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
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!”