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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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  • 2012 Neighborhood Remembrance Day Celebration

    The below link is to the 2012 Lake Cemetery Neighborhood Remembrance Day Celebration clip filmed by NY1 http://statenisland.ny1.com/content/top_stories/161963/si-plays-host-to-veterans-tribute ...

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  • Dempsey and Son's Funeral Home Records On-Line and Searchable!

    FACSI has transcribed 33 of the old Dempsey and Son's funeral home books 1884-1948. Just about 10,000 names with important family information can be found at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrichmo/cemeteries/dempsey.html These records are from both Staten Island,N...

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  • Forgotten Acre - Forgotten no longer

    11/10/2011, FACSI, Oceanview Cemetery and the Merchant Marine Association, placed 1,000 grave flags on 1,000 grave at the former Clifton Marine Hospital Cemetery located in the rear of Oceanview Cemetery.  Forgotten and abandoned for the past 75 years, the site was rest...

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  • Fountain Cemetery Public Grounds

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  • S.I. in the Civil War-Lake Cemetery

    Soldier's Staten Island resting place regains a measure of 'Glory' Published: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 1:40 AM     Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 12:00 PM By Stephanie Slepian STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- At the far end of Lake Cemetery, be...

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  • Searchable records from Demspey Funeral Home 1904-5 Bayonne

    First Name Last Name DOD Aged Last Residence S.I. Bayonne Occupation Birth/loc H/Wife Father - ...

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  • Fountain Cemetery Public Grounds Burial List

    The Fountain Cemetery public grounds are located in the far back of Fountain Cemetery adjacent to the Corporal Thompson Track field on Broadway @ Van Street-Tompkins Court in West Brighton. It is set up in single graves and rows. A link to the Richmond County Genealogy we...

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  • S.I. Marine Hosp/Quarantine Memorial

    Saturday, October 17, 2009   Staten Island Marine Hospital/Quarantine (1799-1858) Memorial Service - Reception FREE ADMISSION - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10 AM Memorial Service: St. Peter's Cathol...

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  • CBS News Films S.I. Cemeteries

    See the story that CBS News did on the plight of the New York City Cemeteries, featuring FACSI.  Click on the below link.   http://wcbstv.com/seenon/dead.cemeteries.friends.2.1033486.html...

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  • Staten Island/Fountain Cemetery

    If you have family buried at Staten Island, Fountain, Van Street or Trinity Cemetery on Staten Island we would like to hear from you. FACSI retains all of the original burial records for these locations.  Many family descendents visit regularly and have begun to ...

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  • Quarantine Station Staten Island 1799-1858

    We seek anyone that can trace their ancestry to the Quarantine Hospital and Cemetery on Staten Island from the years 1799-1858. Check out the list of known burials from 1849-1850 at the end of the FACSI home page.  This list is ONLY for a 6 month period and ONLY Iris...

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  • Sailors Snug Harbor Burial Listing FREE on line

    The following message is from the Richmond County (Staten Island, New York) Genealogy website:   Hello everyone, We are so excited to announce even more new data online! For background information, I'll quote Lynn of FACSI: "over t...

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  • Veteran Grave Stone Replacement Project!

      Courtesy of Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Staten Island:   Staten Island Veteran Grave Stone Replacement Project!   We are pleased to announce a project partnership between:   Friends of Abandoned Cemeterie...

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  • View Pictures of FACSI Events

    Click on the below link, to view pictures of FACSI 2008 Summer Events.   http://pictures.aol.com/ap/viewHoo.do?type=photoAlbum&size=LS&logoUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpictures.aol.com&aimName=sicemetery&aolAlbumId=aeVRhXusOtJUqVIuLBb0Ae89vWBX1jFlUPUks%2FiIiAm...

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  • Fleetweek Sailors Help to Reclaim Historic Cemetery on Staten Island

    Fleet Week Sailors Help to Reclaim Historic Staten Island Cemetery By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paul Dillard, Fleet Week New York Public Affairs NEW YORK (NNS) -- A U.S. Navy chaplain consecrated the hallowed ground of Staten Island's historic L...

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  • 2nd Asbury African Church & Cemetery History

      Foreword from Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, the history and burials presented herein of the 2nd Asbury church and cemetery is a combination of records obtained from various sources.  This narrative we hope will serve to aid those seeking ...

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  • Grave Stone Transcriptions of Old Clove Baptist Cemetery

    Vosburgh, Leng and Davis Transcriptions with added comments by Morris Bricks   Old Clove Baptist Cemetery located on the corner of Richmond Road and Clove Road. First known burial 1809   Row #1:   In memory of Mary A. EDMONDS, wife of ...

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  • Dempsey Funeral Home burials in Calvary Cemetery

    Please click on the below link to take you to a partial listing of burials in Calvary Cemetery in Queens.    For the copies of the actual record which may contain much more infomration please contact Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries. Dempsey & Sons Fun...

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  • 2nd Asbury African Methodist Church, aka Old Slaves Burying Ground

    Burial records for the obliterated cemetery, known as the Second Asbury (Zion) African Methodist Episcopoal (AME) Church and Cemetery aka, Old Slaves Burying Ground/Cherry Lane or Colored Cemetery that once stood at the corner of Forest Avenue @ North Avenue.  The ...

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  • 1944 - 1945 Staten Island Newspaper Archives

    FACSI's archives include a collection of original complete Staten Island Advance newspapers for 1944 - 1945.  They were collected at the end of WWII and donated to FACSI this summer. The newspaper featured the status of the Staten Islanders who served during the war ...

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  • News from S.I. March 9, 1945

    Staten Island Advance dated March 10, 1945   Headlines....   Missing Man Held Prisoner by Germans:   Pvt. John L. MARTIN Sends Postcard to West Brighton Parents.  Missing in action since Dec. 21, 1944 he is a prisoner his parents Mr. and...

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  • News from S.I. April 3 1945

    NEWS FROM STATEN ISLAND APRIL 3, 1945   COMINGS AND GOINGS   1st Lt. Vincent Drury former county clerk was up on leave, but missed Easter home.   The British people can take it, emphasizes soldier Harold WHALEN of West Brighton, currently hom...

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  • Submit Family photo's and histories

    We encourage you to submit to us your family photo's and histories to be included on this site. Contact SICemetery@aol.com for more information.   This picture is of John Barker 1799 - 1863 John and family lived in what is today West New Brighton.  Ther...

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  • News from S.I. March 10, 1945

    March 10, 1945   Headlines....   Missing Man Held Prisoner by Germans:   Pvt. John L. MARTIN Sends Postcard to West Brighton Parents.  Missing in action since Dec. 21, 1944 he is a prisoner his parents Mr. and Mrs. John F. Martin of 464 ...

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  • Restoration of 3rd Borough President's grave site completed

    Due to the generosity of our members and the current Borough President James Molinaro, we were able to restore the grave site of Calvin D. Van Name as well as 38 other monuments in Lake Cemetery. Our members and supporters MAKE A DIFFERENCE!...

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  • WNBC Airs Quarantine Debate

    For the past few years, Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries as well as thousands of our supporters have worked diligently to protect the remains of immigrants that were found during excavation work at a municipal parking lot on Staten Island.  WNBC aired a segment, see belo...

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  • Sisters of Charity donate statue "In memory of the Children"

    During the 19th century the Staten Island Cemetery offered free burials to children under 2 years of age.  We may never know all of their names, the records tell a sad tale of "3 infants buried", burial of "Child Smith", etc. In 2006 the Sisters o...

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  • Holiday Celebration at Lake Cemetery

    Intermediate School 51 joined the Friends for during our annual Holiday Celebration at Lake Cemetery. The children enjoyed refreshments, decorated a christmas tree and performed a collection of holiday songs....

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  • Fountain Cemetery Plot Restoration

    Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries restores the Barrett Family plot.  Nathaniel Barrett 1795-1865 He is a veteran of the war of 1812, in 1837 he ran a Steamboat, in 1839 he was a postmaster, but Nathaniel is mostly known for the Barrett Tool and Dye Works which was ...

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  • Plot Restoration AFTER - Barrett Family Plot

    This picture is AFTER the restoration of the Barrett Family Plot...

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  • Staten Island Cemetery BEFORE Restoration

    This is a picture of Staten Island Cemetery, Richmond Terrace @ Alaska Street before restoration in 2003...

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  • Staten Island Cemetery AFTER Restoration

    Staten Island Cemetery summer of 2007, inside the cemetery on Richmond Terrace @ Alaska Street...

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  • Van Street Cemetery Records

    By: Lynn Rogers Row 1 1: Hoes, James D. 11/14/1982 Hoes, Alexander P. 4/11/1902 2: Brach, Adam, 11/28/1892 3: Goad, Elizabeth 3/3/1893 4: Donovan, Honora, 4/30/1893 Reach, Michael 8/2/1894 Radriem, Antonio 12/1/1894 5: Brush, John, 5/8/1893...

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  • Quarantine Cemetery Remains in LIMBO

    Remains Of Immigrants Buried Under Parking Lot In 2006 while conducting preliminary testing for the construction of a Court House Facility in St. George, Staten Island, NY approximately 1,000 scattered human remains as well as several complete skeleton remains including...

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  • Dempsey Funeral Home Records

    F.A.C.S.I. maintains the original burial record books from Dempsey and Sons Funeral Directors. They operated in both Bayonne, N.J. and Staten Island from approx. 1860 - 1947. Many of the original correspondence as well as original deeds are in the files. Find out how y...

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  • Maintaining the Island's History

    There were tombstones and paths in Lake/Silvie Cemetery, but they were hidden by weeds, vines and bushes. Six hours after a team of volunteers from Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries cut down and cleared away the overgrowth-which had towered over their heads-much of the ...

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  • Become a Member of Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. Staten Island

    If you would like to join Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. Staten Island, please send check or money order in the amount of $10 (yearly) to: FACSI 115 Lathrop Avenue Staten Island, New York 10314 Please include your name and address and e-mail if you would like ...

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  • Join FACSI mailing list!

    Please join our growing e-mail list. Experience Staten Island history, we provide news and other interesting facts about 19th century S.I. SICemetery@aol.com, indicate that you would like to be included in the e-mail listing. Thank you....

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  • Restoration of Historic Documents

    FACSI is currently seeking methods of computerizing and restoring it's many historical documents, such as; original funeral director's records, original cemetery association books, original burial permits, original ferry transfer/permits, thousands of letters from plot owner...

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  • Adopt a Staten Island Civil War Veteran

    Adopt a Staten Island Civil War Veteran interred in a historic abandoned cemetery. Receive a brief service and person history of your chosen Civil War Veteran printed on a parchment suitable for framing. This is an ongoing project. Listed below are Civil War Veteran's...

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  • Adopt a plot in an abandoned S.I. Cemetery

    Adopt a plot in an abandoned cemetery to maintain. There are hundreds of grave plots in need of maintenance. Adopt a plot to maintain. Minimum of 3 on sites visits a year. F.A.C.S.I. will supply a history of your chosen plot, you maintain. For further i...

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  • Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. S. I. Honored For Efforts to Restore Abandoned Cemeteries

    April 7, 2005, at the Parks Department Headquarters, Manhattan. Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. S. I. was honored at the "Partnerships for Parks Award Luncheon" for their ongoing efforts to restore the historic S. I. abandoned cemeteries. David Rivel, E...

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  • Adopt the Plot of Chief Janes

    Source; Richmond County Advance May 16, 1896 KILLED WHILE ON DUTY Ex-Chief Janes Crushed by Falling Bricks - Wyandotte's House Draped in Mourning. One of the saddest accidents in the annals of the North Shore Fire Department happened on Monday afternoo...

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  • Volunteers Needed!

    F.A.C.S.I. is seeking volunteers to help in many facets of the restoration of the abandoned cemeteries. Please call today to see what volunteer opportunities are available. F.A.C.S.I. can certify community service hours worked. Call Jim Logan 718-981-5657....

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  • Rededication of Lake Cemetery

    On May 27, 2005 FACSI rededicated Historic Lake Cemetery. United States Navy, USS Carr sent a detail of service men to raise the American and MIA/POW flags. The beautiful remembrance garden was constructed and landscaped by South Shore Kiwanis. Local intermediate scho...

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  • 2005 S.I. Civil War Veterans Day 10/29/2005

    By: Lynn Rogers Please join us October 29, 2005 - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. for this years Staten Island Civil War Veteran's Day Celebration at Historic Lake Cemetery, first recorded public burial 1847. This event will feature Civil War Reenactors, a small Civil War camp, milita...

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