NO COOPERATION, NO INFORMATION.
I found out through some Genealogy research that my Great Grandparents and several of their family had been removed from the Old German Lutheren cemetery in Philadelphia and reintered at this place in a separate section of the cemetery. When I asked for information about the burial site I was directed to the section but there were no visable grave markers. After digging in the turf at some low places about four inches down I found brass plaques for some of the people buried there. I spent hours looking and digging for my Grandparents with no results. When I returned to the officce to seek more information I was told there was none. They said they did not know who was buried where in that section.
Still dismayed and too late in the day to start again I asked for a copy of their interment records for my Genealogy references I was told that they were not permitted to give out that information!! I have been to many many cemeteries in search of family members burial records and NEVER before had any of them refuse to give me copies of records. I aksed to see a supervisor and was told that SHE WAS the supervisor. I happend to have a copy of a census that listed the family and asked her if she would just mark an X next to each person on the census that is also in their records and she refused so I said if I read you a name can you just nod YES or No and reluctantly she agreed.
I believe this organization was provided federal funds to maintain this unique section of the cemetery and I intend to research that. Nowhere can I find a listing of the Board of Directors for this organization to formally complain. If any one has this information please respond to this web site.
Prepaid lot? No problem unless you happened to want to be buried on a Saturday. If this is the case, add 20% additional expense. $2500 for the lots, $585 for Saturday internment.
These people are disgusting, high pressure sales to the grieving, nickle and dime you to death....oh, that's their business model!
I would not be caught dead in this place.
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