New York Books
Graveyard Shift: New York City Metropolitan Area Cemeteries (Paperback)
by Carolee Inskeep
Find NYC's misplaced burial grounds. Finally, The Graveyard Shift-- a way to
track-down the "final" resting places of your remarkably mobile ancestors buried
in New York City's cemeteries.
Visiting grave sites of deceased relatives can be an enlightening and effective
way to do ancestral research. In New York City, however, finding the cemetery,
let alone the grave, can be a challenge. Rapid development, rising property
values, lack of space, health concerns and government regulation have all
conspired to keep the dead on the move.
The Graveyard Shift documents the changing landscape of NYC's cemeteries,
telling the story behind each decision to move as well as providing the new
names and locations of each burial ground. Each entry includes a compelling
history of the cemetery as well as the names of famous--and infamous--New
Yorkers buried there.
The directory includes detailed entries on all New York City cemeteries plus
listings on additional cemeteries in New York State, Long Island, and New
Jersey. Fully indexed, this book is an invaluable and entertaining research tool
for anyone with ancestors in the New York City area.
272 pages, 7 1/4 x 10" paperback.
Permanently New Yorkers : Final Digs of the
Notable and Notorious (Paperback) by Patricia Brooks
Visiting the final resting places of famous
personalities and historical figures is as much a celebration of lives
fascinatingly led as it is an illuminating look into the past. From the famous
to the infamous, New York's finest are all here.
From the Back Cover
They're Always Home!
Death may have taken some of New York's most famous (and infamous) characters,
but our fascination with them never ends. Presidents and pathfinders, authors
and actors, musicians and military heroes, saints and scoundrels--they all
populate the hallowed grounds of the Empire State.
Join Patricia Brooks as she resurrects these larger-than-life personalities
through spirited biographies and sepulchral photographs. From grand tombs to
modest plots, you'll unearth the final resting places of more than 175 of New
York's most intriguing permanent residents. Also inside:
* cemetery locations, contacts, and visiting hours
* information on graveyard tours, walks, and special events
* directions to related homes and museums nearby
* local restaurant recommendations for those with a lively appetite
Town of Union, New York: Civil War
Enrollment & Troop Records (Paperback)
by Suzanne Meredith
The Town of Union gained its name during the
American Revolution when the military troops of Generals Clinton and Sullivan
joined forces in the area. When the nation once again braced for hostilities in
1861, the town filled with the same fervent patriotism. As one of the largest
towns in the state of New York, troops were quickly mustered and enrollment
lists easily filled.
Personal information about each soldier from
the official enrollment lists of 1862 and 1864, the Complete Record of troops
furnished to serve, compiled in 1865, and the personal list of volunteers from
the Town of Union Supervisor records are include in the this volume. Details
about men eligible for service and those who actually fought have been
transcribed from the fragile pages of original records. In general, no spelling
or grammar has been corrected. The town rolls contain accounts that may not be
available in other documents. Men came from many counties and regions to enlist
in the Town of Union when high bounties were given to volunteers. Also noted are
paid substitutes who served in place of other men.
Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc (April 2005)
Aid to Finding Addresses in 1890 New York
City Police Census (Paperback)
by Howard M. Jensen
The 1890 New York City Police Census fills the
gap for the lost 1890 Federal Census. It covers the county of New York which in
1890 included Manhattan, the West Bronx and a few adjacent islands. It has not
been indexed so you must find your ancestors by their address. This book indexes
every address in the 894 extant books of the original 1008 books, listing the
book number the address will be found in and a cross reference of that number to
the film number at the Latter-Day Saints Library in Salt Lake City. It lists
separately Asylums & Children's Homes, Estates, Homes & Miscellaneous,
Hospitals, Hotels, Jails and Prisons.
With 114 of the census books lost, this book will save you endless hours looking
for an address in a lost book. It will also alert you to the fact that some
addresses are in more than one book. This book toke over five years to compile,
so it was sold in sections to some genealogy libraries. Ruth A. Carr, Chief of
the Genealogy section of the New York Public Library found it "A great asset to
their collection," and it will be the same for your collection.
When Mr. Jensen retired in 1984 he took up genealogy as a hobby. Since then he
has self published many family books. He has also done much indexing for the
Pinellas Genealogy Society at the Largo, Florida Library earning the Volunteer
of the Year for the Genealogy section a few years ago. 2003, 5½ x 8½, paper, 282
The Six Nations of New York: The 1892 United
States Extra Census Bulletin (Documents in American Social History
by Robert W. Venables (Introduction)
In 1892 the U.S. Census Printing Office
published a report on the Six Nations in New York State which collected evidence
still used today by the Six Nations to defend their legal rights. This facsimile
edition, printed on heavy clay stock, with hand-folded maps, and in the original
large trim size, belongs in the collection of all enthusiasts of American, New
York, and American Indian history.
Hardcover: 89 pages
Publisher: Cornell University Press; Reprint edition (December 1995)
Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.4 x 0.6 inches
Genealogical Gleanings from New York Fraternal
by Sherida K. Eddlemon
Information on each member varies but generally
includes the individual's name, organization to which he belongs, and an
additional piece of data such as residence, occupation, location of lodge, or
his position in the organization.
Lengthier entries may include the names of
parents, siblings, spouse, children, and other household occupants.
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc. (May 2004)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Pioneer Families of Orange County, New York (Paperback)
by Martha Reamy, Bill Reamy
Pioneer Families of Orange County, New York -
Martha and Bill Reamy. Lineages taken from old, unindexed local histories;
includes lists of inhabitants, taxpayers, military rosters, etc. (1993), 2003,
8½ x 11, index, paper, 318 pp.
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: Heritage Books Inc. (December 2003)