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adding maiden names or dates. Use the suggest a correction when submitting something you wish to be inserted into the bio. Thank you.
Here's a recap of things I'm working on. I try to update it once a month.
SAINT MARY'S CEMETERY (Lancaster, Erie Co., NY) 2500+ pics and memorials created since Nov 2016. 1500+ additional photo's taken March-August 2017; being added as quickly as possible. Estimate 2/3rd's of the cemetery is now photographed, but not all listed yet. Approx. 3 dozen stones (1845 through 1860 burials) were recovered this summer that had been fallen and grown over. Memorials have been added.
CLARENCE FILLMORE CEMETERY ~ Clarence, Erie Co. NY - Began photographing June 2017. Two sections now have memorials and photo's added. 2 & a half more sections photographed not yet added. Expect a 1-3 year project.
SACRED HEART ~ Bowmansville, Erie Co. NY
Photographing began July 2017. Memorials yet to be created.
EVERGREEN LAWN CEMETERY ~ Town of Newstead (village of Akron) Erie Co., NY - Sept 2016. Started photographing one area at a time. Over 2000 memorials listed. A few hundred more to be added then back for more photographs (7/16)
LANCASTER RURAL CEMETERY ~ Erie Co., NY. All known burials in Section A, B, C, D, E, H, K & OG are listed. Working on Section J and N now (7/2017). All known pre-1900 burials are listed regardless of section.
MAPLE LAWN CEMETERY - Town of Newstead (village of Akron)Erie CO., NY. Lots of confusion with this cemetery. Only 3 dozen standing stones out of 500 memorials. The rest are fallen, many barely legible and many broken as well. Others are completely covered by grass or non-existent. Finding significant overlap with same names being found in Evergreen Lawn and cenotaphs. Photographing began Oct., 2016.
ALDEN EVERGREEN CEMETERY (Alden, Erie Co. NY) The entire cemetery was photographed from 2014-2017 and is now 100% complete as of June 2017. All stones identified and memorials created.
ALDEN TOWN CEMETERY (Alden, Erie Co, NY) Nov. 2015: Completed a thorough transcribing of every stone; abandoned since 1938 with numerous unmarked graves. All stones identified except two - added as "unknown" with photos.
ST. JOHN the BAPTIST Cemetery (Alden, Erie Co. NY) Started photographing May 2017. Cemetery is likely 1/3 - 1/2 photographed and added as of Aug. 2017.
LEDGE LAWN CEMETERY (Akron/Newstead, Erie Co, NY) - The majority of memorials I have created in this cemetery come from records dated 1955; "This record was initially compiled in 1955 by Lillie and Welda Lendt and Shurly and Ross Rassmussen as a calling out of the L.D.S. Stake in the Town of Amherst, Erie County, New York. It has been updated, typed and distributed in 1979 by John T. Hart Jr., Historian".
There are numerous missing stones, upside down stones and broken stones in the thicket some of which have been determined to be original stones that were later updated with newer family monuments.
LANCASTER RURAL CEMETERY ~ Erie Co., NY (September 2016)
Section G Rows 1-15 completed; First opened to burials in the mid 1890's, largely consists of; single graves, children, infants, and a Potter's Field. Burials in this section with no stone have been noted as such. Some of these entries may contain spelling errors when no stone can be used as reference.
Transfer requests will be made within the Find A Grave guidelines; direct relatives within four generations. Please send transfer requests via the "Suggest a Correction" link under the "Edit" tab and include your relationship.
Copyright: No use of photos is given for any purpose other than your own genealogy. You need not ask permission although credit is appreciated.
The reason you may see census records on some of my memorials in not for genealogy purposes, but rather to aid in connecting families in multi-generational (rural) cemeteries.
Lastly, if you have a better quality photo for any memorial I've created, please don't hesitate to add yours ;)