Re: Bayside cemetery Queens, NY #usa


Ira Leviton
 

The current hours for Bayside are Sundays from 9AM to 3PM and maybe Wednesdays from 8AM to 2PM.  It used to be possible to go from Acacia, which is open every day except Saturday to Bayside, but about two years ago a fence was built around Bayside, and that is no longer the case (unless you're very athletic and can climb the fence).  Although Bayside is in considerably better condition than it was five plus years ago, it's not in good condition overall; many areas are overgrown.  There are around 35,00 burials there, so you need to know which section your relative is in.  Even then, you will have to walk through an entire section, looking at each stone - with luck, that might take a half hour to an hour, but it's not possible to walk through the entire cemetery looking for a single marker.  (And many old markers are toppled or unreadable.)

The map on the museum of family history website comes in two pieces, at http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/Bayside%20Cemetery%20map,%20top%20.jpg and http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/Bayside%20Cemetery%20map,%20bottom.jpg.  You should print it and take a copy with you when you visit.  There's a security guard there, but he has no information to help anybody who is at the cemetery.

Ira Leviton

New York, N.Y.

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