Stories in Stone
Preserving History One Gravestone At A Time
Cemeteries are the "Great American Novel" and every gravestone represents a chapter in that novel. This site is our effort in writing a portion of that novel by documenting cemeteries. Of the six counties (Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex) that comprise the "North Country" of New York, we concentrate on Jefferson and Lewis Counties. Our goal is to help preserve the rich history of this portion of the North Country and to assist you in your family research.
Gravestone Photographs and Graves of Veterans
We focus our efforts on documenting cemeteries by photographing every monument, headstone, footstone, and stone fragment in each of the cemeteries we visit. This provides a "snap shot in time" and enables us to help you in documenting your family history. We will provide any gravestone photo in our collection free of charge.
One aspect of documenting cemeteries is to identify as many graves of veterans as possible. While organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Daughters of the War of 1812, various Civil War organizations, etc. have contributed enormously to the identification, preservation, and honoring of the graves of veterans, there are too many veterans whose graves are not marked or honored.
You can help in identifying the graves of veterans. If you know of a veteran buried in either Jefferson or Lewis County that is not listed, please let us know through the Contact page, so we can get them properly annotated.