there weren’t very many records on the website. Currently there are grave records for 62 million people on the website. Some of the records have photos of the tombstones of the person but I …

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New Cemeteries

I just got through updating the Cemetery Page on the Monroe County GenWeb website. While I was updating that page, I discovered that there were two new cemeteries here in Monroe County that started in 2010. The first is Ascension Gardens. It is at 1900 Pinnacle Road in Henrietta. The first burial was sometime in …

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Car crash at old Pittsford Cemetery

A car crashed through the wooden fence at the oldest cemetery in the Town of Pittsford; the Pioneer Burying Ground, and continued to plow through many old tombstones. The driver was said to be suffering a medical condition that caused the accident. The oldest burial in the cemetery, from 1797, is that of Rebecca, the …

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Where’s that tombstone?

Many years ago I ordered the death certificate for my great grandfather, Melvin Halsey, who died in 1920 in a town about one mile south of the New York – Pennsylvania border. It had hardly any information except that he was buried in the Rosstown Cemetery about ¼ mile north of the border in Southport, …

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Holy Sepulchre Cem. online records

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery here in Rochester, NY has put their records online. For years they have had a couple of kiosks in the lobby of the office where you could look up burial records. They were asked for the last few years if they were going to put the records online and the answer was …

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Tomlinson’s Corners Cemetery, Mendon, NY

Over at the blog called “The Graveyard Rabbit – Western NY State” is a description of the Tomlinson’s Corner Cemetery in the Town of Mendon, NY. Also there are some very good quality photos of very old tombstones in the cemetery. You can click on the photos and they open as much larger images. That …

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New Cemetery web page

I have added a new cemetery web page on the GenWeb site. It is for Holy Family Cemetery that was on Maple Street in Rochester. For sure it was moved in spring of 1955. There is conflicting data on when it was started but the best possible data is that it was started as St. …

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