Linking You to Your New York Ancestors

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Use free websites to search for cemetery burials

This time of year people may go on cemetery tours, seeking information about their ancestors. If you can’t go to a cemetery in person, why not try one of these free websites to search for your ancestors?  – Search cemetery transcriptions from over 8,300 cemeteries around the world – You can search by cemetery or name. You can contribute your own photos or gravestone transcriptions to the site. – Green-Wood cemetery Brooklyn. Can search for names on their web site. – Search over 113 million grave records in the U.S. and other countries. You can contribute your own photos or transcriptions to the site. – Search records for the following Diocese of Brooklyn cemeteries: St. John (Middle Village), St. Charles (Farmingdale), Mount St. Mary (Flushing) and Holy Cross (Brooklyn). – Catholic cemeteries of Long Island – Search the Diocese of Rockville Center cemeteries: Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Holy Sepulchre, Queens of All Saints and Queen of Peace. – International Jewish Cemetery Project – Contains thousands of Jewish cemetery sites all over the world along with information on the location of the cemetery, and how to obtain more information. – Jewish Genealogy Society of New York Burial Society Database – this database contains close to 10,200 entries from almost 100 cemeteries located in New York City, Long Island, Putnam County, Westchester County, and northern New Jersey. – Browse over 89,000 photos of gravestones from across New York State. – U.S. Veterans Affairs Grave Locator – Burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. – American Battlefield Monument Locator – Search in 26 permanent American military cemeteries and 32 federal memorials, monuments and markers located in 17 foreign countries, the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the British Dependency of Gibraltar.

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