Green-Wood Cemetery launches Green-ealogy program to help residents build family tree

Green-ealogy is aiming to help residents connect the dots of their family history. (1/29/14)

BROOKYLN - The Green-Wood Cemetery has launched a program called Green-ealogy in an effort to help residents connect the dots of their family tree.

The Green-ealogy program has employees searching through records for paying residents in order to find information on their families. The service has been so popular, that they are averaging about 25 requests per week.

Researchers estimate that 20 million people can trace their history to those buried in Green-Wood, which total more than 500,000 people.

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To take part in the program, request forms can be filled out at the Green-Wood Cemetery website. The cost of the research is $28 for 30 minutes.

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