The Random Genealogist, in the spirit of the event, decided to look for and photograph the Alpine Cemetery in Alpine New York. I look at the web site indicated there are 4 photo requests, 179 persons located in the cemetery and 0% of the cemetery photographed so far. One problem, this is an old pioneer cemetery and Find A Grave did not provide a location. undaunted at this minor detail, I set out for Alpine, a very small hamlet in Schuyler County New York. We drove up and down and no sign of a cemetery anywhere. Finally, as the sun was setting yesterday, I stopped and asked a couple who looked like they may know something about the local area. They did, indeed. They informed me that there is an old, little known cemetery, off of Oak Hill Road on the property of a local businessman. They indicated that the cemetery is up on a hill and back a distance from the road. They cautioned to make sure I get permission from the home owner before setting out, as he owns the cemetery and is particular about his property. Good advice and appreciated. Unfortunately, I have not been able to contact him yet, and it is raining here today. Still, it is my plan to complete this mission in a day or two and post the photos here and also on Find A Grave. Once I have had a look at the cemetery I will report back on it's condition and will attempt to do a couple of histories for some of the families I find there. So, Stay tuned, there is more to come.
Also, as I was not able to get to Alpine Cemetery yesterday,I stopped by the Cayuta Cemetery on State Route 224 and picked a few families to do histories on, and took pictures of the graves. I hope to have something up on that before the weekend comes to a close. In the mean time, have a happy and safe Columbus Day weekend.