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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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Dr. William McDonald
Les Waas
Thank you for the information

dr. bill mcdonald
Added by Dr. William McDonald on Apr 25, 2016 11:02 AM
Farrar and related families
Re:Annie Meara
Meara, Meara, on the wall.
Where in my tree do you fall?

I am related to and working with my Meara cousins on developing our family memorials. Thanks for asking and thanks for your helpful efforts on behalf of our Meara family.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Apr 20, 2016 6:42 AM
miss j foy
Mary Ann Dew Wendel and Rebecca Wendell
Hi New York Historian-- I just submitted an edit request and made a mistake in it, for which I apologize. I believe I said that Mary's husband was John Gottleib Wendel, when in fact it was John Daniel Wendel. (Her son was John Gottleib Jr or II) Thanks! I know you have enough work without my mistakes. :)

Also, I see that Rebecca Wendell Swope has two entries, one in VT (115953225) and one in Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan (115953230). I wondered if there is a story there, since her husband Luther Swope has two memorials as well, in the same cemeteries. I'd love to hear about this.

Thank you very much!
Added by miss j foy on Apr 19, 2016 6:14 PM
Maureen K
Elizabeth Ryall
Hello, I am researching Reillys from NYC and Elizabeth, NJ, and believe Elizabeth Ryall to be a relative. Mary Reilly is buried in the same grave in March, 1885, so I am wondering what prompted you to document Elizabeth's grave. Also I assume there is no headstone since none is pictured. I will be writing to the cemetery on Monday for more information. Thank you for your work. Maureen Kelly
Added by Maureen K on Apr 16, 2016 2:03 PM
Farrar and related families
John D. Meara, Holy Cross Cem., Brooklynn
Section: MICH | Row: 26 | Plot: 180
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Apr 07, 2016 2:49 AM
Pam Acquaviva Kalbfleisch
Grace Acquaviva #151489193 location info
Thanks for your notification re: needing the gravesite location. I've requested an edit to her memorial #151489193 on this website. Here is the information you requested: Section: E-2 | Row: PS | Crypt: 2 | Grave: ---.

Offering my sincerest appreciation for what you do ...
Added by Pam Acquaviva Kalbfleisch on Apr 06, 2016 10:10 AM
search problem forMcGrath and Conway graves
I received messages from Find-A-Grave that you encountered search problems locating the graves for Mae McGrath and Thomas & Bridget Conway. I just confirmed the following locatons with Holy Cross:
Mae McGrath Section: St. Charles Row 16 Grave 4
this is near the fence line by the Snyder & Albany St entrance. A headstone was placed in 1947 and should still be in place.

Thomas & Bridget Conway Section VERN Row M Grave 3. Family ancestors purchased this site in 1877, the last burial was 1933. There is probably no headstone but this has not been confirmed.

Thank you so much for your efforts and taking the time to search for these.
Added by fitzse on Apr 05, 2016 1:06 PM
Nancy Chatham
Agnes Fagan Memorial# 157445941
I added a plot location for
Agnes Fagan - don't usually make that mistake
Section: JOHN Row: M Plot: 105
Sorry about the error
Added by Nancy Chatham on Apr 05, 2016 11:24 AM
Marsha Mitchell
Daniel Forget photo request
I did check the grave location at Holy Cross Cemetery before I made the request. I sent an edit to the memorial owner to add it.

The grave location is Sec. St. Cecelia, Row 6, Plot 4.

Hopefully, the edit will be added soon. Thanks for your help.
Added by Marsha Mitchell on Apr 05, 2016 9:02 AM
John Joseph Murray
A memorial was created for him here:?Find A Grave Memorial# 23886860.

Thank you for adding the headstones to the other two memorials and for permission to use your picture in my family tree.

Fondly, Clair
Added by gwtwqueenie on Apr 04, 2016 1:22 AM
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