Forest Lawn Cem. (Buffalo) adding Genealogy Building

Construction has begun on a new 3,140 square foot building at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. It will house all the records of the cemetery dating back to 1849. Also included within the building will be the records of  Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg; St. Matthew’s Cemetery in West Seneca, and Williamsville Cemetery in Williamville which are …

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Another Cemetery in Rush, NY

I have found out that there is a cemetery in the Town of Rush that very few people knew about. It is called the Valley View Cemetery and is on the grounds of the School of Industry. There were only 13 boys buried there between 1903 and 1940. All graves are marked with tombstones. The …

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New Local Cemetery Records

I recently added a new cemetery transcription list to the GenWeb of Monroe County website. It is for the Stone Road Cemetery which is a Jewish Cemetery which in NOT on Stone Road. When it opened about 1895 it was then Stone Road but that changed in 1935 when Stonewood Avenue opened. Portions of the …

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Mt. Hope Cemetery Book

Last night during the WXXI-TV documentary “A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery” there were several pledge breaks. One of the gifts that they would give for a pledge was the book Buried Treasures by Richard Reisem. The book tells the stories of some 500 individuals buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester. The …

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Mt Hope Cemetery on TV

Had I known beforehand, I would have posted about the documentary that was on tonight about Mt. Hope Cemetery. As it turned out, I only saw that it was on about 10 minutes before it started. “A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery” was on WXXI-TV. Great nature photography in all 4 seasons help …

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Hurricane Upearths Bones in New Haven, CT

Hurricane Sandy knocked down a historic tree called the “Lincoln Oak” on Monday. That tree on the Upper Green (commons) was planted in 1909 in honor of President Lincoln’s 100th birthday. As the hurricane blew through the northeast on Monday, the tree was uprooted. Later a lady passing by the destroyed tree noticed the back …

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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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