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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 Potter’s 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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Kenny Dee
How do I add a baby to your Angel list?
Added by Kenny Dee on Jul 27, 2017 12:47 PM
Kenny Dee
Can you see if you can find this one?

Name: Frank Rosato
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1873
Death Date: 29 Jun 1920
Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Certificate Number: 20103
Added by Kenny Dee on Jul 27, 2017 12:46 PM
Kenny Dee
RE: Need your assistance in locating
After making a few calls to the locate cemeteries I was able to find them. Thanks anyways!
Added by Kenny Dee on Jul 18, 2017 10:13 AM
Kenny Dee
I need your assistance in location of
Anthony "Antonio / Tony" Ceccarelli
BIRTH 16 MAR 1894 • Italy
DEATH FEB 1968 • Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA

Lucy / Lucia - Rosati / Rosato
BIRTH 12 SEP 1901 • Manhattan, New York, USA
DEATH JAN 1977 • Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA
Added by Kenny Dee on Jul 15, 2017 4:08 AM
Laurie Davis Hannah
RE: Jimi Patrick
Never heard of that before, I do not know that answer. Laurie
Added by Laurie Davis Hannah on Jul 14, 2017 8:39 PM
Kate Foster
RE: Seward B. Poole
That would be FANTASTIC! My email is Thanks for your help!!!
Added by Kate Foster on Jul 07, 2017 3:02 PM
Kate Foster
Seward B. Poole
You created an entry for Seward B. Poole in Green-wood Cemetery with a full death date. Do you have proof he is buried there and that is the date he died? I tried searching the cemetery's website and he isn't listed as being buried there. He is my 3rd great grandfather, I just want to solidify the details I have. Thanks for your help!
Added by Kate Foster on Jul 07, 2017 12:07 PM
Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
Cheery Hello New York Historian

Hi there!

I just tried transferring the memorial # 33207685 back to you because I cannot delete the duplicate. You must be able to do that. For some odd reason it is not allowing me to transfer it back your way.

Any ideas? Apparently a lovely gentleman J L had asked for you to delete this memorial and you transferred it to me.

Any ideas on what I can do now since I have not been able to transfer back your way?

Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Jun 26, 2017 7:31 PM
Memorial # 68627862
The above memorial is for the grave of Priscilla J. Godfrey Joachimsen at the Cypress Hills Cemetery at 833 Jamaica Ave in Brooklyn. The person at the cemetery whom I called has no record of her, which confuses me. Can you tell me where in this large cemetery the grave of "Priscilla J Godfrey Joachimsen" is located and confirm that the grave is at the cemetery located at 833 Jamaica Avenue? Priscilla was the sister of John A Godfrey, my great grandfather. I am trying to find his grave, which may be near hers. His death certificate indicates that he was buried in the Cypress Hills Cemetery.
Added by John on Jun 09, 2017 2:29 PM
Thank you so much for transferring Isaac. I will ask about Samuel.
Added by JRake on Jun 04, 2017 8:30 PM
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