Green-Wood Cemetery helps people search for roots
You may be someone who’s been in Brooklyn for five generations searching for news of your long-lost uncle. Or you may be someone from the Midwest who’s never been to Brooklyn, but who has heard rumors that some of your ancestors lived in Brooklyn in the late 19th century.
Either way, you may be able to find out more about your family, thanks to “Green-ealogy” – a new genealogical research program launched by the Green-Wood Historic Fund and historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Green-Wood is the oldest active cemetery in Brooklyn, and was its largest green space before the construction of Prospect Park.