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Family & Noted Genealogist since 1980, researching the following Ancestors: Dense, Murray, Cuddy, Purcell, Lyons, Hourihan, Bresnahan, Crowley, Haley, Hickey, Miller & Seeley Families of New York City, Boston, Mass., The Town Of Odense in Denmark, Milltown New Brunswick, Canada, County Tralee, County Kilkenny & 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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a href="" Click here: Louisa Van Slyke, first person supposedly buried on Potter's Field, Hart Island/a

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

Ellis Island Chief Registry Clerk and Amateur Photographer Augustus Sherman
Click here: ba href=" "Who passed though Ellis Island a century ago?./a/b

a href=""Henritetta S. Duterte (1817 - 1903)/a
First Black Woman to operate a Mortuary (Funeral Home)b(NEW)/b

a href="" Click here: Burial Vault found beneath Washington Square Park, NYC./a

a href=""James Jackson (1771 - 1899)"/a
Headstone found at Washington Square Park "Old Potter Field

a href="" Millie Taylor Jefferson (1887 – 1894)/a
Household Servant to President Thomas Jefferson

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

a href=""Billy Three Claws (1878-1899)/a

a href=""Elizabeth Jennings (1830-1901)/a
"The Rosa Parks of Manhattan"

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

a href=""Second African Burial Ground/a
Partial interment list as of May 19, 2011

a href="" Windsor Hotel Fire Victims – March 1899/a

a href=""New York City Cemetery List/a

For genealogy purposes.

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