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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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Potter’s Field, Hart Island Interment Project

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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John Doherty
James Doherty (#30574357)
I wa able to confirm this I my great uncle, could you transfer the record?
Added by John Doherty on Jun 29, 2016 7:35 PM
Cindy Neureuther
Thomas Kluko
Thanks for the transfer.
Added by Cindy Neureuther on Jun 28, 2016 11:56 AM
thank you
Thank you for Potters Field entry; this is a wonderful thing for our family.
Added by Jaykaay on Jun 25, 2016 2:50 PM
John Doherty
James Doherty (#30574357)

I am reaching my family tree and think James might be related to me. My question is where did you get the information that was entered in the memorial? I am thinking that he was the son of Charles and Fannie Doherty (nee Schmidt and not Smith). Would it be possible to confirm?
Added by John Doherty on Jun 24, 2016 2:11 PM
Anita 3341
Acacia Photos
Just got your beautiful pictures from my families private plots. I thank you so much for the photos. They were so clear and so full of details .....When
you look at the grave , it is almost like you are there.
Thsnk you so much for your caring, compassion and willingness to help others.
I really appreciate all your help!
Added by Anita 3341 on Jun 14, 2016 2:01 PM
Nancy Van Camp
Samuel Lipschtiz
Hi, I requested a photo and received the following information from the volunteer at Acacia Cemetery: the grave is located in the Prener area, Gate 21, 3 graves west of M Kaplowitz. I understand it is difficult to find graves in the cemetery and that this may not be enough information for you. If not, I appreciate your willingness to work on this project and try to honor my request. Thank you.
Added by Nancy Van Camp on Jun 13, 2016 8:08 PM
Linda Sapakie
Solomon Silberblatt
Thank you for your timely response to my request for a photo of Solomon Silberblatt's gravestone just in time for Father's Day. It was quite a bonus to see all his relative's stones around him.
- Linda Sapakie
Added by Linda Sapakie on Jun 08, 2016 4:46 AM
Allison White
Photo Request - Joseph Newman
Hi, I called Acacia Cemetery this morning and they told me again the location of Joseph Newman: Gate 7, Society of Beth Jacob of Harlem. I see that these are two separate locations on the map, so I don't know which it would be, but the woman made sure to tell whoever is going that it's "GATE 7 and the grave is by the fence".

Thank you!
Added by Allison White on Jun 07, 2016 8:57 AM
Seidenberg photo requests
Hi! I have gotten all the info to find the graves in Acacia Cemetery. I thought I left a message here but I can't find it. Please contact me at my email address on my Find A Grave record and I will give all the info to you.
Added by MARION SEIDENBERG BENET on Jun 05, 2016 3:19 PM
Melody Morgan Prehmus
Matthias Prehmus - St. Michael's Cemetery
Thank you so very much for taking the time and trouble to spotlight this burial for me. We had no idea Mattie didn't have a stone and will take some steps to fix that. The service you provide out of the kindness of your heart is appreciated more than you know. Thank you again!
Added by Melody Morgan Prehmus on Jun 05, 2016 10:41 AM
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