Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Review of the Searchable Cemetery Databases in the Metro New York Area

Now that I've announced the presence of a database for burials at New York's Knollwood Park Cemetery, I thought that this would be a good time to review the number (ten) of searchable, online burial databases that are currently available for Jewish cemeteries in the metro New York area (including New Jersey).

There are ten such databases online at present, though there are actually only eight, as the cemetery database for Mt. Carmel includes the burial data for both the nearby Hungarian Union Fields Cemetery and Knollwood Park Cemetery. Below, along with name and town location of each cemetery, I've also included the approximate number of burials in each. The sum total of burials included within all these databases mentioned below are more than 810,000. I know of no other cemetery in the New York metro area that is currently creating their own searchable cemetery database.

New York:

Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, http://www.mounthebroncemetery.com/, 217,000 burials.
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens, http://www.mountzioncemetery.com/, 210,000 burials.
Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, http://www.mountlebanoncemetery.com/, 88,000 burials.
Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, http://www.mountcarmelcemetery.com/, 69,000 burials.
Mt. Judah Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens, http://www.mountjudah.com/, 54,000 burials.
Mt. Ararat Cemetery, Lindenhurst, Suffolk, http://www.mountararatcemetery.com/, 45,000 burials.
Knollwood Park Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens, http://www.mountcarmelcemetery.com/, 17,000 burials.

New Jersey:

Riverside Cemetery, Saddle Brook, http://www.riversidecemetery.org/, 65,000 burials.
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Fairview, http://www.mountmoriahcemeteryofnewjersey.org/, 29,000 burials.

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