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Volunteers work to repair headstones in Troy cemetery

A recent article on the News10 website highlighted the work led by two Troy residents to repair the gravestones and monuments at Old Mount Ida Cemetery. With help from Grave Stone Matters, the community is showing their support in more ways than one.

The efforts began a decade ago when Alysia Hamilton and Cameron Smith, two Troy residents who live near the New Mount Ida Cemetery, would perform clean up on their own. They wanted to do more, eventually teaming up with the Sons of Union Veterans Camp 154 to get a grant to hire Grave Stone Matters to help repair and preserve the Old and New Mount Ida Cemeteries.

Grave Stones Matters will spend 15 days this summer repairing a portion of the gravestones at Old Mount Ida Cemetery and return in the fall for another 15 day session. Volunteers from the community are helping with this project.

Volunteers who want to assist in the field, and learn other ways to support the project, can contact Cameron Smith at  preservenewmountida@gmail.com.

To read about this project in detail, go to: https://glwillard154.org/mt-ida-cemeteries

Check out our links to cemetery transcriptions and indexes at: https://www.newyorkgenlinks.com/localcemeteries/

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