A. E. Jordan
I am going to repeat the offer to take photos at "Old" Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, NY. I was there two weeks ago and I need to go back to help a few more people looking for some not found graves on the first pass through the cemetery.
Below I am repeating he process .... some of the areas of the cemetery were fairly overgrown right now as a warning. Possibly in all the times I have done this I found two graves where the bush was so large for the time time I could not get any type of photo. Usually you can get behind it or pull it back or such but those two were impossible.
I am willing to try but warning that a few sections of the cemetery are very difficult.
Process I follow is fairly simple in offering to take photos for people.
You ID the grave from the cemetery's online database and send me the details. I take a photo and email it to you and in turn I appreciate a few dollars to help defer the expense of doing this for everyone, ie gasoline money.
I am happy to help out where I can, but please don't send me a generic name and ask me to find the person at the cemetery and please don't send me around the cemetery to find the 20 people named Jack Cohen because one of them might possibly be your long lost cousin. The cemetery is massive and a few people have asked me to do that and it is a very slow process that takes a lot of time and gasoline, etc.
Also if you are asking for an infant or child's grave please tell me. They are mostly in separate areas of the plots and a lot of those graves do not have markers.
Montefiore has am online database. It is better if you search the name on the Montefiore database versus the commercial Find a Grave because the position information and data is better at the cemetery's page.
Feel free to ask me questions via email and ask about other NYC area cemeteries because I will visit most of them as the summer progresses. There's a few I do not go to because of distance or safety issues.
Please respect the discussion group and send your specific requests to me privately by replying to this email or my email address aejordan at aol dot com.