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or the most part, the staff at the cemeteries in and around New York City are more than helpful. In most cases, time permitting, secretaries will perform a brief internment card search while you wait on the phone. This will allow you to verify that the person you are looking for is indeed buried there, and in many cases, they will even provide you with copies via the mail, free of charge. There are a few however that do require your request to be in writing, and some who charge to perform a search of any kind.

Helpful Questions:

Ask the name of the owner of the plot, and if that person owns more than one plot.
Ask the names of the other interments in the plot. (An easy way to find other relatives)
Ask if the plot is in perpetual care, and if so, who made (makes) the payments.
Ask if there is a Soldier's section. If the spouse was a Veteran, they is the possibility that he may not be buried in the family plot.

For African-Americans, remember that many cemeteries did at one time have sections designated for African-Americans. Those cemeteries that do not have computerized databases often keep the two sets of records separate. Do not hesitate to mention that the burial in question of an African-American, as some cemetery clerks do not realize there are two sets of internment's.

Also keep in mind that over the course of the history of the City of New York, many towns that are now parts of the city, were not always. Many of them belonged to Westchester, and Long Island at one time. All of the cemeteries listed are frequent burial places for New Yorkers. The more wealthy may have been interred at the Westchester and Long Island Cemeteries.

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn now has a "Burial Inquiry" on their website! Just go to the bottom of your computer display, and click on "Burial Inquiry". This will bring up a screen where you can enter surname and given name. You will be able to search over 500,000 interments instantly online! Many, many thanks to Beverly G. Kirby-McDonough for sharing this great find!

Acacia Cemetery 83-84 Liberty Avenue, Ozone Park, NY 11202 (718) 845-9240 YES
Amityville Cemetery 80 Broadway, Amityville, NY 11701  (516) 264-3317  NO
Baron Hirsch Cemetery 1126 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314  (718) 698-0162 YES
Bayside Cemetery  80-35 Pitkin Avenue, Ozone Park, NY 11417 (718) 843-4840 YES
Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery 321 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305 (973)-433-2400 NO
Berrian-Bashford Burying Ground  
(Kingsbridge Burial Grounds)  
The burial grounds are located east of the Van Cortlandt Mansion and west of the lake.  Members of the Berrian, Ackerman, Betts, Tippet and Van Cortlandt families are there.
Van Cortlandt Park
The Beachwoods 179 Beachwood Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (914) 632-2350 NO
Bensonia Cemetery

Beth-El Cemetery 80-12 Cypruss Hills Road, Ridgewood, NY 11385 (718) 366-3558 YES
Calvary Cemetery  49-01 Laurell Hills Boulevard, Woodside, NY 11377 (718) 786-8000 YES
Brooklyn Diocese Cemetery 80-01 Metropllitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379 (718) 894-4888 YES
Cedar Lawn Cemetery 43 Pantiago Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 (516) 324-1500 NO
Corsa Family Burial Grounds  
The circular garden behind St. John's Hall is the spot of the private burial ground of the Corsa family who owned the land that Fordham Univ. now occupies.  The site was discovered in the 1840's when St. John's Hall was under construction.
Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus

Cypress Hills Cemetery 833 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208 (718) 277-2900 YES
The Evergreens 1629 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207 (718) 455-5300 YES
Ferris Family Plot  
(Pasture Hill Burial Ground)  
The burial place of Ferris family members and a few others.  The cemetery was restored in 1973.  All of the remains in the vault of James Ferris were removed to Trinity Churchyard in 1900.  Benjamin Ferris' vault was moved to Kensico in 1928
Commerce Street near Westchester Avenue
First Presbyterian Church Cemetery 3051 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY
Flushing Cemetery 163-06 46th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11358 (718) 359-0100 YES
Green-Wood Cemetery   

Burial Search on their website.

Note: BOOK TITLE: In Memoriam. Greenwood leaves CALL # IRM (Brooklyn) (Brower, E. In memoriam) AUTHOR Brower, Effie. / Effie Brower. IMPRINT Brooklyn : [the Author], 1878.

5th Avenue & 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (718) 768-7300 YES
Hunt Family Cemetery  
(Drake Cemetery)  
New York City Park's dept. permission needed to access cemetery
Drake Park, Hunts Point and Oak Point Avenues, Bronx, NY
Holy Cross Cemetery (Catholic)   

NOTE : See Bottom

3620 Tilden Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203 (718) 284-4520 YES
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Catholic) 15 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (914) 636-6343 NO
Jesuit Cemetery  
Moved in 1889 from a wooded grove at Southern Blvd to Fordham property.  Contains Jesuit priests
Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus Bronx, NY
Knollwood Park Cemetery (Jewish) Cypress Avenue, Brooklyn 11207 (718) 386-6700 YES
Linden Hills Cemetary (Jewish) 52-22 Metropolitan Avenue, Ridgeweed, NY 11385 (718) 821-2279 YES
Long Island National Cemetery (Military) Farmingdale, NY 11735 (516) 454-4949 NO
Lutheran Cemetery 67-29 Metroplitan Avenue, Middle Villiage, NY 11379 (718) 821-1750 YES
Macpelah Cemtetery (Jewish) 82-30 Cypress Hills Avenue, Glendale, NY 11385 (718) 366-5959 YES
Maimonides Cemetery P.O. Box 125, Elmont, NY 11003 (516) 349-0095 NO
Maple Grove Cemetery 83-15 Kew Gardens Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY 11415 (718) 544-3600 YES
Montefiore Cemetery 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036 (212) 730-7676 YES
Montefiore Cemetry  Spingfield Blvd, Street, Albans, NY 11412 (718) 528-1700 YES
Moravian Cemetery 2205 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10306 (718) 351-0136 YES
Mount Calvary Cemetery 575 W. Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY 10603 (914) 949-3671 NO
Mount Carmel Cemetery 83-45 Cypress Hills Road, Glendale, NY 11395 (718) 939-9405 YES
Mount Heborn Cemetery P.O. Box 228, Flushing, NY 11352 Will Advise YES
Mount Hope Cemetery (Jewish) P.O. Box 125, Elmont, NY 11003 (516) 347-0095 NO
Mount Judah Cemetery (Jewish) P.O. Box 177, Ridgewood, NY 11385 (718) 821-1060 YES
Mount Lebanon Cemetery (Jewish) 7800 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood, Ny 11385 (718) 821-0200 YES
Mount Neboh Cemetery 82-07 Cypress Hills Road, Brooklyn, NY 11208 (718) 366-4141 YES
Mount Olivet Cemetery 65-40 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 (718) 326-1777 YES
Mount St. Mary's Cemetery 172-02 Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365 (718) 353-1560 YES
Mount Saint Vincent Cemetery  
Contains approx 150 nuns.
College of Mt. St. Vincent, Riverdale, Bronx, NY
New York City Marble Cemetery Second Street, between First and Second Avenues (212) 228-6401
NYC Diocese Cemetery 1011 !st Avenue, New York, NY 10022 (212) 753-4883
Oakwood Cemetery 2 Sawmill River Road, Yonkers, NY 10701
Oakwood Cemetery P.O. Box 409, Brentwood Road, Bayshore, NY 11706 (516) 665-0638 NO
Ocean View Cemetery P.O. Box 116 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10306 (718) 351-1870 YES
Patchougue Hebrew Cemetery 110 N. Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY11772  (516) 475-2800 NO
Pelham Cemetery 73 Early Place, Bronx, NY 10477 (718) 885-3036 YES
Pinelawn Cemetery P.O. Box 420 Farmingdale, NY 11735 (516) 249-6100 YES
Potter's Field  
(Soldiers Field until 1941)  
Maintained my the dept of Corrections.  Burials date back to 1868
Hart Island
Ressurection Cemetery (Catholic) 361 Sharonton Road, Staten Island, Ny 10309 (718) 356-7738 YES
Salem Fields Cemetery (Jewish) 775 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208 (718) 277-3898 YES
Sleepy Hollow Cemetry P.O. Box 54, Tarrytown, Ny 10591 (914) 631-0081 NO
St. Charles Cemetery Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735 (516) 249-8700 NO
St. John's Cemetery (Catholic) 80-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379 (718) 894-4888 YES
St. Michael's Cemetery (Catholic) 72-02 Astoria Boulevard, E. Elmhurst, NY 11370 (718) 278-3240 YES
Old St. Raymond's Cemetery 1201 Balcom Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (718) 792-2080 YES
New St. Raymond's Cemetery 177th St. & Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (718) 792-1133 YES
Most Holy Trinity Cemetery
Records are kept at St. John's Cemetery
675 Central Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207 (718) 894-4888 YES
Trinity Church Cemetery (Lower Manhattan)   
NOTE: See Below
74 Trinity Place, New York, NY 10006 (212) 285-0836 YES
Trinity Cemetery & Mausoleum
(Upper Manhattan)
770 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10040 (212) 368-1600 YES
Union Field Cemetery 8211 Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385 (718) 366-3748 YES
United Hebrew Cemetery 122 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY 10306 (718) 351-0230 YES
Vault Hill  
Contains remains of Van Cortlandt Family
North Central section of Park Parade Grounds
Washington Jewish Cemetery Bay Parkway & Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230 (718) 377-8690 YES
West Farms Soldier Cemetry  
Contains remains from four wars, and some reinterred from Potter's Field.  
For Access contact the Parks Dept.
180th & Bryant Avenue, Bronx, NY
Westchester Hills Cemetery 400 Sawmill River Road, Hastings-on-the-Hudson, NY 10706 (914) 478-1767 NO
Woodlawn Cemetery   
Contains reinterrments from Bensonia, Dykman-Nagle Burying grounds, West Farms Dutch Reformed Church and Rutgers Street church  

NOTE:   See Below

233rd St. and Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10470 (718) 920-0500 YES
Cemeteries no longer in existence
Bensionia (Morrisania) Cemetery 
Originally and Indian Burial Ground, Bensonia contained many prominent families.  Graves reinterred to Woodlawn.
On site of present day PS 138, Bronx, NY

Old Berrian Cemetery 
Contained Berrian, Valentine and Cromwell families.
Fordham Road and Sedgeweick Avenue, Bronx, NY

Dyckman-Nagle Burying Ground 
Established in 1677 originally contained 417 plots.  In 1905 the Dyckman remains with the exception of Staats Morris and his family were removed.  By 1927 all others were moved to Woodlawn.
West 212th Street, Manhattan

Fordham Manor Dutch Reformed Church 
Remains were reinterred in Kensico Cemetery, Westchester.
Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY

West Farms Dutch Reformed Church 
Most interrments removed to Woodlawn
Boone Avenue & 172nd Street Bronx, NY

Westchester Methodist Church 
Contained members of the Fowler family as well as church members and townsmen.  In 1940 remains removed to a churchyard in Jamaica, Queens.
2547 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY

Links to Other Sites

New York City Cemetery Project

Find A Grave

Private Cemetery Resources

New Lots Private Cemetery

There are about 700 interments in this little burial ground, mostly those of descendants of the original Dutch settlers to the area. There are 38 family plots. This cemetery is still active--the last burial having taken place in 1981. The last published lists [Landesman(1977)], date from before 1916 (and include grave stone inscriptions from the old, obliterated, cemetery once across the street). For more infomation contact Richard McCool


Fairchild Cemetery Manual

Book Title: Fairchild cemetery manual ; a reliable guide to the cemeteries of Greater New York and vicinity.
AUTHOR Fairchild sons, Brooklyn, N. Y.
IMPRINT Brooklyn, N. Y., Fairchild sons [1910]
FORMAT: Microfilm.

Tombstones of the Irish Born

by Joe Silinonte.

NOTE:  BOOK TITLE: Woodlawn remembers : cemetery of American history. NYPL Call # IRH 89-5227 Author: Bergman, Edward F. with preface by Louis Auchincloss. Imprint Utica, N.Y. North Country Books, c. 1988.

NOTE: MICROFILM: Walks in our churchyards; old New York, Trinity Parish NYPL CALL # IRIB (Trinity Parish) (Mines, J. F. Walks in our churchyards) AUTHOR: Mines, John Flavel, 1835-1891. IMPRINT New York, G.G. Peck, 1896. NOTE Originally published in the Trinity record during 1890-1892

NOTE:  BOOK TITLE: Tombstones of the Irish born : Cemetery of the Holy Cross, Flatbush, Brooklyn NYPL CALL # APR (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 92-19185 AUTHOR Silinonte, Joseph M., 1956- TITLE / by Joseph M. Silinonte. IMPRINT Concord, Ont. Becker Associates, 1992.

Book Title: Old Calvary Cemetery : New Yorkers carved in stone NYPL Call: # APR (New York, N.Y.) 96-11924 Author: Ardolina, Rosemary Muscarella. Imprint: Bowie, MD Heritage Books 1996.

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