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Green-Wood Cemetery digitizes 60 burial registry volumes

The Green-Wood Cemetery has recently finished digitizing 60 volumes of burial registries listing the names of everyone buried at Green-Wood from 1840 through 1937.

The ledgers contain just about 433,000 people.  Records after 1937 have not yet been digitized.

The project began before the pandemic  when Green-Wood had the 60 volumes scanned and sent to a company in India to be indexed. Each entry contains 12 data points. Besides the name and cause of death, other information includes: age at death in years, months and days, marital status, place of birth, where the person lived before they died and where each person died.

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