Historian’s Open House

Posted on October 20, 2018 by Jennifer Mele under All Cemeteries, Genealogy, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Special Event

An Invitation to Historian’s Open House from our Historian, Kelly Grimaldi –

“I love old cemeteries! Not only do they serve as sacred grounds to hold bodies, once temples of the Holy Spirit, they are filled with wonderful memorials.  I am grateful to the many volunteers that have spent hours transcribing stones in the oldest parts of several Albany Diocesan Cemeteries where records no longer exist.  That information will become accessible to the public soon.

To answer the question of what information we have available now for genealogists, I invite you to visit me in my office at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands for a Historian’s Open House”. 

Saturday, December 15th  from 10 AM – 2 PM
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery- 48 Cemetery Ave. Menands, NY 12204

We have burial records available for the following Diocesan managed cemeteries in my office:

  • St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands
  • St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans
  • St. Agnes Cemetery- Cohoes
  • Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont
  • Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Glenmont
  • St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Troy
  • St. John’s Cemetery, Troy
  • St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy
  • St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford
  • Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Watervliet
  • St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Watervliet
    These Sacred Grounds book- Holiday Graphic

I will also be accepting written requests for research in Most Holy Redeemer’s office for burial records pertaining to the following cemeteries:

  • Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna
  • Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie
  • St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Glenville
  • Holy Cross Cemetery, Rotterdam
  • Sts. Cyril & Method Cemetery- Rotterdam
  • St. Mary’s Cemetery, Schenectady
  • St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schenectady

Copy fees for requested records will be waived during open house.


Two lucky visitors to the open house will win a copy of These Sacred Grounds, a beautiful coffee table book about Historic St. Agnes Cemetery.

Signed copies are available for sale ($35).  Makes a great Christmas gift for the historians or cemetery enthusiasts on your list!”

4 thoughts on “Historian’s Open House

  1. Margaret Risch says:

    Do you do this at any other time of the year?
    I live in Florida. My parents ans sister r buried in Most Holy Redeemer. My great aunt and uncle and daughter(?) and possibly grandfather are buried in Old St. John’s.
    I was working with Mr. Moutain when I was up there two years ago. The O’Neill’s are related to me somehow that I have yet to figure out. My aunt, uncle and cousin are all buried in St. Agnes (Carey”) Joseph, Eleanor (Leonard), Matthew and his aunts Helen, Elizabeth and Marion). Sorry i got so wordy. Thank you for a reply to my initial question.

    1. Jennifer Mele says:

      You can always give Kelly a call and she will be happy to answer questions.

  2. Patricia Mooney says:

    This sounds like a wonderful time! Very informative! Would love to go! Is registration necessary?

    Thank you!

    1. Jennifer Mele says:

      No registration needed. We hope to see you there.

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