Due to the weather conditions, the cemetery’s grounds are closed to the general public for walking and sightseeing, however, the cemetery’s administration office is open. The cemetery’s grounds are open to vehicular traffic for visitation of loved ones, however, please be aware that conditions might not be suitable for visitors to walk to the gravesite, and visitors will have to make that determination when they arrive. Pedestrians coming to visit loved ones may be escorted by our security personnel, to the gravesite, but there is no guarantee that the security personnel will be able to find the location due to conditions at the gravesite.
Research Your Family Tree - The Woodlawn Cemetery
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Research Your Family Tree
Woodlawn is here to help connect you with your family. Our knowledgeable staff can help you navigate the millions of records that provide information on the lives of those who rest in our care, the memorials on our grounds and the history of this historic landmark.
All records on interment, lot ownership and locations are kept onsite. Thanks to our generous donation made in 2006 to the Avery Architectural and Fine Art Library at Columbia University, our records documenting memorial design and the development of the cemetery are preserved.
You May Also Look to Woodlawn In Order to:
CONFIRM A BURIAL
Contact us by email at email@example.com or phone at (718) 920-0500, and we will confirm if the individual(s) of interest are at Woodlawn. We will provide you with an estimate of what it will cost to obtain their records.
OBTAIN BURIAL & MEMORIAL RECORDS
The Woodlawn Cemetery charges:
$57 for the first record associated with copying interment or memorial records and lot cards and for photographing memorials
$10 for each additional person.
Fill out our research request form, and we will send you an estimate of the cost for pulling and copying the records.
Please contact us before you arrive at our administrative office so that we can pull your records in advance. We provide a copy of the lot card and directions to the gravesite free of charge when you come in person. As a courtesy to our daily funeral services, we ask you arrive before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m.
We welcome students, scholars and family historians who wish to come onsite to research The Woodlawn Cemetery and those in our care. Let us know about your project, what records you are interested in and how we can help you before you visit. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USING OUR ARCHIVES
The cemetery does not allow researchers to access our archives, but we will pull the records before you visit. We charge $53 an hour for staff time associated with organizing records and making copies. To make an appointment, email us at email@example.com. You can search the catalog of records stored at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library or obtain information about making an appointment by clicking here.
SHARE YOUR RESEARCH
We welcome all researchers to share their discoveries and family history with the cemetery. If you would like to include information in our growing biography database or include a veteran’s name on our roster, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.