Cemetery Abstracts, New York State

At a Glance: 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society collection of cemetery abstracts gathers information from more than 300 cemeteries—some dating back to the mid-seventeenth century—located in 24 counties of New York State.

The collection includes volumes 1–13 of Josephine C. Frost’s Long Island Cemetery Transcriptions, which forms the only complete digital collection of this material available anywhere. 

The "search" button will allow you to search the entire collection; the "browse" button will allow you to browse volumes based on abstract title (see below for a complete list) or county. 

More About This Collection: 

You may be able to uncover the following information about your ancestor:

  • Full name
  • Spouse
  • Names of any children
  • Parents’ names
  • Birth and death years, occasionally full birth and death dates, for individual and family members
  • Age

There are also notes from an undertaker found in Deaths and Cemetery Inscriptions, Poundridge, Westchester County, NY—Accounts of an unnamed undertaker, 1860–1871; tombstone records of eighteen cemeteries, which provides details about the burials, including information on the type of coffin used and the cost of burial. 

Gertrude Audrey Barber, Josephine C. Frost, Lila Russell James Roney, and Mildred E. Struble, were among the transcribers.

Titles in this Record Set

  • A New York Pantheon: The Burial List of St. Mark's in-the-Bouwerie; 1660 Services Began in Chapel Built by Governor Stuyvesant, 1799 Incorporated as a Protestant Episcopal Church ( includes family names only)
  • Burials in Howells Cemetery, Howells, Orange County, NY (List generated in 1947)
  • Burials in Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, L.I., NY (List generated in 1946)
  • Cemeteries Located in Orange County, NY (Including Greenville, Mt. Hope, Wallkill and Crawford, NY, list generated in 1932)
  • Cemetery at South Bethlehem, Albany County, NY (List generated in 1929)
  • Cemetery Inscriptions from Hempstead, Long Island, NY
  • Cemetery Inscriptions from Westchester Co., NY (List generated in 1915)
  • Cemetery Inscriptions in Mayfield, NY, Fulton Co. and Hagaman, Amsterdam, NY, Montgomery Co. (List generated in 1937-38)
  • Cemetery Inscriptions, Cattaraugus County, NY (List generated in 1932)
  • Cemetery Inscriptions, Erie County, NY (List generated in 1932)
  • Cemetery Inscriptions, Haviland Hollow and Quaker Hill, NY (List generated in 1936) (Putnam and Dutchess Counties)
  • Cemetery Inscriptions, Montgomery County, NY
  • Cemetery Inscriptions, Wyoming County, NY (List generated in 1932)
  • Cemetery Located at Putnam, Washington County, NY (List generated in 1931)
  • Deaths and Cemetery Inscriptions, Poundridge, Westchester County, NY—Accounts of an unnamed undertaker, 1860–1871; tombstone records of eighteen cemeteries (List generated in 1941)
  • Erie County, N.Y. Cemetery Inscriptions (list generated in 1941)
  • Four Cemeteries in Putnam County, NY
  • Gravestone Inscriptions of Old Hurley, Ulster County, NY (list generated in 1927)
  • Gravestone Inscriptions of Ulster County, NY, Vol. 1–4 (list generated 1924-28)
  • Gravestone Inscriptions, Sundry Cemeteries in Cattaraugus, Erie and Wyoming Counties, NY (List generated in 1934)
  • Graveyard inscriptions from the Towns of Easton and Greenwich, Washington County, NY (Washington County)
  • Graveyard Inscriptions, Westchester County
  • Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill NY, Inscriptions prior to 1888, Volume 1 (Westchester County)
  • Inscriptions Copied from Old Cemeteries in the Town of Springfield, Otsego County, NY (List generated in 1928)
  • Inscriptions from Burying Grounds in the Town of Colonie, Albany County, NY (List generated in 1926)
  • Inscriptions from Six Cemeteries of Suffolk County, L.I., New York (List generated in 1938)
  • Inscriptions from the Cemetery Yard of the Old Methodist Church in Pleasantville, NY (List generated in 1951) (Westchester County)
  • Inscriptions from the Second Cemetery of Zion's Lutheran Church, West Sandlake, Rensselaer Co., NY
  • Inscriptions, Allegany County Cemeteries (List generated in 1931)
  • Knoll Cemetery, located at Putnam, Washington County, NY (List generated in 1932)
  • Lake View Cemetery at Richfield Springs, Otsego County, NY (List generated in 1930)
  • Long Island Cemetery Transcriptions by Josephine C. Frost
  • McConnellsville, Oneida Co., NY, Cemetery Inscriptions (List generated in 1930)
  • Small Cemeteries of Schoharie Co., NY (List generated in 1957)
  • Some Rensselaer County Gravestone Inscriptions (List generated in 1923)
  • Sweetman and West Charlton Cemeteries, Saratoga County, NY (List generated in 1928)
  • The Union Cemetery of the Presbyterian Parish of Middle Town (List generated in 1933) (Orange County)
  • Wales Hollow Cemetery, Wales Hollow, Erie County, NY (List generated in 1932)
  • Wyoming County, NY, Cemetery Inscriptions, vol. 1-2 (List generated in 1931)