November 23, 2009 - WNYGS Films Forest Lawn Cemetery Records
The Western New York Genealogical Society, through a bequest from June Partridge Zintz, is pleased to announce the addition of 23 microfilm rolls of Forest Lawn Cemetery records to our library located in the Grosvenor Room of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.
As part of the Church and Cemetery Records Microfilming Program, the WNYGS has recently completed filming the records of Forest Lawn Cemetery. Founded in 1849, Forest Lawn is the largest cemetery in Buffalo and these records are one of the most important resources available to genealogists for research in Buffalo and Western New York.
A Guide to the Microfilm Records of Forest Lawn Cemetery is available.
In an effort to preserve old church and cemetery records in Western New York, WNYGS will microfilm any records, preferably from the 19th century, that have not previously been microfilmed. WNYGS will pay for the filming and will furnish the holder of the records with a copy of the film. Please contact the Microfilming Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information about Western New York church or cemetery records that have not been microfilmed.
Your membership helps make the filming of these records possible.
Genealogists in Western New York or with family connections to Western New York are encouraged to join the society in order to help further this important work.
Please see the Society JOURNAL for other library acquisitions.
Last updated: Friday, November 27, 2009