The Irish / British Genealogy Group Message Board › FUNERAL HOME RECORDS - DEMPSEY FUNERL HOME (STATEN ISLAND / NJ)
New York, NY
From the talk on Saturday we learned from Lynn Rogers of The Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries about a FREE great resource - one that she compiled and put together. Perhaps may prove beneficial to someone in the group. Let me know if you find a record that helps with your family history.
The Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries has a collection of original Dempsey & Son's Funeral home books and records. Dempsey operated as an undertaker having businesses on Staten Island, NY and Bayonne, NJ for about 100 years. At one time, Dempsey served as the Coroner for S.I. and Bayonne. Dempsey & Son's mostly buried Irish/Catholics but not exclusively. As these books are transcribed FACSI will make them available for genealogy research. Please note that some of the entries are faded and hard to read and were transcribed to the best of our ability. Also note that Dempsey was in business and these records are a recording of his transactions and in a small number of entries the dates may be of the date of burial and not the date of death.
Lynn Rogers has typed the data and made it available free for all. Please see the FACSI website at FACSI for more information about this worthwhile organization. Many thanks to Lynn for her generosity!
FACSI has donated the entire Dempsey collection to the Staten Island Museum. Contact Cara Dellatte, archivist, 718-727-1135 or CDellatte at statenislandmuseum dot org for additional research.