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New York Historian (#46594029)
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My family research started in 1980.

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

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

I am researching the following surnames: 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.

For genealogy purposes.

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mark foster
Andreas (Andrew) Knoll
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit St Michael's Cemetery and taking a photo of the unmarked grave location.

One of the most frustrating things in Genealogy, to me, is finally finding out a burial location and arriving at the cemetery to find that there is no headstone.

But while frustrating, it is always a good reminder to me that while I take a headstone for granted in 2016, that was not the case for many of our ancestors.

Thank you again for the volunteer effort,

Added by mark foster on May 28, 2016 3:41 PM
Karen M.
RE: Ralph F. Icker
You are amazing , Thank you so much for all your help. I'm still working on my tree and trying to see where all these names you found me fit in.. Karen
Added by Karen M. on May 27, 2016 7:34 PM
RE: Robert Morgan
You were going to take a picture of Robert Morgan's gravestone for me.
Added by GJK on May 23, 2016 11:06 AM
RE: Robert Morgan
I found his grave picture on Ancestry, getting okay to post it on Find a Grave. Thanks for your time and effort! Georgia
Added by GJK on May 22, 2016 11:47 AM
Jim Forcum
Graves of Joseph Neville and his wife, Frances Jane 'Fannie' Corrigan
Dear "Historian,"

Thank you so much, so very much for the grave pictures for Joseph Neville and his wife, Frances Jane 'Fannie' Corrigan.

They are my wife's great Grandparents, and you have just ended a 35 year quest in searching for their graves. Yes, I do wish they had a headstone, but they were quite poor and their not having one is quite understandable.

Again, thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Hopefully, someday we can visit their graves.

Good luck in your continuing endeavors.

Jim Forcum

Added by Jim Forcum on May 19, 2016 12:58 PM
RE: Gertude Berhens Harmuth
That's fine, sure
Added by annie on May 18, 2016 1:48 PM
RE: Gertude Berhens Harmuth
Oh yes, please do! From doing family research, the child grave in question represents my husband's fathers only true brother, and if there is a headstone, perhaps it may answer some lond sort out questions. Again, thank you for your service. It is truly appreciated!
Added by annie on May 18, 2016 7:44 AM
Gertude Berhens Harmuth
I just wanted to express my gratitude for taking the picture of Gertude Berhens Harmuth’s gravesite in St. Michael's Cemetery. I was told that she died while on vacation to the states. Although there was no headstone, it still means a lot to have a photo to mark her place.
Should you go back to St. Michael’s perhaps you can someday fulfill my other request for “Willi” Held, a 4 yr old boy who died in 1928, and is also buried there in Plot: grave 75, range 40, plot 7.

Thank you so much for volunteering to take pics for those of us who live far away and for doing what we cannot!
Sincerely, Annie
Added by annie on May 18, 2016 6:47 AM
Albert Steinhauer
Martin & Elizabeth Truckenbrodt
Thanks so much for the grave photo
Added by Albert Steinhauer on May 18, 2016 5:52 AM
Michael McCue
Harold Rocksch
thank you for taking the time to find his grave location. we appreciate your help. WWI soldier from Teaneck.
Mike McCue
Teaneck Public Library
Added by Michael McCue on May 18, 2016 3:32 AM
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