- Cemetery Services
- Art & Architecture
- In Nature
- Visiting Oakwood
Discovering Your Ancestors
Tracing one's family history has become an exciting hobby for people of all ages. Discovering and recording family information can help individuals and families define who they are, and learn how their ancestors may have impacted the growth of our town, city and even our nation's history.
You can glean information from a number of sources, including local libraries, historical societies and cemeteries. Oakwood Cemetery maintains records dating from the first burial in 1850 to the present day. Information concerning who purchased a family plot, the plot's "residents", birth and death dates, cause of death, where death occurred (in some instances) and next of kin. The records also detail exactly where a loved one is buried. Though our staff resources are limited, we will be happy to assist you in your search in any way we can.
Numerous other genealogical resources many of which are extremely helpful are on the internet can assist you as you search for your long lost relatives.
Numerous genealogical resources on the Internet can be helpful in assisting you with your search. The Mormon Church has photographed our records for microfiche, which are available at local Mormon outlets. The Troy Public Library, Rensselaer County Historical Society, The Rensselaer County Courthouse, and the New York State Library contain any number of genealogical records. The Capital District Genealogical Society is a membership-based organization that meets monthly to discuss new resources available to researchers.