Rochester Area Cemetery Records

Most of the records in this collection are plot records showing the location of burial plots in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Mount Hope is American's first municipal, Victorian cemetery, dedicated in 1838 in Rochester, NY. The cemetery covers 196 acres of hills and valleys created by retreating glaciers, and is the final resting place of some notable figures in American History, including Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.

Each book contains a cemetery map and the applicable Section or Range map with guide information showing headstones located at outside borders. Maps and accessibility have been provided courtesy of Mount Hope Cemetery. Use of interment indexes to locate the burial location is recommended to use these records fully. They are available at the University of Rochester web site. There is also a way to search burials from 1838-1906 on the RGS web site. Further information about the cemetery is available on the City of Rochester website and the Rochester History list from the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County.

Collection owner: Rochester Genealogical Society