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 ΒΌ 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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Jack the Ripper suspect; Tombstone Tuesday

This is the tombstone and an enlargement of the inscription for Francis Tumblety who is buried just about a mile from my home in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Search on the internet and you will find those that say he was Jack the Ripper and those that say he could not possibly be the Ripper. Francis …

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