Was your New York ancestor a veteran? If so, there are eight national cemeteries located in New York where your ancestor may be buried.
The New York national cemeteries for veteran ancestors are: Bath National Cemetery, Calverton National Cemetery, Cypress Hills National Cemetery (Kings County), Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Long Island National Cemetery (Farmingdale), Woodlawn National Cemetery (Elmira), Western New York National Cemetery (Corfu) and Albany Rural Cemetery Soldiers’ Lot.
Descriptions of each of these cemeteries can be found at the National Cemetery Administration website at: https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/state.asp?State=NY
To search veteran ancestors from other states, go to the National Grave Locator website at: https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ and use the drop down menu to select which cemetery you would like to search. The results include the person’s date of birth and date of death, branch of service and rank and what war they served in. Remember that a spouse can be buried with the veteran ancestor and they did not have to be in the military.
Check out our links to military records at: https://www.newyorkgenlinks.com/militaryrecords/