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Mount Zion and Mount Hebron Cemetery, NY #usa


hallo13@...
 


Hello,
Does anyone live near Mount Zion in Maspeth, Queens, New York and/or Mount Hebron, Flushing, Queens, New York who would be willing to take pictures of headstones for me? 5 or 6 in total?
Thank you!
Tamara Hallo
 

 


Susan Beecher <s_beecher@...>
 

The staff there are very willing to do this for you. My friend had them do this for her family members. I think they ask for a donation. If you can't find someone to do it for you.
Susan
 
 
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Kenneth Ryesky
 

When I taught at Queens College CUNY before my Aliyah, I often would walk the 2 long blocks to the Mount Hebron Main Street rear entrance gate and take some volunteer Find-a-Grave photos.  I have had some photos taken by Find-a-Grave volunteers for me subsequent to my Aliyah.

Suggestion:  Before doing a photo request for F-a-G, go to the Mount Hebron website [ http://www.mounthebroncemetery.com ], search the database, get the grave location (they recently have added a satellite image map that will pinpoint the gravesite), and specify it on your photo request.

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A. E. Jordan
 

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Suggestion:  Before doing a photo request for F-a-G, go to the Mount Hebron website [ http://www.mounthebroncemetery.com ], search the database, get the grave location (they recently have added a satellite image map that will pinpoint the gravesite), and specify it on your photo request.


That is a very good suggestion.  Go to the site and get the exact location they givee which is a block and reference number (that's the number on the gate) and if there is a line or grave number or section letter.

I have done a lot of the Find a Grave requests for both of these NY cemeteries.  Hebron is especially challenging because F-a-G shows over 1,000 requests.  What I have done is sort the requests to block and reference number to see if I was going to be in that area of the cemetery.  Too many of the requests are not clear or people instead of leading with the location information load in stories about the grave and why it is important or saying thank yous.

The only chance of getting those requests filled is to be very specific about the location and not hide it in the request with extra information.  You can look at the requests and see what I mean about the ones that are clear versus the ones that make it difficult to find the specific location.

Allan Jordan


alan moskowitz
 

I never thought of even asking a cemetery to take photos.  I have some relatives at Mt Zion and was planning to visit -  but thanks to the suggestion someone made, I did call them today.  The cost is $15 per photo - you must mail a check and explain what you need, and include your email address for the photos.  


A. E. Jordan
 

-----Original Message-----
From: alan moskowitz
I never thought of even asking a cemetery to take photos.  I have some relatives at Mt Zion and was planning to visit -  but thanks to the suggestion someone made, I did call them today.  The cost is $15 per photo - you must mail a check and explain what you need, and include your email address for the photos.  



A word of caution ... not specific to Mt Zion ... but I have heard people paying cemeteries for photos and they get useless photos.  On another forum someone posted the photos she got from one of the area cemeteries which was a lovely photo of the bush that was totally blocking all but the very top edge of the stone, no writing visible at all.  And what's worse the cemetery attached a bill for maintenance for the graves.

Allan Jordan