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Headstone & Monument Inscriptions

There are many different kinds of cemeteries in the New York City area.  They include:

  1. The church yard cemetery, where members of a church are buried on the church grounds.

  2. The church owned cemetery.  They are located in another section of the town but they are owned and operated by the church.

  3. The government owned cemetery.  These are owned by all entities of government and include pauper and military cemeteries.

  4. Privately owned cemetery, may be owned by a corporation and operated as a business.

  5. Family cemetery.  These are usually part of the family owned land where a section is set off for burials of family members.

Determining the place of burial

Normally the death certificate states the cemetery of burial and the funeral home that handled the burial.  Other sources include US Government Geological Survey maps of the area which detail small areas, including small graveyards.

Manhattan Graveyard Situation

  • 1823 - forbade all burials in a grave or vault south of Canal, Sullivan and Grand Sts

  • 1851 - forbade interments south of 86th Street and prohibited the creation of new cemeteries

(due to the closing of Manhattan cemeteries in 1851, large cemeteries were build in the other boroughs to accommodate Manhattan residents, so they are included in this website)

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New York (Manhattan) County Open Cemeteries

New York Marble Cemetery
41 1/2 Second Avenue


New York City Marble Cemetery Cemetery
52 to 74 E 2nd Street


Saint Patrick's Cathedral Crypt
640 Madison Avenue
Roman Catholic (not open to public)


Trinty Church Cemetery and Vaults
W 153rd-W155th St
Non-sectarian, Protestant Episcopal

Bronx County Open Cemeteries

Corpus Christi Monastery & Convent Cemetery
1230 Lafayette Ave, Hunt's Point


Friends' Burial Ground, Bronx
2450 Westchester Ave, Westchester Bronx


Hart Island Cemetery
Hart Island, Long Island Sound


Pelham Cemetery
King Ave, City Island


Saint Raymond's New Cemetery
E 177th St, Schuylerville
Roman Catholic

Kings (Brooklyn) County Open Cemeteries

Beth-Olom Fields Cemetery
Cypress Hills St.


Canarsie Cemetery
1370 Remsen Ave, Canarsie


Cemetery of the Evergreens
1629 Bushwick Ave, East NY


Cypress Hills Cemetery
833 Jamaica Ave, East NY


Flatlands Reformed Dutch Churchyard
3931 King's Highway, Flatlands
Reformed Dutch


Green-Wood Cemetery
Fifth Ave & 25th St


Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn Ave, Flatbush
Roman Catholic


Maimonides Cemetery
895 Jamaica Ave, Cyprss Hill Cemetery


Most Holy Trinity Cemetery
675 Central Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant
Roman Catholic


Mount Hope Cemetery
895 Jamaica Ave, East NY


New Lots Private Cemetery
New Lots Ave, East NY
Private, Reformed Dutch


Prospect Park Cemetery
16th St & Prospect Park Southwest, Park Slope


Salem Fields Cemetery
775 Jamaica Ave, East NY

Queens County Open Cemeteries

Acacia Cemetery
83-84 Liberty Ave, Ozone Park


Beth-El Cemetery
Cypress Hills St, Glendale


Cedar Grove Cemetery
13004 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing


First Calvary Cemetery (Old Calvary)(4)
Roman Catholic


Flushing Cemetery
163-06 46th Ave, Flushing


Fourth Calvary Cemetery (4)
58th St, Woodside
Roman Catholic


Fresh Pond Crematory
Mt Olivet Crescent & 62nd Ave, Middle Village


Hungarian Union Field of the Mutual Benevolent Society
8229 Cypress Ave, Glendale
Jewish, Hungarian


Knollwood Park Cemetery
5780 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood


Linden Hill Cemetery of Central Synagogue
55-22 Metropolitan Ave, Ridgewood


Linden Hill Methodist Cemetery
323 Woodward Ave, Ridgewood
Methodist Episcopal, Non-sectarian


Lutheran Cemetery
67-29 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village
Lutheran, Non-sectarian


Machpelah Cemetery, Queens
82-30 Cypress Hills St, Glendale


Maple Grove Cemetery
83-15 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens


Mokom Sholom Cemetery
80-07 Pitkin Ave, Ozone Park


Montefiore Cemetery
121-83 Springfield Blvd


Mount Carmel Cemetery
8345 Cypress Hills St, Glendale


Mount Hebron Cemetery
130-04 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing


Mount Judah Cemetery
Cypress Ave, Ridgewood


Mount Lebanon Cemetery
78-00 Myrtle Ave, Glendale


Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum
65-40 Grand Ave, Maspeth
Non-sectarian, Protestant Episcopal


Mount Saint Mary Cemetery
172-00 Booth Memorial Ave, Flushing
Roman Catholic


Mount Zion Cemetery
5963 54th Ave, Maspeth


Prospect Cemetery
159th St & Beaver Rd, Jamaica
Presbyterian, Public


Riker-Lent Family Burial Ground
78-03 19th St, Astoria


Saint John's Cemetery, Queens
80-01 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village
Roman Catholic


Saint Michael's Cemetery and Mausoleums
72-02 Astoria Blvd, Astoria
Non-sectarian, Protestant Episcopal


Second Calvary Cemetery
58th St, Woodside
Roman Catholic


Third Calvary Cemetery
58th St, Woodside
Roman Catholic


Union Field Cemetery
8211 Cypress Ave

Richmond (Staten Island) County Open Cemeteries

Asbury Methodist Episcopal Churchyard and Cemetery
Amsterdam Place
Methodist Episcopal


Baron Hirsch Cemetery
1126 Richmond Pl, Port Richmond


Bethel United Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
Amboy Rd, Tottenville
Methodist Episcopal, Non-sectarian


Cemetery of the Resurrection
361 Sharrott Ave, Mount Loretto
Roman Catholic


Fairview Cemetery
1852 Victory Blvd, Castleton Corners


Frederick Douglass Memorial Park Cemetery
3201 Amboy Rd, Richmond
African, Non-sectarian


Hillside Cemetery
1780 Richmond Ave, Mariner's Harbor


Moravian Cemetery
2205 Richmond Rd, New Dorp


Mount Richmond Cemetery
420 Clarke Ave, Richmondtown


Oceanview Cemetery
3315 Amboy Rd, Richmond


Polish National Cemetery
50 Willowbrook Rd
Polish Roman Catholic


Port Richmond Reformed Dutch Churchyard
Port Richmond Ave, Port Richmond
Reformed Dutch


Rossville African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Cemetery
Crabtree Ave & Turner St, Woodrow
African, Non-sectarian


Saint Andrew's Churchyard
40 Old Mill Rd, Richmond
Protestant Episcopal


Saint Mary of the Assumption Church Cemetery
160 Walker St, Port Richmond
Roman Catholic


Saint Mary's Cemetery
155 Parkinson Ave, Grasmere
Roman Catholic


Saint Peter's Cemetery
893 Clove Rd, West New Brighton
Roman Catholic


Silver Mount Cemetery
918 Victory Blvd, Grymes Hill


United Hebrew Cemetery
122 Arthur Kill Rd, Richmond


Woodland Cemetery
982 Victory Blvd, Grymes Hill

LDS Cemetery New York City Films


Asbury Methodist Episcopal Churchyard and Cemetery
Amsterdam Pl, Bull's Head, Staten Island
LDS film #17824, another filming #514655


Burroughs Family Burial Ground
Alstyne Ave, Elmhurst, Queens
LDS film #968408


Dyckman-Nagle Cemetery
W 214 St & 10th Ave
LDS film #1016870, another filming #17117


Marble Cemetery, New York City
E2nd & E3rd Sts betw 2nd Ave & the Bowery
LDS film #17777, #1862779


Moravian Cemetery
2205 Richmond Road, New Dorp, Staten Island
Moravian, Non-sectarian
LDS film #17902


Mott Family Burial Ground
Maspeth Ave & 57th St, Maspeth, Queens
LDS film #962408


Old Cemetery
East 17th St & Boone Ave
LDS film #17774


Reformed Dutch Church Yard
Flatbush, Brooklyn
LDS film #1019525


Reformed Protestant Dutch Churchyard
Westfield, Staten Island at Huguenot
LDS Film #18020, another filming #614656


Reformed Protestant Dutch Churchyard
Richmond, Staten Island
LDS film #17901, another film #514656


Southside Cemetery
Redding St, Ozone Park Queens
LDS film #962517


Springfield Cemetery
Betw 198 & 199th St, Springfield Gardens, Queens

Years of Use:  ca 1670-1934
LDS Film #860297


St Ann-in-the-Fields Churchyard
295 Saint Ann's Ave, betw 140th & 141st Sts
LDS Film #17774


St Luke's Cemetery
Arthur Kill Rd, Rossville, Staten Island
Protestant Episcopal
LDS film #17904, another filming #514656


St Paul's Protestant Episcopal Churchyard and Vaults
Broadway betw Vesey and Fulton Sts
Protestant Episcopal
Irish only LDS film #1421700


Trinity Church Cemetery (see Manhattan above)
LDS film #17777
Irish only LDS film #1421700


Woodlawn Cemetery
233rd St & Webster Ave, Bronx
LDS film #6103870


Woodrow United Methodist Churchyard
1075 Woodrow Rd, Woodrow, Staten Island
Methodist Episcopal
LDS film #18027, another filming #514656

Transcribed Records Online

St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens
New album started with full page of tombstone pictures and name index
Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens
Almost 600 indexed Irish surnames, over 270 pictures of tombstones
Green-Wood Cemetery, 5th Ave, Brooklyn
Index of Names, of individuals who were buried, cremated or have a monument.
Marshall family indexed with lot numbers
City Cemetery Hart Island (Potters' Field), Historical website with pictures
How to find records for Hart Island
Prospect Cemetery, 159th St, Jamaica, Queens
Index of names from Frost's book, Inscriptions from Prospect Cemetery
New York Marble Cemetery, 41 1/2 Second Ave
Historical website with index of names

INTERMENT.NET's Online Transcriptions

Bronx St Raymond's Old Cemetery, Schuylerville
  St Raymond's New Cemetery, Schuylerville
  Woodlawn Cemetery
Kings Canarsie Cemetery, Canarsie
  Cemetery of the Holy Cross, Brooklyn
  Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn
  Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn
  Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn
  Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn
  Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, Brooklyn
Queens Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens
  Cedar Grove Cemetery, Flushing, Queens,
  Cypress Hills Cemetery, East New York, Brooklyn
  Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens,
  Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, Queens,
  All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens,
  Maple Grove Cemetery, Jamaica, Queens,
  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens,
  Mount Judah Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens,
  Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Flushing, Queens,
  Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens,
  St John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens,
  St Michael's Cemetery, Astoria, Queens,
Richmond Cemetery of the Resurrection, Mount Loretto
  Baron Hirsch Cemetery, Graniteville
  Frederick Douglas Memorial Park, Richmond
  Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp
  Oceanview Cemetery, Richmond
  St Peter's Cemetery, New Brighton
  United Hebrew Cemetery, Richmond

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