I have transcribed the burial records to a spreadsheet after
Florence Marmor z"l died, Florence used me as a back-up for
years The data is still waiting for a permanent home. There are
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At 14:31 04/05/2021, A. E. Jordan via groups.jewishgen.org
From: Nana Redell <nane7012@...>
I recently found out that my grandfather Max LEFKOWITZ who was living in
Newark, NJ was buried in the Bayside Cemetery, in Queens, NY.
I am not sure what the current status of Bayside is. There was an effort
(the last of many) maybe two years ago to clean it up. But unless they
have done ongoing maintenance it would be useless.
The office was ransacked years ago and most of the onsite records lost
... I was actually there before it happened and even then the records
I have not been to the cemetery in years and I am not sure what it hours
are for visiting as I think they are limited. Also I am not sure it is
the best of areas so I wold not go alone. My great grandfather is among
the missing at Bayside which is a great personal frustration.
As for finding a grave there are several partial databases of Bayside
burials. Check the JOWBR record here at JewishGen to start. Steve Lasky
had some records but I don't know what his status is and he had the
overall map of the cemetery
http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/cp-maps-ny-nj.htm. You could try
emailing him to see if he has the person in his records but make sure you
give him the date of burial.
Like most cemeteries it is divided into mostly burial societies. You need
to find the name of the society and its gate number.
The Jewish Theological Institute has the burial books and you can try
emailing them and ask them to give you the data. My experiences with them
were difficult and uncooperative.
Also try newspapers and see if you can find a notice for the person's
burial because it might give the name of the society.
Without the society name and the gate number it is a nearly impossible
search because of the size of the cemetery especially since you said you
are looking for a singe grave.
There are two cemeteries bordering Bayside that are separate but in poor
condition as well. A lot of people got confused with which of the three
cemeteries a person was being buried in so it is not uncommon to find a
record saying Bayside but the person is in one of the two adjoining
Wish there was more encouraging news to offer.