Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. S.I.

Town: Staten Island, NY 10310
Contact: Lynn Rogers
Phone: 917-545-3309
Email:

FACSI relies on donations and grants to continue with the care, restoration and seasonal maintenance of 11 Staten Island Cemeterires dating from 1690 through 1979. Please make a tax deductive donation today to: FACSI, 158 Myrtle Avenue, S.I., N.Y. 10310.

You can also donate via PayPal.

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Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries currently maintains the following Staten Island Abandoned sites: Trinity, Staten Island, Fountain, Van Street, Lake, Silvie's, Merrell, Sylvan, Old Clove Baptist, Blazing Star, Hillside. We participate in the care of: Forgotten Acre and Marine Hospital Quarantine (1799-1858).

We have transcribed many S.I. cemetery records they are available for FREE genealogy research on the Richmond County Genealogy website at:

http://www.nygenweb.net/richmond/

For the complete list of transcribed Dempsey and Sons Funeral Home records, Staten Island AND Bayonne, NJ visit:

http://www.nygenweb.net/richmond/cemeteries/dempsey.html

FACSI has transcribed St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery records, inquiries to: SICemetery@aol.com

We are accumulating a burial list for the ALMS HOUSE/NYC FARM COLONY if you have an ancestor buried there please notify SICemetery@aol.com thank you.

On line FACSI brochure: http://www.6tocelebrate.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/HDC-Guide-StatenIslandCemeteries.pdf

Please visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Abandoned-Cemeteries-of-Staten-Island-FACSI/158775687492624?ref=tn_tnmn

We have designed a durable inexpensive grave marker which can go on any grave site and are custom made to include photo's, contact FACSI for further information.

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  • Cemetery Filming Location

    Looking for a private cemetery to film your upcoming movie or TV show? FACSI offers 4 separate and unique cemeteries for filming. The cemeteries are private and secure locations, in good general condition and vary in size and style. Reasonable rates and supportive staff ava...

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  • Custom Designed Inexpensive Grave Markers

    FACSI produces its own inexpensive grave markers. The below picture is a custom marker that we just completed for a family who recently discovered an ancestors unmarked grave of 5 children. FACSI markers can be customized to include photo's... and other family information. T...

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  • Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries featured in New York Times

    Lynn Rogers is proud of her work and is not concerned that she receives no recognition from those whose stories she unveils. Not that they could sing her praises — they are all dead. Ms. Rogers is the caretaker of 11 cemeteries on Staten Island that have fallen into ruin. ...

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  • Inexpensive Custom Grave Markers

    Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries has created customized grave markers that can be placed at any cemetery. The large markers are $70, smaller military markers $50.   These makers make it possible for any family to mark the grave site of their ancestors. There is no reas...

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  • Civil War grave markers
    Civil War grave markers

    Lynn Rogers

    Sponsor a Civil War grave marker to be placed at an unmarked grave of a Union Soldier (1861-1865) or purchase one for your ancestor. They are $50 each and are customized to include; name, date of birth, date of death, Regiment and one additional line of other information. ...

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  • Civil War grave markers
    Civil War grave markers

    Lynn Rogers

    Sponsor a Civil War grave marker to be placed at an unmarked grave of a Union Soldier (1861-1865) or purchase one for your ancestor. They are $50 each and are customized to include; name, date of birth, date of death, Regiment and one additional line of other information. ...

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  • Emeline Long Earl
    Emeline Long Earl

    Lynn Rogers

    Emeline Long Earl the only documented Staten Island woman to have gone into service during the Civil War has rested in an unmarked grave for 86 years until May 2012. With donations from Staten Islander's the Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries purchased a grave stone commemorat...

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  • GAR grave markers
    GAR grave markers

    Lynn Rogers

    We seek sponsors to purchase a customized GAR Civil War grave marker which will be placed at the grave of the Civil War veteran's. These markers can also be purchased for veteran grave other than properties held by FACSI. For further information about this program contac...

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