Saturday, September 22, 2012
Because I had finished all but one of the cemeteries I had originally planned to visit, I decided to spend this day in the archives looking up death records and such. The main problem is that finding parking in Downtown Manhattan is more difficult than getting a man pregnant. It took ages to find a parking spot, and it was in a place where you were only allowed to park for one hour. *sigh* So I went into the archives for an hour and hit a complete dead end. I found absolutely nothing, so I went back to my car to move it. And, of course, I could not find another parking spot to save my life, so I gave up on the archives entirely. Since it was still pretty early I decided to go have lunch with a cousin of mine, Joan, who lives in Scarsdale. (This is the same cousin whose second husband's grave I visited at Linden Hill on my first day in NYC.) Find A Grave. There's actually a teensy cemetery adjacent to Rodeph Sholom called Bnai Israel Cemetery which I also walked through during that hour. I was looking for cousins through my grandma Bess (my mother's mother) - Sophie Alpern and her son William. I found them easily, precisely where the man on the phone had told me they would be when I had asked for their plot information weeks earlier.
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