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Mount Zion Cemetery seeks old photos and documents

Renee Steinig
 

Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens, which genealogists visit in search of their family histories, is looking for records of its own history.

Cemetery president Mark Stempa recently wrote:

"In the past, people have forwarded to us old photographs taken during family visits to the cemetery. If you have any photos or other interesting documents pertaining to the cemetery, we would appreciate your sharing them with us."

Materials can be sent to PO Box 780355, Maspeth NY 11378-0355. According to Mr. Stempa's letter, the cemetery "will photocopy anything received and return the originals to you promptly."

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

richard@...
 

Renee,
Do you have an email address for Mark Stempa at Mt. Zion? 
I have a number of jpg photos for my wife's family that I could send to him.

Jo Ann Goldwater
 

Do they want photos of people who are buried there or only photos of the cemetery? 

Renee Steinig
 

Richard Werbins <richard@...> wrote:

<<Do you have an email address for Mark Stempa at Mt. Zion? I have a
number of jpg photos for my wife's family that I could send to him.>>

I don't, but you could call the office and ask. The phone number is at
http://www.mountzioncemetery.com/page.asp?id=aboutus , along with a
nice writeup about the cemetery's history.

Jo Ann Goldwater <jogold@...> asked:

<<Do they want photos of people who are buried there or only photos of
the cemetery?>>

Hanging on the walls of the cemetery's outer office are framed photos
of groups of people visiting loved ones' graves and attending
dedications of society plots. I imagine they're hoping to obtain
similar photos, not ones of individuals buried at the cemetery or of
their stones.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

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Original message:

Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens, which genealogists visit in search of
their family histories, is looking for records of its own history.

Cemetery president Mark Stempa recently wrote:

"In the past, people have forwarded to us old photographs taken during
family visits to the cemetery. If you have any photos or other
interesting documents pertaining to the cemetery, we would appreciate
your sharing them with us."

Materials can be sent to PO Box 780355, Maspeth NY 11378-0355.
According to Mr. Stempa's letter, the cemetery "will photocopy
anything received and return the originals to you promptly."

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...

jbonline1111@...
 

"Do they want photos of people who are buried there or only photos of the cemetery?"  I called and asked as my great-grandparents and my grandfather are buried there.  They want photos of people visiting the cemetery  in front of gravestones only. Sadly, I was there so long ago that I did not take a photo.

Leah Cook
 

I have all of the photos from the Mathilda Banner Plot at Mt. Zion.  Photos are digital. Plus I have a description of the Mathilda Banner Benevolent Society (which I can photocopy).  Any interest?
Leah Cook
leahcook@...