Offering New Montefiore Cemetery photos (Long Island, NY) #usa #photographs
A. E. Jordan
I am going to make a brief visit to New Montefiore Cemetery (West Babylon, NY) on Sunday and wanted to offer the possibility of photos while I am there.
I have to emphasize time will be limited so it may be a sort of lottery or pot luck if I get too many requests. But I will do what I can especially if the requests happen to be close to the graves that I am going out there for.
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.
New Montefiore is one of the best organized cemeteries and has a very good database and you can also call the office and they will help with some additional information on the telephone.
It is better if you search the name on the New 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 spring/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.
PS for folks who asked me for Mt Hebron a few weeks ago I have done about half the results but they are still on my camera. Unfortunately it rained last Sunday or I would have completed Mt. Hebron.
Will you also go to the nearby Beth Moses cemetery?