Riverside Cemetery (Saddle Brook NJ) - Grave search tool now on website. #usa


Renee Steinig
 

I went to Riverside's website to find their phone number and had a nice surprise -- a grave search tool that "is in beta testing " (https://www.riversidecemetery.org/lookup). The cemetery added online lookups to its site about 13 years ago, but eventually discontinued this feature. It's great to see it back.

The tool allows searches by name and year of death. Full surname is required. Search results include name, date of death, age, society name, location, care status, and deed number. Clicking on the deed number brings up information on others in a family plot.  (Additional, irrelevant listings will appear too, so use this function with care.)
 
The cemetery is located about 16 miles from midtown Manhattan. Its first burial was in 1910.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...
 


Steve Stein
 

Renee,

Great, thanks so much. Adding to your caveats - the deed click for me brings up some but not all of the people buried in the family plot. Remember you helped me locate Hyman Goldstein? His sister Laura Rosenberg was found on the same deed but not Laura's husband Elias. It turns out that there were two deeds, consecutively numbered, for the same family plot. Half the people on one, half on the other (plus, as you say, other unrelated people).

Steve Stein


Steve Stein
 

Upon investigating the above anomaly further, the cemetery seems to have reused deed numbers between the East Family section and the West Family section, which explains why unrelated people come up when one clicks on the deed number. The search capability appears to be looking only for the deed number when you click on it.

Steve Stein