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New York Historian (#46594029)
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Family genealogist since 1980, researching the following Ancestors: Dense, Murray, Cuddy, Purcell, Lyons, Hourihan, Crowley, Haley, Coons, Ginty & Twiggs Families of New York, Boston, Mass., New Brunswick, Canada, County Mayo, Town of Ballina, County Kilkenny, County Kerry & County Limerick, Ireland.

In August 2007, I founded the Angel Babies Memorial Project. The mission of this project is to discover and record the gravesites of infants and children who died in New York City and other states between 1798 - 1948 and link them genealogically to their families.
Every memorial serves as a tribute to a youngster who died much too soon. They all deserve to be remembered and honored, and given a sense of dignity and love in death that may have been denied to them in life. By doing so, they will not be forgotten.

"Preserving the past and present for the future"

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Click here: Louisa Van Slyke, first person supposedly buried on Potters Field, Hart Island

Be sure to visit the online memorials and Newspaper article below:

Ellis Island Chief Registry Clerk and Amateur Photographer Augustus Sherman
Click here: Who passed though Ellis Island a century ago?.

Henritetta S. Duterte (1817 - 1903)
First Black Woman to operate a Mortuary (Funeral Home)(NEW)

Click here: Burial Vault found beneath Washington Square Park, NYC.

James Jackson (1771 - 1899)
Headstone found at Washington Square Park Old Potter Field

Millie Taylor Jefferson (1887 1894)
Household Servant to President Thomas Jefferson

James Cook (1758-1798)
First person documented on microfische at the New York City Municipal Archives.

Billy Three Claws (1878-1899)

Elizabeth Jennings (1830-1901)
"The Rosa Parks of Manhattan"

Annie Moore - Schayer (1850-1924)
Annie Moore was the first person processed through Ellis Island on January 1, 1892.

Second African Burial Ground
Partial interment list as of May 19, 2011

Windsor Hotel Fire Victims March 1899

New York City Cemetery List

For genealogy purposes.

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Flossie Robinson
Thank you so very much for sponsoring Flossie Robinson's memorial.
Added by Babe on May 12, 2017 1:12 PM
Flossie Robinson
Thank you so very much for sponsoring Flossie Robinson's memorial.
Added by Babe on May 12, 2017 1:12 PM
Lissauer Family
Thank you for your note about the family...I certainly will respect their decision. Kay
Added by GrammieK on Apr 14, 2017 8:17 AM
Bronx Cop
Donato Distefano Antidormi
I added a photo.
Added by Bronx Cop on Apr 11, 2017 12:14 AM
Duxbury Senior Center Genealogy Club
Anna Mangels vonDohlen
Greetings from Duxbury, Massachusetts! Thank you for the work you all do, it's greatly appreicated. I am messaging you to ask if you could correct a name spelling, Anna Mangels vonDohlen , not Mangela, it can be difficult to read old stones, but it is Mangels.

Thank you!
Pam SMith
Anna great great grand daughter
Added by Duxbury Senior Center Gen... on Apr 04, 2017 2:31 PM
Larry Sprissler
Lorenze Sprissler
This individual was my Great Grandfather I have been trying for years to find out where he was buried and now I see he has no grave odd..what about his wife she married an Albert Frank and died in 1901 Mary Anna Feger or Fager Sprissler
Added by Larry Sprissler on Apr 02, 2017 12:33 AM
RE: Re: Strum Family Headstones
You're welcome! I'm glad to be able to contribute!
Added by Tevye on Mar 28, 2017 3:30 PM
RE: Nice to see you on Findgave.....
Thank you!
Added by LBDalton on Mar 25, 2017 7:22 PM
I noticed my bio additions haven't been done and I wonder if I offended you in some way, and if so I do apologize. If you're just busy, that's cool too. Thanks!
Added by Athanatos on Mar 12, 2017 4:07 PM
Leslie W
RE: Pospisil
Sorry, I don't have any other information on the family.
Added by Leslie W on Mar 05, 2017 9:37 AM
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