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New York Historian (#46594029)
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Family genealogist since 1980, researching the following Ancestors: Dense, 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.

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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Click here: Louisa Van Slyke, first person supposedly buried on Potter’s Field, Hart Island

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

Ellis Island Chief Registry Clerk and Amateur Photographer Augustus Sherman
Click here: Who passed though Ellis Island a century ago?.

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

For genealogy purposes.

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Bronx Cop
Daniel Cronin (131900551)
I added a photo. - Kevin
Added by Bronx Cop on Oct 09, 2017 7:24 AM
Gertrude Burns Murray
Sorry, I am not related. I enjoy linking other's relatives along the way as I do my own family.

Added by Edie on Oct 07, 2017 6:58 PM
RE: Harold Conyers
You are very welcome. At the time I took the photo I did not realize there was a photo request for Mary. I normally check the back of the stones anyway and sometimes photograph them but I cannot remember what happened in this case. The next time I am at the cemetery I will make it a point to check for Mary and will take the photo if she is there.
Best regards,
Added by Peggy on Oct 02, 2017 3:36 PM
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John Williams
Thanks for sponsoring John's memorial. Are you related to him?
Added by Cemetery Walker on Sep 10, 2017 4:00 PM
RE: James Cummings
I'm glad I did the right thing and hopefully, brightened your day, Jim.

I had a question for you on the Hart's Island burials a while back, but couldn't find your member page. I recall we had a discussion years ago about it. I listed several people there when their NYC death record listed the almshouse cemetery as their burial site. Since then, I noticed a poorhouse Cemetery on (I think) Randall's Island. I stopped creating new listings for those since I wasn't sure which one was the correct site. If you know, I'd appreciate the guidance. Message or email to BaySongNY @ g.mail. com. If you're busy and this is an imposition, I understand.

Best regards,
Added by Bernadette on Aug 27, 2017 6:32 PM
RE: Olga Faulkner
No luck finding an obit. Sorry.
Added by af on Aug 22, 2017 10:49 AM
169850657 Dr. James F.X. O'Rourke, Sr.
Thank you for your kind e-mail.

No, no relation. I was simply impressed with his WW2 bravery and impressive record of helping his fellow man.

I can turn the memorial over to you if you like.

May the earth lie lightly upon him.

Best wishes.
Added by Udo on Aug 16, 2017 12:54 AM
Rich D.
Tony Womack
Thank you so much for taking a picture of Tony's headstone. It's very much appreciated!
Added by Rich D. on Aug 01, 2017 1:37 PM
Research Digger
Thank You...thank you!!!!!I love you!!!!

Added by Research Digger on Jul 31, 2017 3:37 PM
Kenny Dee
How do I add a baby to your Angel list?
Added by Kenny Dee on Jul 27, 2017 12:47 PM
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