Collection Category: Cemetery | Collection Type: Text & Images | Location: Kings County

This collection contains transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries located in Kings County, New York.

Some volumes are searchable; others can only be browsed by image.

Read below for a complete list of all cemeteries included in this collection. Click the waypoint links to view images from that cemetery.

Assorted Cemeteries in Brooklyn

This volume contains transcriptions of gravestones from several small cemeteries in Brooklyn, NY.

The digitized images from this volume can be browsed, but cannot currently be searched. Click the waypoint links below to view transcriptions from each cemetery. 

These inscriptions were copied by Josephine C. Frost in 1913 and 1914. She notes in her introduction that these transcriptions are intended to be used in conjunction with the ones published in 1882 by the Kings County Genealogical Club. Please note that names in Frost’s copies were not included Kings County Genealogical Club Collections, and vice versa.

Cedar Grove Cemetery

This volume contains transcriptions of records related to the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Kings County, NY.

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Each ledger entry gives Cedar Grove Cemetery lot number, the lot owner name, and also the lot number from Union Cemetery, if applicable (some remains from Union Cemetery were reinterred at Cedar Grove Cemetery). 

These transcriptions were compiled by Frank A. Biebel in 2007.

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The Old Union Cemetery, 1844 – 1851

This volume contains transcriptions of records related to the Old Union Cemetery in Kings County, NY.

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This cemetery served as a joint burial ground for the Associated Methodist Protestant Church of New York (Attorney Street) and the Methodist Protestant Church of the Village of Williamsburgh (Grand Street).

The cemetery had a relatively short life, as changing laws in Brooklyn prevented its growth, and the churches eventually decided to relocate the cemetery.

No burial records of any kind have been found, but this work gleans everything possible from the records related to the sale of cemetery lots. Information is organized alphabetically by last name, and includes any relevant details of historical/genealogical relevance.

These transcriptions were compiled by Frank A. Biebel and published in 2007.

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The Union Cemetery

This volume contains transcriptions of records related to The Union Cemetery in Kings County, NY.

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Information includes:

  1. Name of interred
  2. Removal box number
  3. Age
  4. Date interred in Union Cemetery
  5. Location within Union Cemetery

There are also detailed notes about the cemetery history, and many interesting transcriptions of records related to the cemetery overall.

These transcriptions were compiled by Frank A. Biebel and published in 2007.

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Suggested citation for this collection:

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, “Kings County Cemetery Records” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2019.