Mount Carmel Cemetery (Queens, New York)
The main section is in Glendale, Queens, and has more than 85,000 occupied plots. A new section was opened in nearby Ridgewood.
The Rural Cemetery Act, a New York City ban on new Manhattan cemeteries effective 1850, led to the opening of new ones in Brooklyn and Queens areas that form an area collectively called Cemetery Belt.
Over a dozen major Jewish cemeteries opened. Some of these have web sites that allow searching for buried friends and relatives.
- Howard Kramer. "The Complete Pilgrim, Religious Travel Site".
- ex. www.MountHebronCemetery.com/search.asp
- official web site
- A blogger's sampling of Famous Lower East Siders buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery
- Some info re other Cemetery Belt cemeteries