Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

It's possible that the rest of Laura's De Rosas are buried in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson. I did a search on Google for "Totowa cemeteries" and came up with a bunch of pages, including some about cemeteries in Passaic county from the Passaic County Historical Society Genealogical Club. One of those pages is a list of people who owned plots at Cedar Lawn in 1917. And one of those plot owners was Raffaele De Rosa.

They also have a page detailing how to get cemetery records from Cedar Lawn. I guess they're one of the big cemeteries there and get a lot of requests, because they apparently charge $25 for the search. It turns out that Cedar Lawn is right next to Calvary, where we visited on Thanksgiving.

The PCHSGC site also includes a brief article about the immigrants who came to work in the silk factories. I wonder if Laura's relatives participated in the strike of 1913.

I also found an interesting site devoted to the history of Paterson.

Posted at 10:47:40 PM