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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Holy Sepulchre kiosk not complete

     Ask in the office at Holy Sepulchre if all the burial records are on their kiosk. They will tell you that the records are complete. I found out that the kiosk records are NOT complete. Let me tell you the story…      This summer I have been copying the tombstones in a few of the old …

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Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery

The Friends of Mt. Hope is a group founded in 1980 to preserve the cemetery and also to make improvements. They are giving free tours on Saturdays (at 2 PM) and Sundays (2 and 2:30PM) until October. If you haven’t taken the tour, you get to see a good portion of the cemetery, learn some …

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